Dragon Ball Z Costumes FAQ
What does Goku's gi say?
Goku’s clothing actually changes symbols four times. The first symbol Goku wore was the kanji for turtle after his training under the turtle sage. After that, the symbol that Goku wears on his gi changes, although it only changed on the back side and it was present for a short period of time. It combines the kanji symbols for king and world, named for King Kai, the King of Worlds.
Goku’s third gi completely gets rid of the turtle symbol, replacing the front and back patches for the “go” symbol— short for Goku. He wears this uniform until it is finally destroyed (like so many of his others), and he doesn’t wear a symbol on any of his clothes for the rest of the DBZ series. In a later Dragon Ball series, Goku receives one other symbol. It’s not a kanji, but the personal symbol of Whis.
What are Goku clothes called?
Goku’s martial arts clothing is a gi. They have also been referred to as keikogi, aka “training clothes” or dogi, meaning “clothes of the way” or “martial arts uniform”.
What is Goku wearing?
Goku’s most iconic clothing is his orange and blue gi. However, he does have quite a few other outfits that he wears throughout the Dragon Ball tv series. Several of his training outfits were different colors, and he temporarily wears clothing and armor when on other worlds, including Saiyan armor, a Yardrat outfit and a Daishinkan outfit.