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[[caption-width-right:210:Lulu doesn't just wear belts ''with'' her petticoat. She wears belts '''''as''''' [[PimpedOutDress her petticoat]].]]

->''Ladies, I hope you're wearin' two belts, 'cause I just charmed the pants off y'all!''
-->-- '''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'''

Wanna spruce up the look of your fantasy/RPG character? Just add an extra belt, preferably one with a nice, big buckle. What? Your character already has one? Just add another, draped casually across their hips! While you're at it, wrap two or three of them around their shin, and another four over their sleeves. Oh, and we can't forget two more making a big X on their chest... So what if they're not attached to anything? Decorate the belts with [[PowerCrystal Power Crystals]] or SpikesOfVillainy, and now even the skimpiest SpyCatsuit can be [[ArmorIsUseless stronger than plate mail!]] Maybe they keep your guts from spilling out or something.

You're done! Well... maybe just ''one'' more...

Many characters in {{fantasy}}, {{steampunk}}, {{anime}} and even a few [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] settings will sport more belts than they really need. Either they were having a clearance sale at [=JCPenney=] or they have [[WhyDontYouMarryIt some weird obsession with belts that borders on the fetishistic]], especially when they don't even ''need'' a belt where it is, or even use it to carry things, and wear one anyway. One of the last places you will often see these people wearing a belt is tight around their waist.

This also goes well for [[{{Zipperiffic}} zippers]] - zippers on your shirt, on your sleeves, on your pants, on your coat, on your ''[[Franchise/KingdomHearts hat]]''...

This is ''extremely'' common in Japan in RealLife, hence its appearance in so many works of fiction that come out of there. This is also a trend in certain fashion subcultures in the West, though not as prominent.

Compare GogglesDoNothing, RummageSaleReject, ImpossiblyCoolClothes, and ChainedByFashion. Often overlaps with FashionableAsymmetry. If the belts are shown to serve an actual purpose besides holding up the wearer's trousers and/or looking cool, see UtilityBelt. A subtrope of UselessAccessory.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' tends toward this. Some of them don't wear anything else... and not always as clothes...
** And then you get [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ce1UyWRXIAAcBKJ.jpg this guy]]. Who is that? [=DEXDoruGoramon=], probably the closest thing the franchise has to a zombie. What's [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/digimon/images/0/0b/DexDorugoramon_b.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150508030510 under the belts]]? Nothing but his soul. Those things are pretty much the only thing keeping him solid and not [[SealedEvilInACan DEXmon]].
* [[ChivalrousPervert Cross Marian]] of ''Manga/DGrayMan''. Have you seen that man's [[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/silverfang2/29185537/600903/600903_original.png pants ]]?
* Under his overcoat, ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'''s Vash the Stampede's outfit is 100% belts. There actually might be a decent reason for it though, considering how torn up Vash tends to get in fights, if it helps keep wounds closed...
* Yugi from ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' wears a multi-belted shirt during Duelist Kingdom. After that arc, he changes to a black sleeveless shirt, but he keeps the two belts around the cuffs of his jacket and the one around his neck, while adding another belt around his waist. Kaiba dons eight belts, two on each of his arms and legs, from the second season on, in addition to the normal belt on his pants.
** The [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]] lampshades this, when Yugi (and, unwillingly, the Pharaoh) is getting ready for a date with Téa.
-->'''Yugi''': I have a feeling today is going to be super-special-awesome. Now, if I could just find the right outfit.
-->'''Yami''': Yugi, you look like a bondage slave.
-->'''Yugi''': Perfect! Girls love bondage slaves. *''beat''* Don't they?
* Liru the werewolf in ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'' has but a single belt across her chest that services as a top.
* Maka from ''Manga/SoulEater'' wears belts quite often. On her shoes.
** Noah also has plenty of belts.
* Hiei of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has four thin white belts underneath his cloak on his standard outfit. Not as many as some others, but just enough to let you know he's a NobleDemon badass. He later stopped doing this, probably because it took an hour to go to the bathroom.
* Compared to others, the [[{{Stripperiffic}} Barrier Jacket]] of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'''s Fate didn't have too many belts when she was a kid. After all, it only had one red belt slung on her hips, another two around her chest, another one on her arm, and another one around her neck. The first Reinforce, on the other hand, had red belts all over her legs and one arm.
* Mizore in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has a couple of garter belts which connect her waist to...nothing whatsoever.
* Kira Yamato of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' always was partial to a snappy outfit, so even his SEED suit had some gratuitous belts, but when the things moved to ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''...
** "His Sleeves! His sleeves are connected by belts!"
* Lady Emmaniel's outfit in ''Manga/MyBalls'' is all belts, including one big one with a hook clasp occasionally managing to stay fastened across her chest. Strategically placed shadows manage to provide whatever modesty she feels she needs to keep; BarbieDollAnatomy and censorship take care of the rest.
* Golden Darkness from ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' has five belts wrapped around each leg (including one pair hidden by her boots), and another pair of belts wrapped around each ''foot'', that do not seem to serve any actual purpose beyond... well, [[ShesGotLegs making you stare at her legs]]. She also has a belt at each sleeve, and two more on her abdomen for good measure.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Sasuke came back from his training for the Chunin Exam finals wearing a black outfit with belts around his left arm and both legs. This trope was actually [[LampshadeHanging cited as a reason]] for him returning to the blue outfit he started with at the beginning of the series--the belts were difficult to [[LazyArtist draw and animate]] on a regular basis.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Ace wears two belts.
* Kurei wears quite a few in ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''.
* When the ''[[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]'' gang visit [[Manga/{{Clover}} Infinity]], it seems like this is the general fashion.
* Yuuta of ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' wears seven belts in his [[OldShame "Dark Flame Master" persona]] besides a normal one — three around each leg, and one on his collar.
* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' wears a costume actually ''made of'' thin black belts that unbuttons when he flexes. He hides it under his [[BadassLongcoat Longcoat]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/RobLiefeld loves belts. He loves putting pouches on those belts even more. [[LazyArtist To the point where he doesn't need to draw the belt itself]]. As a result of this and Liefeld's popularity during UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}}, a lot of superhero costumes during this time had a lot of belts and pouches.
* ComicBook/{{Superboy}} used to love belts. He wore a couple of them over his skin-tight one-piece outfit. They didn't hold anything up, they didn't even have pouches on them. They were just there because otherwise the outfit wouldn't be belty enough.
** He also had a belt round one leg, for some reason.
** Considering his characterization in those early days, he probably just thought they looked cool.
* A hallucination sequence in ''Comicbook/XMen'' had Cyclops wearing a variant of his 90s costume. Only with ''even more'' belts than it had originally - tons, most of them with X-symbols attached somewhere. Oh, and a tutu.
* Penance - the ComicBook/GenerationX character, not [[Comicbook/CivilWar Bleedball]] - has an outfit made almost entirely of belts. They might be a part of the body itself, given its [[ThePunishment origin.]]
* Comicbook/GhostRider2099's outfith under his leather jacket was a criss-cross [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix3/ghostrider20997.jpg of belts]].
* DC's The Huntress has a lot of belts.
* Red Robin, at least post the New 52 relaunch wears a lot of belts.
* A number of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} The Scarecrow's]] costumes across media have featured a large amount of belts. Sometimes this is because a costume will be made out of a [[http://www.brokenfrontier.com/img/2005/mar/DC/BatmanScarecrowYearOneCv2.jpg strait]] [[http://nerdapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/scarecrow-3.jpg jacket]] which actually ''needs'' a lot of belts in its intended use, but in examples such as his ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' design, [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Zzfgs8VTa74/TRDo1ITD6oI/AAAAAAAAIi4/3hWDQ8numRw/s1600/Scarecrow_concept_by_Chuckdee.jpg it's just for the hell of it.]]
** though that may, in fact, be meant to evoke the sense of the straitjacket without actually having him wear one.
* In a couple scenes in ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' Batman wears an additional utility belt around one leg. It's never used and its purpose is never explained.
* Similar to the DKR example above, when [[ComicBook/{{Azrael}} Jean-Paul Valley]] took over as Batman, his original [=AzBats=] uniform had an additional utility belt on his leg. He dumps it with his first costume redesign. Again, no purpse to them.
* The Stephanie Brown ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} costume ''also'' had a leg-mounted utility belt.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Misfiled_Dreams_Cast.jpg This]] title picture for ''FanFic/MisfiledDreams''. ([[CaptainObvious Hint]]: Check out the girl in front.)
* In Fanfic/EbonyDarknessDementiaRavenWayVsCanon Willow in her first appearance "her many belts were all different shades of orange, varying from the color of Ginny's freckles to that of the sunset."
* Inspired by the Stephanie Brown example above, the new Batsuit worn by [[spoiler: Melanie Walker]] as Batgirl in the final two chapters of the Batman Beyond fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10676847/16/BATMAN-BEYOND-The-Second-Rebirth "The Second Rebirth"]]'' incorporates a leg-mounted utility belt. Its purpose is mentioned during the Chp25 fight against the Royal Flush Gang.

* From ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, and Elizabeth as she gets more badass.
* Film/EdwardScissorhands and pretty much ''everything else'' in his maker's cookie factory.
* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'', Reno wears two belts.
* ''Film/ResidentEvilRetribution''. Alice is issued a black catsuit with buckles up the back (including the boots).
-->'''Rain:''' What's with the S&M outfit?
* ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' - The Cenobites often employ this trope for their outfits in every installment of the franchise (comics, etc.) save for the original novel, ''Literature/TheHellboundHeart.''

* ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'': Thin, brightly-colored loop belts are a staple of Adumari fashion, along with ''more'', sturdier belts to hold their knives, blasters, and blastswords.
* In the mid 70s a reader of Magazine/TVGuide noticed that a cover illustration [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/6f/3f/ce/6f3fcee52ea4488a407b03dd22ca912e.jpg]] of Buddy Ebsen as ''Series/BarnabyJones'' had the detective (one would think mistakenly) drawn with both a belt and suspenders. As they wrote in a letter to the editor pointing out the error - 'How can I trust this man to catch a crook if he can't even trust his suspenders to keep his pants up?'

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': Cameron likes her belts and her [[EverythingsBetterWithZippers zippers]] - not to mention [[HellBentForLeather leather]].
* Too many belts is the InUniverse design style of a mark that ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' runs into.
* Every season of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' have belts on their spandex suits (which obviously aren't going anywhere). While the single waist belt is justified as holding a sidearm holster, sometimes they keep going with it, like in ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger''/''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', where the costumes (fitting into a racing theme) have [[http://www.freewebs.com/rpm-pr/go-onger-ranger-11.jpg seatbelts]] on them.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'''s TransformationTrinkets are almost always belts, which are worn ''over top'' of the ones they use to keep their pants up (and anything else that may hang down there, including jackets, vests, and ties - can't have anything obscuring those [[MerchandiseDriven expensive new toys they're selling!]])
* A bit of fashion exists for two belts, shown in teen shows like ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and ''Series/{{Degrassi}}''. The girl wears one belt on her pants in the usual manner, and a second belt over the midriff to adjust the flow of your shirt.
* Much like the page image where she wore belts ''as'' her dress, one season of ''Series/ProjectRunway'' had a challenge where the contestants had to make a dress out of car parts. One designer made a dress out of nothing but seat belts.

* Music/MichaelJackson's suit for the cover of the ''Bad'' album, also worn in the video for the song. Poked fun of by Music/WeirdAlYankovic at the start of "Fat" (and [[http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/6/30/128908278001717180.jpg the cover of the album it comes from]]), as his fattening form breaks every last belt on the suit.
* Music/DoctorSteel has a three-belted garment that he wears atop his waistcoat, in his {{Steampunk}} attire.
* Rabbit, the clockwork robot of Music/SteamPoweredGiraffe, wears at least three visible belts. And as briefly seen in one of their music videos, there's more where those came from.
* All of the members of Music/{{D}} in their video for "Tightrope" wear quite a few useless belts, but Asagi stands out by wearing more than the other four members ''combined''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PgBfrGq7DM#t=00m17s That's a lot of belts.]] (Thirty-six, to be exact.)
* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'': Luka has two belts, both worn at odd angles, as part of her FashionableAsymmetry. Rin, Len, and Miku have purposeless belts hanging off their waists.
* Dirty Sanchez in "F__king on the Dancefloor": "You're wearing too many belts, and I bet they leave welts".
* There's a reason why Mathias 'Warlord' Nygård is known by some Turisas fans as 'Beltlord'.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/TheGreatMuta Keiji Mutoh]] has been known to wear several belts as a suit of armor, one example of which can be found [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/VeoGB5Zdnh0/0.jpg here.]]
* At one point in his career (image on his page), Wrestling/UltimoDragon held the Wrestling/{{N|ew Japan Pro Wrestling}}JPW J-Crown (eight titles), Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Middleweight, WAR Six-Man Tag, and Wrestling/{{WCW}} Cruiserweight belts. He's held (eleven) and actively defended (ten) more belts at once than any other professional wrestler, ever. (and considering the schedule that required, it is quite an accomplishment)
* There's a [[http://divas-knockouts.aforumfree.com/t29757-triple-h-with-all-his-belts popular Photoshop]] with Wrestling/TripleH holding every belt in WWE, as a shot at his inability to stay out of the spotlight.
* Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush got to walk around this way in 2004, actively defending six belts from the USA, Mexico and Germany.
* Wrestling/SarahStock has set of ring gear that has five superfluous belts. Sometimes TagTeam partner [[Wrestling/TaylorWilde Shantelle Taylor]] has a set that ''requires'' five belts to keep up and has two more around her boots just for show. Taylor also has variations that use buttons and such instead of belts.
* Wrestling/SamoaJoe "only" had three, but he was the first wrestler in Wrestling/{{TNA}} to hold more than one title belt at once. He'd go on to be overshadowed by Wrestling/KurtAngle, who not only held a greater number but also took all of Joe's titles.
* Hailey Hatred wore five different Japanese title belts she defended in 2011 while holding a sixth in her hands. The Japanese origin belts fell to four in 2012 but she picked up a USA belt and a joint Japan-Mexico belt in 2012, keeping the number at six.
* Santana Garrett had claimed the titles of at least five vanquished champions before mid 2015, though she was content with wearing "just" four of the belts in her growing collection.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Any and all artwork for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd edition (previous editions had the ChainmailBikini instead).
** Especially the Player's Handbook example Sorcerer, Hennet. [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/ph35_gallery/PHB35_PG51_WEB.jpg His clothing appears to be nothing but leather belts.]]
*** It's mentioned in passing that he likes to be able to change it around; sorcerers tend to be on [[ChaoticGood the]] [[ChaoticNeutral chaotic]] [[ChaoticEvil axis]].
*** Also it can be an optimization trick to have a character that wears several of the magic item called the belt of battle to get extra actions, which avoids the usual magic item restrictions by being a charged item.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Anything Creator/TetsuyaNomura has worked on is likely to invoke this. His work on ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has the most belts, particularly [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Lulu]] who has a skirt composed ''entirely'' of them as you can see in the above picture. The outer dress is lovely and creative by itself, so it didn't really need the belt-dress. In an interview, Nomura explained Lulu's design by saying that he wanted to provide "a challenge" to the character model and CG departments: namely, having to reproduce the exact layer order of every belt worn. [[AuthorAppeal Of course, there's probably more to it than that, but who can really say?]] (Or maybe he really hated someone in the CG dept). Oh, and the animators got around the problem by showing Lulu from the waist-up in most of the CG scenes, and leaving her entirely and inexplicably out of others.
** Meanwhile, ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has some insane belts to go with its [[{{Zipperiffic}} disturbing number of zippers]]. Just as an example, [=DiZ=] wears belts on his ''head''; one as a headband, and one as an eyepatch.
** Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded and parodied]] beautifully in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', another Tetsuya Nomura-designed game. The modern setting of ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' was partially an attempt to satirize the youth culture that generated this in the first place.
** The non-Nomura made [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Image:FFTA-MarcheRitz.jpg Marche Radiuju]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' has what appears to be two belts in perfect orbit around his thighs without actually coming into contact with his pants.
** In an [=EGM=] interview, Nomura stated that even he doesn't know how [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Paine]] keeps all her buckles on.
** [[http://finalfantasyversusxiii.net/finalfantasyxiii/screenshots/famitsu/final-fantasy-xiii-lightning-render.jpg Lightning]] wears a lot of belts as [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/c/c6/FFXIII-Lightning_CG.png accessories]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''.
** Squall, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', deserves special notice. Because while he already had a few excess belts around the time of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', when he was the star, every subsequent game that features him seems to add more. Compare his [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/5/5d/Squall_Sketch.jpg first]] design, to his later re-design in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' as [[http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/File:Leon_%28Art%29_KH.png Leon]], and finally his ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Dissidia_Squall.png update]], which goes back to his original design and ''still'' finds room to throw some more belts on. One can only wonder how many more belts he could get if they do a sequel...
** Nomura's touch is out in force in the characters of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'', who seem to need 6 belt buckles to keep their shirts fashioned. The male uniform takes this a step further, with an actual belt and shoulder strap added.
%%** According to [[http://www.kh2.co.uk/?page=NI/OPM this OPM article]], Nomura has a tendency to dress like this in ''real life''.
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* Haseo from ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//GU]]'' has ''[[http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/DRCEQ2/Dot%20Hack/52belts.jpg 52]]'' belts spread across his body, making him more belt than outfit. Of course, this is the self-created PlayerCharacter in a MMORPG of a standard Japanese teenage male who wanted it to look "cool", so it might be (relatively) [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* [[http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t144/EtnaValentine/Disgaea_Etna.jpg Etna]] from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' is an example. To wit, she has two belts on each boot, one on each arm, and four stitched to her skirt.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' ''loves'' its belts. Sol Badguy alone has at least 20 on his costume, and his rival, Ky Kiske, has around the same number. Also, every playable character except Justice, Anji and Baiken has at least 3 belts with them.
* Ragna The Bloodedge, Sol's SpiritualSuccessor from ''Guilty Gear'''s SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', has at least ten belts.
* [[EvilIsCool Unsurprisingly]], the clothing textures in ''[[VideoGame/CityOfHeroes City of Villains]]'' included many distinct types of belts, zippers and chains at varying degrees of overkill.
* The Hero Rosalyn from ''Okage: Shadow King'' has only two belts... but one is on her ''head''.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Haggar Mike Haggar]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' does not seem to understand that belts go around one's waist. He wear but a single belt, its gigantic, and its slung over his chest like a suspender. He even wears pants to accommodate this.
* Lloyd from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' wears two, although it's justified in that he carries two swords . In a truer example, Kratos wears [[http://media.animegalleries.net/albums/userpics/19874/con_kratos.jpg?=123 six]] (and even more in his [[http://i.imgur.com/8G5Vegx.jpg alternate outfit]]).
** In fact, Kratos' alternate outfit has ''so many'' that it became a fandom in-joke that he has [[WhyDontYouMarryIt a belt fetish]]. Since Kratos' belts in that outfit are quite clearly patterned after a basic Japanese bondage harness, that's probably ''canon''.
** Forcystus's undershirt is pretty much just a mass of belts (or belt-like straps, anyway).
* [[http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/2499/ogsaga.png Folka Albark]] from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact3'' sports a lot of belts, and still does a lot of ass kicking... inside his [[MotionCaptureMecha Kung Fu Mecha]].
** [[MemeticMutation The belts are there to stop his shirt exploding.]]
* The [[ContemptibleCover cover art]] for ''[[http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/fromtheabyss.jpg From The Abyss]]'' has a girl wearing three belts... [[FetishFuel but no pants]].
* Gado from ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' wears three belts in the first game.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Iori Yagami only has one belt...but its placement is what makes it so bizarre. It links together his two pant legs, which would be a concern considering how often he fights. WordOfGod says he does it [[WithMyHandsTied as a personal challenge]].
** After changing outfits for the first time EVER in ''XII'', he now has his legs liberated but wears two belts anyway (a normal one around his waist then a larger one that hangs off his waist).
* The Big Sister in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' wears a suit that possesses no less than [[http://i44.tinypic.com/25ov4ig.png thirteen belts.]]
* Dante from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' is has several belts on his vest and pants. The latter would ''appear'' to be a holster for his guns, but there's only the belts...
** Trish has only one belt, but it does have ''two'' buckles. "Too many buckles"?
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' features characters from all across the Castlevania series. Unfortunately, they've all been given makeovers by [[Manga/DeathNote Takeshi Obata]], who decided that Dracula had two columns of golden nipples down his torso, Death was constructed out of discarded orthopedic braces, and the Belmonts were great big fans of belts. Oddly, the redesigned Alucard wears ''fewer'' belt buckles than he used to have.
* Virginia of ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'' may be wearing [[http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/wildarms3/art-char-04.jpg too many belts]] for a western setting. For that matter, Clive's [[http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/wildarms3/art-char-03.jpg jacket]] pushes overkill with the belts in place nobody would ever want to buckle, and Janus seems to have that problem and also the problem of [[http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/wildarms3/art-char-05.jpg trying to use a belt in place of a holster]].
* Many of the class designs in ''VideoGame/TricksterOnline'', although the [[http://www.mytrickster.net/wiki/index.php/Image:Warrior.jpg Warrior]] and [[http://www.mytrickster.net/wiki/index.php/Image:Thief_Master.jpg Thief Master]] may take the cake.
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'''s lead character Vyse uses belts to hold his sleeves together ([[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as they're detached sleeves). He's also got belts on his cuffs. Combined with the ''necessary'' belt on his waist, that brings him up to five. He also has two belts on his shoes, as does his friend Aika. Aika's evil doppelganger, Anita, has extra belts, one on each shoe and one on her thigh. Interestingly, Vyze's doppelganger Vize has ''less'' belts.
* Hwoarang from Tekken games wears a lot of belts on his trouser legs in the primary outfit.
* As a general rule, quarians in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series are fond of belts.
* Jack from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' uses belts to make a bra. [[http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/92374/Mass-Effect-2/ It looks about as comfortable as it sounds]]. Her unlockable and purchasable alternate outfits gives her slightly more normal clothes.
* The asari from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s multiplayer feature this, with several belts wrapped around their torsos (though ironically they don't have one around their waists) and belt-like straps running up and down their arms and legs.
* From ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Lulu's]] CaptainErsatz, Morrigan, also seems to favor a lower garment made entirely out of belts and leather strips.
** Another example is Duncan, whose leather armor has six different belts, five of them around the waist. Must have been anxious to keep that skirt in place.
** The Architect seems to wear pauldrons made entirely out of belts.
** Hawke's signature armour, the Mantle of the Champion in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' features several belts, buckles and leather strips throughout it's design, particularly the rogue version, which seems to be more belt than anything else.
** The new Grey Warden uniforms introduced in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' features multiple belts and fastenings, with the amount depending on each class' version.
* While the characters in ''VideoGame/SpellForce'' generally don't do this, the woman on the loading screen is wearing several belts on her Stripperiffic battle bikini. Including a belt that could only be holding up ''her bikini bottom''.
* ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse'''s Recit invokes this, wearing several including one as a headband. His character trait does seem to be collecting things though.
* In ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', Starkiller's starting outfit has about five belts, maybe more.
* The Prince from ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' seems to have picked up [[http://www.gogaminggiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/wallpaper_prince_of_persia_warrior_within_10_1600.jpg quite a few belts]] between ''[[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime Sands of Time]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin Warrior Within]]''.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'''s NCR Ranger Combat Armor has five, as well as some bandaging/etc. being used to tie down a medical kit, the leather armor (go figure) having 8 for men, and 3 for women.
* The Dawnguard armor from the ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' DLC appears to use belt straps and buckles to secure every possible connection, and then adds a few more just for good measure.
* The Arena Season 11 Warlock armor in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' features at least 6 belts as the sleeves (3 for each arm).
* One of the "Encrusting" recipes introduced in ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor: Conquest of the Wizardlands'' is "Buckle Up", which involves outfitting a piece of chest or leg armor in excess belts.
-->"All the rage among comely, spiky-haired hero types. Why not cover everything you own in belts?"
* [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/25/Ezreal_OriginalSkin.jpg Ezreal]] and [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/7b/Caitlyn_OriginalSkin.jpg Caitlyn]] from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' fit this trope to a tee. Both of them have a generous number of belts each on their classic skins.
** Characters from Piltover fall into this trope with such consistency it's probably an InUniverse fashion trend. Both Vi and Jinx follow the same pattern. The latter (who wears very little else) even lampshades it.
-->''"I'm wearing lots of belts! ...For no reason at all!"''
* Parodied in VideoGame/CthulhuSavesTheWorld - there is an enemy called Beltman who is seemingly entirely made out of belts.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/raynie_7391.png Raynie]], from ''VideoGame/{{RadiantHistoria}}'' wears a belt on her left thigh, on her waist, on her left arm, one holding her boobs, one strapping a turtle-neck, and lastly... a belt tying her ponytail.
* In ''Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning'' Alyn Shir's outfit consists of a black leather bikini top and about six to ten belts around her midsection and upper left leg.
* Cammy White as she appears in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' has gained a set of pistol holsters over her traditional LeotardOfPower. The outfit itself is based on her appearance in spinoff game ''VideoGame/CannonSpike'' for the Sega UsefulNotes/DreamCast, minus the rollerblades and sub-machine guns.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'' has all of Class VII wear outfits that have quite a number of belts on them. Then ''Cold Steel III'' decided to ramp up the number of belts the cast wear even more.

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* An episode of WebAnimation/DeathBattle featuring [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]] and [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna the Bloodedge]] lampshaded this twice: first in the beginning, and later with Boomstick's theory about the winner.
-->'''Wiz:''' No "anime tough guy" trope is complete unless he has outrageous spiky hair, a sword that's clearly compensating for something...
-->'''Boomstick:''' And belts. Lots and lots of belts.

-->'''Boomstick:'''(about the winner) [[spoiler:Likely due to the fact that while Ragna had four belts, Sol had '''eighteen'''.]]

* Lampshaded [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_549.php here]] in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''. "When you have to take off seventeen belts to tinkle..."
* [[http://chugworth.com/archive/?strip_id=286 This MMRPG character]] in Chugworth Academy.
* Parodied in [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20020228.html this]] ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' strip.
* Favored by [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-12-08 Diane and her posse]] in Webcomic/ElGoonishShive.
* [[http://samandfuzzy.com/464 This]] outfit of Candice's from ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy''.
* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081119 Von Pinn]] from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040503 She teaches restraint.]]
* Naal'suul Val'Beldrobbaen of Webcomic/{{Drowtales}} likes belts. They help her feel secure against inner demons, and ends up as a complete demon under the belts and close enough to normal above it... so it's not just a good luck charm thingy...
* [[FourStarBadass Balthazar]] from ''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth'' wears four belts, plus a BadassBandolier for his sword.
* In ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'', Tanna's [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/459 concept art]] has two functional belts and three decorative ones, along with numerous other buckles on her boots.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', where CK ended up with an unwanted, [[Creator/RobLiefeld Liefeldian]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/08/15/nin-wahs-agenda/ makeover]] that included, among other things, ''two'' {{Utility Belts}} in addition to a shoulder strap.
* Parodied with Square Enix from ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'', who wears a large amount of belts, including one on his head, and on his {{BFS}}.
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'':
** The latest fashion in the comic's version of Norway is to wear two crossed waist belts. Sigrun, the Norwegian member of the cast, has this as her personal touch to the NonUniformUniform.
** Emil, as the crew's DemolitionsExpert, always carries a bandolier bearing explosive charges on the field.

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* In early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Henchman 21 refused to wear his utility belt because it made him "look fat." After [[spoiler: the death of Henchman 24]], even his ''boots'' have their own utility belts.

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[[folder:Truth In Television]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanker_boot Tanker Boots]]. Good idea for tankers, bad idea for infantrymen.
* Historical sword belts and scabbards can often have multiple straps, loops and buckles for comfortable, efficient and non-obtrusive carry. The simplest functional western sword frogs and belts have at least three straps. A belt for more than one weapon would have at least five. Unfortunately, most modern artists and costumers have no idea what the belts are for, and it becomes belt city.
* Gun belts, particularly the sort seen in media set in TheWildWest, are a justified example: Holding a heavy revolver, a couple of dozen spare rounds ''and'' your trousers in place is a bit much for one belt to handle. Also, a revolver holster sat low on the hip, and a belt couldn't hang low enough to hold it and still be high enough to hold your pants up.
** Peace officers routinely wear two belts: one to hold their pants up, plus a much heavier duty belt carrying their equipment and pistol. The two are typically fastened together with snap-loops.
** Officers of the United States Marine Corps. are authorized to wear a Sam Browne belt (with included shoulder strap) to carry their sword for ceremonial use.
* Some belts are specifically made to look as if they are two or three separate belts--or possibly even to ''be'' worn two at a time, due to being so thin. Also related: Wearing a necktie through your belt loops. That's ''obviously'' just for show.
* The [[http://www.newrockboots.com/index.php/collections/metallic-power.html Metallic Power]] line of New Rock shoes definitely evokes this trope for most of the boots.
* A kidney belt is a very, very thick belt worn to protect ones internal organs. Some models come with 3 smaller belts to properly fasten it.
* Typical infantry battledress uniform includes at least one UtilityBelt around the waist and a set of webbing straps across the chest, containing enough pouches to keep Rob Liefeld happy. Unlike most of his characters, however, said pouches actually serve a purpose.
** A common complaint amongst infantrymen before current MOLLE-loop body armor came into common use was the overabundance of straps, loops and belts. It wouldn't have been highly unusual for a late 20th century light infantryman to be wearing 3-4 belts around his waist with several sets of shoulder/chest straps.
** Some individual military personnel can get a bit carried away if allowed to bring privately-purchased gear along, as parodied [[http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/photos/uncategorized/2008/03/06/geardo.jpg here]]
* [[SarcasmMode Famous auteur director]] Creator/TommyWiseau, director of TheRoom is known to wear more than one belt (occasionally asking fans to count them at midnight showings). In Greg Sestero's book he says that Wiseau does it because 'it feels good' and 'keeps his ass up.'
* The Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony are often associated with buckled ''hats'', but that image actually arose in nineteenth-century depictions. The historical equivalent of that stereotypical hat is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capotain capotain]] that English people actually wore around that time. It didn't have the iconic buckle, but it was indeed associated with Puritans as well as separatist offshoot groups like the Pilgrims.
* Occasionally seen in certain Music/AlternativeRock subgenres such as Music/{{Industrial}} as a fashion statement with multiple belts worn looped around the chest.
* Lest you believe Japan's obsession with belts is a modern invention ([[OlderThanTheyThink it isn't]]), take a look at the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obi_(sash) obi]]'' which dates back centuries. The highly visible GiantWaistRibbon that is the ''obi'' proper doesn't do a whole lot for actually keeping your kimono closed; it's just very pretty. The job of actually keeping you covered belongs to the ''datejime'', one or more belts worn under the obi (since they're not seen, even a Western-style belt can be used for this). Since ''kimono'' are worn in layers, and you need at least one ''datejime'' per layer, you're probably wearing multiple unseen belts. Then there's the ''obiage'', a little belt which peeks out the top of the ''obi'' and holds its bow up. Then there's the ''obijime'', an even smaller belt (sometimes nothing more than a thin cord) that helps hold the knot in place and is decorative. The ''obi'' system is basically a belt with belts that hides other belts.