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11th Mar '17 2:33:52 PM nombretomado
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', near the end, Hugh at one point is disguised as a woman.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', near the end, Hugh at one point is disguised as a woman.
11th Jan '17 7:02:31 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey story, "The Article in Question,” a lady's maid turns out to be a disguised male criminal. The noble lady employing the 'maid' is less than horrified to discover she's been dressed and undressed for the better part of a month by a young man. In fact she seems rather pleased.

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey story, "The Article in Question,” a lady's maid turns out to be a disguised male criminal. The noble lady employing the 'maid' is less than horrified to discover she's been dressed and undressed for the better part of a month by a young man. In fact she seems rather pleased.
5th Dec '16 8:39:56 AM Morgenthaler
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->'''Inara:''' So… explain to me again why ''Zoe'' wasn't in the dress?\\
'''Mal:''' Tactics, woman. Needed her in the back. Besides, them soft cotton dresses feel kinda nice. There's a whole… airflow. \\
'''Inara:''' And you'd know that because…?\\

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->'''Inara:''' So… So... explain to me again why ''Zoe'' wasn't in the dress?\\
'''Mal:''' Tactics, woman. Needed her in the back. Besides, them soft cotton dresses feel kinda nice. There's a whole… whole... airflow. \\
'''Inara:''' And you'd know that because…?\\because...?\\
5th Dec '16 8:39:33 AM Morgenthaler
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12th Nov '16 6:31:57 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'', the protagonist, who is a real woman, often makes use of sexist stereotyping in the worlds she visits to make herself seem harmless, often by combining her oppressed status as women in patriarchy with dressing as lower class (whether that is a disguise is questionable, as the librarians exist outside time and space and thus, any class system). In the first chapter, she is seen cleaning the floors of a school, which is part of a plot to steal a book from there. When traveling a patriarchal world with a new trainee, she pretends to be his secretary, but the resident GreatDetective quickly figures out that she is actually the one in charge. There is also [[spoiler: a villain who disguises as a woman by much more magical means.]]
22nd Oct '16 1:28:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': In one story the undead superfiend Judge Death escaped from his confinement and murdered an old woman to use her dead body as a disguise. Though he ''really'' wouldn't be able to pass for human if someone took a closer look at him.
18th Oct '16 9:59:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the end of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', the villain has the place guarded to stop any soldiers coming in to save the day, but a few of Mulan's male colleagues talk their way in, disguised as concubines. [[IncrediblyConspicuousDrag Ugly concubines]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason 2'', Elliot (who is a deer) dresses up as an old lady to get pass security to the pet camp where he thinks Weenie is being held prisoner. Somehow the man watching for trespassers completely falls for it, even mistaking another old lady (who was wearing the same attire as Elliot's disguise) for the culprit.
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* At the end of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', the villain has the place guarded to stop any soldiers coming in to save the day, but a few of Mulan's male colleagues talk their way in, disguised as concubines. [[IncrediblyConspicuousDrag Ugly concubines]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason 2'', Elliot (who is a deer) dresses up as an old lady to get pass security to the pet camp where he thinks Weenie is being held prisoner. Somehow the man watching for trespassers completely falls for it, even mistaking another old lady (who was wearing the same attire as Elliot's disguise) for the culprit.
17th Oct '16 12:32:49 AM LinTaylor
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** Joseph gets the "tequila" outfit as an alternate costume in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven'', with most of the cast having special dialog where they tell him what a poor disguise it is or say that he's {{Squick}}ing them out. Amusingly, when Josuke[[note]The ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' version, not the ''[=JoJolion=]'' character named for him[[/note]] points out that his figure (see above) is a dead giveaway, Joseph's reaction is "[[GratuitousEnglish OH NO!]] [[TheDitz I didn't even consider that!]]"

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** Joseph gets the "tequila" outfit as an alternate costume in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven'', with most him claiming that he's trying to pull this routine on their opponents. Most of the cast having has special dialog where they tell him what a poor disguise it is or say that he's {{Squick}}ing them out. Amusingly, when Josuke[[note]The call him a creep; amusingly, Josuke[[note]]The ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' version, not the ''[=JoJolion=]'' character named for him[[/note]] points out that his figure (see above) is a dead giveaway, the obvious flaw in the disguise (the whole "six feet tall and beefy" thing) and Joseph's reaction is "[[GratuitousEnglish OH NO!]] [[TheDitz I didn't even consider that!]]"
17th Oct '16 12:29:42 AM LinTaylor
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** Joseph gets the "tequila" outfit as an alternate costume in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven'', with most of the cast having special dialog where they tell him what a poor disguise it is or say that he's {{Squick}}ing them out. Amusingly, when Josuke[[note]The ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' version, not the ''[=JoJolion=]'' character named for him[[/note]] points out that his figure (see above) is a dead giveaway, Joseph's reaction is "[[GratuitousEnglish OH NO!]] [[TheDitz I didn't even consider that!]]"
19th Sep '16 5:49:52 PM ANTMuddle
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Subtrope of DisguisedInDrag. May overlap with WigDressAccent.

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Subtrope of DisguisedInDrag. May overlap with WigDressAccent.WigDressAccent or MuggingTheMonster.
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