Swiftie Made Eras Tour Dress Out of 13 Pounds of Friendship Bracelets
Swifties have consistently proved there's no limit to how far they'll go to show their support for Taylor Swift with their custom-designed Eras Tour outfits.
From bejeweling denim and using 3D printers to fashion snake decorations to accessorizing tulle skirts with Starbucks cups and even dyeing wedding dresses, Swift fans are truly going all out with unique tributes to the pop star, who has 12 dates left of her Eras Tour series in the US.
But one fan is taking her love of Swift to a whole new level. Swiftie Laura Petty has gone viral on TikTok for showing how she painstakingly hand-glued hundreds of friendship bracelets, which fans often exchange at Eras Tour shows, onto a gold fringe dress to create a 13-pound custom-made gown she plans to wear to Swift's SoFi Stadium concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Petty's unique Eras Tour outfit series kicked off in a TikTok she posted on July 9, which received over 6.5 million views as of Sunday. In the clip, she can be seen gluing bracelets onto the fringes of a dress.
In a follow-up TikTok that same day, she showed how some bracelets are color-coordinated and decorated with the titles of different tracks from Swift's 10 albums. In another TikTok on July 11, Petty explains that the bracelets are not "tradable" as they are super-glued onto the gown and fixed with UV resin.
On July 12, Petty shared an update of her trying on the dress. In the video, she does a quick spin, appearing to buckle slightly to the side, which she said is due to the weight of the dress.
Petty also said in another update that she created a coordinating necklace made of friendship bracelets that she plans to exchange with other fans at the concert.
In nearly every video, Petty received comments from people who said the dress looked similar to costumes worn by Harper Finkle, a character on Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place."
That seemingly prompted Petty to share another TikTok indicating that Finkle was, in fact, a source of inspiration for her Eras Tour show dress. She even received the stamp of approval from actor Jennifer Stone, who played the Disney character.
"Mama said that you spent your time making a masterpiece," Stone wrote in a comment with over 12,500 likes, to which Petty replied: "THANK YOU MAMA!!"
After a month of painstaking work, Petty shared a video Saturday showing off the final result of her handiwork, which has received over 5.3 million views as of Sunday. "It's done," she says in the video, giving an audible shimmy in the dress.
"SEE YOU AUG 9th," Petty wrote in the caption, confirming that she intends to wear the dress to Swift's last Eras Tour show in LA.
However, the final result appeared to divide opinion on the platform.
Some TikTokers praised Petty for her ingenuity and creativity. "This is literally THE most majestic creation I have ever seen in my entire life. Periodt," one wrote.
"It's incredible!!!! This belongs in a museum when you're finished wearing it," another supportive TikToker commented.
Others, however, gave mixed reviews and expressed concern about how loud Petty's dress would be at the concert. "Praying for everyone in ur section bc I'd move so fast," one user commented.
"Rip the people sitting next to you," another wrote.
Laura Petty did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment, made outside regular working hours.