I will never get bored of the face Drag Vulcano just towers over absolutely everyone and everything.
It’s here and the cast is truly fantastic, there’s some great personalities. I was tempted to do the full in-depth recaps but I just can’t fit it in and will instead just be recapping the runways and looks from every episode.
Making an Entrance
Arantxa Castilla La Mancha
It’s like someone combined every single mid 2000s Disney Channel girl and then cast them as an extra in the Legally Blonde salon scene – it’s pretty cute, can’t tell you why she decided that asking if there were any sockets for her hairdryer was going to be *her thing* but power to her.
For a plethora of reasons Sagittaria (not an actual Sagittarius) was immediately likened to Aquaria (an actual Aquarian) but they’ve got quite different aesthetics, Sagittaria is much more classically femme, as you can tell by her Else boudoir outfit and the child’s bow that she hastily painted silver <3
I adore this! It’s just so bold and playful, there’s a new detail that you notice ever single time. I do maybe wish there was something a little more going on from the waist down, even just a bit of sparkle but it’s still fun.
She’s the surprise hit of the season, she faded into the background during the promos but she completely stole the episode from the moment she came out looking STUNNING in her fake Versace and 8 litres of fake tan to the moment she dangled off the mechanical bull for dear life
it’s honestly one of the funniest moments in Drag Race history – forever a legend.
I cannot explain why she decided to dress up as an Alpine yodeller but her attempts at yodelling sure did make me laugh. I mostly just love that she’s wearing the boots that don’t go with the outfit AT ALL because they are one of the only women’s styles that come in any size over 10, it’s a relatable struggle.
Slightly concerned that the doctor would choose to call his drag person “Killer Queen” but I’m trying not to read *too much* into it. It’s a fun look, there’s something very anime about it – I do wish the shoulders had been a little more stable, they flopped about it a bit but I’m all about that wig.
Mostly obsessed with the fact she seemed to immediately decide that she hated everyone and came dressed for such an occasion. She seems very into the whole vintage fetish look and it’s been a very long time since we’ve seen it on the show so I’m excited for her and hopefully this episode lit a fire under ass.
This is an Inti stan account now. Apparently she’s also the first queen to be on the show that was born in the 2000s, so we’ve reached that milestone. I love her entrance outfit and the fact it makes her look about 8 feet tall, which is only the 2nd tallest person in the room as you’ll discover in 2 minutes. It does get a little messy around the neck but I can’t begrudge it too much.
This is absolute insanity and I love every single scrap of it from the demonic horse hooves to the top of her sea urchin clown head. And lowkey my favourite part of the episode was her trying to say hello to the other queens while she towered above them like a Titan of Ancient Greece
Look up and DESPAIR!
Big fan of the non-Copyright infringing Princess Peach cosplay and the fact she brought snacks and an entire child’s party set of plastic forks and paper plates for everyone to eat off of
and not one person did the Macarena. SCANDAL.
An Entrance Look Ranking
- The Equine Volcano
- Princess Soft Orange
- Hugaceo The Fashion Clown
- You Get Only One Violet Chachki Joke
- The Scarlet Inti-nel
- The Cybertronic Murder Nurse
- Nomi Malone Saying Versace
- It Was Elsa In The Werk Room With A Bow and Arrow
- Lizzie Maguire as a Beauty School Dropout
- The Yodelling Mystery
I Got It On Sale
For the main runway the queen had to create their own outfit out of a box of junk that you could supposedly find at a rummage sale – items ranged from mostly bathroom supplies to bedding and more fake flowers than you could shake a stick at.
This got a little crapped up with the shear amount of accessories she stuck to her head and had she maybe toned down the weeping eyes and the tendrils of hair the whole thing would have looked a lot sleeker and more fashionable, because the actual dress (which was just a few strips of fabric) did have some nice movement to it.
Arantxa Castilla La Mancha
This was silly stupid fun and nothing brought me more joy than watching her skip around trying to pop the bubbles in her cute little 60s style two piece.
This weeping Picasso pretty much stole the entire show – it’s a really strong concept and hard to believe she made it without much planning and just a few mops for inspiration.
This slipped a little under the radar, I think the amount of work that went into making it is rather incredible – everything is lined and perfectly constructed, the bodice of flowers is really well managed where it could have added unnecessary bulk. It’s maybe not the most original design but you can certainly say that nobody on Drag Race has ever pulled a pink banana out of a hanging basket before, so there’s that.
I really like this idea, it does feel a little lacking though. At the end of the say she glued some balls to a bra and dangled hula hoops from her annoyingly tiny waist and she gets away with it because she’s got the runway model proportions. I do find the choice of wig interesting though and gives it a fun, 60s futurism edge to it, I just wish there was a little more going on.
I don’t think this was as bad as they made out and there’s a lot of very good details to it – the scattering of beads across her chest is cute and very flattering – sure it looks a bit like she’s currently fighting a losing battle against a rabid flamingo and a rubber ducky but I didn’t think this was Bottom Tow worthy, visible label and all.
Honestly, if she had come out just in the hosepipe kinbaku harness, this would have been on the same level as Sagittaria’s for me – quite why she crapped it up with the fruit mesh poncho lined with fur that makes her look slightly like a dismembered spider, I do not know. Further more, why she specifically designed it so that she couldn’t walk in it is even more of a mystery.
If you’re thinking she looks as though she just tied everything you could possibly find in Barbie’s Dreamhouse Bathroom, you would be absolutely right. There is no design here, there is only hot glue and prayers but my God did she ham it up on the runway to the point where the whole thing became some sort of genius charade.
I can’t get over the fact that in the same amount of time Pupi managed to wrap herself in three shower curtains and Dovimo trimmed a mesh poncho that Carmen made a full three piece outfit that looks like a piece of Versace’s resort wear.
I am kind of hyped if she just wears those damn horse hooves for every runway and just paints them in different colours. As for the look, it’s very Pride Parade, it’s shiny, it’s pretty, it would get a crowd worked up.
A Rammage Sale Runway Ranking
- Hugáceo’s Blue Period
- Carmen Farala 2: Versace Boogaloo
- Marie Antoinette, Killer Queen
- The Sagattarian Galaxy
- The Volcanic Pride Parade
- An Inti Bit Overworked
- The Macarena vs The Flamingo
- The 60s Arantxa
- Sub-vima Nurmi
- Pupi’s Bathroom Tornado
In the end it was a lipsync between Dorvima and The Macarena with Dorvima winning it and sending The Macarena and her dropped wig home – it was a pretty good lipsync and genuinely felt like it would never end – the chorus just kept coming around.
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