Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com announced the winner of their Eighth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest today. Toilet paper dress entries were received and final judging took place today in New York City, NY.
Grand Prize winner Susan Brennan is a 26-year-old aspiring artist and designer from Orchard Lake, MI. She enjoys art, fashion and the outdoors. Susan is also a member of the Detroit Pistons Cheer Team.
Susan calls her dress Bohemian Cupcake- the top portion, including the headpiece has a free-spirited vibe and the bottom looks like delicious frosting! It’s relaxed yet sophisticated and flirty, the cut out details make it modern. She wanted the dress to have a balance of texture and lots of detail!
CONGRATULATION SUSAN!!! Susan takes home Top Prize and $2012.00 for her beautiful toilet paper gown creation. Susan used 10 rolls of Charmin with hot glue, packing tape and needle and thread. Susan is a two-time contestant and the 2011 Grand Prize winner!
This year’s second place winner is Katrina Chalifoux, a 50 year-old Electronics Technician and Certified Mechanic from Knoxville, TN. Katrina loves to make costumes and her main inspiration for this gown was a lily, and the challenge of creating a garden of flowers on the gown. Katrina used 28 double rolls of Charmin with medical tape, glue and needle and thread. Katrina is a three-time contestant and the 2008 Grand Prize winner! She receives a $1000 prize for her costume.
This year’s third place winner is Jennifer Henry, a 31 year-old alternative material designer and stylist from Las Vegas, NV. She has made over 70 different designs out of all sorts of unconventional materials but this is her first made out of Charmin! Her alternative design line is called Flockflockflock. Jennifer’s dress was inspired by the velvety texture of Charmin tissue and those oh so sweet ribbons of whipped cream from the can! She used 36 rolls of Charmin, packing tape and double stick tape only. This is Jennifer’s first year entering the contest. She receives a $500 prize for her submittal.
Laura Gawne and partners Susan Bain and Roxie Radford, who operate the website on saving money on weddings, base the contest on the popular bridal shower game. Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com asked their readers to create wedding gowns using toilet paper, tape and/or glue. Entrants were allowed to sew as well.
“The top dresses this year showed incredible attention to detail.” Said Laura Gawne. Roxie Radford added, “We are always amazed at the level of talent of the contestants!”
The Eighth Annual Cheap Chic Weddings “Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest” was sponsored by Charmin and Life In Mobile, Inc. The winners were announced at a special event hosted by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium on June 27, 2012.
Dresses were judged on Creativity, Originality, Beauty and the use of Toilet Paper.