This past weekend the city of angels hosted what organizers said was the first ever drag queen convention.
Organizers said 13,725 people attended the conference, dubbed RuPaul’s DragCon, which was organized by RuPaul and World of Wonder, the production company that collaborates with RuPaul to develop shows that have taken drag mainstream.
Take a look below at the many faces of drag at RuPaul's first annual DragCon:
Meet Jakarta Jaya who said DragCon is like the famous Star War conventions that fans dress up for, except this convention is for drag fans. Her drag name was inspired by her place of birth. Her outfit was inspired by Trixie Mattel, one of the contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Eva Ziegfield is 19 and has been doing drag for four years. She grew up in the mountains of California in Idyllwild, population 3,800. She wore this outfit with a Boy Scouts patch.
"Drag conceals and enhances," said Evelyn Trejoure. She grew up in Virginia but is now based in Los Angeles.
Meet Saoirse Glam, who walked into the convention at 11am wearing pearls, diamonds and a lot of hair.
Shear Love traveled an hour from Riverside, California to attend the convention. He said "the queens brought me here today."
Bubble Magic (left) and Juana Surprise are straight women but say they have a lot of respect and love for drag. “We’re bellydancers and the amount of effort and attention to detail in our performances is similar to what drag queens do— not mention the aesthetic, more is more, glitter, makeup, sequins.”
Latrice Royale grew up in Southern California and went on to compete on season four of RuPaul's Drag Race. She won Miss Congeniality during her season, which aired in 2012.