Now This, Is One Sweet Prom Dress!


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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  • nuclear_apples
    nuclear_applesFriday, February 26, 2016 at 7:13 am
    • moongirl_73
      moongirl_73Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm
      when you are hungry, take a star burst off your dress
      • starwarsgirl
        starwarsgirlMonday, February 29, 2016 at 8:18 pm
        It doesn't work that way its wrappers
      • srox
        sroxThursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:10 pm
        WOW! That's so cool
        • bluehorse3
          bluehorse3Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:08 pm
          Sick! Cool way to recycle, but I wonder if it still smells like starbursts?
          • minty101
            minty101Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:21 pm
            OMG! That would be so cool!
          • heyze
            heyzeThursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:42 pm
            LOL no way Im not going to prom with my bae dressed like that
            • coolaj
              coolajThursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:34 am
              That is really cool! But I would rather have a real prom dress because I think the dress she is wearing would be really scratchy!!
              • snapchatqueen45
                snapchatqueen45Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm
                Nice...but wouldn't you want a REAL dress? You only get one high school prom. It's a very creative idea, though!
                • starwarsgirl
                  starwarsgirlMonday, February 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm
                  well theres 2 not 1 but whatever
                • therockFriday, December 4, 2015 at 11:28 am
                  • thedoc
                    thedocTuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:49 pm
                    what if it rains???
                    • kzp
                      kzpTuesday, July 21, 2015 at 4:58 pm
                      wow! It makes me say ?