Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses
Struggling to find your perfect wedding dress? Do you try on wedding dresses and feel frumpy? Are you worried your dress makes you look like a toilet brush caddy? You want to look beautiful and stylish but can you afford it? Ah yes, the usual dilemma of wedding dress shopping.
Well this wedding dress is as cheap as a pack of toilet roll!
Well, that could be because it is toilet roll!
Designers at the 11th annual Cheap Chic Weddings toilet paper wedding dress contest is a competition held in conjunction with Charmin, challenging people to design a wedding dress completely made from toilet paper.
Contestants have to use Charmin toilet paper, any kind of tape, any kind of glue, and they can use needle and thread but no Velcro or any attachment of fabric.
The runway show and contest was held at popular Manhattan bridal store Kleinfled and the winner will have their design turned into a ready-to-wear dress.
Ten competitors from around the US were brought to New York for the show and Donna Pope Vincler of Brentwood, Tennessee, walked away as the winner and $10,000 (£6,284) richer.
“It’s quite an experience to work on something. And then my daughter was the model and that means a lot of me, and my mom taught me how to sew when I was very young, so it’s like the three of us. And the design on the dress has three pedals, like an appliqué and that kind of stands for the three of us, the three generations,” she said.
Vincler said it took her roughly three months to construct the dress and used 22 rolls of toilet paper and lots of tape and glue. The top hat is made completely from toilet paper and the look features a removable train and jacket.
She added: “It’s amazing how strong glue and toilet paper can be. Actually, after I made it I was hitting on it like a drum because you can play it. It’s like, it’s very sturdy. And it’s just all toilet paper, sort of like if you were going to papier mache something. And so, I don’t even know how many layers I just did it till I thought it would stay together.”