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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''.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', in which 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.
* ''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.
* Also parodied in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' where the bad guys sneak into a castle by hiding behind a banner with "Doin' fine" on it.
** And at another point, they trick the Light Warriors by donning pirate ''hats''. Which fools even the MagnificentBastard Thief. [[OnlySaneMan Black Mage is the only one who isn't fooled, and nearly has an aneurysm trying to get his teammates to see the trap right in front of their faces]]. The worst part? One of the Dark Warriors, Bikke, is a pirate TO BEGIN WITH, and doesn't look different AT ALL. '''AND EVERYONE IS STILL FOOLED'''.
** Subverted at yet another point, where Black Mage kills an evil cultist and slices off his face to use as a mask. Upon greeting the other cultists they immediately realize that he killed their friend and is using his face as a mask, and lecture him on what a poor disguise it is.
* [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=10&issue=3 Parodied]] in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', where the doctor tries to achieve this using only a name tag. No one's fooled -- the mask, you know -- but they play along. In fact, every single time he tries to disguise himself, he leaves his mask on. Apparently ContractualGenreBlindness is not just for villains these days.
** Gordito also attempts this in the SkyPirates chapter, with [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/17p68 some success]].
* [[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 [[{{Superman}} pair of glasses]].
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2008/11/12/103-dededoo/ subverts this]].
* 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.
* [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1700/fc01691.htm This]] ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' strip has literally a paper disguise. Granted, earlier havoc started by Sam [[WeNeedADistraction had everyone's attention focused elsewhere]]. May be a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', since Amaterasu and Florence are both wolves. See the VideoGames section, above.
** Qwerty and Dvorak [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2000/fc01965.htm should have worn dark glasses]].
** With their ''[[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence robots]]'' even this would be too sneaky. [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fv01290.htm This one]] believed when robots that disassembled him, basically, ''told'' him they're ''[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fv01289.htm handless models]]''. It gets better when Edge turns ''off'' his transponder, other robots don't even recognize him as a robot. Conversely, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02005.htm recognize as a robot]] anything with a proper transponder.
*** Robots are programmed to identify each other by transponder signal -- which makes sense as they can move their "brains" around. It also makes a perfect disguise, to the point that they can [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02009.htm have a masquerade]] this way. And see "ghosts". They are not stupid or gullible, they just don't have the necessary shape recognition algorithms.
** "[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2200/fc02104.htm There's an SD-40-2 locomotive engine sleeping in my cubicle]]".
* 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."
** And then we see they've put out [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1143 wanted posters]].
* 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}}''.
* In some early ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' 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.
* [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20050211.html A sign]] [[Webcomic/ExterminatusNow 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.
* [[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.
* Molly from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has pink fur, a large beak, and a peppermint-stripe tail ... yet she can pass in public just by wearing a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070501.html suit and fake moustache]].
** And in [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20111129.html this strip]], Molly ''[[LampshadeHanging exemplifies]]'' this trope!
-->'''Tall Canadian Scientist:''' Pourquoi le bag, Mademoiselle?
-->'''Molly:''' Oh, um... '''acne!'''
* 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''.
* 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]].
* '' Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' pulls this off twice with Buwaro - first he wears a [[PimpDuds pimp suit]] which doesn't really cover his horns or fur (people seem too busy proclaiming his friends as hookers to notice), then he explicitly wears no disguise and everyone assumes it's a perfect costume of a Demon.
* Subverted in "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.
-->'''Miri:''' I'd be more concerned about how well that went if I wasn't still hung up on why you had a maid uniform in a single-person space craft on an exploratory mission."
-->'''Spiff:''' A prepared explorer never neglects the possibility he'll need a disguise.
-->'''Miri:''' But why a human female housecleaner disguise?
-->'''Spiff:''' ...
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in '' Webcomic/SkinHorse'' [[http://skin-horse.com/comics/07222008/ 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 ''{{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."