Created By: Earnest on November 2, 2009

Awesome Anachronistic Apparel

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Basically, an Outdated Outfit that works.

Maybe it's from a cool period of history far enough back it avoids passe fashion trends, but not so ancient it's out of place in the modern world. Perhaps it's the man or woman who makes the clothes and not the other way around, and something about their bearing makes what ought to be a desperately out of place Halloween costume work.

Usually from the victorian age, but regional chic from bygone eras can also work. Frequently, a significant portion of their wardrobe is from the same era, but mixing it up isn't impossible.
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  • November 2, 2009
    • Anything to do with ninjas or samurai, at any time, any where.
    • Lampshaded, parodied, yet still works with superhero capes.
      • In Japanese superhero TV shows (e.g. super sentai, Kamen Rider,) the pastel scarf replaces the cape.
    • A whole section could be done about this solely about hairstyles, particularly 80's hair and the duck's ass mullet.
    • Zorro costumes are inherently cool.
    • The yellow striped jumpsuit originally worn by Bruce Lee in Game of Death, but used again in Kill Bill Vol 1.
    • Anything by any female that has the Most Common Super Power.

  • November 2, 2009
    In Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, our main character wears an old fashioned kimono. It looks pretty cool in my opinion.
  • November 2, 2009
    The Badass Longcoat, especially as worn in Firefly.
  • November 2, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Real Life: The cravat?
  • November 2, 2009
    random surfer
    Doctors Two, Three and Eight.
  • November 2, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    In real life, they're often inspired, so they're not directly anarchistic. See Gothic Lolita. Zoot suits were somewhat popular in the 90s, but (rightfully) died out again.