alternative drag queens

10 alternative drag queens we’re dying for right now

Drag queens can basically do it all—hair, makeup, outfits, sing, dance, act, you name it. Shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race put this amazing talent into the mainstream, but there are tons of alternative queens who take gothic glam and spin it on its head. Here are 10 alternative drag queens we can’t get enough of.

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The Boulet Brothers

This iconic duo is known for their sinister makeup and alternative looks that are a force to be reckoned with. They are the creators and judges of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Search For The World’s First Drag Supermonster, which initially aired on YouTube and now is available on Amazon Prime. The show features contestants and challenges that push the envelope—much like the brothers themselves.

Adore Delano

Delano is nothing short of a star—from appearing on Season 7 of American Idol to making it to the final three in Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Delano is a singer-songwriter and has released three studio albums. This cutting-edge queen is also AP’s cover star for our first-ever Pride Issue (Get your copy here!), so needless to say, she has everyone shook.

Vander Von Odd

Speaking of Dragula, meet the first-ever winner of the coveted Supermonster title. Vander is known for being a bit of a unicorn, and is able to go from a super femme look to a spine-chilling creature in a blink of an eye.

Sharon Needles

This legend is known for being the spooky winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4. She also has released three full-length albums and is known as a bit of a trailblazer in the alt drag community for her punk-rock style that pushed drag to new limits.

Biqtch Puddin

This Supermonster from Season 2 of Dragula seriously snatches some wigs with her wicked and intricate looks. Just check out her Instagram and prepare to be amazed with her skills.



Porcelain is not only the goth drag queen of our dreams, but she is also an incredible tattoo artist and performer. Her performances themselves push boundaries and feature her swallowing fire and suspending off intricate sets.


This queen may have gained popularity when she appeared on Season 2 of Dragula, but it wasn’t her first time in the spotlight as she is a former member of Blood On The Dance Floor. Her style is totally dark and twisted, and she is able to do incredible things to her face with makeup, sometimes even featuring prosthetics like a pig snout.

Laila McQueen

McQueen, who appeared on Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is a punk-rock beauty queen. Her style is the perfect blend of goth and glamour, and we can’t get enough of her.

Victoria Elizabeth Black

This queen knows how to rock prosthetics and special effects makeup. She showed off her haunting style, which often pays homage to the Victorian-era, throughout Season 2 of Dragula and hasn’t stopped since. She is a pro of making ugly things, such as death and decay, beautiful and impossible to look away from.


The final queen on this list who was also on Dragula Season 2 is known for her signature pointed nose. She creates looks that appear to come straight from the place nightmares are made of and is able to transform herself in ways that seem impossible.