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Girl Makes Prom Dress Out of 18,000 Starburst Wrappers: Cool Idea or Just Crazy?

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It seems like prom dresses get more and more out of control every year: They're too sexy, they're too expensive ... it's always something. So Diane McNease decided to a revert to a more innocent time: she created her prom dress from 18,000 Starburst wrappers.



Diane, a high school junior from northern Michigan, used the wrappers to make the bodice for her colorful dress, telling WLUC-TV it took her a year and a half to collect all the wrappers and five months to create the dress. Her school friends helped her eat her way through the project.

But she did have a little help: McNease's pal created the black satin "ball gown" skirt for the dress, she tells Yahoo! Shine. Her dad also helped. "Every night he would help hand sew the folded strips of wrappers to the dress for a few hours." Their hard work paid off when McNease wore the gown to prom last Saturday night ... do you like the crafty dress? Or do you think McNease should have gone for something more glamorous?
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  • MissGates 2012/05/11 17:40:14
    Cool Idea
    MissGates
    +1
    It's creative and original :)
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/05/11 17:31:18
    Cool Idea
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    WONDER WHAT HER COLLEGE MAJOR WILL BE.....?
  • CarlainChicago 2012/05/11 17:30:46
    Cool Idea
    CarlainChicago
    +2
    Talk about creative! creative
  • KenjaiRo 2012/05/11 17:29:48
    Cool Idea
    KenjaiRo
    +1
    Fantastic! Good for her for being creative.
  • Badgerbumface 2012/05/11 17:19:40
  • Sweettxroses 2012/05/11 17:15:05
    Cool Idea
    Sweettxroses
    +1
    That is pretty awesome!
  • Walt 2012/05/11 17:12:11
    Cool Idea
    Walt
    +3
    She designed something that actually looks classy. It just doesn't look classy on her. Her upper body doesn't go well with strapless, but there are some girls who would look great in the dress. I guess she ate the 18,000 Starburst candies herself.
  • TC1116 Walt 2012/05/13 00:40:11
    TC1116
    +1
    She designed and made a $1400+, non washable, highly flamable "TOP" to wear with a real skirt. Creative? Sure. Classy? Far from it.
  • Maleficent 2012/05/11 16:44:14
    Just Crazy
    Maleficent
    but at the same time it's creative.
  • Daryl 2012/05/11 16:16:43
    Cool Idea
    Daryl
    +2
    creative
  • Lucy Sparkles :3 2012/05/11 16:16:25
    Cool Idea
    Lucy Sparkles :3
  • layla 2012/05/11 15:55:09
    Just Crazy
    layla
    +1
    what happens when you get sweaty. It'll stick!!!
  • FearlessDangerousDeadShot 2012/05/11 15:39:10
    Cool Idea
    FearlessDangerousDeadShot
    +3
    I have a friend who makes dresses and suits out of duct tape so this, to me, is actually a step up :)
  • pretz 2012/05/11 15:38:59
    Just Crazy
    pretz
    +1
    that's a lot of work
  • stevie.luplow 2012/05/11 15:33:20
    Cool Idea
    stevie.luplow
    +1
    I don't believe she's the first to do it either, but it's different and that's good :)
  • 2012/05/11 15:32:45
    Just Crazy
    +1
    becuz i thought we waz suppsoed to throw away our trash?
  • 2012/05/11 15:33:17
    supposed*
  • Badgerb... 2012/05/11 17:15:38
  • TC1116 Badgerb... 2012/05/13 00:43:08
    TC1116
    It's overeating and wearing your trash. $1400 roughly worth of trash.
  • TC1116 2012/05/13 00:42:12
    TC1116
    I guess we wear our trash to the prom, now.
  • Badgerb... TC1116 2012/05/13 07:14:42
  • Terrie Handleit 2012/05/11 15:23:03
    Cool Idea
    Terrie Handleit
    +1
    innovative!
  • emface 2012/05/11 15:21:47
    Just Crazy
    emface
    +1
    i think its kind of silly.
  • Will 2012/05/11 14:54:16
    Cool Idea
    Will
    +1
    Who new you could make a dress out of starburst
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/11 14:45:18
    Cool Idea
    HarleyCharley
    +1
    so cool...
  • zcberry 2012/05/11 14:38:02
    Cool Idea
    zcberry
    I like it, at least she save money.
  • Aksana 2012/05/11 14:20:49
    Cool Idea
    Aksana
    so cute
  • Charlotte 2012/05/11 13:47:21
    Cool Idea
    Charlotte
    very original
  • tasia 2012/05/11 13:45:34
    Cool Idea
    tasia
    luv it, wish i had thought of this. are duct tape dresses still in?
  • chrissy 2012/05/11 13:41:36
    Cool Idea
    chrissy
    +2
    id wear that and Then eat it :p
  • HiddenDVS1027 2012/05/11 13:36:22
    Cool Idea
    HiddenDVS1027
    It's different!:)
  • RoseyRhod 2012/05/11 13:23:22
    Cool Idea
    RoseyRhod
    +1
    Nice going--so creative! Hope that she never loses her love for fun, artistic things.
  • shadow76 2012/05/11 12:46:58
    Just Crazy
    shadow76
    Ugly and stupid
  • RoseyRhod shadow76 2012/05/11 13:24:59
    RoseyRhod
    +4
    Just because you don't like it doesn't make it stupid.
  • rightside shadow76 2012/05/11 20:19:53
    rightside
    +1
    No, its not ugly and the definition of stupid would be kids that spend thousands on the prom thinking it will make them happy.
  • TC1116 rightside 2012/05/13 00:47:16
    TC1116
    No - stupid is not having the sense to calculate how much 18,000 wrappers was. Try about $1400 (approximately). Spending that much money...eating all that candy...then turning it into a dress...oh, sorry...TOP to a dress.
  • shadow76 rightside 2012/05/13 09:38:36
    shadow76
    I don't know nothing about no prom as they didn't have them in my school. I could or would not have spent much monry on a dress.
  • Adrian1265 2012/05/11 12:38:48
    Cool Idea
    Adrian1265
    Thinking outside the box.... Maybe a bit too much :P
  • Sandman366 2012/05/11 12:28:03
    Cool Idea
    Sandman366
    An insane idea, but kinda cool.
  • bob 2012/05/11 12:21:40
    Cool Idea
    bob
    I picked 'Cool Idea", but why does it have to be 'either-or'? I would have picked 'Both' if it was offered!

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