Harry Potter book
Unsplash | Madalyn Cox

Teen Creates Her Own Magical Prom Dress Using 'Harry Potter' Books

I've mentioned to you before that I never got to go to my prom. It's kind of sad because I didn't get a chance to wear that special dress. Girls always obsess about finding that perfect outfit for this festive occasion, and this one young woman wanted to create something truly spectacular.

So she reached for an unusual fabric choice, and I think you're going to be blown away once you see her magical creation. Check this out.

Teenager Hailey Skoch is a huge "Harry Potter" fan.

Harry Potter book and headphones
Pexels | Pexels

So when it came to choosing a prom dress, she knew she didn't want to go shopping for one. Instead, she dreamed up an idea where she could put her creative skills to work.

This 18-year-old high school student from Prairie Grove, Arkansas, decided to make her dress.

Gigi Hadid taking glasses off looking shocked
Giphy |

But that's not all. She picked the most unusual "fabric" to work with, and it wasn't fabric at all. Instead, she used hundreds of pages from her beloved Harry Potter books. OMG, what?

Wow! I'm impressed.

person sewing with a sewing machine
Unsplash | tata toto

This talented lady spent four days working on her fabulous dress. It took countless hours of ripping, folding, sewing, and gluing pages together. She even had to work late into the night to finish this elaborate project.

In the end, this is how it turned out.

Hailey made a beautiful strapless, corseted frock that flounced and flared like origami with fan-folded pages from her beloved books. The books mean a lot to Hailey. She says they have inspired her to be the person she is today.

Here are more details about the dress.

young woman in a prom dress
instagram | @zer0_t0_her0_1

Hailey was going for a Victorian-era-inspired gown, and I think she really accomplished that, huh? It's actually the first time she made something as ambitious as this dress. She wanted the dress to have a certain fantasy element to it.

Hailey wanted to create something unconventional.

woman sitting on grass in her prom dress
instagram | Instagram | @zer0_t0_her0_1

So she took the inspiration from the Harry Potter books and just ran with it. She was inspired to make the dress after something similar she saw on TikTok but ended up putting her own spin on it.

Here's how it all came together.

Young woman and man posing in prom outfits
instagram | @zer0_t0_her0_13

Hailey's mom Valerie who is a costume maker, was instrumental in helping her daughter craft the perfect dress. She gave her ideas on how to construct the corset and how to make it fit with the rest of the bodice.

Once Hailey showed up at the prom wearing the dress, she took everyone's breath away.

woman wearing an elaborate dress at prom day
instagram | @zer0_t0_her0_13

She experienced a little bit of that Hermione Granger moment when she showed up at the Yule Ball as heartthrob Victor Krum’s date, and everybody definitely noticed.

Wow, that must've been something, huh?

woman saying "that's really impressive."
Giphy | CBC

I wish I could have been there to witness this special grand entrance, hee-hee. I'm so impressed with this young lady's creativity and imagination. What a unique gown to make, eh?

It's pretty apparent all the hard work and sweat paid off because she created a one-of-a-kind look. And she was able to incorporate her love for the Harry Potter books. What do you think of this beautiful creation?