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5th Dec '16 4:28:56 PM lucy24
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* OlderThanFeudalism: The description of the staggeringly elaborate decorations on the Shield of Achilles in ''Literature/TheIliad'' goes on for several ''pages''.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: The description of the staggeringly elaborate decorations on the Shield of Achilles in ''Literature/TheIliad'' goes on for several ''pages''. The more important a character is, the more time is spent describing his battle armor.
23rd Nov '16 2:53:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* The novel ''TheVampireLestat'''s protagonist always goes to great length to describe his wardrobe.
** The same's true for AnneRice's other books "written" by Lestat, as well as in ''TheVampireArmand'' (narrated by the title character), possibly the [[PurpleProse purplest]] of the VampireChronicles.

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* The novel ''TheVampireLestat'''s Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'':
** ''Literature/TheVampireLestat'''s
protagonist always goes to great length to describe his wardrobe.
** The same's true for AnneRice's the other books "written" by Lestat, as well as in ''TheVampireArmand'' ''Literature/TheVampireArmand'' (narrated by the title character), possibly the [[PurpleProse purplest]] of the VampireChronicles.novels.
11th Nov '16 4:05:26 AM JamesAustin
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* The LanaTurner vehicle ''Love Has Many Faces'' is less well-remembered for its paper-thin plot than for its exorbitant “million dollar wardrobe” (courtesy of legendary Hollywood costumer Edith Head, no less). Some have jokingly referred to the film as ''Love Has Many Costume Changes''.

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* The LanaTurner Creator/LanaTurner vehicle ''Love Has Many Faces'' is less well-remembered for its paper-thin plot than for its exorbitant “million dollar wardrobe” (courtesy of legendary Hollywood costumer Edith Head, no less). Some have jokingly referred to the film as ''Love Has Many Costume Changes''.
8th Nov '16 11:57:06 AM Sailor_Italy
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5th Nov '16 5:33:28 PM nombretomado
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* Chairman Kaga in ''IronChef''.

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* Chairman Kaga in ''IronChef''.''Series/IronChef''.
30th Oct '16 3:02:39 PM nombretomado
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* Occasionally the more elaborate outfits worn by the Hawkbrothers in the HeraldsOfValdemar series will get this treatment. One particular example of this was during the many ceremonies held toward the beginning of ''Owlknight'', with each of the participants wearing a separate costume for each one, all described in detail.

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* Occasionally the more elaborate outfits worn by the Hawkbrothers in the HeraldsOfValdemar Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar series will get this treatment. One particular example of this was during the many ceremonies held toward the beginning of ''Owlknight'', with each of the participants wearing a separate costume for each one, all described in detail.
29th Oct '16 10:48:19 AM lavendermintrose
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* The Metropolitan Opera's costume shop is famous for its creations. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZTi_l1HidY Look]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69atpi_K5zA at these]] from their productions of Donizetti's Tudor Queens operas.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcEQ6yJaNWc Various]], incl. ''La Boheme'', ''Tosca''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWR8MYuTbZs The Merry Widow]].
27th Oct '16 4:06:43 AM AirofMystery
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* This is done in the book version of ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', but partially in a subversion: while the narration makes it sound like the '80s businessmen are clad in the most powerful of power suits, if one were to actually look at the items in question, they'd realize they look absolutely ridiculous.

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* This is done in the book version of ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', but partially in a subversion: while the narration makes it sound like the '80s businessmen are clad in the most powerful of power suits, if one were to actually look at the items in question, they'd realize they look absolutely ridiculous. The film adaptation went with [[SharpDressedMan expensive and stylish but otherwise normal-looking late-80s suits]], instead applying its DescriptionPorn to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZVkW9p-cCU business cards]].
8th Oct '16 11:58:23 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', the clothes Maia must wear as emperor are described in some detail, only further emphasizing the contrast to what he's used to. The hair decorations of nobles also get a lot of descriptions, which in some cases is a way of showing who has taste and who hasn't.
12th Sep '16 10:55:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Every outfit in ''TheTimeTravelersWife'' is described. In detail.

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* Every outfit in ''TheTimeTravelersWife'' ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'' is described. In detail.



* Jerry B. Jenkins, 'co-author' and actual writer of the ''LeftBehind'' books, spends more time in ''Tribulation Force'' describing Hattie and Steve's new Antichrist-approved outfits than he ever spent describing the scenes of horror that surely must have been unfolding in the first book following the disappearance of ''a third of the world's population'' in the Rapture.

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* Jerry B. Jenkins, 'co-author' and actual writer of the ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books, spends more time in ''Tribulation Force'' describing Hattie and Steve's new Antichrist-approved outfits than he ever spent describing the scenes of horror that surely must have been unfolding in the first book following the disappearance of ''a third of the world's population'' in the Rapture.
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