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    Thursday, November 7th, 2013
    7:07 pm
    [alicedawkins]
    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
    5:07 pm
    [ursulahitler]
    Tutorial: Faking short hair
    I found a tutorial that seemed like it could be really useful for part-time kings and other folks. How to look like you have short hair, even if you have long hair.
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    1:30 am
    [layitlarge]
    Facial hair tutorial - 5 O'Clock shadow...
    This is a base for 5 o'clock shadow, individual styling is up to you...

    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    2:09 pm
    [layitlarge]
    Hey everyone!
    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
    7:25 pm
    [layitlarge]
    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
    1:56 pm
    [dragon_mitch]
    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
    2:51 pm
    [layitlarge]
    Video Tutorials
    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
    10:43 pm
    [layitlarge]
    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.
    1:03 pm
    [10101110]
    Binding
    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
    4:04 pm
    [layitlarge]
    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
    11:07 pm
    [ursulahitler]


    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.
    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
    2:49 pm
    [the_10thdoctor]
    better nate than lever...
    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?

    I've crossplayed numerous times but I would not call myself a king yet...I'm quite comfortable with men's clothing, binding and styling. Facial hair and makeup...not quite where I want to be with that yet.

    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?


    I'd spent many years struggling with dysphoria as a "butch straight girl," because I felt like I wasn't being girly enough, and I was terrified of being objectified in a female way.

    Once I came out as lesbian, though, I started to make peace with my body and now I feel like it's just one more blank canvas for me to play with. If you asked me the question "are you a boy or a girl?" I answer "girl...mostly."

    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?


    Give me pinstriped suits in classic cuts. Give me black tie, white tie, fine cologne, pocket squares and cufflinks, puttin' on the Ritz...he's strong, but smooth. He respects the women in his life and makes them feel like a million bucks. He's educated and eloquent, he's secure enough to be sensitive. Eleganza...it's not just for queens.


    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 don't hate 'em. They make great friends, family members, verbal sparring partners...just don't ask me to sleep with one!

    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.


    Sometimes, sure.

    What are your eventual goals as a king? Do you hope to perform onstage? Live fulltime as a male?


    It might be fun to perform on stage, but I wouldn't know what to do with myself! I have no desire to live fulltime as a male...I'm quite content where I am right now.
    Sunday, March 18th, 2012
    6:22 pm
    [narttu]
    Hello,
    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
    11:01 pm
    [sightless_angel]

    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
    1:22 am
    [phantom_mcr]
    I haven't started drag yet. I need a bit of help...
    Hello!

    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
    8:46 pm
    [nightcalls]
    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
    5:14 pm
    [evilcarp]
    Newbie post
    Hi all,

    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 )
    Monday, August 16th, 2010
    12:32 pm
    [ursulahitler]
    Howdy howdy howdy
    Hey, kings. The other night I looked up some of the old stuff in this community, and it got me nostalgic. I miss my kings! I really regret letting this community go idle, and I'd like to see it continue somehow. I'm still figuring out what that means, but I think this group was doing some good and I don't want to just let it die if I can help it.

    It's been long enough that a lot of you have probably been through some big things since the last time we heard from you. Anybody want to catch us up on what's been happening in your life?
    Thursday, May 13th, 2010
    10:25 pm
    [shotoutthesun]
    It's Aliiive!
    Glad to see Drag King Tips is still active...well kind've. How is everyone? It's been a long time since I've posted and a lot has happend since. If any of you have read my previous posts you know that my first show and our cities first show was in January of 2009. So I have now been performing for a little over a year. Since that first show we have had 2 more shows at the same bar and another bar had hosted a few all queen shows. All good things usually come to a stop though and a few months ago the bar we used as a venue was sold and turned into a country bar. The other bar is willing to take on the shows as long as it's on a week day and so far I'm the only one willing to do it on a week day. A side from that I have been traveling to Calgary almost monthly to perform with the awesome kings of Fake Mustache and have even made it to Regina once to perform. If any of you would like to see performance pictures you can look me up on facebook "Brey Ken Harts"

    Happy Dragging!
    Saturday, January 30th, 2010
    1:14 am
    [insomniaxhearts]
    Community looks dead, but, Ill give it a shot :)


    Hi, my name is Tara, I guess.
    I always hated being a chick... Always idolized drag kings, even crappy ones because of the onfidence and beauty they had....
    And I pulled off the guy look without meaning to when I was younger.
    I had a fiance that loved me in drag and introduced me to her friends as her bf Broadie, just to see if they would catch on...
    Some things happened (RIP...), and I found myself with my first (only ever again) guy.  Our 2 year anniversary is coming up and so weve been doing that bonding thing and hes recently found pictures of me at that age... I looked like a cross between Christian slater and Billy Idol.   He was surprisingly encouraging about it, even me being a performer.
    I want to get involved, one issue is I do not know how.... But the main issue is that I am way more curvy than I used to be (post baby = BOOBS and Hips that will not go away)
    Advice on how to camoflauge besides duct tape?  Im mostly worried about my hips... any style of pants that would be good?
     

    Thanks :)


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