Two freelance workers have been using their time in self-isolation to recreate famous looks, including Mary Poppins, Edward Scissorhands, and even My Little Pony.
Freelance photographer Harriet Clare, 29, and dancer and performer Chloe Mead, 28, have found themselves isolating at Ms. Mead's parents' house in West Sussex, England, with all work for the foreseeable future canceled.
This is what happens when you’re freelance, in isolation, with an extensive fancy dress wardrobe. 10 days of challe… https://t.co/q8xLX8tSsu— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487234.0
Ms. Clare told the PA news agency:
"We don't want to detract from the severity of the situation, but hopefully it can be a welcome distraction and an inspiration for people to be creative at home."
Miss Trunchbull https://t.co/vgTucGUHQM— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487352.0
Miss Trunchbull pics https://t.co/bk1bPVbm56— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487355.0
"When at first all our work was canceled it felt really disheartening as a creative to feel completely redundant and helpless towards the unfolding situation."
"Even though we're very aware that we're not on the frontline, it has been nice to show how creativity is still important in these trying times."
They have spent the last 12 days dressing up as different characters, including Miss Trunchbull from Roald Dahl's novel Matilda and Sir Elton John.
Ms. Clare said:
"It started one morning when Chloe put her hair up and it looked like Little My from the Moomins and so she decided to finish the look off and we sent it to some friends."
Elton pics https://t.co/u4U3HHuY65— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585488066.0
"They laughed so we thought it would be funny to ask people to challenge Chloe to dress up. The first suggestion was Captain Jack Sparrow and we laughed so much doing it we decided to continue asking for challenges."
Jack Sparrow https://t.co/QlxS8yVN24— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487243.0
You can check out some of their other looks below.
My Little Pony https://t.co/kRr3T7vETu— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487251.0
Legally Blonde https://t.co/NKMhuqpKQc— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487259.0
Mr Bean https://t.co/2lJXE3eJNR— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487269.0
Cruella de Vil https://t.co/voyJmCwrk0— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487279.0
Frodo https://t.co/96VYLYpOII— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487371.0
Edward Scissorhands https://t.co/c0KWKKNSdA— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487394.0
Edward Scissorhands pics https://t.co/PllpuliiCp— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487397.0
Mary Poppins https://t.co/KsOXbe7kF5— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487419.0
Mary Poppins pic https://t.co/sObRO5bIdm— Harriet Clare (@Harriet Clare)1585487421.0
The costumes are a combination of the pair's wardrobes, four costume boxes collected over the years, and some inventive sewing.
Ms. Clare said:
"We take it day by day and put forward options that people have suggested to us in an online poll. So we basically have very little control. The madness comes from everybody else."