The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Fulton

April 18, 2013

They've got the look: Students turn duct tape into wearable art

FULTON, Ill. — River Bend Middle School eighth-grade students strutted around the school's gymnasium Wednesday in dresses and other apparel made entirely out of duct tape.

A total of 11 students donned a duct-tape wardrobe that morning for the eighth Duct Tape Fashion Show.

Organizer Mackenzie Jackson, junior high and high school art teacher, and her son, Brenden, hosted the show in their own duct-tape clown outfits. She told the seventh-graders watching that she expected them to participate next year.

Whitney Wynkoop and Taylor Curley started working on their Hawkeyes and Illinois athletics dresses in January. The best friends thought it was funny that their families cheer for rival teams and decided it would be fun to feature that rivalry in the show. One of them ordered the special Hawkeye and Illinois duct tape through Hy-Vee.

"It's awesome," River Bend Middle School Principal Kathleen Schipper said. "It's so great for the kids to express their talents and they have a good time with it."

Volleyball players Mikayla Mendorp and Emma Kuehl batted volleyballs as they walked in to the tune of "Don't Stop Believing" in their black duct-tape uniforms. Each outfit took four rolls of tape.

Robert Poore and Garth Rickertson created outfits from the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Poore felt the show was their time to shine. He joked during the show that they chose to have Rickertsen's outfit really war torn because they thought they could do a lousy job and get away with it.

The fashion show also featured Lauren Spencer, Rachel Barber and Maryssa McCunn as "cat girls" and Paula Israel and Brandon Kaecker in matching outfits. Seventh-grader Sam Carpenter was excited to show off her Brittish flag dress. Jackson allowed her to participate as a thank you for the help she gave during last year's show.

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