Diane McNease’s Starburst candy wrapper prom dress has landed her in the news and all over the web!
I know what you may be thinking. A dress for a formal event made of old candy wrappers? It must be a ratty, crinkled mess. Right?
Think again. It looks like she carefully unwrapped a few hundred Starbursts then gently put the wrappers aside. They were then folded into a really neat pattern and connected into a lattice-work style garment.
The entire top of the dress is made of a really interesting pattern of folded wrappers, as seen here.
Diane McNease even took her candy wrapper prom dress to the next level and laced some into her hair! It’s very nice, and again, is done tastefully.
Amazingly, the whole get-up is made using all of the colors.
I think this dress should be enough to land her a scholarship to a fashion design school. Not only is it creative, but it’s very attractive. Imagine what she could do with professional materials?
Here is what she had to say:
“Why don’t I combine the two together, make the top out of Starbursts and then the bottom half, the ball gown kind of skirt. And I wanted to give the illusion that the dress was kind of falling apart, so I just strung the Starburst all around.”
The only question I am left with is, does it itch? It is just a little uncomfortable to have paper pushed up against your skin. I guess she would have to wear something under it.
The next step for her would be to contact the company that makes Starbursts and see if she can work some deal out where she won’t get sued it she makes more dresses.
I think they will sell. Don’t you?
See a video about Diane McNease’s Starburst candy wrapper prom dress below.
Photos by: WENN.COM/Rachel Worth