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This Saturday’s Queen City Pride Queen-Sized Tea Dance at Union Tavern has no cover for those that come in an outfit inspired by their favorite figure of royalty. Looking for some inspiration? Here are 9 of our favorites.

 

1) Queen of Hearts

Feared by Alice and hated by her subjects, this antagonistic jewel of the Disney villains collection deserves Hall of Fame status for her spot-on interpretation of the classic playing card character. Bonus points for her commitment that bold red color story.

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2) Queen Bee

The figurehead of the City of Poughkeepsie’s signature beehive seal, the queen bee is all that royalty should be: humble, commanding and timeless. Plus she sweet as honey.

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3) Maleficent

Not to be upstaged by her fever dream-induced colleague of the Disney villains camp, Maleficent is here to let you all know that a bad hair day does not mean complete ruin. Toss on a custom-tailored cowl, add a couple of horns and you’re out the door.

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4) Queen Latifah

This icon of American stage & screen has played (what seems like) every role imaginable. She can sing, she can dance, she can act and she slays in butch emerald wizard drag.

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5) Poughkeepsie Regatta Queen

This is Ann Kaurin. She was proudly crowned the 1950 Poughkeepsie Regatta Queen. She’s one of Poughkeepsie’s many fabulous queens. You go, Ann.

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6) Queen Elizabeth I

What could be more summer sensible than a full-length frock and sun-shielding collar? You’ll save buckets of money on sunscreen and not have to worry about mixing & matching – after all, when you’re the queen, you make the rules.

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7) Freddie Mercury

This legendary front man for the British rock group, Queen, has it all: killer dance moves, boundless energy, a four-octave vocal range and a last name shared with an element of the Periodic Table.

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8) British Royal Family

Sometimes hats aren’t an accessory to the outfit. Sometimes the hat is what makes the outfit. A successful queen is never without a sensible headpiece.

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9) Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

OK, so she’s actually a bus, but this queen has it all! Style, grace, flair and a true appreciation for classical opera and the great outdoors.

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