From naked to Beatles costumes: the weird and wonderful ways in which Aussies take the boxes out of the lockdown
Creative Australians decorate costumes to take out the bins as a form of entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic.
The popular trend has brought people from all over the country together to share their hilarious get-together during group outings on Facebook.
The Beatles, Dame Edna, a flight attendant and a naked man, are the last on the list of cheerful characters to hit the sidewalk.
On Monday, 47-year-old Cindy Murphy from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, challenged her husband Brian to perform the mundane household chores naked.
Brian Murphy took on the challenge from his wife Cindy to take part in the challenge from their rural Queensland home earlier this week
But Brian was caught red when a passing car caught him in the middle of the challenge
Since the couple live in rural Queensland and cars rarely drive past their property, Cindy thought Brian wouldn’t get caught.
But Brian was caught red-faced when he was caught in the middle of the act by a passing motorist.
“I told my husband to do it naked, because only one car had driven past our property that day,” she said.
“He said no. Then I heard him sing “Are you ready baby? ”
“I didn’t think he was going to do it, but he was in the driveway there.”
Cindy was left hysterical and filmed her husband walking towards their house, hoping the driver of the car wouldn’t see him.
Kelly Smith donned her Virgin Australia uniform to portray the trash trip satirical flight attendant
“The car that drove up our driveway was best. I could barely hold the phone, I laughed so hard, “she said.
On the west coast, Jennie Fitzhardinge and her roommates stepped outside while McCartney, Starr and Harrison imitated the famous Abbey Road statue outside their home in Mosman Park.
The quartet’s emulated image has garnered more than 66,000 likes since it was posted to the Facebook group on Wednesday.
“It’s a hard day of the night and we’re working like a dog, but there’s something in the way bins move that make us all come together now because one day Oh! Honey, we will be free to play as if we were in an Octopus ‘Garden,’ wrote Mrs. Fitzhardinge.
Jennie Fitzhardinge and her housemates recreated the famous Abbey Road image of the Beatles in Western Australia
Jenny Hare was Wally from the British puzzle book series Where’s Wally for this week’s nonsense trip
Meanwhile, a discarded flight attendant from Virgin Australia used the challenge as an excuse to wear her old uniform.
Kelly Smith made a satirical video using the trash can as an improvised cabin crew car while pretending to be on an airplane.
‘Waste? No, I didn’t join the mile-high club, ”she says, pushing the trash through a yard.
The footage has garnered over 1,000 likes since it was posted to Facebook group Bali Bogans on Friday.
“Got down from flying and missing the garbage cleanup, laughter, missed my working family and missed flying to beautiful Bali,” she wrote alongside the video.
Lorraine Ford shared a video of a couple like Alice and Wonderland’s identical twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum making their way through the garden
Donna Harland dressed in pink, and added face paint and a tail to become a Cheshire Cat on NSW’s Central Coast
A woman tied empty food packages around her upper body and slid on her feet to create a character called ‘Trashy Trish’
Many commentators praised the former airline employee and sent good wishes to her industry.
“Great job, I hope you will be up and running soon,” one person wrote.
Another said, “Fingers crossed for all of you, we need our airlines.”
Since the craze took off last month, the country has also seen an assortment of dinosaurs, princesses, superheroes, wizards, and mermaids that hit the curb every week.
Several Australian icons have also done the trash route, including a Dame Edna look-a-like, a Kath Knight impersonator – from the Australian popular television series Kath and Kim – and a baby kangaroo.
A man put on a cape, tight blue underwear and a black wig to become DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman
Lucille Franklin threw on a purple wig and cat-eyed glasses to become comedian Barry Humphrie’s alter ego, the Lady Dame, while a young woman made an instructional video like Kath, showing others how to do the ‘foxy idiot’.
Another common source of inspiration was Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice in Wonderland – with some fantasy book characters circulating.
Lorraine Ford, from Mount Cotton Queensland, shared a video of a couple dressed in puffy suits like identical twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Meanwhile, NSW Central Coast woman Donna Harland dressed up as the Cheshire Cat.
Some Aussies have created their own characters, while others have distinguished themselves as notable personalities, including Elvis Presley, Big Bird from Sesame Street and Wally, from the Where’s Wally book series.
Lucille Franklin became Barry Humphries’ iconic Australian alter ego, Lady Dame Edna, for the waste isolation getaway
A woman played a hilarious show as a cowgirl pushing her waste to the collection point
Pet owners have also shared adorable images of their animals jumping in to help push bins, including a joey, a dog and a cat so far.
The move was created by Queensland woman Danielle Eskew, who started the Facebook page in March after dressing up as a friend’s challenge.
Ms. Fitzhardinge said she loved the idea of dressing up to take out the bins, and she agreed with the Bin Isolation Outing page’s motto, “Laughter is the best medicine.”
“I think it’s brilliant, and that’s it, I came across it and laughed and laughed, there are some really smart and really nice messages in the group and some really sweet messages and I think it really connects people,” said they Perth Now.
“The whole group is made up of ordinary people who have fun, they are not celebrities, they are not polished, they are just ordinary people who help each other, entertain and I think that is something very special.
“The other thing I’ve noticed is that all these kids are packing their trash cans for the first time in their lives.”
Tracey Parker shared an adorable photo of a joey reaching up to push out a trash can with his jaw
When the joey was unlucky, the family dog came in to help and pushed the garbage container with his paws