Created By: DragonQuestZ on November 28, 2009
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Feather Boa Constrictor

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Goes great with a Fur Bikini.

Needs a Better Title?

Basically wearing a snake (real or fake) as though it's a fashion accessory. As shown in the pic, this can often be seen with a Jungle Princess, The Chief's Daughter, or a Nubile Savage.

A Femme Fatale or Dragon Lady would use a poisonous one, to show she has some connection with these creatures.

Rock singers might also wear one, just to look Badass.

In Real Life, it's actually a practical way to carry some snakes (as long as you do it right). In fiction, it's meant to give a "wild and untamed" look to the wearer.

Compare Right-Hand Cat.

Rolling Examples:

  • Margaret from One Piece, shown in the picture.
    • Her boss, Boa Hancock, is also a major offender.
  • In the first Wayne's World, Cassandra was shooting a music video, while wearing a fake snake.
  • Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn.
  • Sour Grapes from Strawberry Shortcake wears her pet snake Dregs in this manner.
  • A few items on Gaia Online are snakes that you can wear in this way, including a white one called David Boa.
  • Poison Ivy does this in Batman & Robin when she "returns to life" at the start of the movie.
  • Zhora from Blade Runner.
  • Marvel Universe villainess Princess Python usually has a snake draped around her shoulders.
  • Britney Spears used one during some MTV event.
  • Patricia Paiwonski in Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land.
  • Barbara Carrera famously posed nude with a snake covering her naughty bits. Here's an actually safe for work version.
  • Many a fine promo by Jake "the Snake" Roberts features him with Damian or Lucifer draped around his neck.

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Community Feedback Replies: 20
  • November 26, 2009
    Kinkajou
    Judging from the art style, probably One Piece. But I'm not sure.
  • November 26, 2009
    Vree
    Yup, One Piece. The character's name is Margaret.
  • November 26, 2009
    Vree
    Her boss, Boa Hancock from the same manga is also a major offender.
  • November 26, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    Okay, got that out of the way. Any more examples?
  • November 26, 2009
    Assistant
    Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn.
  • November 26, 2009
    Evalana
    Sour Grapes from Strawberry Shortcake wears her pet snake Dregs in this manner.

    A few items on Gaia Online are snakes that you can wear in this way, including a white one called David Boa.
  • November 26, 2009
    Arilou
    I know I've seen at least one animated gif of one of the girls from Girls Bravo (no, I haven't seen the show) wearing a snake boa... And nothing else.
  • November 26, 2009
    Ronka87
    Poison Ivy does this in Batman And Robin when she "returns to life" at the start of the movie. (Also, Feather Boa Constrictor is a great pun.)
  • November 26, 2009
    foxley
  • November 26, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Britney Spears used one during some MTV event.

    (Didn't watch it, just heard about it.)
  • November 26, 2009
    Fanra
    Patricia Paiwonski in Robert A Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land.
  • November 26, 2009
    random surfer
    I seem to recall Barbara Carrera famously posed nude with a snake covering her naughty bits. Here's a SFW version.
  • November 26, 2009
    Edgukator
    Many a fine promo by Jake "the Snake" Roberts features him with Damian or Lucifer draped around his neck.
  • November 26, 2009
    random surfer
    ^^Alice Cooper had one when he appeared with Jake the Snake, dunno if he made a habit of doing that otherwise.
  • November 27, 2009
    Sukeban
    The Trope Maker is very probably the title character in Gustave Flaubert's novel Salammbo.
  • November 27, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    This troper's old teacher regularly carried her tame snake around. It was funny.

    And I've Seen It A Million Times.

    • Medusa, from Greek Mythology? Her hair is snakes. Unless it's just limited to snakes around necks.
  • November 27, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    Wrong. It's limited to being worn. As those are part of her, they are not worn.
  • November 27, 2009
    random surfer
    Troper Tale: I once saw a man with his pet snake out for a walk; the snake was draped over his neck. I was driving by and he was walking the opposite way, so I only saw him for a couple of seconds. I guess this is a pretty lame troper tale.
  • November 28, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    Not sure if just carrying a snake counts.

    But do the rest of you think the title is fine?
  • November 28, 2009
    Evalana
    I think it's really the only title that gets the point across. I can't think of any other kind of boa, and that's usually how the snake is worn.
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