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Old 05-31-2019, 09:32 AM
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I had a circle of friends who would often have various themed parties. One party was a cross-dressing theme and I had a friend do me up in makeup, dress, wig, etc. I went out for drinks afterward staying in costume and spied other friends at a table and we joined them. No one recognized me and just thought I was somebody's friend of a friend. It took me removing my hat, wig, lowering my voice to normal, and slowly saying "It's me! Gargoyle!" before recognition dawned.

Another time at Halloween, simply dressing as Gilligan made me totally unrecognizable solely due to the wig.

My theory is that I have rather bland distinctive features, with no obvious uniqueness to fixate on, so if I'm not seen as 'total package' me then it can be hard to suss out me as an individual.
"He was shortish. And oldish. And brownish. And mossy. And he spoke with a voice that was sharpish and bossy."