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Anime & Manga
- The "Wood" Clow Card Spirit in Cardcaptor Sakura is dressed in leaves.
- In the desert island arc of Love Hina, Naru, Shinobu and Nyamo are wearing bikinis made of leaves.
- In The Seven Deadly Sins, when Elaine is Naked on Revival, she shortly afterwards uses her magic to make a dress and shoes out of rose petals.
- Alleyne from Queen's Blade wears undergarments made out of leaves.
- Magic: The Gathering:
- Several Dryads are dressed this way. Special mention goes to Rushwood Dryad and Shanodin Dryads, the latter of whom combines it Petal Power into a floating cloud of foliage.
- There are several green enchantments that boost a creature power and toughness and are represented by them being wrapped in wood or vines, like Oakenform and Moldervine Cloak.
- Batman villainess Poison Ivy is fond of wearing a part or full leaf based costume.
- In the Belgian comic Olivier Rameau, when Love Interest Colombe Tiredaile goes for a swim, all she wears is a pair of flowers over her nipples and another over her crotch (identical to the flower in her hair, in fact).
Films — Animation
- Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies all wear flower or leaf based clothes.
- Similarly, the Leaf Men from EPIC wear leaf uniforms. Or else the Leaf Men are themselves partially composed of leaves. Queen Tara's dress is composed of a leaf for the bodice and a large pink-and-white vine flower for the skirt, with smaller leaves made into shoes.
- In Ice Age 5: Collision Course, Sid makes his girlfriend a bikini made of poison oak. Small wonder they broke up after one date.
- The Bible: After eating the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve attempted to cover their nakedness through garments made of fig leaves (if you know what fig leaves look like,◊ the symbolism is kind of obvious). God later provided animal skins for them to wear.
- The title character in the Romanian fairy tale The Flower Queen's Daughter wears a dress woven out of flowers.
- Rhia of The Lost Years of Merlin is described to be wearing clothes made of vines.
- In the book Ivy And The Meanstalk, Princess Ivy is brought to her friend's wedding wearing a cumbersome dress made entirely of live flowers, which hurts to walk in and attracts a lot of insects. The bride specifically chose it for her.
- Trolls in Discworld often have living lichens growing on their stony bodies, and fashion-conscious females sometimes cultivate the more-attractive varieties deliberately. (Enterprising salesmen have capitalized on this by selling trolls plant food in pretty spray bottles, as described in Unseen Academicals.)
- Dryads in The Chronicles of Narnia are often described as wearing clothes that are made of the leaves and bark of the trees they come from.
- The elves, pixies, and most of the sprites from The Spiderwick Chronicles use this as their standard attire.
- In the Time Warp Trio book about cavemen, the Trio arrive in the past and immediately notice is that they're naked, save for Fred keeping his baseball hat and Sam's Nerd Glasses. They tried to take a bunch of modern stuff back with them this time, and apparently The Book decided that you Can't Take Anything with You if you're gonna be a twerp about it. While Fred just wants to hide behind a bush until they can go home, Sam fashions the three some rudimentary clothing out of large leaves.
- In The Penultimate Peril, the Baudelaire siblings are working as concierges at a hotel. At one point, Klaus is summoned to the rooftop pool, where Esme Squalor is wearing a bikini composed of five lettuce leaves (three in the front and two in the back).
- In early Dungeons & Dragons material the halfling nature deity Sheela Peryroyl is dressed in wildflowers.
- In the tabletop role-playing game Brave New World, the Jungler archetype (whose power set involves controlling plants) is depicted as being dressed in leaves.
- League of Legends:
- The Sylvari in Guild Wars 2 are sentient human-like plants. All of their buildings and racial specific equipment is made of leaves, wood, and flowers. The clothes do come separate though, as other races can equip Sylvari produced weaponry and clothing. Their undergarments, however, appear to be appendages grown out of their bodies.
- Warcraft III and World of Warcraft dryads have the lower body of deer, but their upper halves usually wear leafy-looking bras.
- Terraria has another Dryad example.
- Leavanny, the Nurturing Pokémon, makes leaf clothing for small Pokémon it finds. Its pre-evolutions, Sewaddle and Swadloon, clothe themselves in leaves as well.
- In Gems of War, Dryads "wear" leaves. The text for their card wonders what they do in autumn.
- In Faery: Legends of Avalon, this is common attire for a lot of faeries. Since they're small, they usually don't need many leaves.
- The Petalars in ThunderCats (2011) dress like this, though it may actually be part of their body, being plant people.
- Wakfu has Amalia, a Sadida (their world's plant summoners) that wears a skirt made out of leaves. Other Sadidas seen in the show also wear similarly leafy clothing. This includes the men, who wear leafy loincloths and grow bushy green beards that make them resemble trees.
- Samurai Jack; Ashi makes a dress and shoes out of leaves as part of her Good Costume Switch (her previous outfit was a Spy Catsuit made from ash that had bonded to her skin; scrubbing it off had left her completely naked).
- An artist called Rene Walker Soloman makes grass suits, but with grass seed and adhesive and water and an old suit instead of advanced technology, magic, or the patience of a saint.
- There was a minor trend of dressing babies up in watermelons in China a while ago. Also overlaps somewhat with Eggshell Clothing and Rule of Cute.
- Older Than Television: a dress made from grapefruit peels for the Rio Grande Delta harvest festival.
- Artist Duane Bryer's Big Beautiful pin-up girl Hilda sometimes liked to go around in bikinis made of flowers◊ or leaves.◊ One time this got some unwanted attention.◊