Created By: JtheDrafter on December 6, 2012 Last Edited By: Arivne on May 17, 2015

Forced Cosplay

One character uses force or coercion to make another character wear different clothes.

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In forced cosplay, the cosplayer uses force or coercion to make the victim wear a particular set of clothing. Forced cosplay is also known as cosrape, though that term may be too ambiguous for use here. Compare Dragged into Drag. Contrast with Instant Cosplay Surprise, where the clothing swap is achieved through stealth, supernatural speed, or complete transformation of the victim's clothing.


Examples

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    Anime and Manga 
  • In Fruits Basket, Yuki is forced to wear a dress during a school festival. He was supposedly coerced by the girls from last year as a "last memory from high school". For the rest of the festival Hilarity Ensues and Yuki is NOT happy.
  • K-On! features this happening to Mio at times.
  • The Lucky Star OVA dream sequence has Konata doing this to Kagami via magic in a dream the latter is having.
  • In the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Sound Stages Hayate uses her ability to magically command the Wolkenwritter to make them dress up for her.
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya features the epynomous Haruhi doing this to Mikuru repeatedly. Played for laughs, despite the fact that it's blatant abuse.
  • In Shinryaku! Ika Musume, the obsessive {{fangirl} Sanae invites Squid Girl over to her house and forces Squid Girl to cosplay in numerous outfits while photographing all of them. One picture was of her wearing a Miko outfit, Ocular Gushers streaming down her face with a "please stop this embarrassment" look on her face.
  • In Genshiken, Ohno is constantly trying to force Saki into cosplaying. She does it a few times.

    Live Action TV 
  • CSI: NY had an ep where recurring serial killer Shane Casey forced CSI Sheldon Hawkes to swap his prison garb for Hawkes' suit so Casey could escape. Hawkes was called in on a death at the prison and a riot broke out, during which it happened.

    Video Games 
  • In the story mode of the first BlazBlue, Litchi does this to Noel in her gag reel line. In the sequel, she does this to Tsubaki in her gag reel ending.

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Community Feedback Replies: 25
  • December 6, 2012
    Bisected8
    • In the story mode of the first Blaz Blue, Litchi does this to Noel in her gag reel line. In the sequal, she does this to Tsubaki in her gag reel ending.
  • December 6, 2012
    azul120
    • The dream sequence of the Anime/Lucky Star OVA has Konata doing this to Kagami via magic in a dream the latter is having.
  • December 6, 2012
    Oreochan
    I think this is related to Dragged Into Drag.
  • December 6, 2012
    MorganWick
    Do we have a trope where the villain goes I Have You Now My Pretty and forces the heroine/love interest into different clothes for his amusement (and possibly our Fanservice)?
  • December 6, 2012
    Oreochan
    ^ That's Go Go Enslavement. But you probably should taken it to Lost And Found, instead of here.
  • December 6, 2012
    Koveras
    • Hayate Yagami of Lyrical Nanoha franchise has a reputation of making her sworn (mostly female) Knights wear sexy costumes, including cosplaying.
  • December 7, 2012
    MisterTimor
    Ogiue and Kasukabe are forced to cosplay by the Genshiken.
  • December 7, 2012
    JtheDrafter
    @Koveras It doesn't count unless Hayate is literally undressing and redressing her knights by force.

    @Mister Tumor See above. This trope should really be about instances where a chartacter is forcibly undressed and stuffed into a costume.
  • December 18, 2012
    Koveras
    ^ What if Hayate doesn't have to do it by force? The Knights cannot disobey her commands, even if they clash against their idea of dignity (and Hayate's costumes often do).
  • December 18, 2012
    MrRuano
    When They Cry has had this often as a punishment game, with Keiichi usually forced into dresses. It reaches a peak in one episode where somehow nobody wins, thus forcing the whole club to dress up for the night.
  • December 18, 2012
    chicagomel
    CSI NY had an ep where recurring serial killer Shane Casey forced CSI Sheldon Hawkes to swap his prison garb for Hawkes' suit so Casey could escape. Hawkes was called in on a death at the prison and a riot broke out,during which it happened.
  • December 20, 2012
    JtheDrafter
    @Mr Ruano Unless the rest of the club has literally torn Keiichi out of his normal clothes and into dresses, it doesn't count as Forced Cosplay. Ditto for your second example.
  • December 22, 2012
    JtheDrafter
    @Mr Ruano I deeply apologize. The description should read force or coercion, so the Keiichi example counts if Keiichi was forced to go along with the dressing up, and the second example should also count if the club really made each other dress up as well. I've seen the anime, and in that version at least it doesn't look like any force beyond the power of the club rules is responsible for making Keiichi change outfits.

    @Koveras If Hayate can compel her knights through their bond to her then yes, it counts as Forced Cosplay.
  • December 22, 2012
    RoseBride
    Yuki from Fruits Basket, during a school festival, he is forced to wear a dress, supposedly he was coarced by the girls from the last year as a "last memory from high school" for the rest of the festival Hilarity Ensues and he is NOT happy
  • December 29, 2012
    DRCEQ
    • In Shinryaku Ika Musume, the obsessive fangirl Sanae takes an opportunity to invite Squid Girl over to her house. When Eiko learns about what happened, she rushes over, expecting to see Squid Girl taking advantage of her hospitality and doing all sorts of horrible things to Sanae. She was quite surprised to see that Sanae was instead forcing Squid Girl to cosplay in numerous outfits while photographing all of them. One picture was of her wearing a Miko outfit, Ocular Gushers streaming down her face with a "please stop this embarrassment" look on her face.
  • December 29, 2012
    DRCEQ
    nm.
  • January 1, 2013
    The42ndDoctor
    • In the bonus chapter to Goliath, the third book in the Leviathan Trilogy, the main male character, Prince Alek, has a bet with the main female character, Deryn Sharp (who, to everyone else, is a guy named Dylan Sharp) that whoever loses an arm-wrestling match wears a dress to an upcoming costume party. Alek loses and has to wear the dress. However, Deryn also shows up in a dress, regardless.
  • January 1, 2013
    DanielCase
    Dragged Into Drag is clearly a subtrope of this.
  • January 2, 2013
    JtheDrafter
    @The42nd Doctor Alek wore the dress because he lost a bet. Unless Deryn undressed and redressed Alek, this doesn't apply.

    @Daniel Case It doesn't look like Dragged Into Drag is always about males being forced to dress as girls, despite the name.
  • January 2, 2013
    MiinU
    The K-On! example needs context. At the very least, it should explain who forces Mio to cosplay, and why.
  • January 3, 2013
    TrueShadow1
  • January 16, 2013
    MokonaZero
    In Genshiken Ohno is constantly trying to force Saki into cosplaying She does it a few times.
  • March 19, 2015
    DAN004
    Bump, sounds tropable but it's not really my kind of thing
  • March 20, 2015
    Arivne
    • Examples section

    Isn't the CSINY example actually Mugged For Disguise rather than this trope?
  • May 17, 2015
    Ominae
    • In the To Aru Majutsu Majutsu No Index series, Vasilesa is seen always forcing Sasha Krutzev to cosplay since the former is a fanatical cosplay fan. The latter tries to get away when she has a chance.
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