Check it Out: Starburst Prom Dress Made of 18,000 Wrappers [VIDEO]

In Fashion by Wendy Michaels , on Monday, May 14, 2012, 11:25 AM (PDT)
Starburst wrapper prom dress


Unique Prom Dress Made of Starburst Wrappers

Who doesn't love a little creativity when it comes to prom dresses?

Rather than gettiing a cookie cutter dress off the rack or ordering a prom dress online, some teenagers think outside the box and design their own.

Case in point, take this Michigan teen, who created a prom dress made out of Starburst wrappers.

Read: The High Cost of Going to Prom

Yep, high school student Diane McNease took the brightly colored candy wrappers and fashioned herself a prom dress that's the envy of candyholics everywhere.

McNease explains her inspiration for the dress: "I was waiting for my event at a swim meet and an exchange student from Ecuador was making them [Starburst wrappers] into bracelets."

Her inspired prom dress required 18,000 candy wrappers to make the bodice of the dress -- plus, it took a year-and-a-half to collect the materials and five months to create the dress.

She tells Yahoo Shine, "It was kind of a dare. Someone said I couldn't do it. That's the last thing you should say to me."

McNease did get some help with the garment, explaining, "My friend Bria Johnson made the fabric part of the dress for me. I couldn't have done it without her."

Her dad also helped hand sew the wrappers every night "for a few hours," McNease shared.

Nice dad!

Did McNease eat all of the candy to get the wrappers? The first month, she says she did, but explained, "then I got sick of it."

Friends were involved in eating and donating their wrappers after that.

What do you think of her hand crafted prom dress?

See: Jessica Simpson Donates Prom Dresses (Photos)

This isn't the first time that Starburst wrappers have been sewn into a prom dress -- last year, a Wisconsin teenager's mom made her daughter's entire dress, purse, shoes and prom date's vest from the candy wrappers.

Read More About prom »

Please share your opinion with our community, but make sure it is on topic and follows our Terms of Use. We do not appreciate personal attacks, threats, spam, or the promotion of your personal website.
If you are a member or would like to become a member please login or register.
Or give us your name and email address to comment without becoming a user.
Your name (required):
Email (required):
Your email address is kept private and will not be shown publicly
Enter the characters in this box
Enter the text in the image to the left. (Required)

More Slide Shows on LimeLife

From the Web