July 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM ET
Susan Brennan, a 26-year-old aspiring artist and designer, stopped by the studio Friday to show Kathie Lee and Hoda the wedding dress she recently created -- which is made entirely out of toilet paper.
Susan has won the annual The Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest the last two years in a row, a competition which calls for wedding dresses to be made with nothing more than Charmin toilet paper, tape, glue and/or needle and thread. This year the contest drew more than 700 entries.
TODAY's style editor Bobbie Thomas came by to admire the dress, noting that Susan stitched the toilet paper to look like quilting, and made the top of the dress into a corset with seams. Bobbie called the dress “amazing” and said she would wear it.
Susan used 10 jumbo rolls of Charmin to construct the dress and the accessories, which include a clutch, brooch, headband and bracelet. It took her more than 100 hours to make the dress and accessories, and she estimates the entire thing cost her under $20.
“You look great!” Hoda said, and Kathie Lee agreed, saying, “Toilet paper never looked so good...Charmin should sign you up forever.”
TODAY.com contributor Jillian Eugenios thinks there could be real demand for toilet paper accessories. She particularly likes the headband.