Bin dress-ups a hit

Holly ThompsonSound Telegraph
Hudson, 16 months, and Chloe Liddell, 7, take out the bins dressed as Simon and Emma Wiggle.
Camera IconHudson, 16 months, and Chloe Liddell, 7, take out the bins dressed as Simon and Emma Wiggle. Credit: Supplied

People across the Peel region are taking part in a global movement which involves dressing up in costumes to take the bins out.

The Facebook group Bin Isolation Outing with about 966,000 members, states “so basically the bin goes out more than us so let’s dress up for the occasion”, and that is exactly what people have been doing.

From Spiderman to the Spice Girls, people of all different ages have decided to dress up and take part.

Rockingham resident Teigan Liddell decided to get her two children Hudson and Chloe involved by dressing them up as members of The Wiggles.

“Tuesday the 14th was our first time and The Wiggles was our first try,” she said.

She said while she had not seen anyone else in her area do the same thing, she said her extended family had also decided to take part.

Another Rockingham resident, Violet Killeen, said she had decided to dress up as a way to have some fun in such a stressful time.

Violet Killeen takes out her bins dressed to the nines.
Camera IconViolet Killeen takes out her bins dressed to the nines. Credit: Supplied

“After four weeks of self-isolation, wishing someone would come and sort out the renovation and housework nightmare, trying to finish my degree and homeschool my 11-year-old, I figured I just need to do something creative and fun,” she said. “I saw the Bin Isolation Page on Facebook and thought it would be something that my son and I could do together. Jack filmed while I dressed up.”

Mrs Killeen said although she had not managed to convince any family or friends to join her, she had costumes planned in the coming weeks.

“I have a business that hires out authentic 80s outfits and dressmaking is a hobby of mine so there is no shortage of outfits at home,” she said. “I was thinking about a 80s theme bin outing in the coming week or two.”

Baldivis resident Lee Grenfell dressed up as a Fremantle Dockers player for his costume, before jokingly showing a picture of the football jersey he was wearing in the bin.

Lee Grenfell takes out the bins in his Fremantle Dockers jersey, which he then puts in the trash.
Camera IconLee Grenfell takes out the bins in his Fremantle Dockers jersey, which he then puts in the trash. Credit: Supplied

“I started dressing up to take the bins out two weeks ago. I was inspired to dress up for a laugh and to give others a laugh,” he said.

“I’ve recently been put into remission from cancer so I’m learning to not take life to seriously and that life is short. Unfortunately no one else in the family has joined in the fun, they have always said that I’m the crazy one.”

Mr Grenfell said he had now dressed up three times and would continue to do so in the future.

“I’ve only dressed up three times for the bin outings, but I’ve got a few more ideas that I want to do like a Santa suit, Australia suit and possibly a mini skirt,” he said.

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