All I can say is WOW!! Check out these prom dresses and tuxes made of…Duck Tape® duct tape. Yes, duct tape! If you think the only clothing you can make out of duct tape is a Tin Man costume, you haven’t seen these amazing creations. Since the Sew Chicago group has been working on prom dresses and recently had our dressforms created out of duct tape, this just screamed out to me that I had to share it with all of you.
All created by high school students, these prom outfits are entrants to Duck Tape’s annual Stuck at Prom® competition. Entrants were required to make everything out of only duct tape. Shoes, accessories…everything. The winners received $3,000 each in scholarship money and $3,000 for their high school. More than 240 couples from 43 States and six Canadian provinces entered. Duck Tape narrowed the entries down to ten finalists, then voting was opened up to the public to vote for their favorite a la “American Idol.”
This year’s winners are Ray Banna and Yancy Esquivel. They used 30 rolls of duct tape for everything, including her purse, corsage, jewelry and hair extensions! Just look at the cutwork for the scrolls. These two are definitely creative. I wonder how much each outfit weighed. Hopefully, they were still able to dance the night away in their outfits; and I can only imagine how hot they were in all that duct tape.
Be sure to take a look at the gallery of entrants. There are some amazing designs. And the couples kept to their schools’ themes, including Mardi Gras and a Renaissance couple. I’m simply stunned at each of these couples’ creativity.
Duct tape — it’s not just for making dressforms anymore.