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26th Aug '16 10:10:18 PM TrollMan
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* This can happen in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', although its generally not so much based on stats as what you can afford to craft. And additionally, the various armor bits can potentially clash not only with each other but with whatever outfit your player skin was drawn wearing. Most texture packs only exaggerate this trope further by giving each armor set a unique look.
** It gets worse when you start getting into useful-ability-granting one-to-a-set armor items added by mods like the odd-looking jetpack, batpack, and solar-helmet added by [=IndustrialCraft=] or the various garishly coloured magical armor items (and capes, and gloves) found in the Aether.
** The trope is more apparent when you start dying pieces of your leather armor with random colors.

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* This can happen in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', although its generally not so much based on stats as what you can afford to craft. And additionally, the various armor armour bits can potentially clash not only with each other but with whatever outfit your player skin was drawn wearing. Most texture packs only exaggerate this trope further by giving each armor armour set a unique look.
** It gets worse when you start getting into useful-ability-granting one-to-a-set armor armour items added by mods like the odd-looking jetpack, batpack, and solar-helmet added by [=IndustrialCraft=] or the various garishly coloured magical armor armour items (and capes, and gloves) found in the Aether.
** The trope is more apparent when you start dying pieces of your leather armor armour with random colors.colours (however this would an invoked example as dyeing does nothing to an armour's stats).
5th Aug '16 6:06:39 AM hullflyer
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** This was particularly prevalent in the first expansion, leading to [[http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll305/chaoswolf1982/WoWstuff/outlandclownsuit.jpg "Outland Clown Syndrome"]], [[http://i.imgur.com/ab5Zh5w.jpg repeatedly parodied]] until it became a nearly taboo subject to mention to developers. This was usually only avoided in druids (whose shapeshifted forms mostly hide gear) and arguably trolls (who are stylistically gaudy).

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** This was particularly prevalent in the first expansion, leading to [[http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll305/chaoswolf1982/WoWstuff/outlandclownsuit.jpg "Outland Clown Syndrome"]], [[http://i.imgur.com/ab5Zh5w.jpg repeatedly parodied]] until it became a nearly taboo subject to mention to developers. This was usually only avoided in druids (whose shapeshifted forms mostly hide gear) and arguably trolls (who are stylistically gaudy). The page image, in fact, is from a PennyArcade comic (see the entry further down) specifically making fun of how cloth wearers using quest-awarded gear in Hellfire Peninsula tended to look - the image is, horrifically, only a slight exaggeration.
3rd Aug '16 6:08:43 PM Robrecht
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** The trope was also occasionally inflicted on players by [[ItemCrafting tailors]] getting creative with the leather dye tub Two Year Veteran reward (especially intentionally bugged[[GoodBadBugs 'neon' leather dye tubs]]). The resulting mismatched clown suit wasn't technically better than any other exceptionally crafted leather set, but it wasn't worse either, so not wearing it after buying it would be a waste.

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** The trope was also occasionally inflicted on players by [[ItemCrafting tailors]] getting creative with the leather dye tub Two Year Veteran reward (especially intentionally bugged[[GoodBadBugs bugged [[GoodBadBugs 'neon' leather dye tubs]]). The resulting mismatched clown suit wasn't technically better than any other exceptionally crafted leather set, but it wasn't worse either, so not wearing it after buying it would be a waste.
3rd Aug '16 6:07:41 PM Robrecht
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* For the longest time, ''VideoGame/UltimaOnline'' averted this trope entirely because armor and weapons were all the same mundane metallic silver color. In fact, even when colored ores were introduced, they were mostly dull in color, and players tended to wear uniform suits since mixing and matching metal types conferred no significant benefit.

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* For the longest time, ''VideoGame/UltimaOnline'' averted this trope entirely because armor and weapons were all the same mundane metallic silver color. In fact, even when When colored ores were introduced, they were mostly dull in color, color and players tended to wear uniform suits since mixing and matching metal types conferred no significant benefit.benefit. Even so due to free for all looting and wear and tear on armor being applied semi-randomly colored ores led to players occasionally resorting to mixing mismatched pieces to create armor sets from those pieces of previously uniform sets not broken and/or looted yet.
** The trope was also occasionally inflicted on players by [[ItemCrafting tailors]] getting creative with the leather dye tub Two Year Veteran reward (especially intentionally bugged[[GoodBadBugs 'neon' leather dye tubs]]). The resulting mismatched clown suit wasn't technically better than any other exceptionally crafted leather set, but it wasn't worse either, so not wearing it after buying it would be a waste.
11th Jul '16 1:13:47 AM valos
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' both have methods to avert this, allowing players to wear gear over their actual armor for cosmetic purposes. Both also have methods to show a character's default starter outfit instead. For Terraria, since the starting clothing don't exist as actual items, you have to obtain "familiar" clothing that simply renders your armorless appearance. Starbound makes it easier via your starting clothes being actual items you can wear over your real armor, but the tradeoff is no equivalent starting headwear, forcing you to wear some other hat or helm instead of appearing bare-headed.
28th Jun '16 10:16:52 PM Stealth
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* No such luck with ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}''. Because equipment is randomized and stats can vary wildly even within the same class of equipment, picking the pieces that are most suited to your build can end up with a bewildering and mismatched collection of clothes and gear, as you have no less than 10 item slots and 4 weapon slots to juggle. You can gain set bonuses if you manage to put together a full outfit, but good luck accomplishing that, with drop rates and the lack of enemy respawns being what they are.
27th Jun '16 8:41:50 PM apathyboy
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*** Also one of the more useful schools for permanent enchantments is transmutation, so have fun glowing purple at people
21st May '16 6:49:54 PM MetalSlimeHunt
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'' allow you to mix-and-match armor parts to maximize your stats. Some of the armor combinations can look pretty goofy. Designing a mixed armor set that is actually meant to look {{Badass}}, [[RuleOfCool cool]], or [[RuleOfFunny intentionally hilarious]] is termed "Fashion Souls" by the community, and is a popular pastime among some players.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'', and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'' ''VideoGame/DarkSouls3'' allow you to mix-and-match armor parts to maximize your stats. Some of the armor combinations can look pretty goofy. Designing a mixed armor set that is actually meant to look {{Badass}}, [[RuleOfCool cool]], or [[RuleOfFunny intentionally hilarious]] is termed "Fashion Souls" by the community, and is a popular pastime among some players. As time has gone on, Fashion Souls has evolved among some players from a practice to a playstyle, on the logic that if you're truly skilled at Souls games you can forgo stat optimization entirely and focus only on style.
6th May '16 8:12:23 AM starofjusticev21
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* While none of it's seen in-game, ''VideoGame/SuperheroLeagueofHoboken'' decks out your party members in a bizarre and mismatched set of pieces of armor almost by default, like the Concrete Mortarboard, Deflector Undies, Teflon Jockstrap and Beat Up Tennis Shoes. Given the parodical nature of the game, this is obviously deliberate.
5th May '16 9:04:02 AM starofjusticev21
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* While none of it's seen in-game, ''VideoGame/SuperheroLeagueofHoboken'' decks out your party members in a bizarre and mismatched set of pieces of armor almost by default, like the Concrete Mortarboard, Deflector Undies, Teflon Jockstrap and Beat Up Tennis Shoes. Given the parodical nature of the game, this is obviously deliberate.
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