Creating a duct tape prom dress may sound a little off the wall to some people, but it's a great way to add some artistic fun to the same old prom look. In fact, it's such a popular way to have fun that the makers of Duck brand's duct tape offer a yearly contest to find the best duct tape dressed prom couple around. The grand prize winners of the Stuck at Prom competition take home $3,000.
Duct Tape Prom Dress Construction
There are several different ways you can use duct tape to construct a prom dress. One of the easiest ways is to make a large swatch of duct tape fabric that you can then trace a pattern onto and cut out.
Duct Tape Prom Dress Tips
Buying a prom dress can be tons of fun, but make sure whatever you buy is acceptable for any dress codes or dancing. Try sultry instead of skimpy, and pick the styles that flatter your figure instead of following the trends. If you want to make your own dress, stick to techniques you know so you don't risk ending up with an ugly gown that doesn't even fit.
Elegant updos don't require a trip to the salon, but they do take research and know-how. By considering how the hairstyle will complement your dress and finding a style that suits your hair type, you can save yourself money and still feel like the belle of the ball.