Angel Feathers and Gabby DeLeon wore duct tape to their Lakeview High School prom a few months ago so they could have a chance for a $5,000 scholarship
The Lakeview girls however, were not one of the finalists for the money but they weren't sorry about the experience.
"It was a lot of fun to make, but I really don't care whether we win or not," Angel said.
Angel Feathers, left, and Gabby DeLeon are in duct tape formal wear preparing for the recent Lakeview prom.
Sitting in the cafeteria of Lakeview High School, Gabby DeLeon, a junior, and Angel Feathers, a senior, recently discussed their Stuck at Prom project.
"If something was broken, my dad would use duct tape... I was around [duct tape] my whole life," said 17-year-old Angel.
Angel and Gabby started making their duct tape dresses on April 6 and, clocking in more than 25 hours on the construction, finished on May 12. The bulk of the funds for the duct tape used for the dresses were donated from around the Cortland community.
Gabby and Angel provided the rest of the money to buy the necessary materials themselves. Pictures of the dresses were submitted to the scholarship contest by June 13, and the results were originally supposed to be revealed at midnight on June 15. Instead, they were revealed on June 18. The top ten finalists were posted on stuckatprom.com, sponsored by Duck Brand duct tape, and the public has the final vote for the $5,000 winner.