New York City hosted a rather unique annual fashion show event event on Thursday that was the 13th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Competition. More than 1,500 people from around the country created the wearable dresses entirely out of TP, glue, thread and tape. From hats to trains to tassels, the designers pushed toilet paper to the limit and created some amazing gowns.
A toilet paper wedding dress with 1,500 hand-cut butterflies made by Kari Curletoo, a mother of two in her spare time won the $10,000 first prize at the event. While, the top ten finalists were invited to a runway event in New York. One of those ten was from Surfside Beach.
Kari Curletto told Reuters that she spent three months on her submission "Quilted Enchantment," with its six-foot cathedral train. It was her first entry, one of 1,517 this year, in the 13-year-old toilet paper dress competition sponsored by Cheap Chic Weddings and Quilted Northern toilet paper.
"It kind of feels like I'm dreaming right now," Curletto said after winning the show. "Halfway through I was going to quit. I was crying and thinking, 'Well, I just can't do it. It's too much,' and a butterfly flew into my yard and landed on my hand."
This year, the museum that exhibits the winning entries will donate around 20 dresses to brides affected by the sudden bankruptcy of respected wedding dress designer Alfred Angelo. In this gallery, IBTimes Singapore has compiled a series of images from the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Competition.