How To Dress Like a Drag Queen

Portrait of a drag queen

Drag queens have a very distinct style. You can definitely spot them on the streets, with their flamboyant outfits and crazy make-up. If you've got a hankering to dress like a drag queen for a costume or for a fetish, keep these tips in mind.

Step 1

Find a great wig. Drag queens always have a loud hairstyle. If you haven't got the locks or the volume to pull off a drag queen ‘do, then it's necessary to buy yourself a wig. Understand that all wigs can be fitted to your head. If this is more than just a one-time event, you may want to consider a custom-fit wig. Find a wig that complements your skin tone if you want to be a pretty drag queen. On the other hand, if you want to stand out as a drag queen, just about any hairstyle will do. The more colorful it is, the more you'll get noticed. A few bobby pins will hold the wig in place. Just make sure that none of your natural hair shows through.

Step 2

Apply your makeup. You can't dress like a drag queen without laying on the makeup. Start by shaving your facial hair. Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped. (Yes, this may necessitate waxing them.) Once your face is clean and free of hair, start your drag queen look by applying moisturizer and foundation. Then add some blush to your cheeks, eyeliner, colorful eye shadow (sparkles are great for this), and then mascara. If you have thin lashes, consider using fake eyelashes to pull off the drag queen look. Finish up with some lip liner and lipstick. A little spritz of your favorite perfume and you'll look and smell like a million bucks.

Step 3

Give yourself some breasts. You can either use a body bandage or a bra to create the illusion of boobs for your drag queen costume. Either one will need to be stuffed with socks or other soft materials. Make sure there are no lumps or uneven areas on your fake breasts. You want them to look as real as possible, so make sure they're both equally sized too.

Step 4

Find the perfect dress. Look at the thrift store or in your mom's closet for a loud, tight dress. Old bridesmaids dresses are usually great for the drag queen look. Whatever you choose to wear needs to show off your curves and your chest. Shorter is better, and nylons are a must (especially if you're not going to shave your legs).

Step 5

Find the perfect dress. Look at the thrift store or in your mom's closet for a loud, tight dress. Old bridesmaids dresses are usually great for the drag queen look. Whatever you choose to wear needs to show off your curves and your chest. Shorter is better, and nylons are a must (especially if you're not going to shave your legs).

Step 6

Put on your heels. You can't be dressed like a drag queen without a great pair of heels. Choose leather boots for shorter dresses, or go for a jazzy pair of stilettos. It will probably take some practice to be able to move around in heels, but your drag queen look wouldn't be complete without them.

 

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