(Phineas, Ferb, and Isabella suddenly get zapped by Doofenshmirtz's Ball-gown-inator ray and are instantly clothed in ballgowns.)
Ferb: ...Apparently, do what we did.
See also Person of Mass Construction.
Contrast The Nudifier.
Not to be confused with Gorgeous Period Dress.
- In Date A Live the Spirits' Astral Dresses are generated by their powers, not only protecting them but also looking fabulous.
- A recurring power used throughout Dragon Ball is the ability to materialize clothing (Typically martial arts uniforms) on characters who have suffered Clothing Damage. Notably, this is used primarily by gods or Piccolo, who once held the title Great Demon King.
- Lucy's celestial spirits in Fairy Tail provide her and her friends with regal-looking clothes when clothing is necessary.
- In Guilty Crown, Mana is initially unclothed after her resurrection, but takes the time to manifest a ballet dress out of crystals before getting down to the whole eradicating-humanity-business.
- In Kamigami No Asobi, the gods can change into their true forms, and it involves some of this. The ones with more revealing outfits have enough jewelry that it still is this.
- Rue gets a beautiful dress this way at the end of Princess Tutu. Mytho also changes into a gorgeous "prince outfit" (complete with sword) for the final battle.
- Silk can use her webbing to weave clothes in seconds.
- Spoofed with Piccolo's "Clothes Beam" in Dragon Ball Abridged.
Piccolo: That is easily my most metro attack.
- Four times over in Barbie & The Diamond Castle (six if you count the dogs getting all sparkly). In fact, it would be easier to count how many Barbie films that didn't feature this trope (There's only two, and they're not even considered part of the main "canon".)
- Cinderella has such a scene, to fit the fairytale. Legend has it that this Transformation Sequence was Walt Disney's favorite piece of animation done by his animation shop.
- Frozen: Elsa's snow queen dress is woven from ice and snow during the "Let it Go" sequence. She can also make ice skates.
- At the end of The Little Mermaid, Triton makes Ariel human, but gives her a dress, to contrast Ursula not giving her extra clothes. The dress itself is an extremely sparkly silver slip dress.
- The Fairytale Wedding Dress and princely clothes at the end of The Princess and the Frog appear when Tiana and Naveen are turned back into humans.
- Wreck-It Ralph: Vanellope gets a Pimped-Out Dress in every shade of pink after her game resets, revealing her to be the princess of Sugar Rush. Too bad she hates the dress.
- In Beauty and the Beast (2017), the Wardrobe (Madame de Garderobe) doesn't just contain some dresses for heroine Belle to wear in the castle — she's able to create them in seconds. At first, the results are Rummage Sale Reject, but she gets much better at it, culminating in Belle's signature golden ballgown.
- In Cinderella (2015) of course, as an adaption of the original animated version. It involves butterflies and a lot of sparkles.
- In Into the Woods, Cinderella's gown, accessories and shoes appear on her as she spins under her willow tree.
- In A Christmas Dream by Louisa May Alcott, rich girl Effie dreams she is poor and out on the street. An angel appears and turns the snow falling on her into a white fur cape and hood.
- The original Fairy Tale of Cinderella has the Fairy Godmother make a dress for the title heroine.
- Harry and Susan of The Dresden Files get one in Changes, courtesy of Lea (who is, yes, Harry's fairy godmother, and she revels in this opportunity). It also serves as heavy-duty magical gear. Half averted, though. While Susan's new gear got her checked-out by everyone; Harry's got laughs. He described it as the Games Workshop imagining of a Jedi Knight. Fitting, because he's a game-breakingly badass magician, in a world of Eldritch Abominations, and is now the Winter Knight.
- Journey to Chaos: Annala is dungeon diving in the Organic Research Repository when this happens to her. She steps on a floor tile that transforms her light armor into a wedding gown complete with evening gloves and a veil. Her boyfriend happened to be with her at the time and so it flustered her. Then his reaction to it (or rather, his lack of reaction) leads her to saying something she immediately regretted.
- In Robert A. Heinlein's novella Magic, Inc., Jedson is seen working with a young witch whose specialty is creating unique garments out of thin air. Unfortunately, she's been having some problems and produces dresses that are copies of existing designs on one try, and several hundred left shoes on another.
- October Daye has formal wear forced upon her by various fairies. She finds it annoying.
- One of the first spells seen in Uprooted is "vanastalem", which the Dragon uses on Agnieszka daily because her messy, homespun appearance offends his sensibilities. She later uses it herself to block an Attempted Rape, and eventually learns that deliberately fudging it will give her a normal dress.
- In the Velveteen vs. series by Seanan McGuire, The Princess has this as a superpower.
- In the Young Wizards series, Dairine resorts to this in Wizards at War after finding she has nothing in her closet suitable for meeting alien royalty. Unfortunately, she doesn't consider that reconfiguring her clothes on a molecular level will leave her momentarily nude, and she isn't alone at the time.
- In the Doctor Who Christmas Special, "The Husbands of River Song", River carries a spray can, rather like a perfume spray, which changes her outfit into something appropriate.
- Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman's iconic transformation brings her gorgeous outfit from nowhere. She also uses it to change back, although this is never shown on camera. Rather we get a reaction shot of Drusilla in "Wonder Woman in Hollywood".
- Lindsey Stirling gets one of these in the music video for the orchestral version of her original track "Transcendence". She begins in an old abandoned theatre wearing dull raggedy clothes, but during her first twirl playing the violin she finds, her outfit becomes bright blue with gold decorations. She then helps other people transform in the same way.
- Queen's It's a Kind of Magic shows an old theater come to life when Freddy Mercury (dressed as a magician) enters. He and the other musicians who were dressed in rags transform into the gear that they usually wear on stage.
- In Anima: Beyond Fantasy the spell Wardrobe makes this, giving the caster impressive (magical) clothes that never get damaged or dirty and that at higher levels can change at will as well as protecting the wearer as if they were armor.
- Dungeons & Dragons:
- One of the joke items featured in an April issue of Dragon Magazine is the "Snazzy Ring", a magical ring that would make the wearer's armour take on the appearance of an elegant gown or suit, while still providing the same level of protection. Unless it went wrong, in which case it left you genuinely naked and destroyed your outfit, making it The Nudifier as well if you roll a 1.
- In 1st through 3rd Edition (at least) the Rod of Splendor could garb the wielder in magical noble's clothing — the finest fabrics, plus adornments of furs and jewels, worth 7,000-10,000 gold pieces.
- In Devil May Cry 5, Lady and Trish are both rescued in the buff from the bowels of some demons. Trish uses magic to respawn her usual outfit, while Lady has to make do with some of Nico's threads.
- In King's Quest VI, this happens to Beauty, who leaves Alexander her old clothes.
- In No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, we see a Show Within a Show that takes this to the next level- the resident Magical Girls have their clothes blown off by an attack, then instantly sprout new, frillier ones!
- Persona 5: Awakening to your Persona abilities also grants you a stylish, customized thief outfit in a blaze of magical blue flames.
- This happens in Chapter 3 of Cucumber Quest - Carrot spends much of the story being a Failure Knight, struggling to do the right thing yet always failing due to his crippling cowardice. But after getting Princess Parfait's Love Letter that she wrote to him, the love mutually shared through their lockets transforms his patchwork clothes into a shining, heart-themed suit of armor. It lets him magically create any weapon he wants from the heart-shaped gem on his chest, including bows and swords. It also symbolizes his character development; after he transforms, he stops being cowardly and fights like a real Knight in Shining Armor.
- In Girl Genius Queen Albia of England can change her clothes and other elements of her appearance instantaneously using some form of advanced applied science that even other sparks think looks a lot like magic and transforms her initial outfit (a relatively practical gardening ensemble) into several pretty new ones while talking to Zeetha and Agatha.
- In The Witch's Throne. the Witches get a full witch costume after their Transformation Sequence.
- Futurama: Not quite like most of these examples, but apparently this world has literal painted-on bikinis that come from a spray can.
- In the He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special, Skeletor uses his staff to create parkas on the kids he kidnapped, to show the spirit of Christmas was getting to him.
- The Magic Adventures of Mumfie did this in Scarecrowella, giving Scarecrow a tuxedo and tails with a top hat.
- In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Rarity usually makes dresses the hard way — on a sewing machine, with a bit of unicorn telekinesis to make up for her lack of fingers. When her talent is challenged by Trixie in "Boast Busters", though, she transforms a curtain into a quite impressive dress in a matter of seconds.
- One of the many bizarre inventions of Dr. Doofenschmirtz from Phineas and Ferb is a "Ball-gown-inator" that, well, puts a formal dress on anyone zapped by it. The idea was to use it on every male in the Tri-State Area so he would be comparatively more manly. There's a Freudian Excuse involved.
- This happens to Jack in the seventh episode of the fifth season of Samurai Jack. After coming to terms with the rage and frustration that has plagued him for decades in a spiritual journey, Jack is finally deemed worthy by the gods who originally forged the sword for his father. They then blast him with Eye Beams that immediately restore his original appearance, right down to the top knot.
- Winx Club, Stella is capable of creating numerous dresses with her magic.