Prom Dress Made Out of Gum Wrappers
Prom is a great part of high school. I was lucky enough to attend three proms, and each year, I got a fancier dress. My first year, it was simple and black; by the third year, it was sequined and glittery and so puffy I could not fit through some doors. I admit, my outfit choices probably were not the best decisions I have ever made. At the time though, I felt very cool.
However, I will never be as cool – or environmentally friendly- as Elizabeth Rasmuson.
Rasmuson is a high school junior in Garner, Iowa, and will be attending the prom with her boyfriend, Jordan Weaver, this spring.
Okay, so what’s so special about this couple? How about the fact that they made their prom attire out of gum wrappers?
Rasmuson got the idea to make a prom dress out of Wrigley’s gum wrappers, specifically Wrigley’s 5gum, when she heard about students making dresses out of duct tape. Rasmuson then set to work, collecting wrappers since August 2009.
Rasmuson made a very pretty, blue and white dress for herself, and a matching vest for her boyfriend to wear to prom. Sadly, this story is similar to the age old question: How many licks does it take to get to the center of the lollipop?
The world (and other creative students) may never know. Rasmuson does not know how many wrappers the project required; she lost count after 200.
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