Soul Calibur V seems to be going after some sort of record when it comes to collaboration and outsourcing. In addition to having CyberConnect 2 work on their story mode and Creative Intelligence Arts/Forcewick Sound Design working on their audio, Namco has also revealed that Bayonetta character designer Mari Shimazaki is contributing costumes to the game.
Shimazaki will be working on alternate costumes for Ivy and Tira as well as the default costume for Leixia. Given Shimazaki’s work on Bayonetta, the character was also considered as a possible guest character for the series. However, her hair attacks proved to be too elaborate and animating her magical attacks would not have fit in the games tight schedule.
Source (and images) from 1Up.com.