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13th Oct '17 2:44:48 PM StFan
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** This continues in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames Friendship Games]]'', as Rarity makes entire racks of potential costumes for Pinkie, RD, AJ and Fluttershy. When she rolls Pinkie's rack to her, Pinkie pops out of it wearing a pirate's bandana and eyepatch -- despite there not being a pirate costume on the rack. She also yanks a form-fitting spandex outfit onto Rainbow Dash in one head-to-toe pull -- and the skirt RD was wearing obligingly disappears.

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** This continues in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames Friendship Games]]'', as Rarity makes entire racks of potential costumes for Pinkie, RD, AJ and Fluttershy. When she rolls Pinkie's rack to her, Pinkie pops out of it wearing a pirate's bandana and eyepatch -- despite there not being a pirate costume on the rack. She also yanks a form-fitting spandex soccer outfit onto Rainbow Dash in one head-to-toe pull -- and the skirt RD was wearing obligingly disappears.



-->'''Stan:''' How'd you get dressed so quick?
-->'''Ollie:''' None of your business!

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-->'''Stan:''' How'd you get dressed so quick?
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'''Ollie:'''
None of your business!



* PlayedForLaughs in the third ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun]]'' movie. Jane, having [[ReadyForLovemaking dressed up for a sexy night]] with her husband, storms into the bedroom after an argument with him--and then storms back out not five seconds later in full traveling clothes.

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* PlayedForLaughs in the third ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun]]'' movie. Jane, having [[ReadyForLovemaking dressed up for a sexy night]] with her husband, storms into the bedroom after an argument with him--and him -- and then storms back out not five seconds later in full traveling clothes.



* ''Series/{{Conan}}'' - when he goes into a mock-awards show segment, Conan O'Brien has a prop man come onstage with a one-piece formal wear jacket/shirt/tie that's open on the back, and slips it on over his suit.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has [[MusicalEpisode "Once More, with Feeling"]] (Season 6, Episode 7). Sweet the dancing demon can change his suit color at eye-blinking speed, and being cool at that.

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* ''Series/{{Conan}}'' - when ''Series/{{Conan}}'': When he goes into a mock-awards show segment, Conan O'Brien has a prop man come onstage with a one-piece formal wear jacket/shirt/tie that's open on the back, and slips it on over his suit.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has [[MusicalEpisode "Once "[[MusicalEpisode Once More, with Feeling"]] Feeling]]" (Season 6, Episode 7). Sweet the dancing demon can change his suit color at eye-blinking speed, and being cool at that.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hells Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, E22)]], Jake is able to find a whole new outfit while camping outside an abandoned ghost town. He has exchanged his ACU for a black hooded sweatshirt, tan jacket, jeans, and brown boots. He also has found a tent somehow.
** In the season eight episode [[SupernaturalS08E07ALittleSliceOfKevin "A Little Slice of Kevin" (S08, E07)]], Castiel walks into a motel bathroom covered in dirt, unshaven, and still wearing [[spoiler:his mental patient scrubs]] under his trench coat. In approximately twenty seconds he walks back out, shaved and immaculate in a suit and tie again. Justified as his angelic abilities give him rather vaguely specified control over his outfit and hygiene.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
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** In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo All Hells Breaks Loose, Part Two" Two]]" (S02, E22)]], E22), Jake is able to find a whole new outfit while camping outside an abandoned ghost town. He has exchanged his ACU for a black hooded sweatshirt, tan jacket, jeans, and brown boots. He also has found a tent somehow.
** In the season eight episode [[SupernaturalS08E07ALittleSliceOfKevin "A "[[SupernaturalS08E07ALittleSliceOfKevin A Little Slice of Kevin" Kevin]]" (S08, E07)]], E07), Castiel walks into a motel bathroom covered in dirt, unshaven, and still wearing [[spoiler:his mental patient scrubs]] under his trench coat. In approximately twenty seconds he walks back out, shaved and immaculate in a suit and tie again. Justified as his angelic abilities give him rather vaguely specified control over his outfit and hygiene.



** That can be a secondary use for some transformation spells like "Alter Self". You can merge your current clothes and equipment into the new form (which can look like your regular appearance, in fact) and then dress differently. Then, by dismissing the spell any clothes added after the transformation just fall, and you're back in full gear.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has alternate costumes for most of the party members, which can be accessed while on the battlefield. Although the characters usually complain about [[AwesomeButImpractical how hard they are to move in]], or [[{{Stripperiffic}} how embarrassing they are to wear]], but never do they complain about apparently having to change into them in front of their friends.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' has alternate costumes for most of the party members, which can be accessed while on the battlefield. Although the characters usually complain about [[AwesomeButImpractical how hard they are to move in]], or [[{{Stripperiffic}} how embarrassing they are to wear]], but never do they complain about apparently having to change into them in front of their friends.



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* For a period of time in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' when Simmons defected to the Blue Team, he donned red armor painted blue. When he switched back to the Red Team, he changed his armor back mid-conversation. When Grif asks how he did that, he explains it being a fast changer, due to being shy about others seeing him.
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* Nanase of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has a spell that [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2008-06-23 allows her]] [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2008-06-25 to do this]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' [[TheFairFolk Jareth]] can do this as an [[FlightStrengthHeart addition]] to or [[MundaneUtility creative application]] of his [[TimeMaster other]] [[SpaceMaster assorted]] [[DreamWeaver powers]]. Prone to also InstantCosplaySurprise the others.
** The ''Kings War arc'' revealed that this is an inherent side-effect of his magic. So when someone else wields it, that someone has even less control over his clothing changes, or the people's standing near him.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' [[TheFairFolk Jareth]] can do this as an [[FlightStrengthHeart addition]] to or [[MundaneUtility creative application]] of his [[TimeMaster other]] [[SpaceMaster assorted]] [[DreamWeaver powers]]. Prone to also InstantCosplaySurprise the others.
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others. The ''Kings War arc'' revealed that this is an inherent side-effect of his magic. So when someone else wields it, that someone has even less control over his clothing changes, or the people's standing near him.



* For a period of time in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' when Simmons defected to the Blue Team, he donned red armor painted blue. When he switched back to the Red Team, he changed his armor back mid-conversation. When Grif asks how he did that, he explains it being a fast changer, due to being shy about others seeing him.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats 2011}}'' {{Turncoat}} General Grune has a full ten seconds to complete an EvilCostumeSwitch, complete with an InsigniaRipOffRitual, FlungClothing and removal and replacement of a ''full suit of armor.'' While his enemies ''watch.'' He also finds time to tease his beard into a messier, [[BeardOfEvil more evil]] look.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats 2011}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' {{Turncoat}} General Grune has a full ten seconds to complete an EvilCostumeSwitch, complete with an InsigniaRipOffRitual, FlungClothing and removal and replacement of a ''full suit of armor.'' While his enemies ''watch.'' He also finds time to tease his beard into a messier, [[BeardOfEvil more evil]] look.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Just before the Bontarian Gobbowl match, at the doors of the stadium, Ruel's team players get outfitted -- which is okay since the gear is mostly put above their regular clothes. But Amalia and Eva also get to change into cheerleader outfits at the same time, while in the previous scene they were [[LimitedWardrobe dressed as usual]]. [[FridgeLogic When (and where) did they do that?]]



5th Oct '17 9:29:07 AM skteosk
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* Played with in the twelfth season of ''Series/DoctorWho'', when a four-story arc of continuous action was [[RealLifeWritesThePlot filmed out of order]] and Sarah was given a completely different costume in the fourth story to the one she'd been wearing at the end of the first and throughout the second. Towards the end of the third story (the last to be filmed), the Doctor finds some explosives in a locker...and Sarah's costume from the next story, which he casually hands to her before they walk away. When they arrive at their next location, Sarah is suddenly wearing the new outfit.
5th Oct '17 4:36:48 AM Doug86
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* The 1940's ''WesternAnimation/{{Superman}}'' shorts would almost always carry a scene where Clark Kent, after being "KO'd" by the weeks villains, changes clothes in about 10 seconds in a phone booth. When those weren't available, he would change just as quickly in another conveniently hidden location with curiously good lighting, throwing his silhouette on a wall or screen so the animators could save on costs, no doubt.

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* The 1940's ''WesternAnimation/{{Superman}}'' shorts WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons of the 1940s would almost always carry a scene where Clark Kent, after being "KO'd" by the weeks villains, changes clothes in about 10 seconds in a phone booth. When those weren't available, he would change just as quickly in another conveniently hidden location with curiously good lighting, throwing his silhouette on a wall or screen so the animators could save on costs, no doubt.
13th Sep '17 7:53:06 AM Willbyr
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4th Sep '17 12:19:03 AM Robbyn
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* Used in the ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' episode "Cosplay of the Soul" when Pierre changes rapidly between costumes of his teammates, defying multiple laws of physics and logic in the process.
* Characters in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' will often shed (or put on) disguises in the span of one panel with no breaks in the action. Sometimes, mid-leap, mid-dialogue, or ''mid-attack''. Or do the same to ''[[InstantCosplaySurprise other people]]''.

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* Used in the ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' episode "Cosplay The fact that Tokiko of the Soul" when Pierre changes ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' can change her clothes very rapidly between costumes of his teammates, defying multiple laws of physics and logic is explicitly mentioned in the process.
* Characters in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' will often shed (or put on) disguises in the span of one panel with no breaks in the action. Sometimes, mid-leap, mid-dialogue, or ''mid-attack''. Or do the same to ''[[InstantCosplaySurprise other people]]''.
her character profile.



* In the eighth ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movie Goku starts out wearing a suit rather than his trademark orange gi, as Chichi is taking him with her to talk with a prestigious school in hopes that Gohan will be able to attend. When he takes off to King Kai's planet after being warned of a new danger, he realizes he's still in different duds that his usual ones. One quick backflip into the air and when he lands he's back in his more familiar outfit.
* This is essentially [[ActionGirl Erza's]] ability in ''Manga/FairyTail'', where said clothes (for the most part) are different forms of armour and with various types of weaponry. It thus makes the whole RunningGag about the amount of luggage she takes with her when travelling [[FridgeLogic all the funnier.]]
* Used in the ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' episode "Cosplay of the Soul" when Pierre changes rapidly between costumes of his teammates, defying multiple laws of physics and logic in the process.



* Characters in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' will often shed (or put on) disguises in the span of one panel with no breaks in the action. Sometimes, mid-leap, mid-dialogue, or ''mid-attack''. Or do the same to ''[[InstantCosplaySurprise other people]]''.
* Happens in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', overlapping with TransformationIsAFreeAction, when the girls change from their normal clothes to their [[{{Superhero}} Sailor Senshi]] clothes.
** A straighter example usually happens when the bad guy reveals themselves to the VictimOfTheWeek.



* The fact that Tokiko of ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' can change her clothes very rapidly is explicitly mentioned in her character profile.
* This is essentially [[ActionGirl Erza's]] ability in ''Manga/FairyTail'', where said clothes (for the most part) are different forms of armour and with various types of weaponry. It thus makes the whole RunningGag about the amount of luggage she takes with her when travelling [[FridgeLogic all the funnier.]]
* Happens in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', overlapping with TransformationIsAFreeAction, when the girls change from their normal clothes to their [[{{Superhero}} Sailor Senshi]] clothes.
** A straighter example usually happens when the bad guy reveals themselves to the VictimOfTheWeek.
* In the eighth ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movie Goku starts out wearing a suit rather than his trademark orange gi, as Chichi is taking him with her to talk with a prestigious school in hopes that Gohan will be able to attend. When he takes off to King Kai's planet after being warned of a new danger, he realizes he's still in different duds that his usual ones. One quick backflip into the air and when he lands he's back in his more familiar outfit.



* Happens many times in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'', most notably when Stella changes into a journalist outfit in the blink of an eye simply standing on an elevated platform as the clothes instantly materialize around her.


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* Happens many times in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'', most notably when Stella changes into a journalist outfit in the blink of an eye simply standing on an elevated platform as the clothes instantly materialize around her.
13th Jul '17 11:36:48 AM Kafkesque
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* PlayedForLaughs in the third ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun]]'' movie. Jane, having [[ReadyForLovemaking dressed up for a sexy night]] with her husband, storms into the bedroom after an argument with him--and then storms back out not five seconds later in full traveling clothes.
7th Jul '17 2:19:57 PM FranksGirl
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* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'', as the Bat-Family is escaping Arkham. Robin rips his orange prison jumpsuit off ''as he is running'' to reveal his Robin-costume, without a single pause or stumble.
-->'''Robin:''' RRRRRRRRRRRRRRIP!
24th Jun '17 2:20:50 AM jormis29
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* Subverted and spoofed in the trailer for ''Film/Deadpool2''. The trailer shows Wade Wilson witnessing a robbery and then rushing into a phone booth to change into his Deadpool costume. But by the time he finishes changing, the robber has already shot his victim and escaped. Deadpool soon admits he probably should have just called 911.

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* Subverted and spoofed in the trailer for ''Film/Deadpool2''. The trailer shows ''Film/DeadpoolNoGoodDeed''. Wade Wilson witnessing witnesses a robbery and then rushing rushes into a phone booth to change into his Deadpool costume. But by the time he finishes changing, the robber has already shot his victim and escaped. Deadpool soon admits he probably should have just called 911.
21st Jun '17 6:02:23 PM ANTMuddle
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Compare FlungClothing and ConvenientColorChange. See also TalkingIsAFreeAction for another action that can't be bothered to be restrained realistically by time. Closely related to TransformationIsAFreeAction, as well as the HyperspaceWardrobe. Can overlap with ToTheBatpole.

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Compare FlungClothing and ConvenientColorChange. See also TalkingIsAFreeAction for another action that can't be bothered to be restrained realistically by time. Closely related to TransformationIsAFreeAction, as well as the HyperspaceWardrobe. Can overlap with ToTheBatpole.
ToTheBatpole but not a GilliganCut.
23rd Apr '17 12:26:19 PM nombretomado
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* Equipment can be generally changed on the fly in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', even in the middle of battles. This is especially useful during the [[MonsterArena arena gauntlets]], where your constantly changing opponents may warrant the use of equipment that's effective against certain enemies or provides resistance to certain elements and/or status ailments.

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* Equipment can be generally changed on the fly in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', even in the middle of battles. This is especially useful during the [[MonsterArena arena gauntlets]], where your constantly changing opponents may warrant the use of equipment that's effective against certain enemies or provides resistance to certain elements and/or status ailments.
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