A very fashionable 4-year-old

Last updated 14:59 27/02/2014

MINI ICON: 4-year-old Mayhem models her home-made replica of Lupita Nyong'o's much talked about Golden Globes dress.

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One little girl will never be short of inspiration for a Halloween costume or a red-carpet-ready look - all she needs is help from her mother, and some sheets of paper.

Nicknamed "Mayhem" by mother Angie, the 4-year-old has transformed ordinary sheets of paper and other household items into fabulous dresses she helped cut out and tape together.

Angie, a professional photographer and avid Instagram user, first suggested to Mayhem they make a dress out of paper about nine months ago.

They have been making them ever since - amassing a collection of over a hundred paper dresses.

Their designs draw inspiration from red-carpet looks, movie characters, and books Mayhem has read.

The 4-year-old's interest in paper fashion does not appear to be waning - it's been nine months since Mayhem and Angie's first creation, and she's still requesting outlandish designs.

"Since that time, we've literally made more than a hundred paper dresses," Angie said.

"We've done simple stuff, fancy stuff, outlandish stuff, and gone right back to simple stuff."

Angie said their projects were not "rocket science...we're just making it up as we go."

"Some trial and error, a giant roll of packing tape and and a whole lot of fun." 

Angie said when she told Mayhem there was a show on TV - Project Runway - all about making dresses "I thought she might hyperventilate." 

Give it a few years and she might be starring on the show herself - how could the judges critique someone who looks that adorable in a shark outfit?

Check out more of Mayhem and Angie's creations below:


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