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5th May '18 2:47:34 AM LinTaylor
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** Sakura Kasugano, pictured above, takes it perhaps ''too'' literally. In the ''Sakura Ganbaru'' manga, she justified fighting in her school uniform as being ready to fight at any time. Thusly, being a student, she wanted to be ready to fight in clothes she spent much of her day wearing. By ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', Sakura has since graduated, but as you can see still wears the uniform to fight (she even considers it her proper sparring attire). However, at the end of said manga [[spoiler:she wears a different uniform -- because she's a PE teacher now. And since it's an alternate costume for her in ''IV'', this is evidently the case there as well, as seen by her ending in ''SSFIV''.]] This is finally averted in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', where she has graduated from high school and now wears a new outfit that still recalls her old uniform.
** According to an interview, when the ''Super'' update of ''Street Fighter IV'' was in development, the team behind it considered putting Cody back into his white shirt and blue jeans from the ''Final Fight'' series, but fans preferred his blue-and-white prison jumpsuit from ''Street Fighter Alpha 3''. Thus, the "striped prison uniform and handcuffs" apparel became his default outfit for all of his appearances outside of the beat-em-up trilogy he debuted in, including the crossover games and the ''ComicBook/StreetFighter'' UDON comics.

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** Sakura Kasugano, pictured above, takes it perhaps ''too'' literally. In the ''Sakura Ganbaru'' manga, she justified fighting in her school uniform as being ready to fight at any time. Thusly, being a student, she wanted to be ready to fight in clothes she spent much of her day wearing. By ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', Sakura has since graduated, but as you can see still wears the uniform to fight (she even considers it her proper sparring attire). However, at the end of said manga [[spoiler:she wears a different uniform -- because she's a PE teacher now. And since it's an alternate costume for her in ''IV'', this is evidently the case there as well, as seen by her ending in ''SSFIV''.]] This is finally averted in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', where she has graduated from high school and now wears a works part-time at an arcade, though her new outfit that costume still recalls superficially resembles her old uniform.
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** According to an interview, when the ''Super'' update of ''Street Fighter IV'' was in development, the team behind it considered putting Cody back into his white shirt and blue jeans from the ''Final Fight'' series, but fans preferred his blue-and-white prison jumpsuit from ''Street Fighter Alpha 3''. Thus, the "striped prison uniform and handcuffs" apparel became his default outfit for all of his appearances outside of the beat-em-up trilogy he debuted in, including the crossover games and the ''ComicBook/StreetFighter'' UDON comics. Like Sakura, Cody's costume changes in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' into business attire with his hair slicked back because [[spoiler:he's now the mayor of Metro City.]]
29th Mar '18 4:46:52 PM MinghamSmith
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* Enforced in ''Webcomic/TheScumthorpeFiles''. The main characters have been shown to be wearing the same (or, at least, similar styled) outfits throughout their life stages, and according to the WordOfGod, this is a deliberate decision to make them look more recognizable even as they grow older.
10th Dec '17 7:13:18 PM comicwriter
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** Sakura Kasugano, pictured above, takes it perhaps ''too'' literally. In the ''Sakura Ganbaru'' manga, she justified fighting in her school uniform as being ready to fight at any time. Thusly, being a student, she wanted to be ready to fight in clothes she spent much of her day wearing. By ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', Sakura has since graduated, but as you can see still wears the uniform to fight (she even considers it her proper sparring attire). However, at the end of said manga [[spoiler:she wears a different uniform -- because she's a PE teacher now. And since it's an alternate costume for her in ''IV'', this is evidently the case there as well, as seen by her ending in ''SSFIV''.]]

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** Sakura Kasugano, pictured above, takes it perhaps ''too'' literally. In the ''Sakura Ganbaru'' manga, she justified fighting in her school uniform as being ready to fight at any time. Thusly, being a student, she wanted to be ready to fight in clothes she spent much of her day wearing. By ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', Sakura has since graduated, but as you can see still wears the uniform to fight (she even considers it her proper sparring attire). However, at the end of said manga [[spoiler:she wears a different uniform -- because she's a PE teacher now. And since it's an alternate costume for her in ''IV'', this is evidently the case there as well, as seen by her ending in ''SSFIV''.]]]] This is finally averted in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', where she has graduated from high school and now wears a new outfit that still recalls her old uniform.
19th Nov '17 2:49:58 AM scooter
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* In early-1980s ''Series/DoctorWho'' everyone had consistent, unchanging costumes for reasons having to do with merchandising, some falling under this trope. Tegan wore her air hostess uniform for two series, though at least for most of that time she was actually trying to get the Doctor to return her to Heathrow so she could take up her duties (she did change outfits eventually, after being returned to Earth only to get the sack from her airline). The one that really doesn't make sense is Turlough, an alien who hated his exile on Earth at a boys' school, yet wore his slightly-too-small school uniform for his entire tenure on the program.
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16th Oct '17 11:12:04 AM thatother1dude
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* ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet]]'' somehow manages a BeachEpisode that subverts this, where Shugo suddenly realizes that Ouka, being a CoolBigSis, should naturally appear in the slinkiest swimsuit of any of the girls -- until she shows up in wolf shape (which, granted, means she's technically naked).
18th Sep '17 6:34:32 PM jtierney50
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* Deliberately averted in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Haley claims that, as the comic's leading lady, she's obligated to change her costume or look at least once per volume so they can sell more action figures. Of course, she has the most costume changes, but of the six in the order, only Belkar has had no significant costume changes since the beginning of the comic (barring art upgrades, of course).
3rd Sep '17 1:41:07 AM jormis29
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** According to an interview, when the ''Super'' update of ''Street Fighter IV'' was in development, the team behind it considered putting Cody back into his white shirt and blue jeans from the ''Final Fight'' series, but fans preferred his blue-and-white prison jumpsuit from ''Street Fighter Alpha 3''. Thus, the "striped prison uniform and handcuffs" apparel became his default outfit for all of his appearances outside of the beat-em-up trilogy he debuted in, including the crossover games and the ''Street Fighter'' UDON comics.

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** According to an interview, when the ''Super'' update of ''Street Fighter IV'' was in development, the team behind it considered putting Cody back into his white shirt and blue jeans from the ''Final Fight'' series, but fans preferred his blue-and-white prison jumpsuit from ''Street Fighter Alpha 3''. Thus, the "striped prison uniform and handcuffs" apparel became his default outfit for all of his appearances outside of the beat-em-up trilogy he debuted in, including the crossover games and the ''Street Fighter'' ''ComicBook/StreetFighter'' UDON comics.
18th Feb '17 3:14:41 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' Gohan wears a helmet as part of his Saiyaman costume. When he enters the annual fighting tournament as Saiyaman, he replaces it with a cloth and sunglasses because armor isn't allowed. In the 13th movie when Gohan dresses as Saiyaman, he still isn't wearing his helmet.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' Gohan wears a helmet as part of his Saiyaman costume. When he enters the annual fighting tournament as Saiyaman, he replaces it with a cloth and sunglasses because armor isn't allowed. In the 13th movie when Gohan dresses as Saiyaman, he still isn't wearing his helmet. Averted as of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where Gohan goes back to the helmet.
** ''Film/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' gave Goku and Vegeta new costumes for their training under Whis. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', they keep the costumes for the next story arc, but afterwards they revert to their iconic looks (Goku's unmarked ''dogi'' from the Buu Saga, Vegeta's battle armor from the Android Saga).
16th Aug '16 12:02:17 PM Fangusu
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** [[VideoGame/FinalFight Cody]] received an odd form of this by fan demand. When brought back for ''Super Street Fighter IV'', the dev team planned on using his original ''Final Fight'' look, but because his prison jumpsuit from ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha 3]]'' (and by proxy, his personality shift) had become emblematic of Cody by that point, the prison clothes made it in, with an updated version of his classic attire included as DLC. His look in ''Streetwise'' seems to backtrack on this as Cody, having served his sentence, decides to wear an orange prison jacket over his ''Final Fight'' white T-shirt and jeans by his own volition.

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** [[VideoGame/FinalFight Cody]] received According to an odd form interview, when the ''Super'' update of this by fan demand. When brought back for ''Super Street ''Street Fighter IV'', IV'' was in development, the dev team planned on using behind it considered putting Cody back into his original white shirt and blue jeans from the ''Final Fight'' look, series, but because fans preferred his blue-and-white prison jumpsuit from ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha ''Street Fighter Alpha 3]]'' (and by proxy, his personality shift) had become emblematic of Cody by that point, 3''. Thus, the "striped prison clothes made it in, with an updated version uniform and handcuffs" apparel became his default outfit for all of his classic attire included as DLC. His look in ''Streetwise'' seems to backtrack on this as Cody, having served his sentence, decides to wear an orange prison jacket over his ''Final Fight'' white T-shirt appearances outside of the beat-em-up trilogy he debuted in, including the crossover games and jeans by his own volition.the ''Street Fighter'' UDON comics.
15th May '16 10:01:39 PM Arutema
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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Jin Kisaragi continues wearing his NOL uniform throughout the series, even though he defected from that organization at the end of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift''. Contrast with Noel Vermilion, who defected at the same time and switched to civilian clothes for the rest of the series.
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