A wedding dress made out of…toilet paper? Why not!
The ‘World Famous Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest’ held a runway show for their top finalists at Kleinfed Bridal in New York City last week, and the designs were pretty amazing!
Presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, contestants were asked to use Charmin brand toilet paper, any type of tape or glue, and a needle and thread (optional) to design a dress that could be “worn by a human and be able to be taken on and off” for the chance to win a $10,000 grand prize.
“They come up with new stuff every year,” Susan Bain, co-founder of Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com, told TODAY.com.
“The first year, a woman made handmade buttons out of toilet paper, and we were amazed,” Bain said. “We’ve seen lace-up corsets, all kinds of lace cutouts. Ruffles. Huge flowers. People have made jewels out of glue. It’s endless. This year, we had someone actually make a tulle-type of material out of looming thread together. It’s gotten a little more sophisticated over the years.”
This year’s winner was Donna Pope Vincler, who used 22 roles of Charmin to create a tuxedo-style dress and top hat that included removable pieces like a jacket and train.
A former ‘Miss Mississippi,’ Vincler had her daughter Aubrey model the dress, which for the first year ever will be made into a REAL (non-toilet paper wedding dress dress) by Kleinfeld Bridal. The second and third prize winners got $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.
Check out the winning designs, below!