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4th Feb '17 9:05:33 AM ironballs16
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* Creator/MarilynMonroe was walking down the street with an interviewer. No one was noticing her, and the reporter was confused by this. She then said, "Want to see ''her''?". She changed the way she walked and gestured, and suddenly people started noticing her. This makes sense since body language and posture can make a huge difference in perception.

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* Creator/MarilynMonroe was walking down the street with an interviewer. No one was noticing her, and the reporter was confused by this. She then said, "Want to see ''her''?". She changed the way she walked and gestured, and suddenly people started noticing her. [[ClarkKenting This makes sense since body language and posture can make a huge difference in perception.perception]].
27th Jan '17 3:34:22 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' [[PortmanteauCoupleName Amerikate]] fic "[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4357997 I don't wanna be your superman]]", Kate Bishop goes to a convention "cosplaying" in her actual Hawkeye outfit. She meets America Chavez, who makes a point of criticizing her costume. [[spoiler: It turns out America knew who she was all along, but still considers it a terrible cosplay due to the total lack of effort.]]

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* In the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' [[PortmanteauCoupleName Amerikate]] fic "[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4357997 I don't wanna be your superman]]", Kate Bishop ComicBook/KateBishop goes to a convention "cosplaying" in her actual Hawkeye outfit. She meets America Chavez, ComicBook/AmericaChavez, who makes a point of criticizing her costume. [[spoiler: It turns out America knew who she was all along, but still considers it a terrible cosplay due to the total lack of effort.]]
19th Jan '17 10:48:33 AM Mooncalf
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* In ''Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mixup'', Main/{{Deadpool}} stumbles upon a Halloween "Deadpool Costume Contest" full of pretend-Deadpools of varying believability. Predictably, he's mistaken for a poor impersonator. The contest is also hosted by Main/SquirrelGirl, who's deliberately pretending to be dressed up as herself, and there's a guy dressed up as Leather Boy (the guy who killed Squirrel Girl's first sidekick, Monkey Joe) only to turn out to be the real deal (and attending so he can off her current sidekick, Tippy Toe, because he's frankly completely crazy). She's convinced that Deadpool's the real deal after he saves Tippy Toe, but since it wouldn't be fair to the impersonators who put in actual effort in their costumes, she gives him a "Minimum Effort" participation badge as reward instead.
9th Jan '17 2:13:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted by Creator/SteveMartin on a TonightShow appearance, where he had the winner of a Steve Martin lookalike contest come out as him for about a minute before hopping out (he was tied up) shouting about the impersonator.

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* Inverted by Creator/SteveMartin on a TonightShow ''Series/TheTonightShow'' appearance, where he had the winner of a Steve Martin lookalike contest come out as him for about a minute before hopping out (he was tied up) shouting about the impersonator.
5th Jan '17 5:43:22 PM Lloigor
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** In one early comic, Spidey tries to save his then girlfriend, Betty Brant, from Doctor Octopus while suffering from the flu. He is easily defeated and unmasked, with Ock beating him down with his bare hands... and his poor showing convinces Doc Ock, the hostage, and the other witnesses that he isn't Spider-Man but just Peter Parker making a brave but very foolish effort to save her.

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** In one early comic, Spidey tries to save his then girlfriend, then-girlfriend, Betty Brant, from Doctor Octopus while suffering from the flu. He is easily defeated and unmasked, with Ock beating him down with his bare hands... and his poor showing convinces Doc Ock, the hostage, and the other witnesses that he isn't Spider-Man but just Peter Parker making a brave but very foolish effort to save her.
31st Dec '16 9:09:47 AM kyokutonomajo
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* On her website Patti [=LuPone=] mentions a time when she auditioned for a part where the prototype was her, Patti [=LuPone=], and in the audition room was told she was wrong for the prototype.

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* On her website website, Patti [=LuPone=] mentions a time when she auditioned for a part where the prototype was her, Patti [=LuPone=], and in the audition room was ended up being told she was wrong for the prototype.
31st Dec '16 9:09:07 AM kyokutonomajo
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* On her website Patti [=LuPone=] mentions a time when she auditioned for a part where the prototype was her, Patti [=LuPone=], and in the audition room was told she was wrong for the prototype.
17th Dec '16 3:04:53 PM PaulA
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* In ''ComicBook/TheSensationalSheHulk'' #12, She-Hulk visits the set of a movie being made about her. Several people mistake her for an aspiring actress or stunt double, and criticize her "costume" and "make up".
13th Nov '16 2:26:46 PM SomberCaelifera
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' comic "The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who", the Eleventh Doctor falls into a parallel dimension where [[WelcomeToTheRealWorld his adventures are a popular science fiction franchise]], and he attends a Doctor Who convention trying to work out what happened to him. While there, people compliment him on his {{Cosplay}} (saying he even has the voice down), and one of the people he's attending the con with suggests he enters the Cosplay Contest. Cut to a similar-looking but earringged cosplayer holding a First Place trophy while the real Doctor holds a Second Place one. His friend suggests it's because the other guy did more, whereas the real Doctor just stood there and pointed at himself for a few minutes, assuming that was all it needed.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' comic "The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who", the Eleventh Doctor falls into a parallel dimension where [[WelcomeToTheRealWorld his adventures are a popular science fiction franchise]], and he attends a Doctor Who convention trying to work out what happened to him. While there, people compliment him on his {{Cosplay}} (saying he even has the voice down), and one of the people he's attending the con with suggests he enters enter the Cosplay Contest. Cut to a similar-looking but earringged earring-wearing cosplayer holding a First Place trophy while the real Doctor holds a Second Place one. His friend suggests it's because the other guy did more, whereas the real Doctor just stood there and pointed at himself for a few minutes, assuming that was all it needed.



* In ''Film/{{Dave}}'', a comedian who resembles the President and the real First Lady are caught in public. Dave passes them off as a husband-and-wife impersonation act; naturally, he is great in his role, but "she needs a lot of work." However, he was only speaking about her ability to improvise, specifically her cringing (if passible) attempt at "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow"; when first found out, Dave had to work quick to actively make people believe they ''weren't'' real.

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* In ''Film/{{Dave}}'', a comedian who resembles the President and the real First Lady are caught in public. Dave passes them off as a husband-and-wife impersonation act; naturally, he is great in his role, but "she needs a lot of work." However, he was only speaking about her ability to improvise, specifically her cringing (if passible) passable) attempt at "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow"; when first found out, Dave had to work quick to actively make people believe they ''weren't'' real.



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', a Löwen (a lion-faced [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Wesen]]) ringmaster is running a traveling circus whose greatest show is him revealing realistic-looking monsters (all of whom are, of course, Wesen in "[[GameFace full woge]]"). Naturally, while people are impressed, they assume it's all very realistic-looking masks. The start of the show is a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Blutbad]] named Max. He goes for a walk, and two women who saw the show invite him to their place to see "the monster". They discuss how it's a very realistic mask... then he goes "full woge" on them.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', a Löwen (a lion-faced [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Wesen]]) ringmaster is running a traveling circus whose greatest show is him revealing realistic-looking monsters (all of whom are, of course, Wesen in "[[GameFace full woge]]"). Naturally, while people are impressed, they assume it's all very realistic-looking masks. The start star of the show is a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Blutbad]] named Max. He goes for a walk, and two women who saw the show invite him to their place to see "the monster". They discuss how it's a very realistic mask... then he goes "full woge" on them.



* An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' involves a ShowWithinAShow called ''Wormhole X-Treme!'' that was a low-budged knock-off of the actual show. During the episode, the crew complains that the script calls for a spaceship to appear during the episode but that the budget doesn't allow for that. At the end, the crew is filming outside, when an actual massive starship descends through the clouds and hovers right above them. The camera guy is told to film it. At the end, two crew members discuss how fake the ship looked and mentioning that they'll fix it in post.

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* An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' involves a ShowWithinAShow called ''Wormhole X-Treme!'' that was a low-budged low-budget knock-off of the actual show. During the episode, the crew complains that the script calls for a spaceship to appear during the episode but that the budget doesn't allow for that. At the end, the crew is filming outside, when an actual massive starship descends through the clouds and hovers right above them. The camera guy is told to film it. At the end, two crew members discuss how fake the ship looked and mentioning that they'll fix it in post.
28th Oct '16 7:57:33 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* An episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had Stevie Wonder posing as a Stevie Wonder impersonator and Eddie Murphy's character telling him how to look more like Stevie Wonder.

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episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had Stevie Wonder posing as a Stevie Wonder impersonator and Eddie Murphy's character telling him how to look more like Stevie Wonder.Wonder.
** Another episode had a Buckwheat impersonator, portrayed by Murphy (who had spoofed the character to massive critical acclaim until [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings he had the character assassinated because people were requesting it too much]]), being told his impersonation was subpar.
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