Dumped Dad Gets Sweet Revenge With Ex's Wedding Gown (PHOTOS)

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Divorce can sometimes make people do really wacky things. But the project that heartbroken hubby Kevin Cotter, 41, embarked upon after his wife of 12 years abandoned him -- and her wedding gown -- in 2009 takes the (wedding?) cake. Wait 'til you hear and see this one!

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After Cotter's ex walked out, telling him he could do "whatever the f***" he liked with the dress, he and his family began to brainstorm ways he could repurpose the garment. The Arizona resident recalls: 

Over dinner with my parents and brother and sister-in-law I explained that I had her dress and that I did not know what I should do with it. A few creative suggestions were made and we agreed it would be fun to come up with a list of all the ways a wedding dress could be used. 

And, boy, what a list! The crushed but clever Cotter devised 101 alternate uses for the dress. And none of them is the boring old "I turned it into a cocktail dress" or "I shortened it into curtains." No, ma'am. These are some pretty unique transformations. Then he took it a step further!

He photographed himself turning the white satin and tulle gown into a dog leash, a tent, and even a Christmas tree skirt. Then he published the whole collection as a book! (Which might make a fun holiday gift for the divorced couples on your shopping list, just sayin'.) Talk about taking lemons and turning them into lemonade! 

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As you can imagine, his ex is none too pleased! But Cotter insists he didn't do it to be a jerk. He explains:

My wife hates it and thinks I am motivated by revenge -- which isn't the case at all. This honestly doesn't have anything to do with her. I did it for myself because I thought it would be fun and wanted to answer the question -- what can be done with a once worn wedding dress?

Well, he's certainly answered that question in 101 ways I probably wouldn't have come up with!

In addition to the gown getting a new lease on life, Cotter, too, has moved on. He's remarried. While initially his new bride swore she was going to get hitched in a bikini to prevent his chances of penning a sequel, she reconsidered and wore a wedding dress after all. I wonder what they're doing with it now? 

Have you used your wedding gown for any other purpose? If so, tell all!

 

Images © Mike Kemp/Rubberball/Corbis & via myexwifesweddingdresscom/Facebook

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