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Costume-seeker finds her old prom dress

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — Marlene Wyatt went to a secondhand store to buy a Halloween costume last week. And what she found was eerie — the prom dress she had made 33 years ago.

"I thought, this material looks familiar," Wyatt said. "Then I thought, 'Surely not' and finally, 'That's my dress!' "

Melissa Martin, proprietor of The Fashion Exchange, said she knew something special had happened because of the look on Wyatt's face.

"This is amazing," she said. "What are the odds of something like this happening?"

Wyatt, from Yellville, sewed the white double-knit polyester dress when she was in high school.