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Iowa prom to feature gum wrapper dress

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GARNER (KWWL) - It's safe to say that Elizabeth Rasmuson will have a one-of-a-kind dress for her high school prom in Garner.

Rasmuson made her dress -- and matching vest for her date -- out of gum wrappers.

Rasmuson, a junior, says she got the idea after hearing about someone making a dress out of duct tape. The dress and vest are made of gum wrappers from Wrigley's "5 gum" in shades of blue and white.

She and her boyfriend, Jordan Weaver, began collecting gum wrappers last August. Rasmuson says she quit counting after 200.

Since the wrappers break easily, Rasmuson finished her dress with a vinyl top coat.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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