RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE

Inside RuPaul’s Fabulously Fierce DragCon 2017

Written by W Staff
Photographed by Emily Malan

Emily Malan

Thanks to the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag queens have never been more visible in mainstream culture. Even fashion designers like Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu are getting in on the action, joining forces with the Drag Race contestant Miss Fame to try out their own drag looks. For the past two years, RuPaul has even organized his own Comic Con-style convention for aspiring drag queens to gather, conspire, and kiki. “DragCon is the place to find your tribe,” as he put it. Over the weekend, the confab returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center and photographer Emily Malan was there to document the scene in all its sequined glory.

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017

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A scene from Rupaul’s Drag Con 2017