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13th Oct '17 4:48:41 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'': In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/323071/74/group-precipitation/living-nightmares-by-jenna-cipher Living Nightmares]]:
--> Darth Rarity, Sweetie Skywalker, Chief Engineer Applebloom 'Scotty' Scot, Invader Spike, and Rainbow Caboose.\\
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"Don't take magical inspiration from ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Peppy the Vampire Stabber]]''?"

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* ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'': In [[https://www."[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/323071/74/group-precipitation/living-nightmares-by-jenna-cipher Living Nightmares]]:
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Nightmares]]", Twilight performs an experimental costume-related spell that results in the creation of Darth Rarity, Sweetie Skywalker, Chief Engineer Applebloom 'Scotty' Scot, Invader Spike, and Rainbow Caboose.\\
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Caboose.
-->'''Sunset:''' "What have we learned, Twilight?"\\
'''Twilight:'''
"Don't take magical inspiration from ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Peppy the Vampire Stabber]]''?"Stabber]]''?"\\
'''Sunset:''' "I meant test new spells in a controlled environment, but that's probably a good rule of thumb as well."



* Most legendary skins in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' give the characters additional lines and/or change existing ones to fit the skin's theme. Hanzo's Lone Wolf and Okami[[note]]Japanese for "wolf"[[/note]] skins are the strongest examples, as they not only replace all dragon-related lines with wolf-related ones (i.e. "See through the dragon's eyes" is changed to "See through the wolf's eyes"), but they also change the dragons that spawn from his Ultimate into wolves, complete with a chorus of howls.

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* Most legendary skins in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' give the characters additional lines and/or change existing ones to fit the skin's theme. theme.
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Hanzo's Lone Wolf and Okami[[note]]Japanese for "wolf"[[/note]] skins are the strongest very good examples, as they not only replace all dragon-related lines with wolf-related ones (i.e. "See through the dragon's eyes" is changed to "See through the wolf's eyes"), but they also change the dragons that spawn from his Ultimate into wolves, complete with a chorus of howls.howls.
** Another good example is Zenyatta's Cultist skin from the 2017 Halloween event, which turns him into a mechanical {{Cthulhumanoid}}. His voice lines are normally very tranquil and reflect his insightful and {{religious|Robot}} nature, but with this skin become darker, more menacing, and bring eldritch themes to mind -- "the Iris embraces you" becomes "the Iris consumes you", "experience tranquility" becomes "experience... nothingness". Also, the three pairs of holographic arms that appear during his ultimate ability are replaced by three pairs of jointed mechanical tentacles.



* Website/{{Fenspace}}: Accidental or malicious handwavium ingestion while cosplaying can have this effect. The most drastic example in Fenspace canon to date is a guy who turned a truck a detailed replica of Optimus Prime's vehicle mode, got shot by a police sniper after being mistaken for a terrorist, passed out in the cab after getting handwavium in the wound from a pipe that got burst by a bullet and woke up as a Transformer. [[CursedWithAwesome He wasn't too upset about it]]. Less spectacular transformations include someone who got turned into a {{cyborg}} after neglecting to wash the handwavium residue off the inside of their PoweredArmour before putting it on for the first time and a girl who became the first {{catgirl}} after eating food contaminated with handwavium while in a catgirl costume.
8th Oct '17 3:13:07 PM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/OversaturatedWorld'': In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/323071/74/group-precipitation/living-nightmares-by-jenna-cipher Living Nightmares]]:
--> Darth Rarity, Sweetie Skywalker, Chief Engineer Applebloom 'Scotty' Scot, Invader Spike, and Rainbow Caboose.\\
\\
"Don't take magical inspiration from ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Peppy the Vampire Stabber]]''?"
16th Aug '17 1:44:11 PM NeversideFaerie
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* There is an episode of a BBC Schools programme called ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicKey'' which plays this trope to a T. The children are about to go to a fancy dress party when, like in every episode, they are sucked into a magical world via the Magic Key. In this one they meet a farmer whose crops are being eaten by a group of rooks, led by an anthropomorphic leader called the Rook King. When the children try to help the farmer, the Rook King turns them all into their costumes using his staff and they have to work out a plan to defeat him whilst trapped in their new forms. Once they capture him and get hold of the staff, they turn back to normal.
22nd May '17 8:54:51 AM Andyroid
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* This is a gameplay mechanic in ''VideoGame/CostumeQuest'', a UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork and XboxLiveArcade title from [[Creator/TimSchafer Double Fine]].
* ''KidChameleon'' on the Sega Genesis as the main gameplay mechanic.

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* This is a gameplay mechanic in ''VideoGame/CostumeQuest'', the Creator/DoubleFine RPG ''VideoGame/CostumeQuest''. You play a UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork and XboxLiveArcade title kid who has to rescue their sibling from [[Creator/TimSchafer Double Fine]].
evil goblins using powers channeled through their costume.
* ''KidChameleon'' ''VideoGame/KidChameleon'' on the Sega Genesis as the main gameplay mechanic.mechanic. The eponymous Kid Chameleon gains different powers and costumes from various mask power-ups found throughout the game.
12th May '17 1:33:48 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' Timmy wishes for this to happen on Halloween -- unfortunately for him, his wording of the wish prevents him from unwishing it. He wanted everyone's costumes to be "real and scary"... and his fairy god parents just had to dress as a "floating human janitor" and a "floating human nurse".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' Timmy wishes for this to happen on Halloween -- unfortunately for him, his wording of the wish prevents him from unwishing it. He wanted everyone's costumes to be "real and scary"... and his fairy god parents just had to dress as a "floating human janitor" and a "floating human nurse". Even worse, the popular kids were dressed as Crash Nebula villains capable of forming a doomsday device that can blow up a planet.
12th May '17 1:28:58 PM Eddy1215
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* The Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie ''Film/{{Halloweentown}} II'' had this, with the villain planning on turning every human who dressed as a monster into that monster (and conversely turning monsters in humans). He even had the heroine's mother wear a horrific mask so that she would become a terrifying monster.

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* The Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie ''Film/{{Halloweentown}} II'' had this, with the villain planning on turning every human who dressed as a monster into that monster (and conversely turning monsters in into humans). He even had the heroine's mother wear a horrific mask so that she would become a terrifying monster.
12th May '17 1:15:47 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "Treehouse of Horror XVI" third segment, "I've Grown a Costume on Your Face," a witch curses the town by making them become their costumes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "Treehouse the third segment of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E4TreehouseOfHorrorXVI Treehouse of Horror XVI" third segment, XVI]]", "I've Grown a Costume on Your Face," a witch curses the everyone in town by making them become their costumes.
12th May '17 1:11:12 PM Theriocephalus
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* Accidental or malicious [[Website/{{Fenspace}} handwavium]] ingestion while cosplaying can have this effect. The most drastic example in Fenspace canon to date is a guy who turned a truck a detailed replica of Optimus Prime's vehicle mode, got shot by a police sniper after being mistaken for a terrorist, passed out in the cab after somehow getting handwavium in the wound and woke up as a Transformer. [[CursedWithAwesome He wasn't too upset about it.]] Less spectacular transformations include someone who got turned into a {{cyborg}} after neglecting to wash the handwavium residue off the inside of their PoweredArmour before putting it on for the first time.

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* Website/{{Fenspace}}: Accidental or malicious [[Website/{{Fenspace}} handwavium]] handwavium ingestion while cosplaying can have this effect. The most drastic example in Fenspace canon to date is a guy who turned a truck a detailed replica of Optimus Prime's vehicle mode, got shot by a police sniper after being mistaken for a terrorist, passed out in the cab after somehow getting handwavium in the wound from a pipe that got burst by a bullet and woke up as a Transformer. [[CursedWithAwesome He wasn't too upset about it.]] it]]. Less spectacular transformations include someone who got turned into a {{cyborg}} after neglecting to wash the handwavium residue off the inside of their PoweredArmour before putting it on for the first time.time and a girl who became the first {{catgirl}} after eating food contaminated with handwavium while in a catgirl costume.
4th Apr '17 3:36:20 PM Theriocephalus
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* The [[http://shifti.org/wiki/Xanadu_(setting) Xanadu storyverse]] is all about this. At a costume convention with ten thousand in attendance, costumes become real and those wearing them are changed. Mentally the transformation varies from person to person, from "Suddenly my costume is much more accurate" to "Where am I, what is this planet?", due to each costumed person technically being turned into what they perceived their costume as being -- as such, two people in the same exact costume would still turn into different things based on their knowledge and interpretation of the character they had come as, how "in-chracter" they were, what they were thinking or doing at the moment they transformed, and so on. There is also the "clothing curse", which affected some, but not all, of the transformed people and caused any clothing they put on to transform in the closest equivalent that would be "appropriate" for their character to wear[[note]]so for instance anything a Jedi would put would transform into a set of robes[[/note]]. Stories tend to be either UsefulNotes/{{furry|Fandom}} or WelcomeToTheRealWorld.

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* The [[http://shifti.org/wiki/Xanadu_(setting) Xanadu storyverse]] is all about this. At a costume convention with ten thousand in attendance, costumes become real and those wearing them are changed. Mentally the transformation varies from person to person, from "Suddenly my costume is much more accurate" to "Where am I, what is this planet?", due to each costumed person technically being turned into what they perceived their costume as being -- as such, two people in the same exact costume would still turn into different things based on their knowledge and interpretation of the character they had come as, how "in-chracter" "in-character" they were, what they were thinking or doing at the moment they transformed, and so on. There is also the "clothing curse", which affected some, but not all, of the transformed people and caused any clothing they put on to transform in the closest equivalent that would be "appropriate" for their character to wear[[note]]so for instance anything a Jedi would put would transform into a set of robes[[/note]]. Stories tend to be either UsefulNotes/{{furry|Fandom}} or WelcomeToTheRealWorld.
4th Apr '17 3:32:49 PM Theriocephalus
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* The [[http://shifti.org/wiki/Xanadu_(setting) Xanadu storyverse]] is all about this. At a costume convention with ten thousand in attendance, costumes become real and those wearing them are changed. Mentally the transformation varies from person to person, from "Suddenly my costume is much more accurate" to "Where am I, what is this planet?" Stories tend to be either UsefulNotes/{{furry|Fandom}} or WelcomeToTheRealWorld.

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* The [[http://shifti.org/wiki/Xanadu_(setting) Xanadu storyverse]] is all about this. At a costume convention with ten thousand in attendance, costumes become real and those wearing them are changed. Mentally the transformation varies from person to person, from "Suddenly my costume is much more accurate" to "Where am I, what is this planet?" planet?", due to each costumed person technically being turned into what they perceived their costume as being -- as such, two people in the same exact costume would still turn into different things based on their knowledge and interpretation of the character they had come as, how "in-chracter" they were, what they were thinking or doing at the moment they transformed, and so on. There is also the "clothing curse", which affected some, but not all, of the transformed people and caused any clothing they put on to transform in the closest equivalent that would be "appropriate" for their character to wear[[note]]so for instance anything a Jedi would put would transform into a set of robes[[/note]]. Stories tend to be either UsefulNotes/{{furry|Fandom}} or WelcomeToTheRealWorld.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' Timmy wishes for this to happen on Halloween - unfortunately for him, his wording of the wish prevents him from unwishing it. He wanted everyone's costumes to be "real and scary"... and his fairy god parents just had to dress as a "floating human janitor" and a "floating human nurse".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' Timmy wishes for this to happen on Halloween - -- unfortunately for him, his wording of the wish prevents him from unwishing it. He wanted everyone's costumes to be "real and scary"... and his fairy god parents just had to dress as a "floating human janitor" and a "floating human nurse".



* Without the Halloween aspect, this was the premise of the 1980s children's animation ''MrBenn''. Mr. Benn (a bowler-hatted Everyman) would visit a magical costume shop, try on a costume and become that character - spaceman, cowboy, prisoner, clown...

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* Without the Halloween aspect, this was the premise of the 1980s children's animation ''MrBenn''. Mr. Benn (a bowler-hatted Everyman) would visit a magical costume shop, try on a costume and become that character - -- spaceman, cowboy, prisoner, clown...
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