Gloria the Giraffe came into our family about 10 years ago and since the start of UK lockdown I have been dressing her and putting her into our garden. Our neighbors love to see her and some families are diverting their daily walks so they can walk past her. During the lockdown, Gloria has been a great distraction for people and a lovely opportunity to chat over the gate with friends old and new. Gloria also now has an online following who adore her!  

I dress Gloria every day using a range of materials already in my house though I have had to buy more paint and crayons! Gloria started wearing some of my old clothes with various adjustments but she now has more handmade creations. I choose the outfits by thinking about what people would like to see - and the materials that I have! Some of the children in the village love to see the princess and fairy characters, other people like the other more elaborate costumes. Pictures of Gloria taken around the village are also well received.

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Gloria Would Like To Thank All The Health Care Professionals Doing Such A Wonderful Job To Make Us Better

Gloria Would Like To Thank All The Health Care Professionals Doing Such A Wonderful Job To Make Us Better

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desert29rat
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1 month ago

How wonderful! I love giraffes.

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Gloria Is Homeschooling

Gloria Is Homeschooling

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

I LOVE THIS!

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Gloria The Giraffe As A Flower Fairy

Gloria The Giraffe As A Flower Fairy

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Beautiful! Cheerful! Thank you!

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Gloria The Giraffe As Her Majesty The Queen Standing In Front Of Big Ben

Gloria The Giraffe As Her Majesty The Queen Standing In Front Of Big Ben

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

HeHe

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Here Is Gloria As A Lumberjack

Here Is Gloria As A Lumberjack

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Harley Hans Hoglin
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1 month ago

I'm a lumberjack, and I'm ok. I sleep all night and work all day.

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Gloria The Giraffe Dressed Up As A Pirate With Her Treasure Trove

Gloria The Giraffe Dressed Up As A Pirate With Her Treasure Trove

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Your ideas and pictures are a treasure,

#7

Gloria Has Decided To Take In The Sun While On Safari!

Gloria Has Decided To Take In The Sun While On Safari!

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foxymiST.elliefreak
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1 month ago

Gloria's having a fun...I'm jealous!!

#8

Gloria The Giraffe As Belle From Beauty And The Beast

Gloria The Giraffe As Belle From Beauty And The Beast

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Love Math
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1 month ago (edited)

the tall version

#9

Gloria Has Created A Beautiful Bucolic Scene Today

Gloria Has Created A Beautiful Bucolic Scene Today

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

I'm so grateful this is a place for everyone to share their talent.

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Gloria Would Like To Pay Special Tribute Today To The Many Key Workers

Gloria Would Like To Pay Special Tribute Today To The Many Key Workers

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Love Math
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1 month ago

so sweet!

#11

Gloria Has Decided To Show You The Rather Stunning Outfit She Would Have Worn At The New York Met Gala

Gloria Has Decided To Show You The Rather Stunning Outfit She Would Have Worn At The New York Met Gala

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Would win Project Runway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#12

Gloria Has Transformed Into An Easter Garden!

Gloria Has Transformed Into An Easter Garden!

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

The Son . From a cross to a crown.

#13

Gloria Had A Yearning To Travel

Gloria Had A Yearning To Travel

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Love Math
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1 month ago

Have a good time wherever you're gonna go!

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Gloria Has Transported To A Masquerade Ball In Venice

Gloria Has Transported To A Masquerade Ball In Venice

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Put a feed bag on that cute little snout girlfriend.

#15

Today She Has Invited Us Into Her Library

Today She Has Invited Us Into Her Library

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Priceless! Adorable! Unique!

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Gloria Would Like To Pay Special Tribute To The Many Key Workers

Gloria Would Like To Pay Special Tribute To The Many Key Workers

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Magpie
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1 month ago

Personally i am sooo grateful to the plumbers that fixed my water heater. * it is heading into winter here in Victoria Australia. temps around 10 C during the day. Much colder in the morning and showers were getting extremely difficult in chilly water.

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Gloria Has Decided To Go Bird Watching

Gloria Has Decided To Go Bird Watching

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foxymiST.elliefreak
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1 month ago

That's a lot of camoflauge there.

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Gloria Decided That After Her Recent Adventures It Was Time To Spend Some More Time With The Baby Glorias

Gloria Decided That After Her Recent Adventures It Was Time To Spend Some More Time With The Baby Glorias

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Love Math
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1 month ago

family time!

#19

Gloria Is The Easter Bunny

Gloria Is The Easter Bunny

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Love Math
Community Member
1 month ago

awesome egg-painting, gloria!

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As An Ardent Royalist, Gloria Is Humbled To Honor Her Majesty The Queen

As An Ardent Royalist, Gloria Is Humbled To Honor Her Majesty The Queen

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Love Math
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1 month ago

all hail queen doggo!

#21

Gloria Is Visiting Glyndebourne, No Ordinary Opera

Gloria Is Visiting Glyndebourne, No Ordinary Opera

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Love Math
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1 month ago

I bet she going there because she is the main singer! GO GLORIA!!

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#22

Gloria Has Decided To Make The Most Of The Sunshine With A Picnic

Gloria Has Decided To Make The Most Of The Sunshine With A Picnic

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

This reminds me of the things my son and sister used to do. Now I know how people felt when they saw our ideas. Thanks for the memory.

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#23

Gloria Is Busy In The Garden

Gloria Is Busy In The Garden

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Children would love this.

#24

Gloria Has Enjoyed The Sunshine And Heat Of The Last Few Days But Feels In Need Of A Swim

Gloria Has Enjoyed The Sunshine And Heat Of The Last Few Days But Feels In Need Of A Swim

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#25

Gloria Decided To Luxuriate In A Delicious Bubble Bath

Gloria Decided To Luxuriate In A Delicious Bubble Bath

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#26

Gloria Has Immersed Herself In One Of Her Favorite Books

Gloria Has Immersed Herself In One Of Her Favorite Books

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

May I suggest you open a children's museum. I'm serious.

#27

Gloria Is Very Keen To Celebrate VE Day

Gloria Is Very Keen To Celebrate VE Day

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 month ago

While growing up, I liked to think that V-E meant Victory over Evil.

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Gloria Is Back In Uniform Today

Gloria Is Back In Uniform Today

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#29

Gloria Is Celebrating Tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest

Gloria Is Celebrating Tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

And will probably win.

#30

Gloria Decided To Enjoy The Early Light This Morning

Gloria Decided To Enjoy The Early Light This Morning

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Love Math
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1 month ago

i love the dress!

#31

Gloria Has Decided To Take To The Skies Today As A Mystical Unicorn

Gloria Has Decided To Take To The Skies Today As A Mystical Unicorn

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Diane Stott
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1 month ago

A flying unicorn is an alicorn

Allie Faux
Community Member
1 month ago

Oops, you've got your mystical creatures mixed up. It is Pegasus, that is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. It is usually depicted with big (sort of angel-like) wings growing from each shoulder. While the unicorn is a legendary creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a single large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead.

Magpie
Community Member
1 month ago

So a flying unicorn is strictly a 2000s creature ?

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Gloria Is Celebrating The Fact That Today Should Have Been The Final Day Of The Tour De Yorkshire 2020

Gloria Is Celebrating The Fact That Today Should Have Been The Final Day Of The Tour De Yorkshire 2020

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Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

HeHe.

#33

Gloria Is Having A Quiet Day At Home And Taking Holly Out For A Walk

Gloria Is Having A Quiet Day At Home And Taking Holly Out For A Walk

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Gloria Paying Her Respects To Her Majesty The Queen

Gloria Paying Her Respects To Her Majesty The Queen

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