Since I was 5 years old I have always been fascinated with designing and creating. I remember spending numerous hours in my room crafting, sketching and designing many art projects. Designing things many people couldn't believe a child can do. My mother was always amazed at my creativity and attention to detail I had at such a young age. As I started growing up, duct tape gained more popularity in the 2010’s, I started becoming fascinated with making things out of duct tape. So I started making many things out of duct tape; like toys, clothing, mermaid fins, hair accessories and wallets. Including my school backpack that I would wear to school. When I heard Duct Tape had a scholarship I knew I had to make a special creation. I was inspired by the folklorico styled dresses that stem from both indegenous and spanish practices. The dresses are decorated with ribbon, flowers, and include a full flowy skirt. So I created a ruffled off the shoulder colorful folklorico flower gown. The gown is heavily detailed with flowers, Duct Tape lace, and ribboning to create the folkloric design. The gown was designed to honor my culture, helping me pay homage to my roots, along with making a beautiful dress for prom that’s made out of Duct Tape, something that many of my friends and family thought to be impossible.