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* This trope was played straight in the campy 1940 science fiction satire ''[[Film/TheInvisibleWoman1940 The Invisible Woman]]'', as the title heroine, while able to turn invisible, was naked when she did so as her clothes could not turn invisible along with her, making many audiences at the time regard the film as slightly risqué.

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* This trope was played straight in the campy 1940 science fiction satire ''[[Film/TheInvisibleWoman1940 The ''Film/{{The Invisible Woman]]'', Woman|1940}}'', as the title heroine, while able to turn invisible, was naked when she did so as her clothes could not turn invisible along with her, making many audiences at the time regard the film as slightly risqué.



* ''The Man Who Wasn't There'', a 1983 film, did this as well. More [[{{Fanservice}} the female character]] than the male character, mind you.
* Ditto from 1983, ''[[Film/TheInvisibleWoman1983 The Invisible Woman]]''. In a SpecialEffectFailure, you can tell that Alexa Hamilton is clothed after she gets CoveredInMud.

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* ''The Man Who Wasn't There'', a 1983 film, ''Film/TheManWhoWasntThere1983'' did this as well. More [[{{Fanservice}} the female character]] than the male character, mind you.
* Ditto from 1983, ''[[Film/TheInvisibleWoman1983 The ''Film/{{The Invisible Woman]]''.Woman|1983}}''. In a SpecialEffectFailure, you can tell that Alexa Hamilton is clothed after she gets CoveredInMud.



* A Japanese film whose title translates to ''Oh! Invisible Man! Invisible Girl Appeared!?'' concerns a man and his teenage daughter who become invisible after ingesting pills made from salmon roe.

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* A Japanese film whose title translates to ''Oh! Invisible Man! Man: Invisible Girl Appeared!?'' concerns a man and his teenage daughter who become invisible after ingesting pills made from salmon roe.



* In Natalie Whipple's ''Transparent'', the heroine, Fiona [=McClean=], was born invisible, and dropped on her head the moment she was born because the doctor couldn't see her. Her bodily fluids are invisible, and is capable of making other things invisible, so food turns invisible as she chews it, and makeup and sunscreen only stay on her skin for a short time before getting absorbed by her skin/sweat. Her clothing is not invisible, so she takes off her clothes if she needs to hide.

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* In Natalie Whipple's ''Transparent'', the heroine, Fiona [=McClean=], was born invisible, and dropped on her head the moment she was born because the doctor couldn't see her. Her bodily fluids are invisible, and she is capable of making other things invisible, so food turns invisible as she chews it, and makeup and sunscreen only stay on her skin for a short time before getting absorbed by her skin/sweat. Her clothing is not invisible, so she takes off her clothes if she needs to hide.



* In the ''Series/WickedScience'' episode "Catch Me If You Can", Elizabeth invents an invisibility gel that doesn't work on clothes, so she walks around school in the nude to spy on Toby's date with Nikky for much of the boy's embarassement when he realizes it. As the episode ends, however, she is [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside locked outside the shop where she put her clothes]] and the rain makes her visible again, leaving her totally exposed.

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* In the ''Series/WickedScience'' episode "Catch Me If if You Can", Elizabeth invents an invisibility gel that doesn't work on clothes, so she walks around school in the nude to spy on Toby's date with Nikky for much of the boy's embarassement embarrassment when he realizes it. As the episode ends, however, she is [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside locked outside the shop where she put her clothes]] and the rain makes her visible again, leaving her totally exposed.



* In ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'', [[spoiler: Hannah]] suggests doing this in the monster world since she's an invisible woman. The others shoot it down.

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* In ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'', [[spoiler: Hannah]] [[spoiler:Hannah]] suggests doing this in the monster world since she's an invisible woman. The others shoot it down.



* Even ''Princess Peach'' gets in on this one. In ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door]]'', she has to sneak into the X-Naut leader's office by using an invisibility potion. Of course, she doesn't realize until it's too late that her clothing won't be affected. She does remember to dress back up before she drinks the potion that will make her visible again; it ''is'' an E-rated game, after all.

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* Even ''Princess Peach'' gets in on this one. In ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door]]'', ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', she has to sneak into the X-Naut leader's office by using an invisibility potion. Of course, she doesn't realize until it's too late that her clothing won't be affected. She does remember to dress back up before she drinks the potion that will make her visible again; it ''is'' an E-rated game, after all.



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* ''[[http://wat.midco.net/jvipond/fanwork/mmi00.html Mr. & Mrs. Invisible]]'' is an ongoing sci-fi/comedy story about a couple who become invisible after they drink an exotic herbal tea.

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* ''[[http://wat.midco.net/jvipond/fanwork/mmi00.''[[http://vipondweb.byethost3.com/fanwork/mmi00.html Mr. & Mrs. Invisible]]'' is an ongoing sci-fi/comedy story about a couple who become invisible after they drink an exotic herbal tea.


* The titular Akira from ''Anime/ToumeiShounenTanteiAkira'' is invisible under his clothes, and strips them off to use his power. Said clothes also seem to include a mask.

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* The titular Akira from ''Anime/ToumeiShounenTanteiAkira'' is can turn invisible under his clothes, clothes and strips them off to use his power. Said The clothes also seem to include a mask.

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* The titular Akira from ''Anime/ToumeiShounenTanteiAkira'' is invisible under his clothes, and strips them off to use his power. Said clothes also seem to include a mask.


* No less a sex symbol than ''Webcomic/TheEasyBreather'' [[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/d/20080623.html plays it straight]]. The trope is revisited in the chapter "[[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/d/20100111.html Invisible Again]]" and in "[[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/d/20111102.html Memoirs of an Invisible Woman]]".

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* %%* No less a sex symbol than ''Webcomic/TheEasyBreather'' [[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/d/20080623.html plays it straight]]. The trope is revisited in the chapter "[[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/d/20100111.html Invisible Again]]" and in "[[http://easybreather.comicgenesis.com/d/20111102.html Memoirs of an Invisible Woman]]".


* This trope was played straight in the campy 1940 science fiction satire ''The Invisible Woman'', as the title heroine, while able to turn invisible, was naked when she did so as her clothes could not turn invisible along with her, making many audiences at the time regard the film as slightly risqué.

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* This trope was played straight in the campy 1940 science fiction satire ''The ''[[Film/TheInvisibleWoman1940 The Invisible Woman'', Woman]]'', as the title heroine, while able to turn invisible, was naked when she did so as her clothes could not turn invisible along with her, making many audiences at the time regard the film as slightly risqué.



* Ditto from 1983, ''The Invisible Woman''. In a SpecialEffectFailure, you can tell that Alexa Hamilton is clothed after she gets CoveredInMud.

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* Ditto from 1983, ''The ''[[Film/TheInvisibleWoman1983 The Invisible Woman''.Woman]]''. In a SpecialEffectFailure, you can tell that Alexa Hamilton is clothed after she gets CoveredInMud.

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* In ''Fanfic/TowardABrightFuture'', Class 1-A teaching assistant Y/N averts this for the above-mentioned [[Manga/MyHeroAcademia Hagakure Toru]], as she figures that if the support department can make a [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper super-suit]] that works with an IntangibleMan like Togata Mirio, they can make one that works for an invisible girl. They eventually succeed and come up with some armor for her so she doesn't have to walk around a battlefield unprotected.


* ''WesternAnimation/SkinnerBoys'': In "The Curse of Invisibility" the magical artifact the kids find is a bracelet that allows the user to turn invisible, insert ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings" joke here. Except the person who uses it has to be naked to be at their most effective. Did they mention that this person is a [[{{Squick}} child]]?

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* ''WesternAnimation/SkinnerBoys'': ''Skinner Boys'': In "The Curse of Invisibility" the magical artifact the kids find is a bracelet that allows the user to turn invisible, insert ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings" joke here. Except the person who uses it has to be naked to be at their most effective. Did they mention that this person is a [[{{Squick}} child]]?


* DoubleSubverted in one of R.L. Stine's ''Literature/GhostsOfFearStreet'' books (''Go to Your Tomb—Right Now!'') Magic allows two friends to turn invisible for twelve hours; it causes whatever clothes they put on to turn invisible with them, then suddenly turn visible when they undress. Unfortunately, the two decide to take advantage of a closed community pool by going swimming in their underwear. When two of the people who run the pool show up, the friends can't find a way to escape unnoticed--and of course, ''that's'' when their 12 hours expire.

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* DoubleSubverted in one of R.L. Stine's ''Literature/GhostsOfFearStreet'' Creator/RLStine's ''Ghosts of Literature/FearStreet'' books (''Go to Your Tomb—Right Now!'') Magic allows two friends to turn invisible for twelve hours; it causes whatever clothes they put on to turn invisible with them, then suddenly turn visible when they undress. Unfortunately, the two decide to take advantage of a closed sneak into the community pool by going when it's closed and go swimming in their underwear. When two of the people who run the pool show up, the friends can't find a way to escape unnoticed--and of course, ''that's'' when their 12 hours expire.times expires.



* Averted/Lampshaded in the fifth book in the ''Literature/FlatStanley'' series, ''Invisible Stanley'', where Stanley's clothes explicitly disappear when he puts them on and reappear as soon as he takes them off. His family tries handing him a balloon, and the string disappears when he touches it, but not the balloon itself. (He touches various other things without them turning invisible, though.)

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* Averted/Lampshaded in the fifth book in the ''Literature/FlatStanley'' series, ''Invisible Stanley'', Stanley,'' where Stanley's clothes explicitly disappear when he puts them on and reappear as soon as he takes them off. His family tries handing him a balloon, and the string disappears when he touches it, but not the balloon itself. (He touches various other things without them turning invisible, though.)


* ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' had a type of camouflage--essentially invisible spandex--that couldn't be worn over anything and was ultra-skin tight. Once the anime series went more mainstream, the camo became "invisible clothing" as it had been in the manga.

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* ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'' had a type of camouflage--essentially invisible spandex--that couldn't be worn over anything and was ultra-skin tight. Once the anime series went more mainstream, the camo became "invisible clothing" as it had been in the manga. Note that this typically only applied to [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl The Major]], while male characters using the camo were able to wear less-revealing outfits.

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* In ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'', [[spoiler: Hannah]] suggests doing this in the monster world since she's an invisible woman. The others shoot it down.
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* One of the stories in ''[[Fanfic/HalloweenUnspectacular Do the Gasmask Shuffle]]''–about a potion-based game of RussianRoulette–has Sheen gain this type of invisibility. His friends immediately dissuade him from taking his clothes off, but he ends up doing it at the end of the story.


* ''WesternAnimation/SkinnerBoys'': In "The Curse of Invisibility" the magical artifact the kids find is a bracelet that allows the user to turn invisible, insert ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings" joke here. Except the person who uses it has to be naked to be at their most effective. Did they mention that this person is a [[{{Squick}} child]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SkinnerBoys'': In "The Curse of Invisibility" the magical artifact the kids find is a bracelet that allows the user to turn invisible, insert ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings" joke here. Except the person who uses it has to be naked to be at their most effective. Did they mention that this person is a [[{{Squick}} child]].child]]?

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* ''WesternAnimation/SkinnerBoys'': In "The Curse of Invisibility" the magical artifact the kids find is a bracelet that allows the user to turn invisible, insert ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings" joke here. Except the person who uses it has to be naked to be at their most effective. Did they mention that this person is a [[{{Squick}} child]].


* Averted/Lampshaded in ''Literature/InvisibleStanley'', where Stanley's clothes explicitly disappear when he puts them on and reappear as soon as he takes them off. His family tries handing him a balloon, and the string disappears when he touches it, but not the balloon itself. (He touches various other things without them turning invisible, though.)

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* Averted/Lampshaded in ''Literature/InvisibleStanley'', the fifth book in the ''Literature/FlatStanley'' series, ''Invisible Stanley'', where Stanley's clothes explicitly disappear when he puts them on and reappear as soon as he takes them off. His family tries handing him a balloon, and the string disappears when he touches it, but not the balloon itself. (He touches various other things without them turning invisible, though.)

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