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Masking Tape Dress

Added Jan 14, 2012

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I made this dress for the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. It’s made completely out of masking tape and let me just tell you that it was a bit of a sticky situation (haha pardon the pun, but I just couldn’t help myself). I was inspired by architecture and an empty butterfly chrysalis.

I first constructed the underneath by using a stiff interfacing. Next I had to add a couple of layers of masking tape on top of that in order to get the length where I wanted it. Then I started adding, one by one, layers of masking tape starting from the bottom. I used over 18 rolls of masking tape and over 80 hours went into making the dress. The dress is completely wearable. It has a zipper sewn in the back for getting in and out of.

I might have nightmares about wads of tape attacking me in my sleep, but I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Haha. I just dropped it off for judging and I find out Sunday if it got in. Oh I’m so nervous! Wish me luck and I hope you like it :)

Material Notes

Masking tape, interfacing, paper, zipper, thraed




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Business, Grunge

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    Jan 14, 2012, 01.18 AMby kelepso

    This dress is spectacular!!!!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 01.17 AMby lennert

    This is amazing! Perfect cut, love the color and the fabric…A true piece of art!

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    Jan 14, 2012, 12.58 AMby elenant

    wow!! good luck!

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