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Much gratitude and love to BOSS photographer Kristofer Reynolds for working me out on this portion of my #ClassicCher tribute series!! This is a reproduction of the spectacular Bob Mackie opening costume designed for Cher 's new concert series "Classic Cher"!! The costume was recreated by my partner and talented designer Adam Magee💙💙 you rocked Baby💋💋🙏🏻🙏🏻 very excited to be strutting in this on a stage near you soon!!
Good Morning Insta!! Wake up!! It's a Woman's World!!
#CosplayJuly has been so special to me. When I look at this montage of photos all I can do is smile. It represents 2 decades of my work and my passion. So much gratitude to all of you who have lifted me up everyday with your support and enthusiasm. You are the reason I did this project, to inspire and elevate your spirit. Just as you have always elevated mine. I understand fully that this project was not for everyone and I appreciate all who offered me constructive criticism. To those of you who sought to simply discredit, discourage, and degrade me on a daily basis, I feel sorry for you. I know exactly who you are. You are the void. I hope life intends to treat you better than you have treated me.So much love to my Baby @adammagee8803 and my other mother @gaylemagee1 for photographing me and sharing this fun and intensive project. We learned a lot together and I feel so grateful to you both for helping me realize my vision. Thank you @garry1287 for dropping my photos into the Technicolor, campy, tooned-out, and visually intoxicating backgrounds that you created! I adore you and love working with you!!! So proud to include the work of my dear friend and photographer @kristoferreynolds during "Disney Franchise" week as Maleficent and Jessica Rabbit!! Last, but really first, I want to express my gratitude and love to @phiphiohara for inspiring me to get off my ass and produce something long over due. Art begets art and Phi's creativity and passion has given me a jump start when I really needed one. I have so much more to share with you and will!!! Perhaps #CosplayOctober ?!?!?!?!?@wowreport @rupaulsdragrace @newnownext @comic_con @stanleecomikaze #cosplay #queenofqueens #crossplay #CosplayJuly #chadmichaels
Day #7 Week 5 "DC/Marvel Pop" #CosplayJuly !!POISON IVYWell my super-friends, and foes, we now end #CosplayJuly at the beginning, where it all really started. Joining the cast of The Dreamgirls Revue in 1994 opened all the doors that led to now. My creativity was set free and I finally had a vehicle to express myself. My first legit Cosplay as a drag performer was Cruella de Ville, created to participate in the Dreamgirls Disney theme shows. A fun and crazy introduction to cosplay. But when "Batman and Robin" was released in 1997, I met the big-screen, flesh and bone manifestation of the Garden Gal from the DC Comics I had read and loved as a kid . I consider this character to be my first passionate Cosplay tribute. Ivy has been part of my performance repertoire for nearly 20 years. Uma Thurman snatched my vines with her sociopathic and sassy portrayal of Poison Ivy. I have cosplayed 3 different Poison Ivy looks for stage since 1997 and wore them all out. The "Horns" on the wig featured in this photo were created by my Drag Mother Hunter in 1997. I transferred them to a new base wig several years ago to keep that memory and connection alive and always with me. So we end at the beginning, where my heart dwells, where part of my history lies, with a Devious DC Diva and my dearest friend and mentor. Photography: @gaylemagee1 @adammagee8803 Graphic: @garry1287 @wowreport @rupaulsdragrace @newnownext @comic_con @stanleecomikaze #cosplay #queenofqueens #poisonivy #umathurman #batmanandrobin #dccomics #crossplay #chadmichaels
Day#5 Week 5 "DC/Marvel Pop" #CosplayJuly !!GAMORA "Gaurdians of the Galaxy" is a dynamic visual departure from the sleekly defined aesthetic of the X-Men. This is a much different Marvel realm with an unlikely and imperfect cast of heroes and gritty villains. "Gaurdians" fondly reminds me of some of my favorite alternate universes like "Star Wars" and "The Fifth Element". Gamora is a lethal, intelligent, and sexy green goddess always ready for a fight! Hope you are up for a little galactic ass-kicking!!!Photography: @gaylemagee1 @adammagee8803 Graphic: @garry1287 @wowreport @rupaulsdragrace @newnownext @stanleecomikaze @comic_con #cosplay #queenofqueens #gaurdiansofthegalaxy #gamora #marvelcomics #stanlee #crossplay #chadmichaels
Day#5 Week 5 "DC/Marvel Pop" #CosplayJuly !!HARLEY QUINN The Joker's Girl. Maniac. One of my favorite DC Villains and so excited for "Suicide Squad"!! I am fascinated by the experience of seeing a comic book character translated into reality by a director and an actor in a film or television program. I love what David Ayer has done with our girl and I'm batting up to bring a little bit of the Harley Quinn experience to a stage near you!! We're bad guys, it's what we do!!!Photography: @adammagee8803 Graphic: @garry1287 @wowreport @rupaulsdragrace @newnownext @logotv @comic_con @stanleecomikaze #cosplay #queenofqueens #harleyquinn #dccomics #suicidesquad #margotrobbie #puddin #davidayer #crossplay #chadmichaels
Day#4 Week 5 "DC/Marvel Pop" #CosplayJuly !!STORMWhen it comes to the realm of Marvel, "Mother Nature" goes by another name, Storm! Her mutant powers to control the elements of weather and the ability to fly put her at the top of the X-Men food chain. Her strength, loyalty, and fearlessness qualify her as fictional role model for mutant and human alike. Taking a flight in this Diva's cape completely electrifies my atmosphere!! This look is my interpretation of the modern screen adapted uniform for Storm featured in "X-Men; The Last Stand". Photography: @gaylemagee1 @adammagee8803 Graphic: @garry1287 @wowreport @rupaulsdragrace @newnownext @logotv @comic_con @stanleecomikaze #cosplay #queenofqueens #xmen #storm #stanlee #mutant #crossplay #chadmichaels
Day#3 Week 5 "DC/Marvel Pop" #CosplayJuly !!THE CATWOMANThere have been so many incarnations of DC Comic's Selina Klye/Catwoman and I have loved them all. BIg cat person! Growing up in the 70's, Eartha Kitt and Julie Newmar introduced me to a female villain I could believe in. The sexy black cat suit, the ears, the purr, and the "CATITTUDE" left a lasting impression on me and a taste for catnip! Today I offer you the modern screen version of this favorite "Batman Femme Fatale" featured in "The Dark Knight Rises". I love the minimalism and utility of this Catwoman. No bells, no whistles, just sleek, sexy, and lethal!! Anne Hathaway, whatever.Photography: @gaylemagee1 @adammagee8803 Graphic: @garry1287 @wowreport @newnownext @rupaulsdragrace @logotv @comic_con @stanleecomikaze #cosplay #queenofqueens #catwoman #darkknightrises #dccomics #crossplay #chadmichaels