London-based drag artist and clothing designer, Harry Whitfield, is exploring the darker side of drag by vowing to create 100 drag looks in 100 days.
Inspired by RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Phi Phi O’Hara’s 365 days of drag challenge, Whitfield is undertaking his own experiment with his drag persona, Charity Kase.
Day 61 #100daysofdrag Beware the four finger frantic. You must stay at least 30 ft away if you encounter such a creature, for with the excitement of human interaction she is known to projectile vomit, covering the overly friendly unfortunate in acidic green puke. Used: @mehronuk white liquid makeup, black grease paint, liquid latex, white cream blend stick. @givefacecos highlighter and lip tar, @urbandecaycosmetics eye shadows. #fourfingerfrantic #sfxmakeup #100daysofmakeup #mehronmakeup #dragqueen #clubkid #nyxcosmetics #londonqueen #5fingerssfx
The 20-year-old kicked off his 100 day drag extravaganza at the start of January, a day after Phi Phi O’Hara completed her own 365 Days of Drag.
“I wanted to be amazing at makeup and I really enjoy creating characters, costumes and concepts so I thought what better way to push my abilities,’ he told GSN.
“I don’t feel like we do very similar things with our work,” Whitfield said of his and O’Hara’s projects. “I remember thinking that most days she wore a cosplay costume and the same makeup as the day before, whereas I’m trying to create a whole new character every day. No shade though: I was really impressed with her challenge.”
Day no 44 #100daysofdrag Sick of social standards she took a sharpened scalpel to her plump cheek and dug the blade deep into her flesh. With it, she swiftly drew a circle around her features and tore her face clean off her head. Based on @puppyteeth 's amazing artwork ❤️ Used @discodustlondon and @givefacecos #puppyteeth #100daysofmakeup #sfxmakeup
“It’s difficult to describe as it changes on a daily basis,” Whitfield added. “Think Roger the alien meets Anna Nicole Smith. I love blood and gore, I’m often inspired by horror or sci-fi movies.”
“I think its really interesting to see the contrast between the sweet and pretty girls I create, and their twisted macabre sisters.”
Day no 30 #100daysofdrag Her battered body throbbed from the years of piercing and stabbing. Jaded, she was, of being used as an anger outlet. How was the teddy bear so cuddle worthy, and she so deserving of this daily torture? #voodoodoll #100daysofmakeup #dragqueen #fivefingersfx #londonqueen #clubkid #londonqueen #dragmakeup
Make sure to check out the final 35 spooky looks on his Instagram, here.
Day no 26 #100daysofdrag The paper boy doesn't deliver to her dingy old flat, no post lands on her grubby porch floor. She reeks of wet dog although every inch of her is completely hairless, is extremely short sited and enjoys to bathe in French mustard on a daily basis. #mustardmaiden #dragqueen #100daysofmakeup #clubkid
Day no 46 #100daysofdrag She watches the passers by like ants or flecks of dust travelling the rotting world beneath her. She grows older and weaker year by year yet all who view her are in awe of her beauty. Looking down upon this generation and detesting their leader. She is ready to start a revolution. #usa #statueofliberty #100daysofmakeup #clubkid #mua #downwiththetrump #makeamericagreatagain
Day no 51 #100daysofdrag Innocent and sweet yet she plays alone, none of the other little girls want to be her friend. Her fuchsia hair bows and matching silk dress simply fail to distract from the transfixing torn craters in her face. Used: @mehronuk white cream blend stick, clown white, black grease paint and liquid latex, @grimas_bh lip pencil, @lagirlcosmetics matte lipstick, @urbandecaycosmetics eyeshadow pallet, @givefacecos highlighter loose powder in Lacey and @stargazerproducts pressed white powder #dragqueen #clubkid #100daysofmakeup #nyxcosmetics #mehronmakeup