Offbeat

By Charlotte Nisbet 


A nine month old baby girl has been caught playing dress up with her dad in a series of hilarious snaps.

Sholom Ber Solomon, 36, from Hackney, North London, is insists his daughter, Zoe, loves nothing more than smiling for the camera while in full costume – unless it’s an itchy gnome beard.

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From KFC boxes, to police officers, Hawaiian dancers the pair dress to impress for every image.

With each of Sholom’s ideas requiring a number of props, he shops online for his and Zoe’s unique outfits.

Sholom had created a series of silly snaps before Zoe was born but after realising Zoe was happy to sit still and smile, he began incorporating her into his pictures.

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The pair, who are photographed by mum, Carli, 32, are set to continue entertaining people on social media until Zoe is old enough to tell her dad to ‘get lost.’

Sholom, who owns a vintage furniture business, said: “I’ve always been a little silly and enjoy costumes and dress up, so when Zoe came along I decided to try and get her involved.

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“I never knew how much Zoe would add until I realised her cuteness and ability to sit.

“Zoe has always been such a smiley baby but the gnome beard was definitely itchier then she would’ve liked.

“She definitely makes all the pictures a lot cuter as without her I’m just a fat chubby guy who likes to take silly pictures.

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“The ideas for what me and Zoe will do next is endless.

“Apart from running business, I have all day to use my imagination and order in funny outfits for us both.

“The one of Zoe in the KFC box is my favourite as she looks hilarious.

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Sholom, who moved to California 20 years ago, began uploading his images to Instagram and almost instantly he began receiving messages of support from strangers.

He added: “The positive feedback has been across the board, from old ladies who think I should make a book to my friends and to younger people who think its just adorable.

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“Because of social media, people now know me as the chubby bearded guy who takes funny pictures with his cute daughter.”

People often wonder how long each snap takes to sort but Sholom claims it takes no longer than 20 minutes.

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He said: “Once the costumes come in and I figure out where I want to take the photo, its just a matter of ordering my wife around to take the picture the way I envision it.

“It doesn’t take more then 20 minutes depending on if Zoe has had her bottle or not.”

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Sholom has no plans to stop taking the pictures as Zoe gets older and plane to embarrass her up until her teenage years.

He added: “I plan to take photos with her as long as she will let me.

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“Embarrassing her well into her teens is definitely a part of my parenting plan.”