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28th May '16 9:14:31 PM Doug86
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* A token Islamic [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} X-Man]] Sooraya Qadir, code name Dust, wore a full-body black abaya. Her "burqa" (as it was often incorrectly referred to) was often drawn as ''very'' form-fitting, which is CompletelyMissingThePoint, and unfortunately her characterization under most writers starts and ends with her religion, though some at least had the sense to have her say that she wore it by choice and not because anyone was forcing her.

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* A token Islamic [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen X-Man]] Sooraya Qadir, code name Dust, wore a full-body black abaya. Her "burqa" (as it was often incorrectly referred to) was often drawn as ''very'' form-fitting, which is CompletelyMissingThePoint, and unfortunately her characterization under most writers starts and ends with her religion, though some at least had the sense to have her say that she wore it by choice and not because anyone was forcing her.
28th May '16 6:59:29 PM Neko-Artemis
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* Although most South Pacific islands have it bad, the media portrayal of the island of Papua New Guinea is just... Bad. Documentaries and the like have a tendency to show the people in loinclothes, face paint, and headdresses, often conducting tribal rituals. In reality, western clothes are universally worn, and since almost the entire country is Christian, people mostly wear traditional dress to preform at province festivals.
15th May '16 1:33:00 PM Quanyails
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* Each one of China's 55 officially recognized minority has its own official costume, and they are so well characterized that the are less costumes and more uniforms (it is common for a member of a minority to show up to state functions in their ethnic costume, like how a Scotsman generally goes to Buckingham Palace in a kilt).

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* Each one of China's 55 officially recognized minority has its own official costume, and they are so well characterized that the they are less costumes and more uniforms (it is common for a member of a minority to show up to state functions in their ethnic costume, like how a Scotsman generally goes to Buckingham Palace in a kilt).
15th May '16 1:32:14 PM Quanyails
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* Averted with Rolf from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', who only wears traditional costumes when some festival or ritual demands it. Of course, this is ''Rolf'', so "once per episode" isn't ''that'' much of an exaggeration.

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* Averted with Rolf from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', who only wears traditional costumes when some festival or ritual demands it. Of course, this is ''Rolf'', ''[[FunnyForeigner Rolf]]'', so "once "{{once per episode" episode}}" isn't ''that'' much of an exaggeration.
15th May '16 1:31:05 PM Quanyails
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* Webcomic/{{Collar 6}} had Sixx tell Laura about the major global powers of their world. Each nation was represented by a woman in a fetishized version of some type of clothing stereotypically seen as characteristic of the region.
* In Webcomic/MahouShounenFight, all of the main character's [[MagicalGirl transformed]] selves are modeled from their culture's stereotypical associations: Mike the American being a {{Cowboy}}, Oliver the Brit being a knight, Yuki the Japanese being a {{Samurai}} etc. %%Please find the source of Raji's costume

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* Webcomic/{{Collar 6}} ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' had Sixx tell Laura about the major global powers of their world. Each nation was represented by a woman in a fetishized version of some type of clothing stereotypically seen as characteristic of the region.
* In Webcomic/MahouShounenFight, ''Webcomic/MahouShounenFight'', all of the main character's [[MagicalGirl transformed]] selves are modeled from their culture's stereotypical associations: Mike the American being a {{Cowboy}}, Oliver the Brit being a knight, Yuki the Japanese being a {{Samurai}} etc. %%Please find the source of Raji's costume
15th May '16 1:30:22 PM Quanyails
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' shows that it crops up in Japan as well. The assorted Chinese characters are normally seen wearing some variation of sterotypically Chinese clothing. Ranma [[GenderBender him/herself]], despite being Japanese, also wears nothing but Chinese clothing (as well as a thin, tightly-braided pigtail) to emphasize the parallel to traditional {{Wuxia}} heroes.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' shows that it crops up in Japan as well. The assorted Chinese characters are normally seen wearing some variation of sterotypically stereotypically Chinese clothing. Ranma [[GenderBender him/herself]], despite being Japanese, also wears nothing but Chinese clothing (as well as a thin, tightly-braided pigtail) to emphasize the parallel to traditional {{Wuxia}} heroes.



* Costumes play a big part of ''Series/TheAmazingRace; locals hired to run tasks and pit stop greeters will usually be in traditional costumes, and often racers will be put in costume as part of a task. Averted for everyone else the racers encounter.

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* Costumes play a big part of ''Series/TheAmazingRace; ''Series/TheAmazingRace''; locals hired to run tasks and pit stop greeters will usually be in traditional costumes, and often racers will be put in costume as part of a task. Averted for everyone else the racers encounter.
15th May '16 1:21:17 PM Quanyails
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* Hollywood also likes depicting French people wearing berets, even though few ever actually wear them. They also wear striped shirts about as frequently as anyone else does. However, the stereotypical French tourist (to the French) is the beauf: an obese man in sandals and shorts , a wifebeater and one of those fishing hats with Ricard on it. Also a cigarette dangling from their mouth.

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* Hollywood also likes depicting French people wearing berets, even though few ever actually wear them. They also wear striped shirts about as frequently as anyone else does. However, the stereotypical French tourist (to the French) is the beauf: an obese man in sandals and shorts , shorts, a wifebeater and one of those fishing hats with Ricard on it. Also a cigarette dangling from their mouth.
8th May '16 1:04:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''TotallySpies'' had an auditorium full of Russians in which every single person was wearing the same fur hat.

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* ''TotallySpies'' ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' had an auditorium full of Russians in which every single person was wearing the same fur hat.



* Helga's nanny Inga on ''HeyArnold'' had a Scandinavian traditional-looking costume the entire time and even made Helga wear it.
* Turned up to ridiculous levels on ''KickButtowski'' with Gunther's family and his home-country, considering they're Vikings. When we finally do see his home-country in a half-hour episode, every single person is dressed in a Viking get-up, which proves that Gunther's parents weren't just doing it for the theme of their restaurant (even though they have been seen with normal get-ups outside of work).

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* Helga's nanny Inga on ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had a Scandinavian traditional-looking costume the entire time and even made Helga wear it.
* Turned up to ridiculous levels on ''KickButtowski'' ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' with Gunther's family and his home-country, considering they're Vikings. When we finally do see his home-country in a half-hour episode, every single person is dressed in a Viking get-up, which proves that Gunther's parents weren't just doing it for the theme of their restaurant (even though they have been seen with normal get-ups outside of work).
31st Jan '16 12:39:52 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/AsuNoYoichi'':

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* The Creator/NormanRockwell painting ''[[http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/untour/subnor.htm The Golden Rule]]'' with all the people from all over the world. It seems to be a quick visual way of portraying diversity...through stereotypes. Poor guy just can't win these days.
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* The NormanRockwell painting ''[[http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/untour/subnor.htm The Golden Rule]]'' with all the people from all over the world. It seems to be a quick visual way of portraying diversity...through stereotypes. Poor guy just can't win these days.
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* The NormanRockwell painting ''[[http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/untour/subnor.htm The Golden Rule]]'' with all the people from all over the world. It seems to be a quick visual way of portraying diversity...through stereotypes. Poor guy just can't win these days.
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27th Nov '15 12:42:45 PM erforce
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* A strange subversion was Mr. Fuji, who during his managing days dressed like a stereotypical Englishman (probably as a nod to [[{{Goldfinger}} Oddjob]]).

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* A strange subversion was Mr. Fuji, who during his managing days dressed like a stereotypical Englishman (probably as a nod to [[{{Goldfinger}} [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Oddjob]]).
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