Back in 2010, Elizabeth Rasmuson was in her junior year of high school and gearing up for the biggest night of the year: the prom. But instead of going the traditional route with her prom dress, the Iowa teen decided to take a major risk and put her reputation on the line. Rasmuson not only made her own prom gown, but she made it using nothing but chewing gum wrappers.
Her reasoning for making the dress was simple. She heard about someone who made a dress out of duct tape, and she also liked the colors of the ‘Five’ gum brand. It was all Rasmuson needed to start collecting gum, handing it out to her friends and family, and keeping the wrappers for her ultimate creation. And not only did the determined teen spend hours on her own outfit, but she also made a special piece of clothing so her boyfriend would perfectly match.
A gum wrapper prom dress may sound strange at first, but trust me… the result is way more stunning than I imagined.