Wardrobe Wednesday | Circus

Circus Dressups
The Welshman and I aren’t very big fans of costume parties.  We don’t mind a bit of a glamour night out and getting dressed up, but we’re not quite so fond of dress ups.  However, most of our friends are costume party fanatics and Boyo’s school holds a fabulous fundraiser every year involving, you guessed it, a costume party around a fantastic theme.

Circus was this year’s theme, complete with sideshows and guests ranging from sideshow carnies to clowns to ringmasters to strong men to lion tamers to an organ grinder and his monkey and rather a lot of sexy vintage-styled burlesque costumes.  The Welshman didn’t mind them at all.

One of my favourite costumes was a fabulous woman dressed in a fabulous Roman costume.  It escaped a few people, but I was delighted to get the reference straight off.  All that reading pays off eventually.  She was dressed as Juvenal, a Roman poet who wrote The Satires.  Ever made reference to bread and circuses?  You can thank Juvenal for that quote!

The fabulous parent band, Parental as Anything,  played another stellar gig.  Their performance was as good as their name.  Still a bit proud of that naming effort!

Check out some of the amazing circus costumes!


Circus Circus

Wardrobe Wednesday | Circus Costumes

Circus Roz 3

Top marks to the Welshman, my lovely lady love.  He knocked it out of the park dressed as the Bearded Lady, taking out the prize for Best Dressed Man.  I’m afraid his collar didn’t match his cuffs.  I liken his look to the lovechild of Hagrid and Jayne Mansfield.  What do you think?


Frocktober 31
You might recognise the dress from Frocktober last year.  I wore it all day, as dared by the lovely Catherine from Cup of Tea and a Blog.  I stood up at morning lines at Boyo’s school, in an attempt to explain why I was wearing a wedding dress and inadvertently triggering lots of questions about what exactly ovaries were.  I attended a PR event for Target.  I went trick or treating with Boyo.  All dressed  in my wedding dress.  All in the name of charity and raising money for ovarian cancer research.


Wardrobe Wednesday Circus Costume Party
 To create my circus peacock costume, I pulled together lots of bits and pieces.  I borrowed a fabulous pink feather clip from Mint Condition Vintage Boutique in Rozelle.  Isn’t that lovely!  I tacked a feathered headband from the clearance rack at Sportsgirl onto my trusty tiara – last worn as Elizabeth Taylor at the Rozcars.  I thrifted a brand new Bracewell sequinned peacock top for $6, teamed with a silvery grey tutu, Leona Edmiston peacock blue tights and peachy pink ballet flats from Dotti.  I added an embellished lavender cuff, colourful beaded earrings, and an enamel flower and pearl necklace.

My tutu was purchased two years ago from a Peter Alexander ex-store display for an absolute bargain.  I just couldn’t resist the sheer prettiness of it and knew I would press it into service one day.  It was a slightly odd trip home on the bus carrying a tutu.  As you do!


Wardrobe Wednesday Circus Costume
Although I’m not a fan of costume parties, I just love the opportunity to go a bit cray cray with my makeup.  The best thing about creating a costume look is that shadow fallout isn’t a problem! My eye makeup covered my entire lid, up over my green brow, and under my eye region.  I added some amazing feather lashes and gave myself beautiful luminous glowing skin with lots of luminiser.

Are you a costume party fan?


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