Every year, Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com holds a contest to see who among their readers can make the most fabulous wedding dress out of that most common of common household items, toilet paper. The winner receives a prize of $10,000 cash, provided by Charmin, with the first and second runners up receiving prizes of $5000 and $2500 respectively.
This year’s entries were insanely amazing. I’m talking Kleinfeld-Say-Yes-to-the-Dress amazing.
In third place was Donna Vincler of Brentwood, Tennessee.
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On Thursday, Cheap Chic Weddings hosted its 12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, and call me crazy, but I thought the top 10 finalist gowns were crazy beautiful.
Contestants could use only needle, thread, tape, glue, and Charmin toilet paper to make the dresses. They couldn’t even use zippers or clasps! The one above was created by first-time entrant Augusto Manzanares.
Of the more than 1,500 entries submitted, 10 made it to the final runway show, where four judges voted on the winning design.
This beachy crop top lewk was made by the ~legendary~ Susan Brennan, who’s won the grand prize three times.
I sat in the front row for the fashion show, which means I got an up-close and personal look at all of the fabulous paper creations.
Designer Hanah Riley said she was inspired by Effie Trinket when she made this super cute two-piece outfit.
Roy Cruz used 42 ROLLS OF TOILET PAPER to make this dress, and his effort paid off — it was voted fan favorite in an online contest.
Cruz won a lifetime supply of Charmin toilet paper for his efforts.
Susan Masarek Wilson said she made it as a mashup between Star Wars and Edwardian fashion, and that description actually makes so much sense?!
Those gowns were great, but sadly even didn’t make it into the top three. This one, by Donna Vincler, did! It came in third place, and you can’t tell here, but the skirt comes off, turning it into a cute minidress.