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Kara Koskowich makes prom dress using old maths homework

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Kara Koskowich, a 17-year-old student from Canada, decided she would recycle unwanted paper, making her own prom dress using old maths homework.

Kara Koskowich cut, sewed, glued, and eventually tailored a one-shouldered dress out of 75 pieces of algebra formulas.

She told CBC News: “For me, [prom] is not a big, spend your money, you have to look this nice, you have to fit into this mould of grad.”


While most graduates never want to look at their homework again, Kara Koskowich found a way to look good in it.

She sculpted the dress sewing in darts and even a zipper, also adding colorful post-it notes circling the waist to give it a cinched-in effect.

Kara Koskowich decided she would recycle unwanted paper, making her own prom dress using old maths homework

Kara Koskowich decided she would recycle unwanted paper, making her own prom dress using old maths homework

The student began making her dress in March, but said she didn’t finish it until the night before prom.

“I did most of it the last week because I’m that kind of person. I procrastinate,” she said.

Kara Koskowich’s date was her friend Dorothy Graham, who was wearing a dress she made out of plastic bags.

According to Dorothy Graham, the dresses made the pair the most popular people at prom.

Dorothy Graham explained: “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.”