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Teen Buys Old Wedding Dress At Thrift Shop, Then Covers It With Paint To Transform It For Prom

Mopic Mauricio Castillo

For one teen from Jacksonville, Florida, prom was a moment to completely let her personality shine — specifically, through her prom dress!

Jadyn Duguyd is a senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and being an art student directly influenced her dress of choice.

In fact, this isn’t the first time she has put a creative spin on a prom dress. For last year’s dance, she recreated Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night” painting on her dress.

This year, she definitely upped the ante!

It took her a whopping 20 hours, acrylic paint, and a vintage wedding dress from a nearby thrift store to create the gown you will see in the video below.

This year’s inspiration? A recreation of the instantly recognizable painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch.

“I saw like five girls in the same dress at prom and I thought that was super weird because they’re spending so much money and looked really similar… but I didn’t spend much money and I think I stood out… probably,” said Jadyn in an interview with WLTX.

Her post of the prom dress on Twitter has received over 20,000 retweets and over 70,000 likes — there were even people offering to buy her designs!

“I totally didn’t expect the reaction it got,” she told Yahoo! Style. “I thought I’d get a few hundred retweets at most. I’m really excited that my art is getting all of this attention.”

Check out Jadyn’s unique prom dress in the video below, and please SHARE it on Facebook!

Thumbnail Source: Flickr/StarMama

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