Ginger To Auction Spice Wear

Geri Halliwell will be distancing herself a little further from her former life as a Spice Girl by auctioning off some of her old costumes for charity.

The British press is reporting that the auction will take place at Sotheby's in London on September 16, and among the items expected to be going under the hammer are her trademark Union Jack mini-dress with its customized black corset, her stars and stripes dress, and her eye-popping cheerleader outfit.

Halliwell, who reportedly plans to donate the proceeds from the auction to childrens' charities, has already shed a number of her Spicy trappings, including her streaked hair and Tammy Faye Bakker make-up.

The former Ginger Spice may also do an online chat to promote the auction, following in the footsteps of her very good friend George Michael, and Halliwell's chat is rumored to be in the works on that same site which houses Michael's record label, Aegean.

Meanwhile, the remaining four Spice Girls recently

told BBC talk show host Esther Rantzen that they, too, were thinking of selling their outfits for charity.