Flowers Are For Amateurs: A Teen Boy Made His Prom Date Her Dream Dress When He Learned She Didn’t Have One

Pendleton Heights senior Adrianna Rust is best friends with a boy named Parker Smith, and this year he was also her prom date, according to Bored Panda. The two besties have been getting a lot of attention on Twitter because Smith stepped up and did an amazing thing for Rust when he found out she didn’t have anything to wear for prom.

Rust tweeted that Smith actually made her a dress, from scratch after learning she didn’t have one for the big night.

“Taking a minute to brag on this man because I think this is the coolest thing that I’ve ever been a part of,” she wrote. “Parker MADE my prom dress. Straight from scratch did the whole thing and I am still speechless. I’m so lucky to have him as my best friend!”

While Smith has worked on many pieces before and is very interested in fashion, he tweeted that this dress was the first one he did entirely himself. He wrote, “Quite a journey, but the first thing I’ve ever sewn (a prom dress) has been finished, just in time for the ball! Not only did I get the honor of being the Prince Charming to the beautiful @AddiRust, but her fairy godmother as well, haha! I’m so thankful for her.”

He told Bored Panda that he did work on some of the patterns with his own grandmother, but the details are all his own.

“I’m such a perfectionist that I was up adding more stones to the dress even the night before prom,” he said.


And Rust really did have her princess prom moment, wearing a dress reminiscent of Cinderella’s gown in the Disney iteration of her story:


And she got to share her evening with her best friend:


Smith’s dress success led to another opportunity, Fox 59 reports. Producers for Footlite Musicals in Indy had seen the media attention Smith received for Rust’s prom dress, and asked him to make a costume for their Cinderella production. The outfit he created allows the actress wearing it to transform from rags to riches right in front of the audience:

“It was a totally bizarre never expected,” Smith said of his newfound opportunities. “I had only sewed two stitches before I did it. Every big moment out of it, we were just having fun.”

When you do something special for a friend, rewards are often unexpected.

Alison Sullivan

Written by Alison Sullivan