Forget lace and silk. Toilet paper is all you need in a wedding dress (don’t laugh, you haven’t yet seen the pictures).
This month, the winner of the 2016 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest was decided at a runway event in New York City, where the winning ‘dress-maker’ was presented with a cheque for $10,000, and likely a promise from a local dress maker to transform the toilet-paper creation into a real gown.
This was the 12th annual contest, presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and hosted at Sanctuary Hotel. This year’s competition saw thousands of entries from around the country. The top ten entries walked the runway in New York, and the winner – Van Tran of Brooklyn – was decided.
Tran’s dress was made using 10 mega rolls of toilet paper, hot glue, glitter glue, duct tape and thread. Givenchy? Eat your heart out.
2016 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Presented By Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin. Post continues below video.
There are conditions of entry, of course…
Not just any toilet paper is allowed (it must be Charmin brand).
The dress has to be hand-made (not sure how else you’d make it).
It must be able to be put on and taken off without falling a part (for someone who can’t even undo a toilet roll without it falling apart, this sounds utterly impossible).
Headpieces are encouraged, and contestants can use any form of glue, tape, stitching they prefer.
In second place, was Judith Henry from Woodland Hills. Her dress was, in fact, 30 basic (not mega) rolls of toilet paper, glue, glitter glue and thread.
That detail though...
One thing's for certain. This contest has absolutely ruined me for wedding dress shopping (whenever, if ever, that day comes).
A multi-thousand-dollar price tag, you say? How about 25 rolls of toilet paper?