A woman who literally fancied a change gave away all her clothes so she can wear FANCY DRESS – every day for an entire YEAR.
Wacky Eve Hazelton, 28, lined up 365 different costumes and slipped into a different one each morning to raise funds for breast cancer.
Eve dressed as a cavewoman, a pirate, Robin Hood, Wonder Woman, Princess Fiona from Shrek and Mr Motivator.
Over the last year she transformed herself into a gorilla, a banana, a giant Rubik’s Cube and attended a friend’s wedding in vintage 1950s getup.
Eve, a director of photography from Teignmouth, Devon, came up with the madcap idea to raise cash for a breast cancer charity.
Her first step was to empty her entire wardrobe into bin bags and donate it all to a Red Cross charity shop.
Fancy dress firm Smiffys who were so impressed with her gesture they offered to supply her with all 365 outfits.
Eve said the nerves kicked in when she realised she would have to go shopping, socialise, go to the gym and even see clients in costume.
But she was so determined to keep to her brief she slept in a romper suit and bonnet and went to the beach in a red Baywatch swimsuit.
Eve said: “It’s been an interesting year. Everyone’s been so supportive of what I’m doing but I do got some really strange looks when I popped to the shop for milk or for working out as Mr Motivator.
“I’ve had a few meeting with clients when they don’t know what to say when I walk in – people are often very British about it and will simply say nothing and carry on.
“I thought it would be easy but a lot of the costumes were pretty uncomfortable and there’s no escaping it.
“But the good cause makes it all worthwhile.”
Eve decided to support the fight against breast cancer after losing a best friend’s mum to the disease.
Her husband Dave Reynolds, 28, offered his full support despite having to go shopping and accompany novelty animals, pop stars and historical figures to dinner parties.
Eve said: “I think breast cancer is something which affects everybody at some point.
“I wanted to do something for the charity after I worked on an event for them but I couldn’t decide what to do.
“I was too scared to run a marathon or shave my head so I eventually decided that dressing up in fancy dress would be a fun and different way of raising money.”
“I decided what to wear based on the weather and how I’m feeling – most of the time it’s spur of the moment.
“Probably one of the outfits I was was most looking forward to was the Honey Monster outfit.
“I attended a friends wedding in August and dressed in 1950’s outfit with their initials embroidered into a skirt.
“For a trip to France I dressed as a sailor on the ferry across.”
Dom Peckett, marketing director at Smiffys, said: “As soon as we read about Eve’s plans, we knew we wanted to get involved.
“We wish Eve the best of luck and we can’t wait to see her progress over the next 12 months.”
Eve – who has so far raised over £2,300 – began her ‘Fancy Year’ on July 1 and posts daily pictures on her website www.myfancyyear.com
She is raising money for CoppaFeel, which raises awareness of breast cancer. To donate £5 by text send FEEL88 £5 to 70070.