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Paper drag is a niche little hobby I had for a while that I have since abandoned but may still come back to. If you don't know then paper drag is basically creating a drawn drag character that you "dress up" in looks on paper. It's nice to be able to imagine drag outfits without having to actually do it for real. Plus, the pencil can do more than fabric...if you're good enough.

So, my paper drag queen is Veronica Fake and she's vintage and vampy. I've taken part in a couple of competitions and even won one but honestly, I'm nowhere near the level of artistry of some of the other paper queens out there so I definitely recommend to look a few of them up. Here are some of my looks I've done. 


So the term "ball" comes from the 80s Ballroom scene where queer people, often in drag, would compete in different categories. This is something that is often repeated on drag race and subsequently in the paper drag community. There is a prominent paper drag competition called Ms. Paint's Art Race that I competed on in Season Two that announced that there would be a final farewell ball and invited alumni and playalongs to showcase their work for the last time on their platform in the following categories:

The Wake Red Carpet: a free theme for which I chose to do funeral attire

Redo Runway: design a look based on a challenge from one of the seasons of MPAR

Death Becomes Her: a look based on how your character would die.