May 23, 2016
About two weeks ago in order to both coincide with the Season 8 finale of RuPaul's Drag Race and to show my support for my pick of the winner, I decided to make a drag outfit for my cat, Oliver, inspired by drag queen Kim Chi.
The photo on the left shows the look I was trying to copy, and the photo on the right is my result!
I wanted to share some photos of my process.
The first time I tried the wig on Oliver, I did it when he was napping.
An early version of the dress pattern.
One of the early fittings.
I initially bought the fabric on the left to use for the dress. But then I encountered the fabric on the right and felt it was a better match to Kim Chi's dress fabric.
This is the final sleeve pattern. Here I am about to cut the lining material. Beach rocks make excellent fabric weights.
Working on my cat drag.
The everything.Dress, wig, wig brooch, necklace, bracelets, and false eyelashes.
The photo studio.
Before: the un-edited photo.After: the final photo.
Next week I will posting the outtakes of the photo shoot.
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