The odd craze of Sellotape selfies has gone viral, with thousands of people sharing photographs of their faces wrapped in clear tape
Selfie fans, pictured here, poses for the camera with faces wrapped in Sellotape as part of the Sellotape selfie trend, which invites Facebook users to contribute their own
It's no laughing matter: Man sticks tape over his face as part of new Sellotape selfie trend, where Facebook users are encouraged to uploads pictures of their faces wrapped in tape
Men, pictured here, wrap their face in tape as part of the odd Sellotape selfie trend, pioneered by Brighton University student Lizzy Durley, who got the idea from a film scene
The craze, which was launched on Wednesday, quickly went viral with more than 50,000 people liking the Sellotape selfie page in the first 24 hours.
Jim Carrey in a scene from the film Yes Man which Lizzy Durley found so funny it inspired her to bring the idea to life
It was dreamed up by Lizzie Durley, 21, who is studying international event management at Brighton University.
'I got the idea from Jim Carrey's office scene in Yes Man,' she says.
'I was having a bad day and remembered that scene from the film which really tickled me.
'I figured people were getting bored of the whole 'selfie' craze - I know I was.
'So I just applied the concepts of the selfie to this idea and it resulted in Sellotape selfies!'
Miss Durley presented the idea to her friends who shared it online.
Before she knew it, it was all over the internet.
'It grew so quickly,' she says.
'The concept is applicable to literally anyone, everyone can join in, there's no risk of offence, and people just love to have a giggle.
'So it blew up on Facebook.'
Miss Durley says her 'goal' was 3,000 followers on the Facebook page.
Taking a twist on the standard 'Sellotape selfie' shot, one man tapes a biscuit to his face
Two men, pictured here, join in the Sellotape selfie craze. Brighton University student Lizzy Durley, 21, launched the idea on Facebook, expecting around 3,000 followers by the end of the day, but got 50,000 within five hours
Tightly wrapped: Like thousands of other Facebook users, two men pictured here join in the Sellotape selfie trend, which has 'blown up on Facebook'
It's not just men! One woman tapes her face as part of the 'Sellotape selfie' trend which has gone viral in just a matter of days
Lizzy Durley is now being bombarded with pictures from around the country of fans' own 'Sellotape selfies,' such as this man, pictured. She said of the trend: 'I am receiving multiple entries by the second and it is a task to keep up with. It is all very overwhelming.'
Say cheese! A man, left, shows off his profile whilst another, right, dons a hoody and rolls his eye back for a sinister take on the Sellotape selfie trend
'I thought even that was adventurous,' she says.
'But five hours later it was on about 18,000 and by the evening, at which point we couldn't really believe how popular it was, it was at 50,000.'
Miss Durley is now being bombarded with pictures from around the country of fans' own Sellotape selfies.
She said: 'Last night (Wednesday) I couldn't move from my laptop because the page was just going crazy and I had to keep up with it all!
'I am receiving multiple entries by the second and it is a task to keep up with. It is all very overwhelming.'
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