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12 May 2017 DragCon Recap! Socks, makeup and some really big wigs.

May's #GirlBossGi... Taste testing Uni...

Were you at RuPaul's DragCon a few weeks ago? We were! 

RuPaul stopped by our booth!!
She sashayed away with some PROUD & BALLS socks!

We spent the last weekend of April selling socks and having an all-around fabulous time at this singular event, a celebration of all things drag and personal expression. Along with meeting Ru (while we were setting up on Friday night, no less!!!) we were psyched to meet some of our favorite artists, including Peggy Noland and J.D. from Le Tigre



Poni with one of her favorite musicians, artist & humans, JD Samson
(of MEN & Le Tigre). He visited the Gumball Poodle booth with Peggy Nolan & the Wacky Wacko crew!

DragCon was also the perfect opportunity to introduce some new styles. To no one's surprise, DADDY socks were our runaway best sellers. (If you didn't already score your pair, you'll have to wait until 5/17 for DADDY's official release.)

The runner up most popular style was perennial favorite, UNICORN

Our other big hit? Gumball Poodle's DragCon exclusive style, which we dubbed "Unicorn Dump on Trump"...only 12 pairs of our world-famous Trump hair socks were made with rainbow hair instead of The Donald's usual blondish mop! $5 from every pair sold went to the LALGBT Center and we SOLD OUT! Woot!

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This adorbs shopper snagged a pair of our super exclusive Unicorn Dump on Trump socks Friday night 'cause they perfectly matched her hair...

...then she came back on Sunday morning WEARING her new socks!!!



TWINS!!! We had to snag a shot of this matching TRUMP t-shirt 

What we loved about DragCon: the fashion, friendliness and high-energy atmosphere. Seriously, the best crowd of any show we've been to! So many people wore Gumball Poodle socks they bought at DragCon during DragCon...We loved seeing all those socksy legs strutting around in our designs:)

Here's a few more pics from our whirlwind weekend!:

Erica & Poni strike a pose with one of our favorite customers of the weekend!!

 

Bows & Brows & polkadots- OH MY!
We just loved this look!

 

BERNIE SANDERS stopped by our booth 
He sure has gotten a big head since we last saw him!

 


Wednesday Westwood is a fierce queen from New York to keep an eye on!!

 

Stacy Layne Matthews from Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race stopped by the Gumball Poodle booth & had some fun with our EAT ME stickers!



Andrea & Poni working their DragCon realness looks @ the Gumball Poodle booth




Andrea & Poni stopped by to support the RESIST MARCH photobooth 

 

What an unbelievable weekend!
Before we sashayed away, we had Erica kiss DragCon goodbye
in this fun photobooth!