These toilet paper wedding gowns are winners in the Official Eighth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, hosted by founders Paul Krupin, Susan Bain and Roxie Radford, creators of Cheap Chic Weddings. Sponsored by Charmin and Life In Mobile, Inc., the contest announced winners, and here they are: Grand prize of $2,012 goes to Susan Brennan from Orchard Lake, Mich. She is a 26-year-old aspiring artist, designer and member of the Detroit Pistons Cheer Team. She used 10 rolls of Charmin with hot glue, packing tape and needle and thread. Susan was also the 2011 Grand Prize winner.
Second-place goes to Katrina Chalifoux, of Knoxville, Tenn. The 50-year-old electronics technician and certified mechanic enjoys making costumes. She created a garden of flowers on the gown and used 28 double rolls of Charmin with medical tape, glue and needle and thread. A three-time contestant, she was the 2008 Grand Prize winner. She received a $1,000 prize for her costume.
Third place went to Jennifer Henry of Las Vegas. Henry, 31, is an alternative material designer and stylist who has made more than 70 different designs out of unconventional materials. She called this creation Flockflockflock, inspired by the velvety texture of Charmin tissue and ribbons of whipped cream. She used 36 rolls of Charmin, packing tape and double stick tape. This is her first entry and she won $500.