Almost three weeks left!

As the world counts down the days until RuPaul’s DragCon NYC finally arrives, the sound of sewing machines, hairbrushes detangling hair, and freshly lipsticked lips smacking away gets stronger and stronger.

Y’all better be getting ready for the best. weekend. of. your. life! That being said, it seems like none other than India Ferrah is here to help you.

We spoke with the RuPaul’s Drag Race queen about everything DragCon and boy, did she deliver some great advice for convention attendees!

While we all countdown the days until DragCon NYC happens at the Javits Center on September 9 & 10, take a look at the advice India Ferrah gave us on how to survive, find your tribe, and SO MUCH MORE!

How long does it take you to get ready for DragCon?

“Well I’ve already started preparing my looks for both days but on the actual mornings of Drag Con I like to have 2 to 2 and 1/2 hours to get ready from start to finish.”

How does the West Coast differ from the East Coast in your opinion? Either with the Drag, the fans, or both?

“I grew up on the east coast in Roanoke,VA and it was a lot of Old School style drag that I learned from, watched and shaped myself after. It will be interesting to see if any of this style will attend Drag Con NYC and it will be exciting to witness the NYC Drag Scene at Drag Con.”

Who are YOU excited to meet at DragCon NYC?

“I’m excited to meet all the new young fans on the east coast and people traveling from around the world to experience the first ever Drag Con NYC.”

What items do you HAVE to have in your purse/bag/bra to survive DragCon?

“Gum/Mints, Pressed powder and puff, Gloss or Lipstick, Nail glue because you never know when one of the girls wanna pop off of my finger or an earring jump off the ear..and I have to have my Kung Fu Fan to keep cool.”

What do YOU always buy/stock up on while you’re at DragCon?

“I always love browsing the different booths and vendors but every year I’ve always stocked up on Jewelry, MORPHE brushes and Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks. It’s a must have for me and you can never have too much Jewelry, Too many brushes or too many lipsticks!”

What advice would you give to someone who is attending DragCon NYC for the first time?

“Go all out!!! Be over the top. Be fabulous. Be sickening. Do what you’ve always wanted to do, because this is your moment! But remember!…Wear comfortable shoes. Clear your phone or camera’s memory out so you can take all the pics in the world! And drink plenty of Red bull or Coffee. I prefer both but I’ve trained myself over the years *wink*”

Written By: Chelsea Perrotty

[Image provided to The WOW Report via India Ferrah.]