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photo: RuPaul's DragCon NYC

There is no fashion quite like the fashion of drag. Therefore, there's no place on this earth comparable to the capital of drag: RuPaul's DragCon NYC.

I showed up to the country's biggest drag queen convention fully expecting to be shook to the core, and the crowd DELIVERED. This is just a handful of the show-stopping looks I captured just by meandering for an hour.

1

This glamazon gave Rihanna's YSL boots a run for their money.

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2

I am now wishing this fairy godmother will show up to help me out in every possible life scenario.

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3

BURGER SKIRT. That is all.

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4

I was terrified this fabulous trio might accidentally poke me.

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5

I couldn't tell if this queen's dress was jewel-encrusted or just uber sparkly — whatever it was, I couldn't keep my eyes off it.

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6

This queen looked like she came right out of a cartoon, I was THERE for it.

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7

I have never related to a drag queen — nay, ANYONE — as much as I did her.

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8

She liked big bows, and she could not lie.

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9

I couldn't resist snapping a shot of these kawaii cuties.

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10

Definitely the most elaborate look I saw that day, this queen's get-up had me booking plane tickets to next year's Mardi Gras.

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11

I would have followed this holographic unicorn princess into battle if she wanted me to.

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12

She delivered maybe the sickest guitar solo I'd ever heard while taking these photos, and I could have stayed and watched all day long.

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13

Yes, that is a vagina you're seeing. Yes, I laughed hysterically.

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14

I spotted this duo's glam hairstyles and full-body sparkles from a mile away.

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15

If I could wear THAT, I might actually consider beekeeping as a hobby.

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16

I can only describe this killer ensemble as "Jeffree Star meets Lady Gaga's 2009 VMAs performance of 'Paparazzi.'"

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17

This queen delivered a much-needed moment of calm amidst the convention chaos.

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18

But then it was immediately back to dramatically colorful wigs and unapologetic eyeliner.

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19

And flowers. SO MANY flowers.

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20

At DragCon, everyone was so beautifully bold it was hard to know where to look — until I feasted my eyes on this incredible pair.

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21

And, finally, I'm pretty sure this was not a drag queen, but an actual Barbie come to life.

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DragCon convention-goers, you really DID that.