Building on the previous Magical Girl Costumes info page.
Leif: Um, Thorn? I have even more questions about your country’s magical outfits.
Thorn: W-well, it’s a good thing we have a new magical girl to help answer them! All yours, Atarangi.
Atarangi: In general, a magical girl’s outfit is shaped by her personality and her power level. Every different person gets their own distinct outfit when they transform.
. . . but sometimes, outfits can start to synchronize. If a group of people thinks of themselves as a Team, and they go through power-upgrades together.
Big revisions to the outfit only happen when you reach a personal “level up.”
Smaller changes can happen in response to outside events. For example . . . if someone else has an incredibly powerful level-up, and you’re around to get hit by the spillover.
You can’t repress a power-up, or “downgrade” your outfit’s appearance. If you wanted to hide your transformation . . . the best you can do is remember to keep a heavy coat on standby.
You could take parts of the outfit off . . . even rip off jewels or frills, if you really wanted . . . Of course, the next time you transform, they’ll come back. In their original condition.
Most of the time it’s not a concern! By default, we like and feel comfortable in our costumes . . . but that’s not inviolable. Trauma can disrupt it. For example — a lot of magicals who were badly affected by Kudzu got new sun-shaped accessories. Some of them vanished when his influence was removed. Others will keep appearing with every transformation until a level-up overwrites them.
Thorn: Say, Atarangi, you didn’t happen to be badly affected by Kudzu, did you?
Atarangi: No. I wasn’t in that area.
Thorn: Great! On an unrelated note, do you have any plans for Kolpovision?