History Main / KillerOutfit

27th Apr '18 11:50:52 AM Idek618
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Killer Outfit is when a character dies as a direct result of the clothing he wears. Note that the clothing ''must'' be directly responsible (if an inanimate object can be described as responsible) for the death. If Bob is shot because he's disguised as one of the BigBad's henchmen, that would be MistakenIdentity. If Bob dons the disguise, catches the hem of his longcoat in his spurs, and breaks his neck in the resulting fall, that's Killer Outfit.

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Killer Outfit is when a character dies as a direct result of the clothing he wears.they wear. Note that the clothing ''must'' be directly responsible (if an inanimate object can be described as responsible) for the death. If Bob is shot because he's disguised as one of the BigBad's henchmen, that would be MistakenIdentity. If Bob dons the disguise, catches the hem of his longcoat in his spurs, and breaks his neck in the resulting fall, that's Killer Outfit.
28th Apr '17 10:23:55 AM ultimomant
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* The Comics/ECComics story "Death Suited Him!" (''Tales From the Crypt'' #22, Feb/March 1951) uses the urban legend about embalming fluid in a suit taken from a corpse (and worn by his murderer, so very much a KarmicPunishment).

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* The Comics/ECComics story "Death Suited Him!" (''Tales From the Crypt'' #22, Feb/March 1951) uses the urban legend about embalming fluid in a suit taken from a corpse (and worn by his murderer, so very much a KarmicPunishment).KarmicDeath).



* Series/TheTwilightZone1959: The episode "[[TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed What You Need]]" has it twice. The little man has a case that gives a person what they will need in the near future, and his ability is proven when he gives a gambler a pair of scissors, which narrowly averts this trope when his scarf gets caught in an elevator. [[spoiler: Played deadly straight later when said gambler tries to kill the peddler, only to be tripped up by the new pair of shoes the peddler gives him, which leaves him to be killed by a speeding car. The shoes, you see, were what the ''peddler'' needed to escape.]]


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* Series/TheTwilightZone1959: The episode "[[TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed What You Need]]" has it twice. The little man has a case that gives a person what they will need in the near future, and his ability is proven when he gives a gambler a pair of scissors, which narrowly averts this trope when his scarf gets caught in an elevator. [[spoiler: Played deadly straight later when said gambler tries to kill the peddler, only to be tripped up by the new pair of shoes the peddler gives him, which leaves him to be killed by a speeding car. The shoes, you see, were what the ''peddler'' needed to escape.]]

19th Apr '17 2:02:30 PM Allronix
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* Series/TheTwilightZone1959: The episode "[[TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed What You Need]]" has it twice. The little man has a case that gives a person what they will need in the near future, and his ability is proven when he gives a gambler a pair of scissors, which narrowly averts this trope when his scarf gets caught in an elevator. [[spoiler: played deadly straight later when said gambler tries to kill the peddler, only to be tripped up by the new pair of shoes the peddler gives him, which leaves him to be killed by a speeding car.]]


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* Series/TheTwilightZone1959: The episode "[[TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed What You Need]]" has it twice. The little man has a case that gives a person what they will need in the near future, and his ability is proven when he gives a gambler a pair of scissors, which narrowly averts this trope when his scarf gets caught in an elevator. [[spoiler: played Played deadly straight later when said gambler tries to kill the peddler, only to be tripped up by the new pair of shoes the peddler gives him, which leaves him to be killed by a speeding car.car. The shoes, you see, were what the ''peddler'' needed to escape.]]

19th Apr '17 2:00:21 PM Allronix
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* On ''Series/OrphanBlack'', Aynsley is strangled when her scarf catches in a garbage disposal. %% Is this CapeSnag?
%% I would say no -- scarves and capes are different enough that this is the right page for the example.

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* On ''Series/OrphanBlack'', Aynsley is strangled when her scarf catches in a garbage disposal. %% Is
* Series/TheTwilightZone1959: The episode "[[TheTwilightZoneS1E12WhatYouNeed What You Need]]" has it twice. The little man has a case that gives a person what they will need in the near future, and his ability is proven when he gives a gambler a pair of scissors, which narrowly averts
this CapeSnag?
%% I would say no -- scarves and capes are different enough that this is
trope when his scarf gets caught in an elevator. [[spoiler: played deadly straight later when said gambler tries to kill the right page for peddler, only to be tripped up by the example.
new pair of shoes the peddler gives him, which leaves him to be killed by a speeding car.]]

18th Oct '16 12:11:10 PM WillBGood
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* The obscure 1973 movie ''Arnold'' has Creator/Roddy McDowall's character killed by a suit that shrinks and strangles him (and possibly dismembers him, though we don't see that). An odd little [[http://www.angelfire.com/de3/kriegerg69a/arnold/arnoldindex.html fansite]] for the film has some stills of the death scene in question.

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* The obscure 1973 movie ''Arnold'' has Creator/Roddy McDowall's Creator/RoddyMcDowall's character killed by a suit that shrinks and strangles him (and possibly dismembers him, though we don't see that). An odd little [[http://www.angelfire.com/de3/kriegerg69a/arnold/arnoldindex.html fansite]] for the film has some stills of the death scene in question.
18th Oct '16 12:10:59 PM WillBGood
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* The Comics/ECComics story "Death Suited Him!" (''Tales From the Crypt'' #22, Feb/March 1951) uses the urban legend about embalming fluid in a suit taken from a corpse (and worn by his murderer, so very much a KarmicPunishment).


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* The obscure 1973 movie ''Arnold'' has Creator/Roddy McDowall's character killed by a suit that shrinks and strangles him (and possibly dismembers him, though we don't see that). An odd little [[http://www.angelfire.com/de3/kriegerg69a/arnold/arnoldindex.html fansite]] for the film has some stills of the death scene in question.
10th May '16 2:17:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBooks/JudgeDredd'': PJ Maybe's parents killed themselves during Necropolis with special pants that sort of serve the same function as a CyanidePill--coat them with water and they release a poison that kills the wearer. He then tricks a neighborhood boy into wearing them so he can take his place.

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* ''ComicBooks/JudgeDredd'': ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': PJ Maybe's parents killed themselves during Necropolis with special pants that sort of serve the same function as a CyanidePill--coat them with water and they release a poison that kills the wearer. He then tricks a neighborhood boy into wearing them so he can take his place.
10th May '16 2:17:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBooks/JudgeDredd'': PJ Maybe's parents killed themselves during Necropolis with special pants that sort of serve the same function as a CyanidePill--coat them with water and they release a poison that kills the wearer. He then tricks a neighborhood boy into wearing them so he can take his place.
14th Feb '16 9:57:32 AM Antigone3
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* In ''Series/CriminalMinds'', the modus operandi of the UnSub in one episode was to sew his victims into nicotine-laced dresses and wait for them to die.

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* In ''Series/CriminalMinds'', the modus operandi of the UnSub [=UnSub=] in one episode was to sew his victims into nicotine-laced dresses and wait for them to die.



* According to some fan sites, this trope was averted with [[Series/DoctorWho the Fourth Doctor's]] trademark scarf. The original scarf wrapped snugly around Creator/TomBaker's neck. The switch to a loosely-wrapped scarf supposedly happened after the original scarf almost choked Baker.

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* According to some fan sites, this trope was averted with [[Series/DoctorWho the Fourth Doctor's]] trademark scarf. The original scarf wrapped snugly around Creator/TomBaker's neck. The switch to a loosely-wrapped scarf supposedly happened after the original scarf snagged on a set piece and almost choked Baker.
11th Feb '16 9:39:27 PM Bissek
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* In Creator/TimDorsey's first novel, ''Florida Roadkill'', a man is ''murdered'' by fashion. His girlfriend drugs him, slips a pair of tight jeans onto him, and then carefully soaks and dries out the pants until the fabric shrinks to the point where it cuts off all blood circulation below his waist.
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