Friday, June 17, 2011

Stuck at Prom

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Before I begin, let me ask that if you're short on time, instead of reading this or leaving a comment on this post, follow the link below and vote for me in the Stuck at Prom Duck Tape Scholarship competition.
Okay, now let me explain. When I was a junior in high school, I went to a college meeting in which they mentioned that among all the crazy scholarships out there, there was one that involved making a prom dress out of duct tape and wearing it to prom. I thought this sounded awesome, but when I tried to check it out in November of this year, I thought I was too late to register. However, in April, I decided to check it out again and found out I was just in time! I immediately sought out a partner and got to work on my dress. My friend Luke stepped up to the plate and was very obliging throughout the entire process. We used 27 rolls of colored duct tape during 130 hours of intense work. It was frustrating, fun, and one of the most unusual experiences of my life. We wore it to prom and won a lot of attention. Everyone wanted to touch it and Luke could attest to the fact that it was a very sweaty experience.
Today we were informed that we were picked as one of the top 10 entries, giving us a chance at the $5000 scholarship prize. In order to win, we need your votes, the votes of your friends, your family and your co-workers, and if you have any pets with an email address, we need their votes too. Should we win, I will receive $5000, Luke will receive $5000, and our high school will receive $5000. 100% of this money is going toward education.

You can vote once a day, everyday until July 11th.
Thank you so much for your support, and please spread the word.
For more photos, click here.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


  1. oh my god that is sooo awesome!! you two are the masters of duck tape!!!!!

    totally voting for you!


  2. Oh my goodness, congratulations! How exciting to have made the top 10! The pair of you look absolutely stunning. I love the concept behind your outfits (the scissors are such a cute, tongue-in-cheek addition!), and the photos are crazy adorable. I also really like the little blurb you wrote on the website; you're so well spoken and charming, and I definitely think you've got a great shot at winning. You better believe that my sister and I will be voting for you like mad! <3

  3. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely amazing. You definitely deserve to win! Unbelievable creativity here, I am voting for you!!!

  4. You are my favorite!

    I'm pimping you out on twitter. ha. :)

  5. That is incredible! You are sooo talented!


  6. This is absolutely mind blowing and I went a voted for you right away! I can't believe you made this out of duct tape...I surely believe though that it took 130 hours of work! It was worth it though because you both look just amazing...

  7. Wow - that is a lot of dedication to make a prom dress out of duct tape and I really think you will win! This scholarship is a very interesting one... haha I wish I could compete for some like these. And I will definitely vote for you!!! This is just too amazing.

  8. lol I completely love this :)
    I've just voted!! x

  9. So cool! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfits! I'm too late to vote, sadly :( How did you go? Fingers crossed you won!

  10. You made this out of duck tape? And I was just about to ask where your shoes are from, they rock!!


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