Kara Koskowich wears homework dress to Alberta high school graduation

The graduate in Lethbridge thought it would be better than any dress in a store

Many female high school graduates spend months looking for the perfect dress, but one Alberta girl got inspiration from a likely (for a student) place.

Kara Koskowich of Lethbridge decided to be creative and made her dress out of old math homework. It took almost 75 pieces of paper.

"For me, it's not a big 'spend your money, you have to look this nice, you have to fit into this mould of grad,' [deal]" said Koskowich to CBC. "It's supposed to look like an explosion."

She thought any dress she made would be more interesting and less expensive than the ones she saw in stores.

While homework assignments are an interesting idea, Koskowich isn't the only teen to make her own dress. Many teens have created custom designs from coloured duct tape. The fad is so popular that the company has started a Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest. The winner with the best duct tape outfit will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Students have also used coffee filters, gum wrappers, newspapers, Starburst wrappers, Doritos bags, soda tabs, cardboard and bubble wrap.

As for Koskowich, the self-proclaimed procrastinator said she finished the dress the night before. Her best friend, Dorothy Graham, made her dress out of plastic shopping bags.

"It was actually funny because everyone was wearing these elegant dresses and we're in dresses that cost nothing and we were the most popular people there," Graham told CBC.

It's a good thing Graham wore her dress in Lethbridge. If it happened in Toronto 2013, it might have been banned.

(CBC photo)

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