An artist by the name of Emily Seilhamer recently completed work on an eye-catching garment that was four years in the making. With the help of some family and friends, Seilhamer amassed a collection of 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers, which she then turned into a fabric to make the dress you see here. Emily also crafted Starburst shoes and a matching corsage to go with her new dress.
On Bored Panda, Seilhamer notes: “After enough were saved I organized them into colors, ironed them, folded them into links, and made candy wrapper chains.” The rows of wrappers are bound by elastic thread.
Seilhamer picked the tart fruit candies for this project because they have a special meaning to her and her husband. “My husband and I met when he offered me a pack of Starburst a few years before the project started,” she explains.
It’s a close call, but this ensemble might be even more impressive than the Taco Bell wrapper wedding dress, because the Starburst frock has an elaborate pattern and it’s just so colorful. Along with the pizza dress, it truly belongs in the food garment hall of fame.
• Artistry and Upcycling by Emily Seilhamer [Facebook]
• 4 Years And 10 000+ Starburst Candy Wrappers Went Into This Dress [Bored Panda]