Have you ever watched the design challenges on RuPaul’s Drag Race and thought….hot damn I could do that! Well now is your chance! Werrrk.com and Atomic Cosmetics are sponsoring the “Let’s Get To WERRRK” Design Challenge, hosted by the reigning Miss Not Safe 4 Werk, Boxxa Vine! Taking inspiration from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8’s first main challenge, the premise is easy! You pick ONE (and only one!) specific challenge from the list below of ten past Drag Race garment design/construction challenges below and do it to the best of your ability. You will be judged on makeup, hair, fit of the garment, execution of the challenge, and originality. This is not a re-creation challenge! Do not simply exactly remake a look a queen on Drag Race did for the challenge but truly make it your own and show us what you’re made of!
Keep in mind this is a design and construction challenge so for the most part the entire garment should be sewn, crafted, glued, and generally created by you. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Atomic Cosmetics and a guaranteed spot as a contestant later in the year in the 2016 Miss WERRRK.com (or Miss Bio-WERRRK for all you Bio Queens out there!) Online Drag Pageant to compete for an even bigger prize package that come with the title of Miss Werk or Miss Bio-Werrrk. Hit your local thrift store, heat up that glue gun, and Let’s Get To WERRRK!
Season 1, Episode Six: Absolut Drag Ball: An evening gown created by the wearer which must portray one of four pre-selected Absolut flavors: citron, mandarin, mango, and raspberry.
Original Winner: BeBe Zahara Benet
Season 2, Episode One: Gone with the Window: Make an outfit made entirely of a set of curtains (please include photo of the set of curtains before you cut into them, additional fabric may be used but the main component should be the curtain fabrics).
Original Winner: Morgan McMichaels
Season 3, Episode Seven: Face, Face, Face of Cakes: Couture fashion ensemble modeled after a type of cake listed: cheesecake, princess, angel food, carrot, chocolate lava, pineapple upside-down, red velvet, and strawberry shortcake. See original episode to see the original cakes).
Original Winner: Raja (Chocolate Lava Cake)
Season 3, Episode Thirteen: Make Dat Money: Evening Gown Eleganza which must be made completely out of fake money (you may print your own or purchase fake money).
Original Winner: Manila Luzon
Season 4, Episode One: RuPocalypse Now!: Design a post-apocalyptic couture outfit which must include unconventional items.
Original Winner: Sharon Needles
Season 4, Episode Eleven: The Fabulous Bitch Ball: Couture outfit inspired by an actual dog breed from this list: poodle, bloodhound, pomeranian, and Chinese crested.
Original Winner: Sharon Needles (poodle)
Season 5. Episode Eleven: Sugar Ball: Candy couture which must be inspired by and include real candy.
Original Winner: Alaska
Season 6, Episode One: RuPaul’s Big Opening: Design a high-fashion outfit using materials inspired by a TV show from this list: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Duck Dynasty, The Golden Girls, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Downton Abbey, Dancing with the Stars, and Game of Thrones.
Original Winner: BenDeLaCreme (The Golden Girls).
Season 6, Episode Two: RuPaul’s Big Opening Part 2: Design a high-fashion couture outfit using materials inspired by party supplies for any of the listed types of party: Luau, Republican, St. Patricks Day, Quinceanera, Hoedown, Toga, and Princess Party.
Original Winner: Bianca Del Rio
Season 7, Episode Eleven: Hello, Kitty Girls!: Create looks inspired by and including Hello Kitty Merchandise into the look.
Original Winner: Violet Chachki
What to include and where to send it to:
- Please include the following in your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Two head to heel photos of your look (one of these must be head on)
- Two head shots of your hair/makeup/styling (one of these must be head on)
- A 15 second (or more) runway walk in your full outfit
- A written explanation of your look and which challenge you picked
- Submissions are due March 31st, by 9pm EST and should be submitted to email@example.com
- Formal announcement of submitted looks and winner will be released via video announcement on April 4th, at 8pm EST.