Much like CensorSteam, this trope is when a character is taking a bubble bath and seems to have the suds from the bath conveniently covering the private parts of her body when she gets out, and also while inside of the bath. In real life this does happen, but not nearly so selectively as this trope might lead you to believe. On top of that, the suds in real life will slide off one's body and it would take a lot (as in, the tub would have to look like a root beer float or a beer that's mostly head) to cover.

Since bubble baths originated about the same time as the film industry, it's been suggested that the idea was ''invented'' by the film industry, so they could show women in the bath without showing naughty bits.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In episode 49 of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[MsFanservice Bulma]] stands up in her bubble bath and bends over, conveniently covered by soap suds.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Blair, Tsubaki, and others are conveniently (barely) covered in soap suds.
* In the second episode of ''Manga/ZeroZeroNineOne'', Mylene Hoffman has bubbles conveniently covering her breasts as she gets out of her bubble bath.
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', there is a rare male example. Inu-Yasha has convenient bubbles/houseplant/etc. upon him bursting out of the bath.
* Played with in ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Fish-Eye at one point takes a shower, and we see suds covering his chest. Apparently, he got a little too into the part (and before anyone asks, yes, they were there originally).
* Done to Rushuna in the 11th episode of ''Anime/{{Grenadier}}'' when she knocks a guard out with a scrub brush.
* ''Anime/TrainingWithHinako'' vol. 3 makes ample use of suds, seeing as Hinako and Hiyoko are naked for pretty much the whole OVA.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** Sometimes used in the manga on the (few) non-GenderBender female characters that Takahashi is reluctant to draw naked, such as Akane.
** PlayedForLaughs in one instance of the black-and-white manga. Akane ''seems'' to be naked in the bath when Ranma, [[ItMakesSenseInContext in a ploy by the family to get him to peep on her]], barges in. The suds on her chest and hips make it SEEM like she's still naked when she pulls his head around to force him to look at her... but she's actually wearing a one-piece swimsuit. The suds were only disguising the edges.
* At the end of [[TheOneWith the ice palace episode]] of ''SonicX'', Rouge the Bat is seen taking a bath, holding a [[spoiler:fake]] Chaos Emerald in her hand. Bubbles cover everything. Oddly, she's wearing her WhiteGloves in the bath.
* Subverted in ''Manga/GirlFriends'': Mari deliberately applies this to herself when she and Akko are exchanging bath photos with their cell phones. Akko... not so much.
* When Minerva and Mirajane from ''Manga/FairyTail'' are stripped naked and placed in Tartaros' regenerationg/demon-creating tube tanks, bubbles cover their nipples and genitals. However, since it isn't an actual bubble bath, but mostly clear water with a few bubbles, everything else is visible.

* Gozer the Gozerian seems to be permanently covered in these in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
* In the movie ''Film/HowardTheDuck'', though a lady duck was bathing bare in the original version, there was a mountain of suds to cover her bare bosom in the [[GettingCrapPasttheRadar televised version]]!
* Happens in ''Film/BarbWire''. Kind of pointless, since Barb was shown stripping in the first scene anyway.
* The script for ''FuttocksEnd'' specifies that General Futtock emerges from the bathroom "clad only in soap-suds, of which, for propriety's sake, there are a great many."
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', when Emmet is showering he is up to the waist in LEGO suds.
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'': Harry Potter invokes this trope when Moaning Myrtle the ghost girl appears in the boys' bathroom while he's taking a bath and trying to solve the golden egg mystery.
* After getting out of the bath in ''Film/PrettyCoolToo'', Brittany has a mixture of these and camera angles, though her boobs are prominently on display.

* Harry Potter in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' takes a bath filled with various types of suds and bubbles, which proves useful when Myrtle crashes the party. This is done in the film version as well. Myrtle also remarks that when Cedric was there, he remained long enough for the bubbles to vanish.
* Ridcully has them in ''Discworld/NightWatch'', but they slide off and he has to [[HandOrObjectUnderwear borrow a hat]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* This was done in the 1983 Creator/{{NBC}} PilotMovie ''The Invisible Woman''. Because Alexa Hamilton's character was invisible, only her pubis had any soap suds on it when she rose to leave the bathtub.
* ''Series/SueThomasFBEye'' had Sue take a bath in a tub completely ''piled'' with soapsuds. The only skin showing was her neck, head, and arms. For some reason, a snippet of this scene made it into the OpeningTheme sequence.
* ''Series/{{Wings}}'' does this with Helen in one episode, and for a good cause since her [[ItMakesSenseInContext 'husband']] Antonio showed up.
* Duncan's bathtub scene in ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' episode "Chivalry".
* Cole's bathtub scene in ''{{Tracker}}''. Amusingly enough, Cole is played by the same guy as Duncan from the Highlander example above!

* When Alfred finds Sarah (on whom he has a crush) in the vampire castle during ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', she is bathing. The Hamburg production didn't use real bubbles for this, though -- she was covered with thick layers of spongy white pillow filling, which were completely opaque.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the old CD-ROM game ''Babyz'', censor suds will act as an inpromptu diaper after you take the baby out of the bath, and will go away only with the application of a fresh diaper.
* Forget about ''seeing'' CensorSuds in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarNova'', you can ''wear them as an outfit!'' ... After you craft them.

* [[ This]] entry from ''[[ Cat vs. Human]]''.
* [[ Brandi]] is seen like this in the shower in one ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' uses this trope as comedy and the strip's desired not-actually-pornographic rating demand -- it's that sort of sex comedy. But it's most dramatically and impressively demonstrated by Amber in strip #662 (October 23, 2012), which probably has to rate as NSFW, despite the fact that nothing is actually showing.
* Red's modesty is preserved by CensorSuds in [[ this]] ''Webcomic/GirlsInSpace'' strip.
* A superhero comic by ''Webcomic/{{Chimneyspeak}}''[='s=] author has (NSFW) [[ a shower gel]] with "with censorship bubble™ placement technology".

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/LadyLumpsVSBoyBumps'' video "[[ Dr. Doom Likes to Watch]]", everyone whom SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom watches shower is censored by bubbles.
* ''WebAnimation/BadDays'' has bubbles cover [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing]]'s crotch when [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom]] accidentally walks in on him showering.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* At about 1:07 during [[ this series]] of syndicated local-TV-movie openings.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Squid's Day Off", Squidward runs out of his bubble bath still naked, covered by bubbles, as they slowly pop one by one. {{Subverted}} afterwards as it turns out [[NonHumansLackAttributes there is nothing to hide under the bubbles]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', one episode shows Caillou's parents bathing him with suds covering his privates.
* Invoked and then defied in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Near-Death Wish", when Professor Farnsworth insists on giving a piece of backstory from the bath. Leela adds bubble bath so she and Amy can stand to look at him, but then he stands up, giving the audience a full view of his [[FanDisservice wrinkly behind]].