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22nd Nov '17 1:57:50 AM LondonKdS
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** There was even more protests over the Amazonian women being put into what looked like leather bikinis, as opposed to the more protective and less revealing battle armor they were given in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', which not only turned off a large number of people, but also [[http://www.heroicgirls.com/amazons-new-clothes/?utm_content=bufferbf945&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer received accusations of sexism aimed towards director]] Creator/ZackSnyder.

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** There was even more protests protest over the Amazonian women being put into what looked like leather bikinis, as opposed to the more protective and less revealing battle armor they were given in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', which not only turned off a large number of people, but also [[http://www.heroicgirls.com/amazons-new-clothes/?utm_content=bufferbf945&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer received accusations of sexism aimed towards director]] Creator/ZackSnyder.
20th Nov '17 7:47:42 AM LondonKdS
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** Perhaps even more infamously were the Amazonian women being put into leather bikinis as opposed to the battle armor they were given in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', which not only turned off a large number of people, but also [[http://www.heroicgirls.com/amazons-new-clothes/?utm_content=bufferbf945&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer received accusations of sexism aimed towards director]] Creator/ZackSnyder.

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** Perhaps There was even more infamously were protests over the Amazonian women being put into what looked like leather bikinis bikinis, as opposed to the more protective and less revealing battle armor they were given in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', which not only turned off a large number of people, but also [[http://www.heroicgirls.com/amazons-new-clothes/?utm_content=bufferbf945&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer received accusations of sexism aimed towards director]] Creator/ZackSnyder.
20th Nov '17 2:23:05 AM LondonKdS
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** In the same season, "The Seeds of Death" puts most of the human guest characters into absolutely hideous SpaceClothes whose design around the hips makes them look like nappy fetishists.



* The "[[Recap/TorchwoodS1E4Cyberwoman Cyberwoman]]" episode of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', features the eponymous character in a metal... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cyberwoman.jpg thing...]] and high heels. What the costume department were likely going for is a sort of metal version of the 1950s evil dominatrix leather wear. If so, it's a painful misfire. It gains bonus demerits for making absolutely no sense whatsoever for the people who designed it in-universe. One of the things the Cybermen want to remove is ''gender distinctions''. A sexy dominatrix look would not exactly be in line with that aim. It could almost be explained by the fact that she was rescued in the middle of assimilation, meaning a half-naked partially-complete look might be justified, if not for the fact that every other Cybermen conversion was explained as pure BodyHorror.

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* The "[[Recap/TorchwoodS1E4Cyberwoman Cyberwoman]]" episode of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', features the eponymous character in a metal... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cyberwoman.jpg thing...]] and high heels. What the costume department were likely going for is a sort of metal version of the 1950s evil dominatrix leather wear. If so, it's a painful misfire. It gains bonus demerits for making absolutely no sense whatsoever for the people who designed it in-universe. One of the things the Cybermen want to remove is ''gender distinctions''. A sexy dominatrix look would not exactly be in line with that aim. It could almost be explained by the fact that she was rescued in the middle of assimilation, meaning a half-naked partially-complete look might be justified, if not for the fact that every other partial Cybermen conversion seen in the franchise was explained designed as pure BodyHorror.
13th Nov '17 5:53:51 PM TheJayman49
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* While most of the costumes in ''Film/JusticeLeague'' have been well-received, Comicbook/TheFlash and Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}'s looks have probably gone over the worst. They both look pretty over-designed (with some saying Flash looked like an action figure), while Cyborg in particular was criticized for being much smaller than he usually is in the comics.

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* ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''
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While most of the costumes in ''Film/JusticeLeague'' have been well-received, Comicbook/TheFlash and Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}'s looks have probably gone over the worst. They both look pretty over-designed (with some saying Flash looked like an action figure), while Cyborg in particular was criticized for being much smaller than he usually is in the comics.comics.
** Perhaps even more infamously were the Amazonian women being put into leather bikinis as opposed to the battle armor they were given in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', which not only turned off a large number of people, but also [[http://www.heroicgirls.com/amazons-new-clothes/?utm_content=bufferbf945&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer received accusations of sexism aimed towards director]] Creator/ZackSnyder.
9th Nov '17 4:51:49 PM gophergiggles
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* Ask any member of the Canadian Armed Forces about the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CADPAT CADPAT]] boot, and they'll either burst out laughing or not have any clue what you're talking about. This is because the [=CADPAT=] boot was such an abysmal failure it was discontinued after it's earliest preliminary testing and only a handful of soldiers ever received them. [=CADPAT=] is short for Canadian Disruptive Pattern and is the name of the camouflage worn by the CAF, and it being very effective (to the point the US Marines [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MARPAT MARPAT]] is based on it) someone actually decided to put this same design ''on their boots''. It's bad enough it made soldiers look like they [[https://strikehold.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/dnd_tcb_catpat_tw.jpg were wearing a onesie]], but the pattern would quickly begin to crumble off in a matter of weeks.
7th Nov '17 7:04:06 AM gophergiggles
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** In ''Magical Mystery Cure'', Luna's dress and crown look terrible. The purple is the wrong shade, and her crown has an unfortunate resemblance to a banana. Celestia's also got a few sniggers, with the design looking just a little bit like a tacky curtain and the crown absurdly massive.

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** Much later when Daring Do's [[https://derpibooru.org/1375350 Equestria Girls counterpart]] rolled up to the party, pretty much everyone called out in unison "Why is the [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indiana Jones]] [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] monster fighting adventurer ''slathered in make up''?" Fans were quick to [[https://derpibooru.org/1385914 do a make up free version]] which looks worlds better.
** In ''Magical Mystery Cure'', Luna's dress and crown look terrible. The purple is the wrong shade, and her crown has an unfortunate resemblance to a banana. Celestia's also got a few sniggers, snickers, with the design looking just a little bit like a tacky curtain and the crown absurdly massive.massive.
** The pony's Rainbow Power forms took some criticism in this regard, as it's like the designer just used Photoshop to stretch their manes to huge gaudy sizes and then threw sparkles and extra colors at them. This was clearly a MerchandiseDriven move, but oddly, the actual toys themselves were much less over the top, and it's possible the designs weren't even that well liked by the show's crew themselves as Rainbow Power has never so much as [[AbortedArc even been mentioned since]].
26th Oct '17 7:59:28 PM detghost
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** Cordelia's wardrobe and various hairstyles after season 2 in general weren't bad in and of themselves, but considering her previous fashionista persona and the fact that she was supposed to be in her early twenties, they weren't great either. Giving Charisma Carpenter, already 10 years older than her role, matronly bobs and clothing didn't help sell her as someone just out of high school.

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** Cordelia's wardrobe and various hairstyles after season 2 1 in general weren't (always) bad in and of themselves, but considering her previous fashionista persona and the fact that she was supposed to be in her early twenties, they weren't great either. Giving Charisma Carpenter, already 10 years older than her role, matronly bobs and clothing didn't help sell her as someone just out of high school.
26th Oct '17 7:58:05 PM detghost
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** Cordelia's wardrobe and various hairstyles after season 2 in general weren't bad in and of themselves, but considering her previous fashionista persona and the fact that she was supposed to be in her early twenties, they weren't great either. Giving Charisma Carpenter, already 10 years older than her role, matronly bobs and clothing didn't help sell her as someone just out of high school.
12th Oct '17 10:10:20 AM lillolillo
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* The assorted attempts to design [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] formal garb, especially from the Byrne era, have caused more than a few snickers.
** Parodied in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', where "Kryptonian formalwear" apparently consists of wearing your underwear outside your pants. Either that, or Bar-El was screwing with Jimmy Olsen's head. (Leo Quintum's borrowed outfit is just as silly, but not in the same way, something he's grateful for.)

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': The assorted attempts to design [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] Kryptonian formal garb, especially from the Byrne era, have caused more than a few snickers.
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snickers. Parodied in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', where "Kryptonian formalwear" apparently consists of wearing your underwear outside your pants. Either that, or Bar-El was screwing with Jimmy Olsen's ComicBook/JimmyOlsen's head. (Leo Quintum's borrowed outfit is just as silly, but not in the same way, something he's grateful for.)



* ''Comicbook/{{LegionOfSuperHeroes}}'':

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** Comicbook/WonderWoman was given a more conservative outfit with sleeves and leggings, which had the unfortunate effect of making her look like a trick-or-treater wearing street clothes under a Halloween costume. She also was given wrist-mounted blades for some reason, with fans likening them to the ones sported by [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Baraka]].
** Comicbook/GreenLantern (Hal Jordan) looked like an entirely new character, with long flowing hair, a green hood and power glove.
** ComicBook/TheFlash (Barry Allen). While many didn't like the busy line-work on his previous costume, this time, it was even busier, with the lines being much more prominent and distracting. At the same time, he had streaks of dark red on parts of his costume, making it look like he literally just smeared random red paint on himself. His eyes, which have always been visible through his costume, now had some kind of lens over them, making this more resemble a costume Wally West would wear. And his symbol was changed to more closely resemble [[Series/TheFlash2014 the TV show]]'s, which funnily enough changed to more resemble the ''comic's'' in its second season.

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** Comicbook/WonderWoman ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s New 52 outfit got some scorn for the odd design choices, notably the cut-out knees on the high boots, the strange red patch on the crotch that almost evokes the image of panties but just looks off, and the general armoured look that, like Superman's costume, doesn't really make much sense. Although some fans liked the armoured and distinctive look of the costume, Kara reverted to her traditional suit at the beginning of ''ComicBook/SupergirlRebirth''.
** Franchise/WonderWoman
was given a more conservative outfit with sleeves and leggings, which had the unfortunate effect of making her look like a trick-or-treater wearing street clothes under a Halloween costume. She also was given wrist-mounted blades for some reason, with fans likening them to the ones sported by [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Baraka]].
** Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern (Hal Jordan) looked like an entirely new character, with long flowing hair, a green hood and power glove.
** ComicBook/TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash (Barry Allen). While many didn't like the busy line-work on his previous costume, this time, it was even busier, with the lines being much more prominent and distracting. At the same time, he had streaks of dark red on parts of his costume, making it look like he literally just smeared random red paint on himself. His eyes, which have always been visible through his costume, now had some kind of lens over them, making this more resemble a costume Wally West would wear. And his symbol was changed to more closely resemble [[Series/TheFlash2014 the TV show]]'s, which funnily enough changed to more resemble the ''comic's'' in its second season.



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** In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic in general, ''any'' instance of putting characters at Hogwarts in Muggle attire is What the Hell Costuming Department to some extent, but especially when it's something that was in fashion [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece when the story was written]] [[PresentDayPast but not when it's set]].
* This can occur in any fanfic where the writer decides to give the characters new costumes. A significant number of fanfic writers seem to think that punk outfits with inordinately elaborate symbology is the best way to portray their version of a character as independent, proud, and superior to canon. Or that showing as much skin as possible is the best way to show sex-appeal.
12th Oct '17 3:28:38 AM Silverblade2
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}'s chest piece gets flak for looking cheap and silly.

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}'s ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s chest piece gets flak for looking cheap and silly.
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