Here’s a life lesson I’ve learned from one of my favourite shows, RuPaul’s Drag Race (and I’ve learned a few)…
Selling the garment is key. Whatever you’re wearing – no matter how polished or flawed you think it is – sell it like you’re wearing a jumpsuit made of f*cking diamonds. Sell it with your confidence; your personality; your walk; your face. Utilise what you have, make it work for you, then slay the runway.
That actually applies to a heck of a lot in life, which makes me feel very wise.
Now, if you can sell ice to an eskimo AND you have the money to splash out on flawless looks that sell themselves… Then you’re probably called RuPaul or Beyonce, tbh.
I’m getting to the point, I promise.
This is why I love celebrities at Halloween – they’re like drag queens with multi-millions int he bank. The A-listers have the money to bring another level of extra to their Halloween costumes and they’re all attention-seeking actors and creatives, so of course they know how to sell, sell, sell the garment. Heidi Klum, for example, is known for her OTT Halloween outfits.
Klum even hosts an annual Halloween party for all her celeb pals to be extra extra and her costumes are always a hot topic. This was last year’s:
This all sounds very basic and shallow, I know, but I live for it all each and every year and with the rise of social media, all these celebs are now trying to outdo each other online in some epic seasonal drag battle for likes. It’s like a live global Drag Race runway every October and the category is: Looks to living-die for.
This year, our A-list celebs have been stepping EVERYTHING up. They’ve upped the budget and they’ve upped the performance.
It was an impossible task, but I’ve painstakingly managed to pick the top ten celebrity Halloween looks of 2019 (so far), on behalf of The Hook – and I’m going to count it down to be all dramatic like while i’m channelling my inner Drag Race judge (not Geri, ’cause WTF even was that?).
Happy Halloween and sell your garments, kids.
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Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens.