Boyo’s primary school hosts an annual parent fundraiser.  There’s always a theme.  This year, it was the Oscars so the Welshman and I went as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.  As you do.

Recently I bombarded Twitter with questions on hair rollers, winged eyeliner, false eyelash application … and so on.  I’ve been Googling and YouTubing and blog-reading, not to mention shopping and practising and searching and planning.

Finally, I had all the pieces in one spot, after a heart stopping hour when I temporarily lost my sh*t the paper bag containing all the bits and pieces needed to transform me into Elizabeth Taylor.  These accessories were added to a truly gorgeous Leona Edmiston dress and party shoes, along with a tonne of makeup, false eyelashes and some winged eyeliner.  I wore Leona Edmiston for a week in my #LeonaWeek challenge, and this dress was the piece de resistance!

Elizabeth Taylor, I presume?

The Welshman tossed around a few costume ideas – under consideration was reusing his fabulous Bollywood costume as a Slumdog Millionaire outfit, wearing a toga to go as John Belushi from Animal House, going as John Belushi from Blues Brothers (I’m sensing a theme here), but finally he plumped for looking suave in a classic tux.

We added a touch of  comedy glamour (glamedy?) with a truly fabulous burgundy velvet bow tie, clip on no less, and decided he could be the Richard Burton to my Elizabeth Taylor.  Knew that Welshman angle would come in handy.


We rocked up to the Rozcars, posed on the red carpet, schmoozed a little, met a few celebrities, had a few drinks and a general chit chat.  Lots of oohing and aahing, checking of false lashes and reapplying of fashion tape – you know the drill.


  • The Dictator took Bjork for a spin on the dancefloor
  • Jaws and Marilyn Monroe just love a dress up.  They have never met a costume party they didn’t like yet!
  • Richard Burton flanked by a pair of Gorgeous Girls dressed as Audreys
  • Beetlejuice had a guest starring role in the flash mob
  • Cleverest costume of the night was awarded by me to Brangelina. The real Angelina would love to have legs like that!

Then it was time for the big event.  Yup, that’s right.  The moment you’ve all been waiting for!  Drum roll please …

The performance of a life time – the movie-themed Rozcars Flash Mob!  Click on the link to view the dance performance that will have Broadway shaking in its boots.

An amazing effort by Bjork, aka our choregrapher.


A little photo booth love with the Welshman.  Even better looking than Richard Burton.

Does your school or work host costume parties? Do you love them? I loathe them but make an effort despite myself!

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  • Recycling Greetings Cards | Kimba Likes - 17 November 2013 - 7.04 am

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  • Grace - 8 June 2012 - 11.27 pm

    What an awesome night ! We love a fancy dress party. My husband’s amazing at making “props”. 
    Nice touch with the burgundy bow tie 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 9 June 2012 - 7.20 am

      Ah, the people like you who love dress ups make it fun for the rest of us! Otherwise we’d make a half arsed effort. That tie was worth every penny of the fiver we paid for it, and I’m so nicking it as a hair bow! ReplyCancel

      • Kim-Marie Williams - 9 June 2012 - 7.22 am

        Props to your husband for making the props! Jaws made his own costume (as if you could hire that!) and stayed in character all night. A friend of theirs made a massive papier mâché elephant for her Bollywood 40th. ReplyCancel

  • Mum of Adult Kids - 8 June 2012 - 9.24 pm

    I’m a big fan of dress-ups, when it’s someone else dressing up!  So many celebs in one place, paparazzi heaven!  🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 9 June 2012 - 7.18 am

      Now that we’ve become friends with dedicated costume party dresser uppers, we’ve attended more costume parties in the last two years than in our entire lives put together! Entering the season of 40th parties (even the odd 50th) helps too. Are we all reverting to childhood?!

      The celebs were cool but you know, when you’re La Liz Taylor, dripping in jewels, you’re pretty cool yourself! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Cup of Tea & a Blog - 8 June 2012 - 7.36 pm

    What amazing costumes! remands me  of dressing up as Audrey Hepburn for a friends 30th. I love dressing up! Today I played dress up with my toddlar, we were pirates.. not quite so glam eh?!

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 9 June 2012 - 7.15 am

      I like to dress up way more than I like doing dress ups! Toddler dress ups are fun though. My 8 year old will still occasionally get out the dress up box but not very often nowadays. 🙁ReplyCancel

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  • She's Sonic - 7 June 2012 - 8.21 pm

    That was some fantastic evening!! You looked absolutely stunning, the Welshman looked extremely dapper…and HONEYCHILD, do you get your groove on or WHAT?! Loved it!! xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 8 June 2012 - 7.15 am

      Oh, I do love to dance!  I only wish I hadn’t been so ill in the lead up and missed so many practice sessions.  I also wish I’d pulled the dress up a leeetle bit higher. 😉ReplyCancel

  • […] The Welshman and I indulged in a little photo booth fun when we attended our school’s fundraising event, the Rozcars! […]ReplyCancel

  • FoxInFlats - 4 June 2012 - 9.09 pm

    Love it! The video is fab & GIRL, you’ve got the moves! xReplyCancel

  • Kim-Marie Williams - 4 June 2012 - 5.29 pm

    Thanks, Ingrid. A big night out for old people! 😉ReplyCancel

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