The CIA's former Chief of Disguise reveals what makes a good disguise

By Mark Frauenfelder

This video is loaded with lots of fascinating techniques of high stakes disguise. There's light disguise, which uses glasses, caps, and facial hair, to hide in a crowd, says Jonna Mendez, the CIA's former Chief of Disguise. And there's advanced disguise, which is used to hide your identity in face-to-face encounters. And good disguise is more than just makeup and prostheses. It's about behavior, too. For instance, an American posing as a European can give themselves away by holding a cigarette the wrong way, resting while standing on one leg, or holding a fork in their right hand.