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Basically, this is when the main outfit of a redhead or auburn-haired character is (at least mostly) green. This trope can sometimes be used to hint that somebody is of Irish descent, but sometimes, illustrators use it for traditional Red/Green Contrast or because they just feel like it. Bonus points if the character in question has nature-themed abilities.

The trope comes from a long-standing tradition among fashionistas that red hair contrasts best against green or blue attire, which is one reason redheads are encouraged to wear green to make a striking visual appearance.

See Significant Green-Eyed Redhead for a similar theme.



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  • The current spokeswomen for Wendy's, the real Wendy the hamburger chain was named after and a representative of the girl on the logo, are both vibrant redheads who frequently wear green.
  • Lucky, the leprechaun mascot for Lucky Charms cereal, dresses all in green and has red hair clearly visible under his hat.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Noriaki Kakyoin, from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, wears a green school uniform. Combined with his pinkish-red hair, it makes him have the colour palette of a cherry.
  • Misaki from K wore a long-sleeved green shirt in his younger days. Now he wears green cargo pants.
  • The one "fancy" civilian outfit Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion wears (on her offscreen "Date") is entirely green in about 3 shades.
  • Brief from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica gives us Kyoko Sakura, who offers a variation on the trope. Her signature civilian/street outfit is a green hoodie to contrast against her red hair and eyes, but her Magical Girl outfit is a dark-red dress.
  • Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon has a variation of this. Altough Makoto's hair color is inconsistent in the manga of Sailor Moon, as it ranges from brown to auburn to pink and even blond in some illustrations, in Sailor Moon Crystal her hair is definitely pink and her outfit is green.
  • From Shadow Skill, Kyou Ryu. The trope fits so well, it's almost surprising Elle didn't throw a net over her to steal her Pot o' Gold.
  • Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho loves this trope. He has long, bright red hair, and large green eyes. In some instances, he is seen wearing an olive green Chinese outfit. Those bonus points may also be rewarded—he is a master at controlling plants.

    Comic Books 
  • The DCU
    • Batman:
      • Popular interpretation of the villainess Poison Ivy. Her primary clothing is green, and her skin color has also become green in some depictions, but she is always a red head.
      • Sometimes, The Riddler. The hair varies, but it frequently comes back to red to complement that green Riddler suit.
    • Maxima, Superman's adversary and would-be mate, had bright red hair and a predominantly green outfit.
    • In the Justice Society of America, redhead Cyclone's outfit is predominately green.
    • Guy Gardner, the resident Fiery Redhead of the Green Lantern Corps.
    • Miss Martian of the Teen Titans has red hair, but doesn't wear green. Instead, her skin itself is green! It's actually white, but she passes herself as a green martian instead of a white martian.
    • Lilith Clay also a member of the Teen Titans is a red head who some times wore a green top and skirt. Her DC Rebirth outfit is a green hood.
    • Mera, Queen of Atlantis and longtime love interest of Aquaman.
    • Reformed Rogue and close friend of Wally West, Pied Piper/Hartley Rathaway. At least when he's not being drawn as blonde.
    • Wonder Woman
    • Knockout of Secret Six is a tall redhead who dresses in a green leotard.
    • Gloss a member of the The New Guardians had long red hair and wore a green leotard that exposed her cleavage and stomach. She was also a rare non-white example of this trope being Chinese.
  • Marvel Universe:
    • Once the X-Men started putting on individual costumes instead of blue and yellow uniforms, Jean Grey put on green (usually complemented by yellow/gold) most of the time. Banshee and Siryn wear costumes that combine green with yellow and black. Auburn-haired Rogue is also usually dressed at least partially in green. Hope and Rachel Summers, both redheads (and one is an alternate future daughter of Jean) wear green, although Rachel generally prefers to wear red. Madelyne Pryor's debut appearance had her wearing a green bomber jacket.
    • Spider-Man:
      • Jackpot wore a green and white costume with red hair (actually a wig). She later changed the costume to one with a red-black color scheme, though.
      • Norman Osborn has red hair, although his costume hides it.
  • Gen¹³'s Caitlin Fairchild has passed through numerous incarnations and numerous costumes; every one of them has been mostly green.
  • Werewolf by Night: Redhead Jack Russell really likes his green pants. Taken up to eleven during the full moon when (depending on the artist) he turns into a red-furred werewolf and his green, ripped-up pants are all that remain of his clothing.
  • Nemesis, a recurring antagonist of the C.O.V.E.N. series, is a red-haired woman with green skin.

    Fan Works 
  • Parodied in X-Men: The Early Years when the male X-Men see the key-lime green bridesmaid dress Sarah Grey chose for her red-haired little sister and unanimously declare Jean Grey will look horrible on it.
  • In Batman fanfiction Dance With The Demons, red-haired Barbara Gordon wears a stunning green outfit during her first scenes.
    His daughter Barbara, redheaded and lovely in a green outfit, entered.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • Kate Loughlin in The Callback Queen, an (Irish) redhead in a green dress on the movie's poster.
  • Sky High (2005): Layla, fitting with her Green Thumb.
  • Winifred from Hocus Pocus wears a long green dress to contrast with her red hair.
  • Tauriel from The Hobbit, is a very significant example of this trope. Bombur the dwarf has red hair and beard, and is clad in green.
  • Drop Dead Fred has the eponymous Fred in an almost entirely green wardrobe.
  • Black Narcissus features Sister Clodagh wearing them in her Happy Flashbacks to her youth in Ireland. Her red hair is usually covered by her nun's habit but in the flashbacks we see it loose and free, covered by a green scarf in one Christmas scene. In another she's wearing a pale green evening gown as her grandmother presents her with a pair of emerald earrings.
  • In Ingmar Bergman’s film of The Magic Flute, Papageno has red hair and wears a green jerkin.
  • Marissa Wiegler, the Big Bad pursuing Hanna, has red hair and then during the climactic chase where Hanna ends her, Marissa is wearing a green suit.
  • Song of the South: Brer Fox is a red fox who wears a green jacket and pants and is the villain of the animated segments.[

  • Nightfall (Series): Armida wears green dresses a lot.
  • In A Brother's Price redhead Odelia wears a green shirt when Jerin first meets her. She is also depicted like this on the cover of the book.
  • Robert A. Heinlein is a big fan of redheads in his stories, and often has them in green outfits. This is taken to its limit in The Number of the Beast, where a spaceship with multiple red-headed crewmembers is mentioned as devoting a significant portion of its cargo capacity to their many, many green outfits.
  • Vera in My Sweet Audrina returns to Whitefern in a glamorous and expensive looking green dress, ready to ruin everything for Audrina.
  • Pam from ghostgirl is first described as "a girl sporting long, curly orange-red locks and a bright Kelly green majorette outfit".
  • While Mara Jade is frequently depicted in a catsuit, the Vision of the Future book cover (and a photoshoot with model Shannon Mc Randle depicting the same outfit) has her wear a green tunic.
  • Before being visually depicted in Halo: Escalation and Halo 5: Guardians as wearing customized tan armor, Linda-058 was depicted in the Halo novels as Significant Green-Eyed Redhead who wore the same Olive Drab MJOLNIR armor as all the other Spartans. Even her appearance in the animated adaptation for Halo: The Fall of Reach depicts her in an Olive Drab MJOLNIR armor but with a helmet that bares a resemblance to the one she wears in Halo 5.
  • The Belgariad: Ce'Nedra, and the rest of the dryads, tend to wear green a lot; Ce'Nedra's casual outfit in the first series is usually a short green tunic.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Maxima from Smallville.
  • Team Jaime and Cara (who are both redheads) on Season 14 of The Amazing Race. Ditto for Rachel Reilly from Season 20.
  • Joan from Mad Men is a redhead, and it's almost even money in any given episode that she will be wearing green.
  • Rita/Gilda from iZombie is a redhead and she's introduced sitting in a bright green dress.
  • Endora from Bewitched usually wore a green cloak or dress.

  • One is featured on the cover of Finnish gothic metal band Poisonblack's Escapexstacy.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Eva Marie, a Dark-Skinned Redhead, occasionally has a green ring outfit. She was also featured wearing green in a promo for Total Divas.
  • Becky Lynch dyed her hair red and came out entirely in a green costume to go with her initial Oireland gimmick. When she changed tack to a Steampunk inspired look, she still had a few green outfits and favoured green eyeshadow.

  • G.I. Joe: When Scarlett joined Ninja Force, she put on A Green and yellow outfit.

    Video Games 
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Bowser has fiery red hair and a green-hued head and shell. Green is also one of his representative colors.
    • The same goes for his son, Bowser Jr.
    • Even though she isn't dressed prominently in green, Princess Daisy has a fondness for green jewelry.
    • Taking it very literally with Petey Piranha. He is a plant monster with a red-colored head, while the rest of his skin is green. However, the only piece of clothing he wears is a pair of red underwear, so this isn't a very straight example.
  • Mira from Knights of the Old Republic II has red hair and a light green top. In addition her leather jacket and pants are also tinted a dark green.
  • Rosa Blackwell from The Blackwell Series is a redhead that usually wears green or cyan.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • Valanice in some of her appearances in King's Quest.
  • Kaeli from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.
  • Cornelia from BoxxyQuest: The Gathering Storm. She has bright red hair, and her default outfit is a very pale, mint-green dress.
  • Fire Emblem:
  • Axel from Crazy Taxi is an inversion, having green hair and wearing a red dress.
  • Terra from Final Fantasy VI is an inversion.
  • Sofia Sartor from Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
  • Hong Meiling and Rin Kaenbyou from Touhou. The PC-98 character Orange also uses this color scheme, being a possible inspiration for Meiling's character design.
  • In BlazBlue, one of Ragna the Bloodedge's alternate colour schemes is this. This may be to tie him to Rachel Alucard, as she has a rose theme, and that particular colour scheme greatly resembles the look of a rose given Ragna's Badass Longcoat and spikey hair.
  • More than a few examples in The Witcher, including both potential love interests: Shani only ever wears her small green dress, while Triss appears in a mind-blowing long backless dress throughout chapter three. Both ladies are obviously aware of this trope.
  • Betilla in Rayman Origins, and Barbara in Rayman Legends.
  • Lyralei the Windranger from Dota 2 is this, since she is the guardian of the woods and all that.
  • Angela Pleasant from The Sims 2 is a redhead and starts the game off in a green sundress.
  • Punch-Out!!:
    • Aran Ryan has chestnut-red hair and wears green shorts (and gloves, in the Title Defense mode in the Wii game).
    • Also, Von Kaiser has auburn hair and is wearing olive green cargo pants and gloves.
  • Lieutenant McCollum in Medal of Honor: Vanguard, justified, as he is a soldier.
  • Far Cry 5: Jacob is a ginger Sociopathic Soldier, who mostly dresses in brownish green Army fatigues.
  • The Zoologist from Terraria wears a green tanktop and has bright orange-red hair, which is apparently the result of the fox bite that turned her into a lycanthrope. During full moon or a blood moon, her entire body is covered in orange-red fur similar to a red fox.

  • Tamaura, the protagonist of Blindsprings often wears green. Her magical talent is a natural one (orphic, as opposed to the wizards in the same setting who created artificial magic, which everyone can learn.)
  • Shelley Winters from Scary Go Round often wears green clothes and always has (like many redheads) green eyes.
  • Lancelot from Wiglaf & Mordred wears green to match his fetish for plants. Green Eyes to go right along with it don't hurt.
  • The stunning Happily Ever After image of Sarine that adorns the cover of the Epilogue of Errant Story. (Green wasn't her main color for most of the story, but it probably will be for the next hundred years or so.)
  • Nin Wah the red panda from Commander Kitty almost always has an outfit with green. She starts out with a big green longcoat and slacks, though loses the former early on. Later, she gets a new costume with a prominent green jacket.
  • Princess Veronika in The Fourth
  • Simone from Luminary Children.
  • Sleipnir O'Hara of Girl Genius is a redhead who is introduced wearing a green jumpsuit and continues to show up in new green clothes every time she's seen in a new outfit, in Mechanicsburg it's a much more revealing green haltertop.
  • Anvil of Grrl Power seems happy to play to the trope. Her outfit when she goes out to dinner with the rest of her team is primarily green, as is her choker (which is quite significant in the comic). She's also introduced in a green T-shirt.
  • In The Adventures of Gyno-Star, Gynostar's sidekick, little Sappho, has red hair and wears a mainly green superhero outfit.

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    Western Animation 
  • Suki of Avatar: The Last Airbender has auburn hair and blue eyes (somehow, despite being from Fantasy Isolationist Japan) and is introduced wearing the green uniform of the Kyoshi Warriors.
  • Captain Sturdy's sidekick Ultra Boy has red hair and wears a green costume.
  • Jenny Trent from The Cattanooga Cats segment "Around the World in 79 Days".
  • Terry Bouffant from ChalkZone starting from season two. In her first appearance in season one's "The Wiggies", she wore gray.
  • Numbuh 86 from Codename: Kids Next Door has red hair and wears a green sweater. Fitting, seeing as she is from Ireland.
  • Daria Morgendorffer, in her eponymous series, has reddish hair and wears a green jacket. However, in her originating series, Beavis and Butt-Head, she had clearly brown hair and wore different jackets, none of which were green.
  • Played with in regards to Roger Klotz and his mother on Doug, red-heads with green skin.
  • Detentionaire has a few; redheads Lee Ping, Jenny Jerkins, and VP Victoria, who basically looks like a toned-down version of Jessica Rabbit in a green dress.
  • Presto from Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Ed from Ed, Edd n Eddy wears a green jacket and is revealed early on to be a redhead (his head "stubble" is black, but the one time he styled his hair it turned out to be red). Kevin also has red hair and usually wears a lime green T-shirt.
  • Neil Goldman, from Family Guy has curly red hair and a green t-shirt.
  • Fairly OddParents' antagonistic babysitter Vicky has red hair and a green t-shirt which are darker shades of the titular Fairy Godparents pastel pink and green color themes.
  • Norman Price of Fireman Sam has red hair, and his clothes are usually green in color.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends has Frankie Foster, a redhead who normally wears a green jacket (although has taken it off on several occasions).
  • Wendy Corduroy in Gravity Falls. Her standard attire is green, and she wears tiny jade earrings. Even in Dipper's dream of going on a date with her, he imagines her in a green dress. (Word of God has stated her eyes are also green.)
  • Laney Penn from Grojband has red Boyish Short Hair and wears a striped green t-shirt.
  • Lila Sawyer, from Hey Arnold!. Usually because of the Limited Wardrobe. The Campfire Lass is this as well.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Grinch is an inversion.
  • Tulip from Infinity Train wears a green hoodie as part of her outfit, same color as her hairclip. She also wore a green shirt as a kid, as seen from her family photo from her vacation.
  • Saffi in Jimmy Two-Shoes. Bonus points as she's also got reddish-orange skin to go with her green dress.
  • Jessie Bannon in Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures is a Significant Green-Eyed Redhead who wore a green shirt in the first season as part of her Limited Wardrobe before switching to pink in the second season.
  • Kim Possible's two Iconic Outfits are a green crop top and blue cargo pants for civilian wear, and a black crop top with green cargo pants for missions. Thanks to aversion of Limited Wardrobe, the former stopped appearing eventually, while the latter was given a send off in a Post-Script Season episode.
  • Red Menace in League of Super Evil, despite what his name suggests, actually wears a green jumpsuit. "Red" in this case refers to his hair.
  • Julie Kane in Motorcity, although her hair appears to be black that reflects red.
  • Daemona Prune from Phantom Investigators. She's a redhead who wears green in both her regular outfits- her hoodie while dressed casually, and her jacket and mask while on the job as a Phantom Investigator.
  • Eggplant and Zerk from Ready Jet Go! are both redheads, and they both have green space-suits.
  • Robin Hood from Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood is dressed in Green and has red hair.
  • In Rocket Power, Otto has red dreadlocks and wears a green headband around his head. Also, his best friend Twister is a redhead himself and wears green cargo shorts.
  • Ed Bighead's wife, Bev, in Rocko's Modern Life is a green toad with red hair.
  • Chuckie from Rugrats is a redhead who wears green shorts.
  • The Simpsons:
    • That one Irish guy featured in the "Whacking Day" episode. He's shown up a few more times since then.
    Bart: People of Springfield, Whacking Day is a sham! It was started in 1924 as an excuse to beat up the Irish.
    Irish Guy: 'Tis true, I took many a lump, but 'twas all in good fun!
  • Kyle from South Park has a red Jewfro typically completely covered by his Ushanka. The hat is green, his mittens are green, his pants are a dark green, and his orange jacket has some green on it. Another example from the same show is Darryl Weathers, the Pissed Off White Trash Redneck Conservative who incessantly screams about how "THEY TOOK OUR JOBS!"
  • Tinker from Speed Buggy.
  • Sam from Totally Spies! when she is in her green spy outfit.
  • Local nut case Izzy from Total Drama not only wears all green with her red locks, but also has green eyes. Also her swimwear is green.
  • Wander over Yonder has the titular character, a red-furred...thing who wears a large green hat.
  • Wishfart: Dez naturally has red hair, being a leprechaun, so of course, he wears a green t-shirt to go with it. Other leprechaun characters, like his parents and Finnuala, are also redheads in green. His Evil Uncle Phil however has brown hair but still wears green.
  • Molly, Winston's best friend from Winston's Potty Chair is a red-haired girl who wears a green dress.
  • In X-Men: Evolution:
    • Jean Grey wears a black X-Men uniform with a bright green stripe down the front and back.
    • Rahne/Wolfsbane is a Scottish girl who has short red hair and is usually seen wearing a green cut-out shoulder, turtle neck top.
    • Rogue, who has auburn hair, can also qualify for this. In one of her civvies outfits, she wears a green mesh top over her black halter. And her X-Men battle uniform has a green armor platelet that goes over her chest area.

    Real Life 
  • As noted in the description, green and red are complementary colors, and many redheads are fond of green clothes and accessories as a result. The inverse also probably has something to do with it: redheads frequently have pale skin or a pinkish color to their skin, so cooler colors (such as blue, green and purple) are flattering for redheads. By contrast, warmer colors (like red, orange and yellow) can look unflattering (but not always). Actually, hardly anyone looks good in yellow.
  • The Irish, who are stereotypically seen as very likely to have natural red hair (and there is actually some truth to this—Ireland has the second highest percentage of redheads, only being beaten out by Scotland), also have a strong association with the color green.
  • In Argentina, the Pelirrojos Club (Redhead club) make gatherings were their redheaded attendants wear green t-shirts.


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