PLAIN CITY -- It took Sheridan Moore more than 45 hours and 25 rolls of duct tape to construct a prom dress that was not only indestructible, but also was worthy of landing her in the Top 10 of a nationwide contest.
Sheridan, 17, who will be a senior at Fremont High School, entered the Stuck at Prom Duck Tape scholarship contest after hearing about it from a friend.
"I took a fashion strategies class at school, and my teacher was showing us a whole bunch of cool pictures. There was one outfit that was made entirely out of duct tape," she said.
"I was telling a friend at work that I wanted to make one, and she told me I could enter this contest and win money and a scholarship."
The competition challenges students to create and accessorize their prom outfits with Duck Tape, then wear them to the prom for a chance to win scholarship cash prizes, according to the website.
The contest ends July 11, and votes can be submitted once a day.
The couple with the most votes wins scholarship money, as well as matching funds for their school. First-prize winners receive $5,000 each.
Because each contest entry requires two people, Sheridan roped her brother Ashton, 16, into helping her.
"He wasn't thrilled about it, but he went along," Sheridan said. "I had to make the dress and the suit, and he mostly modeled the suit for me."
Sheridan said she has always loved the mermaid-style dress, so she fashioned her design around that idea.
"She wanted the dress and suit to look like they were made out of duct tape," said mother Suzie Moore.
"There are so many different colors of tape out there, but she said when people looked at her design, she wanted them not to have any doubt it was made from the traditional silver duct tape."
The dress and suit are silver, so Sheridan added pops of color to accessorize. The shoes, tie and purse are red, and Sheridan made more than 200 white Duck Tape flowers, each with a red center.
"We went to the (Deseret Industries) and bought a dress and cut it down to the lining so we had a good foundation to build on," Suzie said.
"I don't know how many people realize it, but duct tape is very heavy. It wouldn't stay on the form, so we had to staple it and then cover it again with the tape."
After the outfits and accessories were completed, it was time to put them on and take a picture so Sheridan and Ashton could submit their entry.
"You can't believe how hot they are," Sheridan said of the outfits.
"We were taking pictures, and about two minutes into it, my brother said, 'I'm out of this thing.'
"We have to wear them to the prom. I'll probably put ice packs under my dress to try and get through it. I'm not going to the prom with my brother, by the way, so let's clear that up right now."
Her mother said more than 70 kids from across the nation entered the contest.
Sheridan and Ashton placed in the Top 10, winning them each $500. If they win first place, not only will they each get $5,000, but Fremont High School also will get $5,000.