Gorgeous Garment Generation

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Instant dress, just add Sparkles.

Candace: Oh no! Jeremy's here! How am I going to get ready in three seconds?!
(Phineas, Ferb, and Isabella suddenly get zapped by Doofenshmirtz's Ball-gown-inator ray and are instantly clothed in ballgowns.)
Ferb: ...Apparently, do what we did.
Phineas and Ferb, "Gaming the System"

This is when you have a magical adventure And Your Reward Is Clothes. Not just any clothes either, Costume Porn clothes that come out of nowhere.

This can happen many ways, from a Transformation Sequence, to waving a Magic Wand, to Applied Phlebotinum making the clothes.

A Sister Trope to Virtual Paper Doll.

Compare Instant Cosplay Surprise, Garden Garment.

See also Person of Mass Construction.

Contrast The Nudifier.

Not to be confused with Gorgeous Period Dress.


Examples:

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    Anime & Manga 
  • In Date A Live the Spirits' Astral Dresses are generated by their powers, not only protecting them but also looking fabulous.
  • A recurring power used throughout Dragon Ball is the ability to materialize clothing (Typically martial arts uniforms) on characters who have suffered Clothing Damage. Notably, this is used primarily by gods or Piccolo, who once held the title Great Demon King.
  • Lucy's celestial spirits in Fairy Tail provide her and her friends with regal-looking clothes when clothing is necessary.
  • In Guilty Crown, Mana is initially unclothed after her resurrection, but takes the time to manifest a ballet dress out of crystals before getting down to the whole eradicating-humanity-business.
  • In Kamigami No Asobi, the gods can change into their true forms, and it involves some of this. The ones with more revealing outfits have enough jewelry that it still is this.
  • Rue gets a beautiful dress this way at the end of Princess Tutu. Mytho also changes into a gorgeous "prince outfit" (complete with sword) for the final battle.

    Fan Works 
  • Spoofed with Piccolo's "Clothes Beam" in Dragon Ball Abridged.
    Piccolo: That is easily my most metro attack.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Beauty and the Beast (2017), the Wardrobe (Madame de Garderobe) doesn't just contain some dresses for heroine Belle to wear in the castle — she's able to create them in seconds. At first, the results are Rummage Sale Reject, but she gets much better at it, culminating in Belle's signature golden ballgown.
  • In Cinderella (2015) of course, as an adaption of the original animated version. It involves butterflies and a lot of sparkles.
  • In Into the Woods, Cinderella's gown, accessories and shoes appear on her as she spins under her willow tree.

    Literature 

  • In A Christmas Dream by Louisa May Alcott, rich girl Effie dreams she is poor and out on the street. An angel appears and turns the snow falling on her into a white fur cape and hood.
  • The original Fairy Tale of Cinderella has the Fairy Godmother make a dress for the title heroine.
  • Harry and Susan of The Dresden Files get one in Changes, courtesy of Lea (who is, yes, Harry's fairy godmother, and she revels in this opportunity). It also serves as heavy-duty magical gear. Half averted, though. While Susan's new gear got her checked-out by everyone; Harry's got laughs. He described it as the Games Workshop imagining of a Jedi Knight. Fitting, because he's a game-breakingly badass magician, in a world of Eldritch Abominations, and is now the Winter Knight.
  • Journey to Chaos: Annala is dungeon diving in the Organic Research Repository when this happens to her. She steps on a floor tile that transforms her light armor into a wedding gown complete with evening gloves and a veil. Her boyfriend happened to be with her at the time and so it flustered her. Then his reaction to it (or rather, his lack of reaction) leads her to saying something she immediately regretted.
  • In Robert A. Heinlein's novella Magic, Inc., Jedson is seen working with a young witch whose specialty is creating unique garments out of thin air. Unfortunately, she's been having some problems and produces dresses that are copies of existing designs on one try, and several hundred left shoes on another.
  • October Daye has formal wear forced upon her by various fairies. She finds it annoying.
  • One of the first spells seen in Uprooted is "vanastalem", which the Dragon uses on Agnieszka daily because her messy, homespun appearance offends his sensibilities. She later uses it herself to block an Attempted Rape, and eventually learns that deliberately fudging it will give her a normal dress.
  • In the Velveteen vs. series by the same author, The Princess has this as a superpower.
  • In the Young Wizards series, Dairine resorts to this in Wizards at War after finding she has nothing in her closet suitable for meeting alien royalty. Unfortunately, she doesn't consider that reconfiguring her clothes on a molecular level will leave her momentarily nude, and she isn't alone at the time.

    Live-Action TV 

    Music 
  • Lindsey Stirling gets one of these in the music video for the orchestral version of her original track "Transcendence". She begins in an old abandoned theatre wearing dull raggedy clothes, but during her first twirl playing the violin she finds, her outfit becomes bright blue with gold decorations. She then helps other people transform in the same way.
  • Queen's It's a Kind of Magic shows an old theater come to life when Freddy Mercury (dressed as a magician) enters. He and the other musicians who were dressed in rags transform into the gear that they usually wear on stage.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Anima: Beyond Fantasy the spell Wardrobe makes this, giving the caster impressive (magical) clothes that never get damaged or dirty and that at higher levels can change at will as well as protecting the wearer as if they were armor.
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • One of the joke items featured in an April issue of Dragon Magazine is the "Snazzy Ring", a magical ring that would make the wearer's armour take on the appearance of an elegant gown or suit, while still providing the same level of protection. Unless it went wrong, in which case it left you genuinely naked and destroyed your outfit, making it The Nudifier as well if you roll a 1.
    • In 1st through 3rd Edition (at least) the Rod of Splendor could garb the wielder in magical noble's clothing — the finest fabrics, plus adornments of furs and jewels, worth 7,000-10,000 gold pieces.

    Video Games 

    Web Comics 
  • This happens in Chapter 3 of Cucumber Quest - Carrot spends much of the story being a Failure Knight, struggling to do the right thing yet always failing due to his crippling cowardice. But after getting Princess Parfait's Love Letter that she wrote to him, the love mutually shared through their lockets transforms his patchwork clothes into a shining, heart-themed suit of armor. It lets him magically create any weapon he wants from the heart-shaped gem on his chest, including bows and swords. It also symbolizes his character development; after he transforms, he stops being cowardly and fights like a real Knight in Shining Armor.
  • In Girl Genius Queen Albia of England can change her clothes and other elements of her appearance instantaneously using some form of advanced applied science that even other sparks think looks a lot like magic and transforms her initial outfit (a relatively practical gardening ensemble) into several pretty new ones while talking to Zeetha and Agatha.

    Western Animation 

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