A mum is spending every day of January dressing up as household items – including a tub of Vanish, baked beans, toilet cleaner, Quality Street and a Pot Noodle.
Creative Taryn de Vere says she is trying to brighten up the ‘dreary month’ with a range of different and fun homemade outfits.
So far, the mum-of-five has also appeared as a tube of toothpaste, an Always pad and a carton of milk.
Taryn, who works in communications and social media management, said she got the idea after staying home so much over Christmas to avoid high Covid numbers.
Her first outfit was a sink unblocker and after building up a large following she said things had just grown from there.
She said: ”I’m not allowed to buy anything for an outfit is my only rule. I generally try and create outfits that I could wear all day if I wanted to, though some of the headwear is a bit cumbersome to wear all day, especially the ones I create to look like bottle caps.
“It has expanded my ideas of what I can do with the clothes I already have – I feel like I’ve got a new creative lease on life!
”I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to this project, people tell me the first thing they do in the morning is check my Instagram to see what I’m wearing & that it has brightened up their lives.
“Life’s a bit dark at the moment with everyone experiencing a very similar reality, and this is one bit of joy and light that people can rely on everyday.
“This whole project has really opened up my mind, and I think it has tapped into something for many people that inspiration is everywhere, and they too can take inspiration in different places and wear their clothes in unique ways.”
Taryn said she came up with the idea to try and make January a little less “grim.”
She added: “I took January off work this year, after working for two years without a break, to focus on some creative activities.
”Given Omicron’s prevalence, I decided that I would avoid people as much as possible for January in an effort to keep myself and my family safe.
”Facing into the prospect of being house-bound for a month I decided I’d set myself the challenge of dressing as something in my house each day for the month.
”At the time I came up with the idea I was sitting on my bed and my eye alighted on a bottle of sink unblocker in the ensuite, so that became the inspiration for the first outfit.”
Trayn, from Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland, said on the last day of the month, people from around the world are joining in to dress up as an item from their household and posting their outfits online using the #Objectdresschallenge
Taryn said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone’s outfits and in February I’m going to continue the challenge, but will be dressing as objects in other people’s houses!”
Follow her here instagram.com/taryndevere