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10th Jun '18 6:21:00 PM darkemyst
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* To follow up on Batman, his partner Comicbook/{{Robin}} has also taken to this ever since becoming a LegacyCharacter in his own right. Every Robin has worn some variation of Dick Grayson's original ensemble; the red chest piece (with 'R' insignia), yellow cape, occasionally some green thrown in (more evident in the earlier versions), and tied together with a classic domino mask.

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* To follow up on Batman, his partner Comicbook/{{Robin}} has also taken to this ever since becoming a LegacyCharacter in his own right. Every Robin has worn some variation of Dick Grayson's original ensemble; the red chest piece (with 'R' insignia), yellow cape, occasionally some green thrown in (more evident in the earlier versions), and tied together with a classic domino mask.mask, though [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim]] added actual pants to the ensemble which every Robin following him have understandably kept.
3rd May '18 8:19:14 AM narm00
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' Captain Jack's RAF great-coat, originally seen in his first ''Series/DoctorWho'' appearance and then in all ''Torchwood'' episodes, excluding a flashback to Victorian times. It then re-appears in ''[[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Miracle Day]]'' in a flashback that takes place prior to WWII in real time, indicating that he couldn't wait for the 40's to get into that badass piece of outerware.
* Richard {{Sharpe}}'s Green Rifleman's jacket fits this trope because it's used specifically to distinguish his character from the regular "redcoat" officers.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Captain Jack's RAF great-coat, originally seen in his first ''Series/DoctorWho'' appearance and then in all ''Torchwood'' episodes, excluding a flashback to Victorian times. It then re-appears in ''[[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Miracle Day]]'' in a flashback that takes place prior to WWII in real time, indicating that he couldn't wait for the 40's to get into that badass piece of outerware.
* Richard {{Sharpe}}'s Series/{{Sharpe}}'s Green Rifleman's jacket fits this trope because it's used specifically to distinguish his character from the regular "redcoat" officers.



* Michael Jackson's one white glove.
* KISS' kabuki-style makeup and comic-book inspired costumes. They vary from era to era but they always include similar motifs based on the KISS characters.

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* Michael Jackson's Music/MichaelJackson's one white glove.
* KISS' Music/{{KISS}}' kabuki-style makeup and comic-book inspired costumes. They vary from era to era but they always include similar motifs based on the KISS characters.



* Slipknot's monstrous masks and Jumpsuits.

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* Slipknot's Music/{{Slipknot}}'s monstrous masks and Jumpsuits.



* RobinHood is almost always portrayed in tights, a green tunic, and either [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a hood]] or more recently a pointed cap with a feather in it. Oddly, some of the older tales have only Robin's ''men'' wearing "Lincoln Green", while he himself [[PaletteSwap dressed in more expensive scarlet.]]

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* RobinHood Myth/RobinHood is almost always portrayed in tights, a green tunic, and either [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a hood]] or more recently a pointed cap with a feather in it. Oddly, some of the older tales have only Robin's ''men'' wearing "Lincoln Green", while he himself [[PaletteSwap dressed in more expensive scarlet.]]
3rd Apr '18 4:49:46 AM SteveMB
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** Amusingly, in the [[Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]] storyline, Huntress masqueraded as the Batman in the same way as the Phantom's sister. A Lampshade was hung when a bystander comments on how he always thought that 'the Bat' was a guy, only to be fooled into thinking that Batman was ALWAYS Batwoman because "If you were a big tough guy who got beat by a girl, would you admit it? Or would you say it was a huge hulking giant with fangs and claws that took you down?"

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** Amusingly, in the [[Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand No Man's Land]] storyline, Huntress masqueraded as the Batman in the same way as the Phantom's sister. A Lampshade was hung when a bystander comments on how he always thought that 'the Bat' was a guy, only to be fooled into thinking that Batman was ALWAYS Batwoman because "If you were a big tough guy who [[IWasBeatenByAGirl got beat by a girl, girl]], would you admit it? Or would you say it was a huge hulking giant with fangs and claws that took you down?"
11th Jan '18 3:34:02 AM DragonQuestZ
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* Most of the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es have one of their {{Pimped Out Dress}}es show up on the majority of their merchandise.
** Ariel is an exception, because she is either shown in her [[PrincessesPreferPink pink dinner dress]] or her SeashellBra.
** Belle is too, appearing about as often in her more demure blue-and-white dress, or pink dress and [[PrettyInMink fur cape]], as she does in fancy gold one.
** It happened with men too - Aladdin kept his 'street rat' getup for most of the TV series and the movies sequels, whether it made sense in context or not.
* When Cruella De Vil from ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' is shown, she has to be wearing a [[FurAndLoathing huge fur coat]].
* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse just doesn't have that same iconic status without the red shorts and yellow shoes. Same goes for WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} and their respective wardrobes. Even their outfits in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' are still based on their classic looks. Mickey still has the red shorts and big yellow shoes. Donald's shirt is still blue and has a (modified) sailor collar. Goofy still has a tall hat and a vest over a turtleneck.
** Ironically, Mickey's outfit, while ubiquitous in comic books and merchandise, was actually not worn for much of his film career. The cartoons made between 1942 and 1953 have him wearing more contemporary clothes, not wearing the red shorts on the big screen until the 1995 short ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain''. Furthermore, some of his more iconic roles (the Sorcerer's Apprentice in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', ''Disney/BraveLittleTailor'', and others) have him wearing some other uniform (although the Apprentice costume is nearly as iconic as the shorts).
** Ever since Creator/FloydGottfredson, the ''first'' guy to seriously write [[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse strips]], Mickey has been shown wearing just regular clothes in comics. (Gottfredson started a trend where Mickey is just a regular action comic hero who happens to be a FunnyAnimal). The original outfit is generally acknowledged by making his standard outfit red trousers and a white shirt, with whatever other clothes fitting the occasion (he generally wears a green baseball cap outdoors when casual, a BadassLongcoat and fedora outdoors when formal, etc.). When he started wearing the original shorts in recent European-sold Disney comics, fans cried DorkAge.
** Donald's sailors outfit has changed subtly over the years. His hat was white until around 1943, as were the stripes on his collar and sleeves, and the buttons and sleeve stripes disappeared for a brief period during the 1950s.
** In fact, unless you have seen some ''really'' random adaptaions or don't know the character at all ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which is impossible in some parts of Europe, especially Norway and Finland]]), if somebody asks you what does Donald wear, your first answer is always: "sailor suit".
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* Most of the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es have one of their {{Pimped Out Dress}}es show up on the majority of their merchandise.
** Ariel is an exception, because she is either shown in her [[PrincessesPreferPink pink dinner dress]] or her SeashellBra.
** Belle is too, appearing about as often in her more demure blue-and-white dress, or pink dress and [[PrettyInMink fur cape]], as she does in fancy gold one.
** It happened with men too - Aladdin kept his 'street rat' getup for most of the TV series and the movies sequels, whether it made sense in context or not.
* [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella De Vil's]] huge [[FurAndLoathing fur coat]].
* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse just doesn't have that same iconic status without the red shorts and yellow shoes. Same goes for WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} and their respective wardrobes. Even their outfits in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' are still based on their classic looks. Mickey still has the red shorts and big yellow shoes. Donald's shirt is still blue and has a (modified) sailor collar. Goofy still has a tall hat and a vest over a turtleneck.
** Ironically, Mickey's outfit, while ubiquitous in comic books and merchandise, was actually not worn for much of his film career. The cartoons made between 1942 and 1953 have him wearing more contemporary clothes, not wearing the red shorts on the big screen until the 1995 short ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain''. Furthermore, some of his more iconic roles (the Sorcerer's Apprentice in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', ''Disney/BraveLittleTailor'', and others) have him wearing some other uniform (although the Apprentice costume is nearly as iconic as the shorts).
** It is much less ubiquitous in comic books than you think. Ever since Creator/FloydGottfredson, the ''first'' guy to seriously write [[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse strips]], Mickey has been shown wearing just regular clothes in comics. (Gottfredson started a trend where Mickey is just a regular action comic hero who happens to be a FunnyAnimal). The original outfit is generally acknowledged by making his standard outfit red trousers and a white shirt, with whatever other clothes fitting the occasion (he generally wears a green baseball cap outdoors when casual, a BadassLongcoat and fedora outdoors when formal, etc.). When he started wearing the original shorts in recent European-sold Disney comics, fans cried DorkAge.
** Donald's sailors outfit has changed subtly over the years. His hat was white until around 1943, as were the stripes on his collar and sleeves, and the buttons and sleeve stripes disappeared for a brief period during the 1950s.
** In fact, unless you have seen some ''really'' random adaptaions or don't know the character at all ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which is impossible in some parts of Europe, especially Norway and Finland]]), if somebody asks you what does Donald wear, your first answer is always: "sailor suit".
5th Jan '18 12:00:46 AM Cryoclaste
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* From their live shows in TheEighties, [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury's]] white slacks and yellow jacket.

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* From their live shows in TheEighties, [[{{Queen}} [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury's]] white slacks and yellow jacket.
2nd Jan '18 10:00:33 AM AndreaTx
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* Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is known for his distinctive trenchcoat over a black suit, white dress shirt, and a loosened tie. A change of clothes is treated like OOCIsSeriousBusiness. Jimmy, Castiel's vessel, removes the trench coat. When Castiel loses his angelic powers, he completely changes clothes (as he is unable to use his angelic grace to keep the clothes automatically clean). When the clothes are back, so is Cas. Fans are so accustomed to Castiel's "uniform" that a change from a solid blue tie to a striped blue tie (season 7) and back (season 13) set off a debate in a fandom as to whether the current Cas was the "real" Castiel.

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* Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is known for his distinctive trenchcoat over a black suit, white dress shirt, and a loosened tie. A change of clothes is treated like OOCIsSeriousBusiness. Jimmy, Castiel's vessel, removes the trench coat. When Castiel loses his angelic powers, he completely changes clothes (as he is unable to use his angelic grace to keep the clothes automatically clean). When the clothes are back, so is Cas. Fans are so accustomed to Castiel's "uniform" that a change from a solid blue tie to a striped blue tie (season 7) 7, after [[spoiler:he's taken over by Leviathan]]) and back (season 13) 13 [[spoiler:when he returns from the empty]]) set off a debate in a fandom as to whether the current Cas was the "real" Castiel.
2nd Jan '18 9:59:04 AM AndreaTx
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* Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is known for his distinctive trenchcoat over a black suit, white dress shirt, and a loosened tie. A change of clothes is treated like OOCIsSeriousBusiness. Jimmy, Castiel's vessel, removes the trench coat. When Castiel loses his angelic powers, he completely changes clothes (as he is unable to use his angelic grace to keep the clothes automatically clean). When the clothes are back, so is Cas. Fans are so accustomed to Castiel's "uniform" that a change from a solid blue tie to a striped blue tie (season 7) and back (season 13) set off a debate in a fandom as to whether the current Cas was the "real" Castiel.
20th Dec '17 5:03:57 PM DragonQuestZ
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20th Dec '17 12:13:05 PM lillolillo
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} has traditionally kept her traditional costume: long-sleeved blue shirt, blue or red skirt, yellow belt and red cape and boots. Every so often Dc decides to change it -usually ditching the skirt-, but such changes are seldom well-received and Dc always returns to the classic look. ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} New 52 Kara's costume]]'', which replaced her traditional outfit with an armor-looking blue leotard with a red crotch patch drew some ire from fans.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} has traditionally kept her traditional costume: long-sleeved blue shirt, blue or red skirt, yellow belt and red cape and boots. Every so often Dc DC decides to change it -usually ditching the skirt-, but such changes are seldom well-received and Dc Supergirl always returns to the her classic look. ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} New 52 ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 Post-Flashpoint Kara's costume]]'', which replaced her traditional outfit with an armor-looking blue leotard with a red crotch patch drew some ire from fans.fans until [[ComicBook/SupergirlRebirth she changed back]] to her traditional ensemble.
7th Nov '17 11:41:11 PM DragonQuestZ
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* Characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' all have a signature outfit. Most notable would be [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]]'s [[FandomNickname manstopper glasses]] and, to a less degree, her big black boots.

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* Characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' all have a signature outfit. Most notable would be [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]]'s [[FandomNickname manstopper glasses]] and, to a less degree, Lampshaded in one episode when Daria looks through her big closet to "decide" what to wear. Her closet contains 3 sets of the same green jacket, brown shirt, and black boots. skirt...and nothing else.
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