Basically, this is when the main outfit of a redhead or auburn-haired character is (at least mostly) green. This trope can sometimes be used to hint that somebody is of Irish descent, but sometimes, illustrators use it as a traditional pair of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementary_color complementary colors]] or because they just feel like it. Bonus points if the character in question has [[GreenThumb nature-themed]] [[ElementalPowers abilities]].

The trope comes from a long-standing tradition among fashionistas that red hair contrasts best against green or blue attire, which is one reason redheads are encouraged to wear green to make a striking visual appearance.

See SignificantGreenEyedRedhead for a similar theme.


* The current spokeswomen for Wendy's, the real Wendy the hamburger chain was named after and a representative of the girl on the logo, are both vibrant redheads who frequently wear green.
* Lucky, the leprechaun mascot for Lucky Charms cereal, dresses all in green and has red hair clearly visible under his hat.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Kakyoin, from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', wears a green [[SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack school uniform]]. Combined with his pinkish-red hair, it makes him have the colour palette of a [[TrademarkFavoriteFood cherry]].
* Misaki from ''Anime/{{K}}'' wore a long-sleeved green shirt in his younger days. Now he wears green cargo pants.
* The one "fancy" civilian outfit Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' wears (on her offscreen "Date") is entirely green in about 3 shades.
* Brief from ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' gives us [[DarkMagicalGirl Kyoko Sakura]], who offers a variation on the trope. Her signature civilian/street outfit is a green hoodie to contrast against her red hair and eyes, but her MagicalGirl outfit is a dark-red dress.
* Sailor Jupiter from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has a variation of this. Altough Makoto's hair color is inconsistent in the manga of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', as it ranges from brown to auburn to pink and even blond in some illustrations, in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' her hair is definitely pink and her outfit is green.
* From ''Anime/ShadowSkill'', Kyou Ryu. The trope fits so well, it's almost surprising Elle didn't throw a net over her to steal her [[http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1236/vlcsnap2010060722h48m32.png Pot o' Gold]].
* Kurama from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' loves this trope. He has long, bright red hair, and [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead large green eyes]]. In some instances, he is seen wearing an olive green Chinese outfit. Those bonus points may also be rewarded--he is a master at controlling plants.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/TheDCU''
** ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
*** Popular interpretation of the villainess ComicBook/PoisonIvy. Her primary clothing is green, and her skin color has also become green in some depictions, but she is always a red head.
*** Sometimes, ComicBook/TheRiddler. The hair varies, but it frequently comes back to red to complement that green Riddler suit.
** Maxima, Franchise/{{Superman}}'s adversary and would-be mate, had bright red hair and a predominantly green outfit.
** In the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, redhead Cyclone's outfit is predominately green.
** Guy Gardner, the resident FieryRedhead of the ''Franchise/GreenLantern Corps''.
** Miss Martian of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' has red hair, but doesn't wear green. Instead, her skin itself is green! [[spoiler:It's actually white, but she passes herself as a green martian instead of a white martian.]]
** Mera, Queen of Atlantis and longtime love interest of ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}.
* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
** Once the ComicBook/XMen started putting on individual costumes instead of blue and yellow uniforms, ComicBook/JeanGrey put on green (usually complemented by yellow/gold) most of the time. Banshee and Siryn wear costumes that combine green with yellow and black. Auburn-haired Rogue is also usually dressed at least partially in green. Hope and ComicBook/RachelSummers, both redheads (And one is an alternate future daughter of Jean) wear green, although Rachel generally prefers to wear red.
** ''Franchise/SpiderMan'':
*** Jackpot wore a green and white costume with red hair (actually a wig). She later changed the costume to one with a red-black color scheme, though.
*** ComicBook/NormanOsborn has red hair, although his costume hides it.
* Comicbook/{{Gen13}}'s Caitlin Fairchild has passed through numerous incarnations and numerous costumes; every one of them has been mostly green.
* ''ComicBook/WerewolfByNight'': Redhead Jack Russell ''really'' [[LimitedWardrobe likes his green pants]]. Taken up to eleven during the full moon when ({{depending on the artist}}) he turns into a red-furred werewolf and [[MagicPants his green, ripped-up pants]] are all that remain of his clothing.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Parodied in ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears'' when the male X-Men see the key-lime green bridesmaid dress Sarah Grey chose for her red-haired little sister and unanimously declare ComicBook/JeanGrey will look horrible on it.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
** Creator/{{Disney}}'s incarnation of Disney/PeterPan has red hair, and wears a green outfit intended to invoke leaves.
** Likewise with ''Disney/RobinHood''. Any iteration of Myth/RobinHood is bound to wear the {{iconic|Outfit}} Lincoln green, which -- combined with Disney's choice to adapt the character as an anthropomorphic fox in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals -- leads to this trope.
** Taran from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.
** Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has a green mermaid tail in contrast with her bright red hair. This was actually one of the reasons the directors of the film decided to make her into a redhead in the first place.
** Quasimodo from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.
** Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has strawberry-blonde hair, and most of the dresses in her wardrobe are made of shades of green. The only exception is actually her most iconic outfit, her traveling clothes, which are blue and magenta.
** ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'''s Nick Wilde is a red fox who wears a green shirt for the majority of the movie.
* Creator/{{Pixar}}:
** Merida in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. Scottish rather than Irish, but still a Celtic background.
* Danny from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''.
* Fiona from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''. The fact that, [[LateArrivalSpoiler at the end of the first movie]], she becomes an ogress permanently and gains green skin as well doesn't help matters.
* Hiccup and Stoick from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''.
* Roxanne from ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' wears a turquoise shirt as part of her default clothing. A straighter example occurs in the sequel, with Sylvia Marpole and her bright green disco outfit.
* The Ghost of Christmas Present in ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInAChristmasCarol'' is a redhead who wears a green HappyHolidaysDress (and the skirt is even Christmas Tree-themed).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'': Ms. Spink, whose hair is turning a faded pink and always wears an emerald dressing gown. All of the posters of her (and Ms. Forcible) as a young woman [[spoiler:and her Other-self]] show her with bright red hair and a green outfit.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Kate Loughlin in ''Film/TheCallbackQueen'', an (Irish) redhead in a green dress on the movie's poster.
* Layla in ''Film/SkyHigh'', fitting with her plant-control powers.
* Winifred from ''Film/HocusPocus'' wears a long green dress to contrast with her red hair.
* Tauriel from ''Film/TheHobbit'', is a very significant example of this trope. Bombur the dwarf has red hair and beard, and is clad in green.
* ''Film/DropDeadFred'' has the eponymous Fred in an almost entirely green wardrobe.
* ''Film/BlackNarcissus'' features Sister Clodagh wearing them in her HappyFlashbacks to her youth in Ireland. Her red hair is usually covered by her nun's habit but in the flashbacks we see it loose and free, covered by a green scarf in one Christmas scene. In another she's wearing a pale green evening gown as her grandmother presents her with a pair of emerald earrings.

* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Armida wears green dresses a lot.
* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' redhead Odelia wears a green shirt when Jerin first meets her. She is also depicted like this on the cover of the book.
* ''Creator/RobertAHeinlein'' is a big fan of redheads in his stories, and often has them in green outfits. This is taken to its limit in ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'', where a spaceship with multiple red-headed crewmembers is mentioned as devoting a significant portion of its cargo capacity to their many, many green outfits.
* [[EvilRedhead Vera]] in ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'' returns to Whitefern in a glamorous and expensive looking green dress, ready to ruin everything for Audrina.
* Pam from ''Literature/{{ghostgirl}}'' is first described as "a girl sporting long, curly orange-red locks and a bright Kelly green majorette outfit".

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Maxima from ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
* Team Jaime and Cara (who are both redheads) on Season 14 of ''Series/TheAmazingRace''. Ditto for Rachel Reilly from Season 20.
* Joan from ''Series/MadMen'' is a redhead, and it's almost even money in any given episode that she will be wearing green.
* Rita/Gilda from ''{{Series/iZombie}}'' is a redhead and she's introduced sitting in a bright green dress.
* Endora from ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' usually wore a green cloak or dress.

* One is featured on the cover of Finnish gothic metal band Poisonblack's ''Escapexstacy''.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/EvaMarie, a DarkSkinnedRedhead, occasionally has a green ring outfit. She was also featured wearing green in a promo for ''Series/TotalDivas''.
* Wrestling/BeckyLynch dyed her hair red and came out entirely in a green costume to go with her initial {{Oireland}} gimmick. When she changed tack to a SteamPunk inspired look, she still had a few green outfits and favoured green eyeshadow.

* ''Franchise/GIJoe'': When Scarlett joined Ninja Force, she put on A Green and yellow outfit.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Bowser has fiery red hair and a green-hued head and shell. Green is also one of his representative colors.
** The same goes for his son, Bowser Jr.
** Even though she isn't dressed prominently in green, Princess Daisy has a fondness for green jewelry.
** Taking it ''very'' literally with Petey Piranha. He is a plant monster with a red-colored head, while the rest of his skin is green. However, the only piece of clothing he wears is a pair of red underwear, so this isn't a very straight example.
* Mira from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' has red hair and a light green top. In addition her leather jacket and pants are also tinted a dark green.
* Rosa Blackwell from ''VideoGame/TheBlackwellSeries'' is a redhead that usually wears green or cyan.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** The Self-Proclaimed Hero, a minor character in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', is also this -- he wears clothes that look just like Link's usual green ensemble and has red hair and a beard.
** Groose from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' is a redhead who wears green.
** Ganondorf is an EvilRedhead whose ''skin'' is frequently depicted as green.
* Valanice in some of her appearances in ''VideoGame/KingsQuest''.
* Kaeli from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest''.
* Lady Priscilla from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe''.
* Axel from ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'' is an inversion.
* Terra from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is an inversion.
* Sofia Sartor from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations''.
* Hong Meiling and Rin Kaenbyou from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', one of [[OneManArmy Ragna the Bloodedge's]] alternate colour schemes is this. This may be to tie him to [[ElegantGothicLolita Rachel Alucard]], as she has a [[SomethingAboutARose rose theme]], and that particular colour scheme greatly resembles the look of a rose given Ragna's BadassLongcoat and [[AnimeHair spikey hair.]]
* More than a few examples in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', including ''both'' [[HeroesWantRedheads potential]] [[RomanceSidequest love interests]]: Shani only ever wears her small green dress, while Triss appears in a mind-blowing long backless dress throughout chapter three. Both ladies are obviously aware of this trope.
* Betilla in ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'', and Barbara in ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends''.
* Lyralei the Windranger from ''VideoGame/Dota2'' is this, since she is the guardian of the woods and all that.
* Angela Pleasant from ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' is a redhead and starts the game off in a green sundress.
* ''VideoGame/PunchOut'':
** Aran Ryan has chestnut-red hair and wears green shorts (and gloves, in the Title Defense mode in the Wii game).
** Also, Von Kaiser has auburn hair and is wearing olive green cargo pants and gloves.
* Lieutenant [=McCollum=] in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'', justified, as he is a soldier.

* Tamaura, the protagonist of ''Literature/{{Blindsprings}}'' often wears green. Her magical talent is a natural one (orphic, as opposed to the wizards in the same setting who created artificial magic, which everyone can learn.)
* Shelley Winters from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' often wears green clothes and always has [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead (like many redheads) green eyes]].
* Lancelot from ''[[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfWiglafAndMordred Wiglaf & Mordred]]'' wears green to match his fetish for plants. GreenEyes to go right along with it don't hurt.
* The stunning HappilyEverAfter image of Sarine that [[http://www.errantstory.com/2012-02-13/5426 adorns]] the cover of the Epilogue of ''Webcomic/ErrantStory''. (Green wasn't her main color for most of the story, but it probably will be for the next hundred years or so.)
* Nin Wah the red panda from ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' almost always has an outfit with green. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/05/03/lefty/ She starts out with a big green longcoat and slacks]], though loses the former early on. Later, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/06/03/this-years-model/ she gets a new costume with a prominent green jacket]].
* Princess Veronika in ''Webcomic/TheFourth''
* Simone from ''Webcomic/LuminaryChildren''.
* Sleipnir O'Hara of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a redhead who is introduced wearing a green jumpsuit and continues to show up in new green clothes every time she's seen in a new outfit, in Mechanicsburg it's a much more revealing green haltertop.
* Anvil of ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' seems happy to play to the trope. Her outfit when she goes out to dinner with the rest of her team is primarily green, as is her choker (which is quite significant in the comic). She's also introduced in a green T-shirt.
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfGynoStar'', Gynostar's sidekick, little Sappho, has red hair and wears a mainly green superhero outfit.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* This is [[InterpretativeCharacter one of few traits]] you can expect to stick with ''VideoGame/{{Pico}}''.
* Koneko-chan from ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' is a {{catgirl}} with long red hair who wears a green dress.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Suki of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has auburn hair and blue eyes ([[{{Mukokuseki}} somehow]], [[FridgeLogic despite being]] [[FantasyCounterpartCulture from Fantasy]] [[JidaiGeki Isolationist Japan]]) and is introduced wearing the green uniform of the [[AmazonBrigade Kyoshi Warriors]].
* Jenny Trent from ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats'' segment "Around the World in 79 Days".
* Terry Bouffant from ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' starting from season two. In her first appearance in season one's "The Wiggies", she wore gray.
* Daria Morgendorffer, in her [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} eponymous series]], has reddish hair and wears a green jacket. However, in her originating series, ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'', she had clearly brown hair and wore different jackets, none of which were green.
* Slighty averted with Roger Klotz and his mother on ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', red-heads with [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation green skin]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'' has a few; redheads Lee Ping, Jenny Jerkins, and VP Victoria, who basically looks like a toned-down version of [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]] in a green dress.
* Presto from ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* Ed from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' wears a green jacket and is revealed early on to be a redhead (his head "stubble" is black, but the one time he styled his hair it turned out to be red). Kevin also has red hair and usually wears a lime green T-shirt.
* Neil Goldman, from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents''' antagonistic babysitter Vicky has red hair and a green t-shirt which are darker shades of the titular Fairy Godparents pastel pink and green color themes.
* Norman Price of ''WesternAnimation/FiremanSam'' has red hair, and his clothes are usually green in color.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' has Frankie Foster, a redhead who normally wears a green jacket (although has taken it off on several occasions).
* Wendy Corduroy in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. Her standard attire is green.
* Lila Sawyer, from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. Usually because of the LimitedWardrobe. The Campfire Lass is this as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': The Grinch is an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion.
* Saffi in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* Jessie Bannon in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' is a SignificantGreenEyedRedhead who wore a green shirt in the first season as part of her LimitedWardrobe before switching to ''{{pink| means feminine}}'' in the second season.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible's IconicOutfit is a green crop top and blue khakis. Thanks to aversion of LimitedWardrobe, this outfit eventually stopped appearing.
* Red Menace in ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''.
* Julie Kane in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'', although her hair appears to be black that reflects red.
* Daemona Prune from ''WesternAnimation/PhantomInvestigators''. She's a redhead who wears green in both her regular outfits- her hoodie while dressed casually, and her jacket and mask while on the job as a Phantom Investigator.
* Robin Hood from ''Westernanimation/RobinHoodMischiefInSherwood'' is dressed in Green and has red hair.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Otto has red dreadlocks and wears a green headband around his head. Also, his best friend Twister is a redhead himself and wears green cargo shorts.
* Chuckie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is a redhead who wears green shorts.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[http://deadhomersociety.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/quote-of-the-day-415/ That one Irish guy]] featured in the "Whacking Day" episode. He's shown up a few more times since then.
-->'''Bart:''' People of Springfield, Whacking Day is a sham! It was started in 1924 as an excuse to beat up the Irish.\\
'''Irish Guy:''' 'Tis true, I took many a lump, but 'twas all in good fun!
** [[http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Irish_Boy_Most_Resembling_a_Potato The Irish Boy Most Resembling a Potato]].
** [[CrustyCaretaker Groundskeeper Willie]], Springfield's resident ViolentGlaswegian, has the requisite Scottish [[FieryRedhead red hair]], and his overalls alternate between green and blue.
* Kyle from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has a red Jewfro typically completely covered by his Ushanka. The hat is green, his mittens are green, his pants are a dark green, and his orange jacket has some green on it. Another example from the same show is Darryl Weathers, the Pissed Off White Trash Redneck Conservative who incessantly screams about how [[VerbalTic "THEY TOOK OUR JOBS!"]]
* Tinker from ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy''.
* Sam from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' when she is in her green spy outfit.
* Local nut case Izzy from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' not only wears all green with her red locks, but also has [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead green eyes]]. Also her swimwear is green.
* [=McCracken=]'s newer show ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' has the titular character, a red-furred...[[CartoonCreature thing]] who wears a large green hat.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'':
** Jean Grey wears a black X-Men uniform with a bright green stripe down the front and back.
** Rahne/Wolfsbane is a Scottish girl who has short red hair and is usually seen wearing a green cut-out shoulder, turtle neck top.
** Rogue, who has auburn hair, can also qualify for this. In one of her civvies outfits, she wears a green mesh top over her black halter. And her X-Men battle uniform has a green armor platelet that goes over her chest area.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* As noted in the description, green and red are complementary colors, and many redheads are fond of green clothes and accessories as a result. The inverse also probably has something to do with it: redheads frequently have pale skin or a pinkish color to their skin, so cooler colors (such as blue, green and purple) are complimentary colors. By contrast, warmer colors (like red, pink, orange and yellow) can look unflattering (but not always). [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Actually, hardly anyone looks good in yellow]].
* The Irish, who are stereotypically seen as very likely to have natural red hair ([[TruthInTelevision and there is actually some truth to this]]--Ireland has the second highest percentage of redheads, only being beaten out by Scotland), also have a strong association with the color green.