How to Dress Up As a Drag Queen for Halloween

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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 the details--after all, real drag queens pay attention to the details every time they dress up.

Things You'll Need

  • Sequined dress
  • High heels
  • Stockings
  • Make up
  • Wig

Select the right clothes. If you're going to be a drag queen for Halloween, the best clothing choice is a sequined evening gown--something that's low cut with a slit up the leg. However, you can also look for other tight clothes and a mini-skirt.

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 color, such as pink or blue.

Apply your makeup. Go over-the-top with bright colors, glitter or sequins. Start by using pancake makeup to create a blank canvas. Cover your eyebrows so that you can draw them on with makeup. Purchase your makeup from a drag queen store rather than using the types of makeup at a discount or drug store, 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.

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