Couple Fashions Prom Attire From Duct Tape

Forget satin and lace, a Choctawhatchee High School couple in Ft. Walton Beach will wear duct tape at their prom Saturday night.

Nick Reese and Cristina DeJonge are hoping to win a national scholarship contest sponsored by a duct tape company.

The first prize for the “Stuck at Prom, Duck Brand Duct Tape Scholarship Contest” is $6,000, half of which would go to their school.

Reese says it takes about five hours to get their outfits on, which weigh 11 pounds, collectively.

The couple used the traditional silver duct tape to make their matching dress and suit. They also used red, black and white tape for accents.

Reese says he had wanted to enter the contest since reading about it in a college magazine two years ago.

DeJonge's mother jokes, saying Reese had to find a girlfriend who was willing to do it.

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