Drag queens descend on London for Europe’s biggest convention with stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Europe’s largest drag convention came to London this weekend, with world famous stars parading down catwalks before discussing the power of makeup, mental health and drag beyond gender.

DragWorld UK gave around 15,000 ‘hardcore’ fans the chance to meet glamorous icons from the Emmy-winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Jinkx Monsoon, Trixie Mattel and Blair St Clair were some of the big names in attendance at the Olympia Convention Hall in West Kensington over the weekend.

The all-star American cast were joined by budding Brits such as Crystal Lubrikunt, Oedipussi Rex and Donna Trump as they flaunted their elegant outfits and eye-catching make up.

Drag queens praised the event after the success of its first year in 2018. This year’s ran from Saturday to Sunday.

American actress Jinkx Monsoon said: ‘I’ve gotta say, DragWorld was a wonderful success. I could cry, I feel so blessed.’

BibleGirl said: ‘DragWorld is such an inclusive and incredible experience! The event itself facilitated a happy, fun and safe atmosphere for everybody, nothing but good vibes!’

And performer and musician Tatianna added after last year’s sucess: ‘LONDON! You were absolutely amazing! DragWorld thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to meet so many amazing fans and supporters!’

An attendee boasts bright purple tresses and shows off their nails today

An attendee boasts bright purple tresses and shows off their nails today

Pretty in pink: One of the acts parades a petite tote which reads: 'What a Drag'

Pretty in pink: One of the acts parades a petite tote which reads: 'What a Drag'

Wigging out: Dramatic hair and make-up are hallmarks of drag – and there was lots to look at at the convention in London’s Olympia today

Make-up, wigs, and fierce attitudes were in high gear at the convention as queens debuted their most elaborate looks

Make-up, wigs, and fierce attitudes were in high gear at the convention as queens debuted their most elaborate looks

Make-up, wigs, and fierce attitudes were in high gear at the convention as queens debuted their most elaborate looks 

DragWorld UK (pictured today) gave around 15,000 'hardcore' fans the chance to meet icons from the Emmy-winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race

DragWorld UK (pictured today) gave around 15,000 'hardcore' fans the chance to meet icons from the Emmy-winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race

DragWorld UK (pictured today) gave around 15,000 ‘hardcore’ fans the chance to meet icons from the Emmy-winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race

Drag artists: The Family Gorgeous and cast of Drag SOS, (Left to right, Lill, Liquorice Black, TeTe  Bang, Anna Phylactic and Cheddar Gorgeous) pose at DragWorld UK today

Drag artists: The Family Gorgeous and cast of Drag SOS, (Left to right, Lill, Liquorice Black, TeTe  Bang, Anna Phylactic and Cheddar Gorgeous) pose at DragWorld UK today

Drag artists: The Family Gorgeous and cast of Drag SOS, (Left to right, Lill, Liquorice Black, TeTe  Bang, Anna Phylactic and Cheddar Gorgeous) pose at DragWorld UK today

Contestants sit alongside fans during the catwalk shows on Sunday. Jinkx Monsoon, Trixie Mattel and Blair St Clair were some of the big hitters in attendance at the Olympia Convention Hall in West Kensington over the weekend

Contestants sit alongside fans during the catwalk shows on Sunday. Jinkx Monsoon, Trixie Mattel and Blair St Clair were some of the big hitters in attendance at the Olympia Convention Hall in West Kensington over the weekend

Contestants sit alongside fans during the catwalk shows on Sunday. Jinkx Monsoon, Trixie Mattel and Blair St Clair were some of the big hitters in attendance at the Olympia Convention Hall in West Kensington over the weekend

Cinderella? A drag act sports curly tresses and a embroidered dress for the occasion

Cinderella? A drag act sports curly tresses and a embroidered dress for the occasion

A ginger queen stands proudly with their hand on their hip during a photoshoot

A ginger queen stands proudly with their hand on their hip during a photoshoot

Fashion forward! Acts line up for professional photos on the last day of the convention. The all-star American cast were joined by budding Brits such as Crystal Lubrikunt, Oedipussi Rex and Donna Trump as they flaunted their elegant dresses and eye-catching make up

Eva Serration poses for a photograph

Eva Serration poses for a photograph

Joe Black poses in a red ensemble

Joe Black poses in a red ensemble

Asian drag queen Eva Serration (left) opted for a mask and vivid headset for her outfit today, while ‘gin drinking cabaret darling’ Joe Black (right) chose a crimson, Shakespeare-style piece  

Feathers are seen on the costume of an attendee during the UK's second ever drag world. Drag queens praised the event after the success of its first year in 2018, with it entering its final day on Sunday

Feathers are seen on the costume of an attendee during the UK's second ever drag world. Drag queens praised the event after the success of its first year in 2018, with it entering its final day on Sunday

Feathers are seen on the costume of an attendee during the UK’s second ever drag world. Drag queens praised the event after the success of its first year in 2018, with it entering its final day on Sunday

Weird but wonderful: Paul Aleksandr showcases a huge set of nails, a ripped fishnet top featuring a small Pikachu, as well as a glittery beard

Weird but wonderful: Paul Aleksandr showcases a huge set of nails, a ripped fishnet top featuring a small Pikachu, as well as a glittery beard

Oedipussi Rex strikes a pose in her unique attire

Oedipussi Rex strikes a pose in her unique attire

Weird but wonderful: Paul Aleksandr showcases a huge set of nails, a ripped fishnet top featuring a small Pikachu, as well as a glittery beard (left). Oedipussi Rex (right) takes on a gladiator-style look, but mixes it up with a rose bush-style headset

All smiles: Two female fans pose with a drag act wearing an oversized bow tie on her head outside stalls at the convention on Sunday

All smiles: Two female fans pose with a drag act wearing an oversized bow tie on her head outside stalls at the convention on Sunday

All smiles: Two female fans pose with a drag act wearing an oversized bow tie on her head outside stalls at the convention on Sunday

An artist holding a baseball bat and sporting a lime-green leotard with zebra-print overlay smiles during her performance on stage today

An artist holding a baseball bat and sporting a lime-green leotard with zebra-print overlay smiles during her performance on stage today

An artist holding a baseball bat and sporting a lime-green leotard with zebra-print overlay smiles during her performance on stage today

A queen by the name of Mynxie poses for a photo

A queen by the name of Mynxie poses for a photo

Miss Moppe smiles at the camera in her apron and marigolds

Miss Moppe smiles at the camera in her apron and marigolds

Mynxie (left) kept her clothing simple, with a noir blouse and skirt paired with long dark fingerless gloves. She showed off her bodyart and added vivid make up to her eyes and brows. Whereas Miss Moppe opted for a cleaning-style outfit with an apron and marigolds on show (right)

Preparation is key: One of the acts has her hair adjusted during the convention that saw up to 15,000 people flock to west London to watch the eye-catching outfits parade across the stage

Preparation is key: One of the acts has her hair adjusted during the convention that saw up to 15,000 people flock to west London to watch the eye-catching outfits parade across the stage

Preparation is key: One of the acts has her hair adjusted during the convention that saw up to 15,000 people flock to west London to watch the eye-catching outfits parade across the stage

Christina Turna Round stares into the distance in her regal-looking outfit

Christina Turna Round stares into the distance in her regal-looking outfit

Asia Thorne from the Philippines poses in denim

Asia Thorne from the Philippines poses in denim

Strike a pose: Christina Turna Round stares into the distance in her regal-looking outfit (left) while Asia Thorne from the Philippines (right) sported a more rock and roll look

Young visitors smile with one of the acts at one of the stands during the popular convention in London on Sunday afternoon

Young visitors smile with one of the acts at one of the stands during the popular convention in London on Sunday afternoon

Young visitors smile with one of the acts at one of the stands during the popular convention in London on Sunday afternoon

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