As all Drag Race fans know, once a queen has sashayed away from the competition, they still have so much more to show the world.
And we mean that quite literally. Before each season, the cast is given an overview of runway themes to prepare for—design challenges notwithstanding—so they can bring their looks together and pack their bags.
Which means that, if a queen is eliminated early, there’s a season’s worth of fashion they didn’t get to walk down the runway!
Michelle Visage’s Whatcha Packin’ interview series was always intended, in part, to showcase some of these unseen looks, but it’s also become something of a tradition for eliminated queens to post snapshots of their unaired work on social media after each episode.
It’s always fun to see the gag-worthy fashion we’re missing out on, but it’s also a great opportunity to acknowledge all the time (and money) that goes into prepping for Drag Race, especially when the queens shout out the designers, makeup artists, stylists, and photographers who helped pull their looks together.
With that in mind, we’ve created a space where you can see all of the pieces that didn’t make it to the runway of Drag Race Season 15 in one place. If an eliminated queen has shared a photo of their look on social media, you can find it below, so scroll on for some stylish slayage.
Click below to quickly navigate to your runway category of choice:
Rip Her To Shreds (Episode 11) • Night Of 1,000 Beyoncé’s (Episode 10) • The Crystal Ball (Episode 9) • Puffa Please (Episode 7) • Tie-Dye To Die For (Episode 6) • Beautiful Nightmare (Episode 4) • Metallica (Episode 3)
Category Is: Rip Her To Shreds
From episode 11, “Two Queens, One Joke” (Original air date: Mar. 10)
Eschewing the standard editorial shots, Jax lets us see her Rip Her To Shreds piece—credited to @jager.nyc—in action, which is always when she’s at her best. Just look at her shred that stage! Video by King Gio
All of Aura’s looks tell a story, and this one designed by Haus of Curio takes us back to her childhood in the Philippines with bright colors and tattered fabrics to represent the struggles her family went through. Photo by: Eric Magnussen
It rips our hearts out that Robin didn’t get to showcase this dyed and tattered piece from Ethan M Cross on the runway because, even in these photos, she’s werking it! Photo by: Thomas Evans
Ah, her mind! Amethyst is a true Concept Queen, taking a very ’80s Working Girl Executive Realness look, and then tossing it in the paper shredder—to wonderful effect. Photo by: John Gram
Straight outta Hot Topic, it’s our pop-punk princess, Irene Dubois, looking pretty in pink-and-black checkered pants held together by a generous helping of safety pins. Photo by: Crystalized By Terran
Category Is: Night Of 1,000 Beyoncés
From episode 10, “50/50’s Most Gagworthy Stars” (Original air date: Mar. 3)
Bow down, b*tches! Aura pays respects to (arguably) the most iconic look of the bunch, throwing it back the Egyptian-inspired numbers Beyoncé wore to open Beychella. Designed by Joshuan Aponte in a loving nod to the work of Olivier Roustening. Photo by: Alyssa Barker
Robin keeps it classy and shows off her fandom with this deep-cut reference to a gown Bey wore while singing “Resentment” on the On The Run tour. The piece—from fellow queen Q—is a vision in orange. Photo by: Eric Magnussen
Look, just because Beyoncé’s a goddess, that doesn’t mean every look’s a hit—and that’s part of why we love her. Amethyst gets that, deeply, in this denim-on-denim ode to her TRL appearance in ’02. Photo by: John Gram
“If queen B can wear a crop top and skirt so can I,” says Sugar, and you know what? Why not? She’s a sparkling child of destiny in this bedazzled look recreated by Michael Philpot. Photo by: Unknown
Beaming in from Planet Bey is Irene “The Alien” DuBois, looking like pure elegance in a black satin gown and fascinator, created by fellow queens Sreya and Arrietty, in tribute to the icon’s 2018 Grammys fit. Photo by: Stephen Anunson
Category Is: The Crystal Ball
From episode 9, “The Crystal Ball: Episode 200” (Original air date: Feb. 24)
Runway # 1: Start Your Engines
Now, the caption doesn’t specifically indicate this look was for this runway, but Jax’s motorbike photoshoot and catsuit-jacket combo designed by Sam Branman sure revs our engines. Photo by: Fernando Palafox
Aura’s racer chic is so slick, so effortlessly cool—the two-tone vinyl suit from Haus Of Curio feels both retro and modern. Photo by: Alyssa Barker
What’s blue and orange and checkered all over? Why, it’s Ms. Fierce in a hot speedster get-up from BCalla, inspired by a baby drag get-up of her own. Photo by: Drag Files
Irene always understands the assignment, and her Ruben Isaza-designed update to Ru’s classic red bodysuit—with a smart sci-fi flair—aces it once again. Photo by Stephen Anunson
Runway # 2: My Favorite Ball
In an homage to the Hair Ball, Aura serves high fashion locks in a Tyra Hunter-crafted piece inspired by vakul and kakayi—traditional farm wears of the Philippine people of the Batanes Islands. Photo by: Farro Couture
Miss Piggy who? Amethyst throws it all the way back to Season 3’s Money Ball with this swine-and-silver eleganza, which she designed herself. Photo by: John Gram
Are you surprised? Sugar revisits the Sugar Ball in a candy-coated doll look from Prismastic Costumes that’s giving us a sweet tooth. Photo by: Luca Coyle.
Irene took an Abraham David Levy corset and made it even more glam with mirrorballs galore, fitting both the Ball Ball prompt and overall Crystal Ball theme perfectly. Photo by Stephen Anunson
Category Is: Puffa Please
From episode 7, “The Daytona Wind 2” (Original air date: Feb. 10)
Talk about a blow-up! Robin looks fierce in this whimsical inflatable rose bush piece created—thorns and all—by designer Loren J. Photo By: Eric Magnussen.
Always ready with a good reference, Amethyst says she’s serving Mrs. Puff and Sigourney Weaver in this fun and futuristic puff piece. Photo by: John Gram.
Snow bunny Sugar is living her winter wonderland fantasy in this periwinkle-and-white Marco Marco look that’s ready to sashay to the chalet. Photo by: Luca Coyle.
The alien queen Irene continues to show off her versatility with this look—from Ruben Isaza—that’s giving old Hollywood glam with a heaping dose of Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove. Photo by Eric Magnussen.
Category Is: Tie-Dye To Die For
From episode 6, “Old Friends Gold” (Original air date: Feb. 3)
It’s the dawning of the Age Of Amethyst in this throwback flower child two-piece, dyed to perfection. Photo by: John Gram.
Sugar stays true to her name with this titillating tie-dye tribute to rainbow sherbet created with designer Eddy’s Online. Photo by Eddy’s Online.
Hey Marie Antoinette, how’s your head? Irene ingeniously infused tie-dye with Rococo fashion in this bespoke piece created in conjunction with Jane Don’t. Photo by: Stephen Anunson.
Category Is: Beautiful Nightmare
From episode 4, “Supersized Snatch Game” (Original air date: Jan. 20)
We’d say, “Feed me, Seymour!,” but Irene is eating in this carnivorous plant eleganza created with Jane Don’t, Lucy Lips, and Sreya. Photo by Eric Magnussen.
Category Is: Metallica
From episode 3, “All Queens Go To Heaven” (Original air date: Jan. 13)
She was the first to get the chop, but Irene proved early why she’ll be sorely missed on the runway all season with this rocking tribute to Metallica. Photo by: Stephen Anunson.
Thank you for not writing “lewks.”