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14th Jun '16 8:21:10 AM unovezmas
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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear.'' '''''VideoGame/GuiltyGear.''''' Oh ''God.'' {{Cosplay}}ing characters from ''Guilty Gear'' requires either a lot of time and sewing skill, or [[CrackIsCheaper a lot of money.]] Of course, since its made by the same people as ''Guilty Gear'', ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is equally frustrating to do.

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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear.'' '''''VideoGame/GuiltyGear.''''' Oh ''God.'' {{Cosplay}}ing characters from ''Guilty Gear'' requires either a lot of time and sewing skill, or [[CrackIsCheaper a lot of money.]] Of course, since its made by the same people as ''Guilty Gear'', ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is equally frustrating to do.properly do cosplay for.
13th Jun '16 4:07:06 AM Waddle
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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', you can outfit your characters in special costume sets called, "fashion armor," which includes various suits, evening wear, and accessories. Of course, the regular armor sets are nothing to sneeze at either. You can see samples of both in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab-uRDnwILo GameXplain's 3-hour livestream.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', you can outfit your characters in special costume sets called, "fashion armor," which includes various suits, evening wear, and accessories. Of course, the regular armor sets are nothing to sneeze at either. You can see samples of both in [[http://www.in WebVideo/GameXplain[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab-uRDnwILo GameXplain's 's 3-hour livestream.]]
25th May '16 11:54:44 AM res20stupid
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* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/SuperDanganronpa2'', despite using an actual article of clothing. Hiyoko Saionji wears a traditional kimono which looks beautiful... but she can't dress herself properly by herself without looking like a whore[[note]]Not just a baseless insult - kimonos are supposed to have their obi (the sash which acts as a belt) tied around and into a bow on the back of the outfit, but prostitutes would have to tie the kimono by themselves, leaving the bow in the front[[/note]]. After [[spoiler: Mahiru, the only one who would help her, is killed]], people begin to notice that she's not washing because otherwise she couldn't get back into her own clothes, until someone informed her of the location of a large-body mirror. [[spoiler: It even gets her killed.]]
8th Mar '16 12:42:56 PM MissMarionette
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*** Let's not forget to mention that one of the reasons it's so Impossibly Cool is that there doesn't appear to be a visible way for Sasuke to get into the outfit (buttons, zippers, etc.), let alone out.
7th Mar '16 6:15:10 AM Eievie
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Such clothing is also often so tied to the character that they and only they can acquire it -- it seems to come from nowhere, fits them perfectly both symbolically and physically, and may even sometimes appear from [[{{Hammerspace}} nowhere]] a la the HyperspaceMallet.

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Such clothing is also often so tied to the character that they and only they can acquire it -- it it--it seems to come from nowhere, fits them perfectly both symbolically and physically, and may even sometimes appear from [[{{Hammerspace}} nowhere]] a la the HyperspaceMallet.



* The uniforms worn by schoolgirls in many anime -- ''Manga/KareKano'' comes specifically to mind -- would be manifestly unsuitable for school in the real world, and some might even qualify as [[FetishFuel fetish wear]].

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* The uniforms worn by schoolgirls in many anime -- ''Manga/KareKano'' anime--''Manga/KareKano'' comes specifically to mind -- would mind--would be manifestly unsuitable for school in the real world, and some might even qualify as [[FetishFuel fetish wear]].



* The girls of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', most noticeably during the SchoolFestival arc, can be found wearing outfits so beyond plausible function -- or possibility for that matter -- that their design may very well have been based on the question "How many [[FanService Fan-Service-y]] features can I cram into a single outfit per girl?".

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* The girls of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', most noticeably during the SchoolFestival arc, can be found wearing outfits so beyond plausible function -- or function--or possibility for that matter -- that matter--that their design may very well have been based on the question "How many [[FanService Fan-Service-y]] features can I cram into a single outfit per girl?".



** It's not so bad, really. At most, they look like a really petite women with a slight anorexia -- [[AuthorAppeal the author likes his girls small and skinny]]. But that look is considered uber-hot in their universe, hence the head-to-toe coverage -- Joker society is [[FantasticRacism incredibly racist towards Fatimas]], and many fear that they would [[ValuesDissonance seduce men with their unearthly beauty]]. Apparently, not without evidence.

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** It's not so bad, really. At most, they look like a really petite women with a slight anorexia -- [[AuthorAppeal anorexia--[[AuthorAppeal the author likes his girls small and skinny]]. But that look is considered uber-hot in their universe, hence the head-to-toe coverage -- Joker coverage--Joker society is [[FantasticRacism incredibly racist towards Fatimas]], and many fear that they would [[ValuesDissonance seduce men with their unearthly beauty]]. Apparently, not without evidence.



* Saber from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' can summon armor equal parts full-length medieval dress and overlapping plate-mail - anytime, anywhere. Dark Sakura gets an honorable mention for having clothes made of concentrated EVIL.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' - Hao's pants, [[http://haopants.tripod.com/ 'nuff said.]]

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* Saber from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' can summon armor equal parts full-length medieval dress and overlapping plate-mail - anytime, plate-mail--anytime, anywhere. Dark Sakura gets an honorable mention for having clothes made of concentrated EVIL.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' - Hao's ''Manga/ShamanKing''--Hao's pants, [[http://haopants.tripod.com/ 'nuff said.]]



* Ilena of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' wears an outfit consisting of what looks like plates of asymmetrical armor on one shoulder and one hip, three belts cover the other hip, with a tunic and thong-underwear-short things underneath. One arm has an arm-warmer with multiple belts on it, and she wears boots [[TooManyBelts with more belts on them.]] Now, the clothing is one thing, but ''how she manages to put such an ensemble on'' is another matter entirely: SHE ONLY HAS ONE ARM! And no - she doesn't have anybody to help her.

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* Ilena of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' wears an outfit consisting of what looks like plates of asymmetrical armor on one shoulder and one hip, three belts cover the other hip, with a tunic and thong-underwear-short things underneath. One arm has an arm-warmer with multiple belts on it, and she wears boots [[TooManyBelts with more belts on them.]] Now, the clothing is one thing, but ''how she manages to put such an ensemble on'' is another matter entirely: SHE ONLY HAS ONE ARM! And no - she no--she doesn't have anybody to help her.



* Franchise/GreenLantern's costume is created by the ring out of energy - the comics say the black sections are ice cold, and the green almost burns.

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* Franchise/GreenLantern's costume is created by the ring out of energy - the energy--the comics say the black sections are ice cold, and the green almost burns.



* In "{{Literature/Donkeyskin}}" and its variants, the heroine tries to discourage the affections of [[ParentalIncest her father]] or some other undesirable suitor by saying that she will marry only after he makes her a dress that shines like the sun, another like the moon, and a third one like the sky or stars -- and her suitor somehow manages to give her all of them. The French film adaptation ''Peau d'Ane'' in particular uses special effects to make her dresses truly dazzling, especially the "sky" one that looks as if real-life skies and clouds are actually passing over the fabric. Many variants also have her ask for a cloak made of animals' furs and skins which is much less glamorous than the dresses but much more fit for a disguise.

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* In "{{Literature/Donkeyskin}}" and its variants, the heroine tries to discourage the affections of [[ParentalIncest her father]] or some other undesirable suitor by saying that she will marry only after he makes her a dress that shines like the sun, another like the moon, and a third one like the sky or stars -- and stars--and her suitor somehow manages to give her all of them. The French film adaptation ''Peau d'Ane'' in particular uses special effects to make her dresses truly dazzling, especially the "sky" one that looks as if real-life skies and clouds are actually passing over the fabric. Many variants also have her ask for a cloak made of animals' furs and skins which is much less glamorous than the dresses but much more fit for a disguise.



* In ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'', Twilight attempts to orchestrate Rarity's alicorn ascension by having Sapphire Shores commission fifty-two dresses from her, each unique and from a different material. After having exhausted the run of conventional and mundane materials, she gets... inventive, managing to stabilise water into a thin film and sewing it into a ballgown, then following up with a dress made from ''fire'', then moving on to extruded sapphire, gold foil, diamond, condensed moonlight, solid magic... she is considering making the fifty-sixth out of alicorn wing feathers when Twilight points out that she's filled the order already, and - as she was about to use her own feathers - accomplished the ascension as well.

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* In ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'', Twilight attempts to orchestrate Rarity's alicorn ascension by having Sapphire Shores commission fifty-two dresses from her, each unique and from a different material. After having exhausted the run of conventional and mundane materials, she gets... inventive, managing to stabilise water into a thin film and sewing it into a ballgown, then following up with a dress made from ''fire'', then moving on to extruded sapphire, gold foil, diamond, condensed moonlight, solid magic... she is considering making the fifty-sixth out of alicorn wing feathers when Twilight points out that she's filled the order already, and - as and--as she was about to use her own feathers - accomplished feathers--accomplished the ascension as well.



* In ''Film/GreenLantern'', the title character's entire costume is done through CG, which gives it the appearance of him wearing a glowing, organic extension of his body-- a literal second skin (and muscles) made of pure green energy.

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* In ''Film/GreenLantern'', the title character's entire costume is done through CG, which gives it the appearance of him wearing a glowing, organic extension of his body-- a body--a literal second skin (and muscles) made of pure green energy.



* Felicia and Morrigan of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', who have the excuse of them not actually being clothes (but rather fur and magically shaped bats, respectively). ...Lucky bats. Morrigan also has the excuse of being a [[HornyDevils succubus]], so she has a reason to [[{{Stripperiffic}} expose some flesh]].

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* Felicia and Morrigan of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', who have the excuse of them not actually being clothes (but rather fur and magically shaped bats, respectively). ...Lucky lucky bats. Morrigan also has the excuse of being a [[HornyDevils succubus]], so she has a reason to [[{{Stripperiffic}} expose some flesh]].



** Sniper Wolf's AbsoluteCleavage fatigues look fantastic, but why on Earth did she think dressing like that ''in Alaska'' was appropriate? Consider that the low temperature forms relevant obstacles throughout the story - for instance, Snake had to be injected with special proteins in the Briefing sequence to protect him from frostbite, one door is inaccessible because it is frozen shut, Snake's Rations will freeze if he doesn't have them equipped while outside... Vulcan Raven is underdressed for the weather, too, but it's explained as his special power. Sniper Wolf has no excuse.

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** Sniper Wolf's AbsoluteCleavage fatigues look fantastic, but why on Earth did she think dressing like that ''in Alaska'' was appropriate? Consider that the low temperature forms relevant obstacles throughout the story - for story--for instance, Snake had to be injected with special proteins in the Briefing sequence to protect him from frostbite, one door is inaccessible because it is frozen shut, Snake's Rations will freeze if he doesn't have them equipped while outside... Vulcan Raven is underdressed for the weather, too, but it's explained as his special power. Sniper Wolf has no excuse.



* At least somewhat averted in ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' - Space Marine suits are constructed around the marine. They also consciously break away from just scaling up everything around the marine to achieve bigger body height: A marine's hands are actually in the forearms of his armour and move the suit's hands by feedback. They still seem to work pretty fine with regards to manual dexterity as experienced users like Tychus can for example hold a cigar for smoking without either dropping or crushing it. An interesting analysis [[http://sclegacy.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4607&page=2 here]]. tl;dr: Torso too narrow, arms too long, thighs too small, hips too wide. But it's not as bad as most fiction mech suits, like the one in the article picture above for instance.

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* At least somewhat averted in ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' - Space II}}''--Space Marine suits are constructed around the marine. They also consciously break away from just scaling up everything around the marine to achieve bigger body height: A marine's hands are actually in the forearms of his armour and move the suit's hands by feedback. They still seem to work pretty fine with regards to manual dexterity as experienced users like Tychus can for example hold a cigar for smoking without either dropping or crushing it. An interesting analysis [[http://sclegacy.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4607&page=2 here]]. tl;dr: Torso too narrow, arms too long, thighs too small, hips too wide. But it's not as bad as most fiction mech suits, like the one in the article picture above for instance.



* The girls of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Only a few of the outfits can be considered practical -- And they tend to be part of the occupation (For example, [[{{Miko}} Reimu, Sanae]], and [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]]. And even then they're not the most practical in a series where almost everyone flies.) The most impossibly cool must be Iku's shawl... thing that she can use as a {{whip|ItGood}} or [[ThisIsADrill drill]] and Utsuho's cape, which in ''Hisoutensoku'' has an ''[[UnmovingPlaid individually scrolling]]'' galaxy pattern on it. There's even a Pixiv meme about drawing what artists think how the clothes work [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/pools/1765 here]]. The amount of thought given into these is really impressive.

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* The girls of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Only a few of the outfits can be considered practical -- And practical--and they tend to be part of the occupation (For example, [[{{Miko}} Reimu, Sanae]], and [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]]. And even then they're not the most practical in a series where almost everyone flies.) The most impossibly cool must be Iku's shawl... thing that she can use as a {{whip|ItGood}} or [[ThisIsADrill drill]] and Utsuho's cape, which in ''Hisoutensoku'' has an ''[[UnmovingPlaid individually scrolling]]'' galaxy pattern on it. There's even a Pixiv meme about drawing what artists think how the clothes work [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/pools/1765 here]]. The amount of thought given into these is really impressive.
23rd Jan '16 9:35:02 PM Willbyr
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* Futaba Aoi from ''LightNovel/AsobiNiIkuYo!'' wears a battle suit so skintight she is literally shrinkwrapped into it.

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* Futaba Aoi from ''LightNovel/AsobiNiIkuYo!'' ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' wears a battle suit so skintight she is literally shrinkwrapped into it.
20th Jan '16 5:04:25 AM thatmadork
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* Like most anime, almost every character in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has an outlandish outfit with not only their own unique emblem and colour scheme, but also modifying their own clothing in various ways to get a unique look, from [[{{Ninja}} Blake]] [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Belladonna]] having one sleeve on one arm and a ribbon wrapped around the other to [[BoisterousBruiser Yang]] [[BikerBabe Xiao]] [[CoolBigSis Long]] having mismatched socks and an asymmetrical skirt. What makes ''RWBY'' a unique example is that it's a JustifiedTrope: eighty years before the events of the story, there was a huge world war where a fascist-style government tried to suppress all art, creativity and free will. They eventually lost to those who opposed such tyranny, and among the victors it became tradition to [[http://rwby.wikia.com/wiki/Color_Naming_Rule name their children after colours]]. Much like how fascism and nationalism were discredited as philosophies after the defeat of the Axis in World War II in real life, because of this shocking war over collectivism vs. individualism the world of Remnant places a societal emphasis on individuality, self-expression and general wackiness to a degree far beyond that of even our own world, which goes come way to explaining why between Jaune (who mostly wears a hoodie and jeans) and Pyrrha (who dresses in full Greco-Roman-styled armour), it's ''Jaune'' who sticks out more.
14th Jan '16 3:55:04 PM merotoker
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* ''Series/{{Oz}}'' has Adebisi's hat, which is a tiny knit cap much smaller than his (quite bald) head and is almost always worn at a gravity-defying angle; the mystery of how it stays on his head remains unsolved, and many fans actually considered it a separate character because of its apparent independence.



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14th Jan '16 3:53:04 PM merotoker
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* {{Lampshaded}} by Lightsong of ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', who muses that if one day all his servants disappeared, he'd be totally incapable of getting dressed.

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* {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Lightsong of ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', who muses that if one day all his servants disappeared, he'd be totally incapable of getting dressed.



* ''Series/{{Oz}}'' has Adebisi's hat, which is a tiny knit cap much smaller than his (quite bald) head and is almost always worn at a gravity-defying angle; the mystery of how it stays on his head remains unsolved, and many fans actually considered it a separate character because of its apparent independence.



* Stan the Salesman's coat from the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' games: the patterns [[UnmovingPlaid are always oriented the same way]] no matter how he moves his arms.
** They kept this, at great difficulty and expense, when the game went 3D.

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* Stan the Salesman's coat from the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' games: the patterns [[UnmovingPlaid are always oriented the same way]] no matter how he moves his arms.
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arms. They kept this, at great difficulty and expense, when the game went 3D.



* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear.'' '''''VideoGame/GuiltyGear.''''' Oh ''God.'' {{Cosplay}}ing characters from ''Guilty Gear'' requires either a lot of time and sewing skill, or [[CrackIsCheaper a lot of money.]] Of course, since its made by the same people as Guilty Gear, VideoGame/BlazBlue is equally frustrating to do.

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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear.'' '''''VideoGame/GuiltyGear.''''' Oh ''God.'' {{Cosplay}}ing characters from ''Guilty Gear'' requires either a lot of time and sewing skill, or [[CrackIsCheaper a lot of money.]] Of course, since its made by the same people as Guilty Gear, VideoGame/BlazBlue ''Guilty Gear'', ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is equally frustrating to do.
14th Jan '16 6:28:59 AM PurpleAlert
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* ''Series/{{Oz}}'' has Adebisi's hat, which is a tiny knit cap much smaller than his (quite bald) head and is almost always worn at a gravity-defying angle; the mystery of how it stays on his head remains unsolved, and many fans actually considered it a separate character because of its apparent independence.
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