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[[caption-width-right:250:Just one of the ways [[PimpedOutCape her cape is pimped out]].]]

Any part of an outfit that floats independently from the rest of the clothing. Done almost entirely for RuleOfCool, as there is little practical purpose for this.

Sometimes this is justified by magic or AppliedPhlebotinum, but even when it's not, this trope usually appears in fantastic or futuristic settings.

In Far East Asian mythology (China, Japan, Korea) one trait the gods have, which is mostly associated with female gods, is the ability to defy gravity. This is reflected in art, where you'll see the gods have flowing hair and stoles that float in the air.

A HolyHalo counts as this, when depicted as a floating circlet.

Compare ImpossiblyCoolClothes, DetachedSleeves (which can even overlap with this).

Not to be confused with clothing that gives the wearer anti-gravity abilities.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* The goddess in ''[[SaintBeast Saint Beast: Seijuu Kourin Hen]]'' has a gravity defying cloak. (Actually, pretty much a different coloured version of the page pic, random floating balls and everything.)
* Quite a few costumes in ''Franchise/DotHack''.
* Sugino has a floaty stole in ''Manga/{{Tactics}}''.
* When Rachel first shows her face in public in ''Anime/GlassFleet'', she wears a thick [[PrettyInMink fur wrap]] that hovers over her shoulders.
* Yugi of ''TenchiInTokyo'' wears a cape of sorts that hovers around her.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', Seth's metal...circle thing floats around her shoulders.
* The Imperial Orb, a powerful magical artifact and the RequisiteRoyalRegalia of the [[{{Dragaera}} Dragaeran Empire]], orbits the head of the Emperor or Empress.
* As StanLee and John Buscema point out in the classic ''How To Draw Comics the Marvel Way,'' if a character has a cape, it should always be drawn ''billowing'' dramatically behind him, even if he's standing in an enclosed room with no wind. To heck with gravity.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has Ioun stones that float around your character's head. Aside from the grey variety, they provide magical bonuses. They're also ColorCodedForYourConvenience.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Some of the capes worn by the generals in ''VideoGame/DragonForce''.
* The overskirt worn by the mages in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline''.
* Celine's shower curtain thingy and her hat-brim halo in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory''.
* Magical vests (and chains) worn by Kel'thuzad from ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}''.
** As well as some of the armor pieces characters can wear in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. One example is the [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=59120 Poison Protocol Pauldrons]], which seem to be three straps of leather surrounding an orb of blue fire on either shoulder. When looked at on the character, they don't actually touch the chest at all.
* Salome from ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom''.
* Pronyma of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' actually weaponizes this [[CutscenePowerToTheMax once]].
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has a few champions with weird floating neckpieces. One of them is a telekinetic so it makes sense. The other not so much.
* Dahlia Hawthorne from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has the floating stole, signifying that there is something otherworldly about her.
* [[VideoGame/{{CyberBots}} Jin Saotome's]] scarf in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom''.
* The divine stole mentioned in the description (called a hagoromo in Japanese) shows up a few times in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Oddly, never with actual gods.
* [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Caitlin Caitlin]] from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has hair, bows, and a transparent cape that does this. Justified in that she's [[PsychicPowers psychic.]]
* In ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'', the three butlers Volkanon, Vishnal, and Clorica all have some sort of lacy armband that just floats next to their sleeve.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The rings on clothing in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''.
** This is given {{Homage}} in other series, like ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': the Floating Crowns (mentioned in the theme song). And part of Timmy's hat.
* The Mayor's hat in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* The hats in ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. Except for Mr. Lazy's hat, that is.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Rank tabs in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' hover above the wearer's shoulders.
* The [[FanNickname Floaty Buttcovers]] in the far future of ''UnicornJelly''.
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