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* [[ComicBook/TheCreeper Jack Ryder]] actually got his costume from a costume shop's rejected costume parts. And it shows. In ''Batman: The Animated Series'' he acquired the costume from various clothes in a Vintage Clothing boutique.
* [[GreenLantern Alan Scott]] got his costume from a theatre's box of spare costume parts.
* Ditto for Jack Knight as Comicbook/{{Starman}}, whose costume is something he pieced together in a few minutes from things he hadn't sold in his secondhand shop.
* ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}'s costumes, before she got depowered were probably inspired by the anime look, but she's the comic book example that jumps out as having WAY too many accessories. Her most infamous attire is a bright yellow trench-coat, huge ''hot pink'' wrap around glasses, and what looks like giant dishwashing gloves, and this was worn over shorts and a red shirt. Given that she debuted in TheEighties... WordOfGod is that the outfit was deliberately designed to look like a ComicBook/{{Robin}} costume made out of actual clothing.
** Wonderfully {{Lampshaded}} in the Marvel vs DC {{Crossover}}: [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] appears out of nowhere in front of Jubilee and she just replies (paraphrasing) "Nice outfit." They end up as potential love interests [[spoiler: before battling.]]

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* [[ComicBook/TheCreeper ''ComicBook/TheCreeper'': Jack Ryder]] Ryder actually got his costume from a costume shop's rejected costume parts. And it shows. In ''Batman: The Animated Series'' he acquired the costume from various clothes in a Vintage Clothing boutique.
* [[GreenLantern ''Franchise/GreenLantern'': Alan Scott]] Scott got his costume from a theatre's box of spare costume parts.
* Ditto for Jack Knight as Comicbook/{{Starman}}, ComicBook/{{Starman}}, whose costume is something he pieced together in a few minutes from things he hadn't sold in his secondhand shop.
* ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}'s costumes, before she got depowered depowered, were probably inspired by the anime look, but she's the comic book comic-book example that jumps out as having WAY too many accessories. Her most infamous attire is a bright yellow trench-coat, huge ''hot pink'' wrap around glasses, and what looks like giant dishwashing gloves, and this was worn over shorts and a red shirt. Given that she debuted in TheEighties... WordOfGod is that the outfit was deliberately designed to look like a ComicBook/{{Robin}} costume made out of actual clothing.
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clothing. Wonderfully {{Lampshaded}} in the Marvel vs DC {{Crossover}}: [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}} appears out of nowhere in front of Jubilee and she just replies (paraphrasing) "Nice outfit." They end up as potential love interests [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before battling.]]



* Subverted with Comicbook/{{Manhunter}}, whose costume was assembled from whatever super-weapons she could grab from the evidence room. It looks badass.

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* Subverted with Comicbook/{{Manhunter}}, ComicBook/{{Manhunter}}, whose costume was assembled from whatever super-weapons she could grab from the evidence room. It looks badass.



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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', those new outfits are not ''haute couture,'' to put it mildly. Donatello has a computer's cooling fan stuck to the back of his shell, and Michelangelo has a hoodie tied around his waist as a belt, among other things. Flashbacks show that the turtles dressed that way since they were children, probably from what they could scrounge from the sewers.

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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', those new outfits are not ''haute couture,'' couture'', to put it mildly. Donatello has a computer's cooling fan stuck to the back of his shell, and Michelangelo has a hoodie tied around his waist as a belt, among other things. Flashbacks show that the turtles dressed that way since they were children, probably from what they could scrounge from the sewers.



** In ''Wraith Squadron'', when three Wraiths doing TheInfiltration are passing as [[HawaiianShirtedTourist wild-shirted tourists]], well - better just to quote.

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** In ''Wraith Squadron'', when three Wraiths doing TheInfiltration are passing as [[HawaiianShirtedTourist wild-shirted tourists]], well - -- better just to quote.



** Later in the same series 'Red Flight' are told to dress in the local FeudalFuture fashion for a diplomatic dinner. Wedge, Tycho and Wes choose nicely coordinated outfits, but Hobbie throws together random colours and styles from the wardrobe on the basis that:

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** Later in the same series 'Red Flight' "Red Flight" are told to dress in the local FeudalFuture fashion for a diplomatic dinner. Wedge, Tycho and Wes choose nicely coordinated outfits, but Hobbie throws together random colours colors and styles from the wardrobe on the basis that:



** The Second Doctor had a many-pocketed, unkempt coat to go with his 'space hobo' look.

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** The Second Doctor had a many-pocketed, unkempt coat to go with his 'space hobo' "space hobo" look.



** The Fourth Doctor's first season outfit is a horrible shabby mess - an ugly shirt, a corduroy jacket with patches on the elbows, a tacky brown and yellow argyle cardigan, a crumpled up scarf used as a tie, scuffed shoes and baggy trousers - the aim being to reflect how young he was compared to the previous Doctors, foregoing 'mad professor' in favour of 'starving student'. And there's that scarf; a [[ThrowItIn happy accident]] (they bought too much wool for the old lady who knitted it expecting her to only use what she needed to make a normal scarf, but instead she thought she was supposed to use it all up). As the Doctor's character developed it was decided he should begin to look [[ByronicHero bohemian and byronic]] - he grows his sideburns out longer, ditches the jacket for frock coats, swaps the cardigan for waistcoats, the scuffed shoes for boots with tall heels, and the tacky shirt for a plain ivory shirt with voluminous Victorian-style sleeves, themes he sticks to for the whole of the rest of his tenure. Having established a beautiful and romantic taste in fashion, he then goes on to bury it under huge hair, a big floppy hat and several layers of hideous and ill-matching scarf significantly longer than he is tall, with awesomely disastrous visual results. Certain stories exploit this by having him remove all the mismatched parts of his outfit [[SheCleansUpNicely in order to give him a few moments of looking actually good]], usually when he's supposed to be dashing and romantic, or DarkerAndEdgier ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E2TheHandOfFear The Hand of Fear]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]", some scenes in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E3ImageOfTheFendahl Image of the Fendahl]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]" and the punting scene in "Shada" come to mind). He tends to stick to browns with the occasional dash of dark red or purple - WordOfGod says the colour palette was inspired by the tendency to describe Creator/TomBaker's [[BadassBaritone distinctive voice]] as "[[TastesLikePurple dark brown]]". Early on he also has a habit of doing his buttons up wrong - he buttons up his cardigan so one side is longer than the other, buttons up his frock coat so the double-breast doesn't cross right, and (in "The Masque of Mandragora") does up his waistcoat all the way to the bottom, creating a weird bulge.

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** The Fourth Doctor's first season outfit is a horrible shabby mess - -- an ugly shirt, a corduroy jacket with patches on the elbows, a tacky brown and yellow argyle cardigan, a crumpled up crumpled-up scarf used as a tie, scuffed shoes and baggy trousers - -- the aim being to reflect how young he was compared to the previous Doctors, foregoing 'mad professor' "mad professor" in favour favor of 'starving student'."starving student". And there's that scarf; a [[ThrowItIn happy accident]] (they bought too much wool for the old lady who knitted it expecting her to only use what she needed to make a normal scarf, but instead she thought she was supposed to use it all up). As the Doctor's character developed it was decided he should begin to look [[ByronicHero bohemian and byronic]] - -- he grows his sideburns out longer, ditches the jacket for frock coats, swaps the cardigan for waistcoats, the scuffed shoes for boots with tall heels, and the tacky shirt for a plain ivory shirt with voluminous Victorian-style sleeves, themes he sticks to for the whole of the rest of his tenure. Having established a beautiful and romantic taste in fashion, he then goes on to bury it under huge hair, a big floppy hat and several layers of hideous and ill-matching scarf significantly longer than he is tall, with awesomely disastrous visual results. Certain stories exploit this by having him remove all the mismatched parts of his outfit [[SheCleansUpNicely in order to give him a few moments of looking actually good]], usually when he's supposed to be dashing and romantic, or DarkerAndEdgier ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E2TheHandOfFear The Hand of Fear]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]", some scenes in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E3ImageOfTheFendahl Image of the Fendahl]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]" and the punting scene in "Shada" come to mind). He tends to stick to browns with the occasional dash of dark red or purple - WordOfGod says the colour palette was inspired by the tendency to describe Creator/TomBaker's [[BadassBaritone distinctive voice]] as "[[TastesLikePurple dark brown]]". Early on he also has a habit of doing his buttons up wrong - he buttons up his cardigan so one side is longer than the other, buttons up his frock coat so the double-breast doesn't cross right, and (in "The Masque of Mandragora") does up his waistcoat all the way to the bottom, creating a weird bulge.



** The Tenth Doctor wears a brown pinstripe or blue suit (it varies) with an open collar shirt, a tie and... Converse trainers (in three varying colors), along with a [[BadassLongcoat duster]]. Believe it or not, the whole thing works.
*** The trainers-with-suit looked odder when Ten's stint started than it does now, since while it hasn't exactly become a trend, it definitely has its imitators.
** The Eleventh Doctor got most of his outfit from what was lying around in a hospital while he was fighting two StarfishAliens. The old professor outfit with a bowtie is actually one of the more "normal" ones. For one brief, shining moment in the season finale, his outfit consisted of tight pants, button-down shirt, tweed jacket, suspenders, bowtie, and ''[[NiceHat a fez]]''. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} While holding a mop]], [[CrazyAwesome for no particular reason]].* At the start of the next season, he has a stetson. However, River Song doesn't like him in hats and has an... ''unambiguous'' way of demonstrating this. There's also his long-johns which he wore for the majority of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]". ItMakesSenseInContext but especially on Creator/MattSmith's lanky frame, the effect is more than a little silly.

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** The Tenth Doctor wears a brown pinstripe or blue suit (it varies) with an open collar shirt, a tie and... Converse trainers (in three varying colors), along with a [[BadassLongcoat duster]]. Believe it or not, the whole thing works.
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works. The trainers-with-suit looked odder when Ten's stint started than it does now, since while it hasn't exactly become a trend, it definitely has its imitators.
** The Eleventh Doctor got most of his outfit from what was lying around in a hospital while he was fighting two StarfishAliens. The old professor outfit with a bowtie is actually one of the more "normal" ones. For one brief, shining moment in the season finale, his outfit consisted of tight pants, button-down shirt, tweed jacket, suspenders, bowtie, and ''[[NiceHat a fez]]''. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} While holding a mop]], [[CrazyAwesome for no particular reason]].* At the start of the next season, he has a stetson. However, River Song doesn't like him in hats and has an... ''unambiguous'' way of demonstrating this. There's also his long-johns which he wore for the majority of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]". ItMakesSenseInContext but especially on Creator/MattSmith's lanky frame, the effect is more than a little silly.



* For a modest man, James May on ''Series/TopGear'' has a collection of incredibly loud shirts. He especially favors a purple-and-pink striped number. One of them, a white shirt with a blue flower pattern, even has its own fanbase. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the man himself during an episode of ''Series/JamesMaysManLab'', when he presents a rack full of said shirts, and then proceeds to pull out the infamous purple-and-pink one...
--> '''James:''' Look at this thing. ''[[MythologyGag I've never even worn it!]]''

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* ''Series/TopGear'':
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For a modest man, James May on ''Series/TopGear'' on has a collection of incredibly loud shirts. He especially favors a purple-and-pink striped number. One of them, a white shirt with a blue flower pattern, even has its own fanbase. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the man himself during an episode of ''Series/JamesMaysManLab'', when he presents a rack full of said shirts, and then proceeds to pull out the infamous purple-and-pink one...
--> '''James:''' --->'''James:''' Look at this thing. ''[[MythologyGag I've never even worn it!]]''



-->"Are you wearing that for a bet?"

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-->"Are --->"Are you wearing that for a bet?"



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* The Flash Gits of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' "fame" often come across looking like the {{Pirate}}/[[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry jewelry]]/BlingOfWar version of this. Since they are [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], they believe that [[GoldMakesEverythingShiny the more shiny things they wear]], the [[NiceHat larger their hats are]], the awesomer the banner they strap to their backs and the bigger their gun (or guns!) are, the more respect they will get.

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* The Flash Gits of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' "fame" often come across looking like the {{Pirate}}/[[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry jewelry]]/BlingOfWar version of this. Since they are [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], they believe that [[GoldMakesEverythingShiny the more shiny things they wear]], the [[NiceHat larger their hats are]], the awesomer the banner they strap to their backs and the bigger their gun (or guns!) are, the more respect they will get.



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4th Mar '18 7:55:46 PM nombretomado
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* SuperJunior's 5th album concept ended up looking a lot like this. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Simple#/media/File:Superjunior_mrsimple.jpg Hilarity]] ensued. [[https://kpop007love.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/leeteuk-2.jpg Leeteuk]] in particular has two coats, a {{sarashi}} made of rope, and two pairs of underwear over fishnet stockings.

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* SuperJunior's Music/SuperJunior's 5th album concept ended up looking a lot like this. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Simple#/media/File:Superjunior_mrsimple.jpg Hilarity]] ensued. [[https://kpop007love.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/leeteuk-2.jpg Leeteuk]] in particular has two coats, a {{sarashi}} made of rope, and two pairs of underwear over fishnet stockings.
21st Feb '18 4:16:33 AM AirofMystery
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': [[http://xii.venusgospel.net/ff12_basch.html Basch.]] While odd wardrobe choices are virtually everywhere - Fran and Vaan wear [[ChainmailBikini armour that protects no vital organs at all]], Penelo has bizarre leather wing-things on the back of her costume that must be rather uncomfortable when sitting in a chair, and Ashe seems to think "leader of LaResistance" and "neon pink hotpants" go together - Basch goes the extra mile by showing up in ''multiple'' ridiculous outfits, including at various points bright orange shorts under armour, a leather thong on the outside of his clothes that seems to be riding up rather a lot, and an open-fronted shirt and jacket combo set off with what appears to be a potholder or a scrap of his favourite childhood security blanket strapped to one side of his chest.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': [[http://xii.venusgospel.net/ff12_basch.html Basch.]] While odd wardrobe choices are virtually everywhere - The national costume of Dalmasca appears to be "[[{{Stripperific}} pastel BDSM wear]]", Vaan never puts on a shirt, Fran and Vaan wear wears [[ChainmailBikini armour that protects no vital organs at all]], a merry-widow with thigh-highs]], Penelo has bizarre leather wing-things on the back of her costume that must be rather uncomfortable when sitting in a chair, and costume, Ashe seems to think "leader of LaResistance" has a Chippendales collar and "neon pink hotpants" go together - the world's shortest skirt, but Basch goes takes the extra mile cake by showing up in ''multiple'' ridiculous outfits, including at various points outfits: bright orange shorts under armour, a leather thong on the outside of his clothes that seems to be riding up rather a lot, and an open-fronted shirt and jacket combo set off with what appears to be a potholder or a scrap of his favourite childhood security blanket strapped to one side of his chest.
17th Feb '18 1:26:21 PM nombretomado
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* {{Prince}} and the Revolution in TheEighties had this as their default mode, especially between 1983-1985. [[http://www.last.fm/music/Prince%2B%2526%2BThe%2BRevolution/+images Evidence]], complete with predictable EightiesHair.

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* {{Prince}} Music/{{Prince}} and the Revolution in TheEighties had this as their default mode, especially between 1983-1985. [[http://www.last.fm/music/Prince%2B%2526%2BThe%2BRevolution/+images Evidence]], complete with predictable EightiesHair.
15th Feb '18 4:48:07 PM nombretomado
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* While leveling in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' you'll often end up with a medley of gear for your VirtualPaperDoll. PennyArcade explores the problem in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/01/02/ this comic]], and the Brothers Grinn illustrate it [[http://www.supermegatopia.com/booty/gallery/gallery.php?thisLink=theclash.jpg here]].
** The various quest reward gear items obtained between levels 60 to 65 are the most blatant example of this trope as well as the inspiration for the PennyArcade comic. Mismatched in the most extreme case of garish color clash that could only occur if a clown car exploded in a Skittles factory, the stats on the pieces are still head and shoulders above the most powerful endgame raid gear obtained prior to ''The Burning Crusade'' expansion. Many players refer to this phase of a character's life as ''the pimp suit.''

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* While leveling in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' you'll often end up with a medley of gear for your VirtualPaperDoll. PennyArcade ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' explores the problem in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/01/02/ this comic]], and the Brothers Grinn illustrate it [[http://www.supermegatopia.com/booty/gallery/gallery.php?thisLink=theclash.jpg here]].
** The various quest reward gear items obtained between levels 60 to 65 are the most blatant example of this trope as well as the inspiration for the PennyArcade ''Penny Arcade'' comic. Mismatched in the most extreme case of garish color clash that could only occur if a clown car exploded in a Skittles factory, the stats on the pieces are still head and shoulders above the most powerful endgame raid gear obtained prior to ''The Burning Crusade'' expansion. Many players refer to this phase of a character's life as ''the pimp suit.''
12th Feb '18 6:54:25 PM nombretomado
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* Then there's the absurdity sported by the title character of ''Film/WildWorldOfBatwoman'', whose [[http://www.writeups.org/img/fiche/3627c.jpg costume]] resembles neither a bat, nor a woman. The actress actually made her own costume, although what she was taking at the time is a mystery to the ages.

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* Then there's the absurdity sported by the title character of ''Film/WildWorldOfBatwoman'', ''Film/TheWildWorldOfBatwoman'', whose [[http://www.writeups.org/img/fiche/3627c.jpg costume]] resembles neither a bat, nor a woman. The actress actually made her own costume, although what she was taking at the time is a mystery to the ages.
31st Jan '18 7:38:39 PM Nohbody
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* Haruko from ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' is a big example. Naota isn't; cosplayers are only recognizable as such due to LimitedWardrobe.

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%% * Haruko from ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' is a big example. Naota isn't; cosplayers are only recognizable as such due to LimitedWardrobe.



* ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} before she got depowered. Her costumes were probably inspired by the anime look, but she's the comic book example that jumps out as having WAY too many accessories. Her most infamous attire is a bright yellow trench-coat, huge ''hot pink'' wrap around glasses, and what looks like giant dishwashing gloves, and this was worn over shorts and a red shirt. Given that she debuted in TheEighties... WordOfGod is that the outfit was deliberately designed to look like a ComicBook/{{Robin}} costume made out of actual clothing.

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* ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}'s costumes, before she got depowered. Her costumes depowered were probably inspired by the anime look, but she's the comic book example that jumps out as having WAY too many accessories. Her most infamous attire is a bright yellow trench-coat, huge ''hot pink'' wrap around glasses, and what looks like giant dishwashing gloves, and this was worn over shorts and a red shirt. Given that she debuted in TheEighties... WordOfGod is that the outfit was deliberately designed to look like a ComicBook/{{Robin}} costume made out of actual clothing.



* One incident forced [[IronMan Tony Stark]] to don pieces of costumes from his fellow West Coast Avengers to retrieve one of his missing armors. Hawkeye ended up giving him the joking name "Spare Parts Man". Thankfully, he retired that "armor" pretty quickly.
* Hay Lin of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}''.

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* One In ''ComicBook/IronMan'', one incident forced [[IronMan Tony Stark]] Stark to don pieces of costumes from his fellow West Coast Avengers to retrieve one of his missing armors. Hawkeye ended up giving him the joking name "Spare Parts Man". Thankfully, he retired that "armor" pretty quickly.
%% * Hay Lin of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}''.



* ComicBook/JohnnyTurbo's outfit. Just... the whole thing.

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%% * ComicBook/JohnnyTurbo's outfit. Just... the whole thing.



* Tyler Durden's wardrobe in the movie version of ''Film/FightClub'' is a combination of retro ImpossiblyCoolClothes and deliberately shabby rummage sale clothes that perfectly convey Durden's iconoclastic-rebel-hipster personality. The fact that they look ''so'' cool is aided enormously by the fact that they're worn by [[StupidSexyFlanders Brad Pitt]]. WordOfGod is that the tacky pink bathrobe he wears in one scene actually belonged to his girlfriend at the time.

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* Tyler Durden's wardrobe in the movie version of ''Film/FightClub'' is a combination of retro ImpossiblyCoolClothes and deliberately shabby rummage sale clothes that perfectly convey Durden's iconoclastic-rebel-hipster personality. The fact that they look ''so'' cool is aided enormously by the fact that they're worn by [[StupidSexyFlanders Brad Pitt]]. WordOfGod is that Pitt]], whose girlfriend at the time provided the tacky pink bathrobe he wears in one scene actually belonged to his girlfriend at the time.scene.



* Everything worn by anyone in ''Film/LiquidSky''.
* The Film/PumaMan costume definitely qualifies. Khaki pants and a poncho do not a superhero costume make.

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%% * Everything worn by anyone in ''Film/LiquidSky''.
* The Film/PumaMan titular hero of ''Film/PumaMan'' has a costume definitely qualifies. Khaki that consists of khaki pants and a poncho do not a superhero costume make.poncho.



* Otto the zombie from ''Film/OttoOrUpWithDeadPeople'' and his goth/punk/emo outfit.

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%% * Otto the zombie from ''Film/OttoOrUpWithDeadPeople'' and his goth/punk/emo outfit.



* Most of the time, when characters in the Literature/XWingSeries have their clothing mentioned at all, they're in pilot's jumpsuits. But in ''Wraith Squadron'', when three Wraiths doing TheInfiltration are passing as [[HawaiianShirtedTourist wild-shirted tourists]], well - better just to quote.
-->Wedge shook his [pile of clothes] out. A short-sleeved tunic in orange and yellow tropical fruit patterns and short pants in lavendar. "I'm going to throw up."\\

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* Most of the time, when characters in the Literature/XWingSeries ''Literature/XWingSeries'' have their clothing mentioned at all, they're in pilot's jumpsuits. But in jumpsuits, although there are notable exceptions.
** In
''Wraith Squadron'', when three Wraiths doing TheInfiltration are passing as [[HawaiianShirtedTourist wild-shirted tourists]], well - better just to quote.
-->Wedge --->Wedge shook his [pile of clothes] out. A short-sleeved tunic in orange and yellow tropical fruit patterns and short pants in lavendar.lavender. "I'm going to throw up."\\



-->"There are three types of dress clothing. The kind that offends the wearer, the kind that offends the viewers, and the kind the offends everybody. I'm going for the third type. Fair is fair."
* Claudia from ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' series was described as wearing the wackiest outfits possible, often a mismash of clothes from clashing social situations (ie, a tutu, combat boots, baseball jersey, and top hat) usually followed by the sentence, "On anyone else, it would have looked crazy, but on Claudia, it was fabulous!".

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-->"There --->"There are three types of dress clothing. The kind that offends the wearer, the kind that offends the viewers, and the kind the offends everybody. I'm going for the third type. Fair is fair."
* Claudia from ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' series series:
** Claudia
was described as wearing the wackiest outfits possible, often a mismash of clothes from clashing social situations (ie, a tutu, combat boots, baseball jersey, and top hat) usually followed by the sentence, "On anyone else, it would have looked crazy, but on Claudia, it was fabulous!".



* Many of the more ignorant wizards and witches in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' tend to err towards this when trying to pass off as Muggles. This is partly due to the majority of wizarding society secluding themselves from the Muggle world (thus not really interacting with them much, if at all), and/or dressing primarily in long robes and other such similar items.
** Those who do fare better tend to be either Muggle-born or half-blood (thus, usually in the constant presence of Muggles), or they study Muggles (as Mr. Weasley does, thus ensuring his children pick up this skill from him).
* [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]] wears a suit that would be positively natty, albeit more appropriate for a StageMagician than a chocolate factory owner, if not for the strange colors involved: plum-colored tailcoat, bottle-green trousers, pearly-gray gloves, black top hat. Tellingly, the two movie adaptations tone this down into coordinating but still-whimsical ensembles and have him clean-shaven -- he's written as having a black goatee -- to boot. The [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]] chooses to take the original description and push it further -- teal lapels and cuffs on the coat, an orange WaistcoatOfStyle, blue tie with orange stripes. On top of that, there are several contrasting patterns invoked, resulting in quite an eyeful. Of course, this is a reflection of Mr. Wonka's [[TheWonka extreme eccentricity]], and depending on one's point of view could even be regarded as AwesomeAnachronisticApparel. Moreover, it is all beautifully tailored and he is impeccably groomed in all versions, so he's a SharpDressedMan as well!

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* Many of the more ignorant wizards and witches in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' tend to err towards this when trying to pass off as Muggles. This is partly due to the majority of wizarding society secluding themselves from the Muggle world (thus not really interacting with them much, if at all), and/or dressing primarily in long robes and other such similar items.
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items. Those who do fare better tend to be either Muggle-born or half-blood (thus, usually in the constant presence of Muggles), or they study Muggles (as Mr. Weasley does, thus ensuring his children pick up this skill from him).
* [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'': Willy Wonka]] Wonka wears a suit that would be positively natty, albeit more appropriate for a StageMagician than a chocolate factory owner, if not for the strange colors involved: plum-colored tailcoat, bottle-green trousers, pearly-gray gloves, black top hat. Tellingly, the two movie adaptations tone this down into coordinating but still-whimsical ensembles and have him clean-shaven -- he's written as having a black goatee -- to boot. The [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]] chooses to take the original description and push it further -- teal lapels and cuffs on the coat, an orange WaistcoatOfStyle, blue tie with orange stripes. On top of that, there are several contrasting patterns invoked, resulting in quite an eyeful. Of course, this is a reflection of Mr. Wonka's [[TheWonka extreme eccentricity]], and depending on one's point of view could even be regarded as AwesomeAnachronisticApparel. Moreover, it is all beautifully tailored and he is impeccably groomed in all versions, so he's a SharpDressedMan as well!



* There's a lot of this in Creator/PhilipKDick's 1969 science fiction novel Literature/{{Ubik}}. At one point, a character is described as wearing a "''tweed toga, loafers, crimson sash and a purple airplane propeller beanie''." Given that it's a Philip K. Dick novel, this might be a genuine attempt to simulate future fashion, or it might just be [[{{postmodernism}} weird for the sake of weird.]]

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* There's a lot of this in Creator/PhilipKDick's 1969 science fiction novel Literature/{{Ubik}}.''Literature/{{Ubik}}''. At one point, a character is described as wearing a "''tweed toga, loafers, crimson sash and a purple airplane propeller beanie''." Given that it's a Philip K. Dick novel, this might be a genuine attempt to simulate future fashion, or it might just be [[{{postmodernism}} weird for the sake of weird.]]



* 1977 Spike from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Season 5. DEAR GOD, 1977 Spike.
* Colin Mochrie is notorious for this on both versions of Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway
* Various incarnations of [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] take this approach to their outfits. The later versions tend towards less outlandish but nonetheless distinctive looks.

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%% * 1977 Spike from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Season 5. DEAR GOD, 1977 Spike.
%% * Colin Mochrie is notorious for this on both versions of Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway
''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''.
* Various incarnations of [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] titular timelord in ''Series/DoctorWho'' take this approach to their outfits. The later versions tend towards less outlandish but nonetheless distinctive looks.



** The Tenth Doctor wears a brown pinstripe or blue suit (it varies) with an open collar shirt, a tie and... Converse trainers (in three varying colors). Not to mention the [[BadassLongcoat duster]]. Believe it or not, the whole thing works.

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** The Tenth Doctor wears a brown pinstripe or blue suit (it varies) with an open collar shirt, a tie and... Converse trainers (in three varying colors). Not to mention the colors), along with a [[BadassLongcoat duster]]. Believe it or not, the whole thing works.



** The Eleventh Doctor got most of his outfit from what was lying around in a hospital while he was fighting two StarfishAliens. The old professor outfit with a bowtie is actually one of the more "normal" ones.
*** For one brief, shining moment in the season finale, Eleven's outfit consisted of tight pants, button-down shirt, tweed jacket, suspenders, bowtie, and ''[[NiceHat a fez]]''. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} While holding a mop]], [[CrazyAwesome for no particular reason]].
*** And at the start of the next season, he has a stetson. However, River Song doesn't like him in hats and has an... ''unambiguous'' way of demonstrating this.
*** There's also his long-johns which he wore for the majority of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]". ItMakesSenseInContext but especially on Creator/MattSmith's lanky frame, the effect is more than a little silly.

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** The Eleventh Doctor got most of his outfit from what was lying around in a hospital while he was fighting two StarfishAliens. The old professor outfit with a bowtie is actually one of the more "normal" ones.
***
ones. For one brief, shining moment in the season finale, Eleven's his outfit consisted of tight pants, button-down shirt, tweed jacket, suspenders, bowtie, and ''[[NiceHat a fez]]''. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} While holding a mop]], [[CrazyAwesome for no particular reason]].
*** And at
reason]].* At the start of the next season, he has a stetson. However, River Song doesn't like him in hats and has an... ''unambiguous'' way of demonstrating this. \n*** There's also his long-johns which he wore for the majority of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]". ItMakesSenseInContext but especially on Creator/MattSmith's lanky frame, the effect is more than a little silly.



** Those streamer outfits from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E6TheArk The Ark]]". Well, at least they tried something new...

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%% ** Those streamer outfits from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E6TheArk The Ark]]". Well, at least they tried something new...



* Harper in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Her clothes have been based around such things as food and markers. Harper goes beyond this and into crazy costumer, since she makes her own outfits.

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* The clothes worn by Harper in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Her clothes ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' have been based around such things as food and markers. Harper goes beyond this and into crazy costumer, since she makes her own outfits.



* Janet Donner, a one-off character from the ''Series/EerieIndiana'' episode "The Lost Hour". She spends most of the episode in an outfit that would almost look normal were it not for rampant over-accessorizing: Every inch of the front of her coat is covered with pins and brooches, her belt similarly has various items hanging off it, and her earrings are mismatched. However, as a teenager who's been living in an otherwise (mostly) deserted version of Eerie for a year, she just gets everything she has by looting the [[BazaarOfTheBizarre World O' Stuff]] - so it's ''meant'' to look like she's just been scavenging for whatever random trinkets she thinks look cool.

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* Janet Donner, a one-off character from the ''Series/EerieIndiana'' episode "The Lost Hour". She Hour", spends most of the episode in an outfit that would almost look normal were it not for rampant over-accessorizing: Every inch of the front of her coat is covered with pins and brooches, her belt similarly has various items hanging off it, and her earrings are mismatched. However, as a teenager who's been living in an otherwise (mostly) deserted version of Eerie for a year, she just gets everything she has by looting the [[BazaarOfTheBizarre World O' Stuff]] - so it's ''meant'' to look like she's just been scavenging for whatever random trinkets she thinks look cool.



* Captain B. Zarr from ''Pinball/ThePartyZone,'' who wears a black flight jacket, aviator goggles, a propeller-topped polka-dotted aviator helmet, and white cowboy gloves.

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* Captain B. Zarr from ''Pinball/ThePartyZone,'' who ''Pinball/ThePartyZone'' wears a black flight jacket, aviator goggles, a propeller-topped polka-dotted aviator helmet, and white cowboy gloves.



* The Flash Gits of TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} "fame" often come across looking like the {{Pirate}}/[[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry jewelry]]/BlingOfWar version of this. Since they are [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], they believe that [[GoldMakesEverythingShiny the more shiny things they wear]], the [[NiceHat larger their hats are]], the awesomer the banner they strap to their backs and the bigger their gun (or guns!) are, the more respect they will get.
** This is universally true, but not for the reason you think. Orks naturally respect the biggest ork around, and since orks grow in size the more they fight, when a Flash Git has more bling, they also tend to be bigger in size to account for all the heads they had to bash in to steal the bling they currently have.
** Unless the ork being impressed is also a Flash Git. Then they respect the ork for all his [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny shiny fings]].
** Although, by that time the other orks the Flash Git lived with have probably kicked him out of their clan for being too snooty, and then they somehow automatically become [[SpacePirates Freebootaz]]. It isn't really explained how, nor does anything orky need to be.

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* The Flash Gits of TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' "fame" often come across looking like the {{Pirate}}/[[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry jewelry]]/BlingOfWar version of this. Since they are [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], they believe that [[GoldMakesEverythingShiny the more shiny things they wear]], the [[NiceHat larger their hats are]], the awesomer the banner they strap to their backs and the bigger their gun (or guns!) are, the more respect they will get.
** This is universally true, but not for the reason you think. Orks naturally respect the biggest ork around, and since orks grow in size the more they fight, when a Flash Git has more bling, they also tend to be bigger in size to account for all the heads they had to bash in to steal the bling they currently have.
** Unless the ork being impressed is also a Flash Git. Then they respect the ork for all his [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny shiny fings]].
** Although, by that time the other orks the Flash Git lived with have probably kicked him out of their clan for being too snooty, and then they somehow automatically become [[SpacePirates Freebootaz]]. It isn't really explained how, nor does anything orky need to be.
get.



* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}''. Started a whole new fashion fad trying to duplicate the mismatching East Village thrift shop look, spending hundreds of dollars on what actually only costs $10 to achieve.

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* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}''. Started ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' a whole new fashion fad trying to duplicate the mismatching East Village thrift shop look, spending hundreds of dollars on what actually only costs $10 to achieve.



* Taken to extremes in the ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series of games: the bizarre half-barefoot footwear in the [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy first game]] are a particularly notable example. In ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' it's shown Jak still wears bandages fashioned like this ''under'' his boots.

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* Taken to extremes in the ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series of games: the games:
** The
bizarre half-barefoot footwear in the [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy first game]] are a particularly notable example. In ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' it's shown Jak still wears bandages fashioned like this ''under'' his boots.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', especially the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} third game]], would follow ''MadMax'' and have people (and people we mean Raiders) with weird attire made out of literal garbage, such as discarded tires. In ''The Pitt'' expansion for the third numbered game, Pitt Raiders have Bombshell armor with a bikini top literally made of bombshells (here being the front of a mini nuke bomb). In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', legionares wear what is obviously sports equipment with odd decorations (including feathers and paper plates). Centurions however show off their badass status by wearing a mishmash of things from enemies they've killed. Including supermutant helmets and Brotherhood armor parts. Much of the Legion's better armor is clearly constructed from football equipment.
* Most the major characters of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' wardrobe. May be a case of StylisticSuck.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', especially the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} third game]], would follow ''MadMax'' ''Film/MadMax'' and have people (and people we mean Raiders) Raiders with weird attire made out of literal garbage, such as discarded tires. In ''The Pitt'' expansion for the third numbered game, Pitt Raiders have Bombshell armor with a bikini top literally made of bombshells (here being the front of a mini nuke bomb). In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', legionares wear what is obviously sports equipment with odd decorations (including feathers and paper plates). Centurions however show off their badass status by wearing a mishmash of things from enemies they've killed. Including supermutant helmets and Brotherhood armor parts. Much of the Legion's better armor is clearly constructed from football equipment.
%% * Most the major characters of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' wardrobe. May be a case of StylisticSuck.



* From Software's VideoGame/{{Evergrace}} duology: the jokey or downright strange looking (calling someone from this series pants-on-head retarded could be disturbingly accurate) weapons and armor, ranging from a frying pan '''''WITH''''' the bacon and eggs still in it, to a bird's nest with the bird still in it (worn as a helmet), to a downed tree (the 'sacred pole', which is about 20 feet long and when not in use is off the edge of the screen), to a random globe you find on someone's desk, to a fanservice-y bit of armor which is just two straps with gigantic pauldrons all megaboost one or more stats. (keep also in mind they can be upgraded and utilized like normal equipment too. The shopkeeper even calls you out on it. "YOU want to upgrade THAT? You're weird.") However, the best all-round builds with an even increase in stats are all plain and generic armor of sorts. And the best full set in the game only looks out of place because this is a medieval fantasy game. (It's a suit of futuristic armor that resembles one of the ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' hover leg mechas). Since a good amount of enemies have an immunity to one form of attack or another, using a ridiculous-looking build to MinMax just a couple stats leads to a lot of 0 damage hits on some areas. (An interesting gameplay quirk is that armor that boosts attack doesn't just boost attack, but one of the three kinds of melee attacks too, piercing, chopping, slashing. Whatever is the highest becomes your 'main physical attribute' and determines what is immune to you)

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* From Software's VideoGame/{{Evergrace}} ''VideoGame/{{Evergrace}}'' duology: the jokey or downright strange looking (calling someone from this series pants-on-head retarded could be disturbingly accurate) weapons and armor, ranging from a frying pan '''''WITH''''' the bacon and eggs still in it, to a bird's nest with the bird still in it (worn as a helmet), to a downed tree (the 'sacred pole', which is about 20 feet long and when not in use is off the edge of the screen), to a random globe you find on someone's desk, to a fanservice-y bit of armor which is just two straps with gigantic pauldrons all megaboost one or more stats. (keep also in mind they can be upgraded and utilized like normal equipment too. The shopkeeper even calls you out on it. "YOU want to upgrade THAT? You're weird.") However, the best all-round builds with an even increase in stats are all plain and generic armor of sorts. And the best full set in the game only looks out of place because this is a medieval fantasy game. (It's a suit of futuristic armor that resembles one of the ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' hover leg mechas). Since a good amount of enemies have an immunity to one form of attack or another, using a ridiculous-looking build to MinMax just a couple stats leads to a lot of 0 damage hits on some areas. (An interesting gameplay quirk is that armor that boosts attack doesn't just boost attack, but one of the three kinds of melee attacks too, piercing, chopping, slashing. Whatever is the highest becomes your 'main physical attribute' and determines what is immune to you)



* The VideoGame/{{Fable}} series opens the door to this trope by allowing the player to customize the Hero's appearance. Most of the clothes (and tattoos) are parts of sets that at least compliment each other if worn together. If the player chooses to mix and match, though, the results can range from badass to completely ridiculous. Fable II introduces dyes for clothing and hair, which just adds to the fun.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' occasionally has shades of this ever since the advent of new unlockable weapons, optional cosmetic items, and the option to paint said cosmetic items. Some players will deliberately design and wear some positively garish things just to stand out. Hot pink and lime green paint applications are popular for this task.
** In-universe, the Soldier's 2011 Halloween costume comes across as this, consisting of a coat hanger, cardboard box, plastic cups, dryer hoses, and shoeboxes to dress up as a plausible yet hilariously poor-quality 'robot.' This is in stark contrast to the other classes' costumes, which are all quite clearly well designed in-universe. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the Soldier is a CloudCuckoolander in a state of PerpetualPoverty, so the cheap, unconvincing robot costume suits him. He also makes up for it with unique and priceless vocal responses.

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* The VideoGame/{{Fable}} ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' series opens the door to this trope by allowing the player to customize the Hero's appearance. Most of the clothes (and tattoos) are parts of sets that at least compliment each other if worn together. If the player chooses to mix and match, though, the results can range from badass to completely ridiculous. Fable II introduces dyes for clothing and hair, which just adds to the fun.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' occasionally has shades of this ever since the advent of new unlockable weapons, optional cosmetic items, and the option to paint said cosmetic items. Some players will deliberately design and wear some positively garish things just to stand out. Hot pink and lime green paint applications are popular for this task.
**
In-universe, the Soldier's 2011 Halloween costume comes across as this, consisting of a coat hanger, cardboard box, plastic cups, dryer hoses, and shoeboxes to dress up as a plausible yet hilariously poor-quality 'robot.' This is in stark contrast to the other classes' costumes, which are all quite clearly well designed in-universe. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the Soldier is a CloudCuckoolander in a state of PerpetualPoverty, so the cheap, unconvincing robot costume suits him. He also makes up for it with unique and priceless vocal responses.



* So prevalent in ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' that is listed on the game's [[Characters/EternalSonata character page]] under "tropes all characters have in common."

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%% * So prevalent in ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' that is listed on the game's [[Characters/EternalSonata character page]] under "tropes all characters have in common."



* Most of the characters in ''VisualNovel/DRAMAticalMurder'', especially Mink and Noiz.

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%% * Most of the characters in ''VisualNovel/DRAMAticalMurder'', especially Mink and Noiz.



* ABBA did this purposefully. [[MundaneUtility For tax reasons.]] Performers in Sweden are allowed to deduct their stage clothing from their taxes only if they were not usable as street clothes.

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* ABBA Music/{{ABBA}} did this purposefully. [[MundaneUtility For tax reasons.]] Performers in Sweden are allowed to deduct their stage clothing from their taxes only if they were not usable as street clothes.



* The [[http://gew42.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d3dmrma former]] page image.
* ''I Wanna be a VJ'' winner Jesse Camp.

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%% * The [[http://gew42.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d3dmrma former]] page image.
%% * ''I Wanna be a VJ'' winner Jesse Camp.



* Admit it, you know someone like this. If you don't know a person like this, then likely, you are that person.



* VisualKei artists, bands, and fans, especially those with less money for costuming...or those who want to maintain that "authenticity."



* Japanese street fashion in the decora style, characterized by layered clothing and an artful excess of accessories, can be like this.



* People with schizotypal personality disorder are often real life examples of this, but how tends to differ. Some wear clothing that simply doesn't fit well together, with a mixture of formal and informal clothing in everyday settings being common. Others tend to wear clothing inappropriate to the time of year, with people wearing wool mittens and hats in the middle of June being an indicator of this. For others, a mixture of carelessness and a genuine inability to gauge how they look leads to them wearing incredibly dirty or ill-fitting clothing. This is also common in people with autism and other personality disorders, but is a hallmark of schizotypal.
25th Jan '18 5:33:46 PM MajinAkuma
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* Kirika Kure, of ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica''. Mismatched stockings, mismatched armbands, two skirts, a necktie with a weird medallion pinned to it, Too Many Belts (one with a stuffed animal dangling from it), the list goes on. In her case, it's meant to convey that she's [[AxCrazy really not quite]] [[PsychoSupporter right in the head]] [[spoiler: [[ManicPixieDreamGirl as a consequence of her wish.]]]]

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* Kirika Kure, of ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica''. Mismatched stockings, mismatched armbands, two skirts, a necktie with a weird medallion pinned to it, Too Many Belts (one with a stuffed animal dangling from it), an unnecessary eyepatch, the list goes on. In her case, it's meant to convey that she's [[AxCrazy really not quite]] [[PsychoSupporter right in the head]] [[spoiler: [[ManicPixieDreamGirl [[spoiler:[[ManicPixieDreamGirl as a consequence of her wish.]]]]wish]]]].
25th Jan '18 5:32:00 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', the outfit one's TransformationSequence results in is called a "Barrier Jacket", and is partially determined via the subconscious. As the series progresses, more and more barrier jackets are a pastiche of random pieces of medieval armor, capes, military uniforms, and exaggerated modern teenager apparel. Which actually makes sense, as later characters have more exposure to different cultures (Belka, Midchilda, and Earth) with those aspects.

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* In ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', the outfit one's TransformationSequence results in is called a "Barrier Jacket", and is partially determined via the subconscious. As the series progresses, more and more barrier jackets Barrier Jackets are a pastiche of random pieces of medieval armor, capes, military uniforms, and exaggerated modern teenager apparel. Which actually makes sense, as later characters have more exposure to different cultures (Belka, Midchilda, and Earth) with those aspects.
5th Jan '18 5:47:43 PM Gamermaster
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