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->''"A big sword and a skimpy leather skirt? Must be adventurin' time!"''
-->-- '''Kat''', ''Webcomic/SequentialArt''

Clothing for characters will often be impractically sexy for its chosen application. Especially common in fantastic or exotic settings, where wardrobe rules are made up on the spot.

Spies will dress in a SpyCatsuit, even when the mission explicitly calls for them to ''not'' [[HighlyVisibleNinja draw attention to themselves]]. Female warriors will charge into battle wearing a ChainmailBikini. BridgeBunnies on a military starship will be issued go-go boots and miniskirts with their uniforms. And then you have RolePlayingGames and the oft-parodied practice of having outfits that look practical on a male hero, but turn into lingerie if a female puts it on.

Stripperiffic outfits on female characters--at least, young and attractive ones--are common in any genre where straight young men represent, or are assumed to represent, the core of the audience. This can be self-fulfilling, as sexually exploitative wardrobe choices can be a turn-off to potential female fans.

This {{trope}} can be applied in the opposite direction; in the West, this takes the form of inserting 'exceptionally flattering' clothing, ([[WalkingShirtlessScene or lackthereof]]) for male roles, such as policemen, [[FiremenAreHot firemen,]] male gardeners or pool boys, in traditionally female-oriented fare like soaps and prime-time dramas. In {{anime}} and {{manga}}, however (especially those aimed at a [[ShoujoDemographic female]] [[YaoiGenre audience]]), the {{Bishonen}} can be as scantily clad as the girls.

RuleOfSexy is the SuperTrope.

Compare TheissTitillationTheory and GoGoEnslavement. For its Male counterpart see EatingTheEyeCandy, HotMenAtWork and WalkingShirtlessScene.

Contrast StylishProtectionGear, BattleBallgown, KickingAssInAllHerFinery.
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!!Tropes That When Combined Lead To Stripperiffic Outfits:
[floatboxright:
Related:
+ {{Fanservice}}
+ ImpossiblyCoolClothes
+ NudityTropes
+ PartialNudityTropes
+ StandardSuperheroSuits
+ {{Unmentionables}}
]
[[index]]
* BareYourMidriff
* ChainmailBikini
* CleavageWindow
* CombatStilettos
* DangerouslyShortSkirt
* ExposedToTheElements
* FrenchMaidOutfit
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline
* LeotardOfPower
* LoinCloth (a trope that does this for males)
* MiniDressOfPower
* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains (when the villains are more stripperiffic than the heroes)
* SensualSpandex
* ShowgirlSkirt
* ThongOfShielding
* {{Underboobs}}
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WhoWearsShortShorts
* VaporWear
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!!Examples
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[[index]]
* Stripperiffic/AnimeAndManga
* Stripperiffic/ComicBooks
* Stripperiffic/VideoGames
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* The IMVU ads around the Web advise people to make an avatar to "Define your look." Apparently, the only definition offered is "brothel inmate".
* Advertising/{{Orangina}} had a rather revealing black pantheress ringmaster.
* Banner ads for the video games ''Call Of Roma'' and ''Wartune'' frequently feature women in barely-there outfits.
* [[http://www.projectwonderful.com/img/uploads/pics/22148-1360190505.png This]] ad for ''WebComic/{{Gaia}}'' references this.
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[[folder:Art]]
* Husband-wife team Creator/BorisVallejo and Julie Bell are well known for their paintings of scantily-clad female characters in fantasy settings. Some well-known examples of Vallejo's work are movie posters for ''Film/BarbarianQueen'' and ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'', while Bell designed the Temptation Riders sculpture series for the Franklin Mint and painted the art for Music/MeatLoaf's album ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose''. They also release a calendar of such work annually. (On an unrelated note, Vallejo also did the art for the poster for ''Film/NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation''.) (They both do quite a bit of scantily-clad male figures, too, although that still counts towards the Trope, technically.)
* Creator/FrankFrazetta was a similar artist; both the male and female figures in his works were scantily clad, and almost always muscular. His well known works include art portraying the characters associated with Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian, Literature/JohnCarterOfMars, WesternAnimation/FireAndIce, and interestingly enough, ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' magazine.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise was very fond of remaining only in her BlackBraAndPanties for fights.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Applies to just about every Mary Sue depicted in fan art. Regardless of occupation, circumstances, whether or not she's part of an organization that requires a uniform or whether or not such attire even exists in a particular fandom, Mary Sue will be wearing something stripperiffic--and usually Hot Topic {{Goth}}--due to AuthorAppeal.
* Male example: In ''FanFic/SuzumiyaHaruhiNoSeitenkan'', Haruki and Mitsuru both wear [[ChippendalesDancers Chippendale dancer outfits]] while passing out flyers advertising the SOS Brigade.
* In ''Fanfic/TokyoMewMewNoHopeLeft'', the main character walks around dressed like a hooker. Nobody seems to notice.
* Parodied in ''FanFic/BeTheSeaDwellerLowblood'' with a male example: The Fabulous [[http://i.imgur.com/d2Qqi.png Sharpeye Sharklaw]].
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': [[spoiler:Asuka's]] outfit after becoming the next ''Franchise/WonderWoman''. It is her old red, skintight LatexSpaceSuit with its sleeves and leggings ripped.
* In the CrackFic ''Princess And The Frog 2: Air Quality Alert'', in order to attract customers, Tiana goes to her restaurant in a costume that results in the narration invoking a ShoutOut to this very website (and thus provide the page quote).
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'':Both of Asuka's superhero outfits are very tight and very revealing. PlayedForLaughs in an {{omake}} where she has a CatapultNightmare concerning wearing a Supergirl outfit that can only be described as a very tiny bikini (ItMakesSenseInContext).
* Despite its setting, most {{OriginalCharacter}}s in ''Roleplay/DCNation'' opt for sensible over stripper. Amelia Zukov is a {{justified|Trope}} exception - she's a descendant of the succubus [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} Chantelle]]. Another, heavily {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, exception is Star Sapphire Terry Berg (a gay man), who has given the Sapphires the nickname "Clothing Optional Corps."
* FanFic/AGrowingAffection: The Kouin sisters wear a strip of armored gauze, wrapped around their bust just enough times that it cannot be seen through (barely), then once down their stomach, and then again around their hips just enough times to be legal.
* In ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsMagicalGirls'', several of the mahoushoujo's outfits could count as this, but Applejack's is probably the most blatant, being just a bikini with a pair of shorts and an open jacket over it. But even that's decent compared to [[ArcVillain Sunset Shimmer's]] outfit, which is just a short skirt and a cape that happens to clasp across the top of her breasts.
* Defied and played straight in ''Fanfic/{{Overlady}}'', in which Louise absolutely refuses to wear skimpy, impractical armor. Henrietta, on the other hand, fully embraces it like a fish to water.
* The ''Manga/SailorMoon'' example above is endlessly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in fanfics. One even had Sailor Venus' complain that ''BDSM dominatrixes were copying her outfit''.
* In DesperatelySeekingRanma, Aiko's group of {{MagicalGirl}}s never have a detailed description of the uniforms. The descriptions are more along the line "remarkably immodest outfit that a professional stripper might be embarrassed to be seen in public wearing".
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Jasmine's outfit is probably drawn from Turkish belly-dance costume. It's improbable that a princess would ever wear this, but then, she is mostly seen confined within the palace- and it's normal for Muslim women not to wear hijab in their own homes. When she goes out in public, she covers up appropriately. (Also, in the spin-off series, she usually dresses far more modestly if she and Aladdin are going somewhere where they expect a fight.)
** Kida from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is another example. She wears what amounts to a bra and sarong for the whole movie. Except in the ending, where she starts wearing a long, flowing dress instead.
** Disney/{{Pocahontas}} to an extent though it is pretty warm where she is in 17th century Virginia. In the sequel, however, she wore a long dress.
** Averted with both Disney/{{Mulan}} and [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]] (the only non-Caucasian heroines that do not wear revealing outfits), as well as a majority of the Caucasian heroines, however.
** Jane wore a stripperiffic outfit in the ending scene in the Disney/{{Tarzan}} movie. As does Tarzan himself throughout the entire film (except for one scene on Clayton's ship.)
* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'''s Taarna, pictured above. Can't get a lot more Stripperiffic than that (although they tried in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal2000'' -- [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain but the less we mention that, the better...]]).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' Chel doesn't wear much, though it's downplayed.
* In the climax of ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'', Angel is chained up and made to summon an evil demon with her singing. She wears a dress which is basically a long strip of material with a halter neck and no back, gathered at the waist with a belt, which leaves large sections of her body uncovered. And it gets visibly torn up during the finale.
* The outfit worn by Elinore from ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' could not cover up any less than it does.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Alicia Silverstone as "Batgirl" in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. The male costumes were somehow ''more'' gratuitous.
* ''Film/BatmanReturns'' was also full of this. Catwoman covers herself up (though her suit is quite form-fitting), but a few of the {{Dark Chick}}s in the Penguin's Red Triangle Gang are running around in skimpy attire - in one case, one of them baring her legs - in a northeastern American city. ''[[ExposedToTheElements In the middle of December]].'' (Worse, the henchmen spend most of their time in an Arctic wildlife exhibit at the Gotham Zoo, which has an air-conditioning unit running to make the atmosphere even ''colder''.) The Ice Princess, meanwhile, at least wears fishnet pantyhose that give her good lower coverage, but her fur-lined top still leaves a lot of skin exposed to the wintry Gotham City air.
* A more subtle example in ''Film/BeyondReAnimator'' are the outfits Laura Olney and Nurse Vanessa wear. While they would be only moderately sexy in normal circumstances, both characters wear the outfits while visiting/working at a ''high-security mens' prison.'' Generally, women are not allowed into a prison if they are wearing an outfit that is even slightly provocative, because it is feared that it might give the inmates increased motivation to assault them.
* Oh good God, Halle Berry's costume in ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''. It wouldn't be so bad if the film didn't also have a female empowerment Aesop.
* The female ninjas in the movie ''Lady Ninja: Reflections in Darkness'' dress in highly abbreviated ninja outfits (when they're wearing anything at all).
* Lampshaded at the Halloween party in ''Film/MeanGirls'', where Cady comments on how in Girl World, Halloween is the one night of the year a girl can dress like a total slut and no one can say anything. Gretchen wears a cat costume made of skintight leather, Karen wears a skimpy, cleavage-revealing teddy (only the ears give it away as a costume - "I'm a mouse. Duh."), while Regina wears a "rabbit" costume that's nothing more than a PlayboyBunny suit. Cady, not knowing this and thinking that Halloween costumes are meant to be scary, wears pale makeup, novelty rubber teeth, and a BloodSplatteredWeddingDress ("an ex-wife").
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Female Twi'leks are almost all slender and attractive... and given to wearing next to nothing when out in the galaxy even though they're from a world that's hotter than Tatooine. Even the ones who ''aren't'' [[GoGoEnslavement slave girls]].
** The most iconic Stripperiffic outfit from the franchise is the [[GoGoEnslavement slave girl bikini]] Jabba dresses Leia into in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** Noted ExpandedUniverse aversions: [[VideoGame/KnightsOftheOldRepublic Mission Vao]] and [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic Vette]]. Even their underwear is pretty modest.
* Played with in the sense of all the heroines' costumes in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' once the dream sequences start, Not to an over the top semi naked extent but not too covered. Justified for the skimpy costumes in the brothel world because...well it's a brothel. Whenever the girls aren't performing, their clothes are quite modest.
* Jane's jungle outfit in the second Weismuller ''Film/{{Tarzan}}'' film (''Man and His Mate'') is unlike any that came later, split to the hip, and sometimes absent.
* Almost everybody in ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'', male or female. Same could be said for the cast of ''Film/TheScorpionKing''.
* Actually averted by most ''Film/JamesBond'' movies. Unless ItMakesSenseInContext for the [[GirlOfTheWeek Bond Girl]] to be thrust into action in her evening dress or bikini, most of them dress sensibly when appropriate.
* Angel (who was originally a stripper) and of course Emma Frost in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. Mystique as well on a couple of occasions, not to mention all the lingerie girls (including Moira).
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Domi in Creator/JamesAxler's ''Outlanders'' series. Her outfit is continually described as "A pair of red high heels, and nothing else." Brigid Baptiste's clothing on the covers falls under this, as well.
* Any [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Barsoomian (Martian)]] or [[Literature/{{Amtor}} Amtorian (Venusian)]] in Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' PlanetaryRomance novels, male or female, will wear a belt and weapons harness (male), jewelry (female) and that's pretty much it. Even when they're going into battle.
* In the ''Literature/WearingTheCape'' books, superhero costumes are flamboyant but practical...in the field. It has been mentioned that many young and fashionable superheroes have much less practical club versions of their costumes for partying, and superhero-cosplayers dress much more stripperiffically.
* Outright mocked by Literature/BabylonSteel, the FirstPersonSmartass protagonist of the books of same name. For reference, Babylon is the madam of a high-class brothel and a sometime sellsword.
--> "Exposed flesh is strictly for non-lethal situations. I have worn [[ChainmailBikini chainmail underwear and nothing else but boots]], but only in the bedroom. What can I say? Some people have funny ideas about armor."
* ''Literature/TheRedVixenAdventures'': The Red Vixen ''loves'' this trope, usually wearing not much more than a bikini and a gunbelt while conducting business.
* Averted in the fantasy anthology ''Women in Practical Armor''. The title speaks for itself.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' has several, [[SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains all of them villains.]]
* On ''{{Series/Community}}'''s CowboyEpisode [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs "A Fistful of Paintballs"]] [[TookALevelInBadass Annie]] spends the game clad in an attire distinctly unsuitable for playing (a surprise game of) paintball. She was originally wearing a skirt and corset ensemble, but was forced to ditch the skirt when the game started. Lampshaded:
-->'''Abed''': Jeff wants to see you.
-->'''Annie''': Yeah? And I want pants. A lot of people want a lot of things.
* ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'''s Karone wears leather trousers and a leather corset-style top, with her midriff bared. In the same series Maya wears what equates to a yellow bikini-style top half and a short skirt.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Leela. Who turns up to support Tom Baker's Doctor dressed in one-and-a-half chamois leathers held together with a bootlace.
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* ''Series/CopRock'': the [[NaughtyNurseOutfit nurses]] in the musical number say the phrase BiggerIsBetter and wear Stripperiffic dresses.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s Seven of Nine. Handwaved as a "dermaplastic bodysuit" to cover and heal the injuries from her Borgification. Must have taken her skin a long time to heal, as she [[MsFanservice never stopped wearing it]], though she did occasionally get ones in different colors. It was noted by ''Voyager'' costume designers and makeup specialists that Seven's costume is as much a piece of engineering magic in reality as it was in ''Trek'' continuity, as the female form simply doesn't fill out clothing that way naturally.
** It also created some serious problems. Seven didn't raise her voice or speak more than required because Jeri Ryan couldn't breath properly in the suits. It also meant she was seriously restricted in her ability to do things like walking quickly.
* Seven Lite, T'Pol of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', wears tights even though ''all other Vulcan characters'' wear robes. Not to mention the blatant {{Fanservice}} "decontamination" scenes in tank tops. Although she did apparently own a regular Vulcan outfit, as she wore one when they needed to convince someone that the rest of the crew were her slaves, which MakesSenseInContext.
* The women's uniforms in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek TOS]]'' were distinctly skimpy. This was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' season 1, where both male and female extras were seen in miniskirt uniforms.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, too, in Jadzia Dax's famous "And women wore less" comment in "Trials and Tribblations".
** In the commentary for the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "In A Mirror, Darkly" it's mentioned that they had to keep telling the actress playing a dead Original Series yeoman: "Yes, the skirt really IS supposed to be that short."
* In ''Series/MortalKombatConquest'', pretty much every evil female (and a few good or neutral ones) wears clothing so negligent that you wonder how they fight in it without falling out. (Of course, as stated below, this seems to be a dress code of sorts for female Edenian warriors.)
* The Franchise/CSIVerse has female characters investigating crime scenes in low-cut tops, high heels and tight trousers. All at the same time on some occasions. The CSI shows were also notorious for inventing the [[ChainmailBikini bullet-proof vest with cleavage.]]
* [[http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-17319 Anise/Freya]] on ''Series/StargateSG1''.
** Particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} when you compare her outfit to [[http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-99479 the nondescript, functional clothes usually worn by male Tok'ra]], and to [[http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-99424 those worn by female Tok'ra who aren't conventionally attractive]].
*** The obvious excuse is that Freya is from a culture with a rather ''forward'' attitude about sex. She makes it quite clear to Jack that she'd like to bed him just because he's attractive to her. (Anise, on the other hand, prefers Daniel.)
** Carter, obviously, consistently avoided this trope, dressing just like her male teammates.
** Averted by [[Series/StargateUniverse Lt. James]], despite her role as MsFanservice when off-duty. When going on missions, she wears as much combat gear as anyone else.
* [[http://board.ttvpodcast.com/uploads/db5640/original/3X/4/3/43d433bcd7de7432fc832fe8350e300603a7a7e1.jpg These]] are show-accurate action figures of ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''. Compare the armor of the male members to that of the one girl.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' took this to the extreme. Prue works at an auction house and one episode has her at work wearing a see-through blouse. Phoebe and Paige in the sixth and seventh seasons. Phoebe is almost FetishRetardant in the sixth though. Several episodes had the sisters turned into various magical creatures that required a skimpy outfit such as Valkyries in the sixth season premiere. Phoebe was the worst offender getting turned into a genie, an Egyptian bellydancer, a mermaid (the episode in question featured another mermaid who was reasonably covered up while Phoebe was only barely covered) and one infamous example where Cole got a demon to impersonate Phoebe and give him a lapdance. Paige also got turned into a wood nymph.
* Mostly averted with ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Buffy prefers to go into battle wearing long pants and a leather jacket. She does wear platform heels a lot though. Other Slayers (e.g. Kendra and Faith) wear more revealing outfits, but at least they're practical. And in Faith's case, the Stripperiffic factor was intentional. They actually used the phrase "stripperiffic" to describe Vampire Willow's outfit.
-->'''Willow:''' Don't worry, we're sure to spot Faith first. She's like this cleavagy slut-bomb walking around.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the episode where Cordelia became a princess in another dimension. She says that when she was an actress in the original world, the director made her wear a bikini that was tiny, skimpy and exploitative. She then looks at her current attire, which wasn't any better.
** Justified with [[ClassyCatBurglar Gwen Raiden]] in "Ground State", who CantHaveSexEver because she electrocutes anyone she touches, so MaleGaze is the only sexual attention she can get. As her client points out however, a professional thief should avoid attention, not encourage it.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'''s Abby Sciuto, PerkyGoth and resident HotScientist, wears shorter skirts than everyone else in the cast and ''really'' strange outfits. When Jenny Shepard takes over as director, she hands her a copy of the dress code. When a clearly very unhappy Abby then totters into work in a suit, Gibbs tears up the dress code in front of her -- because he's not having an unhappy Goth as his lab tech.
* A plot point in a season 1 episode of ''Series/PartyOfFive''. Julia works at a club and the owner decides to make the waitress's uniforms more revealing to attract more customers. The end result is black leather that's even more revealing than Xena's costume. The fun starts when Julia arrives home to find the social worker waiting for her.
* Ahh, Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}}… It didn't protect the limbs, head, and neck, but oddly enough, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xena.jpg this]] is pretty much state of the art armor for her time [[AnachronismStew whenever that was]]. Sure it doesn't cover the aforementioned areas, but she does have gauntlets and high boots. And who goes WalkingTheEarth in a helmet? (This is not getting into Gabrielle; at least Xena's stripperiffic outfit was armoured.)
** There was even an episode based around how one guy reacted to Xena's leather outfit (and how upset it made his girlfriend). Xena considers switching to chainmail, but Gabrielle points out this would probably only attract a kinkier kind of guy. The girlfriend recaptures the guy's attention in the end with her own (much simpler) leather outfit.
** And what about Callisto? BareYourMidriff, indeed!
** Possibly justified beyond the fanservice. Xena was quite acrobatic; if she wore actual heavy body armor it would likely have restricted her ability to move. After all, Joxer did wear a lot of armor and he could barely fight.
*** On the other hand, they never pretended that the stuff was very good armor. In one of the early episodes she was shot with an arrow, punching right through the leather, and came close to death. It also failed to do anything against that giant log.
** ArmorIsUseless in this setting anyway. Most of the best fighters don't bother with it at all; Hercules and Iolaus over on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' were generally showing more skin than Xena's outfit does. Iolaus in particular doesn't seem to own a shirt.
* ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'''s famous miniskirts may well have been a "symbol of Sixties liberation", but it's worth noting that spacewomen in 1950's TV sci-fi also had short skirts (e.g. Carol Carlisle in ''Space Patrol'', and Vena Ray in ''Rocky Jones: Space Ranger'').
** Putting the female characters in the most erotic clothing you can get away with is part of the RaygunGothic esthetic. The "Sixties liberation" part is how you had women depicted as being as smart and competent as their male colleagues.
* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' cranks this UpToEleven with the gladiators. What they wear normally consists of loincloths with maybe knee pads while in the arena they all go in with their chests completely exposed. In a twist, the women on the show have fairly modest clothes apart from the slave girls who frequently have to walk around naked. A certain amount of TruthInTelevision on this. Gladiators were very much sex symbols in Rome (and in some periods, at least, wealthy women were known to pay substantial sums to bed them), and often wore stylized armor that was much more esthetic than practical when they wore armor at all. Most Roman women did wear fairly conservative clothing most of the time, as Rome was a pretty conservative place for most of its history. While the famous orgies occurred, these were definitely ''private'' parties. Blatant public displays were usually limited to slaves and similarly low-classes people in the arenas. (Rome had, at some points, some extremely NotSafeForWork public entertainments.)
* A number of costumes in ''Heroes Of Cosplay'' qualify as this.
* Many outfits on both ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and it sister show ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'', especially the women's costumes although there are many [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]] from the men to compensate.
* ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'' plays with this rather hypocritically. When trying on costumes in the first episode they bring her out in a crop-top and booty shorts which she rejects but the costume she settles on consists of a tight top, a DangerouslyShortSkirt and hooker boots. The latter two combine for a Grade B ZettaiRyouiki.
* On ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'', some of Isabelle's clothes are quite revealing, being skin tight and showing ample amounts of cleavage, legs, and abdomen. As Jace puts it, she's ''very'' comfortable in her body. Partway through season 1 however, pressure from her family to adopt a more responsible role as a diplomat and leader cause her to adopt a more conservative look.
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[[folder:Manhua]]
* Meibo's thief outfit from ''Manhua/InfinityGame'': a BareYourMidriff shirt, a bare back, and detached sleeves.
-->'''Lu Xiao:''' "You're dressed like an exhibitionist."
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Meiko the VOCALOID has a tiny skirt and top. Both seem to be leather. Megurine Luka and Gumi seem to be like this as well. Lily and Rin Kagamine also count-the latter's shorts are extremely short. And on the Engloid side of things, there's Sonika and Lola (depending on the artist). CUL, in her Vocaloid form, has very short shorts and a vest (but no shirt underneath).
** Taken UpToEleven with Gumi Extend, who has a halter top (complete with underboob) and a very short skirt.
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[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* The ''SatanicBible'' by Anton Szandor [=LaVey=] (founder of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Satan Church of Satan]]) lays out the rules for clothes worn during a Satanic magical ritual. [=LaVey=] had some lingering 1960's sexism in his lines of thinking, regardless of his radical ideas. His writings often seem to give the impression that only men have a sex drive, and he reportedly expressed envy to a beautiful woman's ability to wrap men around her little finger:
-->''Black robes are worn by male participants. [...] Female participants wear garments which are sexually suggestive, or all black clothing for older women. [...] Sexually appealing clothing is worn by women for the purpose of [[MaleGaze stimulating the emotions of the male participants]], and thereby intensifying the outpouring of adrenal or bio-electrical energy which will insure a more powerful working.''
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The DamselInDistress in ''Pinball/{{Paragon}}'', who's wearing only a small blue bikini in a land full of {{Hybrid Monster}}s [[EverythingTryingToKillYou trying to kill everyone in sight]]. Similarly, the BarbarianHero rescuing her is wearing only a loincloth.
* Similarly, ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'' has the hero wearing only a loincloth, and a woman wearing a FurBikini. Mildly justified in that they're both in a volcanic lair.
* The backglass for ''Pinball/BlackRose'' shows Captain Rose entering battle wearing just a cape and a tight red corset.
* If Creator/SternElectronics' ''Pinball/StarGazer'' is to be believed, appropriate astrology wear includes a bikini top, long flowing rainbow robes, and one-legged harem pants.
* In ''Pinball/{{Seawitch}},'' the witches enter battle wearing nothing but very skimpy two-piece chainmail bikinis.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* This is one area where the men are more exposed than the women. About 80% of the male Wrestling/{{WWE}} roster only wrestle in trunks and boots. And about 98% wrestle shirtless, due to limits on how much skin women can show on television. This often veers into FanDisservice when the guys have packed on a few pounds (Wrestling/MattHardy, we're trying not to look at you).
* As applied to pro wrestling, this trope is OlderThanTheyThink. When it first became televised in TheFifties, there was definitely a DoubleStandard for the sexes in terms of how much skin could be shown. Female wrestlers wore the more traditional singlet, which bared their arms and legs but nothing else. Male wrestlers, however, could strut around in bikini briefs and hardly anyone would think that was improper. It was the ''extra'' clothing [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George]] wore that made him AmbiguouslyGay.
* Women in WWE are almost always there to be Stripperiffic given that most of the WWE divas are former models. Wrestling/{{Maryse}}, Wrestling/{{LayCool}}, Wrestling/GailKim and Wrestling/KellyKelly are the most exposed.
* Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople in Wrestling/{{TNA}} are practically built on this trope. Although Wrestling/AngelinaLove always wore long pants, Wrestling/VelvetSky, Wrestling/MadisonRayne and Lacey Von Erich always wore as little as possible.
* WWE used to have a habit of booking the divas in special costume themed matches that would require them to wrestle in various stripperiffic costumes such as a "School Girl Battle Royal", "Lingerie Pillow Fight" as well as various swimsuit matches.
* WWE are pretty restricted on what they can do with these now that they've gone PG but that hasn't stopped them from trying, with facepalming results. A "Summer Breakout match" saw the divas wrestling in one-piece swimsuits. The Wrestling/BellaTwins, Wrestling/{{Maryse}} and Wrestling/GailKim were involved and were noticeably covered up a lot more than they would be in their usual ring gear.
* ''{{Wrestling/Wrestlicious}}'' had all of its cast given sexy characters with an appropriately sexy costume to match. Notably Stripperiffic costumes came in the form of [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120303205634/wrestlicious/images/a/a4/Autumn-Frost_PROFILEjpg.jpg Autumn Frost]], [[http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2010/02/24/w2.jpg Cousin Cassie]], [[http://static.wixstatic.com/media/db8dc6_aae1d32a53aebbcc50b1b05cc5c681e2.jpg/v1/fill/w_360,h_480,al_c,q_90/db8dc6_aae1d32a53aebbcc50b1b05cc5c681e2.jpg Glory]] and [[http://www.diva-dirt.com/wp-content/gallery/felony/001.jpg Felony]].
* Of all wrestlers, no one is more well-known for this than Wrestling/ShawnMichaels. The man's entrance had him stripping to a song called "Sexy Boy" for nearly two decades. To say nothing of his ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXV'' feud with Wrestling/TheUndertaker, where Shawn basically became a stripping KungFuJesus.
* ''Series/TotalDivas'' actually shows the behind the scenes side of this trope. Wrestling/SummerRae and Wrestling/EvaMarie are frequently at odds with Sandra the seamstress - trying to get their outfits as sexy as possible while still conforming to WWE's PG restraints. Likewise Wrestling/{{Cameron}} wants HotterAndSexier ring gear for Wrestling/TheFunkadactyls - but disaster strikes when she doesn't get Wrestling/{{Naomi}}'s measurements. Naomi then also subverts BuxomIsBetter as - while she is naturally well-endowed - she says she frequently has to worry about breasts and ass popping out if she goes too skimpy.
* Women's wrestling gear in general will often have some sex appeal to it. Because of this trope, a lot of custom gear makers refuse to make gear for women.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* From the ''BobAndTom'' radio show: "It's Shirtless Girl!"
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[[folder:Sports]]
* The outfits worm by female Beach Volleyball players seem to qualify; as their costumes generally consist of a sports-bra-style top, and a bikini bottom. It's the only sport with a ''maximum'' coverage limitation. However, they are an aversion in that they are actually the more practical outfit to play in. They are easier to move in, reduce heat exhaustion, and longer clothing would trap sand. In fact, most women still wore bikinis even after the London 2012 Olympics loosened their clothing restrictions. Men, on the other hand, are required to wear shirts not out of any practical consideration, but to display their number and sponsors.
* Women's track-and-field athletic costumes became increasingly skimpy from the 1990s on, to the point of being little more than bikinis in some cases. The turning point was probably Florence Griffith-Joyner's asymmetric catsuit at the 1988 Olympics, which caused a bit of a scandal at the time but looks modest compared to what many athletes were wearing in 2012. [[DoubleStandard Men's athletic costumes became if anything slightly-more body-covering over the same time period.]] However, like beach volleyball outfits, less clothing is actually better for track and field.
* Male Olympic divers wear tight and tiny Speedos. Like the above examples, this is an aversion of the trope since the lack of clothing along with divers completely shaving off their chest hair is to improve their speed and flexibility in the air and upon entry into the water.
* The Lingerie [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Football]] League is exactly what it sounds like. Women playing tackle football.
* Subverted in sports such as rhythmic gymnastics or figure skating. The clothing ''looks'' Stripperiffic, but most of the athlete's body is actually covered with fabric whose colour matches her skin tone.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* {{Justified|Trope}} in Creator/WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/ScarredLands'' d20 System TabletopRPG: using arcane magic releases heat within the spellcaster's body, explaining the core rule systems ban on wizards using armor while also giving the caster the buff protection from cold with the side effect of making any heavy clothing really uncomfortable to wear. Some cultures embrace the skimpy garb this situation tends to require. Some wizards with more dignity slightly avoid the trope by wearing a loose robe over a more skimpy outfit, and simply doff the robe before a fight starts.
* ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'', of course.
** Many [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]], when they don't have to wear something more practical. Especially female Drow who seems to know only two sorts of clothes: quasimagical chainmail plus cloak of near-invisibility and stunningly [[PimpedOutDress pimped out]] ''un''-dress.
** For most ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' elves clothes are only matter of convenience, at least when on their own (they tend to be uncomfortable with the sort of attention humans may display). ''[[Literature/TheElminsterSeries Elminster in Myth Drannor]]'' featured some elven ladies "dressed" in a handful of enchanted gems glued to the skin in artistic patterns.
** In 3.5 the Drow [[JustifiedTrope have an excuse]]: In their society, the more you cover up, the more flaws and weaknesses you're perceived to be compensating for, to the point where wealthy and powerful drow only really wear clothes as something to hang expensive finery from. ''Drow of the Underdark'' actually [[LampshadeHanging addresses]] this in depth. It's common for drow girls to expose a lot of skin due to the above and {{Fanservice}}, but considering most females in drow society can [[BarrierWarrior protect themselves with magic]], wearing a skimpy outfit is akin to announcing your spellcasting ability as well as confidence.
** The ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting is made of this trope, for both males and females. Designers who'd worked on its initial development have openly admitted choosing a [[SingleBiomePlanet desert setting]] (as opposed to, for instance, an arctic one) because of the ample beef-and-cheesecake opportunities afforded by the artwork.
** [[CriticalResearchFailure Though in real deserts, people cover up to prevent dehydration and sunstroke]].
** The Gensai a 4th edition Player race: "To show off the energy lines etching his or her body, a genasi often wears clothes that leave at least some portion of his or her body uncovered." Yep, they've built Stripperiffic costumes into an entire race.
** A partial answer for all of this can be found in the D&D novel/module/CRPG "Curse of the Azure Bonds" and its sequels. Alias prefers to wear a chainmail bikini in lieu of proper armor because of the high level enchantment on it; the skimpy mail has a higher AC then her platemail due to the enchantment. Magical armor can be less about actual armor and more about magical force fields with the strips of metal/leather serving as something to bind the magic to. Of course, this doesn't apply to nonmagical armor...
* JustifiedTrope with the sorcerer iconic Seoni from ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' by simple JustForFun/{{Troperithmetic}}: ArmorAndMagicDontMix + [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] VainSorceress = Stripperiffic outfit.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battles'' there are those that use it. Witchelves and sorceresses of the dark elves wear stripperiffic "clothes". Chaos marauders wear nothing but leather pants or loincloths and possibly helmets. Slayers wear either nothing or just pants or a loincloth (plus a massive beard). This is however justified as they try to get themselves killed and the less protection they wear the easier it is.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has the Sisters Repentia, who wear little more than scraps of parchment covering key areas; and Dark Eldar Wytches, who are best described as wearing leather bikinis with armoured, high-heel boots.
** Slaaneshs lesser daemons the Daemonettes are clad in [[ChainmailBikini bikinis]] made of pure chaos. Older versions of the models have loincloths and leather harnesses that leave their breasts completely exposed.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is occasionally guilty of this, especially when it regards ''[[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]]''. The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Vulshok]] and [[NobleSavage Auriok]] seem to be explicitly forbidden from wearing more clothing than absolutely necessary.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' features quite a few characters who have no taste for pants, such as Harmonious Jade (long loincloth), Sulamore the Wan Stravophore (stripper bondage nun gear), and Thousand-Faceted Nelumbo (often depicted wearing nothing ''but'' shoulder pads, knee pads, and a cape). Of course, they're all Exalted of various stripes, which means they get access to Perfect Defenses, things that allow you to dodge, parry or withstand any attack even if you're naked and just holding a dessert fork.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' characters would ordinarily be at quite a disadvantage without armor. So if you want your ActionGirl to be Stripperiffic anyhow, you are advised to play with the Bulletproof Nudity rule, giving a defense bonus for wearing fewer clothes.
* A whole lot of the female characters in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' are dressed like high-class call-girls, with plenty (well, relatively speaking) of leather, lace and frills.
* In ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'', pilots of [[HumongousMecha Battlemechs]] go into combat wearing little more than a thin vest and shorty shorts. {{Justified|Trope}}, as the cockpit of a battlemech can become lethally hot in combat due to OverHeating; the vests are laced with a network of cooling cables. Downplayed as the series moves on and LostTechnology is recovered, allowing full-body jumpsuits laced with new non-toxic coolant fluid.
* There are a number of incidents of this in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'', but the best and most {{justified|Trope}} example is the Silthuri dueling vest, a set of armour designed to protect the groin, face, neck, inner things, wrists and upper chest in a duel to determine first blood, but not meant to kill. Traditionally no other clothing is worn while dueling, leaving a lot on display.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/TheSlutcracker'' is a HotterAndSexier burlesque take on ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' and includes nearly every costume cut up in stripperiffic ways.
* The Hot Box burlesque dancers in ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'', unless the production was {{Bowdlerise}}d.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* {{Struts}} are horse fashion model dolls that dress like 19th-century hookers.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* No longer active, but there's a webcomic out there named ''WebComic/ChainmailBikini''. Which became an ArtifactTitle when the character died (and the player opted to roll up a new character instead of accepting a resurrection), but the titular object certainly fit the concept; it offered a slight charisma bonus at the expense of reduced AC. On a ''paladin''.
* Completely averted in ''Webcomic/ChasingTheSunset''. All the female characters wear practical everyday clothing which generally bares just the arms and lower legs. Clothing for special events is slightly more revealing; clothing for combat is heavier.
* In ''WebComic/CKarrus'' [[MsFanservice Juline's]] clothes don't cover much, and several other characters including [[FanserviceExtra background characters]] don't wear a lot either, while some are completely nude. Nudity appears to not be a taboo in this world for men or women alike.
* Averted ''Webcomic/CwynhildsLoom''. Women on Mars dress modestly, and Cwyn dresses more like the male characters.
* When Sam and Jan of ''Day by Day'' aren't wearing ''really'' [[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2002/11/04 tight]] and [[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2006/10/05 short dresses]] they're in [[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/200211/30 spandex exercise outfits]], [[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2006/10/12 bikinis]] or [[http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2006/10/08 their undies]].
* ''Webcomic/DungeonDamage'' has Cat, a rich SpoiledBrat and part-time thrillseeking thief who dresses outrageously (by Medieval Venician standards) but finds that what looks good isn't very practical, as when she winds up on a mountaintop in a blizzard in a midriff-and-cleavage baring vest.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Endstone}}'', played with because [[http://endstone.net/comic/4-14-2/ the years have not been kind to Matilda]]. Also, Colindra has become "stripperiffic" after [[http://endstone.net/comic/issue-2-webpage-26/ many years have passed.]]
* Golden Jane and Iron Jane from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990850/downside-of-this-job/ this strip]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Freakangels}}'' has Arkady... a character that is bald, and wears a white loose as hell tank top, is barefoot, and for a bottom, wears a see-thru long patchwork skirt with no underwear. However, her vagina isn't drawn in, but one of the other characters does finally comment on it saying, "I wish you'd put something on under that..." In volume 2 and onward, Arkady now wears a tighter tank top and panties under her see-thru patchwork skirt. It was actually a bunch of fans that requested the change, as it made them uneasy.
* Zeetha from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when she decides to instruct Agatha in the warrior's art, [[LesYay dressing her in the skimpy novice's costume]]. And it's a cold morning. But Agatha soon has [[TrainingFromHell other things to worry about]].
* Many male and female characters in ''Webcomic/{{Glorianna}}'' dress this way, including a few who probably shouldn't.
* [[http://teenagedragon.webcomic.ws/comics/17/ The majority]] of [[http://teenagedragon.webcomic.ws/comics/83/ Steely Dan's]] outfits from ''Webcomic/HowToRaiseYourTeenageDragon''. Though it's less sexy and more straight-up creepy…
* ''WebComic/{{Kagerou}}'': [[http://www.electric-manga.com/20/03.html "Quick topic change, but do you own any pants that actually cover your ass?"]]
* Distracterella from the ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'' has the [[DistractedByTheSexy ability to be distracting]] as her superpower. Part of it manifests in her costume, which is effectively black latex BodyPaint with 3 brightly colored stars acting as {{Censor Box}}es -- in effect, she is drawn nude except for said stars. Amusingly, about the only one the power works on is the ''reader'', it's not shown to do anything in-universe other than make her MsFanservice.
** And in an amusing case of IKnewIt -- it is not ''effectively'' black latex body paint, it '''is''' [[http://superredundant.com/?p=299 body paint]], something that was not spelled out (and was a plot twist) until after this entry was added.
* The booth babes at the mad scientist conference in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'': Three are shown in various degrees of skimpy outfit, then "Look - Gluon Girl! Her name describes the amount of clothing she wears ''and'' the way she wears it!"
* [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/61 Engie-tan]] of ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' has some ''major'' wardrobe malfunctions. Actually, that goes for [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/92 any]] of the female characters.
* Parodied in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0675.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' comic.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0711.html Aton: Supporting unrealistic expectations of what a female adventurer should look like since the art in First Edition.]]
* Pinky, the title girl from ''[[http://www.pinkyta.com Pinky TA]]'', wears nothing but a short tank top, a belt, and a black thong.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d very nicely in this ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'' [[http://rpgworldcomic.com/d/20030420.html strip.]]
* Huang Gai in ''Webcomic/SanThreeKingdomsComic''... always appears completely butt naked. When ArtEvolution kicks in and he is changed into his ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 6'' attire, he still has time to make his lower half completely Stripperiffic too.
* Parodied in the ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' story arc "Years of Yarncraft", where Zoe is upset that every single female character design in an MMORPG is petite, well-endowed, and wears a Stripperiffic outfit... even the slime monsters.
* Most of the female heroes' and sidekicks' costumes in ''Webcomic/{{Sidekicks}}''. The villain Iblis probably wins with her AbsoluteCleavage outfit though.
* The title character from ''Webcomic/SparklingGenerationValkyrieYuuki'' wears clothes that look like they're painted on... [[spoiler:because they're alive. Sort of.]]
** Freya wears clothing into combat that must be glued on.
* The impracticality of the trope is lampshaded on [[http://krakowstudios.com/spinnerette/2010/12/03/12032010/ this]] page of ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}''.
* Also satired in ''Webcomic/{{Supermegatopia}}'', in which a group of former superheroes and superheroines with names like "Topless Lass", "The Tease", and "[[GagPenis Long Tom]]" form the [[http://www.supermegatopia.com/profiles/profiles.php?thisLink=allstrippersquadron.txt All-Stripper Squadron]] and use their powers in a more profitable manner than fighting crime.
* Moira Weir in ''Webcomic/TalesOfGnosisCollege'' wears a swimsuit that surely counts as such. [[spoiler:And soon, she loses even that.]]
* [[http://oglaf.com/newmodelarmy/ Deconstructed and reconstructed in this Oglaf comic,]] while invoking ArmorIsUseless as the reason.
* ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'''s females are sensibly dressed most of the time. Then there's Ninetta, a six-foot tall alien who likes to walk around in daisy dukes, crop tops and bare foot whenever she can get away with it. Also there's Gwen, who favors tight jeans and crop tops as well, though she is fifteen and a stereotypical fashion obsessed teenager. Even she draws the line when she's [[GoGoEnslavement made a slave girl and forced to wear an "Exotic Dancer Barbie" outfit]] though.
* The title character of ''Webcomic/TheChallengesOfZona'''s usual outfit is a leather version of Red Sonja's chainmail bikini plus a gold torc. Her sister Tula dresses comparatively modest in a halter top and tight pants with cutouts but still qualifies IMHGO.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/VolTurn.html Princess Voluptua.]] 'Nuff said.
* ''WebComic/TooMuchInformation'': The protagonist's shoulder devil, [[http://tmi-comic.com/2007/02/26/coping/ Cleo]], is a sexy demoness covered only by long tresses of flaming hair. His shoulder angel, Spooky, "copes" by switching to a feather bikini.
* Dagger of ''Webcomic/{{Everblue}}'' is a well-known mercenary who goes wears nothing but a bikini top, a skirt, a pair of shin guards with attached sheaths for her knives, and bare feet. One could argue that wearing an outfit like that would probably make you well-known no matter what your job is.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Sarah references this in the ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'' video "Am I A Criminal?": "If you're gonna B&E, you wanna bring the T&A!"
* FauxtivationalPoster: [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/female%20armor/rcas/Funny/Posters/motivational-poster-female-armor-sh.jpg "Pray the archers aim for the shiny parts."]]
** And many, many others as well.
* In ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Codex and Tinkerballa dress quite normally. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urNyg1ftMIU their avatars on the other hand...]]. Tink also wears a bikini in the opening episode of the final season. Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMrN3Rh55uM this video]]
* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Mega-Girl wears a teeny Supergirl/Power Girl kind of costume that shows off a ton of skin. And she wears it almost ''all'' the time. Phase has seen her studying in her dorm room, in her costume. There's a [[GenderBender reason why.]]
** And lampshaded repeatedly, like the time Gloriana had to wear her costume in Boston in the middle of winter, and discovered one of the downsides to an outfit that's basically a maillot and boots. Plus, there are classes on costume design and such at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. They're taught by a little old lady in a floor-length dress and a shawl.
* Parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O6rxb9XO1Y Picnicface's NFL Crunchtime video]]. "Choose your cheerleaders' outfits on a sliding scale of lewdness!"
* ''WebVideo/{{Immersion}}'' [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=1802 tested]] what would happen to two women who actually tried fighting in video game costumes. A male equivalent was also provided but he never seemed to get past being prepped by one of the female techs.
* The electrified-whip wielding heroine Lilywatt from the blog-novel ''Literature/FlyoverCity!'' eventually goes undercover as a stripper (but only because the plot demanded she do so).
* One Website/DeviantArt artist's examples of [[http://reaper78.deviantart.com/art/Concept-Human-Male-Warrior-209789119?q=gallery%3Areaper78%2F12385030&qo=2 male]] and [[http://reaper78.deviantart.com/art/Concept-Human-Female-Thief-209789371?q=gallery%3Areaper78%2F12385030&qo=1 female]] human fighters
* In a male example, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has a teensy skirt on in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''. The man has ''fantastic'' legs, but Lupa needs to teach him how to bend like a lady and in battle he's desperately trying to stop it riding up.
* *Ahem.* Mrs. SantaClaus in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge2G8z8fjnE Skyrim's Slutty Christmas]], anyone?
** The there's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ9WuNvjixo female armor samples]]
* Buzzfeed put together a rare example that also includes males in the amusingly-named "[[http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/times-people-barely-wore-clothes-to-the-vmas 13 Times People Barely Wore Clothes To The VMAs]]." "({{N|otSafeForWork}}SFWish outfits)"
* Scarlet in ''WebVideo/FalloutNukaBreak'' get several stripperiffic outfits throughout the series. In the original movie it's a BareYourMidriff top and short-shorts. Through the first season and first half of the second it's a different midriff baring top with tight pants before switching to a [[PimpedOutDress pimped out, by Wasteland standards anyway wedding dress]] with seriously low cleavage.
* Averted in ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', that mostly happens inside a MMORPG. It may have something to do with the fact that the actors of the original webseries have to shoot actual fighting scenes while wearing the costumes. A nod is made to the existence of such outfits in a Season 1 episode, during which the then-only female character doesn't seem to like the idea of wearing one very much. Some the comic's background characters prove the trope is actually alive and well for some of the game's female avatars.
* In ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'''s "Comicbook/{{Rogue}} vs. Franchise/WonderWoman" match, [[DeconstructedTrope this is argued as a disadvantage for Wonder Woman]], as Rogue possesses the ability to steal powers on skin contact and Wonder Woman quite famously wears a very revealing outfit. [[spoiler:Sure enough, because there's no preparation time or pre-fight knowledge in Death Battles, Wonder Woman doesn't know about Rogue's power and easily falls victim to this, allowing Rogue to kill her.]]
* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', ''all'' the Custodes are this, even [[TwentyFourHourArmor Little Kitten]] at one time. The least clothed being the trio called the Fabulous Custodes [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure (Karstodes, Custodisi, and Whammudes)]] wear only loincloths and hearty amount of body oil, though a [[LargeHam nameless one]] based on Diavolo (Custodevolo?) at least wears a pair of pants.
* ''WebVideo/KeyOfAwesome''. The buxom Space Girl wears SensualSpandex SpaceClothes with CleavageWindow. As her ship's computer has a [[ClingyJealousGirl lesbian crush on her]], it recommends a wardrobe change before she goes to meet an alien ambassador.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Very common in Creator/{{Filmation}}'s cartoon. At least one of the lead female characters and one of the female villains would use this kind of revealing and impractical attire including: Futura (hero) and Aparitia (villain) in ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'', Teela (hero) and Evil-Lynn (villain) in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'' and Dale (hero, after she’s put in Ming’s Harem) and Princess Aura (villain) in ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon1979''.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux''. Her usual costume is a black vinyl sports bra, a matching ''chastity belt'', and thigh-high stripper boots. And there's ample evidence that all Monicans dress this way. A woman attending 2011 Comic Con was asked to leave by police because her Aeon Flux costume was illegal! (it showed too much butt). She changed into a latex ''Franchise/StarWars'' uniform instead.
* Francine dance dress in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Old Stan in the Mountain" that is very revealing. Indeed she is visibly embarrassed when Roger take her to a funeral instead of a dance competition while wearing her ridiculous costume.
-->''[Roger and Francine walk into the funeral, and receive glares from all those in attendance]''\\
'''Francine:''' Why is everybody staring at us?\\
'''Roger:''' Maybe 'cause we're at a funeral and you got your [[UnusualEuphemism 'taters]] out.
* Fire Nation clothing for girls in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' seems to be default. See Ty Lee's normal outfit and Katara's Season 3 outfit, as well as Suki's in the later half of Season 3.
** This can at least be somewhat justified by season 3 taking place in the summer and that the fire nation seems to have a more tropical climate than the other nations.
** Also, the Fire Nation itself is on a series of volcanic islands, some still active. Most of the mainland is taken up by the large volcano in the middle. It's gotta be pretty hot.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'', the Martian Queen wears a metal bra, an incredibly sheer skirt, slit up the side to [[ShesGotLegs show off her gams]], and absolutely no evidence of the standard bikini bottoms that usually accompany such a sci-fi outfit.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Whenever Amy Wong is wearing something other than her default sweatsuit, it's usually pretty stripperiffic; while Leela typically inverts the trope by dressing fairly conservatively. Reversed in "Jurassic Bark", where Leela and Amy are wearing exercise gear: Amy's is a conservative leotard-and-tights outfit; but Leela's is a seriously FetishFuel black leotard consisting mostly of narrow straps and large cut-outs. Her attempt to tear it off later in the episode gives a nice {{Underboobs}} effect.
** Leela's superhero outfit as Clobberella in "Less Than Hero" also qualifies; and is suitably {{lampshade|Hanging}}d.
-->'''Turanga Munda:''' You're a superhero? Well that's wonderful! But did you have to make the costume so revealing?
** A pair of random pedestrians in the first episode, as Fry goes flying out of the transport tube and hits a building. The couple in question are both wearing what looks to be laminated plastic, fully clear except for the black stripes covering their inappropriate parts.
*** Speaking of which, there are apparently black bar generators that create... floating black bars so that blurnsball players don't have to cover up while in the locker room.
* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has the in-universe media give Wonder Woman flack for her armor, which admittedly ''does'' show a lot of skin.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' gives us [[spoiler:Cookie [=BaBoom=] and her suicide belt bikini she uses in her plot to assassinate Mayor Tilton - and then the Mask gives her a much needed ShamefulStrip]].
* Brenda from ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'', as a parody of female anime leads falling under the trope, wears a SailorFuku that's at her waist. And nothing "under" that skirt save for [[ThongOfShielding a very small white thong.]]
* Alice May as Obliteratrix in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. She was wearing a high-tech black leather dominatrix-type of costume arranged in rings around her body.
* Spoofed and lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in their parody of ''Film/FantasticVoyage''. Homer, Bart and Lisa all have standard scuba diving suits - while Marge's is a bikini that pushes up her boobs. She complains about hers being more revealing than everyone else's. Later on she also suffers ClothingDamage when white blood sells attack her, noting that "at least they know when to stop".
* The first outfit of Ahsoka Tano from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' consisted of a tiny tube-top, and a {{Dangerously Short|Skirt}} [[ProperTightsWithASkirt Skirt]]. Her second out-fit is much more reserved, but still is a SexyBacklessOutfit, with a CleavageWindow, and her tights have diamond shaped cutouts on their outer sides.
* Creator/StanLee's ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}''. What can be more Stripperiffic than an actual stripper who dresses ''like a stripper'' to fight crime?
* All the girls in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'', except Beth, Eva, Bridgette, Courtney and [=LaShawna=]. The only reason Beth and Eva aren't is because they aren't supposed to be appealing to men (Beth's a loser, Eva is a jock). [=LaShawna=] is supposed to be more sensible than the rest of the girls, so she probably would not wear a close fitting outfit. Lindsay may be justified for looking like this in that she's a BrainlessBeauty, who probably would not care if she was bleeding to death, as long as she looked good.
* Who cares that they're robots a minimum of 10 feet tall? With ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' like Elita One, Arcee and Blackarachnia, you can ''still'' see exactly where their clothes would be. Even though, being robots, they don't actually wear clothes. Hell, G1 Arcee has more armour on her shoulders than she has on her legs. This gets taken to disturbing extents in the comics -- Chromia at one point has a molded ''thong'' on her body. Also, Thunderblast of ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''.
** Ah, Thunderblast... fun fact- the animators rendered a set of human breasts as part of the CGI model even though they aren't seen... well, except for a few frames here and there that got slipped in.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
** Dr. Mrs. The Monarch's prototype outfit. Lampshaded twice by The Monarch, who even points out TheissTitillationTheory, and her Murderous Moppets who exclaim how they love hugging her in her new costume.
*** When asked if she's afraid of, ahem, "spilling out" of her costume, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch notes that her breasts are taped to the costume.
** Compared to her old Queen Etherea costume, it's almost modest.
** The aptly-named Molotov Cocktease, whose outfit has a breast-baring and ass-baring slit up the front ''and'' back. Then again, her "off-duty" fashion sense doesn't scream subtle either.
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', Amalia's attire for trekking all over the world consists of a FlowerInHerHair, a small top [[BareYourMidriff baring her midriff]], plus a tiny skirt and leg warmers apparently made of leaves ([[DoesNotLikeShoes with no shoes]]). Granted, most of her people, the Sadida, doesn't wear much (maybe [[PlantPerson they need it for photosynthesis?]]). However, Amalia is otherwise supposed to be a fashion-conscious princess, but [[LimitedWardrobe never keeps new clothes]]. And if that wasn't Stripperiffic, there was an episode where they went shopping. The outfit was covered by the scenery but Eva refers to Amalia's new outfit as "[[TakeOurWordForIt revealing]]".
* The ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' girls' outfits fall under this, especially the Enchantix costumes. Oddly, season four's Believix costumes cover more, but some of the girl's casual clothes are quite risque. And then, in the second half of the same season, the Sophix transformation gives them more revealing outfits once again. Just look at [[http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/13100000/Winx-Sophix-the-winx-club-13123429-512-384.jpg Flora]]. Her top looks like a couple of leaves sewn together, ''and'' it's backless! And the only thing holding down Aisha's [[MagicSkirt miniskirt]] is magic. Averted with Musa, whose Sophix covers more than any of their other outfits (with her enchantix being the most revealing).
** Tecna's outfits have gotten progressively more Stripperiffic as the series went on, starting out with a full bodysuit, then a pretty, sort of tech-looking tube top and skirt, and now her even less covering Sophix (the outfits have also gotten less sci-Fi looking, which is [[FridgeLogic odd since she is a fairy whose element is technology]]. The last one even has flowers on it!
** Stella's first "everyday" outfit (Season One and at least half of Season Two) was worse. Her skirt was just barely long enough to cover her crotch, and her shirt looked like a bikini top with a collar, albeit one that had torn and needed to be tied together to keep her breasts from showing (since there was really no way she was hiding a bra underneath it). And this was something she wore at some point in almost every episode too. Apparently, the artists eventually realized this because every main outfit for Stella afterwards up until season six was a mini-dress. Now, in season six, her main outfit is a skirt, seemingly only to fit in with the "school uniform" style.
* Considering it was a kids' cartoon, the early '90s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' series allowed some characters to get pretty darn Stripperiffic, and combined it with some great angles.
** It didn't help that the coloring of Jean Grey's outfit made it sometimes hard to know which part were skin and which part were from the outfit.
** Neither did the coloring for Sabretooth's outfit. Half the time it looked like he was plain moonlighting us.
** In ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', Emma Frost surprisingly survives Adaption Decay in almost every possible way... including her extremely revealing outfit. Plus, she has a sexy UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}} to boot. God bless them.
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* This trope seems to be [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/times-people-barely-wore-clothes-to-the-vmas something of a tradition]] at the {{Creator/MTV}} Video Music Awards.
* Celtic Warriors, at least according to Roman accounts often [[FullFrontalAssault went into battle naked]] and painted with woad. (This served a practical purpose: it freaked the Romans out. In addition, if fibers get into an open wound, it gets really easily infected. No clothing, no fibers. No fibers, no infection.)
** Woad is highly irritating, has only been associated with the ancient Celts since 17th century English authors made up that bit of fantasy, and the Romans borrowed chainmail from the Celts.
** The Celtic expies that Kahlan has her small force imitate in order to scare a really large force of D'harans in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' do something similar, except they are painted white and go into battle... aroused. Kahlan strips down and paints herself white too to ensure the latter occurs.
** The Maori do one better. Maori men not only went into battle naked, but considered an erection a sign of courage.
* [[http://tacticalcorsets.com/ Tactical Corsets]]. Strictly speaking they are not Stripperiffic in themselves, but they do combine two pieces of club fetish wear (tactical vests and corsets) into a single piece.
* Ancient Minoan dresses were topless by default. To be more descriptive, the most common costumes for Minoan females consisted of two types: an every-day dress that consisted of a full, ankle-length skirt, and a loose, short-sleeved blouse which was fully open in the front; and a ceremonial dress consisting of a long, mulch-layered skirt, and a tight bodice cut to fully expose the breasts. Minoan women apparently didn't believe in hiding their assets.
** Minoan men hardly fared better. The common male garment consisted of a short white woolen kilt, often worn with a prominent codpiece. And that's pretty much it, except for an optional woolen cloak in inclement weather.
* Those who thought that people of recent history were uniformly prudish lot should see 18th century women's fashion that was imitated across Europe. Plunging necklines were a major part of the period fashion, and at times it deliberately left one, or even both nipples bare. Compare this to the attitude people had to Janet Jackson's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7e6o1wRCbM wardrobe malfunction]]".
* Amusingly, lighter-skinned strippers generally avert this, dressing very modestly when off work, so as to avoid developing tan lines.
* [[http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/23732032973/remember-the-avengelyne-costume-where-its Superhero costume found in stripper supply store]].
* [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] costumes for young adults, and young women in particular, have increasingly taken on these characteristics since the TurnOfTheMillennium, to the point where some critics (and/or fans) of the practice have come to satirically dub the holiday "Slutoween".
** Mocked in [[http://www.theonion.com/graphic/top-halloween-costumes-women-18-34-7171 this graphic]] from ''Website/TheOnion''.
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