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24th Nov '17 11:23:25 PM MasterN
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The most dramatic way to show that the protagonist has gone to TheDarkSide is to give him or her [[PaintItBlack a new costume]]. This outfit's coolness is sometimes inversely proportional to the coolness of the original, but is just as often [[EvilIsCool much cooler]], more flattering, and (for females) [[EvilIsSexy sexier]] as it [[SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains bares more skin and curves]], with a [[GoodHairEvilHair new hairdo]] and [[GoodColorsEvilColors costume colors]] to complete their EvilMakeover and look. A character who returns to the side of good usually ditches the entire costume.

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The most dramatic way to show that the protagonist has gone to TheDarkSide is to give him or her [[PaintItBlack a new costume]]. This outfit's coolness is sometimes inversely proportional to the coolness of the original, but is just as often [[EvilIsCool much cooler]], more flattering, and (for females) ([[MadonnaWhoreComplex for females]]) [[EvilIsSexy sexier]] as it [[SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains bares more skin and curves]], with a [[GoodHairEvilHair new hairdo]] and [[GoodColorsEvilColors costume colors]] to complete their EvilMakeover and look. A character who returns to the side of good usually ditches the entire costume.
20th Nov '17 5:29:29 PM MarqFJA
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A SubTrope of CostumeEvolution, SignificantWardrobeShift.

Compare AdaptiveArmor.

Contrast GoodCostumeSwitch.

Not to be confused with an EvilTwin dressing as his/her good twin.

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A SubTrope of CostumeEvolution, SignificantWardrobeShift.

SignificantWardrobeShift. Compare AdaptiveArmor.

AdaptiveArmor. Contrast GoodCostumeSwitch.

GoodCostumeSwitch. Not to be confused with an EvilTwin dressing as his/her good twin.twin.
29th Oct '17 11:43:44 AM nombretomado
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* In the second act of CirqueDuSoleil's ''Amaluna'', the [[WomanInWhite Peacock Goddess]] and her backup dancers switch to Goth-esque black and silver outfits with spiky headdresses.

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* In the second act of CirqueDuSoleil's Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Amaluna'', the [[WomanInWhite Peacock Goddess]] and her backup dancers switch to Goth-esque black and silver outfits with spiky headdresses.
19th Oct '17 6:27:40 AM Njein
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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', [[spoiler:Princess Peach]] gets one when [[spoiler:she is possessed by the Shadow Queen. As part of her EvilMakeover, her pink dress turns [[PaintItBlack black,]] and the blue jewels turn [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red.]] She has a [[OminousOperaCape cape]] and a [[HighCollarOfDoom collar]] that goes behind her head in a fan like way. Also, her skin is white, [[GoodHairEvilHair gets a new hairdo]] and she has [[ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow purple/pink eye shadow]]. This also appears as an alternate costume for Peach in ''VideoGame/ProjectM''; some of her moves now have a darkness status effect.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', [[spoiler:Princess Peach]] gets one when [[spoiler:she is possessed by the Shadow Queen. As part of her EvilMakeover, her pink dress turns [[PaintItBlack black,]] and the blue jewels turn [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red.]] She has a [[OminousOperaCape cape]] and a [[HighCollarOfDoom collar]] that goes behind her head in a fan like way. Also, her skin is white, [[GoodHairEvilHair gets a new hairdo]] and she has [[ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow purple/pink eye shadow]].shadow]], making her a cross between [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] and [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the Evil Queen]]. This also appears as an alternate costume for Peach in ''VideoGame/ProjectM''; some of her moves now have a darkness status effect.]]
18th Oct '17 7:23:29 PM DoppleDelta
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* In ''Theatre/{{TanzderVampire}}'', the vampires in the cast swap out their centuries-old clothing for more Gothic attire. In some productions, ''everyone'' switches to wearing black, modern-day Gothic clothing. Even Abronsius. Mostly, this has been set as RuleofCool, but it could also represent the vampire's successful takeover of the world.

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* In ''Theatre/{{TanzderVampire}}'', ''Theatre/{{Tanz der Vampire}}'', the vampires in the cast swap out their centuries-old clothing for more Gothic attire. In some productions, ''everyone'' switches to wearing black, modern-day Gothic clothing. Even Abronsius. Mostly, this has been set as RuleofCool, but it could also represent the vampire's successful takeover of the world.
18th Oct '17 7:23:10 PM DoppleDelta
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* In ''Theatre/{{TanzDerVampire}}'', the vampires in the cast swap out their centuries-old clothing for more Gothic attire. In some productions, ''everyone'' switches to wearing black, modern-day Gothic clothing. Even Abronsius. Mostly, this has been set as RuleofCool, but it could also represent the vampire's successful takeover of the world.

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* In ''Theatre/{{TanzDerVampire}}'', ''Theatre/{{TanzderVampire}}'', the vampires in the cast swap out their centuries-old clothing for more Gothic attire. In some productions, ''everyone'' switches to wearing black, modern-day Gothic clothing. Even Abronsius. Mostly, this has been set as RuleofCool, but it could also represent the vampire's successful takeover of the world.
18th Oct '17 7:22:48 PM DoppleDelta
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* In ''Theatre/{{TanzDerVampire}}'', the vampires in the cast swap out their centuries-old clothing for more Gothic attire. In some productions, ''everyone'' switches to wearing black, modern-day Gothic clothing. Even Abronsius. Mostly, this has been set as RuleofCool, but it could also represent the vampire's successful takeover of the world.
12th Oct '17 11:10:43 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/RandySavage actually went the opposite direction during his 1989 FaceHeelTurn. He switched from trunks to elaborate tights, often wore vests or shirts in the ring and switched his headbands and sequinned ponchos for his crown (later cowboy hats) and jackets with tassels on the sleeves, which he retained when he turned face again. Perhaps justified since Savage had just came off steroids at the time and was trying to hide his loss of definition. By the time he got to WCW, he had toned up enough to go shirtless again, but kept the tights.
4th Oct '17 2:26:06 PM LinTaylor
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** Probably not entirely by choice in case of Eiji Hino/[[Series/KamenRiderOOO Kamen Rider OOO]]. His wardrobe involved hideously bright clothes for most of the story, but as he [[spoiler: continues to turn into [[MonsterOfTheWeek Greeed]] ]], it starts incorporating more purple, black and white (the colors of [[DeadlyUpgrade Putotyra]] combo).

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** Probably not entirely by choice in case of Eiji Hino/[[Series/KamenRiderOOO Kamen Rider OOO]]. His normal wardrobe involved hideously bright contained bright, garish clothes for most of the story, but as he [[spoiler: continues to turn into [[MonsterOfTheWeek Greeed]] ]], it Greeed]]]], he starts incorporating wearing more purple, black and white (the colors of [[DeadlyUpgrade Putotyra]] combo).



** Hiiro Kagami changes from his doctor atire to black bussines suit after [[spoiler: betraying Doctor riders and the CR as whole in a DealWithTheDevil by the name [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Masamune Dan]] ]].

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** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'''s Hiiro Kagami changes from his doctor atire white doctor's coat to a black bussines suit after [[spoiler: betraying Doctor riders and the CR as whole in a DealWithTheDevil by the name [[CorruptCorporateExecutive [[spoiler:the BigBad Masamune Dan]] ]].Dan entices him by suggesting that he has the power to bring Hiiro's dead girlfriend Saki back to life.]].
*** In the same series, [[spoiler:Kiriya Kujo]] wears a black leather jacket when he starts working for the BigBad. He also gains a new Rider form that features far more black on it and starts using Proto Gashats (which equip him with monochromatic armor) as power-ups. [[spoiler:However, [[FakeDefector it's all an act]] to get close enough to Masamune to steal the Proto Gashats, and after doing so he returns to the good guys, wearing his trademark maroon jacket once more.]]
14th Sep '17 5:07:41 PM AdamC
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* The "Justice Lords", AlternateUniverse KnightTemplar versions of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', all wore redesigned costumes with much more black and monochrome. Except for Justice Lord Franchise/{{Superman}}, that is, whose costume was mostly ''white'', reflecting his more black-and-white view of morality than "our" Superman. Note that Franchise/WonderWoman's famously {{Stripperiffic}} outfit becomes extraordinarily ''conservative'' for her evil version, either inverting SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains or reflecting the moralizing KnightTemplar philosophy.

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* The "Justice Lords", AlternateUniverse KnightTemplar versions of the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', all wore redesigned costumes with much more black and monochrome. Except for Justice Lord Franchise/{{Superman}}, that is, whose costume was mostly ''white'', reflecting his more black-and-white view of morality than "our" Superman. Note that Franchise/WonderWoman's famously {{Stripperiffic}} outfit becomes extraordinarily ''conservative'' for her evil version, either inverting SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains or reflecting the moralizing KnightTemplar philosophy. Batman's outfit is also slightly brighter and boasts a silvery sheen, as this one no longer operates in the shadows (Gotham under the Justice Lord's reign is a [[CrapSaccharineWorld bright, pristine police state).]]
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