Mimoza Haska Wins 9th Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest

Posted on June 6, 2013

Photo of Mimoza Haska, winner of the 2013 toilet paper wedding gown contest by Cheap Chic Weddings

South Carolina hairdresser Mimoza Haska was named the winner of the Ninth Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest. The contest was created nine years ago by Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com and is sponsored in part by Charmin. Celebrity judge Kate Pankoke, bridal couture designer and Project Runway Season 11 contestant Kate Pankoke, who is a bridal couture designer, helped choose the winner in Manhattan earlier today. Haska picked up a check for $2,000. (We think she also should have gotten free toilet paper for life.)

Contestants were required to craft a wedding gown out of Charmin toilet paper, tape, glue and/or needle and thread. Nothing else could be used. More than 1100 people entered the contest, which had some amazing entries that you can see here.

Judge Kate Pankoke said, "As a designer who specializes in bridal, I was particularly impressed with the level of creativity the three finalists brought to their designs. It was incredible to see how they used Charmin toilet paper to create soft and sturdy gowns that are as beautiful as those made from fine fabrics, and Haska’s dress was stunning!"

Susan Bain, co-founder of Cheap Chic Weddings, operates a website which provides money saving ideas for brides to be. Bain said the level of talent for the competition she founded has increased each year: "The quality of talent that presents itself each year continues to amaze us. This year’s entries included several dresses that featured intricate detail like embroidery, pleating and more."

Mimoza won the contest with her amazing creation which blew the judges away. She says she loves art and clothing and loves to do crafts. She says she is always creating. Take a look:

Photo: Susan Radford Bain/Cheap Chic Weddings