This is basically using clothes as {{Improvised Weapon}}s, proving that some people don't ''carry'' weapons because they ''wear'' them.

A SuperTrope to:
* ArmedLegs
* GloveSlap
* PowerFist
* ShoeSlap
* WeaponizedHeadgear

A SisterTrope to ClothFu.

However, do not confuse the following as subtropes:
* NothingUpMySleeve: This one is for those who hide actual weapons inside their otherwise-harmless sleeves.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* [[{{Badass Grandpa}} Master Asia]] of ''[[Anime/{{Mobile Fighter G Gundam}} G Gundam]]'', [[{{Red Baron}} The Undefeated of the East]], uses the sash he wears around his waist as a weapon. ''To absurdly lethal effect''. He can turn it into a makeshift drill or whip and the thing appears to exhibit the properties of a steel blade... and this is when he ''isn't'' [[{{Ki Attacks}} empowering it with his own ki]]. With this, he can destroy [[HumongousMecha Mobile Suits]] while on foot. Remember, [[{{Old Master}} this is the man who taught]] [[{{Showy Invincible Hero}} Domon]] everything he knew. [[MemeticBadass Yes, he's just that good]].
* In ''RanmaOneHalf'', Ryouga uses his bandannas as weapons, and once he used his belt.
* In ''{{Berserk}}'', Guts shields himself from arrows with his cloak.
* ''RurouniKenshin'': Hajime Saito use his friggin' belt to block, grab, lift, and almost kill Kenshin Himura in their first in-series battle.
* Teppa Aizen in ''{{Grenadier}}'' can weaponize all his clothes (made of AppliedPhlebotinum), altering their physical properties to those of a [[CoolSword sword]], a rope, a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]], etc..
* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', Kuu Fei uses a cloth spear in her fight against Mana, made from a sash in her dress.
** [[FridgeBrilliance That may explain why disarming spells]] [[FanService destroys people's clothes.]]
* In ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' the MultiMeleeMaster Shigure is in a hot springs bath, completely naked and helpless. Surely, it's the right moment to attack her, right? Wrong! She can still use her hair ribbon (soaked in hot water) to defend herself, at least temporarily until she retrieves her sword.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Lady Killer from ''The Strangers'' in ComicBook/TheUltraverse was a fashion designer turned superhero. Her power was perfect aim and every part of her costume was designed so it could used as a weapon. Most common was using her sash as an entangling weapon.
* One shot {{Nightwing}} villain Sylph had a shroud made of a special material that allowed her to suffocate her opponents or use it as a makeshift bungie cord to jump off buildings and land safely on the ground.
* Storm (Ororo Munroe) does this in X-Men #170 when the X-Men first meet the Morlocks and she has to fight Callisto.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''IronMonkey'', the one villain uses a technique called "flying sleeves" in which the sleeves of his robe extend and he uses them to batter his opponents at range.
* ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'': During a fight in a laundry, Athos loses his sword and picks up a piece of wet clothing to use as a weapon.
* Each movie in ''Film/TheTransporter'' trilogy has at least one fight scene where the main character uses his trademark black suit to beat up or tie up his opponents. It's probably a complete coincidence that this inevitably leads to a Creator/JasonStatham [[FanService shirtless scene]].
* In ''Film/{{Hero}}'', Flying Snow uses her sleeves to knock down barrages of arrows.
* In ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'' III, the main character, in one scene, pacifies a street full of fighting ruffians by taking off his outer jacket and whipping it around with characteristic kung fu precision.
* Disney/{{Mulan}} uses a sash to fight off some of the Huns in the Imperial Palace with the help of her friends Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po (dressed in drag) before her final confrontation with [[BigBad Shan Yu]].
* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', Watson uses both his hat and coat on different occasions to subdue attacking thugs.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In the ''{{Mechwarrior}}: Dark Age'' novel, ''Service for the Dead'', Anastasia Kerensky takes off her halter type garment and uses it to strangle her opponent in a duel for command of the Steel Wolves. Afterward, nobody bothers to question the crazy topless woman about the legality of using her clothing as a weapon in what was supposed to be an unarmed contest (though her opponent grabbed a knife from an observer after she came at him with the shirt the first time).
* ''[[{{Dune}} Children of Dune]]'' featured a fight between [[BadAss Gurney Halleck]] and some mook. Halleck's strategy is to wait until the man lunges at him, then to [[CombatPragmatist throw his cloak over the guy's head and stab him through it]].
* Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' series novel ''The Courts of Chaos''. When Corwin fights Duke Borel of the title Courts, he runs away and sets an ambush. When Borel appears, Corwin throws his cloak over Borel's head, rendering him helpless just long enough to kick him off his horse and skewer him with his sword as he's removing the cloak.
* In ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', LifeEnergy can be transmitted into inanimate objects, causing them to obey a simple command. This can be used to make clothing behave variously as CombatTentacles, armor, or PoweredArmor, enhancing the strength of the wearer.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Weaponized sleeves are relatively common in {{wuxia}} series, especially used by women fighters.
* In the tenth anniversay special episode of ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', Tommy removes his jacket and uses it to snare and then blind a few cogs during a fight scene.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Bullfighters
* [[RoyalRapier Rapier]] and Cloak is (or was anyway) a RealLife discipline, back when people walked around with cloaks and rapiers on a regular basis. It's still used when appropriate in Stage Combat, SocietyForCreativeAnachronism, etc.
* One type of eastern hidden weapon is a long-sleeved robe with weights sewn into the cuffs.
* Lee style Tai Chi has an empty-hand form, and a number of weapon styles - duelling sword, broadsword, staff, nunchuks... and silk scarf.
* Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu are performed in the gi (traditional martial arts uniform), and practitioners are allowed to grip nearly anywhere on their own or their opponent's gi. This results in a wide variety of creative controlling holds, collar chokes, lapel chokes and arm traps, sleeve chokes, and other techniques that are dependent on the user's, or his opponent's, clothing.

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[[folder: Tabletop RPG ]]

* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' 1st Edition supplement ''Oriental Adventures'': one martial arts ability was Steel Cloth, which allowed a character to use a piece of cloth as if it were a spear.
* One school of swordfighting in ''[[SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'' is basically "Cloak and rapier" (one in each hand).
* ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber Amber]] Diceless Role-Playing''. Throwing a cloak or [[ClothFu rug]] over someone's head is a specific form of attack listed under Weapons in the Other Factors in Combat section.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', some Varisians ([[FantasyCounterpartCulture Fantasy Roma]]) wield bladed scarves.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', some of Jin's attacks hit things with his absurdly long sleeves[[note]]They're more like little capes for his arm though instead of full-blown sleeves[[/note]]. Rachel's forward+C attack is a weaponized Skirt Twirl. Litchi's down-forward + C is a sweep with her cloth as well.
* San Zang from ''WarriorsOrochi'' fights entirely with her ridiculously long sleeves that drag along the ground wherever she goes.
* [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Iku Nagae]] fights with what is most easily described as a frilly scarf. A number of her attacks revolve around it - including whipping with it, and a ''[[ThisIsADrill drill]] attack with it.''
* Huangfu Muyun from ''VideoGame/XuanyuanJian Waizhuan: Yun zhi Yao'' can utilize a piece of white cloth with sword energy to use as a weapon.
* From ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''
** We have Zero, both original and clone, who wear ''bladed [[BadassLongcoat longcoats]]''.
** Then Xiao Lon from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Maximum Impact'', who uses weighted sleeves in addition to [[NothingUpMySleeve whatever is inside them]].
* From ''StreetFighter'', we have Rose who uses SoulPower to [[ScarfOfAsskicking kick ass with her scarf]].
* Rita from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' uses scarves and belts to attack enemies and cast magic.
* One of Batman's moves in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Arkham Asylum]]'' is to whirl his cape at his enemies, using weights in the corners to stun.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "[[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E3TheRevelation The Revelation]]", Korra borrows her friend Mako's ScarfOfAsskicking to [[WigDressAccent disguise]] herself and [[TheInfiltration infiltrate]] an Equalist rally, and ends up using the scarf to throw a [[GiantMook huge bouncer]] into a steam vent, knocking him out.
* In ''GeneratorRex'', one of Rex's old buddies is made up entirely of bandages, and he can use them either for ranged attacks, or dissolve himself and slip in tight spaces. The mercenary IV also uses bandages as a weapon.
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