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Like two ply with toilet paper? The annual toilet paper wedding dress contest is ready to roll

April 6, 2010 | 12:31 pm

Bought scratchy, rough toilet paper because it was better for the environment only to find that it wasn't exactly better for your relationship with your friends and family? Perhaps you can recoup some of the money from that purchase by turning those unused rolls of toilet paper into your best Vera Wang impression by entering the 6th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest.

A high-stakes version of the popular bridal shower game, the yearly event calls on creative types to design elaborate wedding gowns made only of some combination of toilet paper, tape, glue and needle and thread. Photos and/or videos of models or mannequins showing the entries' front, back and sides must be e-mailed to TPdresscontest@gmail.com by May 15 and the winner will be announced June 4.

The grand price is $1,000, while second and third place get $500 and $250. But it doesn't sound like these toilet paper designers take much time to unwind -- last year's winner, Ann Kagawa Lee of Honolulu, made a Japanese Origami-style Scarlet O'Hara-inspired number, complete with a wide-brim hat. A bridal shop owner compared her dress to those of Oscar de la Renta.

Are you entering the contest? Would you actually wear one of these dress on your wedding day? We need to see some photographic evidence. Either way, send us Twitpic @latimesimage. You can also follow All the Rage on Facebook.

-- Whitney Friedlander

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