As a reminder to our reader’s. somewhere in my past I once performed as a drag king. Helped along by a friend’s training in theatrical make-up, sporting a full beard, mustache, cowboy hat, I performed as Midnight Cowboy for a period of 3-5 yrs. I had the privilege of performing with some of the best female impersonator’s, culminating with my performance at Atlanta’s Premier Cabaret club, Illusions in the mid 80’s.
So after 25 years of not performing, I issued a challenge for someone to spot and recognize me as Midnight Cowboy on Halloween, while I was out and about in Wilton Manors. Well as these things go this became not just another adventure but another great story destined for the pages of Gir(L).
In preparation for my night out, I had to go in search of the necessary items for the make-up to be effective as well as dusting off my cowboy hat and trusty six guns. So I hit the stores for just 2 items, crepe hair and spirit gum, and was able to find it easy enough at a local costume store. I decided to do a practice make-up session to be sure that I still had the talent to pull this off.