A camo tux costs a bit more than a regular one, Cruea said, but said of the couple, “To look at their faces, it’s well worth it.”
Compton decided she would dress in camo, too, and found a pattern and material.
Kathy Courson, Michael’s mother, made the Southern belle-style dress in a couple of weeks.
It was no surprise that her son wanted to dress in camo, she said, as his bedroom has had a camouflage theme since he was 5 years old. The family teases him, though, that he’s going to get tired of camo — especially after he joins the Army after graduation.
Compton said her mother, Susan Tuggle, loves the dress, adding, “She thinks its one of the coolest things.” Besides the dress, Compton wore a camouflage garter with an orange ribbon.
On the day of the prom, Jerry and Kathy Courson took the young couple to Kennekuk County Park for photos. Jerry joked that, with the camo in the natural setting, you wouldn’t be able to see the teens in the photos, except for their teeth.
Courson and Compton also said they like Duck Dynasty, but won’t be able to attend the show, as it falls on graduation weekend.