Meet The Artist Who Inspired The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Paper Doll Challenge

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On tonight’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the mini-challenge involved re-creating infamous red-carpet outfits with colored paper.

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As Ru revealed, the challenge was inspired by the work of paperdragrace, who whips up homemade versions of Drag Race outfits  using nothing more than sheets of paper, some tape, and a little prayer.  (Longtime fans will remember we first told you about this incredible Instagrammer last May!)

Related: “Drag Race” Super-Fan Re-Creates Runway Looks With Paper

How long does it take to make Bianca’s feline gown or Bendelacreme’s polkadot dream? “It varies from dress to dress, but it usually takes about 3-4 hours from taping on the wig to taking the picture,” he says.

See some of the mindblowing results below

And here’s a Vine showing you his process

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.