It all started with the cat. He was curled up on my bed next to my prom dress and a jar of “Bright Berry Red” lip gloss. (What could go wrong?)
Exactly thirty minutes before my boyfriend was due to pick me up for the prom, my white cat, my white bed, and my white prom dress were smeared with lip gloss and cat hair.
Turns out the Prom was having a contest for the most “creative and unusual” prom dress. I didn’t think lip gloss and cat hair would work, so I desperately scoped out my room to see what I could pull together fast. Then I saw them: a dozen beautiful, perfect-for-the-prom posters begging me to take them to the dance.
Quickly I pulled them all down, grabbed a roll of lime green duct tape and got to work. The Marilyn Monroe posters became the new bodice (where else would she go?). Two Entourage posters became the train. The face of New Moon’s Edward went below Marilyn (right over my heart). I salvaged the straps from my real dress, slapped on some tape, and the top was done. The skirt came together with “Imagine,” “Endless Summer,” Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, and Batman’s Dark Knight. I had to put Rosie the Riveter somewhere, so I gave her a place of honor on my rear.
And I was ready to go to the prom. My mother fainted, but my boyfriend was cool and pretty sure I would win the contest. And of course I did. Hands down. So thank you, barewalls.com, for not only getting me to my senior prom, but for making me a winner!
–Jennifer R., Madison, WI
Great story, Jen. Glad we could help. Here are links to the posters you mentioned.
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