Trashion on the Runway: Upcycled Fashion Inspiration

newspaper tutu
Don’t you just love the simplicity of this newspaper ballerina costume? The tutu is by far my favorite part, and I think that the corset-style back makes it extra special.

This would be even cuter in a kid’s size, don’t you think? It’s a little bit hard to tell here, but if you check out the full sized photo on Flickr, you can see that the top is not made from pieces of paper, but rather strips of paper put together papier mache style. There don’t seem to be any grommets in the holes on the corset, and it looks like the tutu is not attached to the bodice. Does anyone have other insights on how you could construct a piece like this?

You can check out all of the photos from the shows here, here, and here! What were your favorite pieces?

[All photos Creative Commons via Nic’s Events.]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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