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Buy dress, order corsage, get babysitter. Adults go to the prom

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Hallie Gifa and Stacie Mauchin donned their best 80s gear for The Awesome 80s Prom at Webster Hall in New York, NY, April 5, 2008. (Photo by Becky Holladay for CNS)

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Marnie Roth, 36, had a far better time at The Awesome 80s Prom in New York, NY than at her own prom as a teen. (Photo by Becky Holladay for CNS)

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Bachelorette parties make up a large part of the crowd at The Awesome 80s Prom at Webster Hall in New York, NY, April 5, 2008. (Photo by Becky Holladay for CNS)

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Patrons decked in 80s gear wait outside Webster Hall in New York, NY, April 5, 2008, for The Awesome 80s Prom. (Photo by Becky Holladay for CNS)

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A group of friends are among the 250 adults in Bozeman, Mont. who come out for the local prom every year. The event is organized by Julianne Shuman (second from right) and Caitlin Magbee (far right). (Courtesy of Shindig Photos)

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Julianne Shuman and Caitlin Magbee, organizers of the annual adult prom in Bozeman, Mont., decked themselves out for last year's "What Happens in Vegas" theme. (Courtesy of Shindig Photos)

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It's getting toward prom season around America, but high-school seniors aren't the only ones thinking about what to wear. Adults across the country are organizing proms of their own, and finding it's a lot more fun now that they've outgrown their teen angst.


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