Drag is slang for wearing clothing of the opposite sex. The term is generally associated with drag queens who are males dressed up in women’s clothing. They often act with exaggerated femininity and wear exaggerated make up for dramatic effects. Some of the reasons people do drag are self-expression, entertainment, or even fulfilling own desires. Drag queens vary widely by class and culture and dedication. Many of their activities involve stage and street performance, singing, dancing and participation in events such as gay pride parades, dark pageants or venues such as cabarets and discotheques.
The term drag was first recorded in 1870 and was used as reference to actors dressed in women’s clothing. It originated in Polari, a subset of English slang, meaning ‘dressed resembling a girl’. During the later 1800s, pantomime dames became a popular form of female impersonation in Europe
. This was the first era of female impersonation in Europe as a part of the performance as opposed to serious Shakespearean and Italian operas.
Drag queens are typically cisgender gay men, but there are drag queens of different orientations and genders, including trans women who perform as drag queens or faux queens. Some drag performers notably RuPaul, and gay male community in the US used the term “tranny”, however, most transgender and transsexual people considered it offensive. Personalities such as Monica Beverly Hillz
and Agnes Moore, also known as Peppermint, and Rory O’Neill as Panty Bliss are some noteworthy personalities in this field.
When it comes to dressing up like a drag queen there’s no right or wrong way to do it. There are a few things which you may need to decide. Like, would shaving be a good idea? Whether to go large or small. Then decide on some basic women’s costume, for example, Spanx or pantyhose will help tuck everything in down below for a more feminine look. Choose a good bra along with silicone breast enhancers. For the cleavage, try cleavage creators or tapes. Invest in some wild make up as no drag queen is complete without it. Go through some make up tutorials to understand it better. Then, start creating wardrobe around your persona. Decide on your costume depending on the other side of your personality. Is your other personality more sporty or elegant? Are you going to be a shorts girl or long dresses one? Whatever your style, make sure to wear heels to go with your ensemble. Last but not the least choose a beautiful wig to go with the personality.
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