Newly Divorced Man Gets Creative With His Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress, And The Results Are Hilarious

When Kevin’s wife left him, she took everything. Everything except her wedding dress that is. “What am I going to do with it?” Kevin Cotter asked the previous love of his life. “Whatever the f**k you want,” she replied.

After careful consideration and consultation with his family, he did what any newly-divorced, heart-broken man would do. He made the dress into a tent, Halloween costume, pasta strainer, dental floss, and 98 other things.

He documents his post-break up antics in his hilarious blog and book. A must-read for all you newly-divorced people out there and proof that there is life on the other side of marriage.

A month after his divorce, Kevin’s brother asked him to go hunting. Naturally, Kevin took the dress along. And so began the epic wedding dress saga.

That comment did the trick. The next month, when his brother asked him to go hunting, Kevin took the dress along. And that was just the beginning.

Quite fitting.


Sumo or baby, you decide.

Anybody up for some sumo?

That scene from Titanic — without the trouble.

Yarr, it was the Curse of the Black-hearted Wife.

Newly single guy off to save the day.

It's a bride! It's a pain!... oh no, it's just a newly single and awesome guy.

“I call this one, ‘the sitting monkey by the lake’.”

He also turned it into a work of art.

Practical and versatile.

Oddly enough, no one in the restaurant noticed or cared.

Perfect for those sunny days.

Then, he protected the interior of his car.

This was one of the less-inspired uses of the wedding dress.

He also tried washing cars, but it turns out that wedding dresses don't hold water very well.

The bustle holds up the end of the dress and keeps it from dragging the bathroom floor. Who says detail in a dress is not important?

You see, it's helpful because the bustle holds up the end of the dress and keeps it from dragging the floor.

“My body is a temple.”

Kevin is now the world record holder for wedding dress jumps (that's 37, by the way).

This is a totally symbolic photo for what weddings signify.

The only downside to using it as a parachute is that a wedding dress is all heavy and made from expensive materials.

Just chillin’.

Which makes it great at blocking sunlight.

Fun and frolics for one, please.

People suggested using it as a slip 'n slide. Little did they know, it was actually not great sliding material. At least he tried.

The break-up enabled Kevin to do the travelling he always wanted to do. And accommodation was cheap with his makeshift wedding dress tent.

The dress wasn't stiff enough to stand up well in the desert sand, but it was better than nothing.

The dress towed the SUV for over a mile.

The dress worked surprisingly well as a tow rope (helping him tow an SUV for over a mile).

Who would leave these two adorable men?

Need to carry a baby or a dog? Easy.

Standing on his ex’s wedding dress was really satisfying.

This was Kevin's first attempt at yoga. He couldn't exactly place why standing on his ex's wedding dress was so satisfying.

Kevin Cotter: Father, ex-husband, and zombie-bride extraordinaire.

Tucson, AZ, hosts a Day of the Dead celebration every year. His costume was a smash hit.

“Can someone bring me a beer?”

He didn't think the dress-hammock would support his weight, but voila: one of the best uses for the dress yet.

So you see, wedding dresses are not just for weddings, they are for life.