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Dress Made of Taco Wrappers by AvantGeek Dress Made of Taco Wrappers by AvantGeek
This was my entry for Taco Bell's Live Mas contest. I did not win grand prize, though I was a first prize winner! The dress is made of 200+ taco wrappers and about twelve sauce packets.

The wrappers were unused and the packets were cleaned out, to clarify.

This was not long after Taco Bell contacted me about another of my photos: avant-geek.tumblr.com/post/283…

EDIT: Forward two years later and I'm in a Taco Bell commercial!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2xhdi…
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Given 2014-01-19
Dress Made of Taco Wrappers by ~AvantGeek ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by Brookette )
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very creative
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TheMadTrumpeter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your awesome! And really pretty.
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Bazookamon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Just wanted to say i love this dress I first saw this in a Taco Bell commercial and thought the dress was awesome also wanted to say that the model is very beautiful as well :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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katnisseverdeen4life Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That dress. Is one of the most extremely clever and ingenious things I have ever seen. :omg: 
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:iconpoad02:
Poad02 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD omg, and I thought I loved Taco Bell.
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:iconkyruto-chan:
Kyruto-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
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:iconmscreepymcpasta:
MsCreepyMcPasta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
This is officially one of the most kick-ass things i've ever seen. I want it. I want it now.
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lorenzoramis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol & art. Best combination. fashionable!
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:iconroskoski:
Roskoski Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I'm in love
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:iconm-a-c-h-o:
m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
absolutely stunning
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:iconvictreebong:
Victreebong Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
With a dress like that, you got to wonder where she puts the rest of the awesomesauce... o_O?
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Rarity614 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
When I first saw this,I was impressed.I bet it was hard work.bet you had to go to taco bell a lot.
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:iconasktain:
AskTain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
There's an unwrapping joke in here somewhere but that's beneath me.

Seriously though, this is rather ingenious. 
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themexicanduck Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yum
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:icon800antsinspacestatio:
amazing happen believe it or not
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   General Artist
Wow :wow: I'm impressed :clap:
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Kisses4Katie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love what you do and I love your Tmblr.  :)  Do you mind... how do you put the dress on after sewing?  Does it rip, are you sewn into it, or do you reinforce the paper somehow?  Same question for your wrapping paper dress... Wow!!  

Do these dresses hold up, or do you have to take pictures and then it's done for? :(  I think your work is.... Great!!  
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AvantGeek Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student
Thank you! It is laced in the back like a corset for easy removal and the torso is reinforced with a strip of fabric. I still have both of these dresses in great condition, I don't know what to do with them, haha. The Taco Bell dress paper is yellowing, though.
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Kisses4Katie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks for getting back so quickly! :)
I think they are just so awesome.  Beautiful work, congrats on the DD!
How cool to sew that kind of item....  Love it! 
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StaciNadia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
That is an AWESOME dress!
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djbridget Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
seriously?  this is my dream girl.
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jmlthehedgehog1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow I wonder how long of taco time it took for that 
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leighta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :worship:
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HarmonyThroughAnime Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
heh if you were a disney princess you would be "taco belle"
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AvantGeek Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Too cute!  (not to mention, creative!)  Actually, it's very well done, in addition to being funny.
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Victreebong Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Wat
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Gray-Gunman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
... awesome. just awesome!!!
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Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Dang, that's actually pretty cool. Great design and photo! Congrats on the DD, and have a nice day~ :la:
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fernanda305 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
great design! :D
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SparrowStew Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Yum!
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:iconsawedofflaser:
SawedOffLaser Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Now dats recyclin.
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TomorrowSorrow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are very pretty and talented! :)

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EdwardCarlos Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome! And I love tacos too!
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jaberJaws Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
this is too cool you did an amazing job and its such a cute dress
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bronyjoe111 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this screams " 'Murica "
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Auspisticize Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohyes
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nona49er Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Wow! This is so cute! you did a good job and congrats on being the first prize winner!
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M0uthyMerc Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What would you do if you got a grease stain on it?
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Fashionista122 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
that is both clever and adorable ^^
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DrKnowles Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconkeyblademaster-venni:
when i saw this and your other picture at taco bell, i was absolutely amazed! your face is so pretty, and you pull of dresses quite nicely!


p.s., do you need any help with your icon? like, if you want to do borders or rounded corners such as mine or whatnot.
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Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thinking outside the bun. Love it, speaking from a Taco Bell fan. :D Again, LOVE THIS !
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soren7550 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   Writer
I see that someone really likes their Taco Bell. 
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow, creative and cool
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excellent! Congrats both on being a first prize winner and for the DD!
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pyrmappege Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ridiculously impressive. :D
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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Wowwey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
She is officially the Taco girl!! It's like a dream!
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