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* Mocked in ''Webcomic/CinemaBums'' in [[http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=191 this]] comic related to Robert Downey Jr.'s many disguises in ''Film/SherlockHolmes''.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** In a parody of the trope, several aliens and magical beings successfully disguise themselves with shirts and hats reading things such as "Homo Sapiens" or "Ordinary Student". [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2006-03-26 This filler comic]] serves as an example.
** Played with when its revealed that TheMasquerade is ''so'' strong, people are willing to accept supernatural life as normal rather than face the facts that things are bizarre. This apparently includes thinking a green man wearing a "homo sapian" shirt is [[TooDumbToLive supporting gay rights.]]
** Spellbooks automatically disguise themselves as regular books with fake titles. These titles include "The Ecology of Anteaters ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not a Spellbook]])", "[[BlatantLies A Perfectly Normal Book]]", and "The Tacos of Yesteryear". Well, nobody ever said they were ''good'' disguises.
* ''Webcomic/GeorgeTheDragon'' is infamous for using and abusing this particular trope, usually to the disgrace of any human beings present. [[http://www.drunkduck.com/George_the_Dragon/index.php?p=538474 This]] is an example where the dragon 'sneaks' into a top secret meeting of the Dragon Hunters Anonymous.

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\n* Mocked in ''Webcomic/CinemaBums'' in [[http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=191 this]] comic related to Robert Downey Jr.'s many disguises in ''Film/SherlockHolmes''.\n* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':\n** In a parody [[caption-width-right:284:"Your powers of the trope, several aliens deception and magical beings successfully disguise themselves with shirts and hats reading things such as "Homo Sapiens" or "Ordinary Student". [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2006-03-26 This filler comic]] serves as an example.
** Played with when its revealed that TheMasquerade is ''so'' strong, people
trickery are willing to accept supernatural life as normal rather than face the facts that things are bizarre. This apparently includes thinking a green man wearing a "homo sapian" shirt is [[TooDumbToLive supporting gay rights.]]
** Spellbooks automatically disguise themselves as regular books with fake titles. These titles include "The Ecology of Anteaters ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not a Spellbook]])", "[[BlatantLies A Perfectly Normal Book]]", and "The Tacos of Yesteryear". Well, nobody ever said they were ''good'' disguises.
* ''Webcomic/GeorgeTheDragon'' is infamous for using and abusing this particular trope, usually to the disgrace of any human beings present. [[http://www.drunkduck.com/George_the_Dragon/index.php?p=538474 This]] is an example where the dragon 'sneaks' into a top secret meeting of the Dragon Hunters Anonymous.
bewildering, child."]]



* [[http://www.drunkduck.com/I_Was_Kidnapped_By_Lesbian_Pirates_From_Outer_Space/index.php?p=316273 Parodied yet again]] in ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/I_Was_Kidnapped_By_Lesbian_Pirates_From_Outer_Space/index.php I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space]]'' where the paper-thin disguise is a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} pair of glasses]].

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* [[http://www.drunkduck.com/I_Was_Kidnapped_By_Lesbian_Pirates_From_Outer_Space/index.php?p=316273 Parodied yet again]] in ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/I_Was_Kidnapped_By_Lesbian_Pirates_From_Outer_Space/index.php I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space]]'' where the paper-thin disguise is ''Webcomic/BatmanAndSons'': Batman decided to crash a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} pair of glasses]].'Welcome Back' party for Hal. He really didn't try hard. [[http://the-blackcat.deviantart.com/art/St-Patrick-s-Day-114509788]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/9 #9]], "Disguise", Tina, a hummingbird, tries to spy on Floyd and Darryl by wearing huge glasses and a mustache.



* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', where a group of intelligent hamsters operate a fake body with a ''paper plate'' with a face drawn on -- poorly -- for their disguise. They can't even get their pronouns right. Nobody is fooled, but tend to take in stride the fact that they're talking to a bunch of hamsters.
* Another subversion in ''Webcomic/TheLawOfPurple'': the human characters disguise themselves with facepaint to pass as Caligulians, but not only is this not convincing, none of the natives seem to care whether the humans are disguised or not. They ditch the facepaint relatively quickly.

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* Subverted ''Webcomic/{{Building 12}}'': After TheReveal in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', where the first chapter that [[GenderBlenderName Al]][[{{Bifauxnen}} ex]] is a group girl, she's generally drawn in a way that, while still fairly flat, she's not likely to be mistaken for a guy. Somehow, TheMasquerade remains unbroken.
* The ''Webcomic/{{Buttersafe}}'' strip [[http://buttersafe.com/2010/07/22/the-essence-of-being-human/ "The Essence
of intelligent hamsters operate Being Human"]] features an enormous, disgusting EldritchAbomination with multiple tentacles and mouths all over its body. It disguises itself using an extremely small mask. A passerby accuses it of being a monster...until the creature suggests "watching cat videos on the Internet." The passerby then immediately warns the hideous beast that "there's a monster somewhere around here pretending to be a human."
* In ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'', King Hippo successfully pulls off an Abraham Lincoln disguise with
a fake body beard and top hat. He explains to Alex (who isn't fooled by the disguise for a moment) that it is the foolproof "[[SdrawkcabName Niht Repap]]" technique, and that Alex ''must'' be the Gamemaster if he's capable of seeing through it. Alex then bribes King Hippo with a ''paper plate'' beer into teaching him the technique so he can [[spoiler: escape from prison]].
* Mocked in ''Webcomic/CinemaBums'' in [[http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=191 this]] comic related to Robert Downey Jr.'s many disguises in ''Film/SherlockHolmes''.
* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/12/06/mittens-has-a-cunning-plan/ Mittens and Fluffy's plan to fake the crew having a transporter involves Socks showing up wearing a mustache so Ace doesn't recognize him]] ... [[SpecialEffectsFailure and a whole lot of glitter.]]
* ''Webcomic/DepressionComix'' has this trope as a side effect of using cards
with a face big smiles drawn on -- poorly -- for their disguise. They can't even get their pronouns right. Nobody is fooled, but tend to take in stride the fact them and held over a character's mouth whenever they're [[StepfordSmiler faking happiness]].
* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', two aliens stranded on Earth disguise themselves ... by [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2080280/a-clever-disguise/ wearing glasses]]. Later, it's revealed
that they're talking using an "Adams field", a ShoutOut to a bunch of hamsters.
* Another subversion in ''Webcomic/TheLawOfPurple'':
the human characters disguise [[WeirdnessCensor Somebody Else's Problem field]] used in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything''.
** Mr. Mighty is able to go undercover just by wearing a [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2122086/its-punch-flavored/ hat and trench coat]], or [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1879640/superior-skills/ Groucho glasses.]]
* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'':
** [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20050211.html A sign reading "Lamp - Not Eastwood."]]
** Later on, [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20050722.html they managed to fool the guards]] of an ''ice world military base'' by disguising
themselves with facepaint as ''pizza delivery men'' (only for one of them to pass as Caligulians, but not only is this not convincing, none of the natives seem purposefully blow their cover due to care whether the humans are disguised or not. They ditch the facepaint relatively quickly.refusing to use a plan used by [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Scooby and Shaggy]])



* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Antimony dons a pair of plastic antennae and declares herself a robot, [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain repeatedly]]. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy Doorbot falls for it]]; all the other robots simply assume she's a robot [[BavarianFireDrill because she got past Doorbot]]. There is also some LampshadeHanging on [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=209 that page]] when another character (and {{trickster}} at that) comments, "Your powers of deception and trickery are bewildering, child." And this comment is footnoted with "I don't think he's being sarcastic."

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* ''Webcomic/GeorgeTheDragon'' is infamous for using and abusing this particular trope, usually to the disgrace of any human beings present. [[http://www.drunkduck.com/George_the_Dragon/index.php?p=538474 This]] is an example where the dragon 'sneaks' into a top secret meeting of the Dragon Hunters Anonymous.
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Fumbles' plan to protect the warcamp from attacking adventurers by [[http://goblinscomic.com/07232005/ disguising everyone with fake moustaches]] is initially decried by Chief as 'the dumbest plan ever,' but when the only other ideas the goblins can come up with are 'hope the adventurers poke themselves to death with a pointy stick' and 'cover everyone in their own faeces', it's the plan they eventually go with.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** In a parody of the trope, several aliens and magical beings successfully disguise themselves with shirts and hats reading things such as "Homo Sapiens" or "Ordinary Student". [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2006-03-26 This filler comic]] serves as an example.
** Played with when its revealed that TheMasquerade is ''so'' strong, people are willing to accept supernatural life as normal rather than face the facts that things are bizarre. This apparently includes thinking a green man wearing a "homo sapian" shirt is [[TooDumbToLive supporting gay rights.]]
** Spellbooks automatically disguise themselves as regular books with fake titles. These titles include "The Ecology of Anteaters ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not a Spellbook]])", "[[BlatantLies A Perfectly Normal Book]]", and "The Tacos of Yesteryear". Well, nobody ever said they were ''good'' disguises.
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': In [[Recap/GunnerkriggCourtChapter12MainlyInvolvesRobots "Mainly Involves Robots"]],
Antimony dons a pair of plastic antennae and declares herself a robot, [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain repeatedly]]. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy Doorbot falls for it]]; all the other robots simply assume she's a robot [[BavarianFireDrill because she got past Doorbot]]. There is also some LampshadeHanging on [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=209 that page]] when another character (and {{trickster}} at that) comments, "Your powers of deception and trickery are bewildering, child." And this comment is footnoted with "I don't think he's being sarcastic."



* Demonstrated in the ''[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/ Three Panel Soul]]'' strip "[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/view.php?date=2007-10-20 On Subterfuge]]."
* In the storyline where ''Webcomic/{{Roomies}}'' started getting really strange, a group of aliens escape the notice of the general populace by putting funny shapes on their heads and claiming to be ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** In some early strips, Aylee went out in public wearing a hat and trenchcoat to disguise her alien appearance, which surprisingly worked. In her latest form, she goes through much more effort to create her disguise.
** Bun-Bun and Kiki have also operated robot versions of Torg and Riff on occasion, which people can't seem to tell apart from the real things despite their obviously blocky appearance.
** Sasha dresses up as the supervillainess Monicruel in [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/091110 this]] strip. It works perfectly because, as Crushestro put it, "Boobs and a monocle. Who else could it be?"
*** In the same story arc, Torg dresses up as a villain who everyone at the NastyParty saw slain. The villain's power was time, so he got away with [[BlatantLies explaining that he was the same villain traveling from a different time]].
*** More of Torg's miniony disguises involve a logo hat and sunglasses (at night.) This doesn't keep a former interrogator from recognizing him, though.
* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'':
** [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20050211.html A sign reading "Lamp - Not Eastwood."]]
** Later on, [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20050722.html they managed to fool the guards]] of an ''ice world military base'' by disguising themselves as ''pizza delivery men'' (only for one of them to purposefully blow their cover due to refusing to use a plan used by [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Scooby and Shaggy]])
* ''Webcomic/{{Building 12}}'': After TheReveal in the first chapter that [[GenderBlenderName Al]][[{{Bifauxnen}} ex]] is a girl, she's generally drawn in a way that, while still fairly flat, she's not likely to be mistaken for a guy. Somehow, TheMasquerade remains unbroken.
* ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'': [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=38 Try to find the ninja]].
-->'''Grey Fox:''' [[LampshadeHanging I am thoroughly ashamed that that worked.]]

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* Demonstrated in the ''[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/ Three Panel Soul]]'' strip "[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/view.php?date=2007-10-20 On Subterfuge]]."
* In the storyline where ''Webcomic/{{Roomies}}'' started getting really strange, a group of aliens escape the notice of the general populace by putting funny shapes on their heads and claiming to be ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** In some early strips, Aylee went out in public wearing a hat and trenchcoat to disguise her alien appearance, which surprisingly worked. In her latest form, she goes through much more effort to create her disguise.
** Bun-Bun and Kiki have also operated robot versions of Torg and Riff on occasion, which people can't seem to tell apart from the real things despite their obviously blocky appearance.
** Sasha dresses up as the supervillainess Monicruel in [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/091110 this]] strip. It works perfectly because, as Crushestro put it, "Boobs and a monocle. Who else could it be?"
*** In the same story arc, Torg dresses up as a villain who everyone at the NastyParty saw slain. The villain's power was time, so he got away with [[BlatantLies explaining that he was the same villain traveling from a different time]].
*** More of Torg's miniony disguises involve a logo hat and sunglasses (at night.) This doesn't keep a former interrogator from recognizing him, though.
* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'':
** [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20050211.
''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', Dara [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter003/ib018.html A sign reading "Lamp - Not Eastwood."]]
** Later on, [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20050722.html they managed to fool the guards]] of an ''ice world military base'' by disguising themselves as ''pizza delivery men'' (only for one of them to purposefully blow their cover due to refusing to use a plan used by [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Scooby and Shaggy]])
* ''Webcomic/{{Building 12}}'': After TheReveal in the first chapter that [[GenderBlenderName Al]][[{{Bifauxnen}} ex]] is a girl, she's generally drawn in a way that,
reflects on this trope while still fairly flat, she's not likely to be mistaken for considering making a guy. Somehow, TheMasquerade remains unbroken.
* ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'': [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=38 Try to find the ninja]].
-->'''Grey Fox:''' [[LampshadeHanging I am thoroughly ashamed that that worked.
hulking HalfHumanHybrid look inconspicuous.]]



* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', two aliens stranded on Earth disguise themselves ... by [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2080280/a-clever-disguise/ wearing glasses]]. Later, it's revealed that they're using an "Adams field", a ShoutOut to the [[WeirdnessCensor Somebody Else's Problem field]] used in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything''.
** Mr. Mighty is able to go undercover just by wearing a [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2122086/its-punch-flavored/ hat and trench coat]], or [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1879640/superior-skills/ Groucho glasses.]]
* Batman decided to crash a 'Welcome Back' party for Hal. He really didn't try hard. [[http://the-blackcat.deviantart.com/art/St-Patrick-s-Day-114509788 Batman and Sons]].

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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', two aliens stranded on Earth [[http://www.drunkduck.com/I_Was_Kidnapped_By_Lesbian_Pirates_From_Outer_Space/index.php?p=316273 Parodied yet again]] in ''Webcomic/IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace'' where the paper-thin disguise themselves ... is a [[Franchise/{{Superman}} pair of glasses]].
* Steffi's disguise in ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz'' isn't very effective at concealing her identity, especially as it doesn't hide her bright pink hair. In chapter 21, a baddie just walks to her home address, find her in civilian clothing, and calls her
by [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2080280/a-clever-disguise/ wearing glasses]]. Later, it's revealed that they're using an "Adams field", a ShoutOut her superhero name. According to the [[WeirdnessCensor Somebody Else's Problem field]] used in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything''.
** Mr. Mighty
author's comment, by now her "secret identity" is able more like a stage name.
* ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'': [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=38 Try
to go undercover just by wearing a [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2122086/its-punch-flavored/ hat and trench coat]], or [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1879640/superior-skills/ Groucho glasses.find the ninja]].
-->'''Grey Fox:''' [[LampshadeHanging I am thoroughly ashamed that that worked.
]]
* Batman decided Another subversion in ''Webcomic/TheLawOfPurple'': the human characters disguise themselves with facepaint to crash pass as Caligulians, but not only is this not convincing, none of the natives seem to care whether the humans are disguised or not. They ditch the facepaint relatively quickly.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', where
a 'Welcome Back' party group of intelligent hamsters operate a fake body with a ''paper plate'' with a face drawn on -- poorly -- for Hal. He their disguise. They can't even get their pronouns right. Nobody is fooled, but tend to take in stride the fact that they're talking to a bunch of hamsters.
* ''{{Webcomic/Paranatural}}'': The vice-principal spies on the group of kids playing Hitball with a disguise that consists on covering herself on a camo-print blanket and moving around a small child-shaped marionette while using bad TotallyRadical speech. Somehow, nobody thinks this is weird (though [[CityOfAdventure Mayview]] has some odd standards regarding what "weird" is).
--> '''Vice-principal''': Dag sons! These Barnhounds are wiggity-wiggity worse than homework! Let's show them our pep, fellow youths! Xbox, hoo!\\
'''Kid 1''': That normal kid is right!\\
'''Kid 2''': I think it's cool that he levitates!
* ''Webcomic/PrincessChroma'': June's identity isn't even close to obscured by her magical girl dress. That doesn't stop her from trying to pretend she has a secret identity (to no avail).
* In the storyline where ''Webcomic/{{Roomies}}'' started getting
really didn't try hard. [[http://the-blackcat.deviantart.com/art/St-Patrick-s-Day-114509788 Batman strange, a group of aliens escape the notice of the general populace by putting funny shapes on their heads and Sons]].claiming to be ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'':
** The Princess uses this. [[spoiler:She really should take off her hat first.]]
** Used again by Prestige. [[spoiler:It's her ability to fake an illithid's ''smell'' that helps pull this off.]]
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/for-cia-training/ here]].



* Subverted in "Webcomic/SuperTemps" as most people see right through the disguises, and just go along with it anyway because the supers themselves are loopy and rather sensitive. Bonus points for the fact that many of the ''supers themselves'' not only buy into each others' paper-thin disguises but also think that the civilian populace's paper-thin facade of being fooled is real.
* Played straight in Webcomic/ZorphbertAndFred, as none of the humans notice the intelligent behaviour, human mannerisms and bloody obvious antennae on the title characters, who are aliens disguised as pet dogs to study Earth.
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', Dara [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter003/ib018.html reflects on this trope while considering making a hulking HalfHumanHybrid look inconspicuous.]]
* In one page of "Spiff Spoonerton and the Planet of Hot Green Women" involves Spiff and Miri infiltrating a military base. Miri wears a maid uniform and does nothing to obscure her face. Spiff wears his normal clothing with a piece of paper that reads "Also Maid". Exceptional in that Spiff is literally the only human on the entire planet and both are well known outlaws.

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* Subverted ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** In some early strips, Aylee went out
in "Webcomic/SuperTemps" as most people see right public wearing a hat and trenchcoat to disguise her alien appearance, which surprisingly worked. In her latest form, she goes through much more effort to create her disguise.
** Bun-Bun and Kiki have also operated robot versions of Torg and Riff on occasion, which people can't seem to tell apart from
the disguises, real things despite their obviously blocky appearance.
** Sasha dresses up as the supervillainess Monicruel in [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/091110 this]] strip. It works perfectly because, as Crushestro put it, "Boobs
and just go along a monocle. Who else could it be?"
*** In the same story arc, Torg dresses up as a villain who everyone at the NastyParty saw slain. The villain's power was time, so he got away
with it anyway because the supers themselves are loopy and rather sensitive. Bonus points for the fact [[BlatantLies explaining that many of he was the ''supers themselves'' not only buy into each others' paper-thin same villain traveling from a different time]].
*** More of Torg's miniony
disguises but also think that the civilian populace's paper-thin facade of being fooled is real.
* Played straight in Webcomic/ZorphbertAndFred, as none of the humans notice the intelligent behaviour, human mannerisms
involve a logo hat and bloody obvious antennae on the title characters, who are aliens disguised as pet dogs to study Earth.
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', Dara [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter003/ib018.html reflects on this trope while considering making
sunglasses (at night.) This doesn't keep a hulking HalfHumanHybrid look inconspicuous.]]
former interrogator from recognizing him, though.
* In one page of "Spiff ''Spiff Spoonerton and the Planet of Hot Green Women" involves Women'', Spiff and Miri infiltrating infiltrate a military base. Miri wears a maid uniform and does nothing to obscure her face. Spiff wears his normal clothing with a piece of paper that reads "Also Maid". Exceptional in that Spiff is literally the only human on the entire planet and both are well known outlaws.



* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in '' Webcomic/SkinHorse'' [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/for-cia-training/ here]].
* In '' Webcomic/RustyAndCo''
** The Princess uses this. [[spoiler:She really should take off her hat first.]]
** Used again by Prestige. [[spoiler:It's her ability to fake an illithid's ''smell'' that helps pull this off.]]
* In '' Webcomic/CaptainSNES'', King Hippo successfully pulls off an Abraham Lincoln disguise with a fake beard and top hat. He explains to Alex (who isn't fooled by the disguise for a moment) that it is the foolproof "[[SdrawkcabName Niht Repap]]" technique, and that Alex ''must'' be the Gamemaster if he's capable of seeing through it. Alex then bribes King Hippo with a beer into teaching him the technique so he can [[spoiler: escape from prison]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', Fumbles' plan to protect the warcamp from attacking adventurers by [[http://goblinscomic.com/07232005/ disguising everyone with fake moustaches]] is initially decried by Chief as 'the dumbest plan ever,' but when the only other ideas the goblins can come up with are 'hope the adventurers poke themselves to death with a pointy stick' and 'cover everyone in their own faeces', it's the plan they eventually go with.
* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/12/06/mittens-has-a-cunning-plan/ Mittens and Fluffy's plan to fake the crew having a transporter involves Socks showing up wearing a mustache so Ace doesn't recognize him]]...[[SpecialEffectsFailure and a whole lot of glitter.]]
* The ''Webcomic/{{Buttersafe}}'' strip [[http://buttersafe.com/2010/07/22/the-essence-of-being-human/ "The Essence of Being Human"]] features an enormous, disgusting EldritchAbomination with multiple tentacles and mouths all over its body. It disguises itself using an extremely small mask. A passerby accuses it of being a monster...until the creature suggests "watching cat videos on the Internet." The passerby then immediately warns the hideous beast that "there's a monster somewhere around here pretending to be a human."



* ''Webcomic/PrincessChroma'': June's identity isn't even close to obscured by her magical girl dress. That doesn't stop her from trying to pretend she has a secret identity (to no avail).
* Similarly, Steffi's disguise in ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz'' isn't very effective at concealing her identity, especially as it doesn't hide her bright pink hair. In chapter 21, a baddie just walks to her home address, find her in civilian clothing, and calls her by her superhero name. According to the author's comment, by now her "secret identity" is more like a stage name.
* ''{{Webcomic/Paranatural}}'': The vice-principal spies on the group of kids playing Hitball with a disguise that consists on covering herself on a camo-print blanket and moving around a small child-shaped marionette while using bad TotallyRadical speech. Somehow, nobody thinks this is weird (though [[CityOfAdventure Mayview]] has some odd standards regarding what "weird" is).
--> '''Vice-principal''': Dag sons! These Barnhounds are wiggity-wiggity worse than homework! Let's show them our pep, fellow youths! Xbox, hoo!\\
'''Kid 1''': That normal kid is right!\\
'''Kid 2''': I think it's cool that he levitates!
* ''Webcomic/DepressionComix'' has this trope as a side effect of using cards with big smiles drawn on them and held over a character's mouth whenever they're [[StepfordSmiler faking happiness]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/9 #9]], "Disguise," Tina, a hummingbird, tries to spy on Floyd and Darryl by wearing huge glasses and a mustache.

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* ''Webcomic/PrincessChroma'': June's identity isn't even close to obscured by her magical girl dress. That doesn't stop her from trying to pretend she has a secret identity (to no avail).
* Similarly, Steffi's disguise
Subverted in ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz'' isn't very effective at concealing her identity, especially ''Webcomic/SuperTemps'' as it doesn't hide her bright pink hair. In chapter 21, a baddie most people see right through the disguises, and just walks to her home address, find her in go along with it anyway because the supers themselves are loopy and rather sensitive. Bonus points for the fact that many of the ''supers themselves'' not only buy into each others' paper-thin disguises but also think that the civilian clothing, populace's paper-thin facade of being fooled is real.
* Demonstrated in the ''[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/ Three Panel Soul]]'' strip "[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/view.php?date=2007-10-20 On Subterfuge]]."
* Played straight in ''Webcomic/ZorphbertAndFred'', as none of the humans notice the intelligent behaviour, human mannerisms
and calls her by her superhero name. According to the author's comment, by now her "secret identity" is more like a stage name.
* ''{{Webcomic/Paranatural}}'': The vice-principal spies
bloody obvious antennae on the group of kids playing Hitball with a disguise that consists on covering herself on a camo-print blanket and moving around a small child-shaped marionette while using bad TotallyRadical speech. Somehow, nobody thinks this is weird (though [[CityOfAdventure Mayview]] has some odd standards regarding what "weird" is).
--> '''Vice-principal''': Dag sons! These Barnhounds
title characters, who are wiggity-wiggity worse than homework! Let's show them our pep, fellow youths! Xbox, hoo!\\
'''Kid 1''': That normal kid is right!\\
'''Kid 2''': I think it's cool that he levitates!
* ''Webcomic/DepressionComix'' has this trope
aliens disguised as a side effect of using cards with big smiles drawn on them and held over a character's mouth whenever they're [[StepfordSmiler faking happiness]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/9 #9]], "Disguise," Tina, a hummingbird, tries
pet dogs to spy on Floyd and Darryl by wearing huge glasses and a mustache.study Earth.
13th Mar '17 11:42:50 AM arkholt
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* In ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/9 #9]], "Disguise," Tina, a hummingbird, tries to spy on Floyd and Darryl by wearing huge glasses and a mustache.
24th Dec '16 1:19:16 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=38 Try to find the ninja]]. TheLastDaysOfFoxhound
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d:
-->'''Grey Fox:''' I am thoroughly ashamed that that worked.

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* ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'': [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=38 Try to find the ninja]]. TheLastDaysOfFoxhound\n** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d:\n
-->'''Grey Fox:''' [[LampshadeHanging I am thoroughly ashamed that that worked.]]
24th Sep '16 8:11:37 PM CountDorku
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** At various points, nearly everyone resorts to fake glasses and a moustache. Usually these are worn at an angle, because, well, sprite comic. It almost never works, possibly because everyone uses ''the same'' fake glasses and moustache.
14th Sep '16 8:36:54 AM Medinoc
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* Similarly, Steffi's disguise in ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz'' isn't very effective at concealing her identity, especially as it doesn't hide her bright pink hair. In chapter 21, a baddie just walks to her home address, find her in civilian clothing, and calls her by her superhero name. According to the author's comment, by now her "secret identity" is more like a stage name.
5th Sep '16 7:33:48 PM billybobfred
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** Spellbooks automatically disguise themselves as regular books with fake titles. These titles include "The Ecology of Anteaters ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not a Spellbook]])", "[[BlatantLies A Perfectly Normal Book]]", and "The Tacos of Yesteryear". Well, nobody ever said they were ''good'' disguises.
29th Apr '16 4:51:35 PM WillBGood
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** Averted with Matilda's co-worker Martin; even ''Matilda'' didn't realise he wasn't a human with a perpetual smirk and BlindingBangs until he opened his [[{{cyclops}} single giant eye}} and undid his jacket to expose his BellyMouth.

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** Averted with Matilda's co-worker Martin; even ''Matilda'' didn't realise he wasn't a human with a perpetual smirk and BlindingBangs until he opened his [[{{cyclops}} single giant eye}} eye]] and undid his jacket to expose his BellyMouth.
27th Mar '16 3:51:43 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ''Webcomic/DepressionComix'' has this trope as a side effect of using cards with big smiles drawn on them and held over a character's mouth whenever they're [[StepfordSmiler faking happiness]].
27th Nov '15 4:36:08 PM Twiddler
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* ''{{Webcomic/Paranatural}}'': The vice-principal spies on the group of kids playing [[{{CalvinBall}} Hitball]] with a disguise that consists on covering herself on a camo-print blanket and moving around a small child-shaped marionette while using bad TotallyRadical speech. Somehow, nobody thinks this is weird (though [[CityOfAdventure Mayview]] has some odd standards regarding what "weird" is).
--> '''Vice-principal''': Dag sons! These barnhouds are wiggity-wiggity worse than homework! Let's show them our pep, fellow youths! Xbox, hoo!\\

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* ''{{Webcomic/Paranatural}}'': The vice-principal spies on the group of kids playing [[{{CalvinBall}} Hitball]] Hitball with a disguise that consists on covering herself on a camo-print blanket and moving around a small child-shaped marionette while using bad TotallyRadical speech. Somehow, nobody thinks this is weird (though [[CityOfAdventure Mayview]] has some odd standards regarding what "weird" is).
--> '''Vice-principal''': Dag sons! These barnhouds Barnhounds are wiggity-wiggity worse than homework! Let's show them our pep, fellow youths! Xbox, hoo!\\
7th Nov '15 6:29:39 PM eddurd
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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', two aliens stranded on Earth disguise themselves ... by [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=160859 wearing glasses]]. Later, it's revealed that they're using an "Adams field", a ShoutOut to the [[WeirdnessCensor Somebody Else's Problem field]] used in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything''.

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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', two aliens stranded on Earth disguise themselves ... by [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=160859 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2080280/a-clever-disguise/ wearing glasses]]. Later, it's revealed that they're using an "Adams field", a ShoutOut to the [[WeirdnessCensor Somebody Else's Problem field]] used in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything''.
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