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* ''Fanfic/WanderOverFostersAUOneshot'' (''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'', ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''): Bloo's "investor disguise" consists of his typical enormous coat and sunglasses.

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** ''ComicStrip/ShermansLagoon'':
** One strip, part of a storyline in which a larger shark showed up in the lagoon (therefore intruding on Sherman's turf), had Fillmore commenting that it's a good thing the shark won't bother him because he's a sea turtle. Sherman, in response to this, leaves... and comes back wearing a turtle shell.
--> '''Sherman:''' Hey, check out the tush on that turtle babe.
--> '''Fillmore:''' It's a guy.
** [[http://shermanslagoon.com/comics/january-23-2004/ This strip]] has Sergeant Hardcase of the Internet Fish Police come after Ernest for downloading unauthorized music. Ernest then pulls the LookBehindYou trick and puts on a mustache while Hardcase's back is turned. It actually works - Hardcase complains that "the kid got away" and leaves.
--> '''Ernest:''' What a knucklehead.
--> '''Sherman:''' And who might you be, good sir?


* Subverted in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''; Alice is clearly not fooled by the [[PointyHairedBoss PHB's]] disguise [[http://www.dilbert.com/2014-02-22/ here]], nor is his secretary fooled in [[http://www.dilbert.com/2014-02-24/ the following strip.]]

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* Subverted in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''; Alice is clearly not fooled by the [[PointyHairedBoss PHB's]] disguise [[http://www.dilbert.com/2014-02-22/ here]], nor is his secretary fooled in [[http://www.dilbert.com/2014-02-24/ the a following strip.]]


** Subverted when Calvin assumes (probably from seeing too many TV shows where this trope is in effect) that he'll be unrecognizable in his "Stupendous Man" costume, and is thoroughly confused and frustrated when it fools nobody. Especially funny is that his mom, one of the people he expects will be fooled, ''made the costume for him in the first place''.

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** Subverted when Calvin assumes (probably from seeing [[SecretIdentity too many TV shows where this trope is in effect) effect]]) that he'll be unrecognizable in his "Stupendous Man" costume, and is thoroughly confused and frustrated when it fools nobody. Especially funny is that his mom, one of the people he expects will be fooled, ''made the costume for him in the first place''.


* This was the main gimmick for the Toys/PurrTender toy line: fluffy plush cats wearing fake ears and muzzles so they could pass as 'exotic' animals like dogs and mice. (The fact that they could all [[TalkingAnimal communicate with humans]] and came in [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair pink and purple]] apparently didn't make them exotic enough.) Somehow, the disguises ''worked''... until they started purring.

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* This was the main gimmick for the Toys/PurrTender short-lived late 80's ''Toys/PurrTenders'' toy line: fluffy plush cats wearing fake ears and muzzles so they could pass as 'exotic' animals like dogs and mice. (The fact that they could all [[TalkingAnimal communicate with humans]] and came in [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair pink and purple]] apparently didn't make them exotic enough.) Somehow, the disguises ''worked''... until they started purring.

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* ''WebAnimation/TheCyanideAndHappinessShow'' has John Battman, a BatmanParody whose "secret identity", Broots Waymb, is still wearing his superhero costume (albeit with the cowl pulled down and a baggy, unzipped jacket worn over the tights). He also keeps delivering BlatantLies that all but state him and Battman are the same person.
-->My parents are dead because a crazy bad guy shot them with a gun and then [[Film/BatmanBegins I fell into a bat hole and bats were there]]. [[FromACertainPointOfView That's when I found]] John Battman. [[ManipulativeEditing He helped me to dress up like a Ba-- (static) To fight cri-- (static)]] To not be afraid of bats anymore and also criminals and their crimes they commit. Also we both hate guns, me because of parent murder and him because of... he has reasons.


** Furio Tigre kills somebody and then disguises himself as Phoenix Wright in order to "[[ThrowingTheFight defend]]" the person he framed for the murder. This "disguise" consists of a suit, a fake attorney's badge (made of ''cardboard''), and loudly proclaiming himself to be Phoenix Wright. It works despite Furio having [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation bright orange skin]] and a very noticeable [[BrooklynRage Bronx accent]], ''and'' every major player in the case knowing Phoenix personally on top of that. All because he has [[AnimeHair the exact same spiky hairdo]]. The defendant mentions that everyone in the courtroom had "big question marks on their faces" when Not-Phoenix made his appearance, but every time someone tried to point this out, Furio [[ScreamingWarrior literally roared them into silence]]. Even more bizarrely, the disguise is apparently good enough to ''fool the player'' -- the first you see of Furio Tigre is in the chapter intro where Phoenix Wright loses a case... and he's rendered as completely indistinguishable from the real Phoenix. The skin colour can be explained away as being a fake spray tan that Furio just didn't put on that day, but it's pretty much stated that he made no attempt whatsoever to hide the accent.

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** Furio Tigre kills somebody and then disguises himself as Phoenix Wright in order to "[[ThrowingTheFight defend]]" the person he framed for the murder. This "disguise" consists of a suit, a fake attorney's badge (made of ''cardboard''), and loudly proclaiming himself to be Phoenix Wright. It works despite Furio having [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation bright orange skin]] and a very noticeable [[BrooklynRage Bronx accent]], ''and'' every major player in the case knowing Phoenix personally on top of that. All because he has [[AnimeHair the exact same spiky hairdo]]. The defendant mentions that everyone in the courtroom had "big question marks on their faces" when Not-Phoenix "Phoenix" made his appearance, but every time someone tried to point this out, Furio [[ScreamingWarrior literally roared them into silence]]. Even more bizarrely, the disguise is apparently good enough to ''fool the player'' -- the first you see of Furio Tigre is in the chapter intro where Phoenix Wright "Phoenix" loses a the case... and he's rendered as completely indistinguishable from the real Phoenix. The skin colour can be explained away as being a fake spray tan that Furio just didn't put on that day, but it's pretty much stated that he made no attempt whatsoever to hide the accent.

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* The AU ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series ''Fanfic/AdamWinters'' series features ‘Adam Winters’, a fake identity created when Pettigrew abducted Harry after Voldemort's death and placed him under various disguise charms. As a result, when 'Adam' goes to Hogwarts, he is basically Harry with a different hair and eye-colour, spared recognition for so long because nobody was actually looking for any similarity between him and the Potters, although [[spoiler:after the disguise charms are broken, Dumbledore also provides Adam with different glasses to wear as ‘Harry’ in order to better distinguish the two]].

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* There are plenty of [[RussianHumour Russian jokes]] about that, some of them dealing with Stierlitz, the main character of the Soviet TV series ''Series/SeventeenMomentsOfSpring'':
** Stierlitz was indistinguishable from the locals, but there was something subtly different about him compared to the Germans: maybe it was his military bearing, or the Hero of the Soviet Union star on his chest, or the parachute dragging behind him...
** ...No one had a clue that Stierlitz was lying motionless on the window sill, disguised as a cigarette butt.
** "Comrade Captain, I made use of the special disguise technique you've developed. I disguised myself as a tree stump. I was sitting there and wondering what sort of an idiot would buy this trick. Then a young couple sits down on me. I bore it. They were chatting. I bore that too. Kissing. I bore even that! Then they started... you know. I bore that as well like a true soldier. But when that bastard started carving the word "love" on my butt, I couldn't bear any longer!


* The ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' Western AU fic ''Fanfic/Calamity Jane Meets Doctor Isles'' sees Jane disguising herself as male outlaw Jake Wyatt in the latter half of the 1800s, but once characters get past the masculine clothing, ‘Jake Wyatt’ is just Jane with a fake moustache and wrappings around her chest, as well as socks down the front of her trousers.

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* The ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' Western AU fic ''Fanfic/Calamity Jane Meets Doctor Isles'' ''Fanfic/CalamityJaneMeetsDoctorIsles'' sees Jane disguising herself as male outlaw Jake Wyatt in the latter half of the 1800s, but once characters get past the masculine clothing, ‘Jake Wyatt’ is just Jane with a fake moustache and wrappings around her chest, as well as socks down the front of her trousers.

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* The ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' Western AU fic ''Fanfic/Calamity Jane Meets Doctor Isles'' sees Jane disguising herself as male outlaw Jake Wyatt in the latter half of the 1800s, but once characters get past the masculine clothing, ‘Jake Wyatt’ is just Jane with a fake moustache and wrappings around her chest, as well as socks down the front of her trousers.

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** And then there's Homestar's The Cheat disguise, which is more extensive than most of the above - painting himself yellow with spots, adding a tuft to his head, walking on his knees, and saying "meh" a lot. It's about as good a Cheat disguise as someone with Homestar's looks could possibly manage... but considering the Cheat is a third Homestar's height and significantly plumper and [[BizarreAlienBiology has no legs]] (while Homestar has [[InvisibleAnatomy no arms]]), it's still a very long way from convincing. It fooled Strong Mad, though.

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* Tellie from ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'' gets put in a hotdog costume on Halloween by Vivaldi, and thinks that by that logic it wouldn't be recognized and could go to the school. Yuki quickly shoves it in her bag on account of, y'know, it's still a talking space fox. When the girls tell it to act more like a dog, it just ''says'' "bark bark bark".
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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', [[Literature/HarryPotter Luna Lovegood]] thinks that wearing a pillowcase (and [[GoingCommando nothing else]]) and speaking in broken English is all it takes for House-Elves to confuse her for one of their own. A mortified Hermione quickly talks her out of it. Later on, Sirius, while FakingTheDead, creates the alias of "Jester White", for which he wears glasses and a false beard. AND IT WORKS. Also, [[NoodleIncidentapparently]], {{Dracula}} was one of Hogwarts's many evil Defence Professors a few years before the story begins. His alias? [[{{Alucard}} Professor Vladimir Alucard]], who chalked up his sunlight-intolerance to a "rare skin condition".

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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', [[Literature/HarryPotter Luna Lovegood]] thinks that wearing a pillowcase (and [[GoingCommando nothing else]]) and speaking in broken English is all it takes for House-Elves to confuse her for one of their own. A mortified Hermione quickly talks her out of it. Later on, Sirius, while FakingTheDead, creates the alias of "Jester White", for which he wears glasses and a false beard. AND IT WORKS. Also, [[NoodleIncidentapparently]], [[NoodleIncident apparently]], {{Dracula}} was one of Hogwarts's many evil Defence Professors a few years before the story begins. His alias? [[{{Alucard}} Professor Vladimir Alucard]], who chalked up his sunlight-intolerance to a "rare skin condition".

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** This continues into ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCrossTagBattle'', which wouldn't be noteworthy given how Team [=RWBY=] are the only characters hailing from Remnant... until Chapter 3 of Episode Under Night, where Blake happens upon [[GeniusDitz Makoto]], [[StreetSmart who swiftly sees through it]].

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