As the Lockdown situation progresses worldwide, I like many others, have searched for new ways to keep myself occupied and entertained. Those of us with short attention spans, looking for quick entertainment, (yes, myself included) have downloaded TikTok. What better way to lose 6 hours than by watching 15 second videos?!
As Drag Artists, we’ve had an interesting lockdown; most of us taking to live-streaming and/or using the time to improve on makeup/costuming whilst we wait for word from those in charge as to when our postponed gigs may make a reappearance. I’ve not only found myself live-streaming, but became embroiled within the TikTok cosplay community.
I’ve always considered my art to walk the line between Drag and Cosplay, and TikTok has certainly allowed me to create media content in the comfort and safety of my own home, in a fun and easy way! I decided to film myself doing my full Lucius Malfoy cosplay transformation as an introduction to those of you who don’t yet know me!
Going from my fairly unremarkable muggle-self, to the chiselled, androgynous character you see at the end is one of my favourite parts of this style of art.
I’d love to hear what you think; are there any characters you’d like to see me do in the future? Let me know in the comments!