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12th September 2016

Wacky Race Round Fashion – 15 years of bucking the trend

Fashion Faux Pas or First Past the Post? We Love KB looks back over the last 15 years of the wackiest Kalgoorlie Boulder Race Round Fashion.

Every year in Kalgoorlie Boulder we welcome in Spring with a pretty smashing party – The Kalgoorlie Boulder Race Round! So far, we’ve shared some amazing looks that you can buy locally and had a reflective moment on fashion photography which showcased local photographers and designers against the stunning backdrop that is the Goldfields.

This week we’re taking a moment to look back on some of the wackier Race Round fashion outfits, not quite the calibre of the Hannan’s Cup Ladies Day Fashions on the Field entrants but we’ve gotta’ give them kudos for creativity in bucking the trend.

1) The reigning Queen of quirky raceround fashion, Kalgoorlie’s own Fanny Cracker!

fannycracker1Christopher Jordan Wright as drag queen Fanny Cracker at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

2) And err, the King?

Man dressed as Elvis at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

3) Go full superhero, or go home.

Men dressed as super heroes at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround Men dressed as super heroes at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

4) We like to call this look “Kalgoorlie Smart Casual”

Kalgoorlie "Smart Casual" at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

5) They wear your grandad’s clothes. They look incredible.

Men dressed as grandads at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

6) Don’t you just hate it when you show up wearing the same outfit as the Champions Marquee?

Man in bright yellow suit at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

7) Group costumes for the win!

Punters dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround Punters dressed as 1920s mobsters at Kalgoorlie Boulder RaceroundTeenage models dressed in arty hats and converse sneakers at Kalgoorlie Boulder RaceroundGirls with mathing hobby horses at Kalgoorlie Boulder RaceroundGirls in costume at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

8) We’re all quite mad here

Child dressed as Tim Burton/Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

9) When in doubt, wear a loud coloured suit.

Men dressed in bright suits at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

10) Or a bold print

Man dressed in zebra print suit at Kalgoorlie Boulder RaceroundMan dressed in hawaiian print suit at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

11) Hash House Harrier chic

Hash House Harriers in costume at Kalgoorlie Boulder RaceroundHash House Harriers in costume at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround Hash House Harriers in costume at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround 2008

12) We love a bit of headwear ingenuity

Man with homemade hat at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

13) Practical fashion in that Kalgoorlie sunshine!

Men in costume at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

14) Coming down in pairs

Men dressed as Bananas in Pajamas at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

15) The stuff of nightmares

Men dressed as clowns at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

16) One to take home to meet your mum

Man dressed as bogan at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

17) Whatever this is

Man in costume at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

18) Party in your pants

Men in costume at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround 2015

19) My Little Pony prêt-à-porter

Women in My Little Pony hat at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround

20) Got to admire the dedication to collecting materials to create this themed outfit!

Man in Emu Export costume at Kalgoorlie Boulder Raceround 2007

Recognise yourself or a friend? What’s your fashion pick? Let us know in the comments below!

Whether you want to follow the classic spring racing guidelines with your outfit or are just looking for a day of fashion-free fun don’t forget to get your tickets early! Gate entry, marquee and catering options are all available for pre-purchase from the Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club website.

All images used are the property of the KBRC.

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One Response to “Wacky Race Round Fashion – 15 years of bucking the trend”

  1. George September 13, 2016

    I remember seeing Fanny Cracker in that amazing CD outfit! Probably why I turned out the way I did haha. Also, best subline ever ‘Er, whatever this is’!! haha.

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