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Celebrities Reimagined As Drag Queens By Christopher McParlan

03/19/2015 09:34 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

It's no secret that we're fans of drag culture here at Huff Post Gay Voices. Now, one artist has taken his appreciation for the art form to a whole new level.

Drag has been having a moment over the past few years, particularly with the massive success of "RuPaul's Drag Race." In light of this, Tumblr user Christopher McParlan has digitally reimagined what some of the biggest male celebrities would look like as drag queens.

Check out the images for yourself below, as well as some insight from the artist about his designs. Head here to visit McParlan's Tumblr.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Christopher McParlan
  • Bruno Mars
    Christopher McParlan
    "I originally got bored one day (while watch 'RuPaul's Drag Race') and, for some reason, I just thought it would be interesting to see how famous people would look if they were in drag. So I began to just find images off the Internet and editing them in Photoshop."
  • Channing Tatum
    Christopher McParlan
  • Colin Firth
    Christopher McParlan
    "I then realized after a few weeks/months of doing one image every so often, I has amassed a fairly sizable number. So, I decided to just start uploading them to Tumblr and see what kind of reaction they got."
  • Harry Styles
    Christopher McParlan
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Christopher McParlan
    "The images are made by taking an image found on Google Images and taking it into Photoshop, getting rid of the eyebrows and stubble, adding eye makeup and contouring the face -- in the way that drag queens do."
  • Jonah Hill
    Christopher McParlan
  • Justin Bieber
    Christopher McParlan
    "The drag scene in the UK is nowhere near as big as it is in the US, especially outside of London. But 'RuPaul's Drag Race' was what first interested me in drag queens and how amazing their transformations are. Before I started watching the show, I'd not been particularly fascinated by drag culture due to not having seen the kind of variety in queens. Seeing the range of different styles definitely informs my images."
  • Kanye West
    Christopher McParlan
  • Mark Ruffalo
    Christopher McParlan
    "I still do it now, as it has only just recently taken off. I can't see myself stopping anytime soon, although it can be fairly time consuming. It's just something I occasionally do in my spare time."
  • Rupert Grint
    Christopher McParlan
  • Ryan Gosling
    Christopher McParlan
  • Sam Smith
    Christopher McParlan

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