About one month before Halloween my little sister presented me with a challenge. She wanted a dress made from newspaper. I immediately fell in love with the idea and began brain storming ideas for the design. My actual design is different from my finished product (I do that a lot). It was actually a lot easier than I expected besides the fact that my model wouldn't stand still!
I started with the base layer that covered the top to bottom of how long the dress was going to be. She (my little sister) began to fret it would be too fragile so I took a whole stack and laid that as the next layer. I finished it by fan folding newspaper to create the skirt and adding a belt and bow for detail.
I used only duct tape staples and of course newspaper to create the finished product in only two days! I'd say the hardest part was keeping my model still. This dress over all was really easy to create you just have to have your vision in mind and the patience to work with this new material.
For my Coolest Newspaper Dress Costume, I went with someone who dressed as a journalist. I made the base out of carboard boxes (mostly old cereal ones) using masking tape and staples. Then I attached parts of my local newspaper using sellotape and staples. The cardboard parts that were the back of the dress were not attached so I asked a friend to do it up with duct tape. I wanted my dress to flow out so I had extra layers of newspaper at the bottom of the dress.
For accessories, using cellotape again I attached small pieces of newspaper to my shoes and my bag. This probably took me 5 hours to make but I was pleased with what I had done. If anyone tries to make this dress I would suggest a less strong material like paper for the end of the dress as it was hard to sit down in (but not impossible). Hope you like it!