Loom band wedding dress attracts tourists

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Bridal shop boss Stephanie Bain stretched her imagination -- to make a wedding dress out of 10,000 Loom Bands.

It took nimble-fingered Stephanie, 27, who owns the Bridal Boutique in Peterculter, just a day to create the unique piece.

She appealed to friends and customers to bring in their loom bands for the dress, which now takes pride of place in her shop window.

Stephanie said: “So many of my customers bring in their children while they browse the shop, so I thought I’d give them something to do while they were here and asked them to start making chains of loom bands.

“Parents have been really happy because it has got the loom bands out of the house and kept kids happy through the holidays.”

After collecting for three weeks Stephanie began the mammoth task of creating the size six bridal dress.

She said: “It could be quite frustrating putting it together because it kept slipping and I had to start again.

“But after about 20 attempts and many structural changes it was finally finished and it was all worthwhile in the end.

“I’m not sure if it is ‘wearable’ for a human but it fits the mannequin well - then again the mannequin doesn’t move around much.

“It’s been great, it’s been like a tourist attraction. We’ve had people from as far away as Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Montrose coming to see it and getting pictures with it.

“It really was just for the window as a display but various people have left comments on our Facebook page saying they would wear it as a wedding dress.”

Stephanie was keen to thank dozens of children who donated their loom bands to make the dress.

A dress made out of more than 20,000 loom bands went for $170,000 on Ebay earlier this year but the sale fell through after the winning bidder said she could not afford it.