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15th Apr '17 6:54:35 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Film/MaryPoppins'', Creator/DickVanDyke played two roles -- Bert the chimney sweep and Dawes Sr. the banker -- with two totally different costumes and accents. Many people are surprised to find out that Van Dyke also played Dawes Sr., especially since Bert's Cockney accent is infamously inaccurate while Dawes Sr.'s more "posh" accent is a lot more convincing.

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* In ''Film/MaryPoppins'', Creator/DickVanDyke played two roles -- Bert the chimney sweep and Dawes Sr. the banker -- with two totally different costumes and accents. Many people are surprised to find out that Van Dyke also played Dawes Sr., especially since Bert's Cockney accent is infamously inaccurate while Dawes Sr.'s more "posh" upper-class accent is a lot more convincing.
15th Apr '17 6:53:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Film/MaryPoppins'', Creator/DickVanDyke played two roles -- Bert the chimney sweep and Dawes Sr. the banker -- with two totally different costumes and accents. Many people are surprised to find out that Van Dyke also played Dawes Sr., especially since Bert's Cockney accent is infamously inaccurate while Dawes Sr.'s accent is a lot more convincing.

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* In ''Film/MaryPoppins'', Creator/DickVanDyke played two roles -- Bert the chimney sweep and Dawes Sr. the banker -- with two totally different costumes and accents. Many people are surprised to find out that Van Dyke also played Dawes Sr., especially since Bert's Cockney accent is infamously inaccurate while Dawes Sr.'s more "posh" accent is a lot more convincing.
15th Apr '17 6:53:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Sacha Baron Cohen is famous for dressing up for his various alter egos (Borat, Bruno, Ali G, etc).

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* Sacha Baron Cohen Creator/SachaBaronCohen is famous for dressing up for his various alter egos (Borat, Bruno, Ali G, etc).


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* In ''Film/MaryPoppins'', Creator/DickVanDyke played two roles -- Bert the chimney sweep and Dawes Sr. the banker -- with two totally different costumes and accents. Many people are surprised to find out that Van Dyke also played Dawes Sr., especially since Bert's Cockney accent is infamously inaccurate while Dawes Sr.'s accent is a lot more convincing.
9th Apr '17 8:57:32 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' occasionally does under-cover assignments, which Brennan seems to throw herself into enthusiastically. Notably, in "Double Trouble in the Panhandle" they investigated the death of a pair of conjoined twins at a circus by posing as a knife-throwing act called [[RockyAndBullwinkle Boris and Natasha]].

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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' occasionally does under-cover assignments, which Brennan seems to throw herself into enthusiastically. Notably, in "Double Trouble in the Panhandle" they investigated the death of a pair of conjoined twins at a circus by posing as a knife-throwing act called [[RockyAndBullwinkle [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Boris and Natasha]].
23rd Feb '17 7:57:27 AM IAmNewBillTell
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** Exactly the opposite and a great example of this trope occurs in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' with [[spoiler:[[http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/2196/metalgearsolid3evatatya.png EVA/Tatyana]]]]. Combed back hair, glasses, and a different set of clothes shouldn't really fool anyone, but instead of relying entirely on it, [[spoiler:she]] also changes [[spoiler:her]] body posture and movement and [[spoiler:her]] entire way of acting.

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** Exactly the opposite and a great example of this trope occurs in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' with [[spoiler:[[http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/2196/metalgearsolid3evatatya.png EVA/Tatyana]]]].[[spoiler: EVA/Tatyana]]. Combed back hair, glasses, and a different set of clothes shouldn't really fool anyone, but instead of relying entirely on it, [[spoiler:she]] also changes [[spoiler:her]] body posture and movement and [[spoiler:her]] entire way of acting.
22nd Jan '17 10:19:18 AM Odacon_Spy
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* The entire gag for the Chicken Boo shorts on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. A giant chicken in nothing more than a wig/hat/suit/mustache. Everyone falls for it. Well, all [[OnlySaneMan except one person]], who everyone regards as insane.

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* The entire gag for the Chicken Boo shorts on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. A giant chicken in nothing more than a wig/hat/suit/mustache. Everyone falls for it. Well, all [[OnlySaneMan except one person]], who [[CassandraTruth everyone regards as insane.insane]].
4th Dec '16 6:18:58 PM IsadorLevi
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* The antagonist of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' uses this to have a spy in the group assume another identity. It's made easier by the fact that the spy [[spoiler: already has a strong (but not identical) resemblance to the person she's imitating, on account of being her twin sister, and the fact that the manner in which most of the other characters would be familiar with her appearance gives her a plausible excuse for any discrepancies (she's a model, and can pass off any difference as the result of photoshop). Even then, the mastermind has to go to pains to keep the other characters from seeing an actual picture of the assumed identity, knowing that it would quickly give away the imposter.]]
20th Nov '16 6:15:20 PM Zyffyr
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* In "And the Hidden Stash", the second-season premiere of ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'', Caroline attends the auction of her family's property wearing a brunette wig, which causes Max to variously introduce her as Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt and KatieHolmes.

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* In "And the Hidden Stash", the second-season premiere of ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'', Caroline attends the auction of her family's property wearing a brunette wig, which causes Max to variously introduce her as Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt and KatieHolmes.Creator/KatieHolmes.
30th Oct '16 3:13:55 PM SteveMB
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* In ''Series/{{Batman}}'', The Clock King is pulling off a caper in a thin disguise with glasses and hair appliances. As the Dynamic Duo watch him from the Batmobile's TV, they confirm their suspicions of his identity by faxing a mug shot of the Clock King and then drawing glasses and a beard on it.

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* In ''Series/{{Batman}}'', The Clock King is pulling off a caper in a thin disguise with glasses and hair appliances. As the Dynamic Duo watch him from the Batmobile's TV, they confirm their suspicions of his identity by faxing a mug shot of the Clock King and then [[PhotoDoodleRecognition drawing glasses and a beard on it.it]].


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21st Sep '16 3:16:07 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':



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* When Dinah Lance (either of them) fights crime as the ComicBook/BlackCanary, she wears a disguise consisting of a wig and a [[{{Stripperiffic}} stripper-like]] outfit. Even though her face is covered up even less than [[ClarkKenting Clark Kent]], she still maintains a secret identity.
** Hey, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer nobody]] is [[DistractedByTheSexy looking at her face]]...
* In the ''[[ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures Super Mario World]]'' comic, Luigi swaps clothes with Princess Peach (or Toadstool) and dons a wig to infiltrate the Koopa Kids' stronghold, in which Mario is kept. In his defense, he at least tried to hide his face with a mask, which also justified her deep voice as "having a nasty cold."

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* When Dinah Lance (either of them) fights crime as the ComicBook/BlackCanary, she wears a disguise consisting of a wig and a [[{{Stripperiffic}} stripper-like]] outfit. Even though her face is covered up even less than [[ClarkKenting Clark Kent]], she still maintains a secret identity.
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identity. Hey, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer nobody]] is [[DistractedByTheSexy looking at her face]]...
* In the ''[[ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures Super Mario World]]'' World]]'':
** In the
comic, Luigi swaps clothes with Princess Peach (or Toadstool) and dons a wig to infiltrate the Koopa Kids' stronghold, in which Mario is kept. In his defense, he at least tried to hide his face with a mask, which also justified her deep voice as "having a nasty cold."



** In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', in order to enter a clicky theatre without being found out, the wizards of UU remove their hats and use some wire to make their beards look like cheap fake beards. It works surprisingly well; no one would assume a guy in fake beard and without the trademark hat would be a wizard.
*** Re-visited in ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', when Mrs. Proust disguises Tiffany's genuine witch hat by sprinkling glitter on it and attaching an "Apprentice Witch Hat, AM $2.50" costume-shop label to its brim.

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** In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', in order to enter a clicky theatre without being found out, the wizards of UU remove their hats and use some wire to make their beards look like cheap fake beards. It works surprisingly well; no one no-one would assume a guy in fake beard and without the trademark hat would be a wizard.
*** ** Re-visited in ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', when Mrs. Proust disguises Tiffany's genuine witch hat by sprinkling glitter on it and attaching an "Apprentice Witch Hat, AM $2.50" costume-shop label to its brim.



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* ''Literature/LesMiserables''

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* Used repeatedly by Harry Dickson and his pupil Tom in JeanRay's novels, so successfully that they even fool close friends like their cook or the police chief. Or each other.

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* Used repeatedly by Harry Dickson and his pupil Tom in JeanRay's Creator/JeanRay's novels, so successfully that they even fool close friends like their cook or the police chief. Or each other.



* ''Series/{{Alias}}'' does this an average of OnceAnEpisode.
** Particularly funny in the season three premiere, where Sidney puts together a whole character for literally no reason at all, as her entire plan is to start shooting immediately.

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* ''Series/{{Alias}}'' does this an average of OnceAnEpisode.
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OnceAnEpisode. Particularly funny in the season three premiere, where Sidney puts together a whole character for literally no reason at all, as her entire plan is to start shooting immediately.



* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' features this often when [[ManipulativeBitch Sophie]] is running her part. Lampshaded and almost subverted in "The Rashomon Job" when a museum head of security notes that a duchess in the main hall bears a striking resemblance to one of the lab girls (both are Sophie's acts, one in a slinky evening gown with her usual accent, and the other in a white lab coat with what sounds like a Jersey accent) and almost seems to make the connection. [[RashomonStyle Due to the style of the episode]], that is debatable.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' features this ''Series/{{Leverage}}'':
** Featured
often when [[ManipulativeBitch Sophie]] is running her part. Lampshaded and almost subverted in "The Rashomon Job" when a museum head of security notes that a duchess in the main hall bears a striking resemblance to one of the lab girls (both are Sophie's acts, one in a slinky evening gown with her usual accent, and the other in a white lab coat with what sounds like a Jersey accent) and almost seems to make the connection. [[RashomonStyle Due to the style of the episode]], that is debatable.



* Artemus Gordon from ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' wore a disguise in almost every episode. Generally, his disguises consisted of a wig, a new outfit (occasionally a dress), some makeup or facial hair, and an accent. Since Ross Martin could speak several languages, he also sometimes spoke the language of the character he was portraying.
* In ''Series/ICarly'', the main character's brother Spencer tends to do this a lot. In fact, he does it so much that one episode, he insists that he be the one who dresses up as a woman and, when the main characters agree, exclaims
--> "I'll go get my boobs!"

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* Artemus Gordon from ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' wore wears a disguise in almost every episode. Generally, his disguises consisted of a wig, a new outfit (occasionally a dress), some makeup or facial hair, and an accent. Since Ross Martin could speak several languages, he also sometimes spoke the language of the character he was portraying.
* In ''Series/ICarly'', the main character's brother Spencer tends to do this a lot. In fact, he does it so much that one episode, he insists that he be the one who dresses up as a woman and, when the main characters agree, exclaims
--> "I'll
exclaims:
-->'''Spencer:''' I'll
go get my boobs!"boobs!



* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Literature/TheBible'', Old Testament, 1 Kings 20: A minor prophet disguises himself by wearing his headband down over his eyes.

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OlderThanFeudalism: ''Literature/TheBible'', Old Testament, 1 Kings 20: A minor prophet disguises himself by wearing his headband down over his eyes.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''

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** ''"Flameyo, hotmen!"''
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode, "Turf," where Elisa Maza goes undercover to stop Tomas Brode, wearing only a change of clothes and a blonde wig. Although that getup is able to fool Brode, the moment Elisa's long time gangster enemy, Anthony Dracon, gets a good close concentrated look at Elisa, he recognizes her instantly and reveals to his enemy. It does manage to fool her gargoyle friends, too.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' wears a wig and dress to infiltrate a club in ''[[TheMovie So The Drama]]'', about the only time she wore a disguise. It didn't fool Shego for a moment.
** Shego wears a wig and dress to distract Martin Smarty while Drakken and Frugal Lucre implement one of their schemes. It ''does'' fool him, despite her [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation distinctive skin color]] and her involvement in a previous scheme to hold him for ransom. Fortunately for the scheme Mr. Smarty was too DistractedByTheSexy to notice or care.
*** Smarty Mart's [[ForInconveniencePressOne phone tree menu]] includes: "To demand an enormous amount of money for the safe return of our founder, press three". Maybe he didn't remember Shego [[FridgeBrilliance because he's been kidnapped so often]] [[ButForMeItWasTuesday that the incidents all blur together]].

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** ''"Flameyo, --->''"Flameyo, hotmen!"''
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode, "Turf," where Elisa Maza goes undercover to stop Tomas Brode, wearing only a change of clothes and a blonde wig. Although that getup is able to fool Brode, the moment Elisa's long time long-time gangster enemy, Anthony Dracon, gets a good close concentrated look at Elisa, he recognizes her instantly and reveals to his enemy. It does manage to fool her gargoyle friends, too.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** Kim Possible
wears a wig and dress to infiltrate a club in ''[[TheMovie So The the Drama]]'', about the only time she wore a disguise. It didn't doesn't fool Shego for a moment.
** Shego wears a wig and dress to distract Martin Smarty while Drakken and Frugal Lucre implement one of their schemes. It ''does'' fool him, despite her [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation distinctive skin color]] and her involvement in a previous scheme to hold him for ransom. Fortunately for the scheme Mr. Smarty was is too DistractedByTheSexy to notice or care.
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care. Smarty Mart's [[ForInconveniencePressOne phone tree menu]] includes: "To demand an enormous amount of money for the safe return of our founder, press three". Maybe he didn't remember Shego [[FridgeBrilliance because he's been kidnapped so often]] [[ButForMeItWasTuesday that the incidents all blur together]].



* Brain from ''InspectorGadget'' does this a lot. Penny rarely does this, but has at least once; she likely gets points from Brain. No-one ever sees through the disguises. Brain, by the way, is a ''dog''. Not a talking dog like Scooby, either.

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* Brain from ''InspectorGadget'' ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' does this a lot. Penny rarely does this, but has at least once; she likely gets points from Brain. No-one ever sees through the disguises.disguises (especially not Gadget). Brain, by the way, is a ''dog''. Not a talking dog like Scooby, either.



* In ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'', the wife of GeneRoddenberry, Majel Barret, was in the first pilot episode as the female first officer. When that character was [[ExecutiveMeddling discarded]] for the actual show, she bleached her hair blonde and cut it short. It was specifically an attempt to get back in the show without the executives catching on. Even her husband didn't recognize her at first. She was recast in the smaller role of Nurse Chapel.

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* In ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'', the wife of GeneRoddenberry, Creator/GeneRoddenberry, Majel Barret, was in the first pilot episode as the female first officer. When that character was [[ExecutiveMeddling discarded]] for the actual show, she bleached her hair blonde and cut it short. It was specifically an attempt to get back in the show without the executives catching on. Even her husband didn't recognize her at first. She was recast in the smaller role of Nurse Chapel.



* In a case of Wig Dress Foreign Language, one Allied prisoner broke out of a German prison camp in WorldWarII by making a fake copy of a German uniform and simply walking out the front door. This was actually extremely common, especially in camps like [[TheAlcatraz Colditz Castle]] where conventional tunnels and wire-cutting were more difficult to pull off. The Colditz Dutch contingent were the acknowledged masters of the technique and they got so good at it that one attempted escape plan was for a prisoner with a strong resemblance to impersonate the camp warrant officer, relieve the guards on a side gate and replace them with other disguised prisoners, [[RefugeInAudacity to be followed by the entire camp slipping out and down the road]]. It almost worked, only failing because the last guard got chatty and the real [=NCO=] came out to reprimand him for socializing on duty.
** This is partly because Dutch uniforms were almost identical to German uniforms, plus the Dutch language and German are similar.

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* In a case of Wig Dress Wig, Dress, Foreign Language, one Allied prisoner broke out of a German prison camp in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by making a fake copy of a German uniform and simply walking out the front door. This was actually extremely common, especially in camps like [[TheAlcatraz Colditz Castle]] where conventional tunnels and wire-cutting were more difficult to pull off. The Colditz Dutch contingent were the acknowledged masters of the technique and they got so good at it that one attempted escape plan was for a prisoner with a strong resemblance to impersonate the camp warrant officer, relieve the guards on a side gate and replace them with other disguised prisoners, [[RefugeInAudacity to be followed by the entire camp slipping out and down the road]]. It almost worked, only failing because the last guard got chatty and the real [=NCO=] NCO came out to reprimand him for socializing on duty.
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duty. This is partly because Dutch uniforms were almost identical to German uniforms, plus the Dutch language and German are similar.



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