07/20/2012 12:30 pm ET

Jennifer Tran, 15, Wears Dress Made Of Newspapers To Newseum (PHOTOS)

When 15-year-old Jennifer Tran recently visited the Newseum, she decided that she wasn't just going to look at the news -- she was going to make headlines herself. In a homemade fitted dress with a full skirt made entirely out of newspapers, the artistic teen made a big statement.

The Virginia teen originally created the recyclable dress in fall 2011 as a Halloween costume. Recently, she wore her eco-friendly creation to the Newseum, a museum of news and media in Washington, DC, and posed in front of the "Front Page Gallery."

“I’ve made skirts before," Tran told the Washington Post. "And I’ve turned sweaters into pillows. I love repurposing things."

Click here to read the full story on the Washington Post.

See the slideshow below for photos of Tran wearing her design.

This prom season, we saw some pretty impressive repurposed formalwear made by teens, including dresses created from cardboard, duct tape, Starburst wrappers and even soda can tabs. Our favorite? A one-shouldered graduation dress made entirely out of completed homework assignments.

Do you like Jennifer's dress? Would you ever create your own repurposed clothing? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!



Newspaper Dress