You may now flush the bride.
New York designers wiped the competition in the 13th annual national Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, with three locals making the top 10 out of 1,517 entrants.
Van Tran, 26, of Brooklyn; Lindsay Hinz, 27, of Queens; and Augusto Manzanares, 33, of Manhattan, spared thousands of squares of Quilted Northern toilet paper to create gowns more fit for a cathedral than the crapper.
“We look for creations that look like real wedding gowns that rival couture designs,” said contest co-founder Laura Gawne, who runs the wedding planning company Cheap-Chic-Weddings with her sister Susan Bain. “But, of course, they’re made out of toilet paper.”
Contestants had to follow a simple rule: The gown must be made only of toilet paper, with tape, glue and thread allowed if needed.
Tran, who works as a freelance designer, snagged the TP title last year and hopes to repeat.
“I’ve made a whole clothing collection out of used paper cloths, so this competition is a natural fit for me,” she told The Post of her form-fitting pantsuit and intricate lace train.
The 10 finalists will hit the runway on Thursday for the final flushdown at Loft 29 in Manhattan where a panel of judges will select the champion. Whoever is crowned with the TP tiara gets $10,000, and the winning dress will be displayed at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Times Square.
Source: New York Post