Suggestion: Barely There Swimwear

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1 DRCEQ15th Jun 2013 03:12:58 PM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
So, I'm just going to be blunt and go directly with the most extreme example I can think of... which happens to be from Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball.

The Venus Microkini.

Allow me to explain: This series of games is designed purely for fanservice, and these Microkinis amount to nothing more than dental floss and strategically placed gemstones. The girls themselves have relationship values with each other, and won't wear a type of swimsuit unless their relationship is high enough that they feel comfortable wearing it. This gives justification to earning the reward to see the final result.

TV Tropes could show you what the girl looks like wearing this thing, but we don't want Google breathing down our neck again... again.

The caption speaks for itself. However, if you do want to see what the girls look like in it, there's plenty of screenshots on the internet. For example:

[1] [2] [3]

Looking through the Anime & Manga section, I googled up this for the Rosario + Vampire example listed, though it'd be hard to edit that one together into a good image.

edited 15th Jun '13 3:13:48 PM by DRCEQ

Since this is, "A swimsuit noted in-universe for its extreme brevity," I think we would need to see someone looking at the person with surprise like the last panel of R&V.
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While the suit is an example, we clearly don't need an image of the character wearing it. Maybe holding it up on a clothing hanger with a bemused expression on their face, but we don't want to leave the door open for a fanservice war.
4 DRCEQ15th Jun 2013 06:52:50 PM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Well, there is this picture from the A Certain Magical Index examples.

The Cross-Popping Veins show her reaction to how little the bikini covers her, as well as the haughty laughter her friend is giving.

edited 15th Jun '13 6:53:19 PM by DRCEQ

5 Larkmarn15th Jun 2013 07:48:26 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
OP's suggestion seems perfect. Not fanservice-y, but clearly gets it across.
6 AnotherDuck16th Jun 2013 12:21:14 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
The line "it must be reacted to as such within the story" makes me wonder whether the DoA one really is an example. At the very least, the image doesn't illustrate it.
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That is just an example of a small bikini. The trope is In-Universe Only.

edited 16th Jun '13 1:08:09 AM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
How about a compromise? It should be possible to use a montage of the suggested image along with someone looking toward that image with eyes popping.

That way, we avoid being overly fan-service-y but also illustrate the trope by showing the reaction.
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9 SeptimusHeap16th Jun 2013 01:33:53 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I personally would vote in favour of the suggested image if it were already on the page, for fun factor (a bikini hanging in the air?) only.
10 DRCEQ16th Jun 2013 08:38:29 AM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
11 Spark916th Jun 2013 01:31:00 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
I'm fine with showing this image, it gets the point across without being NSFW.

Special trousers. Very heroic.
12 Madrugada16th Jun 2013 01:35:57 PM , Relationship Status: In season
I like that image just fine.

And "extremely brief or skimpy and acknowledged as such within the work" doesn't mean that the acknowledgment has to be in the form of eye-popping surprise from another character.
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13 SeptimusHeap20th Jun 2013 05:18:32 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A few more votes and we can run with the OP suggestion.
14 nitrokitty20th Jun 2013 09:52:21 AM , Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Maybe not by the other characters, but I'm pretty sure it's meant in universe to be this trope. Good enough for me.
15 Rethkir20th Jun 2013 10:31:46 AM from the gap between dimensions
[tup] For the suggestion.
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16 SeptimusHeap20th Jun 2013 10:37:45 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
It's up, potholed and tagged. Caption?
"You can barely see anything now, but you'd see everything if she wore it."

edited 20th Jun '13 11:21:29 AM by KingZeal

18 Nohbody20th Jun 2013 11:21:56 AM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
^ I like that one much better than the one suggested in the OP, personally.
19 DRCEQ20th Jun 2013 11:30:53 AM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
[up] No objections by me either. For some reason, The Google Incident and The Second Google Incident came to mind. Doesn't matter to me what the caption says though.
20 Noaqiyeum20th Jun 2013 03:03:12 PM from the October Country , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Needs more tassels.

Taking the 'costume' out of Costume Porn.
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I think 17 is witty. [tup]
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22 Willbyr22nd Jun 2013 06:53:37 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
"Redefining 'string bikini'."
[tup] for 17 as caption for wittiness.
24 DRCEQ23rd Jun 2013 01:53:34 AM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
[tup] 17
25 SeptimusHeap23rd Jun 2013 02:06:38 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I support 17 too, and since I am the seventh vote, it's now up and the tag's adjusted. Requesting lock.
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