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Toilet Paper Wedding Dress
The annual Cheap Chic Toilet Paper Wedding Dress just wrapped up in New York City, and Ripley’s is proud to announce your winners.
- Contestants had to use Quilted Northern® brand toilet paper.
- They were allowed to use any type of tape and/or any type of glue.
- They could also use needle and thread.
- The dress must be able to be worn by a human and be able to be taken on and off.
It’s hard to imagine that these stunning dresses are made out of something like toilet paper, but that’s what makes them so unbelievable. Winners have gone on to work for major fashion brands, and all have unique personalities. We caught up with last year’s winner, Van Tran, who competed again this year after a brief stint in hot dog eating competitions before landing a job in fashion.
Our own Edward Meyer, VP of Exhibits and Archives, judged this year. The judges scored in five different categories with a number between 1-5. The categories were:
- Use of Quilted Northern®
The judges all agreed on which dresses were their favorite, but the real debate was over what order to place them in. Ripley’s also sponsored a fan favorite prize determined by popular vote, and awarded $1,000 to Ronaldo Cruz.
The first prize dress, and winner of $10,000, was Kari Curletto!
The other top 10!
Congratulations to everyone who entered!
With Alfred Angelo closing its 61 stores abruptly and filing for bankruptcy protection the next day, many brides have been left without a dress. Would you consider a toilet paper wedding dress?