Since I was a freshman in High school I always knew I wanted to do something funny or unique for the prom. The only problem though was running it by my Mom. She had already shot down my suit, colonial dress, and Medieval gown idea so I did a little research to see what I could convince her to do. When I found the Duck Tape “Stuck at Prom” contest I knew exactly what I could do, Wear something that I design and look totally crazy, and make my mom think I could get money from it. This of course was the ONLY ways I was able to create my dress. So I went to the drawing board. I was also in the Prom Committee as the Art Representative and Head Decorator so I definitely took the dances theme into mind. I wanted a Victorian style dress that would sport my favorite color combination, Green and black. Once I found a friend who would also be gutsy enough to wear a duck tape outfit, I got to work. I had never worked in any form of clothing design before no had I worked with duck tape. Starting with my dress I created a corset top that would tread in the front and hold shit with string. The shirt would be a two layered, manipulated ruffle bell shirt that was decorated with jester like tassels. For my dated suit I had a lot of help completing his. After making the basic design, he did a lot of the construction and left the details to me. I added over 30 extra roses to the dress in the hairpiece, necklace, and dress decoration. Overall we used over 40 roles of duck tape and were the only entrees into the contest from the whole state of Maryland for the 2009 year. It was an unbelievable experience that I was so happy I was able to do, just a small example of how art has opened many opportunities for experiences.
This is a duct tape dress and suit made from Duct Tape
About 52 Hours of Work