I made these dresses for my AP 3D Art concentration and I love them because they give you so much freedom to explore without the difficulties of fabric. They also require minimal supplies. When I made these, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but it is fairly simple to create these garments. My inspiration came from the effects of light and shadow, and the episode of Project Runway where they made newspaper dresses.
Any kind of paper you want (I like white because it allows me to see the influence of light and shadow
A ton of packing tape
A model (or dress form)
Doilies (for embellishment)
Step 1: Beginning
The first thing any designer needs is a sketch. While the final outcome usually does not end up looking like the sketch, it is important to get your ideas out on paper. My sketching abilities are very sub-par, but I still need to create a sketch to begin my work. From the sketch, you need to assemble your supplies, so paper, tape, rulers, scissors, and pencils. You also need a large work surface to create this, so make sure you have a sturdy table or floor to work on.