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The Design Challenge, also known as the Sewing Challenge, and sometimes as a Fashion Challenge, involves the queens creating an outfit to display on the runway using fabrics or unconventional materials, or putting together a look from clothes brought from home to fit certain themes and criteria. Typically, the design challenge is the first main challenge of the season. It also can appear more than once in a season featuring different challenges to meet.

The Makeover Challenge is similar to this challenge as it involves putting looks together for themselves and their partners. The Ball Challenge is another version of the challenge, that requires the queens to present a minimum of two looks on the runway, with at least one of the looks being a design challenge.

Challenge's Timeline

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UK
CDR
DRH
DRDU
DRES
The challenge never appeared in the season.
The challenge appeared only as a mini challenge in the season.
The challenge appeared in the season once.
The challenge appeared in the season twice.

Design Challenges - Drag Race Franchise

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All Design Challenges

Episode 1: "Drag on a Dime"

For the first challenge of RuPaul's Drag Race, the queens were challenged to create outfits out of items from the 99 cents store. After designing the outfits and presenting them on the runway, Tammie Brown, Shannel, BeBe Zahara Benet, and Jade were declared safe. After the judges' critiques, Ongina placed high, Nina Flowers won the challenge, Rebecca Glasscock placed low, and Akashia sent home Victoria "Porkchop" Parker. The challenge was used during the season premiere of Season 8, and later again in the season premiere of Season 10.

Queen Look Placement
Nina Flowers Nina.gif WINNER
Ongina Ongina.gif HIGH
BeBe Zahara Benet Bebe.gif SAFE
Jade Jade.gif SAFE
Shannel Shannel.gif SAFE
Tammie Brown Tammie.gif SAFE
Rebecca Glasscock Rebecca.gif LOW
Akashia Akashia.gif BOTTOM 2
Victoria Parker Victoria.gif ELIMINATED

Episode 1: "Gone with the Windows"

The twelve queens were tasked to create a garment out of curtains. Jessica Wild, Raven, Tatianna, Sonique, Jujubee and Nicole Paige Brooks were declared safe. Morgan McMichaels, Tyra Sanchez and Pandora Boxx all received positive critiques with Morgan McMichaels being the winner of this weeks challenge. Sahara Davenport, Mystique Summers and Shangela all received negative critiques for their curtain couture and with Mystique Summers ultimately being declared safe, Sahara Davenport and Shangela were left to lip sync. Shangela was eliminated.

Queen Look Placement
Morgan McMichaels MorganMcMichaelsS2E1Look.png WINNER
Pandora Boxx PandoraBoxxS2E1Look.png HIGH
Tyra Sanchez TyraSanchezS2E1Look.png HIGH
Jessica Wild JessicaWildS2E1Look.png SAFE
Jujubee JujubeeS2E1Look.png SAFE
Nicole Paige Brooks NicolePaigeBrooksS2E1Look.png SAFE
Raven RavenS2E1Look.png SAFE
Sonique SoniqueS2E1Look.png SAFE
Tatianna TatiannaS2E1Look.png SAFE
Mystique Summers MystiqueSummersMadisonS2E1Look.png LOW
Sahara Davenport SaharaDavenportS2E1Look.png BOTTOM 2
Shangela ShangelaLaquifaWadleyS2E1Look.png ELIMINATED


Episode 5: "Here Comes the Bride"

The queens were tasked to alter wedding dresses given to them. Tyra Sanchez, Jessica Wild, Raven and Jujubee all received positive critiques with Tyra ultimately taking the win. Pandora Boxx was declared safe. Tatianna, Morgan McMichaels and Sahara Davenport all received negative critiques and with Tatianna was ultimately being declared safe for having immunity, left Morgan McMichaels and Sahara Davenport to lip-sync. Morgan McMichaels was eliminated.

Queen Look Placement
Tyra Sanchez TyraSanchezS2E5Look.png WINNER
Jessica Wild JessicaWildS2E5Look.png HIGH
Jujubee JujubeeS2E5.png HIGH
Raven RavenS2E5Look.png HIGH
Pandora Boxx PandoraBoxxS2E5Look.png SAFE
Tatianna TatiannaS2E5Look.png LOW
Sahara Davenport SaharaDavenportS2E5Look.png BOTTOM 2
Morgan McMichaels MorganMcMichaelsS2E5Look.png ELIMINATED

Episode 2: "The Queen Who Mopped Xmas"

The thirteen queens were tasked to create a garment using thrift store items and fabrics, with Christmas as an inspiration. Raja, Manila Luzon and Mimi Imfurst all received positive critiques of their Christmas inspired outfits, with Raja ultimately being declared the winner. Stacy Layne Matthews, Delta Work, Alexis Mateo, Yara Sofia, Mariah, India Ferrah and Phoenix were all declared safe. Carmen Carrera, Venus D-Lite and Shangela all received negative critiques and with Carmen Carrera ultimately being declared safe, Venus D-Lite and Shangela were left to lip-sync to stay in the competition. Venus D-Lite was eliminated.

Queen Look Placement
Raja E9YidVf.png WINNER
Manila Luzon EAcvZrh.png HIGH
Mimi Imfurst KlBszPh.png HIGH
Alexis Mateo 2Ro3KMe.png SAFE
Delta Work WBQKZTO.png SAFE
India Ferrah AC0suPO.png SAFE
Mariah Paris Balenciaga 7GgS5Q2.png SAFE
Phoenix EUycEGb.png SAFE
Stacy Layne Matthews LGwbagD.png SAFE
Yara Sofia GoPCeEB.png SAFE
Carmen Carrera Emls1QI.jpg LOW
Shangela LEY9MtW.png BOTTOM 2
Venus D-Lite NHxa4S6.png ELIMINATED

Episode 7: "Face, Face, Face of Cakes"

The eight remaining queens were tasked to create a fashion style inspired by a style of cake from a bakery. Carmen Carrera won the mini-challenge and assigned the cakes, leaving the princess cake for herself. Alexis Mateo was assigned the cheesecake, Delta Work was assigned the angel food cake, Raja was assigned the chocolate lava cake, Manila Luzon was assigned the carrot cake, Stacy Layne Matthews was assigned the red velvet cake, Yara Sofia was assigned the strawberry shortcake and Shangela was assigned the pineapple upside-down cake. Raja, Manila Luzon, Yara Sofia, Delta Work all received positive critiques with Raja being declared the winner. Carmen Carrera and Shangela both received negative feedback but were ultimately being declared safe, leaving Alexis Mateo and Stacy Layne Matthews were left to lip-sync. Stacy Layne Matthews was eliminated.

Queen Cake Flavor
Look
Ranking
Raja Chocolate Lava Cake WINNER
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Manila Luzon Carrot Cake HIGH
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Yara Sofia Strawberry Shortcake HIGH
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Delta Work Angel Food Cake HIGH
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Carmen Carrera Princess Cake LOW
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Shangela Pineapple Upside Down Cake LOW
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Alexis Mateo Cheesecake BOTTOM 2
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Stacy Layne Matthews Red Velvet Cake ELIMINATED
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Episode 1: "RuPocalypse Now!"

The queens were tasked to create a post-apocalyptic garment from items they had looted from previous contestants dressed as 'zombies'. Chad Michaels, Phi Phi O'Hara, Latrice Royale, Milan, Dida Ritz, Willam Belli and Madame LaQueer were declared safe.The Princess, Lashauwn Beyond and Sharon Needles all received positive critiques with Sharon Needles being declared the winner. Kenya Michaels, Jiggly Caliente and Alisa Summers all received negative critiques of their apocalyptic couture. Kenya Michaels was ultimately declared safe, leaving Jiggly Caliente and Alisa Summers to lip-sync. Alisa Summers was eliminated.

Queen Look Placement
Sharon Needles Sharone1.png WINNER
Lashauwn Beyond Labee1.png HIGH
The Princess Princesse1.png HIGH
Chad Michaels Cme1.png SAFE
Dida Ritz Didae1.png SAFE
Latrice Royale Latricee1.png SAFE
Madame LaQueer Madamee1.png SAFE
Milan Milane1.png SAFE
Phi Phi O'Hara Phiphie1.png SAFE
Willam WillamEP1LookHQ.png SAFE
Kenya Michaels Kenyae1.png LOW
Jiggly Caliente Jigglye1.png BOTTOM 2
Alisa Summers Alisasummerse1.png ELIMINATED

Episode 6: "Float Your Boat"

Each of the remaining queens was assigned a colour of the rainbow by the winner of the mini challenge, Willam Belli. They were tasked to create a pride boat and an outfit using their allocated colour. Latrice Royale, Phi Phi O'Hara and Willam all received positives critiques with Willam being declared the winner. Sharon Needles and Chad Michaels were declared safe, while Dida Ritz, Jiggly Caliente and Milan all received negative critiques. With Dida Ritz ultimately being declared safe, Jiggly Caliente and Milan were left to lip-sync and Milan was eliminated.

Queen Boat Color
Look
Ranking
Willam Indigo WINNER
WillamS4EP6Look.jpg
Latrice Royale Turquoise HIGH
LatriceRoyaleS4EP6Look.jpg
Phi Phi O'Hara Violet HIGH
PhiPhiOHaraS4EP6Look.png
Chad Michaels Pink SAFE
ChadMichaelsS4EP6Look.png
Sharon Needles Green SAFE
SharonNeedlesS4EP6Look.png
Dida Ritz Red LOW
DiDaRitzS4EP6Look.png
Jiggly Caliente Orange BOTTOM 2
JigglyCalienteS4EP6Look.jpg
Milan Yellow ELIMINATED
MilanS4EP6Look.png

Episode 1: "RuPaullywood or Bust"

The queens were tasked to create a garment the brings out Hollywood realness and glamour using items they found whilst dumpster diving. Jinkx Monsoon, Detox, Coco Montrese, Alyssa Edwards, Honey Mahogany, Vivienne Pinay, and Monica Beverly Hillz were all declared safe. Lineysha Sparx, Alaska, Ivy Winters and Roxxxy Andrews all received positive critiques with Roxxxy Andrews snatching the win. Jade Jolie, Serena ChaCha and Penny Tration all received negative feedback on their garments and with Jade Jolie ultimately being declared safe, left Serena ChaCha and Penny Tration to lip-sync. Penny Tration was eliminated.

Queen Look Placement
Roxxxy Andrews MKMX46A.png WINNER
Alaska EE1n391.png HIGH
Ivy Winters JHrDHQp.png HIGH
Lineysha Sparx OtRjQOt.png HIGH
Alyssa Edwards 0NDJUMX.png SAFE
Coco Montrese 6J0t0cJ.png SAFE
Detox ZWhYbpM.png SAFE
Honey Mahogany XG9yPFk.png SAFE
Jinkx Monsoon KYkKQvY.png SAFE
Monica Beverly Hillz 7VXXqXC.png SAFE
Vivienne Pinay 4YIsU0V.png SAFE
Jade Jolie FrOEq11.png LOW
Serena ChaCha 8vcCHff.png BOTTOM 2
Penny Tration NDSOYFx.png ELIMINATED

Episode 1: "RuPaul's Big Opening Part 1"

Each of the first seven queens are assigned a box, based on TV shows. Inside each box were materials needed to construct a runway look out of. Adore Delano was assigned 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo', Gia Gunn was assigned 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', April Carrión was assigned with 'Duck Dynasty', BenDeLaCreme was assigned 'Golden Girls', Laganja Estranja was assigned 'Dancing with the Stars', Kelly Mantle was assigned 'Downton Abbey' and Vivacious was assigned 'Game of Thrones'. Gia Gunn, April Carrión and BenDeLaCreme all received positive critiques with BenDeLaCreme receiving the first win of the season. Kelly Mantle, Adore Delano and Vivacious all received negative feedback with Laganja Estranja being declared safe. Adore Delano ended up being declared safe leaving Kelly Mantle and Vivacious to lip-sync. Kelly Mantle was eliminated.

Queen TV Show
Look
Ranking
BenDeLaCreme Golden Girls WINNER
DelaS06E01.png
April Carrion Duck Dynasty HIGH
AprilS06E01.png
Gia Gunn Keeping Up With
The Kardashians
HIGH
GiaS06E01.png
Laganja Estranja Dancing
With The Stars
SAFE
LaganjaS06E01.png
Adore Delano Here Comes
Honey Boo Boo
LOW
AdoreS06E01.png
Vivacious Game of Thrones BOTTOM 2
VivaciousS06E01.png
Kelly Mantle Downton Abbey ELIMINATED
KellyS06E01.png

Episode 2: "RuPaul's Big Opening Part 2"

The seven remaining queens were all assigned a box, based on different parts/ celebrations. Darienne Lake was assigned 'St. Patrick Day', Magnolia Crawford was assigned 'Ho Down', Bianca Del Rio was assigned 'Luau Party', Courtney Act was assigned 'Republican Party', Trinity K. Bonet was assigned 'Princess Party', Milk was assigned 'Toga Party' and Joslyn Fox was assigned 'Quinceañera'. Bianca Del Rio, Milk and Trinity K. Bonet all received positive critiques with Bianca Del Rio getting her first win. Courtney Act was declared safe. Joslyn Fox, Darienne Lake and Magnolia Crawford all received negative critiques, with Joslyn Fox declared safe leaving Darienne Lake and Magnolia Crawford to lip-sync. Magnolia Crawford was eliminated.

Queen Celebration
Look
Ranking
Bianca Del Rio Luau Party WINNER
S06E02bianca.png
Milk Toga Party HIGH
S06E02milk.png
Trinity K. Bonet Princess Party HIGH
S06E02trinity.png
Courtney Act Republican Party SAFE
CourtneyS06E02.png
Joslyn Fox Quinceañera LOW
S06E02joslyn.png
Darienne Lake St. Patricks Day BOTTOM 2
S06E02darienne.png
Magnolia Crawford Ho-Down ELIMINATED
S06E02magnolia.png

Episode 1: "Born Naked"

This episode, the 14 queens enter the werk room and are challenged to take part in a Spring and Fall fashion show with the runway themed on a nude illusion. Ginger Minj, Pearl, Katya, Max, Trixie Mattel, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Mrs. Kasha Davis are all declared safe. Violet Chachki, Kennedy Davenport and Miss Fame all received positive critiques with Violet being declared the winner of the challenge. Sasha Belle and Jasmine Masters recieved negative critiques but were ultimately declared safe, leaving Kandy Ho and Tempest DuJour to lipsync. Tempest DuJour was sent home.

Queen Look Placement
Violet Chachki EcWkMO0.jpg WINNER
Kennedy Davenport 8sGlX93.png HIGH
Miss Fame JS5XbPu.png HIGH
Ginger Minj PkyFsbH.jpg SAFE
Jaidynn Diore Fierce CTUyk4G.png SAFE
Katya KatyaNudeIllusion.png SAFE
Max Hlye9Xh.png SAFE
Mrs. Kasha Davis ALNn3HO.png SAFE
Pearl XW13QcM.png SAFE
Trixie Mattel M7qyEOu.jpg SAFE
Jasmine Masters GVjC1kN.png LOW
Sasha Belle LaVqgLA.png LOW
Kandy Ho VMcMUqh.png BOTTOM 2
Tempest DuJour XF6HQXZ.png ELIMINATED

Episode 1: "Keeping It 100!"

The season premiere of Season 8 celebrated 100 episodes of the show, so RuPaul challenged each queen to design an outfit based on a previous design challenges. Since Robbie Turner won the mini-challenge, she assigned the queens: Make Dat Money went to Acid Betty, Gone with the Window went to Bob the Drag Queen, Glitter Ball went to Chi Chi DeVayne, Sugar Ball went to Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Hello, Kitty Girls! went to Dax ExclamationPoint, The Queen Who Mopped Xmas went to Derrick Barry, RuPaul's Hair Extravaganza went to Kim Chi, RuPocalypse Now! went to Laila McQueen, Float Your Boat went to Naomi Smalls, Drag on a Dime went to Naysha Lopez, The Fabulous Bitch Ball went to Robbie Turner, and Face, Face, Face of Cakes went to Thorgy Thor. Kim Chi won the challenge while Naysha Lopez was sent home.

Queen Assigned Challenge
Look
Ranking
Kim Chi RuPaul's Hair
Extravaganza
(S3; E11)
WINNER
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Acid Betty Make Dat Money
(S3; E13)
HIGH
VyPOpC5.png
Derrick Barry The Queen Who
Mopped Xmas
(S3; E2)
HIGH
RhOX19C.png
Bob The Drag Queen Gone With
The Window
(S2; E1)
SAFE
XBOx3Kl.png
Chi Chi DeVayne Glitter Ball
(S6; E11)
SAFE
P6CqeDb.png
Thorgy Thor Face, Face, Face
of Cakes
(S3; E7)
SAFE
EFrToBr.png
Cynthia Lee Fontaine Sugar Ball
(S5; E11)
SAFE
KIkbSmF.png
Dax ExclamationPoint Hello, Kitty Girls!
(S7; E11)
SAFE
7ZonMHH.png
Naomi Smalls Float Your Boat
(S4; E6)
LOW
C0bFleX.png
Robbie Turner The Fabulous
Bitch Ball
(S4; E11)
LOW
3u4AK15.png
Laila McQueen RuPocalypse Now
(S4; E1)
BOTTOM 2
O2LDHiD.png
Naysha Lopez Drag on a Dime
(S1; E1)
ELIMINATED
NayshaEP1Look.png

Episode 1: "Wickedest Witch"

Queen Look Placement
Vander Von Odd VanderWitchLook.gif WINNER
Foxie Adjuia FoxieWitchLook.gif HIGH
Frankie Doom FrankieWitchLook.gif HIGH
Xochi Mochi XochiWitchLook.gif HIGH
Melissa Befierce MelissaWitchLook.gif SAFE
Ursula Major UrsulaWitchLook.gif LOW
Loris LorisWitchLook.gif BOTTOM 3
Meatball MeatballWitchLook.gif BOTTOM 3
Pinche PincheWitchLook.gif ELIMINATED

Episode 3: "Draggily Ever After"

The remaining queens were asked to create a princess look and a 'side-kick' to accompany them. Alexis Michelle, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Nina Bo'nina Brown, Shea Coulee, Sasha Velour, Charlie Hides and Eureka were declared safe. Trinity Taylor, Valentina and Peppermint received positive critiques with Trinity Taylor snatching the win. Aja, Kimora Blac and Farrah Moan all received negative critiques. Farrah Moan was declared safe leaving Kimora and Aja to lip-sync. This resulted in the elimination of Kimora Blac.

Queen Princess Sidekick Placement
Trinity Taylor Aquapussy Stanky the Starfish WINNER
TaylorEp3Look.png
TaylorEp3LookB.png
TrinityTaylorSidekick.jpg
Peppermint Carcinogenetta Petey the Pilot Light HIGH
PeppermintEp3Look.png PeppermintSidekick.jpg
Valentina Vira Netty HIGH
ValentinaEp3Look.png ValentinaSidekick.jpg
Alexis Michelle #SubwayFish #SubwayTadpole SAFE
AlexisMichelleEp3Look.png AlexisMichelleSidekick.jpg
Charlie Hides Climaxica Isabella Snatchpacker SAFE
CharlieEp3Look.png CharlieHidesSidekick.jpg
Cynthia Lee Fontaine Cuculina Brulee SAFE
CynthiaS9Ep3Look.png CynthiaLeeFontaineSidekick.jpg
Eureka O'Hara You-Reek-Of-Daria Woof-Train SAFE
EurekaEp3Look.png EurekaO'HaraSidekick.jpg
Nina Bo'nina Brown Zathena Ink SAFE
NinaBoninaEp3Look.png NinaBo'NinaBrownSidekick.jpg
Sasha Velour Uglina Lunk SAFE
VelourEp3Look.png SashaVelourSidekick.jpg
Shea Coulee Aquaria Moon Pearl SAFE
SheaEp3Look.png SheaCouleéSidekick.jpg
Farrah Moan Pacifica Fablina the Blowfish LOW
FarrahEp3Look.png FarrahMoanSidekick.jpg
Aja Disastah Da Sistah BOTTOM 2
AjaEp3Look.png AjaSidekick.jpg
Kimora Blac Banana Lady Funky Monkey ELIMINATED
KimoraEp3Look.png KimoraBlacSidekick.jpg

Episode 2: "Paris is Burning"

Queen Look Placement
Belika Rubik BelikaRubikParisLook.jpg WINNER
Nina LeBlanc NinaLeBlancParisLook.jpg HIGH
Estrella Astral EstrellaAstralParisLook.jpg SAFE
MortFina MortFinaParisLook.jpg LOW
Ágata Görë ÁgataGörëParisLook.jpg BOTTOM 2
Aura Luna AuraLunaParisLook.jpg ELIMINATED

Episode 1: "Get Hooked"

Queen Look Placement
James Majesty JamesCenobiteLook.gif WINNER
Abhora AbhoraCenobiteLook.gif HIGH
Dahli DahliCenobiteLook.gif HIGH
Disasterina DisasterinaCenobiteLook.gif HIGH
Victoria Elizabeth Black VictoriaCenobiteLook.gif HIGH
Biqtch Puddin BiqtchCenobiteLook.gif SAFE
Kendra Onixxx KendraCenobiteLook.gif LOW
Erika Klash ErikaCenobiteLook.gif BOTTOM 3
Monikkie Shame MonikkieCenobiteLook.gif BOTTOM 3
Felony Dodger FelonyCenobiteLook.gif ELIMINATED

Episode 6: "Til Death Do Us Part"

Queen Look Placement
Biqtch Puddin BiqtchBrideLook.gif HIGH
Victoria Elizabeth Black VictoriaBrideLook.gif HIGH
Abhora AbhoraBrideLook.gif WINNER
+
BOTTOM 3
James Majesty JamesBrideLook.gif BOTTOM 3
Disasterina DisasterinaBrideLook.gif ELIMINATED

Episode 1: "Contestant's Story"

The ten queens where asked to create a three in one look using unconventional materials assigned by the winner of the mini-challenge, Morrigan. Année Maywong got a mattress and a wicker basket, Petchra got two bowls and some candles, Bunny Be Fly got banana leaves, Amadiva got tulle fabric, JAJA got a sarong, Natalia Pliacam got some sbai cloths, Meannie Minaj got a bed mosquito net, Dearis Doll got a farmer hat and some cloths, B Ella got a traditional thai tiara and Morrigan picked a flower bouquet for herself.

Queen Unconventional Material
Look
Placement
Année Maywong Matress & Wicker Basket WINNER
Année 1.jpg
Amadiva Tulle Fabric SAFE
Amadiva 3in1 look DRT1.png
B Ella Traditional Thai Tiara SAFE
Bunny Be Fly Banana Leaves SAFE
Bunny Be Fly 3in1 look DRT1.png
Dearis Doll Farmer Hat & Cloths SAFE
Dearis Doll 3in1 look DRT1.png
JAJA Sarong SAFE
Natalia Pliacam Sbai Cloths SAFE
Petchra Two Bowls & Candles SAFE
Morrigan Flower Bouquet BOTTOM 2
Meannie Minaj Bed Mosquito Net ELIMINATED
Meannie Minaj 3in1 look DRT1.png

Episode 3: "Curtain to Couture"

The twelve queens were asked to create a garment out of curtains, similarly to the Gone with the Windows design challenge from Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Queen Look Placement
Année Maywong AnnéeMaywongCurtainLook.jpg WINNER
Amadiva AmadivaCurtainLook.jpg HIGH
JAJA JAJACurtainLook.jpg HIGH
Natalia Pliacam NataliaPliacamCurtainLook.jpg SAFE
Petchra PetchraCurtainLook.jpg SAFE
B Ella BEllaCurtainLook.jpg LOW
Dearis Doll DearisDollCurtainLook.jpg BOTTOM 2
Morrigan MorriganCurtainLook.jpg ELIMINATED

Episode 1: "10s Across the Board"

As an homage to the very first episode of Season 1, the 14 queens were tasked to gather items from a box that they could create a garment out of. Asia O'Hara, Aquaria, Eureka, Kameron Michaels, Monique Heart, Monét X Change and The Vixen were declared safe. Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, Blair St. Clair and Yuhua Hamasaki received positive critiques for their garments and the judges chose Mayhem Miller to win the challenge. On the other hand, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo received negative critiques, with Dusty being declared safe leaving Kalorie and Vanessa to lip-sync. Vanessa was eliminated

Queen Look Placement
Mayhem Miller Mayhem on a Dime.png WINNER
Blair St. Clair Blair on a Dime 2.png HIGH
Miz Cracker Cracker on a Dime.png HIGH
Yuhua Hamasaki Yuhua on a Dime.png HIGH
Aquaria Aquaria on a Dime 2.png SAFE
Asia O'Hara Asia on a Dime.png SAFE
Eureka O'Hara Eureka on a Dime.png SAFE
Kameron Michaels Kameron on a Dime 2.png SAFE
Monét X Change Monét on a Dime 2.png SAFE
Monique Heart Monique on a Dime.png SAFE
The Vixen Vixen on a Dime 2.png SAFE
Dusty Ray Bottoms Dusty on a Dime 2.png LOW
Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams Kalorie on a Dime.png BOTTOM 2
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo Vanessa on a Dime.png ELIMINATED

Episode 6: "Crafty Beaver Badge"

Camper Eliminated
Camper
Placement
Muffy Fishbasket Sylvia Nyxx WINNER
MuffyFishbasketEp6Look.jpg
MuffyFishbasketEp6LookB.jpg
Alexis Bevels Dominique DeGrant HIGH
AlexisBevelsEp6Look.jpg
Pagan Holladay O'Laysia BOTTOM 2
PaganHolladayEp6Look.jpg
Vajay J. Snappinturtle C'est Kevvie ELIMINATED
VajayJSnappinturtleEp6Look.jpg

Episode 3: "Costume Chaos"

Contestant Look Placement
Hugo Grrrl HugoGrrrlTrashLook.jpg WINNER
Bunny Holiday BunnyHolidayTrashLook.jpg SAFE
Leidy Lei LeidyLeiTrashLook.jpg SAFE
Medulla Oblongata MedullaOblongataTrashLook.jpg SAFE
Vulga Titz VulgaTitzTrashLook.jpg SAFE
Lola Blades LolaBladesTrashLook.jpg BOTTOM 2
Trinity Ice TrinityIceTrashLook.jpg ELIMINATED

Episode 7: "Food Lover"

Queen Thai Dish
Look
Placement
Angele Anang Green Beef
Shank Curry
WINNER
AngeleAnangFoodLook.jpg
Bandit Chicken Basil Sauce
With Fired Egg
HIGH
BanditFoodLook.jpg
Srimala Chicken Basil Sauce
With Fired Egg
HIGH
SrimalaFoodLook.jpg
Tormai Pad Thai With Prawns BOTTOM 3
TormaiFoodLook.jpg
Vanda Miss Joaquim Pad Thai With Prawns BOTTOM 3
VandaMissJoaquimFoodLook.jpg
Genie Chicken Basil Sauce
With Fired Egg
ELIMINATED
GenieFoodLook.jpg

Episode 1: "Whatcha Unpackin"

For the season premiere of Season 11, the 15 queens were tasked to create a look inspired by their style of drag using materials inspired by previous Drag Race contestants. Silky Nutmeg Ganache won the mini challenge and got to assigned the roles. She assigned herself with Peppermint, A'keria Chanel Davenport with Bebe Zahara Benet, Ariel Versace with Laganja Estranja, Brooke Lynn Hytes with Detox, Honey Davenport with BenDeLaCreme, Kahanna Montrese with Katya, Mercedes Iman Diamond with Bianca Del Rio, Nina West with Thorgy Thor, Plastique Tiara with Sasha Velour, Ra'Jah O'Hara with Kennedy Davenport, Scarlet Envy with Violet Chachki, Shuga Cain with Sharon Needles, Soju with Kim Chi, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo with Valentina and Yvie Oddly with Alaska. Brooke Lynn Hytes, A'keria C Davenport, Plastique Tiara and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo all received positive critiques with Brooke Lynn Hytes snatching the first win of the season. Ariel, Honey, Ra'Jah, Scarlet, Shuga, Silky, and Yvie are declared safe. Nina West, Mercedes Iman Diamond, Kahanna Montrese, and Soju all received negative critiques with Nina and Mercedes ultimately being declared safe leaving Kahanna and Soju to lip-sync. Kahanna Montrese won the lip-sync and Soju was eliminated.

Queen Assigned Queen
Look
Ranking
Brooke Lynn Hytes Detox WINNER
BrookeLegendaryLook.png
A'keria Chanel Davenport Bebe Zahara Benet HIGH
A'keriaLegendaryLook.png
Plastique Tiara Sasha Velour HIGH
PlastiqueLegendaryLook.png
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo Valentina HIGH
VanessaLegendaryLook.png
Ariel Versace Laganja Estranja SAFE
ArielLegendaryLook.png
Honey Davenport BenDeLaCreme SAFE
HoneyDavenportLegendaryLook.png
Ra'Jah O'Hara Kennedy Davenport SAFE
Ra'JahLegendaryLook.png
Scarlet Envy Violet Chachki SAFE
ScarletLegendaryLook.png
Shuga Cain Sharon Needles SAFE
ShugaLegendaryLook.png
Silky Nutmeg Ganache Peppermint SAFE
SilkyLegendaryLook.png
Yvie Oddly Alaska SAFE
YvieLegendaryLook.png
Nina West Thorgy Thor LOW
NinaWestLegendaryLook.png
Mercedes Iman Diamond Bianca Del Rio LOW
MercedesLegendaryLook.png
Kahanna Montrese Katya BOTTOM 2
KahannaLegendaryLook.png
Soju Kim Chi ELIMINATED
SojuLegendaryLook.png

Episode 7: "From Farm To Runway"

During this challenge, the remaining 9 queens had to create looks farm materials; whether it was food, seeds, burlap, denim, or more, the queens had to use it. Plastique Tiara, Brooke Lynn Hytes, and Yvie Oddly were praised for having unique, creative, well-presented runway looks. Ra'Jah O'Hara, A'keria Chanel Davenport, and Nina West were critiqued for lack of originality, a poor shape, and a messy outfit. After deliberations, Plastique was announced the winner and A'keria was left to lip sync against Ra'Jah. A'keria won the lip sync, sending home Ra'Jah after her fourth time in the bottom.

Queen Look Placement
Plastique Tiara
PlastiqueFarmLook.png
WINNER
Brooke Lynn Hytes
BrookeFarmLook.png
HIGH
Yvie Oddly
YvieFarmLook.png
HIGH
Shuga Cain
ShugaFarmLook.png
SAFE
Silky Nutmeg Ganache
SilkyFarmLook.png
SAFE
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
VanjieFarmLook.png
SAFE
Nina West
NinaFarmLook.png
LOW
A'keria Chanel Davenport
A'keriaFarmLook.png
BOTTOM 2
Ra'Jah O'Hara
Ra'JahFarmLook.png
ELIMINATED

Episode 4: La Más Piñata

Contestant Looks Placement
Scores
Alexis 3XL
and Bárbara Durango
Alexis3XLEp4Look.jpg WINNER
18
BarbaraDurangoPartnerLook.jpg
Sophia Jiménez
and Deborah La Grande
SophiaJimenezEp4Look.jpg HIGH
17
DeborahLaGrandePartnerLook.jpg
Amelia
and Cordelia Durango
AmeliaEp4Look.jpg SAFE
11
CordeliaDurangoPartnerLook.jpg
Soro Nasty
and Eva Blunt
SoroNastyEp4Look.jpg SAFE
11
EvaBluntPartnerLook.jpg
Job Star
and Margaret Y Ya
JobStarEp4Look.jpg BOTTOM 3
10
MargaretYYaPartnerLook.jpg
Gvajardo
and Debra Men
Gva4.PNG BOTTOM 3
10
DebraMenPartnerLook.jpg
Red Rabbit Duo
and Lana
RedRabbitDuoEp4Look.jpg ELIMINATED
8
LanaBoswellPartnerLook.jpg

Episode 6: "Crafty Beaver"

Camper Eliminated Camper
Look
Placement
Diana Fire Boris Tudeth WINNER
DianaFireEp6Look.jpg
DianaFireEp6LookB.jpg
Tora Himan Debbie Fox HIGH
ToraHimanEp6Look.jpg
Miss Kitty Litter ATX Ivanna SAFE
MissKittyLitterATXEp6Look.jpg
Clare Apparently Paris Lurux SAFE
ClareApparentlyEp6Look.jpg
Coco Jem Holiday Barbra Wyre BOTTOM 2
CocoJemHolidayEp6Look.jpg
Vivica Galactica Carly Üninemclite ELIMINATED
VivicaGalacticaEp6Look.jpg

Episode 1: "The Lesser of Two Evils"

Queen Look Placement
Dollya Black DollyaVillainLook.gif WINNER
Evah Destruction EvahVillainLook.gif HIGH
Priscilla Chambers PriscillaVillainLook.gif HIGH
Hollow Eve HollowVillainLook.gif SAFE
Landon Cider LandonVillainLook.gif SAFE
Maddelynn Hatter MaddelynnVillainLook.gif SAFE
St. Lucia SaintVillainLook.gif SAFE
Yovska YovskaVillainLook.gif SAFE
Louisianna Purchase LouisiannaVillainLook.gif LOW
Maxi Glamour MaxiVillainLook.gif BOTTOM 2
Violencia Exclamation Point ViolenciaVillainLook.gif EXTERMINATED

Episode 2: "Don’t Suck"

Queen Look Placement
Landon Cider LandonVampireLook.gif WINNER
Hollow Eve HollowVampireLook.gif HIGH
Louisianna Purchase LouisiannaVampireLook.gif HIGH
Dollya Black DollyaVampireLook.gif SAFE
Evah Destruction EvahVampireLook.gif SAFE
Maxi Glamour MaxiVampireLook.gif SAFE
Priscilla Chambers PriscillaVampireLook.gif SAFE
Maddelynn Hatter MaddelynnVampireLook.gif LOW
Yovska YovskaVampireLook.gif BOTTOM 2
St. Lucia SaintVampireLook.gif EXTERMINATED

Episode 5: "No Throw Aways, Not Recycled"

Queen Look Placement
Priscilla Chambers PriscillaGarbageLook.gif WINNER
Dollya Black DollyaGarbageLook.gif HIGH
Louisianna Purchase LouisiannaGarbageLook.gif HIGH
Maddelynn Hatter MaddelynnGarbageLook.gif SAFE
Landon Cider LandonGarbageLook.gif LOW
Evah Destruction EvahGarbageLook.gif BOTTOM 2
Hollow Eve HollowGarbageLook.gif EXTERMINATED

Episode 3: "Posh On A Penny"

Similar to the first episode of RuPauls Drag Race US, the queens had to create garments out of items seen in a 99p store. After designing the outfits and presenting them on the runway, Baga Chipz and Blu Hydrangea were declared safe. Divina De Campo, Crystal and The Vivienne all received positive critiques with Divina winning the challenge for her garment made out of laundry bags. Cheryl Hole was declared safe leaving Sum Ting Wong and Vinegar Strokes in the bottom two to lip-sync to 'Would I Lie To You' by the Eurythmics, and after her second time in the bottom, Vinegar Strokes was eliminated.

Queen Look Placement
Divina De Campo
DivinaPennyLook.jpg
WINNER
Crystal
CrystalPennyLook.jpg
HIGH
The Vivienne
TheViviennePennyLook.jpg
HIGH
Baga Chipz
BagaPennyLook.jpg
SAFE
Blu Hydrangea
BluPennyLook.jpg
SAFE
Cheryl Hole
CherylPennyLook.jpg
LOW
Sum Ting Wong
SumPennyLook.jpg
BOTTOM 2
Vinegar Strokes
VinegarPennyLook.jpg
ELIMINATED

Episode 1: "Old to New"

Contestant Look Placement
Flor FlorGarbageLook.jpg WINNER
Bionica BionicaGarbageLook.jpg SAFE
Claire Voyant ClaireVoyantGarbageLook.jpg SAFE
Elektra Shock ElektraShockGarbageLook.jpg SAFE
Jen Tré Fire JenTreFireGarbageLook.jpg SAFE
Kelly Fornia KellyForniaGarbageLook.jpg SAFE
Rhubarb Rouge RhubarbRougeGarbageLook.jpg SAFE
Willy SmacknTush WillySmacknTushGarbageLook.jpg BOTTOM 2
Stabitha StabithaGarbageLook.jpg ELIMINATED

Episode 3: "Onesies Inspirations"

Contestant Animal Onesie
Look
Placement
Elektra Shock Owl WINNER
ElektraShockOnesieLook.jpg
Bionica Duck SAFE
BionicaOnesieLook.jpg
Claire Voyant Penguin SAFE
ClaireVoyantOnesieLook.jpg
Flor Tiger SAFE
FlorOnesieLook.jpg
Willy SmacknTush Bear SAFE
WillySmacknTushOnesieLook.jpg
Jen Tré Fire Unicorn BOTTOM 2
JenTreFireOnesieLook.jpg
Kelly Fornia Cow ELIMINATED
KellyForniaOnesieLook.jpg

Episode 1: "Eh-Leganza Eh-xtravaganza"

Queen O Canada Box
Look
Ranking
Rita Baga Québec-Froid WINNER
RitaCanuckLook.png
BOA Man Of Green
Gay-bles
HIGH
BoaCanuckLook.png
Jimbo Rainblow It Up HIGH
JimboCanuckLook.png
Anastarzia Anaquway Canada Gay SAFE
AnastarziaCanuckLook.png
Ilona Verley Muskokurrr' SAFE
IlonaCanuckLook.png
Kiara Like A Prairie SAFE
KiaraCanuckLook.png
Priyanka Gone Fishy SAFE
PriyankaCanuckLook.png
Scarlett BoBo Glampede SAFE
ScarlettCanuckLook.png
Tynomi Banks Lumber Janes SAFE
TynomiCanuckLook.png
Kyne Yukon Gold Digger LOW
KyneCanuckLook.png
Lemon Jock Scraps BOTTOM 2
LemonCanuckLook.png
Juice Boxx Much Ru-sic
Video Prance
ELIMINATED
JuiceCanuckLook.png

Episode 4: "Single Use Queens"

Queen Material Look Ranking
Rita Baga Plastic
RitaReusableLook.png
WINNER
Scarlett BoBo
ScarlettReusableLook.png
HIGH TEAM
Kiara
KiaraReusableLook.png
HIGH TEAM
Priyanka Metal
PriyankaReusableLook.png
HIGH
Lemon
LemonReusableLook.png
SAFE
BOA
BoaReusableLook.png
LOW
Jimbo Paper
JimboReusableLook.png
LOW
Ilona Verley
IlonaReusableLook.png
BOTTOM 2
Tynomi Banks
TynomiReusableLook.png
ELIMINATED

Episode 1: "Look Inédito"

Queen Material Ranking
Organzza Plastic WINNER
Dandara Cloth HIGH
Ninfeta CDs SAFE
Ravenna Popcorn SAFE
Miguella Plastic Bags BOTTOM 2
Victória Blossom Balloons ELIMINATED

Episode 2: "Make Inédita"

Queen Material Ranking
Amy K. Fairy Disposable Cap WINNER
Melanie Mason Leaves HIGH
Ruby Nox Eggs SAFE
Velma Real Gelatine SAFE
Fruta3000 Things glued in the face BOTTOM 2
Aquarela Correction Fluid ELIMINATED

Episode 3: "Who Wore It Best?"

Queen Colour
Look
Placement
Lawrence Chaney Gold WINNER
LawrenceDesignLook.png
A'Whora Black HIGH
A'WhoraDesignLook.png
Bimini Bon-Boulash Blue HIGH
BiminiDesignLook.png
Sister Sister Pink HIGH
SisterDesignLook.png
Veronica Green Green HIGH
VeronicaDesignLook.png
Ellie Diamond Gold SAFE
EllieDesignLook.png
Tayce Black SAFE
TayceDesignLook.png
Ginny Lemon Pink LOW
GinnyDesignLook.png
Tia Kofi Green BOTTOM 2
TiaDesignLook.png
Asttina Mandella Blue ELIMINATED
AsttinaDesignLook.png

Episode 7: "Lockdown Supersheroes"

Queen Superhero Name
Look
Ranking
A'Whora Covid Nine-Tina WINNER
A'whoraSupersheroesLook.png
Ellie Diamond Exuberant Ellie HIGH
EllieSupersheroesLook.png
Bimini Bon-Boulash Dr. Isabella Blows-A-Lot SAFE
BiminiSupersheroesLook.png
Lawrence Chaney Lawrence of Chania LOW
LawrenceSupersheroesLook.png
Tayce Exfoliana Bolt BOTTOM 2
TayceSupersheroesLook.png
Sister Sister The Garden of Sh-Eden ELIMINATED
SisterSupersheroesLook.png

Episode 4: "Rucycled"

Queen Look Placement
Scarlet Adams ScarletAdamsRucycledLook.jpg WINNER
Art Simone ArtSimoneRucycledLook.jpg RTRN
+
HIGH
Maxi Shield MaxiRucycledLook.jpg HIGH
Elektra Shock ElektraShockRucycledLook.jpg SAFE
Kita Mean KitaRucycledLook.jpg SAFE
Etcetera Etcetera EtceteraRucycledLook.jpg LOW
Karen From Finance KarenRucycledLook.jpg BOTTOM 2
Anita Wigl'it AnitaRucycledLook.jpg ELIMINATED

Episode 1: "¡Bienvenidas a España!"

Queen Look Placement
Hugáceo Crujiente
HugáceoRummageSaleLook.jpg
WINNER
Carmen Farala
CarmenFaralaRummageSaleLook.jpg
HIGH
Sagittaria
SagittariaRummageSaleLook.jpg
HIGH
Arantxa Castilla La Mancha
ArantxaRummageSaleLook.jpg
SAFE
Drag Vulcano
DragVulcanoRummageSaleLook.jpg
SAFE
Inti
IntiRummageSaleLook.jpg
SAFE
Killer Queen
KillerRummageSaleLook.jpg
SAFE
Pupi Poisson
PupiRummageSaleLook.jpg
LOW
Dovima Nurmi
DovimaRummageSaleLook.jpg
BOTTOM 2
The Macarena
TheMacarenaRummageSaleLook.jpg
ELIMINATED

Episode 9: "Drag Tots"

Queen Look Placement
Ra'Jah O'Hara I'Siya Queen WIN
Ra'JahDragTotsLook.jpg
Ginger Minj Tara Belle BTM4
GingerDragTotsLook.jpg
Kylie Sonique Love Miss Behave BTM4
KylieDragTotsLook.jpg
Trinity K. Bonet Fierce Furlicia the Feline BTM4
TrinityDragTotsLook.jpg
Eureka! Alexandria McQueen ELIM
EurekaDragTotsLook.jpg

Episode 2: "Ooh, I Got Sunburned!"

Queen Look Placement
The Countess Crocodile Dandy WINNER
TheCountessGlampingLook.jpg
Love Masisi From Route 66
tot de A2
HIGH
LoveMasisiGlampingLook.jpg
Vivaldi Sneaky Sneakout HIGH
VivaldiGlampingLook.jpg
Keta Minaj Glamping Rock SAFE
KetaMinajGlampingLook.jpg
My Little Puny Inflatable Glam Puny SAFE
MyLittlePunyGlampingLook.jpg
Vanessa Van Cartier Glam Camp Mosquito Fighter SAFE
VanessaVanCartierGlampingLook.jpg
Tabitha Buttoned Shade Dress LOW
TabithaGlampingLook.jpg
Ivy-Elyse Sleepingbag Beauty BOTTOM 2
Ivy-ElyseGlampingLook.jpg
Reggy B Sleepy B ELIMINATED
ReggyBGlampingLook.jpg

Episode 1: "Lost and Fierce"

Queen Look Placement
Icesis Couture WINNER
Stephanie Prince HIGH
Suki Doll HIGH
Adriana SAFE
Kendall Gender SAFE
Kimora Amour SAFE
Océane Aqua-Black SAFE
Pythia SAFE
Synthia Kiss SAFE
Eve 6000 LOW
Gia Metric BOTTOM 2
Beth ELIMINATED

Trivia

  • Drag on a Dime, Gone with the Windows, The Queen Who Mopped Xmas, Face, Face, Face of Cakes, RuPocalypse Now! and Float Your Boat were all used as inspirations for the first Design Challenge of season 8, returning as legendary Design Challenges from the first 99 episodes.
    • For Face of Cakes the cake used was Red Velvet, Stacy Layne Matthews cake in the original.
    • For Float Your Boat the blue boat was used, which was Willam's colour in the original.
    • Additionally, all three of the top queens that week had been assigned themes from season 3: The Queen Who Mopped Xmas, The Hair Ball Design Challenge and The Money Ball Design Challenge.
  • Drag on a Dime is the only challenge to be used three times, in Season 1, 8 (as an inspiration) and 10.
    • In all three seasons it was the first episode of the season.
  • Many outfits from these Design Challenges have become memes within the fandom due to their unusual construction, strange choice of items, and random lines from the queens wearing them. Including:
  • Raja is the first queen to win two Design Challenges as well as winning two in the same season (Followed by Année Maywong and Rita Baga).
  • Tyra Sanchez, Sharon Needles, Violet Chachki, Kim Chi, Aquaria, and Brooke Lynn Hytes are the only queens to win both a Fashion/Design Challenge and a Ball Challenge in the same season.
    • Of those, all but Kim Chi and Brooke Lynn Hytes have gone on to win their seasons.
  • Morgan McMichaels has the biggest placement differences between her two Fashion/Design Challenges as she won "Gone with the Windows" and was eliminated in "Here Comes the Bride".
  • In All Stars 3's Rudemption runway, Aja did her Draggily Ever After look and Shangela her The Queen Who Mopped Xmas look, looks that landed them in the bottom 2 in their original seasons.
    • Morgan McMichaels chose her "Here Comes the Bride" look, that eliminated her in her original season. She was eliminated the episode before so she couldn't show the outfit on the runway.[1]
  • The Design Challenge being the first challenge of the season has had some backlash from fans, as it has eliminated queens that they felt should have stayed longer as they would have done well in the acting and performance challenges in the next few episodes.
  • Season 12 and Season 13 are, so far, the only regular seasons to not feature a Design/Fashion challenge outside of the Ball challenge, with Season 12 being the first.
  • DRH 1 is to this day the only international season to not feature a Design Challenge.

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