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    16 Movie Disguises, Ranked From Totally Unbelievable To Actually Pretty Good

    Scooby-Doo walking through the airport in that dress is a level of self-confidence that we should all aspire to.

    16. The Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    United Artists

    A rainbow coat is quite possibly the laziest disguise in cinematic history. The man didn't even bother removing his signature top hat. And the worst part? The kids fell for it!! Still, zero points for effort, Child Catcher.

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    15. Sam in A Cinderella Story

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Ah yes, the classic cover-the-space-around-your-eyes-and-become-a-totally- different-person approach. As a true ‘00s kid, I refuse to acknowledge this as a plot hole, so I’ve just accepted that Austin must be really dumb…

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    14. The Parrs in The Incredibles

    Walt Disney Motion Pictures

    I’m sorry, but Bob and Helen’s silhouettes are way too noticeable for them to think throwing on matching suits and little masks are anything more than pitiful, disguise-wise. If anything, those thigh high boots and tiny pants just draw more attention to them.

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    13. Shrek in Shrek

    DreamWorks Pictures

    The laziness of this disguise is very Shrek, I’ll give him that. But for a guy who was self-conscious about his ogre identity, you’d think he would’ve splashed out on a pair of gloves that didn’t show off his giant green ogre fingers.

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    12. Scooby in Scooby-Doo: The Movie

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    For a franchise that’s famous for its shocking mask reveals, this is disappointing. However, it takes a special kind of confidence to pull granny chic off, so Scooby will forever have my respect for this ruse.

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    11. Deloris in Sister Act

    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.

    Sure, she looked the part, but as a former Catholic schoolgirl, I can tell you that Sister Mary Clarence's attempt at grace and the way she rocked that habit were way too secular for her to not give the game away.

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    10. Clark Kent in Man of Steel and literally all the Superman films

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    You may be wondering why Mr. Kent is so far down on the list, but there’s actually scientific evidence that proves it's harder to recognise someone if they remove their glasses. The study found that it only made a slight difference, but you can't argue with science.

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    9. Malcolm in Big Momma's House

    20th Century Fox

    The world has changed a lot since this was released, but we're not here to discuss how badly films of this ilk have aged, we're here to talk disguises. I'll give them points for effort, but the execution? Well, Big Momma really just looks like Martin Lawrence in a whole bunch of prosthetics, so all in all, not great.

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    8. Grace in Miss Congeniality

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Grace's cover worked so well because made her natural FBI talents part of her disguise, and let's face it, her special talent was way ahead of its time.

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    7. Kevin and Marcus in White Chicks

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    Ignoring the fact that these two looked a) very different to the real Tiffany and Brittany and b) kind of terrifying, this is an elite disguise right down to their French manicured toes.

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    6. Balloo in The Jungle Book

    Buena Vista Distribution

    This disguise was just like Balloo – there for a good time, not a long time, but if it was good enough for King Louie, it's good enough for me.

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    5. Viola in She's the Man

    DreamWorks Pictures

    Yes, Viola as Sebastian looks absolutely nothing like the real Sebastian, but this is the kind of effort we love to see – look at those sideburns! But to go to all that trouble then have her play football braless? That’s a rookie mistake that can never be forgiven…

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    4. Mulan in Mulan

    Buena Vista Distribution

    So, Ping’s jawline is totally different to Mulan’s, and while some would say that this was the animation team trying to play us for fools, I’m gonna propose an alternate explanation – Mulan was SO committed to her disguise that she clenched her jaw the entire time. True dedication.

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    3. Schmidt and Jenko in 21 Jump Street

    Columbia Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    Is it a good disguise if the main reason it works is because both guys happen to look really young? I'm thinking yes. Plus, the whole nervous insecure thing they had going on really did wonders for their teen act.

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    2. The puppies in 101 Dalmations

    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

    Pongo camouflaging the entire family's spots with soot from the fireplace – a simple yet genius disguise, executed flawlessly. 10s across the board.

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    1. Daniel in Mrs. Doubtfire

    20th Century Fox

    Pure perfection. When it comes to convincing ruses, Mrs. D is the GOAT.

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    What's your favourite on-screen disguise? Tell us in the comments!

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