Mega Twintails

So this Girly Bruiser can look extra girly, while doing extra bruising.

A pair of huge pigtails on a girl, that are much larger than possible in Real Life, at least not without loads of hair gel. The minimum hair size of both tails combined must be at least the size of the girl's head.

There can be many reasons for this, although the most common are either to make the pigtails clear even in long shots, or because of Rule of Cute.

Quite often these pigtails have the hair in a spiral, which overlaps with Regal Ringlets. However, girls with Mega Twintails are not necessarily of high station. It is more of a compromise halfway between the "girlishness" of Regal Ringlets and "tomboyishness" of Girlish Pigtails, both in looks and in personality.

Note that this trope is about the volume and complexity of the pigtails more than the length. While the two can overlap, merely having improbably long hair in pigtails, like Sailor Moon, Hatsune Miku, Ruri, or Hibiki falls under Rapunzel Hair.

A Sub-Trope of Anime Hair, and Bigger Is Better.

Compare Girlish Pigtails, '80s Hair, Giant Poofy Sleeves, Ojou Ringlets.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • When the members of the Ouran High School Host Club try cross-dressing, the twins wear wigs with these.
  • When young, Rosemarie from Claudine had huge pigtails that were bigger than her own head.
  • Moegi of Naruto wears her hair in two poofy pigtails that stick straight out from her head.
  • Etia from Il Sole penetra le Illusioni has a truly impressive pair. They look to be larger than she is.
  • Fredrica from Coffin Princess Chaika has a fairly large pair when in her human form.
  • Nui Harime of Kill la Kill has an enormous pair. They possess enough volume for her to be picked up by them and airlifted. When she's sent flying through a wall, her Impact Silhouette has pigtails, too.
  • Par for course in Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu!, but then again what would you expect for a series WITH twintails in its title?

    Live Action TV 
  • Red Fraggle on Fraggle Rock. Each poofy globe is roughly the same size as her head.

    New Media 
  • Kasane Teto, an UTAUloid, has the same hairstyle as Amy Sorel in the above picture, except in pink. That style was called, just for her, "Twin-Drills."

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    Web Original 
  • The "splash page" art for The Nostalgia Chick videos is often done by Andrew Dickman, and he draws her pigtails thick and large.

    Western Animation