Now This, Is One Sweet Prom Dress!


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When Wisconsin teen, Tara Frey goes to her high-school prom on April 30th, there is one thing she will not be fretting about - Someone else wearing the same dress or shoes or for that matter even holding the same purse - That's because her entire outfit is hand crafted out of a colorful medley of Starburst wrappers!

The unusual ensemble is the brainchild of Tara's mother Kerrin Frey, who hit upon the idea about six years ago, when she sported another parent weaving some gum wrappers. Since then, she and her daughter have been obsessively collecting Starburst wrappers to weave into that perfect design. After five failed attempts in the last six years, they have finally come up with a dress that is both practical and stunning.

The persistent mom has no idea how many Starbursts she went through - All she knows is that she ordered countless 20lbs Starburst packets and distributed the candy to the neighbors, with a request to get back the wrappers intact. When a request to the manufacturers for Starburst wrappers sans candy was rejected, she even resorted to giving out big bags of the candy at Halloween and requesting the trick-or-treaters to return the wrappers.

As luck would have it, the theme for Tara's prom is based on the board game Candyland, making the dress perfect for the upcoming event. As if making the dress and accessories for Tara were not enough, her zealous mother even made a waistcoat for her date, Zane Heinselman - What a sweet couple they are going to make!


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  • carebear0518
    carebear0518Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 5:08 am
    Omg that looks so cute !!!!!!!!!! I am going to a party and I want it 💗
    • yellingout
      yellingoutFriday, November 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm
      I wish i can do that!!
      • Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:30 am
        it is cute.............................yep
        • Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:11 am
          i love your dress
          • kyah_s
            kyah_sThursday, May 26, 2016 at 8:08 am
            awesome sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            • marshmallow101
              marshmallow101Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:01 am
              i love it
              • marshmallow101
                marshmallow101Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:55 am
                i want it
                • thteegFriday, March 4, 2016 at 8:03 am
                  • meWednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:21 am
                    THAT LOOKS SO GODD!
                    • lemonade11
                      lemonade11Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                      Wow, that is different but at the same time super cool!!!!!!! I wonder the exact amount of starburst rappers it took to make something like that. It looks really good on her too!😆