Stargazing is the inspiration for my prom dress. The beauty of nature helps put everything into perspective for me. This March, there was a spectacular “planetary parade” in the night sky. The moon and multiple planets were visible, including Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. In designing my dress, I used white duct tape to represent the moon and multicolor shimmer craft tape to represent the planets, comets and shooting stars.
As a child, I enjoyed making many creations out of duct tape. I also loved drawing and painting beautiful dresses. So I was excited when I read about this contest that allowed me to design and make a prom dress and accessories out of duct tape.
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I’ve been making dresses since I was a kid with pieces of cloth and staples. So, if I could sort of do that, I knew I could make a dress out of Duck tape! My High School’s prom was on Earth Day. This inspired me to make my dress look like Mother Nature and Mother Earth. I used the tape to form flowers and vines that made my dress natural and divine!
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I love rainbows so I used that inspiration in my dress. To make the dress, I used copy paper as the base then taped and cut it together to be the length I wanted. I then covered the paper template/ base with black duct tape and added the rainbows on top. For the thicker rainbows i didn't need to make any cuts but for the smaller rainbows, I used a crafting knife and cut the thick pieces of duct tape in to thinner strips