Countless Starburst wrappers went into the gorgeously ridiculous (or ridiculously gorgeous?) prom dress worn by Tara Frey of River Falls, Wisconsin. Frey's mom worked on the dress for six years, inspired by another mom who was weaving gum wrappers rather than paying attention to the kids playing hockey.
The high school boyfriend, of course, sounds like a high school boyfriend when asked about his Starburst vest:
"'Do I like it?,' repeated a slightly sheepish Zane Heinselman when asked to share his feelings about the Starburst vest. 'I don't really have a choice.'"