Cardboard Prom Dress


Meet Maura! Just your typical Missouri high school student that made her senior year prom dress out of cardboard. Wait, what? Yes, CARDBOARD!!

The top of the dress is middle part of corrugated cardboard that was peeled apart. If you have ever looked at a cardboard box it is 3 layers, an outer shell on each side with a wavy part in the middle. The wavy part is the top! Maura then spray painted the pieces and painted glitter on top. Everything is glued together with wood glue and hot glue. And no prom dress would be complete without a corset back!

The bottom of the dress proved to be the challenge on this project as it was made of paper bags, and then spray painted, with a zipper in the back.

Check out the pics below, and click each pic for a hi-res version so you can see the detail.

This is not Maura’s first attempt at making her prom dress. Below are her Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior year dresses. All unique, all awesome!

Freshman Year - Gothic Prom Dress

Sophomore Year - Doritos Prom Dress

Junior Year - Pull Tab Prom Dress


5 Responses to “Cardboard Prom Dress”

  1. Bunny Ramsey April 25, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    very awesome!

    • Aubrey Dorsey April 25, 2012 at 8:32 am #

      Bunny, are you on sleep-strike tonight? Lol

    • Bunny Ramsey April 26, 2012 at 4:07 am #

      Aubrey Dorsey no lol i'm a vampire ^_^ a really really really cute one too!! besides i went bed mid-morning-ish XD

  2. Adrienne Kolowich Cummings May 3, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    My 8 year old daughter and I love every look. Very resourceful and clever! AND cute!

    • Marcia Williamson May 3, 2012 at 1:09 am #

      Cute…but wouldn't fair well if you sweat, spill a drink or get rained on?

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