For the second year in a row, Bushwick is well-represented at the annual toilet paper wedding gown competition, according to Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
The yearly event put on by Quilted Northern Bath Tissue and sponsored by Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com challenges people to make wedding gowns out of toilet paper and toilet paper alone.
This year, defending champ and Bushwick resident Van Tran will vie for the $10,000 grand prize alongside nine other finalists. The winning gown will also be displayed at Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
If you’d like to see the rest of these seemingly impossible wedding gown creations yourself, you can by attending the final on July 20 at Loft 29 in Manhattan. You can also vote for fan favorite here.
Brian Rice, senior director of Design and Packaging Innovation for Georgia-Pacific—the company that owns Quilted Northern Bath Tissue—says that they “were amazed to see how the finalists worked with our meticulously designed Quilted Northern Bath Tissue to create runway-ready, couture craftsmanship.”
And who knows, maybe after twelve years, this contest has finally normalized toilet paper as a wedding gown material. Perhaps you’ll even see it at all of your stylish friends’ parties next year.