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Duck Tape Prom Dress by ShannayConnor Duck Tape Prom Dress by ShannayConnor
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
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Ky503 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Youuu guys are so weird. XD I wish I could've been at prom that year to see it. I honestly thought it was leather at first. XD
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thejestersworld Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
How do you make this stuff, is it re-wearable?
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ShannayConnor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
you can either put the duck tape over a fabric or you can just take it and fold it in half and start completely from scratch(which is what I did) It is re-wearable, but just make sure its hung straight and stored in a clothing bag to prevent dusk from getting on it.
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SpaztasticPansy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT IS SO FUCKING BOSS!!!!!!!
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ShannayConnor Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
THHHAANNKKKSS :D I had so much fun doing it!! Tots would again if I had time!
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SpaztasticPansy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i bet! i need you to make me things! hahaha
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Rosa-killjoy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Holy crap, you're amazing! xD Yay for wearing what you want to prom! x3 I wore a Rococo style lolita dress to prom
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MotherxWar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
this...is...incredible.
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CatQueeney1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
wow it looks great and i like the colours but wasnt it uncomfortable wearing duck tape?
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ShannayConnor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Um yes extremely!! It was hot, stiff, I was constantly worried about it coming undone! I was very happy to get out of it but it was so much fun and the response was so great that I didn't even care!!!

Its a lot of fun I highly recommend!!
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