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16th Jan '17 5:10:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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But he's scarier without it on!''

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But he's scarier [[Creator/WillemDaFoe scarier]] without it on!''
8th Jan '17 2:10:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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** [[http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/687696/boomer_medium.jpg Boomer the Cannon!]] Yes, the Jackets actually thought an inflatable cannon mascot was a good idea at the time, but [[http://www.fullmentaljackets.com/2010/12/blue-jackets-marketing-no-way-but-hard.html it backfired spectacularly]] due to the mascot's... [[FreudWasRight suggestive connotations]]. The Jackets management apparently even hoped he might replace [[http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=48224 Stinger,]] their original mascot, but Boomer was quietly retired after the 2010-11 season.

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** [[http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/687696/boomer_medium.jpg Boomer the Cannon!]] Yes, the Jackets actually thought an inflatable cannon mascot was a good idea at the time, but [[http://www.fullmentaljackets.com/2010/12/blue-jackets-marketing-no-way-but-hard.html it backfired spectacularly]] due to the mascot's... [[FreudWasRight suggestive connotations]].connotations. The Jackets management apparently even hoped he might replace [[http://bluejackets.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=48224 Stinger,]] their original mascot, but Boomer was quietly retired after the 2010-11 season.
1st Jan '17 8:49:51 PM dsneybuf
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** In the latest ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, ''new Teen Titans'', a short has the Titans being tossed through time, donning costumes and looks from that era. In the '90s era, Beast Boy laughs at Robin's mullet (as he was wearing Tim Drake's Robin costume with Dick Grayson's Nightwing mullet) before noticing his own. When they get to the '80s, Starfire sees what she's wearing and promptly freaks out, using her hair to cover herself up.

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** In the latest ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, ''new Teen Titans'', a short has the Titans being tossed through time, donning costumes and looks from that era. In the '90s era, Beast Boy laughs at Robin's mullet (as he was wearing Tim Drake's Robin costume with Dick Grayson's Nightwing mullet) before noticing his own. When they get to the '80s, Starfire sees what she's wearing and promptly freaks out, using her hair to cover herself up.
16th Dec '16 3:30:32 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** "The Dominators" is known for having unusually bad costume design for the era. For the Dulcians, it consists mostly of curtains. The Dominators wear horrible fringe-covered plastic jumpsuits with ''massive'' foam collars and a lot of eyeliner.

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** "The Dominators" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]" is known for having unusually bad costume design for the era. For the Dulcians, it consists mostly of curtains. The Dominators wear horrible fringe-covered plastic jumpsuits with ''massive'' foam collars and a lot of eyeliner.



** John Nathan-Turner is particularly unfondly remembered for his desire to give the Doctor SymbolMotifClothing for MerchandiseDriven reasons. This led to Doctors from the time of the Fourth's burgundy outfit onwards to incorporate red question marks, usually on the shirt lapels and braces, but by the time of the Seventh Doctor they'd leaked out into a fairisle design on a HomemadeSweaterFromHell and onto the handle of his umbrella.

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** John Nathan-Turner Creator/JohnNathanTurner is particularly unfondly remembered for his desire to give the Doctor SymbolMotifClothing for MerchandiseDriven reasons. This led to Doctors from the time of the Fourth's burgundy outfit onwards to incorporate red question marks, usually on the shirt lapels and braces, but by the time of the Seventh Doctor they'd leaked out into a fairisle design on a HomemadeSweaterFromHell and onto the handle of his umbrella.



** Lalla Ward said later that the costume department let her wear pretty much whatever she wanted. This got her into a little bit of accidental embarrassment, as in ''City of Death'', she decided to wear a [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule Catholic schoolgirl's]] outfit.

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** Lalla Ward said later that the costume department let her wear pretty much whatever she wanted. This got her into a little bit of accidental embarrassment, as in ''City "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death'', Death]]", she decided to wear a [[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule Catholic schoolgirl's]] outfit.



** The Time Lords high-collared robes and ornate headpieces that appeared in any Gallifrey story from "The Deadly Assassin". In "The Deadly Assassin", these are explictly supposed to be ceremonial garb, so the impracticality can be forgiven. However, later stories make them the standard everyday wear for Time Lords in a costume example of {{Flanderization}}.

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** The Time Lords high-collared robes and ornate headpieces that appeared in any Gallifrey story from "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin". Assassin]]". In "The Deadly Assassin", these are explictly explicitly supposed to be ceremonial garb, so the impracticality can be forgiven. However, later stories make them the standard everyday wear for Time Lords in a costume example of {{Flanderization}}.
15th Dec '16 9:53:10 AM KingLyger
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** Some designers have admitted (or boasted) that their work is intended for and looks best on hangers, not on people.
** That's haute couture. Fashion is a watered-down, more affordable version with saner makeup (and sizes meant for real human beings).
* Two U.S Military digital camouflage patterns have received criticism (if not outright scorn) for being this.

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** Some designers have admitted (or boasted) that their work is intended for and looks best on hangers, not on people.
** That's haute couture.
people. This is called "haute couture." Fashion is a more watered-down, more affordable version of the same thing with saner makeup (and makeup, and sizes meant for real human beings).
people that aren't fashion models (who are infamously thin).
* Two U.S Military digital camouflage patterns have received criticism (if not outright scorn) for being this.
3rd Dec '16 12:53:28 PM pinkdalek
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** "The Dominators" is known for having unusually bad costume design for the era. For the Dulcians, it consists mostly of curtains. The Dominators wear horrible fringe-covered plastic jumpsuits with ''massive'' foam collars and a lot of eyeliner.


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** The Doctor's long scarf in late Season 15 has a [[OffModel garish, vomity colour scheme]] rather than the original's muted tones, and is much wider, meaning it swamps him and covers up his coat. It was abandoned after about three serials and replaced with a design closer to the original.
1st Dec '16 11:48:44 AM Morgenthaler
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And the thing is, ''it's not for the sake of a joke.'' The costuming department thought -- mistakenly! -- that this combination would make the character look {{Badass}}, and somehow managed to persuade the director. No, they're not being sarcastic, comical or parodic ([[ParodyRetcon at least not at the time]]): it's an entire team of costume designers being totally, completely 100% damn serious about it. The audience, however, remains unconvinced.

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And the thing is, ''it's not for the sake of a joke.'' The costuming department thought -- mistakenly! -- that this combination would make the character look {{Badass}}, badass, and somehow managed to persuade the director. No, they're not being sarcastic, comical or parodic ([[ParodyRetcon at least not at the time]]): it's an entire team of costume designers being totally, completely 100% damn serious about it. The audience, however, remains unconvinced.



* A lot of recent [[HeavyMetal metal]] bands perform with very nerdy, "{{emo}}" fashions, contrasting quite startlingly with [[ExtremeMetal some]] of their music. This is a drastically inverse approach to those of older acts, who took upon themselves "{{Badass}}" {{Leatherman}} and PostApocalyptic-style imagery to match the feel of the music they played. While it does share similarities to the stripped-down "jeans, t-shirts and long hair" approach {{Thrash|Metal}} bands took in reaction to the overly elaborate HairMetal of the time, even those acts had looks which fit the music. Current bands (both the "emo" type and the "casual" type[[note]]which is mostly the Thrash style with short hair and goes all the way back to the early '90s band Music/{{Helmet}})[[/note]] seem to take the "anti-image" approach to the furthest possible extreme.

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* A lot of recent [[HeavyMetal metal]] bands perform with very nerdy, "{{emo}}" fashions, contrasting quite startlingly with [[ExtremeMetal some]] of their music. This is a drastically inverse approach to those of older acts, who took upon themselves "{{Badass}}" "badass" {{Leatherman}} and PostApocalyptic-style imagery to match the feel of the music they played. While it does share similarities to the stripped-down "jeans, t-shirts and long hair" approach {{Thrash|Metal}} bands took in reaction to the overly elaborate HairMetal of the time, even those acts had looks which fit the music. Current bands (both the "emo" type and the "casual" type[[note]]which is mostly the Thrash style with short hair and goes all the way back to the early '90s band Music/{{Helmet}})[[/note]] seem to take the "anti-image" approach to the furthest possible extreme.
30th Nov '16 11:20:51 AM Tron80
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* During her first mini-series, the Matrix ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} dons [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081031051036/marvel_dc/images/0/01/Supergirl_Vol_3_4.jpg this strange spike-laden]] ensemble when she goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Lex Luthor.
* Almost ''everyone'' in the main {{New 52}} JusticeLeagueOfAmerica line-up had this going in 2015, with only Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} being spared:

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* During her first mini-series, the Matrix ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} dons [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081031051036/marvel_dc/images/0/01/Supergirl_Vol_3_4.jpg this strange spike-laden]] ensemble when she goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Lex Luthor.
Comicbook/LexLuthor.
* Almost ''everyone'' in the main {{New 52}} JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica line-up had this going in 2015, with only Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} being spared:



** {{Superman}} decided having extremely short hair would be nice, along with wearing a t-shirt and jeans in an attempt to emulate his Golden Age look (he actually already did this once in the New 52). Prior to this, his armored New 52 was similarly divisive, with many wondering why ''Superman'' of all people would ever need body armor.

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** {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} decided having extremely short hair would be nice, along with wearing a t-shirt and jeans in an attempt to emulate his Golden Age look (he actually already did this once in the New 52). Prior to this, his armored New 52 was similarly divisive, with many wondering why ''Superman'' of all people would ever need body armor.



* Comicbook/RedTornado from ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', who critics likened to a cheap [[Comicbook/TheVision Vision]] Halloween costume. [[http://static.srcdn.com/slir/w501-h750-q90-c501:750/wp-content/uploads/Supergirl-Iddo-Goldberg-as-Red-Tornado.jpg He has to be seen to be believed]].

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* Comicbook/RedTornado from ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'', who critics likened to a cheap [[Comicbook/TheVision Vision]] Halloween costume. [[http://static.srcdn.com/slir/w501-h750-q90-c501:750/wp-content/uploads/Supergirl-Iddo-Goldberg-as-Red-Tornado.jpg He has to be seen to be believed]].
26th Nov '16 2:53:18 PM nombretomado
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** {{Batman}} (Jim Gordon, not Bruce Wayne) had a suit of PoweredArmor that more resembled a bunny than a bat. And since his identity was kept secret in solicitations, and fans needed a nickname for him (e.g, Azbats for Azrael batman, Dickbats for Dick Grayson Batman), people resorted to calling him Batbunny. Thankfully, he wore a more traditional batman suit underneath. The bunny resemblance was also mocked in-universe.

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** {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} (Jim Gordon, not Bruce Wayne) had a suit of PoweredArmor that more resembled a bunny than a bat. And since his identity was kept secret in solicitations, and fans needed a nickname for him (e.g, Azbats for Azrael batman, Dickbats for Dick Grayson Batman), people resorted to calling him Batbunny. Thankfully, he wore a more traditional batman suit underneath. The bunny resemblance was also mocked in-universe.
2nd Nov '16 9:11:28 PM dasuberkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'', most of the [[VillainProtagonist U.S.S]] have costumes that are fairly intimidating, if not exactly [[AwesomebutImpractical practical in a military sense]]. Except for [[SinisterSurveillance Spectre]]. [[TheSimpsons Ze goggles]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57087/residentevil/images/4/4c/Umbrella-spectre.jpg look goddamn ridiculous]].

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'', most of the [[VillainProtagonist U.S.S]] have costumes that are fairly intimidating, if not exactly [[AwesomebutImpractical [[AwesomeButImpractical practical in a military sense]]. Except for [[SinisterSurveillance Spectre]]. [[TheSimpsons Ze goggles]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57087/residentevil/images/4/4c/Umbrella-spectre.jpg look goddamn ridiculous]].
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