Showing posts with label frocktober. Show all posts
Showing posts with label frocktober. Show all posts

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Frocktober 2017

Warning! This post is going to contain a lots of frock pictures. But on the plus side, many of them won't have me in them.

Yes, once again it's that Frocktober time of year, and I'm using this blog to promote the annual fundraiser by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation here in Australia.

Here's what they say:

Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, often known as a “silent-killer” as symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. Unlike many other cancers there is no early detection test. Consequently ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages and only 20%-30% of women will survive beyond five years of diagnosis. In comparison, survival rates increase to 80-100% when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is Australia’s pre-eminent ovarian cancer research body. Our goal is to raise ovarian cancer awareness and vital funds for the development of an early detection test that will save women’s lives.

We receive no government funding and rely on the support of our community and business supporters to assist in driving our research forward.


The classic way to raise funds is to wear a dress every day in October. As I've said before, this isn't very practical for me, or for many other (regardless of gender). But this year my daughter decided to wear formal or cosplay outfits to her university classes on as many days as she could. So this year she gets top-billing in my annual Frocktober post. She has a page set up for donations, and I'd love for you to go there now and make a small (or not so small) contribution. Thank you. Here it is:

Maya's Frocktober Page


Now enjoy the pictures.










I think she still has a couple of outfits left in her for this coming week as well.

Maya gets top billing, but Mrs Kobold and I haven't been idle as well. A couple of weeks ago we headed out to the Southern Highlands (with Maya) looking awesome together:






Then today we went back to Goulburn because Catherine wanted to visit a second-hand book emporium there, and I wanted to go to the war memorial.


This is Goulburn's War Memorial. I blogged about it a few years ago.


And this is me browsing the Argyle Book Emporium.


I picked up a few goodies.


And this is just me.


As I say, Maya is probably good for a few more outfits, and I may have one more outing left in me this month as well, but I think this post has quite enough Frocktobering in it to convince you to donate. So here's that link again:

Maya - Frocktober 2017

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Frocktober 2016

It's October again, and that can only mean one thing; the annual post promoting Frocktober.

Frocktober is a month-long event organised by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation here in Australia in order to raise awareness of, and funds to help fight, (you've guessed it) ovarian cancer. Here's what they say:

Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, often known as a “silent-killer” as symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. Unlike many other cancers there is no early detection test. Consequently ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages and only 20%-30% of women will survive beyond five years of diagnosis. In comparison, survival rates increase to 80-100% when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is Australia’s pre-eminent ovarian cancer research body. Our goal is to raise ovarian cancer awareness and vital funds for the development of an early detection test that will save women’s lives.

We receive no government funding and rely on the support of our community and business supporters to assist in driving our research forward.


The classic way to raise funds is to wear a dress every day in October. Obviously that's fine for some, but despite my tendencies in that direction I'm not sure it would go down too well at work. My choice is to frock up at least once during the month, get some nice pictures and then use them to convince you and others to donate to the cause. This year I have been organised enough to manage two outings, and in one I was joined by the lovely Mrs Kobold.

First off, here's the link so that you can donate: Frocktober 2016

And, pride of place in the display of photos, is Mrs Kobold, in a replica Regency gown that she made herself, because she's really clever like that. It's actually the first time she'd ever made a dress, so all in all a good effort I reckon.


I went for shop-bought; boho/hippy goodness from Tree of Life. One of the staff recommended this particular one to me, and I reckon she made a good call.


Here we are together. 


The pictures were taken in the Wollongong Rhododendron Gardens, which wed earmarked as an excellent place for flouncing around in suitable frock earlier this year. Frocktober just offered a good opportunity.


 Earlier this month I had a day up in Sydney to shop for camera bits for our upcoming holiday, and decided that it would be as much fun to do it in a frock as not. So here's Froctober 2016 - Part 2 (which took place before Part 1).



Maybe next year I'll go for Frocktober at MOAB.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Frocktober 2015

It's October again, and that can only mean one thing. No, not Tanktober. No, not Orktober. But yes to FROCKTOBER!

Frocktober is an annual event organised by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation here in Australia in order to raise awareness of, and funds to help fight, (you've guessed it) ovarian cancer. Here's what they say:

Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, often known as a “silent-killer” as symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. Unlike many other cancers there is no early detection test. Consequently ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages and only 20%-30% of women will survive beyond five years of diagnosis. In comparison, survival rates increase to 80-100% when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is Australia’s pre-eminent ovarian cancer research body. Our goal is to raise ovarian cancer awareness and vital funds for the development of an early detection test that will save women’s lives.

We receive no government funding and rely on the support of our community and business supporters to assist in driving our research forward.


The classic way to raise funds is to wear a dress every day in October. Obviously that's fine for some, but despite my tendencies in that direction I'm not sure it would go down too well at work. My choice is to frock up at least once during the month, get some nice pictures and then use them to convince you and others to donate to one of the people or teams who are doing the full frock extravaganza. For the last couple of years I have followed fellow-blogger Kim-Marie, who organises Team Kimba Likes but you may wish to sponsor Jude and Bethany at my favourite retro/vintage boutique in Wollongong, Something For Doris

On with the photos, taken on a convenient bit of lawn in picturesque Berrima in the NSW Southern Highlands after a long, hard day looking around shops, visiting a home and garden fair, frequenting cafes and (it has to be said) bemusing small children.


The lovely Rachel is wearing a garish frock that has been described by others as 'the Eighties trying to do the Fifties'. There's a full petticoat underneath because, trust me, they are awesome. The lurid shoes were an impulse purchase from a sale-rack. The story of my life.


Here's some obligatory gaming content - a quick game of Machinas after I got home, but before I reverted to my default gender presentation.


Thank you for your support.


Friday, 24 October 2014

Frocktober!

This is a wargames blog. I don't generally post stuff here that doesn't have some kind of game-related content. But I'm going to make an exception for this post about - Frocktober!

Every ten hours, one woman in Australia dies from ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, often known as a “silent-killer” as symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. Unlike many other cancers there is no early detection test. Consequently ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages and only 20%-30% of women will survive beyond five years of diagnosis. In comparison, survival rates increase to 80-100% when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation is Australia’s pre-eminent ovarian cancer research body. Their goal is to raise ovarian cancer awareness and vital funds for the development of an early detection test that will save women’s lives.

They receive no government funding and rely on the support of community and business supporters to assist in driving their research forward.

Frocktober is all about raising funds and awareness. You can wear a frock just once, or do what many are doing and wear a different frock every day in October. In doing do we can help support the OCRF.

Last week I had an opportunity to pop on a frock, flounce in front of a camera and do my bit. I don't have a specific page set up, but I have been promoting and supporting fellow blogger Kim-Marie and her Team Kimba Likes. If you want to contribute just visit this site:


Thank you.

And here's the photo:


As for the technical details,  the lovely Rachel is today wearing a brown and turquoise dress from La Redoute, teamed with high-heeled boots from Rubi Shoes. She is posing in the E.G.Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens in Caringbah, Sydney. The picture was one of many taken by my long-suffering wife.

And my arms really are that skinny.
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