Student Ciara Gan from the Philippines is being likened to a “Disney princess” after photos of her hand-made graduation dress went viral on Twitter.
The dress, which took about a month to design and make, was hand-painted with flowers and sewn with the help of her mother.
Posting photos of the dress to Twitter, Ciara said: “I made and painted my own gown for my graduation ball! I painted over 80 flowers, sewed and stoned my dress with my mama and designed the whole thing myself!”
i made and painted my own gown for my graduation ball! 💚â¨— ciara (@ciaragan) April 8, 2019
i painted over 80 flowers, sewed + stoned my dress with my mama and designed the whole thing myself! 🧡🌼 pic.twitter.com/fsDwQK1NfD
The gown was made to celebrate graduating from high school and going to university, where Ciara will be studying computer sciences.
Ciara said: “I decided to design my own dress because my mum suggested it in the first place. Since it was my last high school event, I wanted to make something special that really reflected who I was – a creator.
“That’s why I decided to make something that I’ve never made before!
“My mum played a huge role in making this all possible!”
The photos of the dress reached more than 80,000 retweets on the website, and Twitter users piled on praise for the design.
@Disney this should be your next princess. I'll wait patiently.— SVT_BIASED95 (@lorelocy1551) April 8, 2019
Now THIS is a dress I would pay $500+ to wear, I canât get behind the trend of buying really expensive dresses that hundreds of other girls have. https://t.co/w5LG1sLpOw— elaine (@macethees) April 10, 2019
Ciara said: “Seeing as I had so much fun making my dress for our ball, I think I would (make a dress again).
“I think every artist sees the flaws in their works but all in all I am happy with what I’ve made.
“I have ideas already in mind that I want to try out.”