4th February 2022

An Irish accessories designer who went viral after dressing up as everyday household objects has put her creative efforts to the test by depicting one of this year’s famous Comic Relief Red Noses – a pink flamingo.

Taryn De Vere, from Co. Donegal, Ireland, who prides herself on making the world a more colourful place, gathered items from around the house to piece together the colourful outfit to make a sustainable – and funny – fashion statement. She was joined by Birmingham-born friend and broadcaster Nadine Reid in the challenge. The friends, who met working for an online magazine, are supporting Comic Relief ahead of the return of Red Nose Day which is back on Friday 18th March.

Taryn said: “When I saw the animal inspired Red Noses, I knew that dressing up as them would be great fun! Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day is iconic and uses humour to connect with people – which is why I wanted to work with the charity. I don’t take things too seriously and humour runs through everything that I do which is why I think this project appeals to so many people. It’s fun and funny is power.”

She added: “The project has really resonated with people so I want to keep it going throughout the year. I’m currently receiving requests from all over the world.”

Nadine said: “I’m Brummie, and grew up obsessed with Lenny Henry. When I first moved to Ireland I used to lie and tell people that he was my uncle! Since I was a kid, I’ve always been touched by the great work of Comic Relief, especially the work it does for children both locally and all over the world.”

This year’s Red Noses, (£1.50 with at least 75p going to Comic Relief) feature eight animals and are 100% plastic free. There are eight amazingly adventurous characters to find and collect – seven Red Noses called Chip, Dot, Dash, Flo, Lucky, Rocco, Sky and one ultra-rare Nose, Cam. All the Red Noses are plant-based and made from a by-product of sugarcane, called Bagasse.

The Red Noses are available to buy from: Sainsbury’s in store and online, Argos stores and in new window), and in new window).


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NOTES TO EDITORS Red Nose 2022 characters and personality traits:


You better be ready for adventure if you want to keep up with Dot, especially because they’re often found going head to head in a race with Dash. This cool cat is quick and loves to win at fun runs.


Life is never short of fun when you’re trying to keep up with your bestie Dot, which sleepy Dash just loves to do.


There is no end to how high Sky will soar. Being a curious little character by nature, Sky has a head for heights and has been sussing out clues for a scavenger hunt.


With feathers this fabulous Flo almost doesn’t need lighting when taking to the stage. Forever limbering up and ready for a star turn, especially at the talent show, this Nose has a natural flair for performing. Tickets are practically flying out the box office!


Totally roarsome but equally kind and wise, this knowledgeable Nose sparkles with intriguing nuggets of information. Lucky really loves to lookout for fascinating facts and brilliant brain-teasers for a Red Nose Day quiz.


Colourful by nature and creative in spirit, so who else would be in charge of this year’s big dressing-up day? Collecting donations is the easy bit. Deciding what to wear when you have a rainbow wardrobe though…?


Rocco is a real mover and groover who lives life to the beat and is always busy rehearsing some croc ‘n’ roll riffs for the talent show. This nose knows nothing but rhythm so prepare to get those feet tapping and fingers snapping. Will you join the crocodile rock?


This happy little hippo gets excited by gathering rib-ticklers and side-splitters for a sponsored jokeathon. Today’s favourite: What do you call a hippo that doesn’t keep his bedroom tidy? A hippopotamess.

About Comic Relief

Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives. Through humour and stories of hope, we’ve shown that people can make a massive difference. We fund hundreds of amazing organisations who are working on the ground to support the most vulnerable people and communities in society including many of those hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis. This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or who have been forced to flee their homes, women and families at risk of domestic abuse and those struggling with existing or new mental health problems.

For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please

Comic Relief, which is the operating name of Charity Projects, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

About Red Nose Day 2022

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 18th March 2022 and hopes to inspire people across the UK to make a difference, no matter how big or small. This Red Nose Day, we want to remind people that they have the power to change lives.

Money raised by Red Nose Day will help people in the UK and around the world live free from poverty, violence and discrimination, and support people with their mental health.

Visit or follow @ComicRelief on social media for the latest Red Nose Day content, news and information.

Red Nose Day is an annual fundraising campaign run by Comic Relief.

Comic Relief, which is the operating name of Charity Projects, is registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)