Created By: KZN02 on June 2, 2010 Last Edited By: KZN02 on June 2, 2010
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Improvised Umbrella

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It's raining and you don't have an umbrella? What do you do? Grab the nearest items, fashion something out of them, and you have yourself an improvised umbrella.

Occasionally, a big leaf or a newspaper are used for this purpose.

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • The rain spirit from Urusei Yatsura uses an oversized leaf, and so do the traditional spirits it's based on.

Commercials
  • In an advert for Kellogg's Crunchie Nut Cornflakes, a guy walking into the rain with a laptop and a box of cornflakes put the cornflakes in his laptop case to keep them dry, and then used the laptop as an Improvised Umbrella.

Comic Books

Film

Literature
  • Circle of Magic: Tris has been known to use her weather magic to create an area around the group where rain wont penetrate. Of course, she loves the rain, she only makes the barrier because her friends don't wanna get wet.

Newspaper Comics
  • Dilbert manages to make an improvised raincoat by making holes in a garbage bag.

Web Comics
  • In PS238, Guardian Angel's power of 'protection from basically anything and everything' also protects her from rain, whether she wants it to or not. It appears as if the rain is hitting a spherical energy-shield... and for that reason, she always has to bring an umbrella when she goes out in the rain, to avoid revealing her secret identity.

Western Animation
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Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • May 26, 2010
    Duncan
    Frequently a newspaper, as in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • May 27, 2010
    TJ
    Gwen Tennyson makes her own out of her glowing pink energy shields.
  • May 27, 2010
    SKJAM
    The rain spirit from Urusei Yatsura uses an oversized leaf, and so do the traditional spirits it's based on.
  • May 27, 2010
    Game_Fan
    Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four has used her forcefields for this purpose.
  • May 28, 2010
    randomsurfer
    According to a Manatee Gag on Family Guy, Mary Steenbergen uses Ted Danson's chin for this.
  • May 28, 2010
    DaibhidC
    In an advert for Kellogs Crunchie Nut Cornflakes, a guy walking into the rain with a laptop and a box of cornflakes put the cornflakes in his laptop case to keep them dry, and then used the laptop as an Improvised Umbrella.
  • May 30, 2010
    GiantSpaceChinchilla
    In Avatar the last Air bender water bending was shown working this way in The Southern Raiders
  • May 31, 2010
    KZN02
    Anyone know what index to put this under?
  • June 1, 2010
    BlackDragon
    In PS 238, Guardian Angel's power of 'protection from basically anything and everything' also protects her from rain, whether she wants it to or not. It appears as if the rain is hitting a spherical energy-shield... and for that reason, she always has to bring an umbrella when she goes out in the rain, to avoid revealing her secret identity.
  • June 1, 2010
    AnimeOtaku
    During Marvel Civil War Johnny Storm from the Fantastic Four is shown using his power this way.
  • June 1, 2010
    gneissisnice
    In The Circle of Magic Series, Tris has been known to use her weather magic to create an area around the group where rain wont penetrate. Of course, she loves the rain, she only makes the barrier because her friends don't wanna get wet.
  • June 1, 2010
    KZN02
    Index anyone?
  • June 1, 2010
    shimaspawn
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