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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

DVD Dress Reveal--Part 6

I'm so happy to finally reveal the photos of the dress! I want to thank Netflix and DVD.com for supporting this project and I'd like to wish DVD Netflix a happy 20th anniversary!

Below are photos of the paper dress made from my collection of DVD envelopes I saved over the past thirteen years. More about the project HERE. Many thanks to my designer Alyssa Hertz too--I couldn't have done it without you :) And, thanks to Akron Makerspace for the help with design and tools for the accessories I made.

If you're looking to follow along with the photos, you can see them and the reactions here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

The debut of the photos came by way of Twitter on Nov. 12th from DVD Netflix.

On the staircase at the Rosemary Clooney House museum in Augusta, KY.

These photos were taken by Keisha Lenee Photography last month at The Rosemary Clooney House museum in Augusta, KY. Thanks Keisha for joining us on this adventure.

In front of the Clooney Museum

In the White Christmas room at the museum

with my designer Alyssa in front of the Ohio River, Augusta, KY

Thanks for following along on social media. This adventure has been such an exciting project. I hope you like the photos as much as I do.

We were fortunate to have the local TV news excited about our story and they shared it on a broadcast. Thanks to Amani Abraham and WKYC TV, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio for covering the debut of the dress. Watch the video!

DVD Netflix included an interview with me and my designer on their website too. My favorite quote from the interview: "Getting the opportunity to wear a glamorous dress made from the packaging of my research materials seems like a beautiful tribute. This dress couldn't "fit" anyone but me." Read the full interview HERE.

Newspaper coverage too!

I was lucky to receive coverage about the dress from my hometown newspaper too. An interview and photos ran in the Akron Beacon Journal on Tuesday, Nov. 13th the day after the debut. You can read the online version HERE. What a crazy headline: "Author is Enveloped in Unique Gown." Yup. That's me!

And, it was surprising when the national website Boing Boing also picked up the story of the paper dress. Here's their article they wrote about it: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/15/over-690-netflix-envelopes-got.html

This project has been so much fun from start to finish :)

Joanna Wilson is a TV researcher and book author specializing in Christmas entertainment. More about the TV programs mentioned on this website can be found in her book "Tis the Season TV: the Encyclopedia of Christmas-themed Episodes, Specials, and Made-for-TV Movies." Her latest book "Triple Dog Dare: Watching--& Surviving--the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story" was released in 2016. Her books can be found at the publisher's website: 1701 press.com

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  1. Oh Man I love it!!! What an amazing job Alyssa did as well. All that great detail I cant say it enough AMAZING!

  2. So great, Joanna! Have loved following along on the journey and the dress turned out amazing. Wonderful Christmas adventure for you!