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[[caption-width-right:350:[-"Let's talk about your pants. Or your lack-thereof. Daisy-Dukes aside."-] ]]

->'''Homestar Runner:''' What are you talking about, Strong Bad? I wear long pants.
->'''Strong Bad''': Um... no, from what I can tell, you wear ''no'' pants and have blue soles glued to the bottoms of your feet.
-->-- ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' #127: [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE127LongPants "long pants"]]

A technique in which cartoonists illustrate a character in such a way that their pants and shoes are one and the same. In the most extreme cases, their entire outfit appears to be one article of clothing, with thin black lines being the only illusion of separation. Used to make the color patterns more uniform and to eliminate the hassle of drawing dividing details.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has Lelouch's Zero costume, a flamboyant bodysuit with boots seamlessly integrated into the pants.
* Yugi in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' during the Duelist Kingdom anime. Yugi's shoes and pants were often shown as one single item of clothing.
* Fai D Flourite in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', his Boots and Pants in his normal clothing.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Roronoa Zoro's most common outfit shows his boots and pants to be one seamlessly put together.
* Both Roger and Dorothy from ''Anime/TheBigO'' are drawn like this, a result of Roger's insistence on him and everyone in his employ wearing black clothes. (even if Dorothy's outfit is more a really dark red).
* Homura's MagicalGirl outfit in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. It's actually her ''tights'' that have no seperation from her shoes.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** The back of Jotaro's cap is missing, causing his hair to stand out in the back. The thing is, the line separating hat and hair is never drawn, whether it's in the manga, animated adaptations, or even video games. The author has said that this is because the cap is such an integral part of Jotaro's character design that it's practically a part of his body (and the number of times it comes of can be counted on a single hand).
** Some characters in later parts also wear pants that seamlessly connect to their shoes. But considering [[AuthorAppeal the series]] it's more likely a fashion choice rather than laziness on the author's part.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Many superheroes have costumes where the boots seamlessly blend in with the pants, often with the pants blending in with the shirt too as if the entire outfit is like an infant's pajamas. ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Archangel from the ComicBook/XMen are particularly bad offenders. ComicBook/SpiderMan would be too, except we've actually seen him take off his costume shoes enough times to know they're separate.
* ComicBook/TheSmurfs' outfits are usually drawn this way.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Arguably, ''ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}}'', though the parrot once said "I'm not the one not wearing pants".[[note]]Despite never wearing pants, because he's a non-anthropomorphic parrot.[[/note]] After repeated jokes by ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' and ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'', ''Ziggy'' hung a lampshade on this in late 2009, early 2010, in a brief arc where Ziggy "finds" his pants and a line is drawn separating his feet.

* Creator/DrSeuss did this with many of his characters.

* {{Toys/Playmobil}} figures in their early days and Franchise/{{LEGO}} minifigures with unprinted leg pieces, though several minifigures have dual-molded legs to imply boots or have printed detail to denote shoes.
* Variant: ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' does this with ''hooves'', with legs being the same color all the way down to the bottom of their feet. Most male G1 ponies and all G2 ponies played with this, with distinctive hooves that were... still the same color as the rest of the pony. Every other iteration generally play this straight, though certain male ponies in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship Is Magic]]'' are exceptions.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', Uzuki Yashiro's shirt has [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/twewy/images/d/da/Uzuki.jpg attached gloves]]. Given that trends and popularity are a major theme in the game, this is probably a fashion statement on her part more than the artists being lazy.
* [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} The Miis.]] Seriously, just take a look at them!
* Any humanoid Franchise/{{Pokemon}} that appears to be wearing "clothing".
* Dr. Eggman from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* All of the characters on ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' appear to be wearing these.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s infamous [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/storyfiles/hs2/03845.gif Pantskat]] (the result of identical colours for shirt and pants).
* In the furry comic ''Webcomic/SabrinaOnline'', the titular Sabrina (a skunk-girl) appears to be wearing no pants at all. Then a strip was released where her room-mate asked to borrow her pants; apparently Sabrina just likes wearing pants the same pattern as her fur [[NudeColoredClothes that make her look like she's wearing no pants]].
* All of the characters ''Webcomic/TheWordWeary'' have narrow black stalks that protrude from their hips. And everyone seems to be wearing solid black elf shoes.
* Being stick figures, all the characters of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' used to have this, except for barefoot characters (Belkar had triangular hairy feet, and goblins had feet that basically just looked like hands). The first [[ArtEvolution art upgrade]] gave Roy rather large boots (everyone else still had lines for feet), and the most recent one has given everyone fully drawn legs and feet, thus averting the trope.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** The trope title comes from the LampshadeHanging quote at the top, from the [=SBEmail=] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail127.html "Long Pants"]].
** The modern definition is played dead straight in ''Strong Bad's Cool Game 4 Attractive People'', if you make Strong Bad wear "Homestar's Pants".
** Strong Sad, who doesn't seem to wear any pants (or anything for that matter), is somewhat concerned about buying his favourite underwear ("the blue ones") back from an online auction.
* In ''WebAnimation/BonusStage'', Joel's pants/shoes are like this.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' it seemed that just about everyone wore jumpsuits, that went as far as to cover their fingertips. They acknowledge it at one point when we're in Brendon's room seeing his dirty jumpsuits strewn on the floor, finger/foot covers and all, and all the same shade of blue.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' was also quite fond of using this on short characters such as children or fairies. However, tall characters like Vicky the Babysitter also expressed the design. One episode [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade on this]].
-->'''Timmy:''' Time to get out of bed, get dressed, put on my shoes... (''looks down at feet'') Whatever!
* The majority of the characters of ''WesternAnimation/GetEd'' are either depicted with no legs (robotic butler Crouch and hologram Kora) or wearing a futuristic suit that combines shoes and pants into one or has large, fat-ankled boots (with the pants tucked in, of course). In fact, the only character who had ankles was [[CoolOldGuy Ol' Skool]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' does this with ''hair'' for its blond characters. [[ZigZaggedTrope Sort of.]] The three main kids have this for their hair, but it's become a rule that no other characters can have that as a design quirk. All other blondes have different shades than their skin. (This is to make the main characters visually unique.)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresofFlapjack'': Flapjack wears pants that match very well with his shoes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'', since DM's jumpsuit is the same colour as his fur, it's not immediately obvious that he isn't [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal just wearing]] a belt and a ChestInsignia. One instance of lampshading occurred when Penfold was being used to draw out aliens who attack pant cuffs. DM had to point out that his own trousers had no cuffs, which Penfold admitted he had never noticed before.
* Dexter in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has legs so short that his boots go all the way up to his LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine. His father, however, unquestionably follows this trope [[ArtEvolution (at least in the third and fourth seasons)]].
* Everybody in ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' is a single color and has no lines for socks or shoes, though they all have Long Sleeves. Girls (and the male teacher, for some reason, though he may be a real case of long pants) look like they wear dresses or muumuus on top, and boys wear baggy shorts.
* Many characters in DePatie-Freleng's ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'', including the title star himself.
* The main trio of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' appear to be wearing black long pants. Most of the other campers are simply [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal not wearing pants]] at all--except that one episode where EVERYONE wears pants to justify being pants'd by Edward.
* Jane from ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' does this with her tights.
* The suits of the main characters from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' may look like they have built-in boots, but Clover is once clearly shown losing a boot from her suit, showing it's a separate piece.
* Foo from ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** A number of characters (including Amethyst, Ruby, Bismuth, and Mr. Smiley) have very short feet on thick legs, resembling pig hoofs. Consequently, their shoes look like socks that are distinct from their pants/legs only in color, not outline. Onion's shoes don't even have that much distinctions from his pants. Steven points the latter out in "Onion Gang", jokingly suggesting that Onion should takes his shoes off but doesn't know how.
** It's unclear if Jasper wears boots and tight pants or if those are just patterns on FutureSpandex like Peridot and Garnet wear.
->''[[TheStinger "Long pants, Strong Bad! The longest pants! Everybody, everybody, longest pants! Long long long long long long pants!"]]''