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Foil Dress

Added Jan 11, 2010

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I made this dress out of foil. It took around 6 boxes of Reynolds Wrap heavy duty foil, and tape. My room is completely COVERED in foil and my hands are offically dyed metalic. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I hope you like it. : )

Material Notes

foil and tape




Garment Type

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    May 1, 2013, 07.21 AMby Hawet

    This is hilarious, here already is my inspiration to my theme of non fabric use- school competition project at rfs. Sure i like its lines.

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    May 1, 2013, 07.18 AMby Hawet

    This is hilarious, here already is my inspiration to my theme of non fabric use- school competition project at rfs. Sure i like its lines.

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    May 6, 2012, 08.00 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Wow!!! I have never seen this proyect!!! it is lovely!!!! it is the same technique that I used in the first proyect that I publised here, called Wedding Gown-1 have a look and you will see what I mean!!! you are very good!!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 07.37 PMby andrine94

    O M G!!! Im speechless! I really am… I envy your creativitie!! Have you tought of making the dress in fabric?

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      Apr 12, 2010, 01.59 AMby melonhead

      Thank you. I have, but that would be so much hand sewing. I start sweating just thinking about it. Haha, mabye someday I’ll get brave enough. : )

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    Apr 9, 2010, 12.39 AMby mlssfshn

    You can stitch it. I use aluminum in my work. I use recycled cans I’ve been saving some aluminum foil we BBQed in thinking about how to stitch it in a piece. Love what you’ve done.

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    Jan 25, 2010, 12.43 AMby sammygirl

    This is fantastic! And you’re only 14? Insane!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 09.53 PMby misspris


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    Jan 18, 2010, 07.09 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew


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    Jan 13, 2010, 02.29 PMby anajan

    Gorgeous dress! Good luck on the competition. I can envision a similar dress made out of satin. You’re an inspiration.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 03.14 PMby msgems

    Ok I should be working but I keep looking at this – how the heck are you going to get into it??

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      Jan 14, 2010, 04.03 PMby melonhead

      Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply. Our internet has been down for awhile. I was thinking of just cutting it down the back or side and then just taping it back up. I didn’t really worry about putting in a zipper, because it’s just a one night dress.

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    Jan 12, 2010, 09.07 AMby msgems

    HOLY CRAPPOLA!!! the creation is finally finished and I am AMAZED!! Wow! How did you do it in the end? When you wear it is it all going to crumple?? It seems such a shame to have it only have 1 outting!! Its amazingly beautiful and so intricate and detailed… I could babble on like a loser about how great this is. You should be really proud of yourself and you will defo win the competition! Wow wow wow… cant believe how great this is. Well done Melonhead – you have surpassed yourself :-)

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      Jan 12, 2010, 07.19 PMby melonhead

      Thanks! Lots of tape. Haha. I think it’s more of a Cinderella type dress, one night only. I hope so! If it wins I’ll be going to New York city for the awards ceremony. :D

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    Jan 12, 2010, 12.21 AMby clothesmaker

    wonderfully creative

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    Jan 11, 2010, 11.24 PMby ashchaser

    OMG, ok i usually avoid the omg’s but GOOD LORD this is the sh*t! I have been seeing the updates about this foil dress almost being finished and I was excited to see the outcome, but I didn’t think it would be like this! ITS AMAZING but you already know that right? and so does everyone else on here…… Bravo!

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    Jan 11, 2010, 10.49 PMby bluephin

    absolutely fab!!! good work!

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    Jan 11, 2010, 09.25 PMby fraiche

    It’s like the chrysler building! Dope.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 07.35 PMby seussian

    This is INSANE!!!!!!!! I cant even beleve this is real! I cant even do this with fabric. I’m surprised it only took 6 boxes! Are you ever going to wear it?? if you do we want pictures! it’s amazing. God bless, :)

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      Jan 11, 2010, 11.01 PMby melonhead

      Thank you. :) Yeah some day.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 07.16 PMby flosiepoos

    Ha, that’s good! I like it very much. Dog approved, it’s obvious… ;-)

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    Jan 11, 2010, 06.11 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    WHAAAAT? that is insane. the detailing is insane. and i think your dog is a wee bit scared…. ;-) amazing job. did you do this for a class you should get an AAAA++++

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      Jan 11, 2010, 11.00 PMby melonhead

      Thanks! Haha yeah she was scared of the noise my camera was making. I did it for a Scholastic competition.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 05.38 PMby kathariney

    This looks so much fun ! I wonder what triggered you to create this? It looks like it should be on the red carpet . Now, where is the zipper? ;-)

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      Jan 11, 2010, 10.58 PMby melonhead

      Haha it was. It’s for a Scholastics competition. Haha I figured you would only be able to wear it once, so I didn’t put one in.

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