Teen to wear bubble gum wrapper dress to prom

In this Sunday April 11, 2010 image made from video provided by KMIT-TV, Elizabeth Rasmuson and boyfriend, Jordan Weaver wear a dress and vest made of gum wrappers from Wrigley's "5 gum" in shades of blue and white in Garner, Iowa. They will wearing them at their high school prom on Saturday. (AP Photo/KMIT-TV)

April 12, 2010 1:07:16 PM PDT
An Iowa teen is all bubbly over her one-of-a-kind high school prom dress she made out of gum wrappers. Elizabeth Rasmuson made her dress -- and matching vest for her date -- out of blue and white wrappers from Wrigley's "5 gum."

The high school junior says she got the idea after hearing about someone making a dress out of duct tape. She and her boyfriend 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.