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The Magic of Signature Moves in Drag King Performances choreography drag king kings of joy May 17, 2024

Movement begins in utero as our body develops and takes form. It’s only later when we are on the dancefloor as a teenager that we become conscious of our ‘dance’ moves. In fact the word ‘dance’ can trigger us right back to that dancefloor moment. Maybe someone...

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From Thrift Store Finds To Stage-Ready Ensembles – A Guide To Upcycling For The Aspiring Drag King costume drag king May 09, 2024

One of the most fun aspects of being a Drag King is creating costumes. In the underground Drag King scene, many of us trawl through pre-loved clothing. And we find pieces of gold discarded by others. 

This is the magic of upcycling. It requires imagination, patience and some elbow grease....

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Imitating Famous Masculine Faces: A Guide for Drag Kings drag king drag king makeup kings of joy May 01, 2024

Drag King makeup is not just an art form but a transformative experience. It requires a deep understanding of facial structures and masculine features.

In this makeup guide for Drag Kings, we will imitate famous masculine faces. When you study these faces and practice drawing them, you will...

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From Novice to King: A Beginner's Guide to the Art of Drag King Performance drag king kings of joy performance Apr 04, 2024

The art of Drag King performance begins with stage presence and energy. Back this up with masculine expression and lip-syncing. Finally, nail audience interaction and your performance will soar to the next level. Here's how.

 Stage Presence: Your Invisible Armor

The power of stage presence...

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Choreographing Your Drag King Performance: A Step-By-Step Guide drag king kings of joy Mar 21, 2024

Have you ever tried to choreograph your own Drag King routine? It can feel overwhelming and daunting. Like you’re wandering around in the dark. Creating your routine takes more than crossing your fingers and hoping it will work out. Choreography is no mean feat. That’s why they hand...

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From Street to Stage: Drag King Costuming costume drag king kings of joy Mar 14, 2024

Visualise your favourite Drag King costume like a diamond in the rough. It starts as an ordinary piece of clothing. But with the right embellishments, it can transform into something eye-catching. 

Did you know that pressure makes diamonds form? A little effort and some hot tips below will...

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Unmasking the Art: Your Guide to Mastering Drag King Makeup drag king drag king makeup kings of joy Mar 08, 2024

If you’ve never picked up a makeup brush in your life, knowing where to start with Drag King makeup can be baffling. And even if you’re familiar with eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss or highlighting and contouring, you’ve likely only learned how to feminise your face.

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Celebrating Boy Michael: And Their Win for Kings! drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars Jan 25, 2024

If you have not yet heard Rae aka Boy Michael’s podcast interview on ABC Earshot where they shared about coming out as non-binary, you are in for a treat. Released on Christmas Day (Merry Christmas!) at the end of 2023, their story is an uplifting and inspiring journey of gender,...

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Like a Pro: Crafting Your Drag King Persona drag king kings of joy Jan 12, 2024

Why are some people able to jump right up on stage and strut their stuff as a Drag King while others are not sure what to do next or even where to start?

I’m Danica Lani, the King Coach and I’ve proudly mentored 102 first-time Drag Kings through Kings of Joy since December 2020. I've...

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Stories of Self-Discovery: Meet the Stars of 'The Kings of Joy Podcast Show Live at the Bandstand'! drag king kings of joy Oct 17, 2023

Are you ready to dive into a world of self-expression, empowerment, and unapologetic authenticity? Well, get ready because we've got a spectacular treat coming your way! The stage is set, and the spotlight is ready to shine on an extraordinary event that's bound to make your heart swell with...

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Body Confidence: How to Masc Up your Curves costume drag king kings of joy Oct 06, 2023

Humans have curves. I’ve never met anyone who is completely angular or straight up and down. Bodies have curves. 

Having coached 89 and currently on our way to 100 first-time Drag Kings, I’ve seen all kinds of body shapes - each one powerfully unique and beautiful. It is true...

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Meet the Extraordinary Faces of Kings of Joy All Stars! drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars Sep 26, 2023

Are you ready to embark on an incredible journey of self-discovery, self-expression, and empowerment? Look no further, because the Kings of Joy All Stars are back, and they're ready to inspire you to live your best life!

Unveiling the All Stars

Our All Stars program is a glittering...

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