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-> ''"We're not clear yet, I think the bouncer is still looking at us."''\\
''"Everyone's probably looking at us, we're a ''15 foot tall man''."''
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Masters of the Art}}''

Two or more children (or just short people) pile up, [[HumanLadder one on another's shoulders]], and put a ConspicuousTrenchcoat (and usually a fedora hat) over this pyramid to make them look like an adult or a tall man. Usually a PaperThinDisguise. An unfortunate SneezeOfDoom by one of the participants will make the whole pyramid collapse at the worst time possible.

There is usually a little ArtisticLicensePhysics involved as in RealLife it is hard to move realistically as one person when standing on the shoulders of another (or having someone standing on your shoulders). True, anyone who has seen acrobats at a circus knows that standing like this is possible, but it still requires a lot of natural strength and coordination, and then years of practice on top of that -- not something that can be done on a whim to get tickets to an R-rated movie.

A subtrope to TwoMenOneDress. A much more advanced form of the trick would be MobileSuitHuman. For a much more extreme form of this trope, look to TheWormThatWalks. A mechanical version would be CombiningMecha. An animal form of the trick would be PantomimeAnimal.


* In a 1998 Cocoa Pebbles commercial, Barney attempts to trick Fred as he normally does, only this time with Pebbles, Bam-Bam and Dino. Pebbles stands on top of Bam-Bam, and they pose as the Ghost of Christmas Past. In contrast, Barney plays the Ghost of Christmas Present while Dino plays the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. One of the rare instances where Pebbles actually talks.
* In a 2008 Capital One commercial, Santa Claus is supposed to depart for Christmas Eve but is too distracted customizing his Capital One credit card. It ends by showing two of the elves stacked up wearing Santa's suit heading for the sleigh.
* In a 2009 M&M's commercial, Red and Yellow pose as the Easter Bunny comically with Red on the bottom.
--> '''Yellow:''' Isn't Easter fun, Red?
--> '''Red:''' Not from my perspective.
* Two kids are shown doing this on a 1997 commercial promoting the home video release of the Nickelodeon movie, ''Literature/HarrietTheSpy''.
* A variation of this was shown in a 1989 Hi-C commercial.
* Done to horrifying effect in a recent Snickers commercial, where the bizarre arm movements and the dead-faced mask the kids added to the ensemble sent the ad shrieking through the UncannyValley onto pure horror.
* Some flyers and banners advertising the 2013 D23 Expo show different Disney characters wearing Mickey Mouse's famous outfit from ''The Sorcerer's Apprentice''. One shows Chip and Dale wearing the outfit with Chip on Dale's shoulders. Dale appears to be having more fun than Chip.
* In [[http://youtu.be/0GtbKKMKltQ this McDonald's commercial,]] the Fry Guys try to snag Ronald's french fries while disguised as a scarecrow, but they miss.
* A recent series of Doritos commercials involve this trope where the participants perform this:
** In [[https://youtu.be/LYNShYMgOMQ this commercial]], two boys do this to snag some Doritos from an adult-only party.
** In [[https://youtu.be/MNRAdrB9TSs this award-winning Super Bowl commercial]], three dogs make several attempts to get into a grocery store to buy some Doritos but keep getting kicked out by the manager. Eventually, they successfully get in by pulling off a totem pole trench; the manager buys it, but the checker gets a little creeped out by it.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ''[='s=] Buu Saga, Trunks and Goten [[MuggedForDisguise mug a masked fighter]] in order to enter the adults' division of the Tenkaichi Budokai after [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] the under-16 division. The best part is that they actually fight pretty competently, holding their own against Android 18 for a good while. Everyone just writes "Mighty Mask" off as a weirdo with a lumpy torso and unusually short limbs who talks to himself a lot (and they completely fail to notice the eyeholes Goten poked in the suit). Master Roshi is sharp enough to figure things out early on and 18 catches on when the boys decide to go Super Saiyan, but nobody else figures it out until 18 exposes the boys by cutting through their costume with a Destructo Disc, getting them disqualified.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Insector Haga (Weevil Underwood) and Dinosaur Ryuzaki (Rex Raptor) try to enter the KC Grand Prix tournament by tying up another duelist and stealing his robe. It fails miserably.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' "...", Amanda, Tanner, and Frank try this to sneak into the stadium hosting the Friendship Cup.
* The Detective Boys' Club in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' do this once. Of course, in this case, they were ''forced'' to do it when they [[spoiler:injure an actor (who they thought was a child murderer) and have to fill in for him at the community center play]].
* ''Manga/AstroBoy'':
** In an early manga story, Astro does this with the independent lower half of another robot acting as the legs.
** In the ''Anime/AstroBoy 1980'' anime episode "The Light Ray Robot" Astro does this with Denko so Denko will help people.
* Variant in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'': Optimus Prime sits on Midnight Express' shoulders so they can disguise themselves as a giant Buddha.
* In the fourth ending of ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten''; Anzu, Hiiragi, and Koume do this and dress as Yamamoto-sensei to trick Tsuchida-sensei.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Used by Ace, Luffy, and Sabo in their past, to sneak into the city to perform Dine-N-Dash. (Where IN the manga?)
** Also when Wapol's underlings Chess and Kuromarimo "fuse" to fight Chopper at Drum Island.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** In the episode "The Punchy Pokémon", Jessie and James did this after stealing Giant's Coat (and his Hitmonlee) in order to enter a Fighting Pokémon Tournament. Eventually, James complains that Jessie is too heavy and faints.
** In the episode "Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up", Team Rocket decides to try and get food with James disguising himself as Professor Oak and Jessie disguised as Mary, the radio DJ. Meowth decides to come along with them by standing on top of Jessie's Wobbofett wearing a trench coat posing as their loud-mouthed producer. Surprisingly, Wobbofett didn't do very much to ruin the act (which you'd think he would) until the very end when when he goes to the extreme to blow Meowth's cover and expose all of Team Rocket for the phonies they are.
** Meowth and Wobbofett pose as a guard in the episode "Luxray Vision" along with Jessie and James posing as guards too. This time, they made carefully sure Wobbufett didn't blow their cover until the time was just right.
** Max and May perform the BedsheetGhost act like this in another episode.
* ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'': Yotsuba and Jumbo do this, with Jumbo's shirt serving as trenchcoat. Given Jumbo's [[GentleGiant size]] and [[ManChild maturity]], it sorta counts. Certainly, [[CoolBigSis Asagi]] is willing to play along.
* A variation of this was done on ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', though this one falls more under TheWormThatWalks. In one episode, Davis tries to trick Veemon into Digivolving, and he does it by having a huge group of Numemon and Redvegimon pile up on each other wearing a costume that they put together. It was kind of obvious that the costume was not very well-patched, and the Numemon's eyes were clearly visible in some spots.
-->'''Davis:''' That Digimon needs a new tailor!\\
'''Veemon:''' I think he needs to see an eye doctor!
* Done frequently by Spritle and Chim Chim in ''Anime/SpeedRacer''
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** Kilik once had his two (very tiny) partners be the head for their disguise as a cloaked Arachnophobia soldier, although Kilik was tall enough to do it himself. When they start squirming around he pretends to be some experimental magical warrior by having one of them shoot fire out of the mask.
** In episode 21 of the ''Soul Eater'' anime, Blair is fighting the (remaining) 5 Mizune sisters. She [[CurbStompBattle smashes four of the sisters]] with one spell... but the fifth sister behind her starts [[GigglingVillain giggling madly.]] Activating the hivemind within the sisters (accompanied by speaking in sync and rhythmic finger-snapping), they do a FusionDance by stacking themselves atop of each other to form a large tower and the five combine to form... a HotWitch. ItMakesSenseInContext... we guess. Though the 5-Mizune witch has yet to do anything but provide {{Fanservice}}, in the manga two or three Mizune can combine together to form a teenage-looking girl (the one made from three looks a bit older) actually capable of fighting.
* One childhood flashback episode of ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'' has Ryotsu and his two friends dress in a trenchcoat attempting to pay the price of one in a movie theater. Their disguise is blown.(What is name of the episode?)
* Seen in the Little Darling chapter of {{Hentai}} manga ''Cherry Town'', where a young boy and a young girl do this... to sneak in a {{Love Hotel|s}} on [[http://hentai2read.com/cherry_town/1/134/ this page]].
* Tyson and Daichi do this in an episode of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' so they can sneak into a Shop that's not for kids and get their beyblade fixed. (Which episode?)
* In an episode of ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' the main three girls do this while infiltrating a school.
* This was also done in episode 5 of the ''Anime/LittleLulu'' anime, in an attempt to rescue Tubby from the Westside Gang. Lulu and Willy disguised themselves as Tubby's mother, with Lulu on top and Willy on the bottom. At first, the Westside Gang don't buy the act, since Lulu doesn't say anything, having Annie do the talking for her, but when she finally convinces the Westside Gang that Tubby's mother has a bad case of laryngitis and that if "she" doesn't see her son pretty soon, there's no telling what will happen. It would've worked too, had Lulu not gotten knocked off by the fence post above that served as the entrance to the Westside Gang's territory while entering and revealed Willy in front of the Westside Gang. HilarityEnsues.
* In an episode of ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' the "mentor mascots" do this while searching for the third pretty cure.
* Done by Ruby and her friends in ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'' by posing as a tour guide using fake human arms and legs in order to sneak into the human world.
* In ''Manga/YakitateJapan'', the Kaiser brothers are usually stacked on top of one another and covered by a wrap-around cloak. Normally ''more than one head'' protrudes from the cloak, but the cloak hides ''the actual way in which they're stacked'' (including their legs and feet), so when it finally gets revealed, it creates a great shock.
* Performed in ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'' when Michel and [[VictimOfTheWeek Joe]] pull one off in episode 13 to sneak in a police station.
* The Amoeba Boys did this at least once in ''Anime/PowerPuffGirlsZ'' to blend in with humans. Their disguise ends up failing though causing them to get kicked out of a store.
* Of all places, is played with in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', where during [[spoiler:the Eclipse, Ubik shows Griffith a vision on why Griffith wants to become one of the Godhand. In one panel, the old woman that Griffith interacts with in the vision turns out to be [[EldritchAbomination Ubik and Conrad]] standing on top of each other, half-wearing a mask of an old woman's face]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Literature/TheBookOfBunnySuicides'' does this with a pile of rabbits dressed as [[StarWars Obi-Wan]] who [[http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzpez2AWZ21qbnth4o1_500.jpg jump out of their disguise to be impaled by Darth Vader's lightsaber]].
* In an ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' comic, the Warner kids do this to fool Ralph with Yakko on top.
* This is a RunningGag in the [[FrancoBelgianComics French comic]] ''ComicBook/KidPaddle'', where Kid and his friends often try this to enter a movie theater and watch horror films rated above their age. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption It never works.]]
* Played with in ''ComicBook/{{Garulfo}}'': in order to get by unquestioned, the heroes (one of which is in the body of a frog) wrap themselves in a moldy shroud, shaking a clacker and moaning "Leper! Leper!". Then they meet a GenreSavvy guard, who knows better than to back away, and knocks off the hood... to see a pair of bulbous yellow eyes on a wizened green body. He runs, fast.
* In an Issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' Comic Book, Young Homer and Barney do this to sneak onto the set of a Michael Jackson music video.
* [[StreetUrchin The Little Unholy Bastards]] use this disguise to help ComicBook/TheGoon by staking out the local burlesque club.
-->"Hello, I am a [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain grown man with a mustache]] that enjoys women shaking their boobies about."
* ''Anime/LupinIIIDeadOrAlive'' has two children in the market, hidden inside an adult's cloak and mustache. They're {{Street Urchin}}s, stealing apples from a stall.
* In Issue #7 of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendsForever'', Pinkie Pie and Princess Luna play a series of pranks on the Canterlot castle guards. In one of these pranks, they scare one of them away by dressing up as a tall monster with Luna standing on her hind hooves with Pinkie on her shoulders.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Once done by Calvin to get a ticket to a violent movie he was too young to see, using Hobbes as the top half of a CoatHatMask totem pole. The box office vendor, seeing Hobbes as a plush toy, [[HilarityEnsues was not convinced.]]
-->'''Vendor:''' [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/02/28 This is a new one....]]
* One of Piraro's ''ComicStrip/{{Bizarro}}'' comics shows a reporter addressing the camera, while in the background a mob of bemused interviewers crowd around two boys sitting on each other's shoulders: "Ladies and gentlemen, the leading candidate in this race has just been discovered to be a couple of kids in their dad's overcoat."
* A variation in ''ComicStrip/{{Ottifanten}}‎'', which features [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphized elephants]]. Two kids try this trope, but since the lower one has his trunk sticking out, they're mistaken for a flasher.
* Like the ''Snow White'' example below, some of the meadow animals did this in a ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip to give a teenage girl a dance partner.
* Variation in one ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip where Snoopy and his bird friends try to get into the cinema as "One senior citizen, please" by standing on each others' shoulders with a bowler hat on top. The catch? ''No coat''.
* This was done in ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo in Slumberland'' with Nemo in blackface standing on top of Flip standing on top of Professor.
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'':
** In one strip, three dogs do this to make an attempt to catch a cat they were chasing who went up a tree. The dogs disguise themselves as a woman and have the fire department get the cat down for them.
** In another strip, two cats disguise themselves as a dog but the dog discover this by smelling.
* Taken to the extreme consequences in [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/147/869/665.jpg this strip]] by Joan Cornellà.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians: The Series''
** In this [[http://sparkydearly.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=fanfics&action=display&thread=630 fanfiction]], the main pups stack up on each other wearing a trench coat and fedora and attempt to rescue one of their adopted brothers. In the disguise, it was Lucky on top, Cadpig in the middle, Rolly on the bottom, and Spot not participating.
** This trope has become fairly popular in fanart of this franchise.
* A Girl on Sheezy Art produced a web Manga regarding two midgets in a trench coat. It can be seen [[http://sheezyart.com/art/view/1638154/ here]]. This may be {{NSFW}}.
* There exists a fanart on Website/DeviantArt that shows ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' performing this.
* Two fans of the Hub's ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]'' series worked together on a role-play-styled [[http://sparkydearly.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=imrps&action=display&thread=7348&page=1 fanfiction]] of it that involved this trope. In the fanfic, Lucky and Cookie do this to try to trick [=McLeish=] into selling them a pup for adoption with Lucky on top and Cookie on the bottom. Throughout the scene, they were both nervous about getting caught, but even though Lucky wasn't wearing any facial accessories (other than a hat), [=McLeish=] was too preoccupied to take the time to notice.
** [[http://babclayman.deviantart.com/art/Pounding-In-The-Disguise-463473906 This fanart]] is of the same basic concept.
* In this ''WesternAnimation/PAWPatrol'' fanfic called "[[http://powerpup97.deviantart.com/art/PAW-Patrol-Pups-In-Disguise-Part-1-493986508 Pups in Disguise]]," the pups go to Ryder's award ceremony disguised as a human with Chase at the top. Given that Marshall is on the bottom pretty much made the whole plan a disaster waiting to happen, and [[FridgeLogic Skye even points out the absurdity of the plan for that very reason!]]
** [[http://powerpup97.deviantart.com/art/PAW-Patrol-Pups-in-Disguise-Part-2-505582974 Part 2 of the story can be read here]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': [[http://sharpie91.deviantart.com/art/Turtles-in-a-Trenchcoat-419872937 This fanart]] shows presumably younger versions of the Ninja Turtles attempting to do this. They don't seem to be cooperating very well.
* [[http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/329/9/8/trench_coat_buddies_by_babclayman-d4h8pc0.jpg This Air Buddies fanart]] features the Buddies piled up on each other in a trench coat with B-Dawg at the top wearing a hat. By the looks of things, it's not going very well since poor Budderball at the base is unable to support all his siblings at once while standing up.
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
** [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]]: upon a tall man in a suit walking up to a fireworks stand, the worker recognizes him as Calvin and snatches his hat off... revealing [[OhCrap a very angry man's face.]] Later, ''another'' tall man in a suit comes up, and the worker likewise exposes the head as a stuffed tiger.
** Calvin later performs a singular variant using stilts and [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it shortly afterwards:
--->'''Calvin:''' That was easy. Those kids on TV should try stuff like that instead of those silly growth machines and potions.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** [[http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu314/gameshowpup/Belchic6_zps0ca58487.jpg This fanart]] is a crossover, which features the main 6 ponies stacked up on each others' shoulders disguised as two tall fellows in trench coats along with somebody's fan character from ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.
** In a fanfic called [[http://powerpup97.deviantart.com/art/-Pie-in-the-Eye-Part-3-439924713 Rainbow Pie in the Eye]], Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie dress up as a gorilla to play a prank on the other main six (except Fluttershy).
** Another fanfic called "[[http://http://darkness-shade.deviantart.com/art/Just-Horsing-Around-385482282 Just Horsing Around]]" is about a human named Ryan who somehow stumbles into Equestria and befriends the main 6. At one point in the story, the main 6 take Ryan out to lunch, but little do they know, the Cutie Mark Crusaders were also at the restaurant spying on them using this classic disguise. Applejack notices them and is completely aware it's them, but she just tells Ryan to act like he doesn't notice.
** In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/279291/1/parents-of-ponyville/the-longest-parent-teacher-day this fanfic]], Diamond Tiara tries to get through a parent teacher conference about her slipping grades without her parents finding out. She has Silver Spoon, Snips and Snails come in posing as her parents. Cheerilee didn't buy it.
** In [[http://eli-j-brony.deviantart.com/art/MLP-PAM-S3E4-Diamond-Tiara-s-Gala-599147437 this fanfic]], Diamond Tiara tries to sneak into the Grand Galloping Gala (after her mother refuses to let her because she's too young) by standing on top of Silver Spoon and wearing an overcoat. Although, it didn't take long for the main six to see through their disguise.
** [[http://eli-j-brony.deviantart.com/art/MLP-PAM-S2-E18-The-Anthros-559719318?q=favby%3AKarsap%2F53144689&qo=6 In this fanfic]], the Mane 6 go to a town called Anthrotrottia where the resident ponies are very tall and anthropomorphic. They perform this act to try to blend in.
** The episode, "A Hearth's Warming Tale", shows the cast performing YetAnotherChristmasCarol. Princess Luna plays the role of the Spirit of Hearth Warming's Yet To Come, but she appears unusually tall. However, [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/All-Cloak-and-No-Dagger-609094358 this fanart]] shows Luna with her cloak off revealing that she was standing on Princess Celestia making this a possible theory as to how she appeared to tall.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
** This [[http://powerpup97.deviantart.com/art/REQUEST-Bsuter-and-Babs-Master-of-Disguise-471179710 fanart]] shows Buster and Babs in a trench coat. They're using this disguise to try to escape from Elmyra. Buster seems fully confident this plan will work, while Babs is giving some kind of uncomfortable look, which could mean a number of things...
** In this [[http://rabbette.deviantart.com/art/Babs-one-half-158179597 fanfic]], Buster and Babs do this to attend a formal so Babs could meet Burt Badger and get a part in his new movie. At first, Babs was on top, but Buster kept complaining about how much the high heels were hurting his feet, so Babs generously traded places with him for a while; they eventually swap back.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' fanfic [[http://powerpup97.deviantart.com/art/Martha-Speaks-Cinema-Canines-590184990?ga_submit_new=10%253A1455236035 seen here]], Martha and Skits do this to sneak into a cinema to see the new Courageous Collie Carlo movie getting past the infamous "No dogs allowed" rule that Martha despises.
* [[http://badboych.deviantart.com HalloranIllustraions]] on Website/DeviantArt is a huge fan of this trope, as it is evident in a lot of his artwork.
* Another Website/DeviantArt user, [[http://msiafanwriter.deviantart.com MsiaFanWriter]], is also a huge fan of this trope, as it is evident in [[http://msiafanwriter.deviantart.com/gallery/9937173/FanWriter-Paint-Arts in]] [[http://msiafanwriter.deviantart.com/gallery/36520030/Other-Pencil-Sketches different]] [[http://msiafanwriter.deviantart.com/gallery/44140802/Johan-and-Melies-in-School folders]].
* Another Website/DeviantArt user, [[http://http://homerboy4.deviantart.com Homerboy4]] had his [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Sole-Male-of-Slaves-465069465 twin]] [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Twin-of-Sole-Male-of-Slaves-468464176 characters]] doing [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Trench-Coat-Pervs-495063888 this]]. He also did [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Stealin-Sum-Dranks-495236895 it]] again to have them steal alcoholic drinks, but this time he had [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Sole-Male-of-Slaves-465069465 Melvin]] on top. He also did [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Karsap-Request-2-498005230 it]] a third time to have them breaking into a rated R film this time with [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Twin-of-Sole-Male-of-Slaves-468464176 Mira]] on top and have [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Twin-of-Sole-Male-of-Slaves-468464176 her]] dress as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] and [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Sole-Male-of-Slaves-465069465 Melvin]] dress as the [[Characters/PokemonGenerationVMinccinoToGenesect Keldeo]] this also counted as a shout out as he picked [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Sole-Male-of-Slaves-465069465 Melvin]] and [[http://homerboy4.deviantart.com/art/Twin-of-Sole-Male-of-Slaves-468464176 Mira]]'s voice actors as Creator/VicMignogna and Creator/TaraStrong.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' [[http://andrewwong.deviantart.com/art/Leo-and-Luna-disguise-as-Akiza-Izinski-517537163 This]] [[http://theundercoverguy.deviantart.com/art/Leo-and-luna-disguise-as-Akiza-603369792 fancomic]] has the show's ''HalfIdenticalTwins'' Leo and Luna disguise themselves as Akiza Izinski in a [[LatexPerfection bodysuit, mask, and costume]] based on Akiza with Luna on top.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' [[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5312144 in these]] [[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5312150 two fan arts]] have two Gatomons use a [[MobileSuitHuman robot suit]] so they can be Kari for the night.
* In this ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11460185/1/Rated-R fanfic]], Third-Grade Mackenzie, Brittnay, Shay, and Rachel did this to try to sneak into an R-rated movie. [[spoiler: It didn't work.]]
* In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywu1DeqXTg4 Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee]]'', a puppet stop-motion short, when Creator/BruceLee manages to deactivate the ComicBook/IronMan armor, it falls apart to reveal... Merry and Pippin from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9822874/8/Harry-Potter-and-the-Return-of-Heritage Harry Potter and the Return of Heritage]]'' Harry deals with a boggart in Dementor form by changing it into a bunch of pixies under a black cloak.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'', Charlie, Itchy and Anne-Marie do this to bet on horses as well as do other gambling.
* In the Aardman Animation film ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', the chickens attempt to escape by using this trope to impersonate the farmer's Gestapo-inspired wife during the pre-credits montage of failed attempts.
* Possibly the most famous example of this trope, complete with SneezeOfDoom and everything, Dopey and Sneezy do this in Disney's version of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''. A rare incidence in which the participants were not trying to fool anyone, but merely providing Snow White with a height-proportionate dance partner. Given that Sneezy's the one underneath, Dopey is soon blown out of the top of the guise by Sneezy's extreme sneeze, but he does get to dance with Snow White for a bit anyway.
* Franchise/WallaceAndGromit do this in the short film ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave''.
* In the ''Literature/{{Babar}}'' movie, Babar, Celeste and Zephir try to get past some rhinos by piling up on top of each other and wrapping up in a cloak, while Zephir puts a banana in his mouth. They would've succeeded, too, if Zephir hadn't gotten too enthusiastic.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'': Mason and Phil, the two chimpanzees, are caught buying train tickets while doing this.
--->'''Mason:''' If you have any poo, fling it now.
* The chimps also do this continuously in ''WesternAnimation/Madagascar3EuropesMostWanted'', as the ridiculously flamboyant "King of Versailles". The penguins kinda get in on the act, too (the costume acts as a command center of sorts for them that helps them win at gambling).
* In Disney's version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', Esmeralda is known for doing this to hide from the soldiers. She does this by carrying Djali on her shoulders and wrapping a blanket around them so they could pass as an old man.
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' : Margo does this in the short "Home Makeover" by balancing a Minion on top of her to trick the social worker by posing as Gru.
** Three of the Minions do this in the ''WesternAnimation/Minions'' spin-off movie.
* Performed to great lengths in the 2015 ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' movie.
* A variation of this was done on ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''. Towards the end of the film, Littlefoot, Spike, Ducky and Petrie get stuck in a tar pit while Cera is being chased by a herd of Pachycephalosaurus. The other four suddenly appear stacked up and covered with tar, and they unintentionally save her by scaring the Pachycephalosaurus' away, but Cera tells them [[BlatantLies that they didn't fool her.]]
* Done when Madame Souza and the Triplets band together to retrieve Champion in ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster to the Rescue'', during the "Remember that Day" segment, Kirby and a snake do something like this to make themselves look like Rob. This was another instance where the participants were not trying to fool anyone, but merely just playing around.
* In ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'', after the clowns perform their first performance with Dumbo when he was demoted to a clown, we see silhouettes of the clowns backstage getting out of their costumes. One of the clowns turns out to be two short people stacked on top of each other.
* At the beginning of ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Piglet's Big Movie]]'', Tigger and Pooh dress up as a tree as part of their plan to steal honey from a bee hive.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' the babies find an abandoned circus cart with a trenchcoat and hat inside. Some circus monkeys jump out and scare the babies.
* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' when Buzz Lightyear, Hamm, Rex, Slinky Dog and Mr. Potato Head are trying to figure out how to get into Al's Toy Barn. One toy suggests they stack up and disguise themselves as a pizza man.
-->'''Hamm:''' How about a ham sandwich? With fries and a hot dog?\\
'''Rex:''' What about me?\\
'''Hamm:''' Eh, you can be the toy that comes with the meal.
* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', Tito, Francis and Einstein dress up as a pizza man to distract Sykes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry: Shiver Me Whiskers'' Paul (a short pirate) piles himself on some monkeys while wearing a large pirate's jacket to make himself look more threatening.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'', three elves use this technique while they're delivering gifts. They were disguised as a nurse in a hospital.
* A weird case in ''Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles'': the Minimoy King at first appears as an imposing figure (for 2 mm-tall characters, at least), but it's soon revealed he's no taller than the average Minimoy, but riding on top of a Yeti-like humanoid with another [[LiveMinkCoat ferret-like creature]] standing in for a long beard and hiding the King's body.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie'', [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/angrybirds/images/4/4f/ABMovie_Judge_Peckinpah.png/revision/latest?cb=20160415043156 Judge Peckinpah stands upon a similarly-sized bird named Cyrus]]. Red lampshades this during his court trial--even went so far as to pull the robe off to prove it.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Done in the Creator/MelBrooks film ''Film/SilentMovie''. Three normal-sized adults inexplicably attempt this to get into Creator/BurtReynolds' house. Their explanation for being 15 feet tall is having a "glandular condition". Also a ChekhovsGun as you see the steam roller when they first drive up to Burt Reynolds' house.
* Done in the Hong Kong movie ''Dragon from Shao Lin''.
* A standard technique of ''Film/TheLittleRascals''. They even do it in the 1995 movie.
* The aliens in ''Film/SpaceJam'' do this to sneak into basketball games and steal the talent from the top NBA players.
* Film/AustinPowers and Mini-Me do this in ''Goldmember'' with Mini-Me on the bottom.
* Done to truly astounding effect in ''Film/TheCourtJester'', where three average-sized people suddenly become six little people.
* During Creator/SeanConnery's Agamemnon scenes in ''Film/TimeBandits'', three dancers become six shorter dancers.
* In Film/TheThreeStooges short ''Malice in the Palace'', Moe, Larry, and Shemp make themselves into a very tall spirit in order to scare a guard into giving them the Rootentooten Diamond.
* In the 1995 ''Film/{{Casper}}'' movie, Amber and Vick do this to try to ruin Kat's Halloween party. However, the plan backfires when Fatso, Stretch and Stinky come out of nowhere and scare them away, causing them to instead put on an entertaining show for the guests.
* In ''Film/MenInBlackII'', Jarra is revealed to be a small figure in a saucer along with his three small companions.
* In the French movie ''Film/{{Fantomas}} Unleashed'', at a BoardingSchool, a pair of kids disguises as Fantômas (with a large black cloak) to give a scare to their dormitory supervisor.
* In ''Film/SpeedRacer'', Chim-Chim climbs on Spritle's shoulders wearing a lab coat and hard hat in Spritle's attempt to figure out what the Royalton company is up to. It takes quite a long time for the people there to realize one of their co-workers looks like a chimpanzee.
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'': The extremely tall leader of the Knights Who Say Ni was originally suggested to be played by "[[Creator/MichaelPalin Mike]] sitting on [[Creator/JohnCleese John]]'s shoulders", but the final film has him portrayed by Creator/MichaelPalin standing on a ladder.
* Done in the Creator/LaurelAndHardy short ''Chickens Come Home'' as Ollie and Stan each try it sneaking an unconscious woman past their wives.
* The munchkins are introduced this way in ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful''. Oz thinks they might be the mighty warriors he's looking for... until the tall men are revealed to be three-munchkin stacks.
* In the MarxBrothers ''Film/HorseFeathers'' students Chico and Harpo run their professor out of the classroom, and moments later the two return, Harpo in a fake beard on Chico's shoulders, dressed in the professor's mortarboard hat and gown.

* In ''Miss Nelson is Back'' three of the ringleaders of room 207 disguise themselves as Miss Nelson.
* In ''[[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents The Carnivorous Carnival]]'', Violet and Klaus use this to pose as a two-headed person.
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Done by a whole bunch of six inch-high Nac Mac Feegle in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky''. Said Feegles uses the same trick in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}''. It helps that, although everyone notices how weird they look, whenever someone tells them to get lost they just start [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney waving around scads of money.]]
** In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', the ticket lady at the movie theater suspects one of the wizards of being this, when she spots his (fake!) false beard.
** And in ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld 2'', the wizards disguise the Librarian and the Luggage with a large Victorian dress.
* Slytherin students use this to impersonate Dementors in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''. Knowing why the culprits are doing this (Harry is afraid of Dementors), the teachers are ''not'' amused -- especially not [=McGonagall=].
* A similar trick was used unsuccessfully in ''Literature/WelkinWeasels: Thunder Oak'', involving nine ferrets in a human-sized suit of armor.
* In the children's novel ''Down Town'', Cary's first uncanny encounter is with an apparent bag lady. The accompanying illustration makes it clear that this is actually a whole lot of tiny humanoid creatures dressed up in old clothes.
* In ''[[http://books.google.com/books?id=Zv8kKTBPuBQC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=vrungel+courage+rage&source=bl&ots=lHPDFQBddF&sig=UZLNpk_9GPTS7hJepyt-eI8csyM&hl=en&ei=Ee-JToD4BZHE4gTGqMG5Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CE0Q6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=vrungel%20courage%20rage&f=false The Adventures of Captain Vrungel]]'', the captain and his friend are using it to ride a plane with only one ticket for both of them. The problems start when the Captain (he's the one below) gets bored and decides to smoke a pipe.
* George and Harold do this in one of the ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' books, to pose as an adult to get an invention off of Melvin's genius parents. They only start to suspect something's wrong when George's hands are what takes the gadget (as Harold -- who was on top -- is white and George is black), but have their minds erased almost immediately after.
* A rather creepy science-fiction version appears in ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'', by Creator/LarryNiven and Jerry Pournelle. A small swarm of Watchmaker Moties (miniature semi-sentient aliens) try to leave the cruiser ''[=MacArthur=]'' by hiding inside a space suit and ''using the occupant's head'' to disguise themselves.
* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Kingdoms of Light'' features Khaxan Munderucu, an incredibly powerful giant evil spellcaster. He's really twenty-two goblin mages in a giant all combining their magic.
* In ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries'' novel ''The Colossus of Rhodes'', a midget pretends to be a giant by riding on the shoulders of his bodyguard, concealed by a long cloak.
* In Ellen Raskin's ''Figgs and Phantoms'' Mona Lisa Figg sometimes stood on her midget uncle's shoulders to create the "Figg-Newton Giant" so they could "inconspicuously" move books her uncle felt deserved more attention from the bottom shelves of his and his partner's store to the top shelves where more people would notice them.
* In a children's book called ''The Red Fox Monster'', Dan the Dog and Tabby Cat snag Red Fox's clothes and use it to disguise themselves as Red Fox so they can scare away oncoming animals by jumping out and shouting, "Dinnertime!" They even scare away Red Fox himself!
* In the ''Good Times Travel Agency'' book "Adventures In Ancient Greece", the Binkerton twins do this to sneak Emma into watching the games. They eventually end up getting their cover blown by their AnnoyingYoungerSibling Libby.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/GuestFromTheFuture'' Alisa and Yulia disguise themselves as an adult to get by the pirates.
* Done in an episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' to predictable ends.
* Done to allow two Jamanese "snakks" to avoid "big" police in the BritishSeries ''A Small Problem''.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** J.D. often enlists either Turk or Elliot to help him masquerade as "the world's most giant doctor". The punchline is that there really ''is'' a giant doctor at Sacred Heart, who punctuates these scenes by complaining about J.D. borrowing his coat without permission.
--->'''J.D.:''' We tried giant black doctor, Turk. People ran.
** At the end of one episode, Elliot comes up with the idea with J.D. to attempt the "triple giant doctor". They attempt it with J.D. on top, Lonnie in the middle, and Elliot on the bottom. It doesn't go very well.
* Done once in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. After the Rangers get turned into little kids, several of them get caught at a disaster scene and are taken back to the police station. [[TheChick Kat]] and [[TheHero Tommy]] pretend to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IboClzWBusQ& Billy's mom]] so that they'll be let go. It helps that the police officer they talked to [[BlindWithoutEm couldn't see very well]].
* ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'':
** A recent sketch took this to a ridiculous level, especially considering that the two guys in the trenchcoat (Trevor and Sam) are both well over six feet tall. (Name of episode/sketch)
** Used in a sketch where two boys use this to get drinks at a bar... successfully. Then they end up going home with two girls doing the same thing.
* Bill attempts this (balancing a mannequin on his shoulders) in ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode "South Africa".
* Michaelangelo and Venus do this in an episode of ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation''.
* Referenced in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Marshal claims he was mugged by a monkey, but later confides to Barney and Ted that it was an actual mugger, and he just didn't want Lily to buy a gun. Cue Barney: "Are you sure it wasn't two monkeys stacked on top of each other with a trench coat?"
* According to a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' spoof of Broadview security this is one of the major dangers women living alone in a five bedroom house face, along with rabbis, grandfathers, k.d. lang, and the guy from the Broadview commercials.
* This occurs in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' during the final season. In the episode where Mike and the robots make fun of a German adaptation of ''Hamlet'', Crow and Servo dress up as a ghost and try to get Mike to believe that they're the ghost of his father. Mike tells them that his father was still living, so the robots kept changing their identity to other people in Mike's family tree, but everyone they tried turned out to be a relative who was still living.
* ''First of the Summer Wine'': Two guys are shown doing this at the very end of the episode "Ain't Love Dangerous".
* Done in an episode of ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' with Cory and Stanley.
-->'''Stanley:''' (''while attempting to do a deep voice'') What's happenin', my brotha.
* ''Series/TheThundermans'': In the episode, "On the Straight and Arrow", Billy and Nora dress up as the family's gardener to keep their parents from finding out that they are skipping school with Billy on top and Nora on the bottom. Things go well until they try to take down a hornets nest causing their costume to fall apart; their parents witnessed this and thought the gardener split in half.
* Discussed in ''Series/{{Castle}}''. One victim happens to have just run a con on a first-grade classroom; forensic evidence says that his murderer was between 5'3" and 6' tall, so the cops conclude that the first-graders probably couldn't have done it unless they were using this trope.
* This occurs on an episode of ''Series/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''. On an episode that parodies a famous ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' short, Nick and his friend, Joel, do this wearing a long trench coat, a hat and a fake beard, and they do this to sneak into a wrestling arena to try to help Wayne and police chief Jake. Joel brings along his accordion and tries to play "Pop! Goes the Weasel" to see if Jake could hear it and fight better so he could win.
* This was actually shown on an episode of the Nickelodeon TV show, ''Series/WhatWouldYouDo'' In this instance, they showed a dwarf who wanted to ride a water slide, which had a height requirement, and he was too short. He soon found a kid who was also too short to ride, so he got the kid on his shoulders and used a blanket to cover them up with. This may have just been set up, but it was shown in real time.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E18BasicGenealogy Basic Genealogy]] Shirley's sons disguise themselves so Abed's cousin can go play. (Overlap with HidingInAHijab because Abed's cousin wearing a long black dress and a veil was the reason they could do it.)
* Referenced on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', when Dorothy finds out that Sophia has only one ticket to a papal mass that they both wanted to go to:
-->'''Sophia:''' We'll get one of those really long overcoats, I'll stand on your shoulders, and...\\
'''Dorothy:''' And what? Blend in with the circus folk?
* Spoofed in a first-season episode of ''Series/TheEricAndreShow'' in a skit where Andre enters a car dealership as the top half of a two-adult TPT, complete with a fedora, asking to buy a car in an obviously fake low voice.
* In Season 5 of ''Series/{{FaceOff}}'', Roy turned his (normal-sized) model into a pair of undead midgets in a trench coat. It was so funny that the judges themselves laughed out loud.

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* The flash video to Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song "Virus Alert" contains a brief scene of a group of viruses doing this to steal someone's credit card identity.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In an episode of ''Series/UnderTheUmbrellaTree'', the three main puppets attempted to do this with Gloria on top.
* Skeeter and Bobby do this on an episode of ''Series/CousinSkeeter''.
* ''Franchise/TheMuppets'':
** In ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'', the Muppets in Gonzo's rescue party do this to disguise themselves as doctors, at one point getting a weird look from a real doctor. Kermit stands on top of Fozzie and Pepe stands on top of Miss Piggy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bPjUz9X8I8 Done again in]] [[Film/TheMuppets the 2011 movie]], with Fozzie and five other Muppets each operating one limb of a human disguise to sneak into Miss Piggy's office.
--->'''Miss Piggy:''' (''triple HeadDesk'') I can't believe I fell for "Muppet Man"!
* In the Creator/JimHenson TV special, ''The Tale of the Bunny Picnic'', all of the bunnies dress up as a giant bunny to try to scare away the dog who was ruining their picnic. This part was actually discussed by the characters throughout the special's climax.
* In an episode of ''Series/FraggleRock'', the main Fraggles use a cloak to disguise themselves as Sir Hubris so they can get the Gorgs to leave forever. The plan worked, but when Gobo and Red overheard that the Gorgs were about to do something that would wind up killing all the Fraggles, they had to cease what the Gorgs were doing by proving that Sir Hubris was them all along.
* ''Series/CrashAndBernstein'': At the end of one episode, Crash and a midget attempt this to get onto a ride they are too short for. They succeeded even though their disguise fell off halfway in.
* ''Series/StrangeHillHigh'': In "The Lost and Found Boy", Mitchell, Becky and Templeton do this to pose as Templeton's grandmother in order to gain access to the lost and found.

* A Chinese Acrobatic Troupe called Zunyi Municipal Acrobatic Troupe did one-on-one in one of their performances.
* In some ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' performances this [[HumanLadder technique is often used to portray the abnormally tall ghost of Fruma-Sarah. (Especially in modern high school productions, where technical equipment budgets tend to be limited.)]]

* There was once a Christmas-themed Disney figurine called "Three Cheers for Mickey". It was of MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} stacked up and wearing a Santa Claus suit with Mickey on top, Donald in the middle, and Goofy on the bottom.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* A trio of Scarabs in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' track down Snake this way in the first half of the game's third act.
* In the first ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' game, Larry can meet a trenchcoat flasher on the sidewalk by the hotel. When you look at the flasher, the narrator comments that it's really a little person standing on the shoulders of another. They're both still flashers, though.
* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', the bestiary entry on the [[DungeonMaster Lady of Pain]] includes a [[ShroudedInMyth rumor]] that she is actually six giant squirrels with a headdress, a robe and a ring of levitation.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' two monkeys, in [[spoiler:the wedding dress, as part of Elaine's cunning plan to defeat [=LeChuck=] that Guybrush inadvertently spoils]].
* Sam & Max do a variation of this in the original ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'' game. They make a bigfoot disguise to infiltrate a bigfoot party. Sam's snout sticks out of the middle of the costume, but this being a Sam & Max game, nobody notices even when they're talking to each other. Only one bigfoot asks if Max is really having an argument with his belly button.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', the Koopa Bros. use a variation on this. Their first form in their battle is the four of them dressed up in a strange-looking Bowser costume, though it's more like a ''very'' primitive mecha than an actual costume. [[spoiler:During the end credits of the game, they use the remains of their costume to create a parade float]].
* The Wizard enemy in ''Wario Land 2'' is really two Pirate Gooms wearing a robe.
* On the ''[[VideoGame/TheJungleBook Jungle Book]]'' video game on the Sega Genesis, the Level 6 boss is known as "The Witch Doctor", but it's actually three monkeys stacked up on each other using a big witch doctor mask to cover them.
* In ''VideoGame/AngryBirds Franchise/StarWars'' the Darth Vader pig is shown in cutscenes as three pigs stacked on top of each other with the top one wearing the helmet, presumably to imitate the original Darth Vader's height, but they make no attempt to hide it.
* A really bizarre example of this is in the first ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' game. The boss of the Artisans world is what appears to be a really tall creature with a pumpkin for a head in a black robe wearing a witch's hat and holding a rapier. After you flame him twice, he's revealed to be a sheep standing on stilts. Although you might be able to figure this out beforehand because the first time you flame him, you can hear him bleat, and there are even times when the sheep peeks out of the robe.
* In ''[[Videogame/PlantsVsZombies Plants vs Zombies Adventures]]'', two imps appear when the trenchcoat was knocked off the imposter zombie.
* BlackComedy indie video game ''Double Hitler'' is equal parts ''VideoGame/{{QWOP}}'' and ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013'', which suggests that Hitler was in fact two small boys made up with a false mustache and a large trenchcoat to look like an adult, bumbling their way through various aspects of Hitler's life. The disguise is beyond [[PaperThinDisguise paper thin]] in how unconvincing it is, and the game actually suggests that the Nazis were all extremely gullible idiots who couldn't tell the difference between a grown man and two boys pretending to be one, or indeed, between a grown man and [[http://youtu.be/e0LKqW4Vb0c?t=18m59s a balloon with a face drawn on it]].
* One of the customer types in ''Cake Mania 4: Main Street'' is an "invisible man" which turns out to be two children carrying out this trope.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures 2: Montana's Movie Madness'', the boss of the [[BigBoosHaunt Monster Movie]] stage is Montana Max in a Frankenstein costume. When defeated, he is revealed to be stacked atop Roderick Rat.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Also by a collection of intelligent hamsters in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', using a paper plate with a badly drawn smiley for the face.
* Done very ''un''successfully to try to look senatorial while visiting Washington, DC in ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie''; oddly, a semi-adult character is part of the totem pole. The lobbyist targets see through it instantly.
* [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2003-01-19 Done quite successfully]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', to create one anonymous [[StarfishAlien weird alien]] out of three wanted-by-the-police weird aliens. Oh, and one of the three (the eponymous Schlock) ''[[VoluntaryShapeshifting is]]'' the trench coat.
* In [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20020210.html a strip]] of ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', Joyce and Dina use a more specific version to pretend to be Jason.
* In [[http://scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20070105 a strip of]] ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'', two goblins disguise themselves as a human teacher, using this method.
-->'''Esther:''' Did we ever find out exactly what's wrong with Mr. Manuel?
* In ''Webcomic/{{Minion}}'', the Knight that came to slay the Dark Witch Meryl is in fact [[TagAlongKid Rico and Ellaine]] wearing a helm and a cloak. It's a good thing the [[GlamorFailure cloak blew open]] when it did, since the Knight had by that point hit several of Meryl's {{Berserk Button}}s and she was about a second away from blasting "him" into cinders.
* In [[http://roosterteeth.com/comics/strip.php?id=2018&page=1 a strip]] from Creator/RoosterTeeth, four kids dress as two adults to help develop [[VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}} a new video game.]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''
** In "Meanwhile in the Dimension of Pain", Terribus pretends to be the Demon King in a disguise that involves his standing atop Quixxle.
** "4U City Red" brings us "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dr. Bunwig McTwodudes]]", consisting of two adult men (though they sure aren't acting like it) and a bonus rabbit. ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext; they really don't have much of a reason to use a disguise like that. Since they're ''not'' short, the "doctor" ends up being very tall, though at least Riff is sitting on Torg's shoulders, not standing.
* Done with Popo's parka in [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/270-hoodwinks/ a strip]] of ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily''.
* ''WebComic/{{Oglaf}}'': A tournament is won by a bunch of babies in a suit of armour in "[[http://oglaf.com/bascinet/ Bascinet]]".
* ''WebComic/PennyArcade'', naturally, [[https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2016/01/25/a-near-thing takes it to a dark place.]]
--> "[Gabe's] the devil. No, he's like a devil perched up on the shoulders of another devil, wearing an overcoat so as to '''appear''' as a single, larger devil. \\
It's a classic bit, and ordinarily it would be harmless. But in this case, it has terrifying ramifications."
* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' gives us [[http://explosm.net/comics/4329/ this]].
* In ''Webcomic/LatchkeyKingdom'', Phantom, one of the adventurers in "Team Awesome" is two rat people standing on each others' shoulders. Despite speaking only in [[TheUnintelligible squeaks]], most people [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight don't seem to notice]].
* In ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'', Suggested jokingly by Fiona to Akela when they need to get into a secure area...
** ...and then actually attempted on the next page when (as Lunsford [[WordOfGod summed it up on his Tumblr]]) neither of them could think of anything better.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* There are a few videos that people have posted on Website/YouTube of people doing this with their friends. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYgPhIOPaSw These]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbsign1_u60 are]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eANh4p_QETQ a few]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6hy2juofNs examples]].
* Al Kennedy of ''Podcast/HouseToAstonish'' has described the original version of Monet from ''Comicbook/GenerationX'' as "two kids in a big coat". This wasn't ''[[FusionDance exactly]]'' the case.
* This happened in a ''Funny or Die'' sketch starring Creator/KateMara and Creator/EllenPage called ''[[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/1a75991cd1/tiny-detectives-with-kate-mara-and-ellen-page Tiny Detectives]]'' .
* In the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' episode, "Pop Rocks and Coke!", after Chef Pee Pee explodes from eating Pop Rocks and drinking Coca-cola at the same time (ItMakesSenseInContext), Junior and Cody are forced to substitute for him. They wear Chef Pee Pee's outfit, with Junior forming the head and arms and Cody forming the legs. [[spoiler:At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Chef Pee Pee was alive the whole time and played a prank on Junior.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'':
** The Ingrid Twins did this in their first episode. The Ingrid who loved Cat confessed to him at the end of the episode that she wasn't really a tall girl by taking off her dress revealing her sister underneath.
** [=CatDog=] themselves have done this twice in the episode, "All You Can't Eat" in a montage of attempts to try to eat at Taco Depot. The first time, they were disguised as a cowboy; the second time, they were dressed like a woman.
* Performed by Bloo and Wilt on a regular basis in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
** First seen in the episode "Frankie My Dear".
--->'''Old Man Winters:''' Your name is "Bloo"?\\
'''Bloo:''' [[BritishAccents Er-hem, hem]]. Please call my by my first name... [[spoiler:[[{{Pun}} Orlando]]]].
** Bloo also did it once with Coco and Wilt to pose as a giant warrior of some kind and fight against Eduardo.
* Done quite a few times on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', usually as a parody or LampshadeHanging.
** Though they did it straight (with a twist) in one episode; after Comic Book Guy bans Bart and Milhouse from his store, Homer attempts to sneak them in by donning a trenchcoat and riding on their shoulders, identifying himself to a skeptical C.B.G. as ''Shaquille O'Neal''.
** Another episode has, in the midst of several people admitting to not really being Native American, one guy who is really just 2 midgets in a costume.
** Another episode shows that the security standards at the power plant are disturbingly low: an X-ray scanner at the plant's entrance reveals two people with guns and one person to be two kids in a trenchcoat -- and they are nevertheless let in without any attempt to stop them.
** Bart and Milhouse do this with Lovejoy's robe (which they obviously stole from him) in "Four Regrettings And A Funeral." No one was fooled however.
** Used briefly by Maggie and Bart in "How Lisa Got Her Marge Back" to get onto a roller coaster.
* Taken to extremes in the ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent episode]] [[TheOneWith where they were]] [[SpinOffBabies all babies]]. In the same episode, the doctor is [[DressedToHeal four babies in a lab coat]].
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode "Prick Up Your Ears", Peter and Lois have to sneak into the school auditorium to crash the abstinence lecture. Naturally, Peter has an idea. Cut to an incredibly tall man with a fat head wearing a really long trench coat and high heels. Then it pans over to [[BaitAndSwitch Peter telling Lois that this man was big enough for them to sneak in behind]].
** In the episode "Fifteen Minutes of Shame", Peter Mensn one guy, didn't know he was actually two midgets on Diane Simmons's Show talk show
** "The Lil' Griffins" (a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' parody of ''Film/TheLittleRascals'') shows a good example of this trope. The episode has Peter and Quagmire spending a night at a scary mansion in an attempt to win the heart of Lois. Both get the idea to try to scare the other out of the mansion by pretending to be ghosts. Quagmire just piles onto Cleveland and Adam West and covers them up with a bed sheet while Peter uses a knight's armor with Joe and Brian.
** In "Papa Was a Rollin' Son", Peter took this to a ludicrous level to try to hide Joe's handicap disability. He hangs Joe on a horse's head, ties his legs around the horse's neck, and puts jeans on the horse's front legs. Needless to say, it doesn't go well.
** In the episode, "Guy Robot", Stewie does this the old-fashioned way with his new robot friend, Lyle, so he'd be tall enough to ride a roller coaster at Six Flags. The catch is the ride operator and the manager were also pairs of kids performing this!
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** In one episode ("Operation: M.O.V.I.E."), Numbuh Four does this by ''himself'' using several taped-together popcorn boxes as stilts to sneak into an R-rated movie. It's almost blown when he drops his ticket and can't pick it up due to the arms of the disguise being gloves attached to sticks.
** In another episode ("Operation: M.O.U.S.T.A.C.H.E."), Numbuhs One, Two, Three and Five do this to sneak into a headquarters where they can find who is responsible for the evil moustaches turning people into cowboys. They were both teams in this case: Numbuh One was on Numbuh Five, and Numbuh Two was on Numbuh Three.
** In "Operation T.R.I.P." Numbuhs One, Two, Four and Five do this to pose as Numbuh Three's Grandmother.
* Used quite regularly by WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck's nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. They're known for doing this in various Disney cartoons, comics and storybooks, as well as on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' and ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.
** In one episode of ''MickeyMouseworks'', Donald expected this was the case when a tall woman with very poor balance wobbled towards an amusement park ride that the nephews were too short to go on. Turned out she was the real deal, and when he ripped off her clothing, [[MegatonPunch she punched him in the face.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BreezlyAndSneezly'' do this in one episode to sneak onto the base they weren't allowed in. Of course, given that Sneezly is on the bottom, [[SneezeOfDoom this resulted in a reinactment of what happened in Snow White]].
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'': In "A Shot in D'Arc," Napoleon and Taft use this disguise -- with stilts, too -- to try and score some points in a basketball game against their absurdly overpowered genetically-engineered rivals. Funny because Taft is the top half.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'', Bonkers does this by himself using stilts to pose as Piquel's wife.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** In the episode "Who? What? Where? Ed?", the Eds are caught in [[ChainOfDeals an elaborate trading sequence]] worthy of ''The Legend of Zelda'', which leads them at one point to need to procure an anchor. They try to disguise themselves to steal one from the Kanker sisters, by standing on each other's shoulders and wearing a trenchcoat. Things go moderately well until, midway through the conversation, [[TheDitz Ed]] sticks his head out of the trenchcoat and shouts "I am the legs!"
** In another episode ("Ed... Pass It On"), Eddy spreads rumors around the cul-de-sac that his brother's returning. At the end of the episode, Sarah and Jimmy disguise themselves as Eddy's brother to try to scare the Eds. While the costume does fall apart, Ed still believed that they were Eddy's brother.
--->'''Ed:''' Hey!... What flavor ice cream do you want?
* Parodied by ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''; the main characters try to get into a fancy restaurant using this ruse, yet there happens to be someone right in line right in front of them who happens to look ''exactly'' like their disguise.
-->'''Red Menace:''' We should have gone in before that other guy.
* Inverted by ''Dick Spanner'' in a scene where Dick -- who, as a robotic Marlowe-style PI, naturally wears a trenchcoat and fedora at all times -- must get into a "smalls-only" establishment with a ''maximum'' height limit:
-->'''Dick:''' What the goons didn't realize was, under the coat I was walkin' on my knees.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** In "Candy is Dandy", the girls try to talk Mojo Jojo into committing more crimes so that they could take him out and bust him out of jail on a regular basis so that the mayor can reward them with more candy. During this scene, the girls were stacked up and wearing a trench coat and fedora so that nobody else in Townsville will notice it's them talking with Mojo. Mojo was also wearing a trench coat and fedora in this scene just to be extra cautious.
** In "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future", the girls do this to try to capture Madame Argentina. Bubbles was at the head of the disguise wearing a fake moustache.
* The monster protagonists sometimes use this to pass as human in ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'':
** In "Downhill Johnny", Johnny and Dukey do this to sneak past the ski captain to shred the Bohemoth. The ski captain didn't buy it since numerous kids have already tried to fool him by doing that.
** In "Take Your Johnny to Work Day", Susan and Mary do this to sneak into a top secret lab, but they soon discover that Johnny and Dukey have done the exact same thing, and then, for some unknown reason, Johnny wanted to do a chicken fight with them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Love at First Height" A.J. and Chester do this in order to be tall enough to ride a rollercoaster, however they end up being mistaken for an adult and get taken to Adult Land.
** Timmy and [[TheScrappy Sparky]] do this to pose as a stage manager in the episode "Stage Fright" to get Vicky into a play.
* Done frequently in the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' franchise, usually by Scooby and Shaggy (most of the time, Scooby is on top).
** In the ''Scooby-Doo Show'' episode, "The Fiesta Host is an Aztec Ghost", all five of the gang members stacked up to form a really tall ghost to try to scare away a couple monsters.
** In the ''Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo'' episode, "The Ransom of Scooby Chief", Scrappy did this with his friends Duke and Annie, so they could sneak onto a subway by paying admission for just one person, but it didn't go well since their trench coat got caught on the turnstile going through revealing themselves in front of the guard.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' episode, "Gentlemen, Start Your Monsters", [[spoiler:the culprit turned out to be Jimmy and his sister Cindy.]] Jimmy was on Cindy's shoulders in a jumpsuit.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Fred and Barney did it to try to sneak Barney out of an Arabian palace. Barney was the one underneath so that the others wouldn't recognize his face, but strangely, he didn't seem at all affected by Fred's weight.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', George and Jane did it to sneak by two mysterious-looking men at a horse race using a trench coat they borrowed from a man who was sitting next to them.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'', Johnny and Hadji disguised themselves as a ghost to try to scare Bandit. It didn't work.
* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'' 1980s cartoon, Dennis and Joey do it to sneak into a restaurant. A couple times, the manager hears Joey talking from inside the coat, and Dennis always covers it up by saying his stomach can talk.
* WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' : Raven, Robin, Starfire and Cyborg do this to sneak into an adult workplace in the episode "Beast Man"
* From the ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' franchise:
** ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' TV series:
*** In one episode, Alvin, Simon and Theodore dress up as the Chippettes' producer to get a little revenge on Uncle Harry using a big coat, a hat, and a comedically large moustache...and boy did they succeed!
*** In another episode, Alvin and Simon dress up as a doctor to try to get Theodore out of an operating room after he had been mistaken for a boy named Bobby.
*** The Chipmunks also do this in an episode where they're in a reenactment of ''Treasure Island''. Toward the end of the episode, they try to retrieve their treasure from a gang of pirates by posing as the ghost of a pirate. It doesn't go very well.
** On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow'', the Chipmunks do this to try to get a radio station to play their new record, and they probably would have succeeded if Theodore hadn't poked his head out of the disguise and said, "You're very, very welcome!"
* ''Franchise/CareBears'':
** In the episode, "The Camp Out", Playful Heart Monkey and Funshine Bear disguised themselves as a swamp monster just to play a joke on the other Care Bears.
** In another episode, Hugs, Tugs and Brave Heart dress up as a mummy to scare Mr. Beastly. [[spoiler:They succeeded.]]
* Done a couple times by Cubbi and Tummi on ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears''.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
** In one episode, Garfield and Odie disguise themselves as a police officer to save Jon from a crazy car salesman.
** There's also an episode of the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' segment where Roy, Bo and Orson disguise themselves as Wade's mother.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'', Riff-Raff, Hector and Wordsworth do this to try to return Mungo to his original owner. While they do succeed, they afterward get chased by a gang of dogs. Riff-Raff, who was on top, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere chickens out, with Hector and Wordsworth taking the blows for him]].
** In another episode, "Breaking In", Hector, Mungo and Wordsworth do this to sneak Riff-Raff into a house with two female cats.
** In another episode, the Cadillac Cats use a space suit to sneak into a rocket with Riff-Raff posing as the head, Hector and Cleo posing as the arms, and Wordsworth and Mungo posing as the legs.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', the Warner kids do this to pass as Miss Flamiel. In this case, their costume was an exact replica of her.
* Timon and Pumbaa have done this a few times in ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'', usually in attempts to fool Quint. The most notable episodes are "How to Beat the High Costa Rica" and "French Fried". Pumbaa usually has a habit of blowing their cover by speaking out loud (giving that he's always the one underneath), which is why their attempts usually fail.
* This happens once on an episode of ''The Wacky Adventures of Ronald [=McDonald=]''. On the video containing the episode, "Birthday World", Ronald has the Chicken [=McNuggets=] stand on top of each other and dresses them up as a weird-looking tree.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'' short "Wishful Thinking", Gumby and Pokey break into Prickle's house dressed as a fairy ghost attempting to trick Prickle into telling them what he wished for on his birthday. Unfortunately, just as Prickle was about to tell them, Pokey lost his equilibrium causing Gumby to fall off his back and on top of Prickle. The fall caused Prickle to start screaming thinking the ghost had swallowed him.
** Also done in the 1980s episode "Gumbastic," where Gumby confronts a clone of himself that unzips his FullBodyDisguise to reveal two characters resembling the Blockheads with cylindrical-shaped heads underneath the suit.
* During a segment of "The Off-Beats" in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', the five Off-Beats do this to surpass as the "president" with September as the head. They do this to try to fool the Populars into returning Betty-Ann's glasses. Since September had a very mature-sounding voice, the Populars bought it.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** In the episode "Starvin' Marvin in Space", the boys do this and pretend to be Tom Brokaw so they can distract the government while Marvin boards his people onto the spacecraft. When Kyle makes a comment from inside the costume, Cartman at the head tries to cover by saying that he had some bad burritos
** Cartman does this by himself in "Creme Fraiche" to trick Randy into thinking he's Chef Ramsay.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' short "Take-Away", Shaun and a couple of his sheep buddies do this using a trench coat they decloaked from a scarecrow so they could take the bus into town and buy pizzas for the entire flock. One of the rare instances where the trick actually succeeds.
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''
** In one episode, Goofy volunteers to skateboard on the world's tallest half pipe when pro skater Slammer [=McTwist=], chickened out on doing so. Thinking he'd fail, Max and PJ arrive the next day posing as Goofy, and they actually pull it off very well.
** In another episode, Max makes an attempt to sneak past a bully who beats him up every day. He does this by riding his bike with Pistol sitting on his shoulders wearing PJ's jacket.
** In the episode "Pistolgeist", Max and PJ do this yet again to try to act like Pistol's imaginary friend, Inky, with PJ on top. Pistol didn't buy it.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode "Big Daddy", Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts make an attempt to capture Sonic by dressing up as a gorilla.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'':
** In the episode "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible", Pooh, Tigger and Piglet dress up as a crayon while they're in Crud's world in an attempt to rescue Christopher Robin.
** In the episode, "To Catch a Hiccup", Tigger has Owl and Rabbit dress up as a monster to scare the hiccups out of Piglet.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'', Donatello and Raphael dress up as a ghost to play a trick on Michaelangelo.
* ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'':
** Used by Kim, Kam and Eddie to impersonate an alien in the episode "Brotha from the Third Rock".
** Madison and Little D do this in the music video "My Mentor" to persuade a bouncer to let them into a night club.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'', Whiskers and Gaspar do this to sneak into an amusement park.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode "The Ride Stuff", Ami and Yumi try to sneak Kaz on a ride that Kaz is too short for. Ami, Yumi, and Kaz disguise themselves as tall British ladies. Ami stands on stilts, and Yumi stands on Kaz. Surprisingly, the guy working at the ride bought it. Kaz even let out a SneezeOfDoom, and the guy didn't even act the least suspicious.
* There is a ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' short where four mice dress up as a mad doctor at a parade.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** In the Sylvester cartoon ''Room and Bird'', while Tweety, Sylvester and Hector are chasing each other in a hotel that doesn't allow pets, there's an instance where they almost get caught by the doorman, but they manage to quickly put on some women's clothing and stack up in order to fool him. After which, the chase continues.
** In the WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoon "The Wearing of the Grin", two leprechauns do this while playing a prank on Porky.
** Also done in "Claws for Alarm" when numerous mice disguise as a BedsheetGhost to scare Sylvester.
* Sylvester and Hector dress up as Santa Claus in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** In the episode "Hare Raising Night" Buster, Babs, Hampton, Plucky & Melvin the monster do this to look like they've been fused together by wearing a lab coat. Their cover was blown, however, when Plucky got too enthusiastic over Dr. Splicer taking their picture.
** In "Pluck of the Irish", a beautiful lass reveals herself to be three leprechauns in disguise (combining it with DisguisedInDrag and LatexPerfection, no less.)
* On a Halloween special of ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', Wendy and J.C. dress up as a giant chicken to go trick-or-treating, but even with the two of them stacked up, the costume was still too big for them. Eek attempted to solve the problem by making himself the head of the costume, which somewhat helped, but it wasn't long until he was suddenly flung out of the costume causing Wendy and J.C. to go the rest of the night as a headless chicken.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', the Rangers disguised themselves as birds. Gadget stands on top of Monty, and Dale stands on top of Chip.
* Arnold & Gerald do this in the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Door #16".
* In an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody's Improbable History]]'', Peabody and Sherman do this to stand in for an actor on a stage play.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'':
** In the episode "Stuck on You", Baloo and Don Karnage are forced to do this when the two are near-permanently glued together.
** Baloo and Kit do this in another episode.
* Nancy and Flip do this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. When Nancy is asked how old she is, she responds: "Nine...teen."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'':
** On an episode of the Nickelodeon version, Doug watches a horror movie several times but never sees the monster because he always hides his eyes when it appears. When he finally does see it, he clearly saw the zipper on the costume and laughed about it. After that, Doug had a dream where he met the monster and unzipped the zipper, and the person inside the costume turned out to be three poodles stacked on top of each other.
** On an episode of the Disney version ("Doug Grows Up"), Doug and Porkchop do this on the episode's title card.
* ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'':
** In the episode "Of Mice and Muppets", this trope was taken to a rather ridiculous level when just about all of the Muppet Babies did this to form one ''really'' tall figure in an attempt to rescue Gonzo from the Wall-Wonker.
** In another episode, Animal, Fozzie and Gonzo do this while Piggy is singing a song about being a nanny.
** At the end of another episode, Animal and Gonzo dress up as Franchise/SpiderMan. When Animal crashes into a wall, the costume tears in half, and Gonzo falls to his doom.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** In the episode "The Great Patty Caper", the nanny reveals she is two toddlers.
** Done by Mr. Krabs and Plankton in "The Other Patty". [[HugeRiderTinyMount With Plankton on the bottom.]]
** Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] do this in the episode "Chum Bucket Supreme", to sneak into the Chum Bucket unnoticed. using a giant clamshell for the head ''with Mr. Krabs peeking out''. Plankton saw through their disguise however.
* ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' : Freddy and Peck do this in "Some Like it Snotty" to crossdress as a normal height girl while going on a date with Eugene and two of his friends while accompanied by Otis and Pig (who are also crossdressed as girls)
* In the ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' episode "Weather in Tibet", Penny and a friend of hers do this to sneak past some guards. Penny and Brain also attempt this in "So it is Written."
* In ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode "Hooded Robin and his Mario Men", Hooded Robin and Toad dress up a Frygal to distract Fryguy.
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMax'', Max, FX, AB and a new robot friend of theirs do this to get into a bar where they aren't allowed, so they can talk with an alien they're trying to meet up with.
* Done occasionally by the main animals in ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales''.
* Popeye's Nephews did this in the ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' short "Wimmin is a Myskery" to pose as Popeye and get the pie Olive Oyl made for him.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Trading Faces", Launchpad (in Honker's Body) and Darkwing (in Gosalyn's body) disguise themselves as a General to sneak onto a base because the guard wouldn't take them seriously.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "Angel Kittens", the three kittens do this to fool Tom, but Tom doesn't buy it.
* WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb pull this with an oversized superhero costume in "The Beak".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}'': In the episode "The Very Very Very Very Very Important Guest", George and Grommet stack up on each other and with Grommet on top so they can pass off as Broseph.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats'' as the gang puts on a fashion show to distract some villains. Josie stands on Alan and wears a large dress.
* Performed in the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' episode "The Lost Children".
* The Penguins do this in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' episode "Brush with Danger" to sneak into an art museum and uses one of Kowalski's inventions to do the talking.
** They also do this in the episode, "Misfortune Cookie", when they order Chinese food.
* In addition to the movie, this trope was also performed on the ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' TV series.
** At the beginning of the episode "Charlie the Human", Charlie and Itchy are shown doing this in the grocery store with Itchy on the bottom. Charlie's explanation for being on top is because he thought he looked better in the glasses.
** Charlie and Itchy also do this in the Christmas special (this time, with Itchy on top) to try to retrieve back what Carface stole from the poor pups. Sadly, Carface saw through their disguise.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': Franchise/ScoobyDoo and Shaggy do this while posing as the ghost of "Bulldog" Finney to scare the Joker and the Penguin in "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!"
* Lilly, Carl and Tred perform this in ''WesternAnimation/GetMuggsy'' to help get to the park to rescue their friend. Technically, it was just Carl and Tred in the disguise; Lilly just sat on top of the hat Carl was wearing.
* Todd and Jacobo do this in ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' episode "Conrad's Day Off" to bust Riley out of detention, however Mr. Vanderbausch didn't seem too tempted by them. Their cover was blown on numerous occasions.
* On an episode of Saban's ''Adventures of Oliver Twist'', Oliver, Dodger and Charlie try to pose as aristocrats to sneak past guards to participate in a horse race competition. Oliver sat on Charlie's shoulders wearing a coat and hat. At first, the plan seemed to work, but it didn't last long when Charlie grabbed a handful of hors-d'oeuvres, then ran out of the disguise going on an eating rampage.
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', Ren and Stimpy disguise themselves as the wife of the house to sneak past an angry dog so Ren can snatch a sample of some of his favorite food. They were unsuccessful.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In the episode "Stare Master", Scootaloo stands on top of Apple Bloom with a bucket on her head and drapes a rug around them so that they could pretend to be a creature while Sweetie Belle chases them. In this case, they were trying to be "Creature Catchers" so they can try to get their cutie marks.
** In the episode "Dragon Quest", Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash and Rarity disguise themselves as a dragon to check on Spike while he hangs out with the big dragons. Twilight was at the head of the costume standing on top of Rainbow Dash while Rarity posed as the hindquarters.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': in the episode "Chaos Theory" Irwin and Billy do this to try and seduce Eris, she sees through their disguise however and turns Billy into multiple tiny versions of himself that run back into the coat.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': in the episode "The Broken Part", the guy who brought a machine part Chowder was trying to get money to buy was really a gnome standing on top of an ogre.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', [[spoiler:Norman]] turns out to be five gnomes pulling this trick. A later episode reveals in a FreezeFrameBonus that UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson was actually two kids standing on top of each other.
* Creator/TheHub's ''WesternAnimation/{{Littlest Pet Shop|2012}}'' series:
** In episode 2, one of the pets has a dream that Mrs. Twombly turned out to be the Biskit sisters in disguise.
** In the episode "So You Skink You Can Dance", Vinnie tries to help Blythe dance on national TV by [[HugeRiderTinyMount propping her up on his shoulders underneath her dress while doing all the dancing]]. The plan apparently worked since the crowd loved it and didn't even notice Vinnie at all.
** In the episode, "Stand-Up Stinker", Zoe, Sunil and Penny Ling dress up as a giant three-headed alien as part of a plot to get Minka to believe she's on Mars.
** All the pets perform a rather impressive one in the episode, "If the Shoe Fits", so that they can sneak into the Biskit's birthday party along with stilts and fake arms. Zoe was the head of course since the whole purpose was for her to see her favorite band performing live. HilarityEnsues so many times since Fischer and Roger wanted to meet them, and not to mention, Pepper's musk, Penny Ling's appetite and Sunil's balancing problems on the stilts caused so many problems, but surprisingly, they managed to make it through the whole party without getting caught (only Blythe figured out it was them).
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'': In the episode "Buttnochio", Bradley uses this as an idea to buy him and Stacey one movie ticket for both of them, However, Stacey didn't go with it saying "[[ThisIsReality that it only works on TV]]," and then witnesses the two bullies pulling it off successfully.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheThreeFriendsAndJerry'', the four boys do this to pose as two teenagers to sneak into a party to which they weren't invited.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'' episode "Hail to the Chief", Lucky, Niblet and Strudel do this to try to sneak into the White House. The security guard didn't buy it since the papier-mâché head that Strudel was holding up was not very convincing.
* Discussed and visualized in the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Brainstorm", as Commander Peepers explains his plan to help Lord Hater take over a planet. Hater brings up a scenario asking about the possibility of Wander and Silvia disguising themselves as Hater to turn his troops around. Peepers comes up with the solution to have an X-ray machine on stand-by just in case.
** In the episode, "The Rival", Hater and Peepers sneak onto Dominator's spaceship dressed as one of Emperor Awesome's henchmen.
* It's done in two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals''.
** In "Yachtsa' Luck", Alfalfa and Spanky don a nautical jacket, cap and eyepatch to pose as "Too-Tall Smith" to recover Waldo's gold coins from two pirates at a tavern. Their cover is blown when the collar of their jacket snags on a low-hanging hook on Waldo's yacht and Spanky walks out from under a dangling Alfalfa.
** In "Alfalfakazam!", Buckwheat and Porky are revealed to have done this in Spanky's SawAWomanInHalf variant.
* Vincent Adultman in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''. He even fills out the sleeves with a mannequin arm and a broom. [[OnlySaneMan Nobody questions him at all except for Bojack.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/The7D'':
** In the episode, "Hyldyrella", the 7D sneak into a beauty Padgett that Hyldy is in after beating up three guys and de cloaking them. After they got inside, they found out that they ended up posing as the judges.
** In the episode, "Sir Yipsalot and the Goose", Sneezy and Dopey pose as Queen Delightful in front of the Glooms.
** In the episode, "Knick-Knack Paddywhack", Dopey and Sleepy distract the Glooms as a salesman. Given that Dopey was the one on top, he could not say what exactly they were selling.
** In a Christmas special, six of the 7D try to pose as a bear so that Grumpy could get a little elf kid to stop bothering him. They were unable to pull it together, and before they could even come out, the elf ended up saving Grumpy from a real bear.
** In the episode, "Nicely Done & The 7D", Grumpy and Sleepy disguise themselves as Maid Marzipan to sneak into the sheriff's dungeon and rescue Dopey and the Really Nice Guys. Given that Sleepy is the legs, they almost get caught when he briefly falls asleep.
--> '''Grumpy''': My legs seem to have fallen asleep.
--> '''Guard''': I can hear them snoring.
* Performed on one of the shorts of ''Whisker Heaven Tales with the Palace Pets''. In the episode, "A Dreamy-ful Birthday", Pumpkin, Berry and Treasure do this to try to hide Dreamy's birthday cake from her vision. They do this by piling up on each other and wrapping themselves with a tablecloth (which they're trying to pull off as a dress). Dreamy notices how unusually tall Pumpkin is but oddly doesn't bother to ask how she grew so tall. When she finally leaves, Treasure (at the base) lets out a SneezeOfDoom causing the totem to collapse (which she had been desperately holding in the whole time due to suds getting into her nose).
* Performed in a classic ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' silent short "Flim Flam Films" by Felix and three Kittens to sneak into a theatre that doesn't allow cats by using a mannequin as the disguise. they almost succeed until a guard pulls the kitten posing as the mannequin's hat's tail.
* A more obscure version of this trope was performed on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/Jabberjaw'' where Clamhead and Shelly got turned into sharks. The two of them and Jabber are forced to run an obstacle course for sharks, but they wind up making an escape when they get inside the pipe tunnel and run off with it. Much to her dismay, Shelly was in the middle, despite the fact that it was her idea, and she wasn't too thrilled about Jabber standing on top of her.
* ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'':
** In the episode, "Martha Camps Out", Martha, Helen and Alice dress up as a monster to scare away Ronald and backfire his plot to try to scare them. Skits was also there providing monstrous growls to give it more effect.
** Martha and Truman perform this during the interlude segment between the episodes, "Cora! Cora! Cora!" and "Cora Encore!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' episode, "The Curse of King Mutt", Dudley and Kitty disguise themselves as King Mutt with Dudley on Kitty's shoulders.
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'' : In the episode "Steamgate" Harvey, Fee and Foo attempt this to reveal the friend for Moff that Harvey's been pretending to be, however Foo Blew their disguise once Moff offered Cake to the Trio while in disguise which ends up disappointing Moff.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks'' : In one episodes All Star and his pals disguise themselves as a Snork Eater.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Beach City Drift", Kevin thinks that [[FusionDance Stevonnie]] is Steve and Connie standing onto of each other in a costume.
** Later, in "Onion Gang", Onion and his pals pull this off for real. They're so small that, including Steven, there's ''five'' of them (plus a baby) in the trenchcoat. The episode's wiki page even links to this page!