These Elegant Gowns Are Made From The Same Material You Use To Do Something Less Than Elegant

Let your imagination run wild.

Every once in a while we are presented with reminders that beauty can often be found in very unexpected places. 

For example, most people don't look at a roll of toilet paper.... 

...and see the potential for something as lovely as this wedding dress: 

Yes, that's right. The elegant dress with beautiful intricacies you see above looks like a designer gown that must have been made from expensive fabrics. 

But it was actually made from tape, glue, a needle and thread — and toilet paper. Nothing else. 

Those were the only materials contestants in the Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest were allowed to use. In fact, they didn't even have the freedom to choose their favorite toilet paper brand. They had to stick to Charmin.

We're pretty sure we've never seen Charmin toilet paper look so lovely.

In addition to being hard-working, talented and imaginative, the designers of these gowns were also remarkably resourceful. The hint of pink among the 4,585 petals in the gown above was a product of pink vintage Charmin TP from the '60s. 

Here's the winning dress:

The designer told Reuters that the dress took her about 22 rolls and three months of labor to make. It certainly paid off. All of the dresses are absolutely stunning. See more below: