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Priscilla,Queen of the Desert knows how to dress: Backstage peek at those wild & fabulous clothes

Upclose look at Priscilla, Queen of the Desert's wild fabulous clothes

Broadway smash Priscilla, Queen of the Desert has landed at the Hobby Center, carrying in tow no less than 500 individual costumes that bring the 1994 Australian cult film to life on stage.

CultureMap met with wardrobe supervisor extraordinaire Gillian Austin for a behind-the-scenes look at outlandish outfits ranging from human paintbrushes to human cupcakes — not to mention rows and rows of rhinestone-encrusted gowns for the show’s drag queen cast.

Watch the video above to learn more about the wild-and-wooly world of stage costuming . . . and see a grown CultureMap reporter dress up like a kangaroo.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert runs through Saturday at the Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall with tickets starting at $24. Visit the Theatre Under the Stars website for details and times.

3 Tyler Priscilla Queen of the desert video October 2013
Photo by Joel Luks