I love when designers use unconventional materials to make something fabulous and beautiful. Last week, Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com announced the winners of their Ninth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest sponsored by Charmin. The Grand Prize winner, Mimoza Haska is an Albanian born hairdresser and designer now living in Surfside Beach, SC. Her dress features a cutaway bustier, hi-lo skirt, lilies and a crown style headpiece. She used 16 Rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft, Glitter Glue, Glow in the dark glitter glue, Elmer’s glue, paper tape and needle and thread.
This year’s second place winner is Susan Brennan, a designer, professional cheerleader for the Detroit Pistons and yoga enthusiast from Orchard Lake, MI. She used 11 rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft, Packing Tape, Scotch Tape, Hot Glue and Needle and Thread. The dress features large roses on a removable skirt with a halter style top and converts to a short party dress.
This year’s third place winner is Carol Touchstone, owner and creative force behind “Bohemian Style, an upscale consignment boutique in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is an interior designer and fashion stylist as well as a published author. She drew inspiration from her love of the ocean and wanted to create movement on the piece. Her dress features a support hoop under the dress, asymmetrical accordion pleats and appliques. She used 30 total rolls of Charmin including Charmin Basic, Charmin Ultra Soft, Vintage pink Charmin from etsy.com, Mod Podge glue, Scotch tape, Clear packing tape, double-sided tape, white glue and needle and thread.
More photos and information from the Ninth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest can be found HERE
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