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Title: My Skittle Wrapper Prom Dress-(updated)
Post by: Theperilouspopsicle on April 30, 2008 04:55:00 PM
This year for prom i decided to make my own dress, something a bit more unconventional. I was thinking about the clothing ive seen people make from garbadge bags and decided to make my prom dress out of unconventional materials as well...however i wanted something bright and colorful which hadnt been done before.

for those of you who dont know (and that should be just about all of you) i happen to love rainbows. And seeing as i hadn't had a bag of skittles in awhile (and recalled them being far better than in actuality) I made my decision. it would be made of skittle wrappers.

I ended up wearing it to my school's film fest in which i accidentally won first place for costume (i hadn't even entered, they pulled me up on stage! ) Mind you i was also 45 minutes late because i saved most of it to be done the day of the event.

I'll definetly post lots of photographs of me in the dress for prom...it does look rather epic on. (i only had one photo before i rushed off to film fest and seeing as i had pulled an all nighter it was rather unpleasant.) I'll also tell you peoples reactions...because thats always fun as well...(i got alot of people asking if ive seen project runway...i dont have cable so i cant but im definetly looking to rent the dvds if they have them!)
EDIT: new photos!(and how prom went at the end)





https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/skittles_dress_2.jpg
full dress hanging up..



and a closeup on the hem...woo for skittle fringe!


stats:
15 hours
101 skittle wrappers.

a rather neat thing about this project is that i posted ads on craigs list for wrappers and people actually sent me quite a few!

oh and yeah, turns out i don't really like skittles..only the red ones. and after this project i dont think i'll ever want skittles again (i had my friends eating most of them...hey! it was like a recycling AND a feed the hungry project)

New:
Prom went really well, my dress was a total hit and tons of people stopped to talk to me and take photos. Even during afterparty when i disguised myself in a tshirt and jeans there were still people running up to talk to me/ 'omg thats the skittles girl!'. So all in all it was a great night, and the dress was definitely a success...now i wonder what i'll make next seeing as i want to do more unconventional material work.

if you clicked this rocks it would be greatly appreciated <3


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Post by: violentjayne on April 30, 2008 05:04:26 PM
very cool ! and wow thats alot of Skittles  ;D


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Post by: CaribouOnTheSea on April 30, 2008 05:06:23 PM
WOW!!!  this is amazing and super-inspiring.... did you use the sewing machine to sew them together?


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Post by: Theperilouspopsicle on April 30, 2008 05:09:17 PM
WOW!!!  this is amazing and super-inspiring.... did you use the sewing machine to sew them together?
at first i was going to handsew them but then i did a bit with the machine and decided to continue with that (soooo much faster and sturdy...)


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Post by: SmileOrphea on April 30, 2008 05:13:55 PM
This is wonderful! I love the idea, I have never seen anything like this before. And skittles was a great idea (they aren't very rainbow-y but they are bright).

"This rocks!"


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Post by: Elle the crafter teen on April 30, 2008 05:18:06 PM
This DOES ROck. Really spectacular.  I don't have cable either, but I know that you can rent Project Runway at Blockbuster.


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Post by: juliusmunki on April 30, 2008 05:23:02 PM
 :o  WHOA - This totally rocks !!  I love skittles !!  You should update us with a prom night pic!!


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Post by: lucifers angel on April 30, 2008 05:27:49 PM
wow this is soooo cool! well done the dress turned out brilliantly!
oh..and welcome to crafster!!:D


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Post by: Awesome Monkey on April 30, 2008 06:08:13 PM
woah im totally impressed!! i cant wait to see the pics of you wearing it at prom! :)


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Post by: TheWomanMonster on April 30, 2008 06:09:48 PM
Wow!! This is amazing,
can't wait to see photos of it in action.


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Post by: rosesanplacebos on April 30, 2008 06:40:30 PM
I LOVE the style you went with for the dress. It's beautiful!
Can't wait to see what it looks like ON!


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Post by: adiemonster on April 30, 2008 06:43:10 PM
omg omg omg...... :o THAT IS AMAZING!!!!


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Post by: autotrophic on April 30, 2008 08:24:30 PM
that is just about the most insanely cool article of clothing i've ever seen in my life.


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Post by: brookeincraftland on April 30, 2008 09:56:43 PM
absolutely FABULOUS! i love rainbows and colorful things too. I love how not only did you use skittle wrappers but you utilized them for design detail. It is gorgeous and I love the style of the dress and the fringe on the bottom. Great job making it. It would be hard to make without even using all those small wrappers. LOVE IT!




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Post by: CeraMom on April 30, 2008 11:19:23 PM
Very inventive! Did you smell like candy?


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Post by: kaishabackwards on May 01, 2008 01:10:46 AM
This looks great!  I'd love to see some action shots.


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Post by: kaymadben on May 01, 2008 06:22:13 AM
I love it too! I can't believe 101 bags of skittles. I bet your friends had a too much candy hangover the next morning. I couldn't imagine eating that many skittles in that little time. The dress looks so vibrant and fun. I can see why you won best costume contest. And you definitely must rent the project runway dvds. So much inspiration on that show.


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Post by: lindsycarranza on May 01, 2008 06:49:56 AM
This is so cool! So detailed! I can't wait to see it on :)


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Post by: funkyteal on May 01, 2008 09:10:34 AM
This is fantastic.  My high school is having a recycled fashion show, and this would be perfect. 

I missed the deadline, my shower curtain dress won't be shown :[



I love the bright colors, it's wonderful.


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Post by: Arienette on May 01, 2008 12:45:47 PM
This is so cool!  And it definitely rocks.


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Post by: muffinsgomoo on May 01, 2008 01:25:04 PM
This is AMAZING.


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Post by: stelloun on May 01, 2008 01:28:21 PM
excellent! youre the skittles master!


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Post by: MinorPunk56 on May 01, 2008 04:25:58 PM
Action pic!


This is spectacular!


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Post by: Jilden on May 01, 2008 04:50:56 PM
You should be on project runway!! =)


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Post by: llisaredd on May 01, 2008 05:23:27 PM
That is amazing! Definitely hit this rocks  ;D


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Post by: Sunray on May 01, 2008 07:03:36 PM
OOoh very cool.

At my prom a girl went in a dress made of starburst wrappers!
Like 600+ of 'em or something ridiculous.

Apparently Starburst found out, and they gave her like a $30,000 scholarship to the college of her choice O.o


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Post by: CaityBear on May 01, 2008 08:44:58 PM
Wow, that is just a crazy idea! I would've never thought of something like that.

It's very cool. Good job.


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Post by: mamafen on May 01, 2008 10:37:56 PM
awesome!
oh and here, you can watch PR free online
you need firefox though.
http://tv-links.cc/tv/project-runway.htm


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Post by: kjlutz on May 02, 2008 05:04:33 AM
What a great idea, and it turned out wonderfully (I feel your pain finishing it at the last minute cause I typically end up doing that with everything).

*This Rocks*


Title: Re: My Skittle Wrapper Prom Dress
Post by: Theperilouspopsicle on May 03, 2008 07:30:36 AM
thanks for you kind comments everyone, i should have some action shots up tomorrow afternoon (im so excited!)

@sunray:
oh wow, thanks for telling me that! I'll have to send a letter to the skittles company and see their reaction...

@mamafen:
thanks for sending me that link, it works too! im so excited...ive watched a couple episodes and i LOVE it.


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Post by: teddybr_crazy on May 04, 2008 11:49:30 AM
This is amazing!!!! I can't believe it only took 15 hours to put together!!! I always wanted to make a dress out of Reese's Cups but kept losing my wrappers, oh well. But you did a fabulous job!


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Post by: brunette_bombshell on May 05, 2008 11:22:19 AM
OMG, this SO rocks! I cannot believe that you hadn't even seen the episode of Project Runway where they used all the candy stuff to make the outfits. They have all the PR disks on Netflix, but I'm not sure if the most recent season is out yet. Anyways, props to you, I totally want to try something like this now, I just have to get my courage up!


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Post by: orange_smurf on May 05, 2008 11:43:34 AM
wow! this is awesome! was it lined with anything? I would imagine it might be a bit uncomfortable if it wasn't


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Post by: Theperilouspopsicle on May 05, 2008 01:18:09 PM
@brunette bombshell
do you know what season/disc the candy episodes on? i really want to see it now--someone told me about it and it sounded rather up my alley. i saw boring episodes and wasnt too impressed but now im super interested in the series!


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Post by: lindsycarranza on May 05, 2008 02:04:49 PM
WOW I'm SO glad you posted pics of it on because it looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

The skirt is so full and the shape and the fit is just perfect for you!
I wish I was more creative in High School!


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Post by: N0cturnal_Heart on May 05, 2008 02:39:49 PM
Wow. Just. Wow. You look absolutely darling.


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Post by: mandodeb on May 05, 2008 03:25:47 PM
This is YUMMY!
And like orange_smurf asked, did you sew these wrappers onto a fabric as a lining, or is it just all candy wrappers?
Incredible!


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Post by: Theperilouspopsicle on May 05, 2008 03:54:54 PM
@mandodeb and  orange_smurf (and others who may have wondered:

I did have to sew a lining since i realised it would be a poor decision to attend events in this without not to mention comfort... even though i couldnt breathe in the dress anyways i didnt think i needed chafing to compound the problem


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Post by: Awesome Monkey on May 05, 2008 04:15:16 PM
woah!! that prom dress is AMAZING!!! i know i already posted somewhere earlier in this, but i just had to say that it looks great on you and i love how the shoes match even =]
gorgeous!


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Post by: lindsycarranza on May 05, 2008 09:03:52 PM
This will be like my third comment but someone posted about the shoes and I had to go back and look :) LOVE THEM!


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Post by: funkyteal on May 06, 2008 05:57:21 AM
I love it.  Ah yes, and the laundromat photos are beyond classy.


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Post by: Callani on May 07, 2008 03:47:28 AM
Just wow. Am hitting this rocks! 'cause it just does...


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Post by: eelkje on May 07, 2008 06:56:35 AM
oooooooooh i want a dress like that!!!!!


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Post by: quicksilverjen on May 07, 2008 09:58:58 AM
You look so cool in this!  And the dress does rock!


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Post by: Indiecoolqueen on May 09, 2008 01:50:02 AM
Wow! This is AWESOME!


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Post by: clareconway on May 09, 2008 03:34:35 PM
NO way...

this is totally awesome.


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Post by: sugar cookie on May 12, 2008 12:42:33 PM
what kind of sewing machine do you use?

also, did you make the pattern yourself, or use one from the store?


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Post by: Theperilouspopsicle on May 12, 2008 01:44:37 PM
what kind of sewing machine do you use?

also, did you make the pattern yourself, or use one from the store?
just a regular old singer,

and yes i did draft it myself


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Post by: karmakannibal on May 12, 2008 04:14:29 PM
This is pretty inspirational, it makes me want to use something similar to make my prom dress. Like, I don't know... cardboard boxes? Felt straws? We'll see (:


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Post by: sazzyjay on May 13, 2008 08:12:29 AM
This couldnt possibly be cooler... I'm inspired!


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Post by: StrangeAffinity on May 13, 2008 02:12:05 PM
This is so ridiculously cool! If I had gone to prom, I would have wanted to in a dress like this one!


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Post by: sydneysunray on May 13, 2008 03:48:22 PM
pretty much the coolest promdress of the world!


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Post by: lollipoppretty on May 17, 2008 10:14:53 AM
OH MII GOOSHH! This is totally amazing! You could make a newspaper one- i have done that- and gloss the sheets so its strong! Great fun and pretty simple!


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Post by: Maraluce.Murder on May 17, 2008 10:34:34 AM
Wow :O
That's amazing! Great job :). And what an awesome idea.


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Post by: robosnail on May 22, 2008 05:22:27 PM
Wow, that is amazing.


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Post by: * Beatriz * on May 22, 2008 08:11:24 PM
so cool!


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Post by: psyche on May 22, 2008 08:14:11 PM
Yep.. I'm going to join the group in saying that's SOO neat! :) Plus, congrats on being a featured project! (It's nice to see a dress that's so innovative... but looks awesome too!)


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Post by: Anikuy on May 22, 2008 08:34:54 PM
this defines amazing work


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Post by: Pinky Damone on May 22, 2008 08:50:13 PM
awesome dress...and I'm all abot the red skittles too!


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Post by: just_gemz on May 23, 2008 01:26:54 AM
Wow this is amazing!
I clicked this rocks because it does :)


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Post by: Selune on May 23, 2008 01:49:08 AM
Very, very cool. I'm glad it turned out so well for you.


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Post by: tarzioo on May 23, 2008 06:07:10 AM
WHAT!! That is too freakin cool!! It turned out really really great! And as a skittles lover, it looked like it would have been fun to make. Too bad you're not into skittles that much. Man I would have gained sooooo much weight  ^_^   because I would have ate them all myself =)


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Post by: athomemom on May 23, 2008 10:11:16 AM
I love this, it doesnīt look junky at all, which most recycled type dresses do. This is really amazing!


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Post by: BettyBravo on May 23, 2008 12:09:26 PM
INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!


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Post by: DM7DragonFyre on May 23, 2008 02:36:39 PM
That is amazing, and as a skittles lover, I fully approve :)

So... you used a lining? I was wondering, since the packets aren't too sturdy, really. And did you  sew every packet on (like in lines?)

Needless to say, I'm super impressed :)


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Post by: bittersweet_symphony on May 23, 2008 03:26:00 PM
Gorgeous!! It's so creative! Hitting 'this rocks!'


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Post by: amylouwho93 on May 23, 2008 06:45:24 PM
This was quite innovative of you-kudos for thinking outside of the box!  It looks fabulous, you are a great seamstress!


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Post by: DancinInTheDark on May 23, 2008 06:46:37 PM
Wow. That is cool. What did you line it with?


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Post by: amandatory on May 24, 2008 05:45:49 AM
This is amazing! Brilliant!


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Post by: embracemelovely on May 24, 2008 08:02:26 AM
how kickass...good job ..


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Post by: PoodlyBooty on May 24, 2008 08:18:59 AM
wow, just plain wow!


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Post by: ellegal22 on May 24, 2008 02:21:20 PM
wow that looks really cool! and from what i can see in one picture, i like your shoes too.


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Post by: nfirehazzard on May 24, 2008 02:48:51 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.. Never though you could make a dress out of wrappers. Way to reuse, reduce, recycle! *smiles*


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Post by: Shortie5292 on May 25, 2008 06:39:55 PM
omg this is ridiculous!! I love it!!!!!!!


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Post by: Elfish on May 26, 2008 05:06:10 PM
The dress looks great.  So cute!


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Post by: Kdavina on May 26, 2008 05:22:11 PM
that is so neat!!!


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Post by: brookeincraftland on May 26, 2008 09:29:47 PM
WOW, love this. love that your shoes were skittles too. It is beautiful!!!!!!


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Post by: pinsandthimbles on May 27, 2008 02:28:20 AM
Awesome, well done!


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Post by: lizefd on May 27, 2008 10:31:18 AM
Its all about the details.  Good call on making shoes to match.  It looks taste.  ;)


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Post by: oreomama on May 28, 2008 04:53:09 PM
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
how about gum wrappers next time.  dont know how you'd do that, but there has got to be a way eh??


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Post by: Elensule on May 29, 2008 10:08:48 AM
WOW. GREAT work. If only I had CARED about prom, I might have done something like this. xD But seriously, way to be original. It's people like you who will be remembered, not people who spent 400+ dollars on a floofy off the rack thing they will never wear again. (Not that, you know, there's anything WRONG with floofy and off the rack, but you all know what I mean.)

Okay, I'm going to stop talking now before I get any more confusing. :) Wonderful work!


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Post by: xsugarkittyx on May 29, 2008 10:45:32 AM
Wow, that's amazing! I definitely need to make my own dress for my boyfriend's prom next year now! :D


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Post by: actualT on May 29, 2008 11:55:03 AM
That is SO fun! I bet wearing a dress made of skittles wrappers mad prom a bit more bareable :)


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Post by: beccacc on May 29, 2008 06:04:07 PM
thats alot of skittles to eat
and it also happens to be AMAZING
GREAT execution!


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Post by: skullface on May 29, 2008 08:00:13 PM
omg thats effin awsome good job! I tried to do a power aid dress once but never finished


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Post by: maggieh on May 29, 2008 11:30:06 PM
i agree that is truely amazing!  it looks awesome!!


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Post by: vevevincy on May 30, 2008 05:34:15 AM
how cute are you and that dress :)

very clever


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Post by: ProngsBaby on May 30, 2008 08:06:00 AM
This reminds me of the Project Runway Hershey challenge.

Really cool and gutsy!


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Post by: bonzablue on May 30, 2008 10:39:16 AM
Well Done  - very project runwayesque ! (Or however you spell it !)
I wish I could go back in time and remake my 'prom' dress (in South Africa it was called Matric Dance) ...
I admire you!
BonzaBlue


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Post by: quirkygurl93 on May 30, 2008 05:31:09 PM
totaly cool! did you use a liner on the inside so it wasnt all scratchy? if so how did you get it on there?


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Post by: amritamaz on May 30, 2008 05:52:56 PM
because you haven't heard this enough: that is the most amazing idea/concept/execution EVER. absolutely amazing.


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Post by: [email protected] on May 31, 2008 05:10:32 PM
Really cool! I went to a Broadway play called "Brooklyn, the Musical" and the female leads wore gowns made from bags. One was black garbage bags with yellow caution tape and the other was white garbage bags for the body of the gown with white and redTarget bags for the bustle. They could have given Dior a run for his money.  Looks like you are on your way to becoming a very creative designer. Yes you should see Project Runway.


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Post by: [email protected] on May 31, 2008 05:14:49 PM
Hey, how about putting those creative juices to work and design a craft project for FreeKidsCrafts.com. You could win $50 in craft supplies.
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=34
We need everything from pre school to teen crafts.

Keep up the great designing!


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Post by: TheSapphireMoon on May 31, 2008 07:48:27 PM
This totally rocks!  My girl and I LOVE skittles, I so have this in my top 12 now :)  Great work!


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Post by: CloudxxSeph on June 01, 2008 06:58:42 PM
so cute! have you considered making matching jewelry?


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Post by: bluecat on June 01, 2008 09:29:39 PM
OH MY GOD IT'S JUNO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I skimmed through this thread and it doesn't look like anybody else said it....You look so much like the actress from Juno, Ellen Page!

You know what other movie she starred in? HARD CANDY!

OMG I can't get over it you could be her twin.

Anyway congratulations on your dress it's one in a million. It's wonderful! Great shoes too.


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Post by: Angela1980 on June 02, 2008 04:24:59 AM
Awesome dress!


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Post by: Silverkleptofox on June 02, 2008 11:08:41 AM
whoa that's amazing. Did you use a dressform?


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Post by: HellMary on June 02, 2008 04:40:26 PM
This is wonderful! I love the idea, I have never seen anything like this before. And skittles was a great idea (they aren't very rainbow-y but they are bright).

At the school i go to there is hall monitor whose nickname is skittles, and i think he needs a skittles wrapper sweater.


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Post by: peachyogurt on June 02, 2008 04:57:23 PM
When I saw the first pic, I thought it was those "tye-dye" fabrics, then I kept scrolling and I was like WHOOOOAAAA THAT'S SOO COOL! What's even more amazing is that your shoes also have the skittles wrapper on them!

You
and
that
dress
is
amazing
!!


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Post by: Theperilouspopsicle on June 02, 2008 05:40:33 PM
@bluecat:
hah ive been getting that alot lately, before i saw the movie i wasnt too sure it was a complement but now im pretty sure it is.

@silverkleptofox:
no i dont actually possess one, however i cant start my bendy straw project till august in which i will be getting one.

@smileorphea
haha! skittle wrapper sweater vest...could be good....unfourtunately it kind of restricts movement alot...did i tell you i couldnt breathe?!

everyone in general:
thanks for all your incredibly kind comments, posting this dress here has really done alot, newspapers are contacting me as well as getting my own small time solo show at the local youth center around here. Thank you so much everyone, I cant wait to post more around here.


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Post by: FUSHIA QUEEN on June 03, 2008 02:22:30 PM
wow i love it! it almost makes me want to relive prom...well maybe not but i would  soooo wear one of those dresses to a bar


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Post by: zenchild on June 03, 2008 07:17:17 PM
That is bad ass cool!! :D


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Post by: arosado on June 04, 2008 09:30:16 AM
All I can say is WOW!!!  You Rock 8)


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Post by: 18761228 on June 04, 2008 12:56:22 PM
I LOVE it !!!! :D theres nothing else to say its great.


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Post by: christysaysrawr on June 04, 2008 07:26:10 PM
reminds me of a project runway challenge when they had to make
a dress out of things from the hershey store in times square!



that dress is amazing!


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Post by: CupcakeChelsea on June 05, 2008 04:35:37 AM
What a cool dress! You did such a great job! How creative  ;D


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Post by: posthistorik on June 05, 2008 05:45:13 AM
I have always loved dresses made out of newspapers, labels etc but this is by far the greatest I've seen. So original and it looks amazing on.


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Post by: Phildude on June 05, 2008 08:10:50 AM
I dont know what to say your dress is like the most amazing thing Iv seen in forever beautifull and insaine  ;D 8).
Now this is probobly a realy stupid question but please bear in mind i dont know the first thing about sewing etc.
Was it made purely out of sewn together skittles packets if so how did you get it to not rip , or were the all sewn to material underneath in which case how on earth did you get them to stay flat?
I bow to your crafty Uba-genius 


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Post by: mrsflibble on June 05, 2008 12:01:59 PM
a-flipping-mazing


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Post by: Doomkitty on June 06, 2008 06:50:40 AM
I love it.  :D


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Post by: Doomkitty on June 06, 2008 07:33:43 AM
I love it !


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Post by: karmickaboom on June 06, 2008 11:59:33 PM
Both dress and dressmaker are adorable.


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Post by: cole88 on June 07, 2008 11:58:44 AM
wow this is adorable!


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Post by: lapine403 on June 09, 2008 12:00:16 PM
Wow - you are very Ellen Page!!!

Beautiful dress.  Very creative :)


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Post by: krazykt1286 on June 09, 2008 02:14:58 PM
oh wow, I actually just saw your dress! i was walking with a friend on sunday and saw your dress and shoes displayed in a window!!! No joke. I had to stop and obsess for a minute - I'm kind of obsessed with Skittles actually. :)
I really wanted to break the window and steal the dress...But i resisted.
Kudos tho. way cool


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Post by: celestialamethyst on June 10, 2008 07:33:36 PM
I used to love Skittles when I was a kid, but not anymore. However, I love rainbows  and your dress is awesome! Wish I could be so creative.  :P


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Post by: beaderjojo on June 11, 2008 05:02:36 AM
That is SO awesome! It's very funky and original...way to think outside the box mama!!


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Post by: TheFatMessiah on June 12, 2008 04:41:23 AM
Love this SO much. Skittles are the best sweets in the world ever.
The shoes are ace to!


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Post by: kathigarn on June 12, 2008 05:41:53 AM
WOW!!!!!!!  This is an amazing dress!!!!!!!


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Post by: the rainbow lemon on June 12, 2008 08:09:02 AM
Really, that dress is awesome on so many different levels! (Oh... The Skittles...)
I love the volume, and the original skittles wrappers are perfect! (as opposed to the teal colored tropical skittles, and the purple mixed berry ones)
Thank you so much for sharing it!

I took one look at this and thought 'Pop-Rocks tutu'!
Since then I've been buying all the pop-rocks my wallet will allow.
You've also got me wondering what a lime-green sour skittles tutu would look like...
w00t for creativity!


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Post by: kaishabackwards on June 13, 2008 03:33:13 AM
You look great and this dress is amazingly crafted.


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Post by: shessomelicious on June 13, 2008 08:18:25 PM
If I ever have a daughter I pretty much want her to be you.

Fanfrickintastic. High school should have more girls like you.


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Post by: Rainbow_Han on June 14, 2008 05:23:55 AM
thats awesome!


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Post by: evenxinxdeath on June 14, 2008 08:56:08 AM
Beautiful dress!!
This probably seems an odd question, but I've never done anything of this sort before and am fairly new to crafster (Though I've been stalking a few boards), so ere go the question:

Did you have to laminate the bags or anything to reinforce the durability? (I've noticed that most candy wrappers aren't very strong, unless they have foil or something backing it.) Or did you just sew it together as it was?

Absolutely amazing! *This Rocks*


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Post by: chaybee on June 14, 2008 12:17:34 PM
Great dress.. you must be an accomplished seamstress.. did you feel like the material (wrappers) held up okay when you  wore it out?


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Post by: jimmyurine234 on June 15, 2008 12:03:20 PM
This is amazing. Ugh after seeing all the creative ideas for prom dresses I really want to make somehting like this for mine. [we'll see how that goes XD]


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Post by: Glitterimage2 on June 15, 2008 12:52:29 PM
that turned out so good and i love the shoes


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Post by: justine256 on June 15, 2008 04:55:36 PM
That is so awesome!! You are my hero...lol!  ;D


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Post by: frankief on June 15, 2008 11:45:19 PM
Cute idea. 


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Post by: LollyLock on June 16, 2008 07:29:03 AM
:O i can;t believe i haven't commented on this!

It's just fabulous, you have a serious creative talent!

Huge kudos to you for actually have the patience and foresight to do this!

<3 Uber beyond words!


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Post by: thecatsmeow on June 20, 2008 04:53:29 PM
Neat Idea.....Just curious...has it lost any of its shape since its been worn a couple of times?

Gosh now my imiagination is running wild...could you just see a M&M wrapper dress, Peanut M & M dress, Butterfinger dress, Super Bubble Gum dress, Nestle Crunch Dress, Starburst dress...wow...I could go on and on...

Great job!  and to be so creative!  Excellent !!  :)


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Post by: GooseGoose on June 21, 2008 07:23:20 AM
Holy Cow!
You are either crazy or very talented :p


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Post by: fairygodmamma on June 21, 2008 08:29:44 AM
THIS ROCKS!!!!!! it is amazing!!! I love it!! It's sooooo cute!!!!


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Post by: pretty_bug01 on June 21, 2008 09:16:55 AM
Very cute!  I love it!

Jennifer


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Post by: karrieannoriginals on June 21, 2008 09:19:19 AM
WOW That is really cute!!  Great job~ Iam sure it was alot work :)


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Post by: wonderfinch on June 21, 2008 10:34:24 AM
That's so cool-- not only is it made out of some incredibly unconventional materials, but it looks stellar!


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Post by: starlerstarlet on June 22, 2008 12:39:09 AM
That is hands down the best prom dress I've ever seen. Awesome job!


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Post by: Libra Angel on June 22, 2008 02:44:53 PM
Too Cute. Thanks for sharing oh and yeah THIS ROCKS!  8)


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Post by: ericainthebox on July 01, 2008 11:24:04 AM
i saw a dress a lot like this displayed in the window of a youth center in iowa city.  my friends and i all agreed it was awesome and very project runwayesque.  was it yours?  in any case, i like your dress, and you are cute in it!


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Post by: rubbyducker on July 01, 2008 09:09:57 PM
OMBUBBLEGUM!!!

I LUUURVE THIS!!!

SO ORIGINAL!!!

Great job! <3


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Post by: hheartstrongg on July 02, 2008 08:46:01 PM
stunning!


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Post by: Chocolate_Jo on August 04, 2008 03:28:46 PM
*dies* This is so snazzy on so many different levels... I love the shoes?!? I saw this and ran screaming into the living room with my laptop declaring quite loudly to my parents that I fully intended to try and make one of these for our up and coming formal ^.^ Amazing job!

Oh yeah, this ROCKS!


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Post by: Krysdra on August 05, 2008 08:05:28 AM
I just gotta say that this floored me. Great job!


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Post by: Candidcam192 on August 05, 2008 06:34:00 PM
i just cant get enough of this dress! whenever i need inspiration, i just look at this : D


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Post by: calliekins on August 08, 2008 04:19:12 PM
wow this is fantastic! i was thinking of making mine out of M&M wrappers, did you use tulle for the poof or just skittle wrappers?


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Post by: Elphelba on August 08, 2008 10:08:23 PM
That's a really clever idea, and it turned out looking really great. I like the detailing at the bottom of the dress and the contrasting layers. My fiance is also really impressed :). Great job.


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Post by: lovebiteaesthetic on August 10, 2008 06:56:05 PM
Whoa! That IS epic!
Cavities, much? lol


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Post by: momoffive2008 on August 21, 2008 06:24:30 PM
absolutely wonderful...wow if my daughter hadn't already had her prom...she wouldda wanted that!!!!!


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Post by: thepaintinglibra on September 03, 2008 04:12:51 PM
You must have had a tummy ache with all that candy - but it was totally worth it. Your dress is amazing - you gave people something to talk about. No way anyone had a dress like yours! Fantastic job!


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Post by: bittersweetchic on September 06, 2008 05:56:30 AM
amazing job! at first it didn't even look like skittles wrappers.. just an awesome dress ^^


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Post by: heatherthurston on September 06, 2008 12:14:41 PM
I have seen others use unconventional materials before, but this is probably one of the best dresses I have ever seen. The winning piece is that it is completely wearable. I also love the "ribbon" of skittle piece picture around the skirt.....looks like well placed trim. This DOES rock!


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Post by: elizabethn on September 06, 2008 12:56:16 PM
Pretty impressive....Skittles should pay you for the advertising! hah.


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Post by: slimnshawtie18 on September 10, 2008 09:26:27 PM
too cute


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Post by: ickle pickle on September 11, 2008 07:28:47 AM
Very inventive, I love it :)


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Post by: call_me_nny on September 12, 2008 05:02:26 AM
that's so cool!

i was actually thinking of doing something similar but with the tropical ones :)

this is so cool!


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on September 12, 2008 01:31:50 PM
this looks amazing! i could totally see people wanting to buy it- you should make more to sell! & do other candy wrappers too!  ;D


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Post by: leashhh on September 26, 2008 09:13:52 PM
did/do you happen to go to elk lake?


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Post by: pamelabd on September 26, 2008 09:27:45 PM
AMAZING!!!!!!!!  Absolutely awesome use of unconventional materials! This dress ROCKS!!!


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Post by: sweets4ever on January 08, 2009 01:30:26 PM
Congrats!!

Craftster Best of 2008 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=bestof2008)!



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Post by: amandaaleigh on January 28, 2009 06:05:14 PM
This is absolutely stunning.
I'd so wear it. And I don't think I'd ever take it off.


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Post by: purple_girl on January 29, 2009 12:30:05 PM
oooh! awesome idea AND well made!
love the fact the shoes match it!
great job :D


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Post by: rhawny on January 30, 2009 08:44:17 PM
hey! i saw this on oddee.com (http://www.oddee.com/item_96512.aspx) and thought "hmm, I recognise that..."

well done on being listed :P


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Post by: FreeinWonderland on February 01, 2009 02:09:49 PM
yum
this is so cool


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Post by: imjanel on February 02, 2009 08:08:02 AM
woah maybe one day someone would do it with m&m wrappers.


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Post by: Theperilouspopsicle on February 04, 2009 02:19:49 PM
@imjanel
actually a bunch of people sent me m&m wrappers as well as skittle wrappers!


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Post by: I Sew Cute on February 25, 2009 03:38:03 PM
hot dog! This surely rocks! :o


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Post by: colorxmexstupid7 on February 26, 2009 08:03:59 AM
This is incredible- I made my own prom dress too, and I wish I'd been his creative- it's excellent


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Post by: Deseree on March 03, 2009 05:42:28 PM
That is one hott wrapper dress! I'm not really fond of wrapper dresses...but your's is incredibly adorable!! Nice work <3


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Post by: malmow on March 04, 2009 11:18:18 PM
I love the cut of the dress. You did a great job! I love that you took pictures at the laundromat. I wanted to take some Trash the Dress photos there with my wedding dress on.


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Post by: patrooshka on March 10, 2009 11:18:16 AM
Great job! I'm sure it wasn't easy to sew with wrappers.
It also makes you appreciate the vastness of the net - that you can post a relatively obscure request on craigslist and get tons of replies!
Very cool idea! And yes, you should watch Project Runway, if you can get past the cattiness and pretense.  :)


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Post by: Girl X on March 27, 2009 09:57:30 PM
What do you mean you don't like Skittles?  Who doesn't want to taste the rainbow?  Bah!  Well, they are a bit sweet and after a couple of bags my tongue goes a bit numb.  Ah well.  Stunning dress - and it comes with it's own perfume, yeah?

As phenomenally awesome as the dress is, I have to say, I am in love with the shoes - which I'm guessing you didn't find in any store!  I'm probably not going to recreate a Skittle dress for myself, but I'm thinking I'll be paying homage with a pair of my own M&M slingbacks, or Starburst heels.

Awesome!


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Post by: koffeegurl321 on March 29, 2009 07:12:25 AM
so I don't know if anyone's pointed this out to you or not, but I stumbled on the amazing, weird website that has all kinds of lists, and your dress is featured under their 11 weirdest dresses. I love how unique it is! http://www.oddee.com/item_96512.aspx


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Post by: SewFunky on June 03, 2009 10:57:13 AM
 :)OMG, this is a great dress...LOVE IT!!


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Post by: andheartscara on June 05, 2009 07:05:10 AM
Awesome! If I had gone to prom, I would've wanted to wear something like this!

Good job!


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Post by: diy-me-amy on June 05, 2009 09:34:48 PM
that is awesome!!!! the dress is sooo neat and you look beautiful in that dress..love the shoes too ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: iEatYanYans on June 12, 2009 09:53:12 PM
i love your idea and the actual dress.
did you actually sew that?
it's wild :)


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Post by: becca21 on July 21, 2009 04:26:57 PM
man, that's so creative, i would have never thought of it like that.. you did a good job, i love it


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Post by: rainya on July 23, 2009 06:35:14 PM
I can not begin to say how awesome this is! Great job!


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Post by: shopaholica on July 25, 2009 06:11:23 PM
LOVEE IT!


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Post by: shiznit on July 26, 2009 08:13:38 AM
This is great!  I always wanted to make something like this but never had the patience.  way to go!  I love it!


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Post by: croza on July 26, 2009 02:12:17 PM
Neat!


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Post by: Iznik on October 06, 2009 03:40:22 PM
Really Great LOVEIT ;DLOVEIT ;DLOVEIT....
I wish i could had a prom dress like yours, but my school only allowed us to use long white dresses, like if we were going to marry!!! that was terrible



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Post by: Crafty Shay on October 08, 2009 05:31:26 AM

oh and yeah, turns out i dont actually like skittles..only the red ones.


i only like the red ones too. the rest taste like dirty buttcheeks. lol. but anywho. very neato dress. did you smell fruity? =)


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Post by: Crafty Shay on October 08, 2009 05:32:15 AM
Really Great LOVEIT ;DLOVEIT ;DLOVEIT....
I wish i could had a prom dress like yours, but my school only allowed us to use long white dresses, like if we were going to marry!!! that was terrible




that is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LAME!!!


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Post by: 19libra86 on October 11, 2009 05:53:45 AM
I'm amazed! The dress speaks for itself. I love it, it's incredible and so inspiring! :o :o :o :o


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Post by: MrsMarler87 on October 12, 2009 07:42:19 PM
wow awesome idea!!!!


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Post by: wrebbit.froggy on December 30, 2009 08:33:55 AM
Hi!
Very beautiful work! ;) I really like recycling and reuse old objects!!!
I would like to know... have you make a pattern for you dress, or have you tips to help me to make my own :D, please? Make sure that I don't want to make exactly the same pattern like you , cause I want have my own desing and want to let you your own, but I want only help to make it. And if you have the pattern, I would like nevetheless have it if you can, to have an idea (same if you send it in little images, this will give an idea of the design you used for the finish product) Does it sew good or the wrappers tend to tear?
Did you use other material like elastics, fasteners, or others?
Thanks a lot in advance for your help!
Froggy
[email protected]


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Post by: chaoticpassion on January 01, 2010 01:27:00 PM
I love it. The shape of the dress, the fact that it's SKITTLES(!!!), and how the color looks with your complexion. Greatness. Definitely hitting "this rocks."


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Post by: Rhyth on January 07, 2010 07:20:49 PM
I adore this! How did you sew them together without breaking the wrappers though?


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Post by: alzzi; on March 04, 2010 11:53:50 PM
i honestly adore this; it is so awesome.
i really want to make one! am i allowed?
did you use material on the other side or is it just purely wrappers?
its so original and you look beautiful :)


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Post by: Pfefferminztea on March 05, 2010 09:53:43 AM
Gosh, thatīs amazing.
And sort of brave of you to wear something so unique.


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Post by: plum-plum on March 06, 2010 05:04:09 PM
I was just trying to find out what my prom dress was going to look like. now i have an idea(blue and purple skittles dress. with bows it will be awesome. hopefully as awesome as yours). that dress is amazing. i always wanted to do something like that, but ive never seen a recycled dress that looked so good! 


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Post by: Lama Rama on March 09, 2010 02:59:15 PM
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I was trying to get my sister to let me make this for her prom but she obviously doesn't have good enough taste as she wants to be a sheep and go in a boring, NORMAL, dress!!!! Oh well I'll just have to get round to making it for myself!


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Post by: Sos.Des on April 18, 2010 07:30:46 PM
Omg!! o_O
Love it soooo mush! I wanna do one blue!! XD
That could be nice for the prom of my friends that im going!! haha
(She go to a private school so taht could be a great flashy idea!!) haha
 


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Post by: Nicoleeoliee_4_Life on April 21, 2010 08:48:04 AM
this dress is beast!!! i would totally make a prom dress out of something like this, but i think my school would say noo...especially because this year's junior class advisor (juniors organize the prom) is a maniac  :P  and next years junior class advisor is a creeeeeeeeper!!! yup, so i am just gonna stick with booring old fabric  :-\


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Post by: ppt5551 on July 23, 2010 12:17:37 PM
I always love to see what people think of when they make their own Prom Dresses.


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Post by: Ellyjobell on July 24, 2010 12:10:37 PM
My teeth just hurt thinking about all those skittles.....of course I'm sure they weren't all eaten in one sitting   :P


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Post by: xnouraa on August 07, 2010 12:04:00 PM
this is nuts. ku-DOS. o.o


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Post by: starfish1211 on August 08, 2010 07:50:37 PM
that is cute! Great job getting it to all come together.


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Post by: swawesome on August 11, 2010 06:13:46 AM
That is a lot of skittles.....! WOW I love it.


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Post by: jen0cide on August 17, 2010 04:42:36 PM
How pretty! Man, I LIKE skittles and I don't think I could eat that many.


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Post by: zombieblood11 on August 20, 2010 02:57:07 PM
awesome!


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Post by: kiimmmmyy on August 24, 2010 08:00:44 AM
Awesome dress. If you knew my friend Kelly she could of eaten all those bags for you in like a week. She's addicted to skittles.


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Post by: LimeGreenFairy on October 30, 2010 01:54:27 PM
my most favourtie dress in the whole wide world! and you made it! god i love skittles!


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Post by: bananaleg on November 03, 2010 06:25:27 PM
I've always wanted to do something like this. It looks really great!


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Post by: DreamingToBeADesigner on February 04, 2011 05:30:34 PM
I made my own version of the dress =D with your idea, what do ya think?


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Post by: elizabethsmommy on February 13, 2011 08:25:55 PM
NEW: So lately I've been getting tons of email from people wanting instructions/ ect. Hopefully this will help with questions, hopefully I don't sound like a terrible succubus type thing, I'm actually really nice, I'm just getting way too many emails about giving away the blueprints to my art. Firstly, although I am far from the first to make a dress out of something unconventional I am indeed the first to deal with skittles candy, and one of the *firsts* around the interwebs .
 
  • If i inspired your dress I'd like credit for that. (thats fair enough, right?) This is a key detail.
  • If you're doing a school project/lecture and you want to use an image of my dress that is alright, as long as credit is given to me.
  • If you are entering a contest and want to make a dress just like mine to enter that is NOT okay, if you are entering a contest it really needs to be your own original ideas and concepts, not a rehash of someone else's.
  • If you want to make a garment out of alternative material--thats fine! go for it!(I'd love to see it, those messages are loved) Just make sure its really your own piece with your own design and ideas, not to sound like a broken record but if i inspired it or helped in any way credit is due.  
  • In terms of sewing, My dress is purely wrapper. (with a cotton slip on underneath, which i would consider a must) No staples, no glue, simply sewing. No special equipment at all. I drafted my own pattern which is really just a princess seamed dress, I cut and sewed wrappers into pattern pieces and sewed them together to make a dress. So really It was just like fabric. Plastic does tear but if you tinker with machine settings you can find settings that won't rip it. That's really all I can think to say about construction.

  • THIS DRESS IS NOT CURRENTLY FOR SALE. If i do end up putting it up for auction it would be exclusively between the museums that have shown interest rather than the public. It's highly tailored with absolutely no give so odds are, it wouldn't even fit...for a night on the town?

    Although I do accept commissions on this sort of stuff they are not cheap.(the skittles dress would've totaled about 385$ min. had it been a commission) If you have that kind of money to throw to a hoodlum who plays in garbage please PM me.

That seems to touch on most of the emails, if you do have a question pm me here and I will respond as fast as i can.

Frankly, I'm a bit turned off by your post and I seem to be the only one. While I recognize that you admit up front that you were not the only one to come up with the idea of making clothing out of candy wrappers, I feel that you bullet list of "rules" are immature and border on insulting.

While I understand the need to clarify that this was your own project of your own design, I did not appreciate the detailed instructions you have left your fellow crafters. I think most of us, genuine and sincere craftsters, are aware that copying another artwork is a crime. I wouldn't attempt to re-create a Picasso . . .

IDK, re-reading it, I don't take the negative as extremely as I did the first few times I read your comments. I understand that you want your art to stay your own, but I find that your way of going about saying it was rather rude and demanding. Your posting on a public forum, a forum that repeatedly has their members asking for tutorials. And just because you share a few facts about how you created it, doesn't mean that your sharing your blueprints. 

I guess, it's hard to have the full picture when I myself did not read the emailed responses and requests you received from others.

The dress is clever, and I appreciate you sharing it with the world. I'm happy for you that you were able to get quite a bit of publicity for this item, although, you haven't shared any recent stories expanding on the contacts made with you since 2008.

Thank you for letting me share my peace.