Duct-Tape Equates To Perfect Prom Attire

Duct-Tape Equates To Perfect Prom Attire

By Ashlee Schaaf As most Lincoln High students went to Von Maur, malls in Omaha, and shopped online for prom dresses, one high school junior in Iowa was busy stitching up gum wrappers from “Five” gum to make her prom dress.  Elizabeth Rasmusen and Jordan Weaver, both residents of Garner, IA, heard of a few

By Ashlee Schaaf

As most Lincoln High students went to Von Maur, malls in Omaha, and shopped online for prom dresses, one high school junior in Iowa was busy stitching up gum wrappers from “Five” gum to make her prom dress.  Elizabeth Rasmusen and Jordan Weaver, both residents of Garner, IA, heard of a few students making dresses out of duct tape, so they decided to make their prom attire out of something much more interesting.  Elizabeth says, “I’ve always liked the colors of “Five” gum.”  Last year, she made a jacket out of gum wrappers, so that is how she got the idea to make her prom dress out of the infamous wrappers.  She and her boyfriend had begun collecting the green and blue gum wrappers in the beginning of August to make sure that there would be enough at this point in time for her dress and his vest.  According to KIMT, when asked how many wrappers it took to make her dress, she had lost count after 200.  To prevent the wrappers from breaking, she added a vinyl topcoat to her prom dress.
You may think that making your own prom dress out of a material such as gum wrappers would be cheap, however, it is not.  Each pack of gum is around $1.50, and each pack contains 15 sticks of gum.  Although it is unknown how many gum wrappers were used to make her prom dress, it is obvious that it would take hundreds to cover up an upper torso.  The plus side to all of her hard work, is that she absolutely will not have to worry about anyone having the same dress as her.

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