I'm a military wife and for our ball last year I wanted to stand out among the crowd, being a tiny little thing that's often hard to do so I took to work and made this dress for me to wear.
Bought the pattern for $1 during one of Joann's sales (some simplicity one if I remember right) and some fabric (the black is actually shot with olive green and it is a stretch knit picked up for $1 a yard, and the camo is a netting that is used by hunters to cover their faces I picked it up for $2.44 a yard, total dress cost was under $15. Shoes (if you can see them) were modified with some camo fabric (1/2 yard at $3 a yard) and a can of 3M headliner glue.
I didn't have to worry at all at the ball, there was no one else dressed anything like me lol! This year, its comicstrip fabric for my gown, will post pics of it soon.