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19th Jan '17 6:57:26 PM Lego3400
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** Shaggy and Scooby are forced to dress as women in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' so the team can searched a suspicious location that was hiring female workers.

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** Shaggy and Scooby are forced to dress as women in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' so the team can searched a suspicious location that was hiring female workers. This is despite both Daphne and Velma being on hand to do so themselves, which Shaggy questions. Daphne gives them a simple answer: She and Velma refused to do it.
3rd Jan '17 2:19:39 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph Joestar decides that the best way to infiltrate a secret Nazi base in Mexico is to don a HarmlessLadyDisguise. Since Joseph is over six feet tall and incredibly muscular, you can imagine how well it worked out.

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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph Joestar decides that the best way to infiltrate a secret Nazi base in Mexico is to don a HarmlessLadyDisguise. Since Joseph is over six feet tall and incredibly muscular, you can imagine how well it worked out.
13th Dec '16 2:36:44 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* In the 1975 film ''The White, The Yellow, The Black'', all three main characters do this to rescue a village's women. Their cover is blown when the thugs tear off Black Jack's small veil covering his painted-on mustache, and a fight ensues.

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* In the 1975 film ''The White, The Yellow, The Black'', all three main characters do this to rescue a village's women. Their cover is blown when the thugs tear off Black Jack's small veil covering his painted-on mustache, and a fight ensues.
2nd Dec '16 1:46:09 PM rafi
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* Used in the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode "Adventures in Squirrelsitting". Chip 'n Dale not only dressed as a girls, but put on a show in order to sneak into Fat Cat's hideout.
* A stock disguise and diversion in the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' universe, to the point it might overlap with WholesomeCrossdresser:
** In the episode "Feminine Air", Baloo dresses as a woman because he wants to take part in a flying competition, but the last sponsor taking any applicants only accepts women. He also gets paired with his female boss as a navigator and has to fool her throughout the episode. [[spoiler:Which he doesn't; at the end, he learns that she recgnized him all along.]]
** In "A Spy In the Ointment", Baloo has to dress up as part of a gypsy performance troupe (And ''only'' complains about having to wear [[BarefootCartoonAnimal uncomfortable boots]] as opposed to anything else)
** At one point during "For Whom the Bell Klangs", Louie dresses up as a belly dancer [[WeNeedADistraction as a distraction]].

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* Used in In the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' ''[[Franchise/CareBears Adventures in Care-A-Lot]]'' episode "Adventures in Squirrelsitting". Chip 'n Dale not only dressed "Battle of the Band," Grizzle dons a WigDressAccent to pose as a girls, but put on a show in order to sneak into Fat Cat's hideout.
* A stock disguise
"Busybody Bear" and diversion in the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' universe, spread a little gossip to the point it might overlap with WholesomeCrossdresser:
** In the episode "Feminine Air", Baloo dresses as
break up a woman because he wants to take part in a flying competition, but the last sponsor taking recently formed band, whose practicing was keeping him from getting any applicants only accepts women. He also gets paired with his female boss as a navigator and has to fool her throughout the episode. [[spoiler:Which he doesn't; at the end, he learns that she recgnized him all along.]]
** In "A Spy In the Ointment", Baloo has to dress up as part of a gypsy performance troupe (And ''only'' complains about having to wear [[BarefootCartoonAnimal uncomfortable boots]] as opposed to anything else)
** At one point during "For Whom the Bell Klangs", Louie dresses up as a belly dancer [[WeNeedADistraction as a distraction]].
sleep.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' episode "In the Dough", Fred and Barney disguise themselves as women to enter a baking contest when Wilma and Betty get the measles.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' Patrick wrongly thinks someone is threatening him, so he crossdresses so he can stay. HilarityEnsues when ''every'' male character besides Spongebob (who's in on the whole thing) to positively go ga-ga over him. From Mr. Krabs to Squidward, and Larry the Lobster.
** In "The Cent of Money", Mr. Krabs tries to exploit Gary's apparent ability to attract money by going to the arcade dressed as a woman, with Gary hidden under the dress to make him look pregnant.
* Bender does this on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. In the episode "Raging Bender" he is forced to wrestle as the Gender Bender, in a tutu and blonde wig. And in "Bend Her", he undergoes a robo-sex change to compete in the Olympics under the name Coilette.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Go, Stewie, Go!" has Stewie disguising himself as a girl on several occasions:
** To land a role on the American version of his favorite children's show, ''Jolly Farm'' (References to both ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' and ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' also appear in this episode) mainly because as he was waitng to get an audition, he was informed that all the male roles in the show were filled.
** In another episode the family is forced to live in Texas thanks to the population of Quahog believing Stewie is possessed. Stewie ends up competing in a child beauty pagent.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' examples:
** Mercilessly parodied in "Butter's Bottom Bitch". The police chief dresses as a female whore as part of a sting operation. At least half a dozen guys fall for this, but the police chief takes the operation a step further and actually HAS SEX with the men looking to solicit prostitution. The police chief takes it ANOTHER step further and actually gets married. To his pimp.
** Played more or less straight in "Majorine". The boys discover the girls with a cooty-catcher and believe it to be a future-telling device. In order to steal it, they force Butters to fake his own suicide, dress up as a girl and infiltrate the girls' slumber party.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Tommy's Dad and grandfather dressed him up in a dress and a wig to enter him into a baby beauty contest to win a fishing boat. Tommy's mom was not happy.
* Hefty Smurf of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had to disguise himself as Smurfette to protect her from the unwanted affections of a troll king.
* No fewer than three episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' had the Hooded Claw do this. In "Cross Country Double Cross", he dressed as an old woman to hitch a ride on Penelope's motorcycle, and in two other episodes he impersonated Penelope herself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' episode "K-999 and Da Little Explorerz", Alfe dresses as a girl scout so he can get Nina's missing semaphore badge for her. He changes his name to Alfena, dons glittery makeup, and somehow manages to fool everyone, even though the scouts have a radar that can detect boys in their organization.

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* In an Used in the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Tommy's Dad and grandfather dressed him up "Adventures in a dress and a wig to enter him into a baby beauty contest to win a fishing boat. Tommy's mom was Squirrelsitting". Chip 'n Dale not happy.
* Hefty Smurf of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had to disguise himself as Smurfette to protect her from the unwanted affections of a troll king.
* No fewer than three episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' had the Hooded Claw do this. In "Cross Country Double Cross", he
only dressed as an old woman a girls, but put on a show in order to hitch a ride on Penelope's motorcycle, and in two other episodes he impersonated Penelope herself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' episode "K-999 and Da Little Explorerz", Alfe dresses as a girl scout so he can get Nina's missing semaphore badge for her. He changes his name to Alfena, dons glittery makeup, and somehow manages to fool everyone, even though the scouts have a radar that can detect boys in their organization.
sneak into Fat Cat's hideout.



* Timmy in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Operation: Dinkleberg" is dragged into one of his Dad's plots in spying on Mr. Dinkleberg, and has to deliver a box of pastries with a camera in them dressed as a girl scout.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Go, Stewie, Go!" has Stewie disguising himself as a girl on several occasions:
** To land a role on the American version of his favorite children's show, ''Jolly Farm'' (References to both ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' and ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'' also appear in this episode) mainly because as he was waitng to get an audition, he was informed that all the male roles in the show were filled.
** In another episode the family is forced to live in Texas thanks to the population of Quahog believing Stewie is possessed. Stewie ends up competing in a child beauty pagent.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' episode "In the Dough", Fred and Barney disguise themselves as women to enter a baking contest when Wilma and Betty get the measles.
* Bender does this on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. In the episode "Raging Bender" he is forced to wrestle as the Gender Bender, in a tutu and blonde wig. And in "Bend Her", he undergoes a robo-sex change to compete in the Olympics under the name Coilette.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS3E5ShiftingGears Shifting Gears]]", Mickey's [[SentientVehicle living car]] is uncooperative in letting Mickey take it to the beach, so one of his plans is to get in it disguised as Minnie. When the real Minnie appears, Mickey's disguises quickly falls apart and [[RuleOfFunny he instantly grows a 5 o'clock shadow]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "Rarity Investigates!", [[spoiler:Wind Rider]] disguises himself as a mare in an attempt to frame Rainbow Dash for a crime.
** In "Brotherhooves Social", Big Macintosh disguises himself as a mare so that he can compete in the Sisterhooves Social events with his little sister. [[PaperThinDisguise His disguise fools exactly one person]]. He ends up getting disqualified, [[spoiler: not because of the drag (the judges knew it was him and didn't care), but because of his unsportsmanlike conduct during the race.]]
* No fewer than three episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' had the Hooded Claw do this. In "Cross Country Double Cross", he dressed as an old woman to hitch a ride on Penelope's motorcycle, and in two other episodes he impersonated Penelope herself.



* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' examples:
** Shaggy and Scooby are forced to dress as women in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' so the team can searched a suspicious location that was hiring female workers.
** In two of the Scooby-Doo DVD animated movies, Shaggy is dressed as Daphne and Scooby is dressed as Velma.
** The plot of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights'' centers around Shaggy disguising himself as a harem and then having the Caliph wanting to marry him. Shaggy has to pull a ScheherezadeGambit to get out of the wedding.



* In the ''[[Franchise/CareBears Adventures in Care-A-Lot]]'' episode "Battle of the Band," Grizzle dons a WigDressAccent to pose as "Busybody Bear" and spread a little gossip to break up a recently formed band, whose practicing was keeping him from getting any sleep.

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* In the ''[[Franchise/CareBears Adventures in Care-A-Lot]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Battle of the Band," Grizzle "K-999 and Da Little Explorerz", Alfe dresses as a girl scout so he can get Nina's missing semaphore badge for her. He changes his name to Alfena, dons a WigDressAccent to pose as "Busybody Bear" glittery makeup, and spread a little gossip somehow manages to break up fool everyone, even though the scouts have a recently formed band, whose practicing was keeping him from getting any sleep.radar that can detect boys in their organization.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Tommy's Dad and grandfather dressed him up in a dress and a wig to enter him into a baby beauty contest to win a fishing boat. Tommy's mom was not happy.



* In the very first episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'', [[PrinceOfPranksters Andy]] tries to annoy his sister Jen by mimicking everything she does. This becomes a problem for him when Jen decides to go to the school dance in a dress.

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* In ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' examples:
** Shaggy and Scooby are forced to dress as women in
the very first episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'', [[PrinceOfPranksters Andy]] tries to annoy his sister Jen by mimicking everything she does. This becomes a problem for him when Jen decides to go to ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' so the school dance in team can searched a dress.suspicious location that was hiring female workers.
** In two of the Scooby-Doo DVD animated movies, Shaggy is dressed as Daphne and Scooby is dressed as Velma.
** The plot of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights'' centers around Shaggy disguising himself as a harem and then having the Caliph wanting to marry him. Shaggy has to pull a ScheherezadeGambit to get out of the wedding.



* Timmy in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Operation: Dinkleberg" is dragged into one of his Dad's plots in spying on Mr. Dinkleberg, and has to deliver a box of pastries with a camera in them dressed as a girl scout.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "Rarity Investigates!", [[spoiler:Wind Rider]] disguises himself as a mare in an attempt to frame Rainbow Dash for a crime.
** In "Brotherhooves Social", Big Macintosh disguises himself as a mare so that he can compete in the Sisterhooves Social events with his little sister. [[PaperThinDisguise His disguise fools exactly one person]]. He ends up getting disqualified, [[spoiler: not because of the drag (the judges knew it was him and didn't care), but because of his unsportsmanlike conduct during the race.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS3E5ShiftingGears Shifting Gears]]", Mickey's [[SentientVehicle living car]] is uncooperative in letting Mickey take it to the beach, so one of his plans is to get in it disguised as Minnie. When the real Minnie appears, Mickey's disguises quickly falls apart and [[RuleOfFunny he instantly grows a 5 o'clock shadow]].

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* Timmy Hefty Smurf of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had to disguise himself as Smurfette to protect her from the unwanted affections of a troll king.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' examples:
** Mercilessly parodied
in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' "Butter's Bottom Bitch". The police chief dresses as a female whore as part of a sting operation. At least half a dozen guys fall for this, but the police chief takes the operation a step further and actually HAS SEX with the men looking to solicit prostitution. The police chief takes it ANOTHER step further and actually gets married. To his pimp.
** Played more or less straight in "Majorine". The boys discover the girls with a cooty-catcher and believe it to be a future-telling device. In order to steal it, they force Butters to fake his own suicide, dress up as a girl and infiltrate the girls' slumber party.
* In an
episode "Operation: Dinkleberg" of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' Patrick wrongly thinks someone is dragged into one of his Dad's plots threatening him, so he crossdresses so he can stay. HilarityEnsues when ''every'' male character besides Spongebob (who's in spying on the whole thing) to positively go ga-ga over him. From Mr. Dinkleberg, Krabs to Squidward, and has Larry the Lobster.
** In "The Cent of Money", Mr. Krabs tries
to deliver a box of pastries with a camera in them exploit Gary's apparent ability to attract money by going to the arcade dressed as a girl scout.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "Rarity Investigates!", [[spoiler:Wind Rider]] disguises himself as a mare in an attempt
woman, with Gary hidden under the dress to frame Rainbow Dash for a crime.
** In "Brotherhooves Social", Big Macintosh disguises himself as a mare so that he can compete
make him look pregnant.
* A stock disguise and diversion
in the Sisterhooves Social events ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' universe, to the point it might overlap with WholesomeCrossdresser:
** In the episode "Feminine Air", Baloo dresses as a woman because he wants to take part in a flying competition, but the last sponsor taking any applicants only accepts women. He also gets paired
with his little sister. [[PaperThinDisguise His disguise fools exactly one person]]. He ends up getting disqualified, [[spoiler: not because of female boss as a navigator and has to fool her throughout the drag (the judges knew it was episode. [[spoiler:Which he doesn't; at the end, he learns that she recgnized him and didn't care), but because of his unsportsmanlike conduct during the race.all along.]]
** In "A Spy In the Ointment", Baloo has to dress up as part of a gypsy performance troupe (And ''only'' complains about having to wear [[BarefootCartoonAnimal uncomfortable boots]] as opposed to anything else)
** At one point during "For Whom the Bell Klangs", Louie dresses up as a belly dancer [[WeNeedADistraction as a distraction]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "[[Recap/MickeyMouseS3E5ShiftingGears Shifting Gears]]", Mickey's [[SentientVehicle living car]] is uncooperative in letting Mickey take it very first episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'', [[PrinceOfPranksters Andy]] tries to annoy his sister Jen by mimicking everything she does. This becomes a problem for him when Jen decides to go to the beach, so one of his plans is to get school dance in it disguised as Minnie. When the real Minnie appears, Mickey's disguises quickly falls apart and [[RuleOfFunny he instantly grows a 5 o'clock shadow]].dress.
1st Dec '16 2:17:04 AM rafi
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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Rei, one of the characters in the series, does this to lure his pursuers into a trap by using his pink cloak and hide his face, but mainly for survival. Then makes his epic reveal when his real gender is shown. It works because of his {{Bishonen}} looks, and he's been trying to find a man with seven scars on his chest (who was revealed to be Jagi, Kenshiro's evil brother who was framing and impersonating him).
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Done by -- of all people! -- Baron Ashura at least twice (in episodes 7 and 36). He/she disguised like a woman to manipulate a mob or frighten nosy people away one of his/her operations. Fortunately he/she was a shape-shifter, so it was not so hard looking like a woman how it would be to him/her (on the grounds of Ashura being half-male, half-female). It overlapped with CreepyCrossdresser since it was pretty squicky -and eerie-.
* In the second season of ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler:BC was a guy the whole time]], serving a spy for [[spoiler:Tarak]].

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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Rei, one of ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'', [[spoiler:Yukiatsu]] disguises himself as [[spoiler:Menma]] to fool the characters in the series, does this other Peace Busters and to lure relieve his pursuers into own obsession of her.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** [[MoeAnthropomorphism France]] once dressed up as
a trap by using his pink cloak and hide his face, but mainly for survival. Then makes his epic reveal when his real gender girl to capture [[TheDitz Italy]]. [[AttractiveBentGender The plan is shown. It works pulled off without a hitch.]]
--->"Germany, Germany! I was hitting on someone
because of his {{Bishonen}} looks, and he's been trying to find a man with seven scars on his chest (who I thought it was revealed to be Jagi, Kenshiro's evil brother who a cute girl, but it was framing and impersonating him).
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Done by -- of all people! -- Baron Ashura at least twice (in episodes 7 and 36). He/she disguised
actually France in disguise!"
** Italy himself once dressed up
like a woman on April Fools Day in order to manipulate a mob or frighten nosy people away trick Japan.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** A plot point for episode 4. And
one guess who got dragged into the drag. Give up? Ciel.
** In season two we have Alois briefly disguising himself as a maid.
* ''Manga/BlackCat'':
** Train has this happen to him in the anime. Also coupled with him turning into a cute little boy (due to being shot with a Lucifer bullet). Due to him shrinking in size, no one else except [[TykeBomb Eve]] has clothes his size - so he ends up having to wear her dress temporarily. The saddest part? He looked damn good in it.
** And [[http://www.desertmoon.org/screen/blackcat/ep09/bc09_285.jpg Sven]], also in the anime. Y'see, they needed bait to lure out a SerialKiller who preferred to target women, and Sven's chivalrous attitude just wouldn't allow him to let Eve do it, so... Averted in the manga, where he ''did'' let Eve do it, reluctantly.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', because he would have been killed if it were found out any
of his/her operations. Fortunately he/she was a shape-shifter, so it was not so hard looking like the original Ishikawa Goemon's ''sons'' were living, the [[LegacyCharacter Ishikawa Goemon]] seen in this series starts living as a woman how it would be to him/her (on the grounds of Ashura being half-male, half-female). It overlapped with CreepyCrossdresser since it was pretty squicky -and eerie-.
* In the second season of ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler:BC was a guy the whole time]], serving a spy for [[spoiler:Tarak]].
deter rumours.



* This is the premise of ''Anime/IMyMeStrawberryEggs'', wherein the protagonist dresses as a woman to teach at a school run by a misandric headmistress. [[spoiler:At the end of the series, ''very subtle'' hints are dropped that his landlady is actually a man in drag, who does so in order to be close to the headmistress.]]
* A major plot element in the first half of ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', where the protagonist Loran is put into situations where he is forced to crossdress in order to become the Gundam's "alleged" pilot Laura. This is addressed directly in the last episode when one character asks Guin (the man who made everyone think Loran was a woman) why doesn't he just put him in a skirt himself.
* Also happens to [[spoiler:Tieria]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', when he must infiltrate a high-class party. The thing is, he's [[DudeLooksLikeALady androgynous]] enough to pull it off; anyone who didn't know his true sex would be utterly fooled. He rationalizes it as a good disguise because all Gundam Meisters are known to be male, but Wang Liu Mei (and the viewers) guesses that Sumeragi was having a bit of fun at his expense.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' had the male members of the Gundam Team crossdressing in order to infiltrate a enemy base (ItMakesSenseInContext). Humorously, while Iino gets in easily, Judau gets turned away because he looks downright ''weird'' in a dress.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** It's a RunningGag that, whenever Ranma [[GenderBender turns into a girl]] and dons a PaperThinDisguise (which is often little more than a WigDressAccent or a [[ClarkKenting cheap pair of glasses]],) his rival Ryoga will invariably fall for it, and think of "her" as a very cute girl. Not only that, but both in the anime and manga versions of his introduction, Ryoga expressed his outrage over the fact that [[TransformationRay Jusenkyo]] turned Ranma into a [[AttractiveBentGender beautiful girl]], whereas he [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting was turned into a small black piglet]].
** In order to distract the {{Orochi}}, a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] pervert who loves girls (to look at as much as to eat,) [[GenderBender Ranma]], Ryouga, [[{{Bishonen}} Shinnosuke]], and [[{{Squick}} Shinnosuke's Grandpa]] crossdress as {{Fetish Fuel Station Attendant}}s (namely, a schoolgirl, a nurse, a policewoman, and a ''bride''.) The funniest part is that Ranma does this ''as a man'' (had he done it as a woman, the Orochi would've made a beeline for her.)
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'':
** The heroes have to go to a Holy City where priestesses are trained and all permanent residents are female. They get involved with the ruler's child who does not want to be a priestess and is in fact male and forced to crossdress by his overbearing mother. At the end it is revealed that the "all-female community" is in fact ''fifty percent male''.
** [[IdiotHero Gourry]] also has to disguise himself as a woman in a couple other episodes ([[RunningGag always episode 17 of the season]]). Only ''Evolution-R'' averts this tradition, being a BizarroEpisode instead.
* In one episode of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', Lua disguises himself as his twin sister Luca to enter a tournament because she doesn't want to enter and he wasn't invited. Once he actually gets onto the field he doesn't even bother acting like a girl, except to pretend very badly when his opponent points out that he's a boy.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** In the first season of the anime, Ash had to disguise himself as a girl to gain access into the Celedon City Gym, as he had offended Erika, the Gym Leader, earlier in the episode. It went on to become a RunningGag OnceASeason, though usually it's not a disguise.
** In Unova Ash, Pikachu, and Cilan had to crossdress in order to get into an all-girls club.
** The aforementioned RunningGag reversed itself in Kalos in one episode when it's ''Serena'' who has to masquerade as Ash while he's incapacitated.
** If Team Rocket uses a disguise that involves a female and a male role, James will almost always dress as the female. ([[AttractiveBentGender And very lovely he looks too.]]) Logically, then, this also applies to Jessie, who has dressed as a man on several occasions (though she doesn't seem to crossdress as much as James does.) They've mostly stopped crossdressing since Johto but it will sometimes pop up.



* In a manga-only part of ''FushigiYuugi'' (and a series of short segments after some of the anime {{OAV}}s), the Suzaku warriors wash up on the shores of a matriarchal society after shipwrecking, and are forced to pass as women. Played for high hilarity when GentleGiant Mitsukake reveals himself as a woman, only for it to be digitally pixelated out because it's too horrible to look at. More hilarity is mined when Chichiri turns himself into an [[AttractiveBentGender adorably gorgeous]] young woman, prompting a jealous reaction from Nuriko, who's been [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdressing]] since the beginning of the series and is horrified that someone might make a prettier woman than him.
* Hare from ''Anime/HareGuu'' was disguised as a girl once.
* ''Manga/BlackCat'':
** Train has this happen to him in the anime. Also coupled with him turning into a cute little boy (due to being shot with a Lucifer bullet). Due to him shrinking in size, no one else except [[TykeBomb Eve]] has clothes his size - so he ends up having to wear her dress temporarily. The saddest part? He looked damn good in it.
** And [[http://www.desertmoon.org/screen/blackcat/ep09/bc09_285.jpg Sven]], also in the anime. Y'see, they needed bait to lure out a SerialKiller who preferred to target women, and Sven's chivalrous attitude just wouldn't allow him to let Eve do it, so... Averted in the manga, where he ''did'' let Eve do it, reluctantly.
* ''[[VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou]]'' has an episode where the main group is trying to help a young couple, and comes up with a plan that involves impersonating them. When the option of Akane playing the role of the girl gets rejected for being dangerous, Eisen suggests that one of the [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Hachiyou]] could dress as a woman... and everyone immediately agrees that ''he'' is perfect for this task. (Eisen ''should'' have accounted for the fact that he is [[{{Bishonen}} pretty enough to pass as a girl without much effort]]; the man they were trying to fool even offers "her" to become his wife upon discovering that "she" is not the princess he was searching for, but a different girl...)
* In the ''Manga/GetBackers'' manga, this is one of Ban's *ahem* genius plans to try to get them into a prison. He has both him and Ginji dress in school girl uniforms and try to pretend that they're on a field trip and want to visit the prison. It doesn't work. Though they actually ''do'' look quite cute in it...
* Although not normally used as a disguise, Hermione Ayasaki is once used as such in an alternate story of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', to keep Hayate from being killed and Izumi from getting in trouble for having a boy in her room from her father. 'She' is hired as a maid by said father, though the other characters see through the disguise easily, as is normal for {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s within the series.

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* In a manga-only part of ''FushigiYuugi'' (and a series of short segments after some of the anime {{OAV}}s), the Suzaku warriors wash up on the shores of a matriarchal society after shipwrecking, and are forced to pass Conan Edogawa from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' [[ArcWelding and]] Kaitou Kid from ''Manga/MagicKaito'' have both shown no issues with disguising themselves as women. Played for high hilarity girls when GentleGiant Mitsukake reveals himself as a woman, only for it to be digitally pixelated out because it's too horrible to look at. More hilarity helps their current plans.
** The first case that includes Kaitou
is mined when Chichiri turns himself into an [[AttractiveBentGender adorably gorgeous]] young woman, prompting a jealous reaction from Nuriko, who's been [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdressing]] both {{squick}}y and funny since the beginning of the series and is horrified that someone might make a prettier woman than him.
* Hare from ''Anime/HareGuu'' was
[[spoiler: Kaitou steals Sonoko's mother Tomiko's ''very'' expensive black pearl while perfectly disguised as a girl once.
* ''Manga/BlackCat'':
** Train has this happen to him in the anime. Also coupled with him turning into a cute little boy (due to being shot with a Lucifer bullet). Due to him shrinking in size, no one else except [[TykeBomb Eve]] has clothes his size - so he ends up having to wear her dress temporarily. The saddest part? He looked damn good in it.
** And [[http://www.desertmoon.org/screen/blackcat/ep09/bc09_285.jpg Sven]], also in the anime. Y'see, they needed bait to lure out a SerialKiller who preferred to target women, and Sven's chivalrous attitude just wouldn't allow him to let Eve do it, so... Averted in the manga, where he ''did'' let Eve do it, reluctantly.
* ''[[VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou]]'' has an episode where the main group is trying to help a young couple, and comes up with a plan that involves impersonating them. When the option of Akane playing the role of the girl gets rejected for being dangerous, Eisen suggests that one of the [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Hachiyou]] could dress as a woman... and everyone immediately agrees that ''he'' is perfect for this task. (Eisen ''should'' have accounted for the fact
''Ran'', which strongly implies that he drugged, stripped her and perfectly studied her... er, features so he could pose as her better. Conan himself goes completely red when confronting and unmasking Kaitou, realising the implications of a nude Ran hidden somewhere... Fortunately, [[ChivalrousPervert Kaitou]] is [[{{Bishonen}} pretty polite enough to pass as ''not'' steal her gown, only using a similar dress.]]
** Played with much later: [[spoiler: Kaitou knockes out and strips
a girl named Sera to disguise himself as her, leaving her only in her undies... but Sera is such a {{Bifauxnen}} and [[{{Pettanko}} so flatchested]] that ''he doesn't notice it's a girl''. (To be fair she ''is'' wearing boyish underwear and a top without much effort]]; the man they were trying to fool even offers "her" to become his wife upon discovering a bra at that "she" is not moment. Sera was also caught in the princess he men's washroom because the women's washroom was searching for, but full.) Conan later explains everything, Kaitou is all "WTF?!" when told Sera's a different girl...girl... and cue to [[DynamicEntry a very pissed off Sera in her undies drop-kicking him on the head]].]]
** Conan once switched clothes with [[spoiler: Ayumi]] to find some kidnappers (they wanted her to deliver the ransom.
)
* In ''Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure'', the ''Manga/GetBackers'' manga, this is one local HumongousMecha can only be piloted by females. So when the male protagonist shows he's compatible, the MadScientist in charge of Ban's *ahem* genius plans to try to get them into the robots makes up a prison. He has both him female-looking pilot suit with voice changer and Ginji dress in school girl uniforms and try to pretend that they're on a field trip and want to visit the prison. "shock absorbers". It doesn't work. Though they actually ''do'' look quite cute in it...
* Although not normally used as a disguise, Hermione Ayasaki is once used as such in an alternate story of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', to keep Hayate from being killed and Izumi from getting in trouble for having a boy in her room from her father. 'She' is hired as a maid by said father, though the other characters see through the disguise easily, as is normal for {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s within the series.
last very long.



* In ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru'', the main character spends most of the series in this kind of disguise--that is, he passes for several months at an all-girls' school, despite being found out more than once.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** A plot point for episode 4. And one guess who got dragged into the drag. Give up? Ciel.
** In season two we have Alois briefly disguising himself as a maid.
* In ''Manga/{{Rinne}}'', [[TheHero Rinne]] decides to dress in a [[{{Meido}} maid uniform]] to try and [[PaperThinDisguise capture]] a [[PunchClockVillain damashigami]] who is kidnapping school girls. It works. He actually has to [[TheUntwist unmask himself]] as male to his opponent when he [[NinjaMaid defeats]] him. He then [[WhatTheHellHero takes advantage of]] his situation to win the school's Mr. Lady competition. While [[TheHeroine Sakura]] and her female friends agree he looks [[{{Moe}} cute]], [[TheRival Tsubasa]] is at a loss for words.
-->'''Rinne:''' How do I look?\\
'''Tsubasa:''' How am I supposed to answer that?
* In ''Manga/WildRock'', because Yuuen is an incompetent huntsman and a bit of a runt his father gets him to dress up as a women for a HoneyTrap ploy to get more food.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** [[MoeAnthropomorphism France]] once dressed up as a girl to capture [[TheDitz Italy]]. [[AttractiveBentGender The plan is pulled off without a hitch.]]
--->"Germany, Germany! I was hitting on someone because I thought it was a cute girl, but it was actually France in disguise!"
** Italy himself once dressed up like a woman on April Fools Day in order to trick Japan.
* In the ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' manga, [[http://www.mangarush.com/manga/yu-yu-hakusho/171/p-8 Yusuke pulled this off pretty well and look like quite a convincing girl believe it or not.]]
* Conan Edogawa from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' [[ArcWelding and]] Kaitou Kid from ''Manga/MagicKaito'' have both shown no issues with disguising themselves as girls when it helps their current plans. The first case that includes Kaitou is both {{squick}}y and funny since [[spoiler: Kaitou steals Sonoko's mother Tomiko's ''very'' expensive black pearl while perfectly disguised as ''Ran'', which strongly implies that he drugged, stripped her and perfectly studied her... er, features so he could pose as her better. Conan himself goes completely red when confronting and unmasking Kaitou, realising the implications of a nude Ran hidden somewhere... Fortunately, [[ChivalrousPervert Kaitou]] is polite enough to ''not'' steal her gown, only using a similar dress.]]
** [[spoiler: Conan]] once switched clothes with [[spoiler: Ayumi]] to find some kidnappers (they wanted her to deliver the ransom.)
** Played with much later: [[spoiler: Kaitou knockes out and strips a girl named Sera to disguise himself as her, leaving her only in her undies... but Sera is such a {{Bifauxnen}} and [[{{Pettanko}} so flatchested]] that ''he doesn't notice it's a girl''. (To be fair she ''is'' wearing boyish underwear and a top without a bra at that moment. Sera was also caught in the men's washroom because the women's washroom was full.) Conan later explains everything, Kaitou is all "WTF?!" when told Sera's a girl... and cue to [[DynamicEntry a very pissed off Sera in her undies drop-kicking him on the head]].]]

to:

* In ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru'', the main character spends most of the series in this kind of disguise--that is, he passes for several months at an all-girls' school, despite being found out more than once.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** A plot point for episode 4. And one guess who got dragged into the drag. Give up? Ciel.
** In season two we
The Franchise/EvilliousChronicles have Alois briefly disguising himself as a maid.
* In ''Manga/{{Rinne}}'', [[TheHero Rinne]] decides to dress
two examples which make for shocking twists in a [[{{Meido}} maid uniform]] to try [[LightNovel/ClotureofYellow The Daughter of Evil]] and [[PaperThinDisguise capture]] a [[PunchClockVillain damashigami]] who is kidnapping school girls. It works. He actually has to [[TheUntwist unmask himself]] as male to LightNovel/TheLunacyOfDukeVenomania; in the former, Allen Avadonia dresses up [[spoiler:as his opponent when he [[NinjaMaid defeats]] him. He then [[WhatTheHellHero takes advantage of]] his situation twin sister to win take her place on the school's Mr. Lady competition. While [[TheHeroine Sakura]] chopping block,]] and her female friends agree he looks [[{{Moe}} cute]], [[TheRival Tsubasa]] is at a loss for words.
-->'''Rinne:''' How do I look?\\
'''Tsubasa:''' How am I supposed
in the latter Kachess Crim [[spoiler:dresses as the sorceress Elluka to answer that?
* In ''Manga/WildRock'', because Yuuen is an incompetent huntsman
infiltrate the lustful Duke Venomania's harem and a bit of a runt his father gets stab him to dress up as a women for a HoneyTrap ploy to get more food.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** [[MoeAnthropomorphism France]] once dressed up as a girl to capture [[TheDitz Italy]]. [[AttractiveBentGender The plan is pulled off
without a hitch.being suspected.]]
--->"Germany, Germany! I was hitting on someone * In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Rei, one of the characters in the series, does this to lure his pursuers into a trap by using his pink cloak and hide his face, but mainly for survival. Then makes his epic reveal when his real gender is shown. It works because I thought it was a cute girl, but it was actually France in disguise!"
** Italy himself once dressed up like a woman on April Fools Day in order to trick Japan.
* In the ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' manga, [[http://www.mangarush.com/manga/yu-yu-hakusho/171/p-8 Yusuke pulled this off pretty well
of his {{Bishonen}} looks, and look like quite a convincing girl believe it or not.]]
* Conan Edogawa from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' [[ArcWelding and]] Kaitou Kid from ''Manga/MagicKaito'' have both shown no issues with disguising themselves as girls when it helps their current plans. The first case that includes Kaitou is both {{squick}}y and funny since [[spoiler: Kaitou steals Sonoko's mother Tomiko's ''very'' expensive black pearl while perfectly disguised as ''Ran'', which strongly implies that he drugged, stripped her and perfectly studied her... er, features so he could pose as her better. Conan himself goes completely red when confronting and unmasking Kaitou, realising the implications of a nude Ran hidden somewhere... Fortunately, [[ChivalrousPervert Kaitou]] is polite enough to ''not'' steal her gown, only using a similar dress.]]
** [[spoiler: Conan]] once switched clothes with [[spoiler: Ayumi]]
he's been trying to find some kidnappers (they wanted her to deliver the ransom.)
** Played
a man with much later: [[spoiler: Kaitou knockes out seven scars on his chest (who was revealed to be Jagi, Kenshiro's evil brother who was framing and strips a girl named Sera to disguise himself as her, leaving her only impersonating him).
* There's one scene
in her undies... but Sera is such episode 7 of ''Anime/{{Fractale}}'' where Clain Necran does this while roaming a {{Bifauxnen}} and [[{{Pettanko}} so flatchested]] that ''he doesn't notice it's a girl''. (To be fair she ''is'' wearing boyish underwear and a top without a bra at that moment. Sera was also caught in the men's washroom because the women's washroom was full.) Conan later explains everything, Kaitou is all "WTF?!" when told Sera's a girl... and cue to [[DynamicEntry a very pissed off Sera in her undies drop-kicking him on the head]].]]city populated by Doppels.



* There's one scene in episode 7 of ''Anime/{{Fractale}}'' where Clain Necran does this while roaming a city populated by Doppels.
* During the yuki-onna arc of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', [[TheHero Tsukune]] has to disguise himself as a girl to get into the coming of age ceremony, where men aren't allowed.
* Unsurprisingly pulled off by [[DudeLooksLikeALady Alto]] [[AttractiveBentGender Saotome]] in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier [[TheMovie Sayonara no Tsubasa]]'' where he [[spoiler: dresses up as a maid in an attempt to rescue Sheryl]].
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'':
** In retrace 48 Oz briefly disguises himself as a maid with Alice. And [[AttractiveBentGender looked damn good in it]]. Gil even [[HoYay says he looks gorgeous]].
** In the novel, Oz and Break were disguised as noblewomen in an attempt to ruin Gil's date with a woman.
** Interestingly, Oz was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen initially]] going to be a girl who [[SweetPollyOliver disguised herself as a man]].

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* There's one scene in episode 7 In a manga-only part of ''Anime/{{Fractale}}'' where Clain Necran does this while roaming ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' (and a city populated by Doppels.
* During
series of short segments after some of the yuki-onna arc anime {{OAV}}s), the Suzaku warriors wash up on the shores of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', [[TheHero Tsukune]] has a matriarchal society after shipwrecking, and are forced to disguise pass as women. Played for high hilarity when GentleGiant Mitsukake reveals himself as a girl woman, only for it to get be digitally pixelated out because it's too horrible to look at. More hilarity is mined when Chichiri turns himself into the coming of age ceremony, where men aren't allowed.
* Unsurprisingly pulled off by [[DudeLooksLikeALady Alto]]
an [[AttractiveBentGender Saotome]] adorably gorgeous]] young woman, prompting a jealous reaction from Nuriko, who's been [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdressing]] since the beginning of the series and is horrified that someone might make a prettier woman than him.
* In the ''Manga/GetBackers'' manga, this is one of Ban's *ahem* genius plans to try to get them into a prison. He has both him and Ginji dress
in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier [[TheMovie Sayonara no Tsubasa]]'' school girl uniforms and try to pretend that they're on a field trip and want to visit the prison. It doesn't work. Though they actually ''do'' look quite cute in it...
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** A major plot element in the first half of ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', where the protagonist Loran is put into situations
where he [[spoiler: dresses up is forced to crossdress in order to become the Gundam's "alleged" pilot Laura. This is addressed directly in the last episode when one character asks Guin (the man who made everyone think Loran was a woman) why doesn't he just put him in a skirt himself.
** Happens to [[spoiler:Tieria]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', when he must infiltrate a high-class party. The thing is, he's [[DudeLooksLikeALady androgynous]] enough to pull it off; anyone who didn't know his true sex would be utterly fooled. He rationalizes it
as a maid in an attempt to rescue Sheryl]].
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'':
** In retrace 48 Oz briefly disguises himself as a maid with Alice. And [[AttractiveBentGender looked damn
good disguise because all Gundam Meisters are known to be male, but Wang Liu Mei (and the viewers) guesses that Sumeragi was having a bit of fun at his expense.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' had the male members of the Gundam Team crossdressing
in it]]. Gil even [[HoYay says order to infiltrate a enemy base (ItMakesSenseInContext). Humorously, while Iino gets in easily, Judau gets turned away because he looks gorgeous]].
** In the novel, Oz and Break were
downright ''weird'' in a dress.
* Hare from ''Anime/HareGuu'' was
disguised as noblewomen in a girl once.
* ''[[VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou]]'' has
an attempt episode where the main group is trying to ruin Gil's date help a young couple, and comes up with a woman.
** Interestingly, Oz
plan that involves impersonating them. When the option of Akane playing the role of the girl gets rejected for being dangerous, Eisen suggests that one of the [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Hachiyou]] could dress as a woman... and everyone immediately agrees that ''he'' is perfect for this task. (Eisen ''should'' have accounted for the fact that he is [[{{Bishonen}} pretty enough to pass as a girl without much effort]]; the man they were trying to fool even offers "her" to become his wife upon discovering that "she" is not the princess he was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen initially]] going searching for, but a different girl...)
* Although not normally used as a disguise, Hermione Ayasaki is once used as such in an alternate story of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', to keep Hayate from being killed and Izumi from getting in trouble for having a boy in her room from her father. 'She' is hired as a maid by said father, though the other characters see through the disguise easily, as is normal for {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s within the series.
* In the manga version of ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', [[spoiler:Jeudi crossdresses ''and'' cuts her hair to escape from the Count, and a local girl named Liesl hits on "him" (and may be [[IfItsYouItsOkay a bit enamoured with "her" even after finding out]],]] and at some point in the manga, [[spoiler:Leonhart]] does this as well.
* This is the premise of ''Anime/IMyMeStrawberryEggs'', wherein the protagonist dresses as a woman to teach at a school run by a misandric headmistress. [[spoiler:At the end of the series, ''very subtle'' hints are dropped that his landlady is actually a man in drag, who does so in order to be close to the headmistress.]]
* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph Joestar decides that the best way to infiltrate a secret Nazi base in Mexico is to don a HarmlessLadyDisguise. Since Joseph is over six feet tall and incredibly muscular, you can imagine how well it worked out.
-->'''Joseph:''' Damn, those Nazis are impressive. How could they see through my female disguise?
* One-shot ''Kanojo Ni Naritai!?'' is about a high school boy who pretends
to be a girl to date a classmate who [[SweetPollyOliver disguised herself as he thinks is a man]].ButchLesbian. It turns out she is unattracted to girls though.
* In the manga adaptation for ''Manga/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Roxas was forced to wear a FrenchMaidOutfit and pretend to be the White Rabbit's servant, Mary Ann, while trespassing his home to find a way to restore Luxord to his normal size. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'':
** This is how Yuuri first meets Jozak, whose disguise would have been [[IncrediblyConspicuousDrag more convincing]] if Jozak didn't a) have noticeably larger biceps than most women and b) seem to believe that SleevesAreForWimps.
** Jozak is the only one that does it ''regularly'', but if the characters in general need to go somewhere in disguise, there's about a fifty-fifty chance that at least ''some'' of them will be going there in women's clothes. It's that kind of a series.



* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': Jin does this to get into a brothel. However despite his {{Bishonen}} looks, the thugs guarding the brothel are suspicious and insist he play the instrument he's carrying. Jin fails dismally and so whips off his disguise.
-->'''Thug:''' Crossdressers! I mean...double-crossers!
* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph Joestar decides that the best way to infiltrate a secret Nazi base in Mexico is to don a HarmlessLadyDisguise. Since Joseph is over six feet tall and incredibly muscular, you can imagine how well it worked out.
-->'''Joseph:''' Damn, those Nazis are impressive. How could they see through my female disguise?
* In the manga version of ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', [[spoiler:Jeudi crossdresses ''and'' cuts her hair to escape from the Count, and a local girl named Liesl hits on "him" (and may be [[IfItsYouItsOkay a bit enamoured with "her" even after finding out]],]] and at some point in the manga, [[spoiler:Leonhart]] does this as well.
* In ''Manga/CandyCandy'', Candy spends at least half of the SchoolFestival dressed up as a dashing, playful and very girlish-looking boy.

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* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': Jin does this to get into a brothel. However despite his {{Bishonen}} looks, the thugs guarding the brothel are suspicious and insist he play the instrument he's carrying. Jin fails dismally and so whips Unsurprisingly pulled off his disguise.
-->'''Thug:''' Crossdressers! I mean...double-crossers!
* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph Joestar decides that the best way
by [[DudeLooksLikeALady Alto]] [[AttractiveBentGender Saotome]] in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier [[TheMovie Sayonara no Tsubasa]]'' where he [[spoiler: dresses up as a maid in an attempt to infiltrate a secret Nazi base in Mexico is to don a HarmlessLadyDisguise. Since Joseph is over six feet tall and incredibly muscular, you can imagine how well it worked out.
-->'''Joseph:''' Damn, those Nazis are impressive. How could they see through my female disguise?
rescue Sheryl]].
* In the manga version ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Done by -- of ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', [[spoiler:Jeudi crossdresses ''and'' cuts her hair to escape from the Count, and a local girl named Liesl hits on "him" (and may be [[IfItsYouItsOkay a bit enamoured with "her" even after finding out]],]] and at some point in the manga, [[spoiler:Leonhart]] does this as well.
* In ''Manga/CandyCandy'', Candy spends
all people! -- Baron Ashura at least half twice (in episodes 7 and 36). He/she disguised like a woman to manipulate a mob or frighten nosy people away one of his/her operations. Fortunately he/she was a shape-shifter, so it was not so hard looking like a woman how it would be to him/her (on the SchoolFestival dressed up grounds of Ashura being half-male, half-female). It overlapped with CreepyCrossdresser since it was pretty squicky -and eerie-.
* ''Manga/MintNaBokura'' is about a boy who disguises himself
as a dashing, playful and very girlish-looking boy.girl so that he can attend the same boarding school as his sister.



* In ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'', [[spoiler:Yukiatsu]] disguises himself as [[spoiler:Menma]] to fool the other Peace Busters and to relieve his own obsession of her.
* ''Manga/MintNaBokura'' is about a boy who disguises himself as a girl so that he can attend the same boarding school as his sister.
* In the manga adaptation for ''Manga/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Roxas was forced to wear a FrenchMaidOutfit and pretend to be the White Rabbit's servant, Mary Ann, while trespassing his home to find a way to restore Luxord to his normal size. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
* In ''Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure'', the local HumongousMecha can only be piloted by females. So when the male protagonist shows he's compatible, the MadScientist in charge of the robots makes up a female-looking pilot suit with voice changer and "shock absorbers". It doesn't last very long.
* The Franchise/EvilliousChronicles have two examples which make for shocking twists in [[LightNovel/ClotureofYellow The Daughter of Evil]] and LightNovel/TheLunacyOfDukeVenomania; in the former, Allen Avadonia dresses up [[spoiler:as his twin sister to take her place on the chopping block,]] and in the latter Kachess Crim [[spoiler:dresses as the sorceress Elluka to infiltrate the lustful Duke Venomania's harem and stab him without being suspected.]]

to:

* In ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'', [[spoiler:Yukiatsu]] disguises himself as [[spoiler:Menma]] to fool ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru'', the other Peace Busters and to relieve his own obsession main character spends most of her.
the series in this kind of disguise--that is, he passes for several months at an all-girls' school, despite being found out more than once.
* ''Manga/MintNaBokura'' is about a boy who ''Manga/PandoraHearts'':
** In retrace 48 Oz briefly
disguises himself as a girl so that maid with Alice. And [[AttractiveBentGender looked damn good in it]]. Gil even [[HoYay says he can attend the same boarding school as his sister.
*
looks gorgeous]].
**
In the manga adaptation for ''Manga/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Roxas novel, Oz and Break were disguised as noblewomen in an attempt to ruin Gil's date with a woman.
** Interestingly, Oz
was forced to wear a FrenchMaidOutfit and pretend [[WhatCouldHaveBeen initially]] going to be a girl who [[SweetPollyOliver disguised herself as a man]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** In
the White Rabbit's servant, Mary Ann, first season of the anime, Ash had to disguise himself as a girl to gain access into the Celedon City Gym, as he had offended Erika, the Gym Leader, earlier in the episode. It went on to become a RunningGag OnceASeason, though usually it's not a disguise.
** In Unova Ash, Pikachu, and Cilan had to crossdress in order to get into an all-girls club.
** The aforementioned RunningGag reversed itself in Kalos in one episode when it's ''Serena'' who has to masquerade as Ash
while trespassing his home to find a way to restore Luxord to his normal size. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
* In ''Anime/DualParallelTroubleAdventure'', the local HumongousMecha can only be piloted by females. So when the male protagonist shows
he's compatible, incapacitated.
** If Team Rocket uses a disguise that involves a female and a male role, James will almost always dress as
the MadScientist in charge of the robots makes up female. ([[AttractiveBentGender And very lovely he looks too.]]) Logically, then, this also applies to Jessie, who has dressed as a female-looking pilot suit with voice changer and "shock absorbers". It man on several occasions (though she doesn't last seem to crossdress as much as James does.) They've mostly stopped crossdressing since Johto but it will sometimes pop up.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** It's a RunningGag that, whenever Ranma [[GenderBender turns into a girl]] and dons a PaperThinDisguise (which is often little more than a WigDressAccent or a [[ClarkKenting cheap pair of glasses]],) his rival Ryoga will invariably fall for it, and think of "her" as a
very long.
* The Franchise/EvilliousChronicles have two examples which make for shocking twists in [[LightNovel/ClotureofYellow The Daughter of Evil]] and LightNovel/TheLunacyOfDukeVenomania;
cute girl. Not only that, but both in the former, Allen Avadonia dresses up [[spoiler:as anime and manga versions of his twin sister introduction, Ryoga expressed his outrage over the fact that [[TransformationRay Jusenkyo]] turned Ranma into a [[AttractiveBentGender beautiful girl]], whereas he [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting was turned into a small black piglet]].
** In order
to take distract the {{Orochi}}, a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] pervert who loves girls (to look at as much as to eat,) [[GenderBender Ranma]], Ryouga, [[{{Bishonen}} Shinnosuke]], and [[{{Squick}} Shinnosuke's Grandpa]] crossdress as {{Fetish Fuel Station Attendant}}s (namely, a schoolgirl, a nurse, a policewoman, and a ''bride''.) The funniest part is that Ranma does this ''as a man'' (had he done it as a woman, the Orochi would've made a beeline for her.)
* In ''Manga/{{Rinne}}'', [[TheHero Rinne]] decides to dress in a [[{{Meido}} maid uniform]] to try and [[PaperThinDisguise capture]] a [[PunchClockVillain damashigami]] who is kidnapping school girls. It works. He actually has to [[TheUntwist unmask himself]] as male to his opponent when he [[NinjaMaid defeats]] him. He then [[WhatTheHellHero takes advantage of]] his situation to win the school's Mr. Lady competition. While [[TheHeroine Sakura]] and
her place on female friends agree he looks [[{{Moe}} cute]], [[TheRival Tsubasa]] is at a loss for words.
-->'''Rinne:''' How do I look?\\
'''Tsubasa:''' How am I supposed to answer that?
* During
the chopping block,]] yuki-onna arc of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', [[TheHero Tsukune]] has to disguise himself as a girl to get into the coming of age ceremony, where men aren't allowed.
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': Jin does this to get into a brothel. However despite his {{Bishonen}} looks, the thugs guarding the brothel are suspicious
and in insist he play the latter Kachess Crim [[spoiler:dresses as the sorceress Elluka to infiltrate the lustful Duke Venomania's harem instrument he's carrying. Jin fails dismally and stab him without being suspected.]]so whips off his disguise.
-->'''Thug:''' Crossdressers! I mean...double-crossers!



* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'':
** This is how Yuuri first meets Jozak, whose disguise would have been [[IncrediblyConspicuousDrag more convincing]] if Jozak didn't a) have noticeably larger biceps than most women and b) seem to believe that SleevesAreForWimps.
** Jozak is the only one that does it ''regularly'', but if the characters in general need to go somewhere in disguise, there's about a fifty-fifty chance that at least ''some'' of them will be going there in women's clothes. It's that kind of a series.
* One-shot ''Kanojo Ni Naritai!?'' is about a high school boy who pretends to be a girl to date a classmate who he thinks is a ButchLesbian. It turns out she is unattracted to girls though.

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* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'':
''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'':
** This The heroes have to go to a Holy City where priestesses are trained and all permanent residents are female. They get involved with the ruler's child who does not want to be a priestess and is how Yuuri first meets Jozak, whose in fact male and forced to crossdress by his overbearing mother. At the end it is revealed that the "all-female community" is in fact ''fifty percent male''.
** [[IdiotHero Gourry]] also has to
disguise would have been [[IncrediblyConspicuousDrag more convincing]] if Jozak didn't a) have noticeably larger biceps than most women and b) seem to believe that SleevesAreForWimps.
** Jozak is
himself as a woman in a couple other episodes ([[RunningGag always episode 17 of the only one that does it ''regularly'', but if the characters in general need to go somewhere in disguise, there's about season]]). Only ''Evolution-R'' averts this tradition, being a fifty-fifty chance that at least ''some'' of them will be going there in women's clothes. It's that kind of a series.
* One-shot ''Kanojo Ni Naritai!?'' is about a high school boy who pretends to be a girl to date a classmate who he thinks is a ButchLesbian. It turns out she is unattracted to girls though.
BizarroEpisode instead.



* In the second season of ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler:BC was a guy the whole time]], serving a spy for [[spoiler:Tarak]].
* In ''Manga/WildRock'', because Yuuen is an incompetent huntsman and a bit of a runt his father gets him to dress up as a women for a HoneyTrap ploy to get more food.



* In ''Manga/Brave10'', because he would have been killed if it were found out any of the original Ishikawa Goemon's ''sons'' were living, the [[LegacyCharacter Ishikawa Goemon]] seen in this series starts living as a woman to deter rumours.

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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', one episode of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', Lua disguises himself as his twin sister Luca to enter a tournament because she doesn't want to enter and he would have been killed if it were found wasn't invited. Once he actually gets onto the field he doesn't even bother acting like a girl, except to pretend very badly when his opponent points out any of that he's a boy.
* In
the original Ishikawa Goemon's ''sons'' were living, the [[LegacyCharacter Ishikawa Goemon]] seen in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' manga, Yusuke pulled this series starts living as off pretty well and look like quite a woman to deter rumours.convincing girl believe it or not.
26th Nov '16 6:38:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/IWasAMaleWarBride'' is a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory 1949 movie wherein French army captain Henri Rochard (CaryGrant) must disguise himself as a nurse in order to accompany his US Women's Army Corps wife back to America after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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* ''Film/IWasAMaleWarBride'' is a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory 1949 movie wherein French army captain Henri Rochard (CaryGrant) (Creator/CaryGrant) must disguise himself as a nurse in order to accompany his US Women's Army Corps wife back to America after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
26th Nov '16 6:36:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the episode "Major Star" of ''[[Series/BlackAdder Blackadder Goes Forth]]'', Lieutenant George develops a drag act as part of an attempt to boost troop morale, and 'Georgina' promptly attracts the amorous attentions of General Melchett, which 'she' only escapes by faking 'her' death. A revived drag act featuring the General's driver, Corporal Parkhurst, is dismissed by Melchett as completely unconvincing - even though Corporal Parkhurst is [[SweetPollyOliver really a woman]].

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* In the episode "Major Star" of ''[[Series/BlackAdder Blackadder Goes Forth]]'', ''Series/BlackadderGoesForth'', Lieutenant George develops a drag act as part of an attempt to boost troop morale, and 'Georgina' promptly attracts the amorous attentions of General Melchett, which 'she' only escapes by faking 'her' death. A revived drag act featuring the General's driver, Corporal Parkhurst, is dismissed by Melchett as completely unconvincing - even though Corporal Parkhurst is [[SweetPollyOliver really a woman]].
26th Nov '16 6:36:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TangoAndCash'', Cash ([[BadAss played by]] Creator/KurtRussell), dresses in drag in order to exit a nightclub without the cops becoming suspicious. Cue Russell's male and female fans screaming in horror...

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* In ''Film/TangoAndCash'', Cash ([[BadAss played by]] (played by Creator/KurtRussell), dresses in drag in order to exit a nightclub without the cops becoming suspicious. Cue Russell's male and female fans screaming in horror...
24th Nov '16 11:04:41 AM nombretomado
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*** Pretty much the inspiration for AustinPowers spotting a club employee as one of Dr. Evil's mooks in drag.

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*** Pretty much the inspiration for AustinPowers Film/AustinPowers spotting a club employee as one of Dr. Evil's mooks in drag.
13th Nov '16 9:30:12 AM nombretomado
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* In ''On the Double'' {{Danny Kaye}} tries to hide from a couple of Nazi officers by disguising himself as a female nightclub singer.

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* In ''On the Double'' {{Danny Kaye}} Creator/DannyKaye tries to hide from a couple of Nazi officers by disguising himself as a female nightclub singer.
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