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There is an annual toilet paper wedding dress contest and it's pretty damn impressive

The winning toilet paper dress design by Donna Vincler.

Wedding dresses have always been a ball ache in the cost department, but what if you could fashion your own stylish and bespoke number for a few measly dollars? If you need some inspo, look to, whose 11th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest took place this week.

Creators were only allowed to use glue, tape, and a needle and thread, plus between two and 40 rolls of toilet paper, and the end product had to be wearable and sturdy enough to be taken on and off. This year, 1,498 toilet tissue couturiers were up for the challenge. And the level of detail was pretty mind-blowing!

There were flapper-inspired numbers, faux embroidered detailing out of gold tape, and ornate trains with hand-cut toilet paper petals – they looked like nothing you would confidently wipe your butt with.

Winner Donna Pope Vincler took home $10,000 for her stunning tuxedo-inspired halter dress, with flowing, ornate, paper flower-studded chapel train, top hat and bowtie. Her design will now be turned into a real ready-to-wear item for sale. Eat your heart out, Vera Wang!

Could wedding dresses made of Quilton mark the end of the vulgar wedding industrial complex? Well, here's hoping. If anything, at least we now have some kick-ass references if ever forced to play that awkward game at a bridal shower in the future. Click ahead to check out the 10 impressive finalists.Read more

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