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a dress and bag made after Mama Monster's own heart!
This is the first dress I have ever made using duct tape, and it was really fun! I made this to wear to a Lady Gaga dance, using one of the dresses she wore as a basis for the design. The original dress is all black, but I decided to add the stripes because it was a gay pride dance. I definitely think incorporating the gay pride flag would be something after Mama Monster's own heart though! I also wore a hair bow, a blond wig, and some gloves. I also made a bag (also out of duct tape) to accompany the dress referencing one of the scenes in her video for Telephone. I got lots of compliments on the dress however the dress split in half before the end of the dance :o I would say duct tape dresses look AWESOME but they are more show pieces, not wearable items! :)

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Peanut
Peanut · New Hope, Pennsylvania, US · 8 projects
That is intense, I can't imagine how much time that took, very original Happy
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Oliver M.
Oliver M. · 1 project
So cool . . . I wish I could have been the one taking those pictures. Oh wait I was :p

epic!
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happyliltoaster
happyliltoaster · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US · 5 projects
Thanks for all the nice comments! To respond to some questions about where it ripped... What basically happened is that the zipper in the middle of the bodice did not want to stay attached to the dress. Basically, duct tape is really strong attached to itself, but not so strong attached to fabric Happy I can probably mend it by sewing the zipper to the duct tape, but I don't really want to risk my sewing machine!
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hello julia
hello julia · Mission Hills, Kansas, US · 1 project
we are all little monsters Happy i love that dress
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Almost Insane
Almost Insane · 5 projects
This is so cute! I really like how you incorporated the gay pride. :]
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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
cool dress
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Boo_its_Brittany
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
I love this, fellow little monster Happy!
Paws up!
<3!
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LastKoalaBear
LastKoalaBear · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 33 projects
i LOVE this! you did a great job. it's a shame it ripped. did you fix it?
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Kitty
Kitty · Okotoks, Alberta, CA · 18 projects
Next time you wear it out, bring a roll of tape, you can fix it on the spot Happy COOL DRESS I LOVE IT!!!
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Trickypixie1208 P.
Trickypixie1208 P. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 12 projects
This is pretty awesome but where did it split? Duct tape has the ability to hold up a car in the air. Maybe you miss a little piece?. But I love it all the same suck that it ripped though maybe you can fix it Happy
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