Are you ready for some entertainment? Are you ready for a show? Grab a needle and scissors and make your best Freddie Mercury costume! But don't feel under pressure: your Freddie look should be ready for his birthday anniversary on September 5, so you still have a bit of time.
The Freddie For A Day is an initiative of The Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT), which was founded by famous guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach in commemoration of the legendary Freddie Mercury, who died from AIDS. The Mercury Phoenix Trust is funding charities fighting against AIDS all around the world and in the last 21 years the Trust has given away over 15 million dollars in the lead singer's name, funding over 700 projects.
MPT started with the 'Freddie For A Day' initiative four years ago, to raise funds in a fun way. Every September 5th they encourage people to dress in Freddie Mercury's style to raise awareness and of course if they will collect some money for charity by selling iconic moustaches for instance -that will be great bonus. Or you can ask family and friends to donate money for your courageous Freddie attempt!
You can wear just the moustache, or you can use all your creativity and sew an original costume in Mercury's style. Or maybe you prefer to shop for a ready made look here:www.queenonlinestore.com/Mercury-Phoenix-Trust/ This year it can paid off for you - the best picture uploaded on Twitter with hashtag #areyoureadytofreddie until September 5 can win a 'Queen Live At The Rainbow' Super Deluxe Box Set! Are you ready to Freddie?
P.S. Need some inspiration? Diana Moseley, Freddie's personal costume designer, has written a few tips on how to style a Freddie costume. Check it out here: www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/site/getinvolved