UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: Wisconsin teen's prom dress made from candy wrappersRIVER FALLS, Wis. — A River Falls teen has the perfect dress for her high school prom, which this year has a "Candyland" theme.
By: Associated Press, INFORUM
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — A River Falls teen has the perfect dress for her high school prom, which this year has a "Candyland" theme.
Senior Tara Frey (FREYE) says she just "lucked out" on the theme because work on her dress actually started six years ago. She'll wear a dress made from Starburst candy wrappers. Each wrapper has been folded eight times and pressed with a tweezers for a tight weave. It's the work Tara's mom, Kerrin, and a few of her friends.
Kerrin Frey says she got the idea from a mother who started weaving gum wrappers during her children's hockey games. Tara even has accessories for the April 30 prom — Starburst shoes, flowers, a purse and even a candy wrapper vest for her date. KARE-TV asked Zane Heinselman what he thought about his Starburst vest. Heinselman just smiled and said he really doesn't have a choice in the matter.