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* ''Fanfic/SOE2AmazingAmazon'' explains ComicBook/WonderWoman's classic LeotardOfPower (even if it's a ceremonial armor) as Hepaestus [[AllMenArePerverts having been very lonely]] when he designed it. [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Rei Ayanami]] is more puzzled about why [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead the suit has the colors of the flag of the United States]] when she's a Japanese girl (answer: Hepaestus was awed by the Americans' advancements during UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace).


* Music/{{Lit}}: Miserable [[BestKnownForTheFanservice famously]] features Pamela Anderson as a [[GiantWoman giantess]] version of her Series/{{V.I.P.}} character Val lounging around in a small, white bikini and strappy platform pumps while the band members hike all over her scantily-clad body.

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* Music/{{Lit}}: Miserable [[BestKnownForTheFanservice famously]] features Pamela Anderson as a [[GiantWoman giantess]] version of her Series/{{V.I.P.}} Series/{{VIP}} character Val lounging around in a small, white bikini and strappy platform pumps while the band members hike all over her scantily-clad body.

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* Music/{{Lit}}: Miserable [[BestKnownForTheFanservice famously]] features Pamela Anderson as a [[GiantWoman giantess]] version of her Series/{{V.I.P.}} character Val lounging around in a small, white bikini and strappy platform pumps while the band members hike all over her scantily-clad body.


* Dagger of ''Webcomic/{{Everblue}}'' is a well-known mercenary who goes wears nothing but a bikini top, a skirt, a pair of shin guards with attached sheaths for her knives, and bare feet. One could argue that wearing an outfit like that would probably make you well-known no matter what your job is.

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* Dagger of ''Webcomic/{{Everblue}}'' is a well-known mercenary bounty hunter who goes wears nothing but around in a bikini top, a skirt, a pair of shin guards with attached sheaths for her knives, and bare feet. One could argue that wearing an outfit like that would probably make you well-known no matter what your job is.


* ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise was very fond of remaining only in her BlackBraAndPanties for fights.

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* ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise In ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'', the titular character was very fond of remaining only in her BlackBraAndPanties for fights.



* Applies to just about every Mary Sue depicted in fan art. Regardless of occupation, circumstances, whether or not she's part of an organization that requires a uniform or whether or not such attire even exists in a particular fandom, Mary Sue will be wearing something stripperiffic -- and usually Hot Topic {{Goth}}--due to AuthorAppeal.



* In ''FanFic/DesperatelySeekingRanma'', Aiko's group of {{MagicalGirl}}s never have a detailed description of the uniforms. The descriptions are more along the line "remarkably immodest outfit that a professional stripper might be embarrassed to be seen in public wearing".

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* In ''FanFic/DesperatelySeekingRanma'', ''Fanfic/DesperatelySeekingRanma'', Aiko's group of {{MagicalGirl}}s never have a detailed description of the uniforms. The descriptions are more along the line "remarkably immodest outfit that a professional stripper might be embarrassed to be seen in public wearing".



* ''Fanfic/BloodThatFlows'': In her first appearance, the human form of Earth Lord Rangort is described as a dark skinned, light haired, top heavy female wearing a bikini-like outfit.
* ''Fanfic/ShadowsAwakening'': When describing the Queen's dress, the story notes that it's too revealing for a prepubescent girl. The Queen herself doesn't seem to find a problem with it.
* In ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} recognizes an older [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Shadow Lass]] because of her black, barely-covers-anything-at-all, bikini-like black suit.
* Rainstorm and the entire Viera race from ''Fanfic/OffTheLine'' dress like this. Rainstorm's apparel can be generously called well-placed pieces of cloth and/or jewelry.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Stitches}}'', Assassin's outfit consists of a black leather waistcoat that's held closed in front by two belts (and apparently backless), thigh-high black leather boots, minimalist black panties, forearm/hand wrappings, one black glove, and leg guards on the outsides of her thighs and covering her hips.
* In ''Fanfic/KaraOfRokyn'', female wrestlers like Kara and Jasmine wear skimpy, skintight bodysuits which are definitely appreciated by their male followers.
* Invoked in ''Fanfic/TheLastWar'' when the designer dress Harry bought Ginny is described as "incredibly stripperiffic".



* Alicia Silverstone as "Batgirl" in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. The male costumes were somehow ''more'' gratuitous.

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* Alicia Silverstone as "Batgirl" "ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}" in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. The male costumes were somehow ''more'' gratuitous.


* [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] costumes for young adults, and young women in particular, have increasingly taken on these characteristics since the TurnOfTheMillennium, to the point where some critics (and/or fans) of the practice have come to satirically dub the holiday "Slutoween".

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* [[AllHallowsEve [[UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve Halloween]] costumes for young adults, and young women in particular, have increasingly taken on these characteristics since the TurnOfTheMillennium, to the point where some critics (and/or fans) of the practice have come to satirically dub the holiday "Slutoween".

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* Jenny’s outfit from WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot is a very short tube top, and miniskirt, and boots. Very skimpy for a teenage girl...


** Averted with both Disney/{{Mulan}} and [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]] (the only non-Caucasian heroines that do not wear revealing outfits), as well as a majority of the Caucasian heroines, however.

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** Averted with both Disney/{{Mulan}} and [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]] (the only non-Caucasian heroines that do not wear revealing outfits), as well as a majority of the Caucasian other Disney heroines, however.


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Clothing for characters will often be impractically sexy for its chosen application. Especially common in fantastic or exotic settings, where wardrobe rules are made up on the spot.

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Clothing for characters will often be impractically sexy for its their chosen application. Especially common in fantastic or exotic settings, where wardrobe rules are made up on the spot.



Stripperiffic outfits on female characters--at least, young and attractive ones--are common in any genre where straight young men represent, or are assumed to represent, the core of the audience. This can be self-fulfilling, as sexually exploitative wardrobe choices can be a turn-off to potential female fans.

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Stripperiffic outfits on female characters--at characters -- at least, young and attractive ones--are ones -- are common in any genre where straight young men represent, represent or are assumed to represent, the core of the audience. This can be self-fulfilling, as sexually exploitative wardrobe choices can be a turn-off to potential female fans.



Compare TheissTitillationTheory and GoGoEnslavement. For its Male counterpart see EatingTheEyeCandy, HotMenAtWork and WalkingShirtlessScene.

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Compare TheissTitillationTheory and GoGoEnslavement. For its Male counterpart see EatingTheEyeCandy, HotMenAtWork HotMenAtWork, and WalkingShirtlessScene.



* Applies to just about every Mary Sue depicted in fan art. Regardless of occupation, circumstances, whether or not she's part of an organization that requires a uniform or whether or not such attire even exists in a particular fandom, Mary Sue will be wearing something stripperiffic--and usually Hot Topic {{Goth}}--due to AuthorAppeal.

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* Applies to just about every Mary Sue depicted in fan art. Regardless of occupation, circumstances, whether or not she's part of an organization that requires a uniform or whether or not such attire even exists in a particular fandom, Mary Sue will be wearing something stripperiffic--and stripperiffic -- and usually Hot Topic {{Goth}}--due to AuthorAppeal.



* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'':Both of Asuka's superhero outfits are very tight and very revealing. PlayedForLaughs in an {{omake}} where she has a CatapultNightmare concerning wearing a Supergirl outfit that can only be described as a very tiny bikini (ItMakesSenseInContext).
* Despite its setting, most {{OriginalCharacter}}s in ''Roleplay/DCNation'' opt for sensible over stripper. Amelia Zukov is a {{justified|Trope}} exception - she's a descendant of the succubus [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} Chantelle]]. Another, heavily {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, exception is Star Sapphire Terry Berg (a gay man), who has given the Sapphires the nickname "Clothing Optional Corps."

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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'':Both ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Both of Asuka's superhero outfits are very tight and very revealing. PlayedForLaughs in an {{omake}} where she has a CatapultNightmare concerning wearing a Supergirl outfit that can only be described as a very tiny bikini (ItMakesSenseInContext).
* Despite its setting, most {{OriginalCharacter}}s in ''Roleplay/DCNation'' opt for sensible over stripper. Amelia Zukov is a {{justified|Trope}} exception - she's a descendant of the succubus [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} Chantelle]]. Another, heavily {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, {{lampshade|Hanging}}d exception is Star Sapphire Terry Berg (a gay man), who has given the Sapphires the nickname "Clothing Optional Corps."



* A more subtle example in ''Film/BeyondReAnimator'' are the outfits Laura Olney and Nurse Vanessa wear. While they would be only moderately sexy in normal circumstances, both characters wear the outfits while visiting/working at a ''high-security mens' prison.'' Generally, women are not allowed into a prison if they are wearing an outfit that is even slightly provocative, because it is feared that it might give the inmates increased motivation to assault them.

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* A more subtle example in ''Film/BeyondReAnimator'' are the outfits Laura Olney and Nurse Vanessa wear. While they would be only moderately sexy in normal circumstances, both characters wear the outfits while visiting/working at a ''high-security mens' men's prison.'' Generally, women are not allowed into a prison if they are wearing an outfit that is even slightly provocative, because it is feared that it might give the inmates increased motivation to assault them.



* Played with in the sense of all the heroines' costumes in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' once the dream sequences start, Not to an over the top semi naked extent but not too covered. As it's a fantasy thought up by Baby Doll, it just ties into the RuleOfCool for the action scenes. Justified for the skimpy costumes in the brothel world because...well it's a brothel. Whenever the girls aren't performing, their clothes are quite modest.

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* Played with in the sense of all the heroines' costumes in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' once the dream sequences start, Not to an over the top semi naked semi-naked extent but not too covered. As it's a fantasy thought up by Baby Doll, it just ties into the RuleOfCool for the action scenes. Justified for the skimpy costumes in the brothel world because...well it's a brothel. Whenever the girls aren't performing, their clothes are quite modest.



* Outright mocked by Literature/BabylonSteel, the FirstPersonSmartass protagonist of the books of same name. For reference, Babylon is the madam of a high-class brothel and a sometime sellsword.

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* Outright mocked by Literature/BabylonSteel, the FirstPersonSmartass protagonist of the books of the same name. For reference, Babylon is the madam of a high-class brothel and a sometime sellsword.



* On ''{{Series/Community}}'''s CowboyEpisode [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs "A Fistful of Paintballs"]] [[TookALevelInBadass Annie]] spends the game clad in an attire distinctly unsuitable for playing (a surprise game of) paintball. She was originally wearing a skirt and corset ensemble, but was forced to ditch the skirt when the game started. Lampshaded:

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* On ''{{Series/Community}}'''s CowboyEpisode [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs "A Fistful of Paintballs"]] [[TookALevelInBadass Annie]] spends the game clad in an attire distinctly unsuitable for playing (a surprise game of) paintball. She was originally wearing a skirt and corset ensemble, ensemble but was forced to ditch the skirt when the game started. Lampshaded:



* ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'''s Karone wears leather trousers and a leather corset-style top, with her midriff bared. In the same series Maya wears what equates to a yellow bikini-style top half and a short skirt.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'''s Karone wears leather trousers and a leather corset-style top, with her midriff bared. In the same series series, Maya wears what equates to a yellow bikini-style top half and a short skirt.



** It also created some serious problems. Seven didn't raise her voice or speak more than required because Creator/JeriRyan couldn't breath properly in the suits. It also meant she was seriously restricted in her ability to do things like walking quickly.

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** It also created some serious problems. Seven didn't raise her voice or speak more than required because Creator/JeriRyan couldn't breath breathe properly in the suits. It also meant she was seriously restricted in her ability to do things like walking quickly.



** Justified with [[ClassyCatBurglar Gwen Raiden]] in "Ground State", who CantHaveSexEver because she electrocutes anyone she touches, so MaleGaze is the only sexual attention she can get. As her client points out however, a professional thief should avoid attention, not encourage it.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'''s Abby Sciuto, PerkyGoth and resident HotScientist, wears shorter skirts than everyone else in the cast and ''really'' strange outfits. When Jenny Shepard takes over as director, she hands her a copy of the dress code. When a clearly very unhappy Abby then totters into work in a suit, Gibbs tears up the dress code in front of her -- because he's not having an unhappy Goth as his lab tech.

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** Justified with [[ClassyCatBurglar Gwen Raiden]] in "Ground State", who CantHaveSexEver because she electrocutes anyone she touches, so MaleGaze is the only sexual attention she can get. As her client points out out, however, a professional thief should avoid attention, not encourage it.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'''s Abby Sciuto, PerkyGoth and resident HotScientist, HotScientist Abby Sciuto wears shorter skirts than everyone else in the cast and ''really'' strange outfits. When Jenny Shepard takes over as director, she hands her a copy of the dress code. When a clearly very unhappy Abby then totters into work in a suit, Gibbs tears up the dress code in front of her -- because he's not having an unhappy Goth as his lab tech.



*** On the other hand, they never pretended that the stuff was very good armor. In one of the early episodes she was shot with an arrow, punching right through the leather, and came close to death. It also failed to do anything against that giant log.
** ArmorIsUseless in this setting anyway. Most of the best fighters don't bother with it at all; Hercules and Iolaus over on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' were generally showing more skin than Xena's outfit does. Iolaus in particular doesn't seem to own a shirt.
* ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'''s famous miniskirts may well have been a "symbol of Sixties liberation", but it's worth noting that spacewomen in 1950's TV sci-fi also had short skirts (e.g. Carol Carlisle in ''Series/SpacePatrolUS'', and Vena Ray in ''Series/RockyJonesSpaceRanger'').

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*** On the other hand, they never pretended that the stuff was very good armor. In one of the early episodes episodes, she was shot with an arrow, punching right through the leather, and came close to death. It also failed to do anything against that giant log.
** ArmorIsUseless in this setting anyway. Most of the best fighters don't bother with it at all; Hercules and Iolaus over on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' were generally showing more skin than Xena's outfit does. Iolaus Iolaus, in particular particular, doesn't seem to own a shirt.
* ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'''s famous miniskirts may well have been a "symbol of Sixties liberation", but it's worth noting that spacewomen in 1950's 1950s TV sci-fi also had short skirts (e.g. Carol Carlisle in ''Series/SpacePatrolUS'', and Vena Ray in ''Series/RockyJonesSpaceRanger'').



* Many outfits on both ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and it sister show ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'', especially the women's costumes although there are many [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]] from the men to compensate.
* ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'' plays with this rather hypocritically. When trying on costumes in the first episode they bring her out in a crop-top and booty shorts which she rejects but the costume she settles on consists of a tight top, a DangerouslyShortSkirt and hooker boots. The latter two combine for a Grade B ZettaiRyouiki.

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* Many outfits on both ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and it its sister show ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'', especially the women's costumes although there are many [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]] from the men to compensate.
* ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'' plays with this rather hypocritically. When trying on costumes in the first episode they bring her out in a crop-top and booty shorts which she rejects but the costume she settles on consists of a tight top, a DangerouslyShortSkirt DangerouslyShortSkirt, and hooker boots. The latter two combine for a Grade B ZettaiRyouiki.



* ''[[Series/WonderWoman1975 Wonder Woman]]'': To Wonder Woman, she wears an indestructible ambassadorial outfit that demonstrates her allegiance to freedom and democracy, a razor sharp boomerang, a belt of strength, bullet deflecting bracelets symbolizing her heritage, and the magic lasso of truth. To the rest of the world, she's a stunningly gorgeous woman in a strapless bathing suit, tiara, and bracelets.
* Most of the wrestlers for the Wrestling/{{TNA}} editions of ''Family Feud'' at least wore a t shirt even if the sleeves were cut of. Wrestling/JayLethal just wore a tiny set of trunks/speedos and a sleeveless robe with nothing to fasten the two sides of it together. It essentially covered nothing but his back and shoulders. While this would be par for the course on a pro wrestling show, it was actually commented on since the game show bills itself as "family friendly", though Lethal dressed the same way four out of five days anyway.

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* ''[[Series/WonderWoman1975 Wonder Woman]]'': To Wonder Woman, she wears an indestructible ambassadorial outfit that demonstrates her allegiance to freedom and democracy, a razor sharp razor-sharp boomerang, a belt of strength, bullet deflecting bullet-deflecting bracelets symbolizing her heritage, and the magic lasso of truth. To the rest of the world, she's a stunningly gorgeous woman in a strapless bathing suit, tiara, and bracelets.
* Most of the wrestlers for the Wrestling/{{TNA}} editions of ''Family Feud'' at least wore a t shirt T-shirt even if the sleeves were cut of.off. Wrestling/JayLethal just wore a tiny set of trunks/speedos and a sleeveless robe with nothing to fasten the two sides of it together. It essentially covered nothing but his back and shoulders. While this would be par for the course on a pro wrestling show, it was actually commented on since the game show bills itself as "family friendly", though Lethal dressed the same way four out of five days anyway.



** Megurine Luka and Gumi don't have these qualities in their default outfits (unless you count Luka's side slit), but their alternate outfits leave them with bare midriffs and large emphasis on the legs. Taken UpToEleven for the latter with Gumi Extend, who has a halter top (complete with underboob) and a very short skirt.

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** Megurine Luka and Gumi don't have these qualities in their default outfits (unless you count Luka's side slit), but their alternate outfits leave them with bare midriffs and a large emphasis on the legs. Taken UpToEleven for the latter with Gumi Extend, who has a halter top (complete with underboob) and a very short skirt.



-->''Black robes are worn by male participants. [...] Female participants wear garments which are sexually suggestive, or all black clothing for older women. [...] Sexually appealing clothing is worn by women for the purpose of [[MaleGaze stimulating the emotions of the male participants]], and thereby intensifying the outpouring of adrenal or bio-electrical energy which will insure a more powerful working.''

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-->''Black robes are worn by male participants. [...] Female participants wear garments which are sexually suggestive, suggestive or all black clothing for older women. [...] Sexually appealing clothing is worn by women for the purpose of [[MaleGaze stimulating the emotions of the male participants]], and thereby intensifying the outpouring of adrenal or bio-electrical energy which will insure ensure a more powerful working.''



* In the Vikings world of ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'''s Gemini arc, Chell and Hannah have "sexy ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''" viking armour.

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* In the Vikings world of ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'''s Gemini arc, Chell and Hannah have "sexy ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''" viking Viking armour.



* Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople in Wrestling/{{TNA}} are practically built on this trope. Although Wrestling/AngelinaLove always wore long pants, Wrestling/VelvetSky, Wrestling/MadisonRayne and Lacey Von Erich always wore as little as possible.

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* Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople in Wrestling/{{TNA}} are practically built on this trope. Although Wrestling/AngelinaLove always wore long pants, Wrestling/VelvetSky, Wrestling/MadisonRayne Wrestling/MadisonRayne, and Lacey Von Erich always wore as little as possible.



* On the other side of things, it's incredibly common for women wrestlers, on the independent circuit especially, to wear multiple tops. While this ''can'' have effect of making breasts look bigger, it's main purpose is usually to keep them from moving too much or coming out and encourages fans to wait for their fan service. "Portugal's Perfect Athlete" Shanna literally stripped on a Wrestling/{{WSU}} show for instance, and collected tips from ring side fans.

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* On the other side of things, it's incredibly common for women wrestlers, on the independent circuit especially, to wear multiple tops. While this ''can'' have effect of making breasts look bigger, it's its main purpose is usually to keep them from moving too much or coming out and encourages fans to wait for their fan service. "Portugal's Perfect Athlete" Shanna literally stripped on a Wrestling/{{WSU}} show for instance, instance and collected tips from ring side ringside fans.



* The outfits worm by female Beach Volleyball players seem to qualify; as their costumes generally consist of a sports-bra-style top, and a bikini bottom. It's the only sport with a ''maximum'' coverage limitation. However, they are an aversion in that they are actually the more practical outfit to play in. They are easier to move in, reduce heat exhaustion, and longer clothing would trap sand. In fact, most women still wore bikinis even after the London 2012 Olympics loosened their clothing restrictions. Men, on the other hand, are required to wear shirts not out of any practical consideration, but to display their number and sponsors.

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* The outfits worm by female Beach Volleyball players seem to qualify; as their costumes generally consist of a sports-bra-style top, top and a bikini bottom. It's the only sport with a ''maximum'' coverage limitation. However, they are an aversion in that they are actually the more practical outfit to play in. They are easier to move in, reduce heat exhaustion, and longer clothing would trap sand. In fact, most women still wore bikinis even after the London 2012 Olympics loosened their clothing restrictions. Men, on the other hand, are required to wear shirts not out of any practical consideration, but to display their number and sponsors.



** Many [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]], when they don't have to wear something more practical. Especially female Drow who seems to know only two sorts of clothes: quasimagical chainmail plus cloak of near-invisibility and stunningly [[PimpedOutDress pimped out]] ''un''-dress.

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** Many [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]], Elves]] when they don't have to wear something more practical. Especially female Drow who seems to know only two sorts of clothes: quasimagical quasi-magical chainmail plus cloak of near-invisibility and stunningly [[PimpedOutDress pimped out]] ''un''-dress.



** A partial answer for all of this can be found in the D&D novel/module/CRPG "Curse of the Azure Bonds" and its sequels. Alias prefers to wear a chainmail bikini in lieu of proper armor because of the high level enchantment on it; the skimpy mail has a higher AC then her platemail due to the enchantment. Magical armor can be less about actual armor and more about magical force fields with the strips of metal/leather serving as something to bind the magic to. Of course, this doesn't apply to nonmagical armor...

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** A partial answer for all of this can be found in the D&D novel/module/CRPG "Curse of the Azure Bonds" and its sequels. Alias prefers to wear a chainmail bikini in lieu of proper armor because of the high level high-level enchantment on it; the skimpy mail has a higher AC then her platemail due to the enchantment. Magical armor can be less about actual armor and more about magical force fields with the strips of metal/leather serving as something to bind the magic to. Of course, this doesn't apply to nonmagical armor...



* A whole lot of the female characters in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' are dressed like high-class call-girls, with plenty (well, relatively speaking) of leather, lace and frills.
* In ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'', pilots of [[HumongousMecha Battlemechs]] go into combat wearing little more than a thin vest and shorty shorts. {{Justified|Trope}}, as the cockpit of a battlemech can become lethally hot in combat due to OverHeating; the vests are laced with a network of cooling cables. Downplayed as the series moves on and LostTechnology is recovered, allowing full-body jumpsuits laced with new non-toxic coolant fluid.
* There are a number of incidents of this in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'', but the best and most {{justified|Trope}} example is the Silthuri dueling vest, a set of armour designed to protect the groin, face, neck, inner things, wrists and upper chest in a duel to determine first blood, but not meant to kill. Traditionally no other clothing is worn while dueling, leaving a lot on display.

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* A whole lot of the female characters in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' are dressed like high-class call-girls, with plenty (well, relatively speaking) of leather, lace lace, and frills.
* In ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'', pilots of [[HumongousMecha Battlemechs]] go into combat wearing little more than a thin vest and shorty shorts. {{Justified|Trope}}, as the cockpit of a battlemech battlemech, can become lethally hot in combat due to OverHeating; the vests are laced with a network of cooling cables. Downplayed as the series moves on and LostTechnology is recovered, allowing full-body jumpsuits laced with new non-toxic coolant fluid.
* There are a number of incidents of this in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'', but the best and most {{justified|Trope}} example is the Silthuri dueling vest, a set of armour designed to protect the groin, face, neck, inner things, wrists wrists, and upper chest in a duel to determine first blood, but not meant to kill. Traditionally no other clothing is worn while dueling, leaving a lot on display.



* ''Webcomic/{{Freakangels}}'' has Arkady... who is bald, and wears a white loose as hell tank top, is barefoot, and for a bottom, wears a see-thru long patchwork skirt with no underwear. Her vagina isn't drawn in, but one of the other characters does finally comment on it saying, "I wish you'd put something on under that..." In volume 2 and onward, Arkady now wears a tighter tank top and panties under her see-thru patchwork skirt. It was actually a bunch of fans that requested the change, as it made them uneasy.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Freakangels}}'' has Arkady... who is bald, and wears a white loose as hell white tank top, is barefoot, and for a bottom, wears a see-thru long patchwork skirt with no underwear. Her vagina isn't drawn in, but one of the other characters does finally comment on it saying, "I wish you'd put something on under that..." In volume 2 and onward, Arkady now wears a tighter tank top and panties under her see-thru patchwork skirt. It was actually a bunch of fans that requested the change, as it made them uneasy.



* Distracterella from the ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'' has the [[DistractedByTheSexy ability to be distracting]] as her superpower. Part of it manifests in her costume, which is effectively black latex BodyPaint with 3 brightly colored stars acting as {{Censor Box}}es -- in effect, she is drawn nude except for said stars. Amusingly, about the only one the power works on is the ''reader'', it's not shown to do anything in-universe other than make her MsFanservice. And in an amusing case of IKnewIt -- it is not ''effectively'' black latex body paint, it '''is''' [[http://superredundant.com/?p=299 body paint]], something that was not spelled out (and was a plot twist) until after this entry was added.

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* Distracterella from the ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'' has the [[DistractedByTheSexy ability to be distracting]] as her superpower. Part of it manifests in her costume, which is effectively black latex BodyPaint with 3 brightly colored stars acting as {{Censor Box}}es -- in effect, she is drawn nude except for said stars. Amusingly, about the only one the power works on is the ''reader'', it's not shown to do anything in-universe other than make making her MsFanservice. And in an amusing case of IKnewIt -- it is not ''effectively'' black latex body paint, it '''is''' [[http://superredundant.com/?p=299 body paint]], something that was not spelled out (and was a plot twist) until after this entry was added.



* Also satired in ''Webcomic/{{Supermegatopia}}'', in which a group of former superheroes and superheroines with names like "Topless Lass", "The Tease", and "[[GagPenis Long Tom]]" form the [[http://www.supermegatopia.com/profiles/profiles.php?thisLink=allstrippersquadron.txt All-Stripper Squadron]] and use their powers in a more profitable manner than fighting crime.

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* Also satired satirized in ''Webcomic/{{Supermegatopia}}'', in which a group of former superheroes and superheroines with names like "Topless Lass", "The Tease", and "[[GagPenis Long Tom]]" form the [[http://www.supermegatopia.com/profiles/profiles.php?thisLink=allstrippersquadron.txt All-Stripper Squadron]] and use their powers in a more profitable manner than fighting crime.



* ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'''s females are sensibly dressed most of the time. Then there's Ninetta, a six-foot tall alien who likes to walk around in daisy dukes, crop tops and bare foot whenever she can get away with it. Also there's Gwen, who favors tight jeans and crop tops as well, though she is fifteen and a stereotypical fashion obsessed teenager. Even she draws the line when she's [[GoGoEnslavement made a slave girl and forced to wear an "Exotic Dancer Barbie" outfit]] though.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'''s females are sensibly dressed most of the time. Then there's Ninetta, a six-foot tall six-foot-tall alien who likes to walk around in daisy dukes, crop tops and bare foot whenever she can get away with it. Also there's Gwen, who favors tight jeans and crop tops as well, though she is fifteen and a stereotypical fashion obsessed teenager. Even she draws the line when she's [[GoGoEnslavement made a slave girl and forced to wear an "Exotic Dancer Barbie" outfit]] though.


* Jane's jungle outfit in the second Weismuller ''Film/{{Tarzan}}'' film (''Man and His Mate'') is unlike any that came later, split to the hip, and sometimes absent.

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* Jane's jungle outfit in the second Weismuller ''Film/{{Tarzan}}'' ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}'' film (''Man and His Mate'') is unlike any that came later, split to the hip, and sometimes absent.


* There are classes on costume design and such at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. They're taught by a little old lady in a floor-length dress and a shawl. While she does recommend that superhero/villain costumes should be flattering (even suggesting that heroines and villainesses ought to ShowSomeLeg), she come strongly down on practicality first and foremost. This doesn't stop students from coming up with awful costumes of this type.

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* ** There are classes on costume design and such at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. They're taught by a little old lady in a floor-length dress and a shawl. While she does recommend state that superhero/villain costumes should be flattering (even suggesting that heroines and villainesses ought to ShowSomeLeg), she come strongly down on practicality practicality/protection first and foremost. This doesn't stop students from coming up with awful costumes of this type.


** And lampshaded repeatedly, like the time Gloriana had to wear her costume in Boston in the middle of winter, and discovered one of the downsides to an outfit that's basically a maillot and boots. Plus, there are classes on costume design and such at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. They're taught by a little old lady in a floor-length dress and a shawl.

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** And The first few costumes which THE CRIMSON COMET!!! designs for herself have this characteristic, as well, for basically the same reason - but Cecelia is even younger than most WA students, so she hasn't picked up any subtlety or discretion (or even much basic common sense) yet.
** The first supervillain which Phase gets into a fight with, Sparkler, was a recent Whateley graduate who had gone for what was described as "the tackiest supervillainess costume since Cruella’s famous ‘dominatrix who accidentally spilled out of her bustier while battling Ms. Might on national television’ outfit".
** Costumes of this sort are pretty common in general, as it a) fits most people's general impression of a superheroine, and b) feeds into the egos of (often FormerlyFat) teenaged girls who suddenly developed the MostCommonSuperpower without the maturity to see that it wasn't necessarily a great thing. This is
lampshaded repeatedly, like the time Gloriana had to wear her costume in Boston in the middle of winter, and discovered one of the downsides to an outfit that's basically a maillot and boots. Plus, there boots.
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are classes on costume design and such at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. They're taught by a little old lady in a floor-length dress and a shawl. While she does recommend that superhero/villain costumes should be flattering (even suggesting that heroines and villainesses ought to ShowSomeLeg), she come strongly down on practicality first and foremost. This doesn't stop students from coming up with awful costumes of this type.

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