10 DIY Prom Dresses That Will Make Heads Turn Your Way in 2018

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You are about to graduate from high school, but still can’t decide what your prom dress 2018 should look like? If you want a unique dress that will make heads turn your way and you can’t find one in your local shops, the Typical Student team is sharing top 10 craziest handmade prom dresses.

1. African Style Prom Dress

Meet Kyemah McEntyre who won a title of Prom Queen with her amazing African-inspired ball gown prom dress.  

An 18-year-old high school graduate has designed an amazing prom dress that features a super low neck bodice and full, princess-style skirt. 

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2. Book Worm DIY Prom Dress

A girl from Seattle named Shannon loves singing and reading books. And she is extremely creative.

So when it was time to think of her prom dress, she has created this sophisticated beauty.

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3. Geometric Patterns Handmade Prom Dress

What do you usually use duct tape for? Emily decided to make her prom dress out of duct tape when she was 10 years old.  

She created a beautiful dress that balanced a strong geometric pattern with colorful, painterly, field of flowers. Her prom date Ethan also got a duct tape tuxedo.


4. Duct Tape Classic Vintage DIY Prom Dress

Lauren and Ira are duct tape fans who prefer classic vintage design outfits. So they created elegant clothes that looked amazing as if made of fabric.

They definitely were the stars of the Prom and people would take pictures with them.



5. School Papers DIY Prom Dress

If you prefer cheap formal dresses to those that cost a fortune, then the next idea of a handmade prom dress might be your perfect match.

Erinne Paisley decided not to waste lots of money on her prom dress, but instead to help girls around the world access education. She made her dress of her school papers and glue. Now the prom dress is at the auction to help raise money.  

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6. Disney Princess Handmade Prom Dress

Eryn has always been a fan of the “Stuck at Prom” contest. So when her prom time arrived, she didn’t hesitate to buy tonnes of tape on a roll to create her perfect dress.

She has always dreamt of being a Disney princess and was inspired by the beautiful mosaics and stained glass that decorated the grounds of the Disney World park that she visited with her grandparents earlier.


7. Skittles Wrapper Prom Dress

How many candies are you ready to eat to make a Skittles wrapper prom dress? Alice wanted to be different and came up with an idea of a prom dress made from Skittles.

She had 101 Skittles wrappers (her friends had to help her with the candies!) and spent 15 hours creating her masterpiece. And it was worth it as her dress was a total hit!

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8. Marvel Fan DIY Prom Dress

If you have always wanted to be a part of the Asgardia Kingdom, you can start with the Asgardian look dress for your prom. That’s how Shoshanna created her gown.

The dress is made of white and teal skirt, teal belt, and a half white, half gold "armor" bodice.


9. Van Gogh's Starry Night 

Julia Reidhead, 18-year-old high school student, has turned a $40 wedding gown into her dream prom dress by painting Van Gogh's Starry Night on it.

She spent around 45 hours to create her perfect ball gown prom dress.

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10. Soda Pop Tab Prom Dress

Every girl dreams of dressing up nicely and going to the prom. Lina Fernandez is no exception.

She was looking for a cheap prom dress and also wanted to stand out a little and created this outstanding gown from almost four thousand soda pop tabs and 400 yards of ribbon.

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