UPDATED: Anyone who sends me a prom photo is eligible to win a $25 gift card. One winner will be selected at random. $50 prize will be awarded by vote. See below for details!
I've been galavanting around Dooce's community site and found myself more-than-should-be-allowed interested in people's responses to the Community Question: What did your prom dress look like?
The problem, however, is that I'm not that great with visuals. Describing dresses does not do them justice. I want to SEE them. (This kind of pseudo-morbid fashion snooping is why I've lost several hours wading through the trainwrecks that are Awkward Family Photos.)
So I'm gonna hold a contest here. Oh yes, oh yes I am.
I want you to email me a photo of the best-worst prom dress EVER! And then I will post them all together, and then we'll vote! What could be more fun?
How to Enter
Just email me:
- Your photo
- A BRIEF description (maybe one or two sentences - which I will edit as necessary), if you'd like to include some explanation
- Year, if you're so inclined,
- What name to use when I post it
- If you're a guy, you can send your photo, but it would be better if your date's dress was in it
Send your photos by 12:01 a.m. February 1.
How the Contest Will Work
Once the photos are posted (I'll try to get them all up on Feb. 1), it's up to you to vote for whatever dress you think is the Awesomest.
I'm not entirely sure there are rules for "Awesomest" but I have no doubt that Awesome dresses will reveal themselves as such. "Awesome," perhaps, because of their horrible homemade-ness. Or because of their overwhelming pouffy-ness. Or because of their fabulous accessories. Or, in my case, because of their sequins.
With my BFF on the right, I'm (clearly) the one on the left with the aforementioned SEQUINS. And lace. And pouffy everything. And off-centered sweetheart neckline and complete lack of supporting bra. You can't tell from the photo, but my shoes are also covered in black sequins. Because I could. I blame 1993.
Here again, with my prom date, Jim (IF YOU'RE READING THIS, HI JIM!). Given the amount of sequin, lace, unsupported boobage and CHOKER (at least THAT was totally 1993's fault), it's kind of amazing how seriously I thought I should be taken.
And yet I have no doubt that many of you out there can one-up me.
Between the day I post the photos and the end of the contest (12:01 a.m. February 14), comments will be open for voting. Please vote for your favorite in comments. (Please only vote for your favorite, "Awesomest" once.)
I will announce the contest winner, the ones with the most votes, on Valentine's Day. Winner will receive a $50 gift card of their choice (provided the gift card can be found at my local Safeway, which most can).