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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)
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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.

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