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The 5th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Winner

Jul 9, 2009

Ann Kagawa Lee of  Honolulu, Hawaii; Contest Winner

Ann Kagawa Lee of Honolulu, Hawai; Contest Winner

Here at we’re all for being thrifty and finding creative ways to save money.  But this one impressed even us!  When I initially saw this image, I thought to myself  “What an exquisite dress!”  Then when I realized it was made from toilet paper, I was down right stunned.   This dress rivals some couture pieces!

The dress and headpiece were designed by Ann Kagawa Lee of Honolulu, Hawaii and are made only out of Charmin toilet paper, tape, and glue.   Ann was the grand prize winner of‘s 5th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest and took home $1,000 for her extraordinary efforts.  Her piece is a blend of “Gone with the Wind” and Japanese origami themes.

Congratulations Ann!

Whether you are designing couture toilet paper dresses or stocking up for your home/office, get all of your Charmin toilet paper here.

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22 Responses to “The 5th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Winner”

  1. Doc - December 11th, 2009 at 3:22 am

    the weddingdresses must be simple…this is my opinion

  2. Monterey Bay Clothing Company promotion code - April 22nd, 2010 at 2:34 am

    wow! this dress is very elegant! who would have thought this was made out of toilet paper?? great work! =]

  3. Sabrina san antonio wedding photographer - June 22nd, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Cheap and chic indeed! I heard of another wedding gown that is made out of pink rose petals. Brides seem to be straying away from conventionality these days.

  4. Chris Ergonomic Chair Expert - July 20th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I am glad I didn’t take a bet on this. I would have lost Big time. Unbelievable.

    I just wonder what would happen if it start to rain.

  5. Erin - July 21st, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Very interesting concept!

  6. Molly - July 25th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Yes it’s a fun contest. I can’t wait to see next year’s toilet paper wedding dress entries!

  7. Wedding Venue Essex - August 9th, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I just can’t believe that this dress is made of toilet paper,very creative and unique idea it is.The designer really deserved to be the winner of contest.

  8. Wedding planner Cyprus - August 26th, 2010 at 2:22 am

    I think this is highly creative effort, lets see what happens next year may be something more interesting and creative than this but this is really a master piece.

  9. maui wedding photographers - August 29th, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Wow! This looks amazing! It looks like it’s made of cloth not toilet paper.

  10. senior portrait photographer - August 31st, 2010 at 6:30 am

    This is really an amazing competition. These dresses are truly the designer’s masterpiece.

  11. Sara - September 9th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Impressive wedding gown. Who would have thought that this dress is made from toilet paper! How about her hat,is that also made from toilet paper?

  12. Last minute wedding - September 30th, 2010 at 2:07 am

    That is amazing. Who would have thought that toilet paper could have such detail and look so good. It really rivals a lot of the dresses I’ve seen and they have been made of material. Well done to her for some great work.

  13. Art Studio 21 Photography - October 15th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I would never have known that this gown is made of toilet paper! Ingenious! Although, I’d be down on my knees praying that it won’t rain, if I had this gown om my wedding day. 😉

  14. Molly - October 15th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    So true! Or hoping that I wouldn’t cry.

  15. Steven - October 26th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    It really rivals a lot of the dresses I’ve seen and they have been made of material. I think this is highly creative effort, lets see what happens next year may be something more interesting and creative.

  16. wedding photography perth - January 28th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Everyone likes to save money here and there. And for some, saving money on weddings is more than a hobby, and a little less than an obsession.

  17. Molly - February 3rd, 2011 at 6:35 am

    And then some go the other way, and no expense is too much!

  18. Ginny Corbett Photography - June 30th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    If my brother had learned about this sooner, he would have had even more misgivings about paying that ridiculous amount of money for my niece’s wedding gown — which she will probably wear just once in her whole lifetime. 😉

  19. Katie Beyer Photography - July 30th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Now who would have thought that toilet paper can, yet again, serve us ladies another purpose? :) Thanks for such an interesting article, Molly!

  20. Amber Bishop Photography - September 16th, 2011 at 6:01 am

    This is awesome stuff! Most couples are on a budget these days. A gown made of toilet paper would certainly cut costs in half without having to sacrifice style and chicness.

    I would strongly recommend the bride to refrain from crying, though. 😉

    Thanks for a very interesting article!

  21. Molly - September 16th, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Hah, it might be economical, but I’m not sure any bride would settle for a gown made from toilet paper. She might find it hard not to cry!

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