PHOTOS: Can You Guess What This Teen’s Prom Dress Is Made Out Of?
For the past three years, 17-year-old Maura Pozek has made her own prom dresses out of unconventional products. The Reeds Spring High School senior used Doritos bags for her sophomore prom dress and soda can tabs for her junior year. This year, Pozek opted for cardboard and paper bags.
In a segment on local Missouri station KY3, Pozek explained why she started designing her own dresses:
“Freshman year, I had my mom and my aunt make my prom dress. So then I was like, ‘I can do this! I can make my own’”.
And that she did. So how did she think of using cardboard this time around?
“Last year, people were like, ‘So what are you going to do next?’ I’m like, ‘Well, cardboard! That seems like a enough good idea.’ Then I remembered cardboard doesn’t like to move.”
She was right. Pozek started creating the dress more than four months ago, but as the prom date drew closer, the original design just didn’t work. But instead of buying a traditional dress (because what fun is that?), Pozek had a brilliant idea at 4AM the day before the prom. She swapped out the bottom half the dress for brown paper bags, spray-painted them different colors, threw on some glitter, and voilà! — potential crisis averted.
In hindsight, Pozek said, “It was a horrible idea.” But she still uses a photo of herself wearing it as Facebook profile shot.
Check out Pozek’s prom dresses in the gallery: