This has been my DREAM costume for the past few Halloweens. I always realize that I pretty much have next-to-nothing in my own closet to create a decent drag queen outfit. No tiaras, no evening gowns, no rhinestones….nothing drag queen-ish. But this year, I’m working in a costume studio that has all of these things! A real tiara! A sparkly evening gown! Rhinestones galore! THANK YOU NWC FOR MAKING MY DREAMS COME TRUE!
You can learn alot about yourself if you spend a day walking around in drag. I learned:
1) Despite all my practice, I still cannot walk in heels. (I should’ve snapped a shot of me after an hour or two in costume. I switched to a pair of utility work boots I had in my office, which didn’t *exactly* go with my evening gown, but oh well.)
2) Gobs of rhinestones really, truly make me feel fabulous.
3) I’m pretty sure you cannot have a bad day in a tiara. Everything that happened today was aiming me straight into “bad day territory:” woke up late, spilled my coffee, forgot my lunch at home, etc…..but I put on the tiara and I can honestly say my day was not even close to a bad day.
4) I do not like disco. At least I don’t think I do. I played a bunch of “Drag Queen Classics” type of playlists at work today and I fast forwarded alot. ALOT.
5) I totally understand drag queen drama. And I don’t think it can be stopped. If anyone had tried to get in the way of MY day today while I was in costume, I would’ve stepped up and finger snapped in their face. I think it’s something about the outfit….? I felt powerful. And I felt like I deserved to get everything I wanted. I felt like a QUEEN. THE OUTFIT WAS TAKING OVER.
Check out my sweet Omaha Rollergirls tattoo on my bicep! With gay pride colors! Sweet! Scored this stick-on at Omaha Pride this summer & was saving it for a special occasion. Halloween month=special occasion.
This was a fun costume, but I think I’m quite tired from wearing it today. I think it made me think too much. I kept self-evaluating my emotions, my thoughts, my own perceptions of gender/society/fashion/sexuality. I wish I could just say “Yay! Drag queen day was fun!” but I’m an overthinker. Gender/society/fashion/sexuality are topics that I really enjoy thinking about, but I’m happy to be thinking about them with my own clothes, face & body again.