Wig Party 2012

Wig Party Goes to Toyland Wig Party Goes to Toyland - Chris Jepson
Posted: Wed Oct 10 2012

This week's Wig Party is the year's most hair-raising fundraiser. Cough up and get coiffed up for the Elton John Aids Foundation

Wig Party is back. What better way to raise funds for a worthy cause and let your hair down - or zhush it up?

Now in its ninth year, the pageant, ball and club night takes place at the glitzy Café de Paris, raising money for HIV and Aids charities. Billed as 'a celebration of individuality and self expression' where people demonstrate their support 'with hair and with heart', each Wig Party has a different theme. Last year it was 'Gods and Monsters'; this year it's 'Wig Party Goes to Toyland'.

'We've selected Toyland because it's fun, frivolous and playful,' says
co-organiser Colin Frankland. 'The key message is that the theme is optional. All people need to do is wear a wig and have fun. Of course, some people will design their wig and outfit around the
theme, drawing their inspiration from their childhood.'

So if it's always been your dream to wear Lego man plastic hair or Barbie doll blonde tresses, now's your chance.

Celebs getting wiggy with it at previous events include Patrick Cox, Leona Lewis and Dannii Minogue. This year's beneficiary is the Elton John Aids Foundation, and special guests include Ji Wallace, the gay athlete who won a silver medal at the Sydney Olympics and who recently announced that he is HIV positive.

Last year's Wig Party raised more than £10,000. This year the organisers are hoping to top that with a minimum of £30,000.

Tickets cost £30, or, if you're feeling really flash, a VIP table for up to ten people including a bottle of champagne, a bottle of spirit and mixers, a makeup service from Mac and the full VIP treatment will set you back £1,200.

Get your wig on!

‘Wig Party Goes to Toyland' is at the Café de Paris on Sun Oct 21.