Art Husband-wife team Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell are well known for their paintings of scantily-clad female characters in fantasy settings. The Monster is Loose. They also release a calendar of such work annually. On an unrelated note, Vallejo also did the art for the poster for National Lampoon's European Vacation. They both do quite a bit of scantily-clad male figures, too, although that still counts towards the Trope, technically. Frank Frazetta was a similar artist; both the male and female figures in his works were scantily clad, and almost always muscular.
Fan Works 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 Author Appeal.
Let's just say it left very little to the imagination. Nobody seems to notice. Parodied in Be the Sea Dweller Lowblood with a male example: Last Child of Krypton: Asuka's outfit after becoming the next Wonder Woman. It is her old red, skintight Latex Space Suit with its sleeves and leggings ripped. Air Quality Alert, in order to attract customers, Tiana goes to her restaurant in a costume that results in the narration invoking a Shout-Out to this very website and thus provide the page quote.
Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton: Both of Asuka's superhero outfits are very tight and very revealing. Played for Laughs in an omake where she has a Catapult Nightmare concerning wearing a Supergirl outfit that can only be described as a very tiny bikini It Makes Sense in Context. Amelia Zukov is a justified exception - she's a descendant of the succubus Chantelle.
The Kouin sisters wear a strip of armored gauze, wrapped around their bust just enough times that it cannot be seen through barely , then once down their stomach, and then again around their hips just enough times to be legal.
In Friendship Is Magical Girls , several of the mahoushoujo's outfits could count as this, but Applejack's is probably the most blatant, being just a bikini with a pair of shorts and an open jacket over it. But even that's decent compared to Sunset Shimmer's outfit, which is just a short skirt and a cape that happens to clasp across the top of her breasts. Defied and played straight in Overlady , in which Louise absolutely refuses to wear skimpy, impractical armor.
Henrietta, on the other hand, fully embraces it like a fish to water. The Sailor Moon example above is endlessly lampshaded in fanfics. The descriptions are more along the line "remarkably immodest outfit that a professional stripper might be embarrassed to be seen in public wearing". Subverted in the Discworld of A. Two young Assassins back-packing in Howondaland during a gap year get into the papers for some spectacularly destructive acts, including sinking a warship whose crew are trying to arrest them for an earlier act of grand arson.
Films — Animation Disney Animated Canon: Jasmine's outfit is probably drawn from Turkish belly-dance costume. It's improbable that a princess would ever wear this, but then, she is mostly seen confined within the palace- and it's normal for Muslim women not to wear hijab in their own homes. When she goes out in public, she covers up appropriately. Also, in the spin-off series, she usually dresses far more modestly if she and Aladdin are going somewhere where they expect a fight.
The Lost Empire is another example. She wears what amounts to a bra and sarong for the whole movie. Except in the ending, where she starts wearing a long, flowing dress instead.
Pocahontas to an extent though it is pretty warm where she is in 17th century Virginia. In the sequel, however, she wore a long dress. Averted with both Mulan and Tiana the only non-Caucasian heroines that do not wear revealing outfits , as well as a majority of the Caucasian heroines, however. Jane wore a stripperiffic outfit in the ending scene in the Tarzan movie. As does Tarzan himself throughout the entire film except for one scene on Clayton's ship.
Mostly justified in Tarzan's case for growing up wild in a tropical jungle, though. She wears a dress which is basically a long strip of material with a halter neck and no back, gathered at the waist with a belt, which leaves large sections of her body uncovered.
And it gets visibly torn up during the finale. The outfit worn by Elinore from Wizards could not cover up any less than it does. The male costumes were somehow more gratuitous. Batman Returns was also full of this.
Catwoman covers herself up though her suit is quite form-fitting , but a few of the Dark Chicks in the Penguin's Red Triangle Gang are running around in skimpy attire - in one case, one of them baring her legs - in a northeastern American city.
In the middle of December. Worse, the henchmen spend most of their time in an Arctic wildlife exhibit at the Gotham Zoo, which has an air-conditioning unit running to make the atmosphere even colder. The Ice Princess, meanwhile, at least wears fishnet pantyhose that give her good lower coverage, but her fur-lined top still leaves a lot of skin exposed to the wintry Gotham City air.
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.
Oh good God, Halle Berry's costume in Catwoman. Showing just how impractical the costume would be, the top kept coming off the stuntman during action scenes. The female ninjas in the movie Lady Ninja: Reflections in Darkness dress in highly abbreviated ninja outfits when they're wearing anything at all.
Lampshaded at the Halloween party in Mean Girls , where Cady comments on how in Girl World, Halloween is the one night of the year a girl can dress like a total slut and no one can say anything. Gretchen wears a cat costume made of skintight leather, Karen wears a skimpy, cleavage-revealing teddy only the ears give it away as a costume - "I'm a mouse. Cady, not knowing this and thinking that Halloween costumes are meant to be scary, wears pale makeup, novelty rubber teeth, and a Blood-Splattered Wedding Dress "an ex-wife".
Female Twi'leks are almost all slender and attractive Even the ones who aren't slave girls. The most iconic Stripperiffic outfit from the franchise is the slave girl bikini Jabba dresses Leia into in Return of the Jedi. Noted Expanded Universe aversions: Mission Vao and Vette. Even their underwear is pretty modest. Played with in the sense of all the heroines' costumes in Sucker Punch 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 Rule of Cool for the action scenes. Justified for the skimpy costumes in the brothel world because Whenever the girls aren't performing, their clothes are quite modest.
Jane's jungle outfit in the second Weismuller Tarzan film Man and His Mate is unlike any that came later, split to the hip, and sometimes absent. Almost everybody in , male or female. Same could be said for the cast of The Scorpion King. Actually averted by most James Bond movies. Unless It Makes Sense in Context for the Bond Girl to be thrust into action in her evening dress or bikini, most of them dress sensibly when appropriate.
Angel wears an outfit quite similar to her stripper costume in the climactic battle. She does fly, so we can assume moving around isn't too much of an issue. Emma Frost also walks around wearing lingerie and sexy dresses a lot. Granted she's a seductress who uses her telepathy to attack - and she can turn into diamond if she wants to defend herself. Averted for both Mystique and Moira in the final battle.
They both wear the same jumpsuits as the others though Moira's is grey. Bryan Singer wanted Psylocke to have a more modest black costume. But Olivia Munn - a fan of the character - insisted on having the famous Leotard of Power , joking that they had to "lube me up" to get her in there.
Literature Domi in James Axler 's Outlanders series. Her outfit is continually described as "A pair of red high heels, and nothing else. Any Barsoomian Martian or Amtorian Venusian in Edgar Rice Burroughs ' Planetary Romance novels, male or female, will wear a belt and weapons harness male , jewelry female and that's pretty much it.
Even when they're going into battle. In the Wearing the Cape books, superhero costumes are flamboyant but practical It has been mentioned that many young and fashionable superheroes have much less practical club versions of their costumes for partying, and superhero-cosplayers dress much more stripperiffically. For reference, Babylon is the madam of a high-class brothel and a sometime sellsword.
I have worn chainmail underwear and nothing else but boots , but only in the bedroom. What can I say? Some people have funny ideas about armor. The Red Vixen loves this trope, usually wearing not much more than a bikini and a gunbelt while conducting business. Averted in the fantasy anthology Women in Practical Armor. The title speaks for itself. Well, she's a prostitute. It comes with the territory. This is one thing which has changed since Missandei joined Daenerys; she now dresses much more modestly.