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14th Nov '17 6:21:56 PM MoonlightBomber
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* The ''WesternAnimatin/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode, "Agent Y" had Yumi mistaken for a secret agent. The latter shows up as an exact duplicate of the former and unzips "herself" revealing the real agent who is shown to be much bigger than the shape and size of the Yumi suit.



* The ''WesternAnimatin/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode, "Agent Y" had Yumi mistaken for a secret agent. The latter shows up as an exact duplicate of the former and unzips "herself" revealing the real agent who is shown to be much bigger than the shape and size of the Yumi suit.

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* The ''WesternAnimatin/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode, "Agent Y" had Yumi mistaken for a secret agent. The latter shows up as an exact duplicate of the former and unzips "herself" revealing the real agent who is shown to be much bigger than the shape and size of the Yumi suit.
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* The ''WesternAnimatin/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode, "Agent Y" had Yumi mistaken for a secret agent. The latter shows up as an exact duplicate of the former and unzips "herself" revealing the real agent who is shown to be much bigger than the shape and size of the Yumi suit.
3rd Nov '17 5:00:50 AM ClintEastwood
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** This was stolen from [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Paperinik stories]]: Latex Perfection is one of Paperinik's (DonaldDuck's superhero/antihero alter ego) most used tricks (something he inherited by Fantomius, the GentlemanThief whose journal inspired him), and his trademark disguise is to wear a Donald mask over his usual domino mask, helping his ClarkKenting (after all, how do you know that Paperinik isn't wearing his domino mask over a Donald mask?).

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** This was stolen from [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Paperinik stories]]: Latex Perfection is one of Paperinik's (DonaldDuck's (WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck's superhero/antihero alter ego) most used tricks (something he inherited by Fantomius, the GentlemanThief whose journal inspired him), and his trademark disguise is to wear a Donald mask over his usual domino mask, helping his ClarkKenting (after all, how do you know that Paperinik isn't wearing his domino mask over a Donald mask?).



* Parodied in a ''ComicBook/{{MAD}}'' story that is supposedly teaching readers how to make a parody comic. At the end, the two main characters (Brutus and Marc Anthony, as this was supposed to be a ''Theather/JuliusCaesar'' parody) start unmasking themselves to reveal they're someone else, and it goes over and over with the two guys removing thousands of masks. The narrator comments that "Unmasking scenes are great to end a story. Everyone takes off their masks and reveal that the bad guy is not really a bad guy and the good guy is not really a good guy... also, I'm not the real narrator and this is not ''[=MAD=]''...", with the last panel showing the narrator unmask himself to reveal he was Creator/MarilynMonroe all along, and also unmasks the panel revealing a ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' comic underneath.

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* Parodied in a ''ComicBook/{{MAD}}'' story that is supposedly teaching readers how to make a parody comic. At the end, the two main characters (Brutus and Marc Anthony, as this was supposed to be a ''Theather/JuliusCaesar'' ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' parody) start unmasking themselves to reveal they're someone else, and it goes over and over with the two guys removing thousands of masks. The narrator comments that "Unmasking scenes are great to end a story. Everyone takes off their masks and reveal that the bad guy is not really a bad guy and the good guy is not really a good guy... also, I'm not the real narrator and this is not ''[=MAD=]''...", with the last panel showing the narrator unmask himself to reveal he was Creator/MarilynMonroe all along, and also unmasks the panel revealing a ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' comic underneath.



** However, it has to be given with them an example in one of the beach scenes, in which Marcus appears in disguise, wearing a ''bikini''! White-skin-colored body, fake boobs and all! (specifically the part in which "she" is sunbathing when Latrell (Terry Crews) unexpectedly casts his shadow over "her" just by standing by).

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** However, it has to be given with them an example in one of the beach scenes, in which Marcus appears in disguise, wearing a ''bikini''! White-skin-colored body, fake boobs and all! (specifically the part in which "she" is sunbathing when Latrell (Terry Crews) (Creator/TerryCrews) unexpectedly casts his shadow over "her" just by standing by).



** This was probably done so as to avoid having put makeup on Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown) all the time. In the [[Film/BackToTheFuture first film]] 1985 Doc only shows up at the beginning and end and is played by Lloyd in aging makeup. The majority of the film features 1955 Doc played by Lloyd as is. However, the sequels follow Marty and 1985 Doc so logically he should look older, except that he doesn't because of the rejuvenation treatments. It's easy to get confused, since the differences between young Doc and old Doc are so subtle.
*** They say as much in the DVD commentary, but they give the additional reason that it makes more sense for Clara in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' to fall in love with the 40yo Doc than the 70yo Doc.

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** This was probably done so as to avoid having put makeup on Christopher Lloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd (Doc Brown) all the time. In the [[Film/BackToTheFuture first film]] 1985 Doc only shows up at the beginning and end and is played by Lloyd in aging makeup. The majority of the film features 1955 Doc played by Lloyd as is. However, the sequels follow Marty and 1985 Doc so logically he should look older, except that he doesn't because of the rejuvenation treatments. It's easy to get confused, since the differences between young Doc and old Doc are so subtle.
*** They say as much in the DVD commentary, DVDCommentary, but they give the additional reason that it makes more sense for Clara in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' to fall in love with the 40yo Doc than the 70yo Doc.



* In ''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'', the mask device is used (sometimes even parodied) for several of the disguises in this film. Such examples include Fabrizzio Disguisey (portrayed by James Brolin) masquerading as Creator/BoDerek, Michael Johnson, Wrestling/JesseVentura, and Music/JessicaSimpson. For these disguises, the CastAsAMask technique is used, and only the unmaskings of Bo Derek and Jessica Simpson are depicted on screen, while Fabrizzio in his Michael Johnson disguise lifts up the Constitution scroll to cover his body out of frame, and among moving it back down he goes from black to his true Caucasian identity, and Jesse Ventura is only seen tugging on his cheeks as we cut away to a close-up of the villain as we hear the mask stretching offscreen. Similarly, Grandpa Disguisey disguises himself at one part as a smaller female maid, done via the "actor switch" technique and an off-screen unmasking, and Pistachio Disguises (portrayed by DanaCarvey) wears various disguises, the majority of them played by Carvey himself under different makeup/prosthetics, yet the only disguise we see him unmasking onscreen is when the villain manages to see through Pistachio's disguise of one of his henchmen (where the actor-switch trick was employed yet again).

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* In ''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'', the mask device is used (sometimes even parodied) for several of the disguises in this film. Such examples include Fabrizzio Disguisey (portrayed by James Brolin) masquerading as Creator/BoDerek, Michael Johnson, Wrestling/JesseVentura, and Music/JessicaSimpson. For these disguises, the CastAsAMask technique is used, and only the unmaskings of Bo Derek Creator/BoDerek and Jessica Simpson Music/JessicaSimpson are depicted on screen, while Fabrizzio in his Michael Johnson disguise lifts up the Constitution scroll to cover his body out of frame, and among moving it back down he goes from black to his true Caucasian identity, and Jesse Ventura is only seen tugging on his cheeks as we cut away to a close-up of the villain as we hear the mask stretching offscreen. Similarly, Grandpa Disguisey disguises himself at one part as a smaller female maid, done via the "actor switch" technique and an off-screen unmasking, and Pistachio Disguises (portrayed by DanaCarvey) Creator/DanaCarvey) wears various disguises, the majority of them played by Carvey himself under different makeup/prosthetics, yet the only disguise we see him unmasking onscreen is when the villain manages to see through Pistachio's disguise of one of his henchmen (where the actor-switch trick was employed yet again).



* In ''Film/MacheteKills'', the assassin El Chameleón can look like ''anyone''. He's portrayed by Walton Goggins, Cuba Gooding Jr., ''Music/LadyGaga'', and finally Creator/AntonioBanderas.

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* In ''Film/MacheteKills'', the assassin El Chameleón can look like ''anyone''. He's portrayed by Walton Goggins, Creator/WaltonGoggins, Cuba Gooding Jr., ''Music/LadyGaga'', and finally Creator/AntonioBanderas.



* The Yuuzhan Vong in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse have a (typically bizarre and painful) [[BiologicalTechnology biotech version]] of this trope, the ''ooglith masquer'', a full-body suit of, essentially, incredibly thin fungus that lives parasitically off its wearer and can mimic human-like features, even copying the wearer's expressions to a degree (although masquers are sometimes noted to have odd, understated expressions). Masquers are so effective that the humanoid-but-decidedly-not-HumanAlien Vong were able to successfully disguise themselves as human for years at a time.

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* The Yuuzhan Vong in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse Literature/StarWarsExpandedUniverse have a (typically bizarre and painful) [[BiologicalTechnology biotech version]] of this trope, the ''ooglith masquer'', a full-body suit of, essentially, incredibly thin fungus that lives parasitically off its wearer and can mimic human-like features, even copying the wearer's expressions to a degree (although masquers are sometimes noted to have odd, understated expressions). Masquers are so effective that the humanoid-but-decidedly-not-HumanAlien Vong were able to successfully disguise themselves as human for years at a time.



** In the serial ''City of Death'', the main villain has a head which is a mass of tentacles with a single eye in the center. Despite this, a latex mask enables him to perfectly appear as a human being complete with eyes, tongue, facial expressions, et cetera.

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** In the serial ''City "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death'', Death]]", the main villain has a head which is a mass of tentacles with a single eye in the center. Despite this, a latex mask enables him to perfectly appear as a human being complete with eyes, tongue, facial expressions, et cetera.



* ''Series/ChildrensHospital'': Malin Akerman is Jon Hamm.

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* ''Series/ChildrensHospital'': Malin Akerman Creator/MalinAkerman is Jon Hamm.Creator/JonHamm.



* The ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' episode "The Improbable Dream" includes [[http://youtu.be/sDeSFKrAmfQ this reason]] why Sam might not want to date Kirstie Alley's character.
* Catherine Martel from ''Series/TwinPeaks'' [[FakingTheDead fakes her death]] after the fire burns down the mills, and comes back disguised as a Japanese business man. In fact the actor Piper Laurie had to come on set disguised in order to keep the plot twist a secret and she managed to fool a couple of the other actors; including her on-screen husband.

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* The ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' episode "The Improbable Dream" includes [[http://youtu.be/sDeSFKrAmfQ this reason]] why Sam might not want to date Kirstie Alley's character.
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* Catherine Martel from ''Series/TwinPeaks'' [[FakingTheDead fakes her death]] after the fire burns down the mills, and comes back disguised as a Japanese business man. In fact the actor Piper Laurie Creator/PiperLaurie had to come on set disguised in order to keep the plot twist a secret and she managed to fool a couple of the other actors; including her on-screen husband.



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': One of the theories for Sherlock's survival in "The Empty Hearse" involves Moriarty's body being with a latex mask of Sherlock's face good enough to fool John.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': One of the theories for Sherlock's survival in "The "[[Recap/SherlockS03E01TheEmptyHearse The Empty Hearse" Hearse]]" involves Moriarty's body being with a latex mask of Sherlock's face good enough to fool John.



* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': Parodied in a sketch spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger in his new movie ''Stolen Identity 3'' ("Because sequels make more money at the box office!") where one of the Arnolds tries to tell his clone that he's the real one by pulling off his latex mask... to reveal the exact same face underneath.

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* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': Parodied in a sketch spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger in his new movie ''Stolen Identity 3'' ("Because sequels make more money at the box office!") where one of the Arnolds tries to tell his clone that he's the real one by pulling off his latex mask... to reveal the exact same face underneath.
9th Oct '17 7:31:16 AM DGB322
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** "Brian in Love" had Stewie be awoken from his dream of killing Mr. Rogers by Lois who unmasked into Fred Rogers awaking Stewie from yet another dream.


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** Foxx in the Men House had Lois impersonated this way again, but this time by Meryl Streep who, after unmasking, beat up Peter for using her reserved restroom.
26th Sep '17 12:11:04 PM DPsycho
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** Another memorable example was in "Burns' Heir," when the evil Mr. Burns hired three actors to portray Homer, Marge, and Lisa to fool Bart into thinking via a hidden camera that the family does not love him anymore. While their disguises were physically flawless, they performed with [[BadBadActing deadpan delivery and off-sounding voices]], most notably "Homer" uttering "B'oh" (rather than "D'oh.") They briefly peel off their latex masks when Mr. Burns complains about their second-rate performance. The actor in the Homer mask looks strikingly similar to Creator/MichaelCaine, Marge is really a hot black-haired Asian type of woman, and Lisa is actually ''a crossdressing Estonian midget''.

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** Another memorable example was in "Burns' Heir," when the evil Mr. Burns hired three actors to portray Homer, Marge, and Lisa to fool Bart into thinking via a hidden camera that the family does not love him anymore. While their disguises were physically flawless, they performed with [[BadBadActing deadpan delivery and off-sounding voices]], most notably "Homer" uttering "B'oh" (rather than "D'oh.") They briefly peel off their latex masks when Mr. Burns complains about their second-rate performance. The actor in the Homer mask looks strikingly similar to Creator/MichaelCaine, Marge is really a hot black-haired hot, black-haired, Asian type of woman, and Lisa is actually ''a crossdressing Estonian midget''.



** Chief Wiggum referenced this trope at the end of Part 1 of "Who Shot Mr. Burns," claiming the shot Mr. Burns was actually an impostor in a mask, until he tugs at his face a bit. "[[NotAMask Wait, it is Burns. His wrinkly skin l-looks like a mask.]]"

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** Chief Wiggum referenced this trope at the end of Part 1 of "Who Shot Mr. Burns," claiming the shot Mr. Burns victim was actually an impostor in a mask, until he tugs at his face a bit. "[[NotAMask Wait, it is Burns. His wrinkly skin l-looks like a mask.]]"
26th Sep '17 12:02:49 PM DPsycho
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''. When the trusted doctor reveals himself to be the big bad (and a woman) by removing a mask, the reaction is simply "Oh, that old parlor trick. We can top that!" Sam, Max, and the Geek then each remove [[MultilayerFacade several layers of masks]], but eventually stop when the villain orders them too (and we don't see them reveal back to their normal faces on-screen).

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''. When the trusted doctor reveals himself to be the big bad (and a woman) by removing a mask, the reaction is simply "Oh, that old parlor trick. We can top that!" Sam, Max, and the Geek then each remove [[MultilayerFacade several layers of masks]], but eventually stop when the villain orders them too to (and we don't see them reveal back they return to their normal faces on-screen).off-screen).
26th Sep '17 11:34:08 AM DPsycho
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** ''Knight-Mare Hare'' (1955) has the wizard Merlin attempts to use a magic spell to transform Bugs into a pig, but instead it just magically conceals Bugs in a realistic pig suit, to which Merlin transforms himself into a jackass, but [[MultiLayerFacade keeps unzipping each suit to reveal another mule underneath]].

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** ''Knight-Mare Hare'' (1955) has the wizard Merlin attempts attempt to use a magic spell to transform Bugs into a pig, but instead it just magically conceals Bugs in a realistic pig suit, to which Merlin transforms himself into a jackass, but [[MultiLayerFacade keeps unzipping each suit to reveal another mule underneath]].
26th Sep '17 11:15:06 AM DPsycho
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* Another interesting real-life example of this trope was at Europride 2005 in Oslo, Norway, during a lecture on homosexuality and fetishes, the leader of [=ReviseF65=] came in to put on the lecture [[http://www.revisef65.org/35Bilder/9derltaravderl25.jpg wearing one realistic latex mask underneath another]], peeling off the first mask to symbolize coming out of the gay closet. Once the other realistic skinhead mask was revealed underneath, the audience laughed at the example of "maskception," the leader saying [[http://www.revisef65.org/35Bilder/10lecturegrizzlyserp%2328E0FC.jpg "Well, we can say that I just came out of the closet now, can we?"]] The reveal was to represent that gay fetishists would often come out of the closet twice, the second as a fetishist.

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* Another interesting real-life example of this trope was at Europride 2005 in Oslo, Norway, during a lecture on homosexuality and fetishes, the leader of [=ReviseF65=] came in to put on the lecture [[http://www.revisef65.org/35Bilder/9derltaravderl25.jpg wearing one realistic latex mask underneath another]], peeling off the first mask to symbolize coming out of the gay closet. Once the other realistic skinhead mask was revealed underneath, the audience laughed at the example of "maskception," the leader saying [[http://www.revisef65.org/35Bilder/10lecturegrizzlyserp%2328E0FC.jpg "Well, we can say that I just came out of the closet now, can we?"]] The reveal was to represent that gay fetishists would often come out of the closet twice, two times, the second as a fetishist.
26th Sep '17 7:58:11 AM DPsycho
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* ''Series/TheSlammer'': When Melvin and Pete are abducted and replaced by the aliens, the aliens where latex masks that somehow perfectly conceal their lumpy and misshapen heads (and also disguise their longer hands somehow).

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* ''Series/TheSlammer'': When Melvin and Pete are abducted and replaced by the aliens, the aliens where wear latex masks that somehow perfectly conceal their lumpy and misshapen heads (and also disguise their longer hands somehow).hands).
25th Sep '17 7:47:37 PM DPsycho
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* Used a couple of times in the FX-makeup effects show ''Series/FaceOff'', mainly in the early seasons and only once a season. Done very rarely, as these tended to be both the hardest and ugliest makeups of the entire season. Artists often had to change age, race, and sex of their model, which often showed [[SubvertedTrope how hard and time consuming the trope is]], ie when a model's hair was so thick it pushed the bald cap off the skin or a full mask vs individual pieces. They even had to apply makeup to themselves in one episode, and attempt to full their own family members (which worked for the most part, as the artist were "store employees" while their loved one was there for a random task the show gave them, the family (and the public) rarely tried to make eye contact with the store help, who themselves tried to change their voice or act "in character" which was just weird all around).
** These are often the worst makeups of the show, as the contestants are majoratively creature and FX artists so they largely specialize in monster, horror, and bloody makeup, not beauty or glamour. Also, these makeups tend to be the more racist and/or sexist makeups, as one contestant went the blackface route, and another made himself a very ugly woman (because he knew he couldn't make himself a beautiful woman). Add in their inexperience with the style and the typical episode challenges, the winner was often just whoever's makeup was the least plastic looking.

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* Used a couple of times in the FX-makeup effects show ''Series/FaceOff'', mainly in the early seasons and only once a season. Done It was done very rarely, as these tended to be both the hardest and ugliest makeups of the entire season. Artists often had to change age, race, and sex of their model, which often showed [[SubvertedTrope how hard and time consuming the trope is]], ie i.e. when a model's hair was so thick it pushed the bald cap off the skin or a full mask vs individual pieces. They even had to apply makeup to themselves in one episode, and attempt to full fool their own family members (which members. This worked for the most part, as the artist were "store employees" while their the loved one was there for a random task the show gave them, the them. The family (and the public) rarely tried to make eye contact with the store help, who themselves tried to change their voice or act "in character" which was just weird all around).around.
** These are often the worst makeups of the show, as the contestants are majoratively creature and FX artists artists, so they largely specialize in monster, horror, and bloody makeup, not beauty or glamour. Also, these makeups tend trials tended to be the more result in racist and/or sexist makeups, situations, as one contestant went the blackface route, and another made himself a very ugly woman (because he knew he couldn't make himself a beautiful woman). one). Add in their inexperience with the style and the typical episode challenges, and the winner was often just whoever's makeup was the least plastic looking.
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