Prom dress made from cardboard


27 Responses to “Prom dress made from cardboard”

  1. disky00 says:

    Teenage wasteland chic.

  2. That brings back fond memories of attending the prom at Uncanny Valley High School.

  3. johnjupiter says:

    pray for rain

    • cdh1971 says:

      Well….Roger Ebert might say she is overdressed too.

      This thought crossed my mind ’cause Russ Meyer (Mondo Topless/other films) and Roger Ebert  were old friends, click link below for a nice article written about R. Meyers after his passing: 

      Kidding aside, Mr. Jupiter, your comment made me think of a Russ Meyer film, perhaps one he didn’t make but should have. I also like Roger Ebert, although every third or forth review leaves me scratching my head – and I usually chalk up the missing star (in my opinion) to one of the ladies being overdressed. BTW – about the rain, yeah…had the same thought.Pic related – Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert in 1970. Ebert was a script writer for a few of Meyer’s flicks too.

  4. ymendel says:

    My thoughts on seeing the pull-tab dress, in order:

     - Wow, she looks great
     - I bet that actually doesn’t feel so great while dancing
     - I should probably stop thinking about a high-school student

  5. Efemmeral says:

    Well done promoting this talented girl, Cory. 

  6. ffabian says:

    What happened to her face? Photoshop or weird lighting? (thats no veiled insult but genuine interest)

  7. ocker3 says:

    I would have proudly escorted her to the dance back in High School

  8. fergus1948 says:

    I’m hoping a flame retardant went into the mix at some point.

  9. Hugh Johnson says:

    Oooh, cute shoes too!

  10. Ian Anthony says:


  11. knoxblox says:

    I hope there’s a lining. I’d hate to see what happens when she gets warm and her pores open up.

  12. Aaron Swain says:

    I only half-listened to the story about this on NPR yesterday and was picturing something completely different.

  13. jandrese says:

    It’s a shame there is no video, I would have liked to have seen how the dress looks when she moves, walks, etc…  It doesn’t look like she solved the problem of cardboard being far too stiff to make a dress from normally.  She could be effectively spending her prom in a suit of armor, unable to feel the caress of her date on her back with a skirt that rings like a bell when she dances. 

    I’m also a bit concerned about how well it will hold up to perspiration, since it won’t breath at all and dance halls tend to get mighty warm as the night goes on.  I guess if she manages to soak the dress with sweat it might start to move better. 

  14. Karnuvap says:

    D’you hear about the cowboy prom girl in the paper dress? arrested for rustlin’.

  15. hyph3n says:

    NPR had a story about her yesterday. Although she want to major in fashion design– she doesn’t have the money to go to college.

  16. M Carlson says:

    What’s wrong with this girl? Making her own clothes creatively from repurposed materials? Doesn’t she know the American economy is dependent on her to only purchase things, not make them herself?

    Not to mention she’s dressed completely modestly….aren’t young women these days contractually required to show at least three inches of cleavage?  /sarcasm

    Nicely done. Very creative.

  17. JIMWICh says:

    I particularly like that in the Doritos dress photo, the limestone bluffs are in the background.  The same ones that contain the massive government cheese storage caves.

  18. Maura Pozek says:

    I made the dress…Just thought I should clear some things up. There was no lining, it was cardboard on skin, but I had glued the edges down well so nothing stabbed at me. It held up well to dancing, however I don’t really “get jiggy wit it” so that may be why. There’s video on as I was on the local news.
    Also if it’s not too illegal, it’d be nice if you people went to my Facebook page where I have other pictures in information. CraftyPoz Creations.
    Thanks for showing interest in my dress.

    • penguinchris says:

      Why not provide a link to your facebook page, and why not try to make money from your fashion skills as they are so you can afford to go to fashion school? 

      There are few things BB readers like more than helping people go to college and if publicity will help you in any way go to fashion school instead of something more affordable, then let us give you publicity!

      • Maura Pozek says:

         Thanks, here’s a link to my Facebook page where I’ll be updating everything. I’m still trying to figure out how to get money for college out of all this.

        • penguinchris says:

          Hehe, yep, doing cool stuff isn’t easy, but it seems like it is compared to making money from it. Best of luck to you :)

          If I were you I’d start a blog. Use the publicity you already receive to get your audience. You’ll make some money from advertising, but let people donate as well (though don’t hope for too much on that front). Maybe come up with some things you can manufacture and sell, and use Kickstarter to fund them. After your blog is going for a while (and you will need to be quite dedicated to it), see if you can get a publishing deal to compile it into a book about DIY fashion using unusual materials.

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