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Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:22 AM

Teen's coronavirus-themed prom dress made of duct tape is a work of art

By Kiely Westhoff, CNN

Updated 1:12 AM ET, Sun July 5, 2020



Illinois teen Peyton Manker made this dress out of duct tape for a scholarship competition.

(CNN)In January, 18-year-old Peyton Manker embarked on her journey to make a prom dress entirely out of duct tape for a contest to win a scholarship. After weeks of working on her submission, the Covid-19 outbreak not only canceled her prom but altered the course of her senior year.

Manker was not deterred by the fact that she would not get to wear her dress to prom. Instead, she felt inspired to create a dress that "documents a part of history."

Her coronavirus-themed dress features multiple images depicting life during the pandemic. Her vision for the dress began with wanting to capture her own experience. She represents her unforgettable senior year with a vibrant scene of students attending virtual graduation.



Manker's ideas evolved as the pandemic continued to impact people all over the world.

More:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/05/us/duct-tape-dress-coronavirus-trnd/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_latest+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Most+Recent%29

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Reply Teen's coronavirus-themed prom dress made of duct tape is a work of art (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 5 OP
diva77 Jul 5 #1
ZZenith Jul 5 #2
Liberty Belle Jul 5 #3
ZZenith Jul 5 #4
Fla Dem Jul 5 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:48 AM

1. Remarkable. What a talent!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:02 AM

2. Duct tape prom dresses are actually #14 on the list of things I never expected to see in my lifetime

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:29 AM

3. Video here shows past winners: https://www.duckbrand.com/stuck-at-prom

Some amazing creativity there!

The video shows couples, but the voting this year seems to be for just dresses and tuxes.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:32 AM

4. Guess I gotta get out more often.

Definitely not a thing back in the day.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 11:12 AM

5. That dress belongs in a museum. It tells a story of our times.

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