Ninth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest- $2000 Grand Prize for the best toilet paper wedding dress you have ever seen
A popular bridal shower game is taken to a whole other level in the official ninth annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest hosted by Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com Designer quality wedding dresses are meticulously created with only one material: toilette paper.
Laura Gawne and Susan Bain of Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com allowed entrants to use only, toilette paper, tape and glue. Sewing was also allowed.
“Beautiful Swan”, the Grand Prize dress, was created by Albanian born Mimoza Haska who is a hairdresser and designer living in Surfside Beach, SC with her family. The show stealing dress has a short, hi-lo hemline, a cutaway bustier, lilies and is topped off with a flower crown headpiece. It is very, young and feminine and is styled to fit the model perfectly.
Haska used 16 rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft, the official sponsor of the event, Glitter Glue, Glow in the dark glitter glue, Elmer’s glue, paper tape and needle and thread.
Second place went to Susan Brennan who created the dress “City in Bloom”. The designer, a professional cheerleader for the Detroit Pistons and yoga enthusiast from Orchard Lake, MI, went in more of a traditional direction with her piece. Her halter style gown is floor length with a full skirt donned with large roses. It is also versatile as the skirt is removable, converting it into a short playful dress.
This 2011 and 2012 grand prize winner aimed to create something “chic yet whimsical” while keeping a balance of “hard and soft”. Brennan’s materials included 11 rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft, packing tape, Scotch tape, hot glue and needle and thread.
The owner and creative influence for “Bohemian Style” an upscale consignment boutique in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was the third place winner. Carol Touchtstone, who is also an interior designer, fashion stylist and published author, created more of a modern and almost Spanish styled dress.
Her creation, “Coastal Wave”, was inspired by her love for the ocean. Through the dresses varied hemlines, asymmetrical accordion pleats and appliques she was able to create the illusion of movement. A support hoop under the skirt gives the dress a fuller look as well.
Touchstone used 30 rolls of Charmin, which included Charmin Basic, Charmin Ultra Soft, and Vintage pink Charmin from etsy.com. Her other materials were Mod Podge glue, Scotch tape, clear packing tape, double sides tape, white glue and needle and thread.
This year’s event was thrown at RK Bridal in New York City along with two new sponsors: ldoweddingrunners.com and womengettingfit.com. Celebrity judge Kate Pankoke, who is a bridal designer and season 11 Project Runway contestant, helped with the final judging. Contestant’s dresses were judged on creativity, originality, beauty and the use of toilette paper.
Check out the winners below:
Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize winner Mimoza Haska is an Albanian born hairdresser and designer now living in Surfside Beach, SC with her family.
She calls her dress “Beautiful Swan” and created it to fit her model. The 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.
Second Place Winner
This year’s second place winner is Susan Brennan, a designer, professional cheerleader for the Detroit Pistons and yoga enthusiast. She is from Orchard Lake, MI and was the grand prize winner in 2011 and 2012.
Her dress is name “City in Bloom”. She wanted to create an entry that is chic, yet whimsical with an interesting balance of hard and soft. 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. The dress converts to a short party dress.
Third Place Winner
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.