As we enter the height of the spooky season, celebrants of All Hallows’ Eve are faced with an important decision: what costume should you wear this year?
If you still need to figure out your Halloween costume, you may be faced with a myriad of questions: do you go for a recent pop culture touchstone that everyone at the party will appreciate? Do you aim for that reliable skeleton or devil outfit to get the job done? Do you go out on a limb with something truly scary to send chills up your friends’ spines?
There are perhaps no better experts to look to than drag queens — connoisseurs of all things camp and costume, queens make it their literal job to transform into someone else via makeup, wigs and clothes. The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, meanwhile, are some of the best in the world — their looks are the stuff of legend, so their expertise in crafting a proper costume for Halloween cannot be understated.
They also know what not to do when it comes to costuming. As Ginger Minj explained to Billboard, dressing up as real-life killers like Jeffrey Dahmer is an absolute no-go. “Be socially aware of how what you do impacts the people that are around you — be silly and be campy and have fun!”
It helps that the cast of Drag Race showed off their fair share of creepy couture. Whether it’s on the runway, in a mini challenge or even on the Snatch Game stage, queens from nearly every season have flexed their horror knowledge since the show first aired in 2009.
If you’re looking for some costume inspiration this Halloween, look no further. From bloody good couture to Reaper runways, here are 16 Drag Race looks perfect for spooky season.