Character or characters lose their clothes and the audience is a party to it
This is a proposal to cut RightOutOfMyClothes and replace with a better draft formulated here in YKTTW, possibly rename the trope to better. Many examples in Empty Piles of Clothing probably belong here instead because they don't actually fit that trope; in fact, I pasted several examples from there directly. One moment, a character is living life, oblivious, and in the next? Their clothes, and frequently their modesty, are drifting to the ground around them. As for them? They're naked. In Shapeshifting, this can be an effect of Animorphism, sometimes combined with The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body (as Furry Reminder kicks in), or as simply as Just Woke Up That Way. Also seen in Sizeshifting - smaller or larger - gone wrong or the effect of a Fountain of Youth. In slapstick comedy, this is sometimes seen when a strike is strong enough to literally blow the victim's clothes off as in Getting The Boot, the Plank Gag; or the victim struggling, causing their clothes to fall off as seen in Dragged by the Collar, or All Cloth Unravels. Or, we can be dead simple about it and use The Nudifier. A variation where the clothing a character wears doubles as a costume can lead to The Reveal, or a Dramatic Unmask. Not to be confused with Empty Piles of Clothing, where a pile of clothing is a mysterious or foreboding element, usually stumbled upon by characters, the audience, or both.
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