Ann's intricate origami work (with toilet paper) paid off. Photos courtesy of cheap-chic-weddings.com

Who, you might wonder, made this lovely creation? It wasn't Monique Lhuillier. It wasn't Vera Wang. It wasn't Oscar de la Renta. It was Ann Kagawa Lee. You know, of Honolulu, HI.

Okay, chances are you've never heard of Lee, but she's soon to be a household name for her unbelievable skills as a designer -- working with toilet paper, tape and glue. (And please don't squeeze the garment!)

Lee is the winner of the 2009 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest hosted by Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com, and she's taking home the $1,000 top prize for her creation.

Lee says her design has a "Gone with the Wind" influence, and she used her origami skills to create a stunning bridal gown. Her work has been compared to Oscar de la Renta's.

Lee's dress, as well as the second and third place winners' gowns, will be on permanent exhibit in a Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum.

A rear view of cheap-chic-wedding.com's winning Toilet Paper Wedding Dress design.



Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses

    Ann Kagawa Lee of Honolulu, Hawaii, won first prize -- and $1,000 -- for her impressive origami work.

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    The back view of Lee's dress, which has been compared to Oscar de la Renta's work.

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    The accompanying hat that Lee constructed out of toilet paper, tape, and glue.

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    Terri Glover of Marlin, Texas, won second place in the contest, bringing in $500, for her impeccably fitted bridal gown.

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    The back view of Glover's mermaid-style gown.

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    Guadalupe Andrade of Reseda, California, won third place and $250 for her detailed, strapless dress.

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    The back view of Andrade's gown, which has working buttons!

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