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Topic: Cardboard Prom Dress! Update: My News Story!  (Read 5295 times)
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« on: April 15, 2012 04:53:32 PM »

Update! The local news came to my house and did an interview today! Here's a link!
 Link to my news story!
Another Update! The Huffington Post did a story on me! Here's the link! Huffington Post.

Okay! This is the last time I get to (have to?) do this!!! You may remember me from such classics as my Pop Tab Prom Dress and my Doritos Prom Dress. As a senior, I decided that I needed to go out with a bang so many moons ago I decided upon Cardboard. In my defense...I didn't do any research on how hard this would be. I wanted to use completely corrugated cardboard. After procrastinating for the semester (the other dresses didn't take very long!), I started over Christmas Break on my pièce de résistance! It was hard. I had made a cardboard boat over the summer, and that was hard...I should've remembered humans have curves

Pictures of my other prom dresses are at the bottom.
My freshman year, my Mother and Aunt Ann made my prom dress for me. My sophomore year, my Mother helped figure out how to make Doritos into a dress, I made the pattern pieces, and she sewed it together. My junior year, I did everything almost by myself (my Mother and Aunt Louise did help a bit). So this year, SENIOR YEAR, I wanted to do every. Single. Thing. ...Alone.

The dress turned out amazing, and held up insanely well through the night (yes I danced in it!) It's technically a bodice that laces up in the back and a skirt with a zipper, and they overlap.
ONWARD TO PICTURES!!!!


The bodice is made of corrugated cardboard, separated, and I used the middle wavy part. I then used scraps from failed projects and cut random shapes and spray painted them. After they dried, I attached them to my dress form and glued them all together. Later I used glitter and clear tacky glue (mixed together) and painted on the glitter.


The skirt is made out of paper bags and hot glue. With a zipper (of course)


The back. It laces up with paper ribbon (keeping in theme) and the skirt zips up with a recycled zipper.




My proud parents!


My prom posse. (Note the matching boutonniere and corsage)


My wicked sweet limo!



And my dresses through the years!

Freshman Year (My Gothic Lolita Dress)


Sophomore Year (My Doritos Bag Dress)


Junior Year (My Pop Tab Prom Dress)
« Last Edit: April 23, 2012 07:25:27 PM by DuctTapeRockStar » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012 06:11:39 PM »

You are just so completely fantastic, talented and gorgeous. I'm such a big fan of all your dresses. I'd bet my bottom dollar you'll change the world Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012 06:20:36 PM »

Yay! This is awesome, every year I was stoked to see what new project you came up with. Congrats on having the most infamous prom dresses ever Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012 07:06:40 PM »

Ohh how awesome!!I was totally floored by the first three dresses, congratulations for making this all by yourself.. You're not only going to change the world, you're going to help save it..I'm looking forward to your future postings
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012 06:18:50 AM »

Stunning creations!
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012 07:41:49 PM »

This is truly amazing. It and the pop tab dress are my favourites of the lot. I'd be so worried about tearing it if I was wearing it though, for me it would be a wardrobe malfunction just waiting to happen.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012 08:37:07 AM »

This is truly amazing. It and the pop tab dress are my favourites of the lot. I'd be so worried about tearing it if I was wearing it though, for me it would be a wardrobe malfunction just waiting to happen.

I'm super surprised it didn't rip! One shoulder did come up since I didn't glue it down properly, but after I ripped that off it was all good! I crumpled the skirt a lot though...
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012 08:07:29 AM »

HEY!! I saw you on the national news~!!!!!!!   Congrats!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012 12:07:39 PM »

HEY!! I saw you on the national news~!!!!!!!   Congrats!!!!!

Where?!?
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012 01:37:47 PM »

It was on AOL sidebar...I was like...hey! She posted that on Craftster!   I can't find it now... Undecided   It was right on the front page...on the side bar. boo..I can't find it but I saw it this morning!!!  Came right over here to congratulate you!!!
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