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Basic Trope: Immortal beings don't update their fashions.

  • Straight: Alice became a vampire in The Roaring '20s, and still dresses like a flapper in the 21st century.
  • Exaggerated: Elder vampire Karl still prefers the Pelts of the Barbarian he wore as a viking raider.
  • Downplayed: Alice became a vampire in the 1920s, and while she can blend in with contemporary fashions, her formalwear and '20s Bob Haircut hint at her age.
    • Robert became a vampire in the middle ages and while he couldn't get away with dressing today without standing blatant goes with aspects which resemble the old such as going with baggy shirts and tight pants when they were in fashion as they resembled his doublets and hose respectively.
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    • Alice's fashions have aged really well, and she sees no reasons to fix something that isn't broken.
    • Vampires suffer Creative Sterility. They can't figure out modern fashions without The Renfield to dress them, and look ridiculous when they try.
  • Inverted: Alice is at the bleeding edge of modern fashion as often as the bleeding edge of her victims' throats.
    • Time Travelers insist upon wearing Space Clothes even when it makes them stand out.
  • Subverted: Alice is initially seen in a costume from her era — as part of an For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself scene. She dresses in contemporary fashion later.
  • Double Subverted: For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself is one of the rare times she dresses herself; otherwise she's reliant on The Renfield or another such lackey to pick out her fashions and ensure she doesn't stand out.
  • Parodied: A pitiful, recently-turned vampire tries, and fails, to dress centuries out of date to give the impression he's an ancient vampire. Alice, a truly elder vampire with a modern fashion sense, calls him out on it.
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  • Zig-Zagged: Some vampires dress like modern people, some don't update their fashions at all, and some combine both into a distinct style all their own; it varies from vampire to vampire, or perhaps serves as a visual shorthand for particular factions.
  • Averted: Alice dresses in contemporary fashions.
  • Enforced: The fashion sense serves to make vampires easier for the audience to pick out even when the camera isn't close enough for fangs and pallor to be obvious.
  • Lampshaded: "My grandmother's updated her fashion sense. Somewhat. Why haven't you?"
  • Implied: Alice is never seen but her manor does have an abundance of old flapper dresses in good condition within - whether or not she actually wears them today or just collects them is unclear.
  • Invoked: Thermuthis is perfectly capable of keeping up with the latest fashions, but when she wants to remind lesser vampires just how ancient and powerful a vampire they're dealing with, she dresses approximately as she did when she was turned in Ancient Egypt.
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  • Exploited: Vampire hunters keep an eye out for strangely frozen fashions; aside from some embarrassment with cosplayers and those going for Awesome Anachronistic Apparel, it's a pretty successful tactic.
  • Defied: After being awakened from her long slumber, Alice's first command is for her minions to fetch her "this era's finest fashions".
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played for Laughs: Alice was turned in The '80s. And her fashion sense was bad even then.


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