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->''"That's what turns a Mediocre Voyage into a {{Fantastic Voyage|Plot}}!"''
-->-- '''Homer Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

Any space suit or environment suit, but especially one worn by a woman, will be exceptionally tight, form fitting, and flatteringly cut. Also applies to pilot's g-suits (which admittedly ''are'' tight, but not flattering), PoweredArmor, and futuristic military uniforms. The wearer will have no difficulty putting it on quickly. Helmets will often be either clear bubbles or be motorcycle-like helmets that follow head movement, with [[InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace large transparent and nonreflective faceplates]].

Spacesuits in use today are [[BoringButPractical bulky and inflexible]], with many layers to contain pressure, protect against puncture from fast moving space junk with ballistic fibers, protect against changes in temperature, shield the wearer from the glare of a sun undimmed by atmosphere, and dispose of excess body heat, excretions and moisture. Astronauts accessorize with the extremely unsexy (for [[FetishFuel most]]), [[BringMyBrownPants yet practical]], adult diaper.

Because existing spacesuit designs have so many drawbacks, and are so expensive (each custom-fitted suit costs over a ''million dollars'' and can only be constructed by subsidised industries), there are a number of (similarly subsidised) research projects trying to make skin-tight spacesuits TruthInTelevision. The proponents of such projects as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_activity_suit Space Activity Suit]] and [[http://mvl.mit.edu/EVA/biosuit/ MIT Biosuit]] ''claim'' that they could be built by wet-suit manufacturers at a cost of only a few hundred dollars. They also suggest that these flexible skintight suits would permit the occupant to regulate body temperature simply by sweating, and that while they might not be terribly protective, armor is less of an issue when it doesn't have to be pressurized - {{Bullet Proof Vest}}s can be worn over the suits[[note]]That does introduce a new problem, namely that anything worn over the suit will make it harder to find and patch any leaks. On the other hand, a small leak in such a suit will generally cause a frostbitten hickey, rather than rapid death.[[/note]]. So far however, practical spacesuits based on Space Activity Suit/Biosuit technology have yet to be tested in space[[note]]Although the original SAS was successfully tested in a vacuum chamber[[/note]], so currently they remain VaporWear-- [[{{Pun}} erm, sorry]], {{Vaporware}}.

The Latex Spacesuit is essentially a way to be semi-{{Stripperific}}, and display the chest without actually showing skin. A lot of the time it will be sheer enough to see the navel through.

It is a very frequent trope in HumongousMecha shows.

See also SpaceClothes, GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe, BridgeBunnies, SpyCatsuit, ChromeChampion and FutureSpandex. Compare its 19th century counterpart, the AdventurerOutfit.
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!!Straight Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' from 1972 is one of the earliest appearances in anime of this trope. Nurse Yuki Mori, the only recurring female character, provides continuous FanService and is very fetching indeed in a yellow space suit that leaves [[{{Stripperiffic}} so little to the imagination]] that it's hard to imagine it providing any protection against a stiff breeze, much less the vacuum of space.
** ''SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'': 40 years later, Yuki returns to the remake with her uniform unaltered with more girls dressed in a similar manner.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': Together with ''Anime/MazingerZ'' it is one of the earliest Anime examples (both shows are from 1972). The tight, differently-colored skinsuits of the Gatchaman FiveManBand are very iconic.
* The ''{{Mazinger}}'' saga provides plenty examples:
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Unsurprisingly, one of the earliest examples (but not the first one, for once). Kouji began to wear a LatexSpaceSuit in the third episode, and Sayaka always wore one while piloting [[FemBot Aphrodite A]]. Sayaka's was one-piece and tighter than Kouji's though.
*** JustifiedTrope <=> UnbuiltTrope: Kouji did not wear one in the first chapters, and often he got badly hurt, bruised or wounded. So a skinsuit was made for him in order to protect his body.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Tetsuya and Jun (again, the female character's suit was tighter)
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Duke, Kouji, Hikaru and Maria. Duke's suit was a completely literal example, since he wore it to travel across space in his spaceship/HumongousMecha.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': Ryoma, Hayato and Michiru wore one. Musashi and Benkei's uniforms were subversions. It was reinforced in later manga seasons: if a pilot does not wear a protective uniform, his or her body can get seriously harmed due to the enormous strain the body suffers.
* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'': Miwa always wore a tight LatexSpaceSuit when she piloted her support unit. However Hiroshi never wore a suit, since he transformed into the HumongousMecha.
* ''Anime/{{Gaiking}}'': Sanshiro Tsuwabuki and his crew.
* ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'': Akira Hibiki.
* ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'':
** ''Anime/CombattlerV'': Hyoma and his FiveManBand wore ColourCodedForYourConvenience space suits.
** ''Anime/VoltesV'': Ditto with Kenighi and his FiveManBand.
** ''Anime/{{Daimos}}'': Kazuya Ryuuzaki.
* ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}'': Kappei and his two cousins.
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}'': Banjo Haran when he was not wearing a Film/JamesBond style suit.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** ALL Gundam series since the first one. However, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro]], [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Camille]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Juudau]]'s suits were less ornate and more practical than the ones SuperRobotGenre pilots wore, and female suits were not tightier and sexier than the male ones.
* ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'': The pilots carried them during interplanetary travel and space battles.
* ''Anime/GoLion'' (or ''{{Voltron}}''): Akira and his FiveManBand.
* ''Anime/GunBuster'': Noriko and her friends' costumes are specifically designed for space combat.
* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': [[AMechByAnyOtherName Panzer]] pilots wore tight suits as well as body armor pieces.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has the sexy pilot suits variant. It is notably subverted in the episode "Magmadiver", where Asuka has to wear a special plugsuit that swells like a balloon. Lampshaded, too, as she complains about how unsexy it is.
** Played with a bit early in the series, when, in an emergency, Shinji has to wear the female variant of the suit (Asuka's spare suit, to be precise). While male variants are also more or less skin-tight, the female version is tighter in the crotch and has vague sculpted breast elements and a curvier hip/waist ratio.
** ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' has Asuka donning a special plugsuit that has a [[{{Stripperific}} translucent torso]]. She finds it a bit much.
* The anime ''Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse'' outfits the cadets at the Space Academy with tight-fitting flightsuits. Two of the protagonists (one male, one female) are notably shy about the cut of their uniforms; they come down to the flight deck with [[ModestyTowel towels]] wrapped around them.
* ''RocketGirls'', which ranks surprisingly highly on the MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness, features skintight spacesuits are one of the technical advances developed by the Solomon Space Agency as part of its attempt to realize economical manned spaceflight, since such suits weigh much less then traditional spacesuits, and offer greater mobility. That being said, the show also plays the trope for laughs (several characters seem to find the suits rather scandalous) and fan service too.
** One of the reporters present at a press conference sees it and asks, rather nervously, "Is it legal to show this?"
** Both novels lampshade this a couple of times by having characters mention that the spacesuits look "just like the ones in anime".
* ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'' had these in spades. On pilots, on cosplayers, on cosplaying pilots...
* ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor'' gives a new twist to this trope. The suits that the pilots wear are remarkably tight and serve to avoid some of the pain that linking with the Fafner units entails. Another twist is the fact that upon linking the suits are ripped in some parts as the connection takes place, a process that is quite painful. Kazuki has no time to put on a suit upon piloting for the first time and the pain he undergoes is substantial.
* ''InfiniteStratos'': the so called PoweredArmor of the series is better described as this trope plus some machinery covering the lower half of limbs and maybe some more machinery floating around them unattached to the suit. The {{handwave}} is they have DeflectorShields protecting them, all powered by cold fusion. It takes place in 2016 ...yeah.
* ''CowboyBebop'':
** It keeps the large helmet, but does features the iconic skin-tight suit.
** Except for the time that Spike went EVA with nothing but a pair of ''earplugs''.
* ''SkyGirls''. It really doesn't help that four of the pilots are under the age of 18.
* This was the uniform of most of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers Cyborgs]] in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', with the exception being [[MissionControl Uno]]. Otto had a coat and baggy pants over hers, making a lot of people [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistake her for a male]].
* ''MacrossFrontier'':
** The SMS pilots wear form-fitting suits that are little more than longjohns with bulky shoulderpads, and a helmet. Although these are designed to interface with the exoskeleton control units in the cockpit [[note]]The ejection seat & controls turn into a PoweredArmor exoskeleton when the pilot ejects, though the ''passenger'' doesn't get this[[/note]], it's extremely jarring when they're forced to eject and float around in space during a nuclear exchange.
** It shows an evolution of spacesuits seen in previous installments. Zero (2007) -- normal modern piloting g-suits. SDF (2009) -- not exactly bulky, but still somewhat baggy suits. Plus (2040) -- leaner and slimmer version of the previous version. 7 (2045) -- essentially, the same as in Plus. Frontier (2059) -- glorified bodygloves. They are quite consistent there.
* ''CodeGeass'':
** Suzaku's battle suit when piloting the Lancelot is a male example. The Black Knights' ace pilots end up receiving similar suits, whose creator insists they improve survival rates; in the second season, the Knights of the Round all wear designs similar to Suzaku's except personalized, making this trope apply to both men and women.
** Whenever one of the Black Knights eject from their Knightmares, their "flight suits" can be seen inflating around their torso like a wearable airbag. Therefore they do improve survival rates, while also providing [[{{Stripperiffic}} Fanservice]] in their normal skin-tight mode.
*** Unless, of course, you happen to be [[FanDisservice a certain member of the]] [[http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9571/soscaredhegrewtits.jpg Four Holy Swords]].
* This is the default outfit of MM in ''KemekoDeluxe''.
* In ''SoraWoKakeruShoujo'', not only are the spacesuits skintight, they are also ''mostly transparent''.
** Justified, as none of the main characters are entirely human, can take a lot more punishment than a mere lack of pressure, and some don't really need to breathe anyway. If you're a QT-X, clothing is merely a fashion statement.
** Also, technology has advanced far enough that such outfits are viable protection against vacuum.
* [[ParentService Misha/Mika]] and [[TheScrappy Kicker]] both wear these in ''[[TransformersArmada Transformers: Energon]]''. Misha's helmet even has a massive gap in the back to let her hair fall through.
* ''Anime/{{Stratos 4}}''. One of the pilot teams is the main four characters, who are all 16-year-old girls. Oh, and the commander (who looks like an {{expy}} of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Misato]]) also gets to fly some missions too.
** The guys (Sora and Tsubasa) get to wear these too. Possibly parodied once when they pretend to be the girls, complete with fake breast lumps.
* The Guild in ''LastExile'' is quite fond of this; examples are most apparent on [[DefectorFromDecadence Dio]] and [[BattleButler Luciola]].
** The ''Silvana'' Vanship squadron pilots also wear skin-tight bodysuits that leave ''extremely little'', if anything, to the imagination. Range Murata [[AuthorAppeal likes his derriere-hugging overalls]].
* ''{{Trigun}}'' sees your form-fitting suits and adds strange tube-like constructions that look like ventilation systems.
* Skintight suits are the standard uniform of choice for the girls in ''FightIppatsuJuudenChan''. Well, half of the standard uniform. The other half is a stylized OfficeLady outfit.
* Both [[BigBad Chao]] and Chachamaru (despite Chacha being a {{robot|girl}}) from ''MahouSenseiNegima'' have a version of these.
* Ryoko from ''TenchiMuyo'' has one. [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Helps that she can survive in a vaccum regardless.]]
* DearS, [[FanService naturally]] has them.
* Meia from ''{{Vandread}}'' has this as her main outfit.
** Justified since it's more of a flightsuit and not something she's expected to go into hard vacuum in. In the first episode, Dita wears a bulky suit for hazardous environments.
* Not space suits, but ''{{Chirality}}'' has the main cast wearing form-fitting suits.
* ''BubblegumCrisis'' has the pilot suit variant and even shows that the Knight Sabers are [[FanService completely nude underneath]] with Priss briefly seen topless while putting hers on.
* A fair number of these appear in ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''{{Valerian}}''. The skintight suits can be worn almost everywhere including outer space and Scottish pubs. Nobody pays any attention. Though Laureline will switch, often "on screen", to freshly shopped local garb, and will manage this even in the middle of a desert on a forsaken wartorn planet, while Valerian like as not will stick with his suit.
* DC's ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' takes things a step further with the transuit, a skin-tight and completely transparent environment suit which enables characters to breathe in a vacuum or otherwise hostile environment without being perceptible as anything more than a white armband (despite being full-body and skin-tight, the transuits do not so much as flatten down the characters' hair). Unlike most Latex Space Suits, the transuit's skin-tightness is ''not'' a means of providing fanservice, since it is transparent and worn over normal clothing... but since most Legionnaires both male and female wear skin-tight superhero jumpsuits anyhow, it all comes out the same.
* From ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', The Engineer's skintight [[{{Nanomachines}} nanosuit]], which doesn't look like clothes so much as making her look like a naked silver [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots fembot]] (semi-[[JustifiedTrope justified]] due to her being a closet exhibitionist) can double (triple?) as body armor and a spacesuit in a pinch.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', [[spoiler:Mind****]] wears one when she isn't in a hard vacuum. [[spoiler:However she's forced to go out in space wearing her LatexSpaceSuit since the D10 was badly damaged and didn't have time to put the heavy suit on.]]
** Emp's tattered bikini's worth of supersuit also qualifies.
* The [[http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/8842/dyn007_original_397_552_pjpeg_2617419_51a728fc9f77b57ab3c2fc6c0ee9d6a1.jpg Vinean space suits]] in ''ComicBook/YokoTsuno'' qualify, giving the main character ample opportunity to show off her curves.
* Hazmat from ComicBook/AvengersAcademy wears a skin-tight environmental suit to protect everyone else from her toxicity. That said, her figure is relatively understated.
** Her future self, [[MostCommonSuperPower however...]]
* [[MarvelComics Kree and Skrull]] uniforms are skintight. Kree uniforms are white and green with a ringed planet symbol on the chest. Skrull uniforms are purple and black with a zigzag-edged collar piece. Shi'ar outfits are [[DependingOnTheArtist a little more varied,]] but they're still usually skin-tight. Actually, ''most'' Marvel aliens wear skin-tight outfits, except for the more old-school ones like Fin Fang Foom who just wear [[MonsterModesty Space Boxer Shorts]].
* FantasticFour: Their suits are totally sealed and made of nearly indestructible [[AppliedPhlebotinum Unstable Molecules]]. All they need are helmets and pressurization packs.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The cryosuits in ''LostInSpace'' are like this, which is to be expected, given its source material's costume choices. Here they are less thin latex and more moulded, tight plastic. Not much emphasis is placed on them and they only worn during the first act. After that the crew wears more normal clothing. This might be due to how inevitably revealing they were on the three female characters.
* In ''Film/SantoEnElTesoroDeDracula'', heroine Luisa wears a shiny silver version when she is sent back to 19th century Mexico by ElSanto's time machine.
* The spacesuits in ''Film/SilentRunning'' are like this. Well, the one that is seen, at any rate.
* The spacesuits in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' follow this design. Justified as people are working on similar outfits today. Ironically subverted in the sequel ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'', where the spacesuits used are much more bulkier and the skin-tight suits of ''2001'' are seen as outdated.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In L. Neil Smith's novel The Venus Belt, the protagonist describes in some detail a skin-tight Smartsuit which is capable of furnishing not only life support in various types of hostile environments, but also limited medical treatment for the wearer. The suit also functions as a powerful wearable computer, with the circuitry, displays, and controls integrated into the fabric of the suit. In the novel, the suit is, as a matter of tradition, included in the price of a space-liner ticket to Ceres. The character notes that a properly fitted Smartsuit leaves the wearer feeling "completely naked...a testament to the makers' art." Most spacefarers live in their Smartsuits for indefinite periods, as the suit can handle waste management and hygiene for the wearer.
* In IvanEfremov's ''Hour of the Bull'', Earth astronauts use skin-tight spacesuits, which however feature a panty-shaped "waste destructor" (basically, a diaper with unlimited capacity), which allows wearing those suits for weeks.
* Sergei Pavlov's ''Moon Rainbow'' series feature in later installments the "spacesuit" that is literally ''secreted'' from the body, turning the wearer into a ChromeChampion. It's actually a layer of a symbiotic living {{nanomachines}} that could be [[PsychicPowers psychically]] controlled by their host.
* Peter F. Hamilton's ''NightsDawn'' trilogy includes space-suits that are made of programmable silicon or somesuch- they hang around as a black blob until activated, at which point they spread over the body of the user (tightly enough to avoid decompression in hard vacuum).
* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' stories, the state of the art is "skinsuits" similar to the real-life SAS described above. The suits must be specially constructed to fit each individual, and are usually painted with distinctive personal designs. Anyone wearing a bulky and generic "bubble suit" marks himself as a newbie (or an Earthling) and is not to be trusted on his own in vacuum.
* In Kim Stanley Robinson's ''Literature/RedMarsTrilogy'', the early colonists of Mars use "mesh" suits; this has the advantage of being very lightweight and flexible, but unfortunately does nothing to protect its user from the extreme cold. Thus the colonists often have to wear mundane cold-weather clothing ''over their pressure suits''. They also must wear helmets with an independent air supply.
* ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' by Creator/LarryNiven and Jerry Pournelle. Lady Sandra Bright "Sally" Fowler is specifically noted to be wearing a suit like this during her zero gravity training.
* In Creator/DanSimmons' ''Literature/{{Illium}}''/''Olympos'' books, the Old-style humans use Thermskins to protect them from all manner of hostile environments, space, extreme cold, low oxygen environments, underwater, etc. It's explained that the thermskins are a single molecule thin paint-like substance which is only functional if in direct contact with the skin. This creates a justified extreme of this trope, as all anatomical details are perfectly visible.
* Jason Stoddard's short story "Winning Mars" lampshades the fetishistic overtones of this trope. TV executives involved with a reality-TV mission to Mars fund the creation of practical Space Activity Suits, referred to as "squeezesuits", for openly FanService-based reasons.
* In Creator/GregBear's ''Moving Mars'', some rebellious college students decide to go outside in the near-vacuum using "skin seal" (which isn't supposed to be used except in emergencies). It's sprayed onto the body, and requires its user to be naked.
* One bit of pre-melding plague tech in Creator/AlastairReynolds' ''RevelationSpace'' universe is a membrane of nanomachines stretched over a hole in a spacecraft's hull. Replacing both airlock and spacesuit, all you have to do is pass through the membrane and it wraps you in a spacesuit, and removes it on your way back in.
* Mesh spacesuits are used by the specialist SAS team in ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchives'', the first novel of ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Creator/CharlesStross. The point is made that the suit compresses you by its own elasticity, which generally ensures that any gas in your body outside of your lungs is squeezed out of the nearest orifice.
** When they see the SAS team that crosses over into AnotherDimension wearing these, the protagonist realises they've made such journeys before.
* In Robert Heinlein's ''Literature/HaveSpacesuitWillTravel'' human spacesuits are typically bulky and high maintenance. However, it is revealed that aliens have developed sufficient technology that what amounts to a latex spacesuit is possible. When the lead character sees a young girl wearing one, he is understandably surprised it actually functions better than his own.
* Creator/JohnVarley's stories take this to its (il)logical conclusion, admittedly with form-fitting force fields rather than physical spacesuits. Worn over the nude body, the force fields will protect their wearers from virtually any hostile environment, are one molecule thick, and perfectly reflective, making their wearers look like chrome robots or animated statues. (Oh, and when they come into contact the fields will merge, allowing their wearers to have sex in them.)
* In Creator/JohnRingo's ''[[Literature/CouncilWars East of the Sun, and West of the Moon]]'', these suits are {{justified|Trope}} as being necessary for proper heat exchange, not to mention the importance of leaving no space for trapped air to inflate the suit in the low atmospheric pressures of space, rendering the suit too stiff to move. In this case, the suits are so skin tight that the wearers have to prepare themselves with a depilatory cream to remove ''all'' of the hair from their bodies, with the suits being made with molds made of the wearers' bodies.
* Often shown on sci-fi PulpMagazine covers for [[{{fanservice}} obvious reasons]], usually in conjunction with a goldfish bowl helmet.
* The ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington Honorverse]]'' has "Skinsuits", which are lightweight, reasonably comfortable for extended wear and don't restrict movement. It does take a bit of time [[note]]or putting up with nontrivial pain[[/note]] to put one on, though...they come with catheters.
** However, the skinsuits are drawn in the canonical books on Manticoran and Havenite uniforms as little more than tailored coveralls; this is explained as providing space for suit components such as waste storage.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''LostInSpace,'' especially Marta Kristen as Judy Robinson.
* ''PowerRangers'' and ''SuperSentai'' has this by default, inevitably. This makes any gender changes for the American show [[FetishFuel weird at best,]] especially in the first few seasons where [[ShesAManInJapan Yellow was male in Sentai, but female in Power Rangers]].
* [[KamenRiderFourze Kamen Rider Fourze]]'s suit evokes this look. Not only that, but it was originally developed with the purpose of allowing prolonged survival in space, in order to [[FirstContact reach the Presenters]].
** Averted with everyone else's normal space suits, having the bulky real life look.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** The various combat suits in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', also known as hardsuits, are relatively form-fitting but can function in a vacuum. That being said, they do not provide significant protection against extreme temperatures, extreme pressure, or highly corrosive environments, unless you use models specifically designed for that purpose. Otherwise, the suits actually do look functional and realistic, being covered in plates of ceramic armor, compared with other examples of {{Latex Space Suit}}s.
** [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Quar]][[SpaceJews ians]] live nearly their entire lives inside latex space suits because of their [[BizarreAlienBiology atypical immune systems]] had [[IllGirl atrophied]] due to the extended period aboard sterile environment spaceships due to their [[AIIsACrapshoot exile]]. Interestingly, they play this trope straight:
--->'''Ken:''' The whole suit is lovely; snug in all the right places...
--->'''Tali:''' [[ImStandingRightHere You know I can hear you.]]
** The ballistic properties of space suits in ''Mass Effect'' are down-played due to relativistic speeds of projectiles. Since personal scale mass effect fields are used to slow/stop projectiles, the light armor suits they wear can focus more on environmental protection rather than being combat capable.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' lets this slide, however, taking it almost to BatmanCanBreatheInSpace levels when most of your party goes around in hard vacuum in their usual clothes (in the case of Jack, Miranda, and Samara, very {{Stripperiffic}} clothes) and a breath mask. Miranda in particular has as one of her outfits a near-literal example of the trope. ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' swings back towards the ''1'' model.
* Ken Marinaris in ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders: the 2nd Runner'' wears this.
* All the playable characters in ''AirRivals'', as seen [[http://ace.subagames.com/knowledge1.aspx here]]. The FanService isn't very surprising, considering that this is an MMORPG after all.
* VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 has the Skull Suit. Despite the fact that it [[StupidSexyFlanders feels like you're wearing nothing at all]], and the fact that Raiden [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic only wears the helmet for five minutes of dialogue]] at the beginning of the game, it manages to enhance his muscles, provide a small amount of environmental protection and applies varying levels of pressure to internal organs in order to increase combat efficiency.
* One of Ulala's many costumes in SpaceChannel5 is her bright orange latex space suit, complete with bubble helmet, flared pants, and platforms.
* [[RatchetAndClank Ratchet]] usually wears some variation of a skintight suit. Only addition required to venture out into vacuum of space is a breathing mask.
* ''DestroyAllHumans 2'': since the final location is [[spoiler:on the moon]], [[MsFanservice Natalya]] naturally sports one.
* ''InfiniteSpace'', being a large sci-fi game with well over 100 characters to meet, has these in spades.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Technically, the outfit Layla dons in ''Webcomic/FarOutThere'' is a "Containment Suit" and not intended for use in outer space... [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1716817/page-530-quick-change/ but come on, we all know what this is]].
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', the look of the "haptic feedback suits" -- and their use in conjunction with a HardLight-simulated space battle -- is most likely a reference to this trope. The suits don't even have helmets: apparently creating a realistic simulation was the last thing on Dr. Disaster's mind.
* ''LastRes0rt'' has suits that are (relatively weak) PoweredArmor uniforms, providing equal opportunity {{Fanservice}} for all.
* The suits from ''{{Spacetrawler}}'' are tight enough that Emily is able to wear her BadassLongcoat over it.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has the uniforms worn by Tagon's Toughs and others, which is also low-profile PoweredArmor.
** General Karl Tagon during [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-10-01 the call to his son]] implies these "carbonan crotch-huggers" were made after the standard issue uniform in human armed forces... and [[{{deconstruction}} explains why]] this "armored underwear" is used ''there''.
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fans will of course have already noted the [[ShoutOut startling similarity to the Next Gen. uniforms]].
* Worn (by men) in ''WebComic/{{Starfighter}}''. Unsurprising, what with it being a {{yaoi}} comic.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Once Upon a Time... Life''. Technically these are not space suits but look close enough.
* The quote at the top is from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodying ''Fantastic Voyage'': Homer, Bart and Lisa wear relatively normal red jumpsuits with helmets, whereas Marge wears a legless, chest-baring red jumpsuit... with a helmet.
-->"White blood cells are eating my suit, but I have to admit they know where to stop."
* The g-suits worn by the Angels in ''WesternAnimation/GerryAndersonsNewCaptainScarlet'' embody this trope, being skin-tight and ''shiny!''
* Deliberately used by the makers of the ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' cartoon, especially with the token [[TheSquadette Squadette]], whose space suit is much more form-fitting than the others. Her long hair is kept under a hood similar to Buzz's own.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_activity_suit Space Activity Suit]] and [[http://mvl.mit.edu/EVA/biosuit/ MIT Biosuit]], as mentioned above. The idea is that you don't need a pressurised spacesuit, or even an ''airtight'' one if you can just use form fitting fabric to hold the body together against its own pressure. You don't even need heating because vacuum isolates very well. The only thing is that it needs to be form fitting all over, even in tricky areas, otherwise you will inflate to match the form of the suit. And [[TruthInTelevision naturally]] there is a [[http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/spacesuits.php#id--Design--Skin_Suits female professor]] working on them.
* One part of the modern space suit actually plays this straight, the gloves which are individually molded from casts of their users hands. This is because only form fitting gloves can provide the precision needed for the delicate work that astronauts need to do. Also, the innermost lining of the gloves themselves are made of latex.
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!!Subversions and Exceptions

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* The anime ''{{Planetes}}'' consciously makes its space suits as realistic as possible, even down to the adult diapers. Except that InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace.
** To be fair, the helmets in ''{{Planetes}}'' are equipped with an opaque visor that incorporates a computer generated display. Most EVA is conducted with the visor closed. However when opened the helmets do lack the reflective coating standard on space helmets.
** Considering certain technological developments, this may soon end up a case of {{Zeerust}} or ScienceMarchesOn.
* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise uses both the skintight version and the bulkier version. [[HumongousMecha Mobile Suit]] pilots wear form-fitting flight suits which don't interfere with their movements but aren't meant to go out in space except in an emergency; regular space suits are worn by civilians and battleship crew. A few characters like [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Haman]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Karn]] eschew any kind of suit entirely as a matter of preference, though in Char's case it actually became a plot point[[note]]the first time he takes Lalah Sune's advice and actually wears a flight suit is the time that doing without would have killed him. He wears pilot suits from then on in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]''[[/note]]. Not to mention, a few pilots actually do wear the standard space suit while piloting, including [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Judau Ashta]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yuy]] (though Heero does get a pilot suit in the final arc of his show.
* ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' and its sequels have both the skin-tight version (worn by pilots), and the bulky version (used by mechanics, workers and damage control crews).
** Abh's (that is, officers') uniforms double as enviro-suits in emergency only and aren't designed to function like that for extended periods of time, as in battle they sit on the bridge that is the most protected area of the ship. Rates, who work in more dangerous parts more often, routinely wear full-on spacesuits; so the brass simply don't bother with making their uniforms space-proof.
* While the AS pilot suits in ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'' are about as close to skintight as one can get while remaining functional, it's justified due to a) arm slaves are used on the ground, not in space, b) arm slave cockpits are ''tiny'', as in smaller than a mini cooper tiny, so you wouldn't want the pilots wearing something that could catch on anything, especially if you have to bail out in an emergency and c) the suits are designed to protect the pilot from being buffeted around from any hits the arm slave may receive; unfortunately they are far from bullet proof [[spoiler:as Sousuke discovers in the novels.]]
* The Knight Sabers in BubblegumCrisis wear skintight suits. Under their [[PoweredArmor Hard Suits]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Girl One of ''TopTen'' appears to be wearing a color-changing version of this, but it's later revealed [[AuthorAppeal that really is her skin, and she's]] been [[spoiler:bio-engineered]] with an uncontrollable nudity compulsion by the [[spoiler:fanboys that created her.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* The characters in the film ''Film/{{Sunshine}}'' wear suits that are not only large and bulky (at one stage a character falls over and is unable to raise himself to his feet again), but are also gold (to reflect the sun's rays) and have helmets that use a small slit for an eye-hole (explained as protecting the users' eyes from sunlight, but reputedly was requested by the director to increase the feeling of claustrophobia in the suits).
* The suits that later will become the uniform of the Film/FantasticFour in the film adaptation of the comic, subverted as they are not space suits as shown by Ben, who used a normal space suit when recovering the samples.
* The space suits worn by Picard ''et. al'' in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' look like somewhat sleeker versions of modern NASA suits. They're still pretty bulky, though they seem to offer a greater degree of movement, to judge by the scene where they get in a fight with the Borg outside the ship.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, the flight suits the Rebel pilots wear throughout the original trilogy, despite having helmets that leave their mouths uncovered, count as spacesuits. The suits generate a [[SomeKindOfForceField magnetic containment field]] to keep a small amount of atmosphere and heat in so a pilot who [[EjectionSeat ejects]] survive for about fifteen minutes, long enough hopefully that someone can recover them.
** Used and improved upon by the Empire; in fact, this is one of the few situations where a TIE pilot is actually better off than a Rebel. TIE fighters are not pressurized space ships, so TIE pilots have a full helmet and all of their life support is built into their suit instead of the ship. Assuming the TIE pilot actually survives the loss of his ship, he can continue to survive much longer.
** In the XWingSeries, the rebel pilots complain about having to change into sleek dress uniforms for a formal occasion, since they like the extra pockets in their flightsuits, as well as the baggier clothing - as fighter pilots, they can be a bit sensitive about the weight gain that can result from spending hours sitting in a cockpit.
*** The above stated survival time for a Rebel pilot can change depending on the species of the pilot. That a Gamorrean can last quite a bit longer due to his extra fat is a plot point.
* In ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', modern spacesuits (called "skinsuits") are form-fitting and rely on the body's own temperature regulation system, but older, less advanced spacefaring societies (like Grayson, pre-Alliance) still have conventional "bulky" spacesuits akin to those of the real world. Such suits are also available as emergency gear aboard some ships, as the skinsuits require specific fitting to accommodate individual users, so that the suit can keep the user's insides inside.
** Skinsuits are also somewhat armored, but their main goal is emergency protection in case of a hull depressurization, which happens quite often. {{Space Marine}}s, when not wearing PoweredArmor, use a somewhat heavier armored version that even includes muscle fibers and is proof at least against small arms fire. Engineering personnel, on the other hand, often prefer bulkier suits, just short of a demilitarized PoweredArmor, for increased mechanical protection.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The space suits used on ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' were relatively realistic for the tech level of the show. Their design apparently references the suits in the original [[UsedFuture space-is-dirty]] movie, ''Alien''.
** The suit worn by the bounty hunter Jubal Early in ''Objects in Space'' looked like it was skin-tight leather.
** Somewhat justified in that Jubal Early practically lives in his, so a more streamlined suit would be a must. He also presumably has more money than the crew, meaning he can buy nicer suits with newer tech.
* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ''actual spacesuits'' are as bulky as today ones, as seen in "Day of Honor".
** Sometimes they veer somewhat close to the Latex end of things except in the helmet area (pics: [[http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:TorresParisInSpace.jpg from Voyager]] and [[http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/File:Hawk_Picard_and_Worf_in_space.jpg from First Contact]]).
* The remake of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' features male and female military personnel wearing realistic-looking uniforms, that seem well suited for whatever the characters are doing. And men and women wear identical uniforms too.
** Although it is worth noting that the flight suits that they wear are supposed to double as spacesuits but wouldn't actually work as such (or if they did they would balloon too much for the wearer to move).
** The humanoid-Cylon flightsuits seen in a few late-season episodes are quite a bit closer to this trope. Of course, they're usually seen on [[MsFanservice Sixes and Eights]].
** The original had an episode where female shuttle pilots were being trained to fly the Viper fighters, and they tossed in a scene showing the [[FanService skin tight "space suit"]] that the fighter pilots were supposedly all wearing under their cloth uniforms. Of course we were never shown any of the male pilots wearing them.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', so much so that you have no idea (unless you've seen the show's opening credits and are [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife a fan of tropes]]) that Crichton's fellow prisoner, in a bulky black spacesuit and a smoked-glass bubble helmet, [[SamusIsAGirl is a slenderly fit and very attractive woman]].
** That's actually Peacekeeper battle armor, the most common space suits seen look more like what motorcycle racers wear.
* Early episodes of ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' ''tried'' to keep to vaguely realistic and gender-equal female Commonwealth uniforms. It didn't last.
* ''Series/DefyingGravity'' has Space Activity Suit-like EV suits. The suits for on-planet use are still the traditional bulky kind, however.
* The Franchise/StargateVerse averts this. On the handful of occasions that anyone ventures into space on ''Series/StargateSG1'' or ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', they wear bulky NASA-style suits. ''Series/StargateUniverse'' used Ancient space suits, but those are only slightly less bulky.
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[[folder:Machinima]]
* The web series ''RedVsBlue'' not only has bulky, generic armor on its characters, but makes use of it, with a number of occasions of gender confusion. However, the makers were using the game ''Halo'' for all their animation and therefore had no choice in the matter, so they don't deserve much credit.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[{{Metroid}} Samus]] has the Zero suit, a form-fitting blue suit that's implied to be an interface to her normal [[PowerArmor Power Suit]], and she appears wearing it when [[BagOfSpilling unable to use her normal armor.]] The Galactic Federation troopers use something similar with their space suits, although Samus' is obviously one-of-a-kind.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration: Divine Wars'' has surprisingly realistic pilot and space suits - while Personal Trooper pilots wear fairly thin ones that might match the trope, they're not made for space combat and do not have great speeds. However, Armored Module pilots wear a very bulky combination of a g-suit and a space suit as they are main for high-speed assaults and space and air combat. Fighter pilots wear a modified g-suit that's a combination of both. The Playstation 2 remake of the Original Generation game series reuses the pilot suits portrayed in Divine Wars, mainly because few were even seen in the first two Original Generation games (not to mention the Super Robot Wars series in general).
** There are a number of exceptions to that realism, the most shamelessly egregious of which being Aya's pilot suit, which has a large CleavageWindow that would completely nullify any utility it might have as space suit.
* In ''Star Wars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and its sequel, space/environmental suits are worn on several occasions. Despite the games being set a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away and being rife with other space tropes, the suits look very much like current-day space suits. Actually, they look [[SchizoTech even clunkier]] than current-day space suits, which is interesting for a world of unending AppliedPhlebotinum.
** That's because it's a [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience space recolor of the yellow underwater suit.]] The latter is used several hundred meters underwater, hence the bulkiness.
* The Terran Medic from ''StarCraft: Brood War'' wears a spacesuit that's apparently more armored than the ones given to ''Marines''. [[ShootTheMedicFirst Given the tactical considerations]], this makes some sense...
* Isaac Clarke's [[http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/Rig R.I.G]] from ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' is bulky and creepy-looking. The military version has a skull like face.
** ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' take this further with the [[http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/Vintage_RIG Vintage RIG]] which shows that all the other [=RIGs=] are far more streamlined than their predecessors.
** However, both examples are meant for dangerous situations; it's bulky because it needs to protect the wearer from more than just horrible space death. Ellie in ''2'' plays this trope straight.
* The original ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' gave recruits basic uniforms and kevlar plating, until you researched better armor. "Personal Armor" wasn't quite skin-tight, what with all the plates of alien alloy, but came close. Powered Armor and Flying Armor were, well, PoweredArmor. And somehow all of them were completely fine for use on Mars.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s Chinese Stealth Armor: [[http://images.wikia.com/fallout/images/6/6f/Crimson_Dragoon.png black latex, red faceplate]]. No comment. Also ''not a space suit''-- It's an InvisibilityCloak made for commandos that offers some protection from small arms fire.
** An actual spacesuit is used in the Mothership Zeta add-on as a plot-critical item. It's not quite a LatexSpaceSuit, but it's less clunky than modern suits and can be worn in combat without penalty.
* For the most part, ''Videogame/FrontMission'' lacks latex space suits: most pilots either wear fatigues, or flightsuits similar to those worn by helicopter crews. Exceptions are the Durandal team (''FM4'') and the protagonists from ''Front Mission Evolved'', though these suits, while form-fitting, are still thickish, resembling racing coveralls.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', Florence [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1000/fv00986.htm lampshades]] this when she wears a suit that's bulky and doesn't even have separated legs. The [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1000/fv00973.htm body stocking]] she wears underneath is pretty close though.
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