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18th Sep '17 3:10:42 AM DrFraud
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* In the one-shot ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8937860 Hiding in Plain Sight]]'' Literature/HarryPotter gets Lasik eye surgery and becomes completely unrecognizable to the pureblood wizards at Hogwarts without his trademark glasses. Then the Aurors try to recreate ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' at Hogwarts. The muggleborns have absolutely no trouble recognizing the incredibly out-of-place "first-year students".

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* In the one-shot ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8937860 Hiding in Plain Sight]]'' Literature/HarryPotter gets Lasik eye surgery and becomes completely unrecognizable to the pureblood wizards at Hogwarts without his trademark glasses. Then the Aurors try to recreate ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' at Hogwarts. The muggleborns Muggleborn have absolutely no trouble recognizing the incredibly out-of-place "first-year students".



* Averted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11443420 Make a Plan]]''. Ron and Draco's attempt to obtain liquor in the Hogshead by wearing funny hats and fake beards and claiming to be dwarves fooled no one. What makes it even funnier is that their ''fathers'' tried exactly the same thing.

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* Averted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11443420 Make a Plan]]''. Ron and Draco's attempt to obtain liquor in the Hogshead by wearing funny hats and fake beards and claiming to be dwarves fooled no one. What makes it even funnier is that their ''fathers'' fathers tried exactly the same thing.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12025821/6/The-Unbroken-Saviour The Unbroken Saviour]]'' Dumbledore wears a fake nose, a hat with ostrich feathers and one of his usual outlandish robes in an attempt to be inconspicuous. However, the outfit ''succeeds'' due to each of the elephants on the robe having an individual Notice-Me-Not charm cast on them.



* "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" is a hit song for the Louisiana-based John Fred and His Playboy Band in early 1968. The song was a parody of The Beatles' hit, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

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* "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" is was a hit song for the Louisiana-based John Fred and His Playboy Band in early 1968. The song was a parody of The Beatles' hit, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
13th Aug '17 2:33:41 AM DrFraud
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* Averted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11443420 Make a Plan]]''. Ron and Draco Malfoy's attempt to obtain liquor in the Hogshead by wearing funny hats and fake beards and claiming to be dwarves fooled no one. What makes it even funnier is that their ''fathers'' tried exactly the same thing.

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* Averted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11443420 Make a Plan]]''. Ron and Draco Malfoy's Draco's attempt to obtain liquor in the Hogshead by wearing funny hats and fake beards and claiming to be dwarves fooled no one. What makes it even funnier is that their ''fathers'' tried exactly the same thing.
13th Jul '17 5:16:43 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''FanFic/FellowshipOfTheRaven'', the party at one point had to disguise their [[DraconicHumanoid dragonborn]] member Glaedr when they had to return to the town of Vallaki both due to non-humans being very uncommon in Barovia and them still being fugitives there. The first attempt from [[TheDitz Muriel]] was of this type, amounting to Groucho Marx glasses on what was still obviously a humanoid dragon, but after some assistance from her boyfriend Ivan the second attempt was actually pretty convincing.
2nd Jul '17 2:28:59 AM DrFraud
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Some consider a pair of glasses or Sun-glasses Paper Thin Disguise, but a research showed that it is rather useful to mess with people who don't really know you well.(Research is done by showing pictures of people with and without glasses and asking others to recognize them, and people did a pretty bad score in glasses while worse with sun-glasses)

Sometimes, the trope is present when someone is mistaken for someone else, but it isn't an intentional disguise, it's just someone that appeared for no reason and it's not trying to disguise, but has a little similarities that are enough to fool someone unintentionally.

It's becoming a bit common nowadays to subvert this trope by fooling the viewers instead, showing what seems to be a terrible disguise, but then it's revealed that it wasn't, you thought that Bob was badly disguised as an old man, but then Bob in regular clothes appears next to that old man that looks like him.

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Some consider a pair of glasses or Sun-glasses sunglasses Paper Thin Disguise, but a research showed that it is rather useful to mess with people who don't really know you well.well. (Research is done by showing pictures of people with and without glasses and asking others to recognize them, and people did got a pretty bad score in glasses while worse with sun-glasses)

sunglasses.)

Sometimes, the trope is present when someone is mistaken for someone else, but it isn't an intentional disguise, it's just someone that appeared for no reason and it's is not trying to a disguise, but has a little slight similarities that are enough to fool someone unintentionally.

It's becoming a bit common nowadays to subvert this trope by fooling the viewers instead, showing what seems to be a terrible disguise, but then it's revealed that it wasn't, isn't, you thought that Bob was badly disguised as an old man, but then Bob in regular clothes appears next to that old man that looks like him.



* Parodied and Averted in a ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'' strip where Heathcliff goes trick or treating on Halloween [[{{Irony}} wearing a devil costume]]:

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* Parodied and Averted averted in a ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'' strip where Heathcliff goes trick or treating on Halloween [[{{Irony}} wearing a devil costume]]:


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* Averted in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4943245/chapters/11443420 Make a Plan]]''. Ron and Draco Malfoy's attempt to obtain liquor in the Hogshead by wearing funny hats and fake beards and claiming to be dwarves fooled no one. What makes it even funnier is that their ''fathers'' tried exactly the same thing.
13th May '17 6:21:30 PM Looneygamemaster
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** ''Dual Destinies'' has "The Amazing Nine-Tails", a famous masked wrestler. Players groan at how long it takes for the characters to figure out that he's ''obviously'' Rex Kyubi, [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope and are then blindsided when it's revealed that he's actually Damian Tenma.]]]]
22nd Mar '17 8:20:33 AM Mineboot45
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** As part of the annual [[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Strong_Sad_Lookalike_Contest Strong Sad Lookalike Contest]], the Cheat dresses up as Strong Sad's left foot by sitting in a paper bag that had an elephant foot crudely drawn on it. Nobody else's costume is particularly convincing either (except for [[spoiler:Homsar, who was disqualified because Coach Z thought he actually ''was'' Strong Sad]]), but the Cheat has somehow won the contest three years in a row this way. [[YourCostumeNeedsWork Strong Sad himself even participated one time and was disqualified.]]

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** As part of the annual [[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Strong_Sad_Lookalike_Contest Strong Sad Lookalike Contest]], the Cheat dresses up as Strong Sad's left foot by sitting in a paper bag that had an elephant foot crudely drawn on it. Nobody else's costume is particularly convincing either (except for [[spoiler:Homsar, who was disqualified because Coach Z thought he actually ''was'' Strong Sad]]), but the Cheat has somehow won the contest three years in a row this way. [[YourCostumeNeedsWork Strong Sad himself even participated one time and was disqualified.]]
22nd Mar '17 8:19:41 AM Mineboot45
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** As part of the annual [[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Strong_Sad_Lookalike_Contest Strong Sad Lookalike Contest]], the Cheat dresses up as Strong Sad's left foot by sitting in a paper bag that had an elephant foot crudely drawn on it. Nobody else's costume is particularly convincing either (except for [[spoiler:Homsar, who was disqualified because Coach Z thought he actually ''was'' Strong Sad]]), but the Cheat has somehow won the contest three years in a row this way.

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** As part of the annual [[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Strong_Sad_Lookalike_Contest Strong Sad Lookalike Contest]], the Cheat dresses up as Strong Sad's left foot by sitting in a paper bag that had an elephant foot crudely drawn on it. Nobody else's costume is particularly convincing either (except for [[spoiler:Homsar, who was disqualified because Coach Z thought he actually ''was'' Strong Sad]]), but the Cheat has somehow won the contest three years in a row this way. [[YourCostumeNeedsWork Strong Sad himself even participated one time and was disqualified.]]
29th Dec '16 6:25:21 PM VictorDamazio
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It's becoming a bit common nowadays to subvert this trope by fooling the viewers, showing what seems to be a terrible disguise, but then it's revealed that it wasn't, you though that Bob was badly disguised as an old man, but then Bob in regular clothes appears next to that old man that looks like him.

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It's becoming a bit common nowadays to subvert this trope by fooling the viewers, viewers instead, showing what seems to be a terrible disguise, but then it's revealed that it wasn't, you though thought that Bob was badly disguised as an old man, but then Bob in regular clothes appears next to that old man that looks like him.
29th Dec '16 6:14:42 PM VictorDamazio
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It's becoming a bit common nowadays to subvert this trope by fooling the viewers, showing what seems to be a terrible disguise, but then it's revealed that it wasn't, you though that Bob was badly disguised as an old man, but then Bob appears next to that old man that looks like him.

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It's becoming a bit common nowadays to subvert this trope by fooling the viewers, showing what seems to be a terrible disguise, but then it's revealed that it wasn't, you though that Bob was badly disguised as an old man, but then Bob in regular clothes appears next to that old man that looks like him.
29th Dec '16 6:13:06 PM VictorDamazio
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Sometimes, the trope is present when someone is mistaken for someone else, but it isn't an intentional disguise, it's just someone that appeared for no reason and it's not trying to disguise, but has a little similarities that are enough to fool someone unintentionally.

It's becoming a bit common nowadays to subvert this trope by fooling the viewers, showing what seems to be a terrible disguise, but then it's revealed that it wasn't, you though that Bob was badly disguised as an old man, but then Bob appears next to that old man that looks like him.
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