Published: Jun 24, 2012 3:49 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 25, 2012 6:30 AM EDT

SOLOMON, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas teen has earned a spot as a finalist in a national design competition with a prom dress made entirely from duct tape.

Brooke Wallace, of Solomon, says she spent more than 200 hours fashioning a western-style prom dress for herself and a suit for her date from 42 rolls of duct tape. She also created a purse and earrings for herself and a bolo tie, lariat, gun and holster for her date, all from duct tape.

Wallace tells The Salina Journal ( ) the effort wasn't just for kicks: She and her date, Mark Aylward, could each win $5,000 scholarships and their school could get $5,000 too.

The winners of the contest sponsored by Duck Tape will be chosen through online voting that runs through July 11.


Information from: The Salina Journal,