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Duct tape fashions make the top 10

By Staff | Jun 19, 2015

Bailey Pellicano, who designed fashion wear for herself and date Timothy Butcher, for the 2015 ‘Stuck at Prom’ promotional contest, have made the national vote for the final selection of a winning entry. The top 10 entries were selected and have gone to the national vote for the winner.

Entering the scholarship contest sponsored by ShurTech Brands LLC, the original maker of duck brand duct tape, Pellicano, a student at Jefferson High School, said she spent approximately 132 hours making her dress and her date’s tuxedo for the prom.

Pellicano had previously shared with the Chronicle, “The inspiration for my design came from fire and ice,” she said. “I knew that doing a concept of fire and ice was very common and often cliched, so the design had to give it complexity.”

She explained that the swirl patter was something she had doodled in notebooks since middle school; however, cutting it out of duct tape was completely different and proved to much more challenging than simply drawing.

“Each and every swirl, pattern and design was done freehand and cut piece by piece using only an x-acto knife and a hole punch,” Pellicano said. The pieces were then strategically placed on the outfits to add the color and design.

All accessories for the evening including shoes, the necklace, clutch, bowtie and corsage were also hand-cut duct tape creations.

Online voting is now underway for the top prizes. stuckatprom.readysetpromo.com/vote-gp.html. Individuals may vote once per day for the couple by selecting Bailey and Timothy from the top 10 candidates.

Official voting rules indicate that during the Voting Period, members of the online community, finalists and entrants who wish to vote for a Finalist or Category Entry must first register to vote by logging in to the Voting Site and provide their Email address prior to voting (the “Eligible Voters”). Eligible Voters may vote for the Finalist and Category Entry of their choice. Voting is limited to one (1) vote per email address per day for the Finalists and one (1) vote per Category per day. A day is defined as 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Subsequent votes submitted per email address per day will be void.

All votes must be received between 12 a.m. Eastern Time on June 15 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 8, 2015 to be valid.

Should Pellicano win the overall competition, both she and Butcher will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. Jefferson High would receive $5,000 in additional funds. For a second place finish, each student receives $5,000 with $3,000 to the school and third place finishes with $3,000 per student and $2,000 to the school.

Everyone is encouraged to log on and vote once per day for Bailey and Timothy to allow them to receive these scholarship funds.