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7 Chicago Drag Queens Create 2017-Inspired Looks For Halloween

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Photography: DS Shin for Chicago Magazine

From Pennywise to the Babadook. 

In collaboration with Chicago Magazine, several Chicago-based drag queens have created seven 2017-inspired looks to spark ideas for your upcoming Halloweekend. Whether you're broke or victim to procrastination, check out these iconic queer costume ideas inspired by the horror films, memes and female pro-wrestlers of 2017.

Eva Young, American Horror Story: Cult

Eva Young's golden look was inspired by the new clown-infested season of American Horror Story. Young used the seventh season's trypophobia marketing to transform herself into a honeycombed Claudia Schiffer meets Pennywise.

Valentine Adams, It

On the topic of Pennywise, Valentine Adams' look was inspired by the titular dancing clown of 2017's It. Serving major John Wayne Gacy vibes, you'll float too this Halloweekend as Stephen King's quirky, psychotic Pennywise.

Lucy Stoole,The Babadook

What started off as an accident turned into one of 2017's most popular queer memes. After Netflix erroneously filed 2014 Australian horror film The Babadook in its LGBT section, the Twitterverse declared the film's titular monster as the newest queer icon. Here, Lucy Stoole embodies viral villain.

Discord and Gidget Von Addams, Glow

A departure from the other spooky entries on this list, dynamic drag duo Discord and Gidget Von Addams dressed as the leads from Netflix Original Glow. Inspired by the 1980s professional women's wrestling scene, the Von Addams sisters' look is perfect for any best friend/couple duo.

Nico, Jigsaw

Nico's look was inspired by the upcoming ninth installment in the revered Saw series, Jigsaw. Her "morning after" Shirley Temple-esque look is perfect for any fans of the decades-spanning series.

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Imp Queen, "Hold My Beer" Meme

Inspired by one of this year's most viral memes, Imp Queen has brought the "hold my beer" twitter hashtag to life. From Kendall Jenner's unfortunate Pepsi Commercial to that cringeworthy United Airlines incident earlier this year, "Hold my beer" comes as a reaction to crazy and apocalyptic news surfacing every day. Imp described the look as "me, watching the shitstorm that is 2017."

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