Don’t be silly, toilet paper as a wedding dress? You’ve got to be kidding me. Nope, I kid you not. Each year Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com holds a competition for their readers to see who has deftly enough hands to make the most captivating wedding dress out ordinary household items, toilet paper. The winner of this toilet paper wedding dress contest gets $10.000 cash money from Charmin. $5000 and $2500 goes to the first and second runners up. It has been held 12 years now. The initiators, Susan Bain and Laura Gawne, initially used the contest as buzz generator for their webs, and it’s an instant hit. For the past six years, Charmin and Ripley’s Believe or Not sponsored it.
Not only for the money, the contestants, amateurs or professional, creates the ready-to-wear toilet paper wedding dress to their highest aesthetic point in the hope that they can show their paper works on the real cat walk, wore by real models, in New York, before the captivated audience. The requirements for the contest are simple: use only toilet paper as the main ingredient, and to get it together you can use glue, tape, thread or needle. And the product should absolutely wearable, with which the wearable should be able to move freely.
Thousands designers from all over the USA submitted their works. From the numbers, they are reduced into only 15 for in person review. From the 15, 10 would be picked up for in-person contest, and for the final round of toilet paper wedding dress contest, in Manhattan. So many creativities arise from this contest. The designers have many tips to keep their paper dress intact and wearable for the duration of the contest. They plunges their paper into mix of water and white glue, they made special ply, they laced the toilet paper with duct tape, and the tips are endless. And that’s for a beautiful wedding dress from toilet paper.
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