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OK, These Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses Are Actually, Like, Really Pretty

TP isn't just for when you pee pee.

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On Thursday, Cheap Chic Weddings hosted its 12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, and call me crazy, but I thought the top 10 finalist gowns were crazy beautiful.

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Contestants could use only needle, thread, tape, glue, and Charmin toilet paper to make the dresses. They couldn't even use zippers or clasps! The one above was created by first-time entrant Augusto Manzanares.

Of the more than 1,500 entries submitted, 10 made it to the final runway show, where four judges voted on the winning design.

This beachy crop top lewk was made by the ~legendary~ Susan Brennan, who's won the grand prize three times.

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I sat in the front row for the fashion show, which means I got an up-close and personal look at all of the fabulous paper creations.

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Designer Hanah Riley said she was inspired by Effie Trinket when she made this super cute two-piece outfit.

Roy Cruz used 42 ROLLS OF TOILET PAPER to make this dress, and his effort paid off — it was voted fan favorite in an online contest.

And, I mean, hi.

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Frank Cazares really went the extra mile with his Hollywood glamour-meets-Garden of Eden gown. He made the matching headpiece out of toilet paper, too!

OK. This one is called "Galactic Nostalgia."

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Susan Masarek Wilson said she made it as a mashup between Star Wars and Edwardian fashion, and that description actually makes so much sense?!

Those gowns were great, but sadly even didn't make it into the top three. This one, by Donna Vincler, did! It came in third place, and you can't tell here, but the skirt comes off, turning it into a cute minidress.

But first place went to this ridiculously stunning design by 25-year-old Van Tran, who shrieked with excitement when judges announced her name.

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This year was Tran's first time in the top 10. She used 10 mega rolls of Charmin Ultra strong, hot glue, glitter glue, duct tape, and thread to create her "Winter Lust" dress.

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