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74 Bizarre Ball Gowns

From Fornication Safety Fashion to Charitable Needle Dresses

— July 14, 2012 — Eco
While traditional princess dresses are made using exquisite tulle and delicate chiffon, these bizarre ball gowns opt for more offbeat materials. Artists and designers are constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity, challenging not only the silhouettes, but the choice in medium.

Everything from condoms to medical needles have been used to create eccentric dresses that exude couture-worthy attitude. These bizarre ball gowns are not only wearable, but living and sometimes breathing works of art. Since the materials chosen are often very fragile, avant-garde ensembles require an immense amount of craftsmanship and hands-on work. No machine alone could create a gown made of gummy bears or coffee filters.

If you are a fan of outlandish fashion statements like Lady Gaga's meat dress, you will get a kick out of these examples of bizarre ball gowns.
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Social Media Gowns
Social Media Gowns
Lady Gaga Followers Dress Will Feature Faces of Her Fans at Paris Fashion Week
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Impermeable Dressing Gowns
Impermeable Dressing Gowns
Miya Ando Designs the World's First Bulletproof Kimono
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Studious Graduation Gowns
Studious Graduation Gowns
The Homework Prom Dress is Shockingly Chic
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Cabbage-Wrapped Gowns
Cabbage-Wrapped Gowns
Vegan Activists Opt Against Nudity with the PETA Lettuce Dress
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Curtain Gowns
Curtain Gowns
MATERIALBYPRODUCT Creates Innovative, Luxurious and Inspirational Fashion
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Cheesy Couture Creations
Cheesy Couture Creations
The ‘Versa-Cheese' Runway Collection is Edible
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Gorgeous Giant Gowns
Gorgeous Giant Gowns
The Redddress by Aamu Song is Rich in Color and Big in Size
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Recycled Garbage Couture
Recycled Garbage Couture
Nancy Judd's Recyle Runway Exhibit Makes Trash Chic
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Golden Bookworm Gowns
Golden Bookworm Gowns
The Golden Book Gown is Made Up of Illustrations from Classic Kids' Books
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Excessive Draped Dresses
Excessive Draped Dresses
The Beverly Semmes Installations Present Long Trains
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Online-Inspired Gowns
Online-Inspired Gowns
These Internet Dresses by Neko-Vi are Elegant
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Social Gaming Gowns
Social Gaming Gowns
These Angry Birds Outfits are the Perfect Halloween Get-Up
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Fornication Safety Fashion
Fornication Safety Fashion
Nguyen Minh Tuan Creates Glow-In-The-Dark Dress Out of Condoms
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Wondrous Wildlife Wardrobes
Wondrous Wildlife Wardrobes
'Pandamonium' by WWF is a Collection of Chic World Issue Costumes
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Cupcake-Inspired Cocktail Dresses
Cupcake-Inspired Cocktail Dresses
The Melodie Monrose for Azzaro Paris Photo Shoot is Beautiful
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Garden Planter Gowns
Garden Planter Gowns
The Sprinkle Dress is a "Gardening" Gown Made from Living Plants
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Two-Headed Ball Gowns
Two-Headed Ball Gowns
Jeremy Scott Turns The Dress World Upside Down for Fall 2010 RTW
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Ghost-Like Couture
Ghost-Like Couture
The Jan Welters Magazine Antidote Icons Issue is Sleek
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Bizarre Germinating Garments
Bizarre Germinating Garments
The Bioalloy Micro'be' Fermented Wine Dress Grows With Your Body
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Dresses Made of Iron
Dresses Made of Iron
Luana Jardim's Specular Collection
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Gowns Made of Gloves
Gowns Made of Gloves
Toolgrrl Designs' Blood Countess Art Dress Has a Gory History
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Hooded Gowns
Hooded Gowns
Ika Butoni at Hong Kong Fall/Winter 2008 Fashion Show
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Toilet Seat Cover Dresses
Toilet Seat Cover Dresses
Toletta Uses Disposable Loo Liners to Create a Couture Paper Gown
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Hirsute Couture
Hirsute Couture
The Kim Do Hair Dress Contains 1 Million Meters of 54 Vietnamese Artists' Hair
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Bathroom-Wipe Wedding Dresses
Bathroom-Wipe Wedding Dresses
The Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Has Flashy and Flushy Gowns
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Caged Dresses
Caged Dresses
The Birdcage Dress is a Fully Functional Wearable Brass Bird Cage
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$100,000 Money Dress
$100,000 Money Dress
Fashion Made of Sterling Pound Notes
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Embroidered Organ Gowns
Embroidered Organ Gowns
This Anatomical Dress Divulges the Wearer's Inner Beauty
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Sculptural Newspaper Dresses
Sculptural Newspaper Dresses
Jordan Chavez Captures an Industrial Black and White Scene
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Plastic Bag Dresses
Plastic Bag Dresses
LUSH Green Awareness Campaign
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33 lb Gowns
33 lb Gowns
Blake Lively in Christian Dior
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Inflated Dress Designs
Inflated Dress Designs
You Can Pop Daisy Balloon's Gowns with a Pin
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Gummy Bear Gowns
Gummy Bear Gowns
This Dress by Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi is a Stylishly Sweet Frock
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Glamorous Upcycled Gowns
Glamorous Upcycled Gowns
The Lia Griffith Papier Couture Line is Exquisitely Eco-Friendly
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Bubble Wrap Couture
Bubble Wrap Couture
The DHL Haute Couture Creates Magic with Garbage
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Edible Nuptial Gowns
Edible Nuptial Gowns
The Cake Wedding Dress Kills Two Wedding Birds With One Scrumptious Stone
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Big Bird Dresses
Big Bird Dresses
Paris Hilton Beirut Party Dress Was a Neon Yellow Feathered Frock
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Inflated Bridal Dresses
Inflated Bridal Dresses
These Balloon Wedding Gowns are Uniquely Daring Choices
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Dresses Made of Tresses
Dresses Made of Tresses
Pantene Pro-V Ad Promises Healthy Hair Growth
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Edible Couture
Edible Couture
Spaghetti and Meatball Dress Leaves Fashionistas Hungry-Eyed
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Human Hair Gowns
Human Hair Gowns
Dresses Made of Tresses
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Faux Paper Fan Gowns
Faux Paper Fan Gowns
Vogue Germany Gets Anja Rubik to 'Dress to Thrill'
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Charitable Needle Dresses
Charitable Needle Dresses
The Blonds & Tim Palen Team Up for "Saw" Blood Drive 2009
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Dresses Made of Water
Dresses Made of Water
Mattoni Mineral Water Ad
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Light-Transforming Gowns
Light-Transforming Gowns
The Franck Sorbier 14 in One Haute Couture is Mesmorizing
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Red Carpet LED Gowns
Red Carpet LED Gowns
Katy Perry Light Dress at the Costume Institute Gala
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Newspaper Couture Fashion Shows
Newspaper Couture Fashion Shows
Upcycled Ball Gowns Take the Spotlight at the Green Show
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Soda Can Gowns
Soda Can Gowns
Photographer Ryan Yoon Shoots Models in Unusual Couture for Virgine #1
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Chinese Condom Dresses
Chinese Condom Dresses
A Creative Fashion Show Featuring Contraceptive Couture
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Collaged Runway Looks
Collaged Runway Looks
The Viktor & Rolf SS 2011 Collection is Immense and Intense
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Paper Bag Couture
Paper Bag Couture
Grocery Sacks Become Gorgeous Gowns in Hands of Design Students
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Transformer Dresses
Transformer Dresses
Hussein Chalayan's 2007 Collection
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Coffee Filter Fashion
Coffee Filter Fashion
Prom Dress Made from Java Machine Discards
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Quilted Eco Couture
Quilted Eco Couture
Gary Harvey's New York Green Fashion Week Debut
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Garbage Bag Gowns
Garbage Bag Gowns
The MISE A SAC Collection Offers Some Recycled Beauty
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Illuminated Bridal Gowns
Illuminated Bridal Gowns
LED Wedding Dress Features 300 Lights
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Kitchen Sponge Gowns
Kitchen Sponge Gowns
10 Dresses Made of Random Objects
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Umbrella Dresses
Umbrella Dresses
Nadav Kander's Chic Orbit Mist Campaign
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Post-It Note Dresses
Post-It Note Dresses
Lady Gaga Goes For Geeky Couture on UK Talk Show
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Weed-Wacked Ruffles
Weed-Wacked Ruffles
Viktor & Rolf Spring 2010 Collection Shears the Sheers
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Toilet Paper Gowns
Toilet Paper Gowns
White Cashmere Collection: A Touch of Pink
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Pop Can Prom Dresses
Pop Can Prom Dresses
Maura Pozek Pops With Her Cantastic Gown Made Entirely of Recycled Soda Tabs
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Draped Garbage Bag Dresses
Draped Garbage Bag Dresses
Jordy Huinder s Working the Trash Bag for Nylon Mexico April 2010
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Glowing LED Gowns
Glowing LED Gowns
The Aurora Dress by CuteCircuit is for Classy Ravers
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Army Camo Bridal Gowns
Army Camo Bridal Gowns
Brides Get Ready for a War in Camo Wedding Dresses
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Strut-Worthy Wedding Gowns
Strut-Worthy Wedding Gowns
Incredible $1.5 Million Dress Made of Peacock Feathers
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Dresses Made of Old Shoes
Dresses Made of Old Shoes
'Remade in Chile' Turns Reclaimed Puma Sneaks Into Art
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Inflatable Couture
Inflatable Couture
Dresses Made Entirely of Twisted Balloons
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Blow-Up Wedding Gowns
Blow-Up Wedding Gowns
Daisy the Balloon Artist Creates Fancy Inflatable Dresses
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Wacky Galaxy Gowns
Wacky Galaxy Gowns
Lady Gaga's 2010 Grammy Fashion Was Crazy as Ever
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Rubber Wedding Gowns
Rubber Wedding Gowns
A Dress Made of 1400 Rubber Gloves
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Reptilian Metal Gowns
Reptilian Metal Gowns
Shiny Scales and Chainmaille Mesh in Dress by Fannie Schiavoni
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Garbage Wedding Gowns
Garbage Wedding Gowns
The Plastic Bag Wedding Dress by Amorphose
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Dresses Made from Phonebooks
Dresses Made from Phonebooks
The Paper Dress by Jolis Paons
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