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It doesn't happen very often, but every once in a while I really really really want to be a drag queen. I have way, way too many glitter products that never get used. I have a container of clear, purplish fake nails that have black and grey and silver sparkly stars on them. I have multiple styles, colors, lengths of fake eyelashes. I do a mean winged eyeliner. My rack isn't impressive by fannish standards, but it's pretty. I want to be gaudy, gauche, bawdy, loud, sparkly, fabulous. At least for a few minutes.

Only, I really don't like for people to look at me. And I feel like it's wasteful to do these things just to be in my house, b/c the whole POINT of them is to be seen. You see the problem here.

Mood-altering drugs? Lots of alcohol? Getting the fuck over myself? I didn't used to dislike attention the way I do now; that attention-whore thing about my daughter that was on such blatant display last year at Dragon*con? Yeah, it's a little familiar.

Really, though? I just want to have these awesome, ridiculous plastic fingernails without feeling like a moron. Or at least like a fabulous moron.

on 2009-07-01 12:17 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] gblvr
Oooh...you should wear your sparkle gear to CON.TXT!

ETA: I'm so jealous -- I can't do winged eyeliner to save my life!
Edited on 2009-07-01 12:18 am (UTC)

on 2009-07-01 01:36 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] flyingcarpet
Perhaps a Halloween costume in the making? Or a Con costume??

on 2009-07-01 03:17 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] abka
That's why you host a fabulous dress up/drag queen/wear-your-sparkles-if-you-feel-like-it party. Then everyone is a center of attention and you don't even need to leave your house. CON.TXT works for this too of course, but it's a ways away.

on 2009-07-01 04:10 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] elements
I fourth the idea of dress-up at a con. I also think gathering fellow fabulous folks to dress up with you is a great way to get the benefit of going out in public without becoming a center of attention.

Plus, no reason NOT to dress up a little in your own home. Some days I make myself cute even when I know I'm not leaving the house, just cos I feel like it. I like to experiment with new hairstyles at home and some of 'em I end up never bothering to wear out. I have a whole genre of cute lounge clothing that isn't pajamas per se but that's my "comfy yet cute inside the house" clothes. So why not wear glitter and fake nails?

ETA: Also, I reallly wish I could do eyeliner. I may need to have you teach me.
Edited on 2009-07-01 04:11 am (UTC)

on 2009-07-01 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] ignaz
I APPROVE of all of this! And all the comments!

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