Being a drag queen for Halloween is a popular choice for men, but women can get in on the action as well. Dressing as a drag queen is about more than simply dressing as a woman--it's about over-the-top femininity. To have a truly great Halloween costume, you must pay attention the details--after all, real drag queens pay attention to the details every time they dress up.
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Things you need
- Sequinned dress
- High heels
- Make up
Select the right clothes. If you're going to be a drag queen for Halloween, the best clothing choice is a sequinned evening gown--something that's low cut with a slit up the leg. However, you can also look for other tight clothes and a miniskirt.
Don a wig. Secure your hair by putting on a stocking cap. Wigs that have a beehive or a bouffant style are particularly appropriate for drag queen style. You can also consider purchasing a wig in a non-traditional colour, such as pink or blue.
Apply your make-up. Go over-the-top with bright colours, glitter or sequins. Start by using pancake make-up to create a blank canvas. Cover your eyebrows so that you can draw them on with make-up. Purchase your make-up from a drag queen store rather than using the types of make-up at a discount or chemist, which is for every day use.
Wear stockings. Dark stockings will help cover up your hairy legs, if you have them. You can also try a fish net style, which looks great with the drag queen look.
Strap on your high heels. Use platform high heels to complete the look.
Tips and warnings
- Practice wearing your high heels before you go out for the night.
- Purchase your clothing and accessories from a store that specialises in drag items. These clothes and shoes will be larger, to accommodate male bodies.
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