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|Friday, May 6th, 2016|
Hieee! So, I'm Brazilian and I don't speak english that well, so, sorry. But anyway, I always wanted to do drag and next month I'll be cosplaying Dionysus. My school is making a project and my class got Greece (yey!). My real doubt here is how do I "hide" my boobs? I can't wear sports bra because of my outfit, so I was thinking about duct tape or something like that. Is it bad to me? I'll do drag for like... 3-5 hours. And my hair is curly and medium-long, so I was thinking about how can I make it shorter, like Dionysus, without buying wigs. Can you help me? Thanks :)
|Tuesday, November 17th, 2015|
Just starting again
Ok so I've done drag once before but I don't know how I did. I have started to go to drag shows again lately, just watching, and it has made me want to give it a try again...thing is that I am not good around lots of people, I have pretty bad social anxiety but I really want to do this again.
|Wednesday, January 7th, 2015|
oooh hunny, some drag king Help!
Hiii! I would like to be a drag king but, I need some HELP! I have such a fem face but, apparently I pass for a man sometimes (according to my cousin) but, hun or man, I want to go extreme! With them angles that you could slice your hand on.
I have these weird puffy cheeks like I still have baby face. And I have my big hips and big shoulders though, so that is a help enough. But I just want to make my hips go buh bye! I have small masculine eyes though, but I want that guy liner! So I need some tips with that to not look so feminine. I have a top lip that needs some minimizing and I have a really plush bottom lip that will need a tiny bit of minimizing
I also need some boob disappearing magic, but with a budget, know what I am saying? I really want that pec look. One of my breasts is like, a very small B or a largish A. The other one is a mid B or maybe a small C. So, I need a minizier because I wanna look like a surfer boy!
My kind of man, ungh, that would be a classy gay boy. Or a french art student, since I lived in France for a while. Maybe a little classy emo, with the whole black safety pin chain tie and dress shirt. I wanna be manly, classy, but honey, I wanna be fabulous! All at once. I wanna keep my gay flair (yes I am a woman but, I think I was meant to be a gay man, jesus!).
And just to be clear, I am comfy in my female skin, but that doesn't mean I don't wanna try out being a drag king!
|Thursday, November 7th, 2013|
Any tips for a total beginner with saggy boobs and tiny hands?
I'm Brazilian and I'm gonna be taking a drag workshop in the end of November. I don't intend to perform regularly, just explore my masculine side in this workshop and come up with some fun number to entertain friends in parties.
The thing is that the person giving the workshop was highly recommended and she said she's studiying tips for drag kings and faux queens, but she's a drag queen, and this will be her (and MY) first experience with this, so I don't wanna go into this thing completely in the dark.
My main concern is that I have very large breasts, but I've been reading tips on this, so I'm not expecting you to go trough the trouble of explaining me stuff I can find on Google.
But I do hope you can give me some idea on how to work with these two problems: First, they're not exactly perky. So it's not just a matter of making them flat, there's also the problem of not letting them "fall", if you know what I mean. Also, my right breaSt is bigger than my left one, I don't know if this is gonna be a problem (I know, one is always bigger, but if I wear a bikini, for instance, anyone can tell the diference).
I'm not gonna buy a binder cause these are not that easy to find here and I'm not planning on performing on a regular basis, so I don't think it's worth it. I am thinking about buying a sports bra, though.
I'm going for a "gentleman" type (think Mr White from Reservoir Dogs, which happens to be my profile pic, or Leonard Cohen - I know, lipsycing I'm Your Man is a total cliché, but you gotta respect the classics) so I'm planning on wearing a hat. I think that will also help with hiding my long hair and making it look short.
Tips on how to divert attention from how tiny my hands are would also be apreciated. It might seem like a small thing (no pun intended) but people freaking comment on how small they are, and they'll already need all the suspension of disbelief they can get, me being a noob and all. I'm thinking since I'm going for the gentleman thing, I might go all out and wear gloves and have a cane.
|Friday, October 4th, 2013|
|Friday, September 28th, 2012|
|Wednesday, September 26th, 2012|
This isn't a tutorial, but it dawned on me that I never did an introduction, maybe one or two tips in there, but an announcement that I'll be posting some costuming tutorials for performing drag kings/MI's.
If you're on youtube would love to see some new subscribers.
|Saturday, July 21st, 2012|
Some more video tutorials...
The Do's and Don'ts of being a king/Male Illusionist.
Some quick make up tips to complete the male illusion.
This one is mostly safety tips about binding.
Keep the comments coming..any other drag related topics you want to see comment, or send me a message.
|Wednesday, July 18th, 2012|
Heya! New king in town!
How advanced are you as a drag king? Are you just starting out, or have you been doing this for years? Do you have any experience with theatrical makeup, or other skills that you think could be worth mentioning?
Although I love crossdressing, I'm a total newbie at it, having lived with my parents till now...So I have no practical experience whatsoever, apart from trying my brother's clothes on :( But I intend to change that as soon as possible...Do you consider yourself transgendered, or is this just more of a fun hobby for you? Do you consider yourself a gay male, a lesbian with a difference, a hetero lady who likes to play dress up, or what the heck?
Difficult question...I really don't feel transgendered, nor a totally hetero lady with a hobby... I guess just a bisexual with a passion about crossdressing.What sort of male do you aspire to be? Are they any stock "types" you find particularly attractive? Rock star, tough biker dude, preppy, businessman, etc.? Describe your ideal male self, either in fantasy or reality. What draws you to this type?
My ideal male self would be some sort of skater/b-boy, but not extremely tough... You know, baggy pants, wife beaters, loose t-shirts... That kind of male. At the moment I'm really into that style, even if as a girl I usually end up dressing smarter than I originally intend to. The most important feature that I'll struggle to have as a male is confidence
: very masculine trait, very difficult for me to gain...How would you describe your attitude towards men in general? Remember, we're talking generally, here. Do you adore guys so much you'd like to be one? Envy them so much you hate them? Wish they'd all go away, so you'd have all the pretty girls to yourself? All of these? None of them?
I'd choose none of the above mentioned... Choosing to be a drag king has nothing to do with my attitude towards men: I like them in general, as much as I like women...There are some insufferable specimen of both genders, obviously, but generally speaking I have no preferences between the two genders.Will you be able to post photos? I won't ask you to post constant pics, but some photos really help when it comes to offering advice.
Sure, the only problem being that most probably I'll end up looking like crap, being one of the less photogenic people... but to get advice (and maybe eventually to hand it out) I'll post them!What are your eventual goals as a king? Do you hope to perform onstage? Live full-time as a male?
Hm, not aspiring to live full-time as a male... My nearest goal is to be able to go out as a male without people noticing anything.
To be able to perform, even in the smallest of bars would be really a dream come true.
|Wednesday, July 4th, 2012|
I'm going to be posting some new videos soon, but I'd like to hear from you all on what you'd like advice on. The next video will be on applying makeup to contour and appear more masculine.
|Tuesday, May 15th, 2012|
Facial hair 101
Some very basic tips for applying facial hair for kings/MI's just starting out. Also some suggestions for those who wish to perform in drag.
Some very basic tips for applying facial hair, and some suggestions to those who want to perform in drag.
I have been thinking of binding, flip flopping on the subject because I'm not sure which method is the best and more importantly the safest. I have heard horror stories from people who binded too tightly, I lean more toward not getting the best look (flat like a cis guy) but the safest way to achieve a chest that looks like a cis heavy guy's chest - since I'm a chub with full C cup breasts I know getting flat is not going to happen but having a look more in line with a heavyset cis male would be *my* ideal. I'm not interested in binding every day, just when I feel the need or desire for it (if that little tidbit helps in any way) - Any advice would be greatly appreciated?
|Monday, April 23rd, 2012|
Hey kings/MI's, bois, and crossdressers alike!
It's been forever and a day since I posted in here! I just started using my LJ again recently and was looking to see if anyone still used this group.
I've been performing now for 5 and a half years, and just want to say if you're new and you need any tips or advice on doing drag, performing, or anything related, I'm always happy to help. It's not easy for kings/MI's in the drag scene...in some areas. People tend to see drag as queens and only queens. Which just means we have to work a little harder to get the same notariety as our sisters. So, feel free to hit me up here, or on facebook I can be found Terri Chance Roberti. Current Mood: busy
|Thursday, April 12th, 2012|
Hello to all my beloved Kings. I don't have the time these days to lavish this community with the attention it deserves, but I'm breaking radio silence to post this amazing tutorial by Dope2111, a beautiful, very femme Asian lady who uses makeup to transform herself into Drake
, who is apparently some sort of terrible hip-hop person. (I'm old enough now that I no longer have to pretend to care about that stuff.) Let's just put aside the weird cultural issues here (Does it count as blackface if an Asian person is doing it, and she doesn't actually make her face darker?) and admire the illusion she achieves. She also turns herself into Johnny Depp
and weird Avatar
cat monsters and all sorts of other people and things. I know a lot of Kings hate the very idea of wearing makeup, but this video shows you how you can actually use the tools of pretty ladyhood to make yourself into a manlier man.
|Sunday, March 18th, 2012|
Does anyone still use this community?
I'm new to everything. Thinking that I really want to be apart of it all but I would love to talk with kings who have done it a while. See if I have what it takes or if I'm just dreaming.
|Saturday, August 13th, 2011|
Salutations! I couldn't come up with a more pretentious greeting if I tried. My name is Cyrus, or that is the male name that I go by. I am fairly new to all of this when it comes to drag king-ing. While I have been interested in it for years, I have just recently moved out of my dad's house and thusly been able to pick up on it. Both me and my significant other are crossdressers (I am female to male and he is male to female). I would just love to meet some other people like me who I can talk to about this sort of thing. I would also love any advice anyone has to give when it comes to appearing male. I have binding down pretty well. Packing is a slight more difficult to master and facial hair is my mortal enemy - but I am learning.
|Wednesday, January 12th, 2011|
I haven't started drag yet. I need a bit of help...
So, I've been interested in drag for a long time, but have never had the opportunity or confidence to try it properly (the closest I've been to drag is binding my chest and going to a Grease themed party as Danny...) so I was looking for some help.
I'm a Glee fan (don't judge meeeee), and for a while now I've been told by fans and non-fans that I look similar to Kurt Hummel
, so I've based my drag persona off of him. There's only one problem, though.
No facial hair.
I've been asked to be a part of a Glee-esque photoshoot as my Kurt persona, and would absolutely love to do it, but I have no idea how to make my face look masculine without adding facial hair. While the actor, Chris Colfer, is slightly feminine
(more androgynous, I guess), it's not enough for me to simply cross-dress and be done with it.
I was wondering if there are any tricks to make my face look more masculine?
Thank you in advance :)
|Friday, December 3rd, 2010|
Hey all newbie here
I just recently started delving into drag and love it. I feel like I get to really be me. Even though the thought of performing on a stage makes me nervous I still would like to get into drag even if it's just for me and my girlfriend. ( Wondering if I pass or notCollapse ) Current Mood: creative
|Thursday, October 7th, 2010|
I see the community isn't terribly active lately, but there seem to be at least a couple stalwart LJ users still paying attention to it.
So I'm new to the drag king thing officially. I've been struggling with my gender identity for a while, unhappy with having to decide between being either male or female. Recently, I've been thinking I shouldn't have to decide. Sometimes I want to be female, sometimes I want to be male. For a long time, I thought my boobs would prevent me from being able to pass as male but I've learned a bit about binding. Right now I'm using a back support dealie strapped around my breasts and squishing them around to look right. It helps that I'm overweight, probably, because I'm sure I just look like a fat guy.
I don't know if I'm really going to be a drag king. I love the idea of performing, but I'm not sure how to go about getting into that right now. For now, I guess I just want to try on being male every now and again. I did my binding and added some facial hair (using my own hair clippings and eyelash glue) and went out grocery shopping today. I was surprised when I didn't get any funny looks, even when I held a conversation with a cashier (I do not have a masculine voice at all).
My camera died just recently but I have a couple crappy cell phone pics. Any advice would be great. I'm sad about how stubbly my mustache is. ( Yay for cutsCollapse )