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Basic Trope: A character wears a costume that resembles something else, but in a form that makes the wearer look sexy.

  • Straight: Alice goes to a party and wears a "sexy hurricane" outfit, a white swimsuit, and around her waist is a large disc covered in fluffy white fur to represent the spiral of cirrus clouds. The disc even accentuates her Sexy Walk. Bob is her date, and he wears a sexy merman outfit.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Alice wears a pink princess dress that just shows a minor amount of cleavage.
  • Justified: Alice is the weather reporter at her local station, and the news crew is allowed to dress up for Halloween, so she wears the hurricane outfit for fun.
  • Inverted: Alice wears an unflattering Playboy Bunny outfit.
  • Subverted: Alice, in the hurricane outfit, says she actually is a sentient tropical storm, that fell in love with Bob, so took human form.
  • Double Subverted: Though her form is completely human, and she is still wearing a sexy outfit.
  • Parodied: Alice is not attractive, but still wears the costume.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice and Bob just wear regular clothes to a party.
  • Enforced: This is a low budget film, and the director's uncle is letting them film in the warehouse of his costume company, so the least they can do is show off some of his product.
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  • Lampshaded: "Seems you can make anything look hot if you wear it the right way."
  • Invoked: Bob says It's a Costume Party, I Swear!, knowing Alice likes to wear sexy outfits to them.
  • Exploited: Alice uses her costume to invoke Male Gaze among some other party guests, while Bob pickpockets them.
  • Defied: Alice states that Halloween is supposed to be scary, and she will thus wear a scary costume.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Men don't realize what Alice's costume is or appreciate her skill in making it because they are Distracted by the Sexy.
  • Reconstructed: Once Alice has the attention of men, she can then explain what it is, and they are suitably impressed.

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