Amanda Green stands in front of a large mirror and lights the blunt end of an old wine cork with a lighter. After methodically burning it, she draws sideburns and a goatee on her face with the charcoal residue.
Within minutes, the pretty, feminine woman transforms into a different person — a man she calls Hugh Jindapants.
"I didn't want to look like a girl trying to look like a guy," Green said. "I wanted to look like a guy. I wanted to fool people and work with that element of gender play."
Performing as a drag king is a large part of Green's life, and she has found an outlet for creative expression as a member of the IC Kings — Iowa City's only drag-king group.