The next time you’re about to handle your biz in the bathroom, you might want to think about the wonders of that thing you’re about to wipe with. The Cheap Chic Weddings competition, sponsored by Quilted Northern and Ripley’s, recently wrapped up in New York City. Contestants competed in making wedding dresses out of toilet paper.

Unknownlist: Toilet Paper Wedding Dress

The rules required the contestants to fabricate dresses that could actually be both worn, and also taken off. The contestants were allowed to sew on their respective pieces with needle and thread, and use any type of adhesive (including tape!) in the dress construction process. The judges based their scores on a number of categories including creativity, workmanship, and originality.

Unknownlist: Toilet Paper Wedding Dress

In the end, the winners were awarded cash prizes, including a fan favorite award. The art form in the dressmaking, however, seems to outshine any of the prizes awarded nonetheless. It’s astounding to see and discover just what could be created out of something so common that most of us take for granted everyday. Kind of makes you realize that beautiful things can be right in front of us, and could easily be recognized if we just took a little time to open our hearts and minds to possibilities outside of the status quo. If anything, the contestants and dressmakers conveniently have something more extravagant to use the next time they visit a bathroom.