13 Drag Queens Who Win Halloween (Sorry 'Bout It)

Photo: Via @trixiemattel.
They say October 31 is when all of the freaks come out, but if you're a drag queen, every day is like Halloween. Or, at least, that's what Pittsburgh-raised queen Sharon Needles will tell you. But really, with Fright Night just around the corner, we're in the thick of the best Halloween costumes that Instagram has to offer. And when it comes to scouring the web for inspiration for our get-up(s) — whether they be meticulously planned out or of the last-minute variety — look no further than any of the some hundred RuPaul's Drag Race alumni for how to cause a scene and look fabulous while doing it.
If you're not familiar with drag culture, by the way, we'll spare you a history lesson and urge you instead to watch one of two things: the entire nine seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race, or the cult documentary Paris Is Burning. While both programs are wildly entertaining, they're also incredibly rich in drag culture and history, and it'll help you get a feel for the different types of aesthetics that come into play between each queen. There are fishy queens, pageant queens, fashion queens — and even butch queens. But since we're soaking up the previews of much holiday spirit to come, we're focusing on the queens who can, well, do it all.
Ahead, we've compiled some of the best Halloween lewks from our favorite drag queens, near and far. In addition to being complete and total triple threats — that's the best in hair and makeup, outfits, and runway walks — the've mastered the art of outfitting not one, not two, but three different personalities. There's the person behind their drag persona, their drag character themselves, and then their chosen Halloween costume. So yeah, lets see you try to pull off three people in one look (and in heels, at that). Click through to see how some of our favorites have turned it out for Halloween, and when it comes to your own outfit, don't be afraid to get weird — but make it fashion.
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OOKY SPOOKY. @holy_trannity

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Hey, Trixie — would you like a costume to go with that hair?
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This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you pay homage to the one and only Bette Midler.
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I 🎃 you Manchester. Thank you to everyone who came out to #HeelsOfHell @holy_trannity 🎃🖤🎃

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Whether it's Alaska or Great Britain, dame Thunderfuck 5000 always ruffles feathers.
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Red M&m's/Champagne or red birkin/dirty martini? 🤣😂I'm living Made by: @juliomz13

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Haters will say it's photoshopped (it is), but how iconic would Valentina as Kris Jenner be? Where can we sign this petition?
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Day 8 #ClassicCher #CherStyle #IGotYouBabe 60's Classic Photo @adammagee8803 Graphic @garry1287

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Fun fact: Chad Michaels has the best job in the world. He travels the globe impersonating Cher and gets paid for it. If that's not living the dream, we don't know what is.
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Look what u made me do...

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Let this go down in history as the only time Tatianna has ever left us speechless. And that's not a read or shade, that's tea.
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So excited about joining @thepeacheschrist in this production of Hokem Pokem. Link in the bio

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There's not much season 8 winner Bob The Drag Queen can't do, but when it comes to his Sanderson Sister — oh, he did that. He did what, you ask? That.
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For as iconic as an album that Blackout by Britney Spears is — and you can fight us on that — it's not often you see any of her looks from that era ever recreated. Major props to Derrick Barry for giving us this moment.
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Any American Horror Story fans out there? Ongina has the look for you.
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Feeling extra fishy tonight in Toronto Shadows by @Sugarpill Hair by @wigsandgrace

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For those utterly terrified of clowns, this may actually be pretty horrific for you. But, for those who aren't bothered by them, Kim Chi's "fishy" carnival get-up is probably pretty beautiful. We're trying this one when we get home.
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Alvin, Simon, rhymes with Whore.

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Well, if this isn't the funnest game of Who Wore It Best? (Thanks to her patent leather Britney Spears get-up, we're impartial to Courtney Act. Sorry, ladies!)
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We see what you did there, Monét.

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