Reporting Kathryn Larson
DETROIT (WWJ)- They say if the dress fits – wear it, but when that dress is made from toilet paper it takes a special kind of woman to “flush” it out right.
WWJ’s Kathryn Larson has the story about Susan Brennan’s award-winning creation: a wedding dress made completely out of toilet paper.
The gown won the top prize in the Seventh Annual National Toilet Paper contest along with a thousand dollars.
“I had to play with it to see what it would do, I had some sketches at first but once I actually got the toilet paper in hand, it all came together,” said dress designer Brennan.
Four rolls of Charmin Ultra, some hot glue and tons of packing tape later, and a first place dress is born. “I think it was the detailing, all the little roses,” said Brennan of Orchard Lake.
Brennan painstakingly put together the wedding dress using one sheet of two-ply toilet paper at a time to pucker the dress in all the right places.
Brennan says the flowers were made out of the glue, and it made it pretty heavy, so lots of tape came in handy to complete the design.
The 25-year-old MSU graduate won’t be walking down the aisle any time soon but is hoping that her toilet paper dress leads to a job in the fashion industry. Brennan adds that she’s planning on moving on to another medium.
“I did make a dress out of potato chip bags before and I think I can find something else to make something out of…” said Brennan.
Check out the video of the dress and a garter belt Brennan made just for WWJ by clicking on below.
The winning dress is currently in Florida and will be on its way to Ripley’s ‘Believe It Or Not’ Museum.
Runners up in the contest are Laura Lee of Milpitas, CA (San Jose) and Cynthia Richards of Marietta, GA (Atlanta).