'101 Uses for My Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress': See photos!

These days, blogging well is the sweetest revenge. But Kevin Cotter, box-salesman-turned-author of the blog-to-book 101 Uses for My Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress (out Oct. 25), doesn’t seem to have revenge on the mind. Sure, he’s photographed himself doing some awful things to his ex-wife’s wedding dress, but he keeps the tone of his book lighthearted, funny, and at times, insightful. Either way, his wife did tell him to do “whatever the f—” he wanted with the dress on the way out the door. Click through for some of Cotter’s ingenious uses — and disuses — for marital tulle. Tell us which ones are your favorites!


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  • Templar

    Maybe I’m a sour grape eating wet blanket, but the best use would be to give it to a charity shop so some girl who can’t afford an elaborate and expensive dress could have it for her wedding. Many hours of work went into making that dress and it should be preserved.

    • BK

      Why are you making a serious comment about something that is a joke? And why is it always all right for a woman to destroy a man’s belongings, but not the other way around?

      • Piper

        I’m guessing it isn’t about rights, it’s about the worth of the object and doing the right thing. There’s no humor in destructive behavior.

      • Um

        Where did Templar say it was all right for a woman to destroy a man’s belongings?

      • MesoSoup

        I think this is hilarious! There are plenty of dresses out there – this guy rocks.

    • CatBoreal

      If she wasn’t going to preserve her marriage vows (that whole ’til death do us part thing is so inconvenient) why would she do so for the dress she made them in?

    • Slimer

      If you think this is awful, I hope you never rocked out to “before he cheats”.

    • The Real BK :)

      Templar: I bet you’re a blast at parties.

    • Mo

      Have you ever gone to your local Goodwill store in October? Last year I think I counted seven wedding dresses (along with five prom gowns) in their Halloween rack, and there were quite a few more in the “wedding and formal” area, so it isn’t like there’s a dearth of cheap second-hand wedding dresses out there for deserving poor damsels. So you can sleep easy. This guys is having and spreading fun, and probably making some money out of it.

    • Color Me Impressed

      This guy seems incredibly immature! I wonder why his wife left him?

    • sara p

      If some cant afford a dress, than don’t get married. If they want to get married buy one at price.

      • Squishmar

        Right. Because *that’s* the only thing to consider when getting married… that you have a dress.

    • amj

      I agree!

  • Meg

    I wonder how the ex reacted…

  • Stormy

    I’m wondering why he has the dress.

    • miss k

      I seriously doubt a woman would want to preserve a wedding dress from a failed marriage that sounds like it didn’t end amicably.

    • Torpel

      From what I have taken away, she left it behind when she left him and when he asked if she wanted it back she told him to do whatever he wanted with it. Now he’s probably going to make a good chunk of change off it and she’s not going to get a cent.

  • Joe

    Until you are the unfortunate owner you can’t relate. You can’t sell them, donate? the ex could have done that but chooses to leave it.
    Have fun with the idea

  • Lisa

    This is so funny, snow camo is awesome

    • Kate

      I think this is pretty funny! Snow camo made me laugh out loud!

  • ks

    Love the dragster-good stuff


    I think the author shows great creativity and a wild sense of humor. He has found a way to make thousands of people laugh. I would take that over packing away a wedding dress any day.

  • tmk

    As the keeper of my dress from my first wedding, I found this funny. I kept mine because my mom guilted me into it. “Your daughter will want to see it one day.” So now I know it’s sitting in her attic waiting for me to have to see it again. Once was plenty.
    And to donate it? Have you seen how many dresses have befallen that tragedy? Let the man find humor so that others unable to do so can enjoy!

  • Mitch

    love his body…awesome lustful stuff!

    • claudenorth


  • Elbyem

    He’s cute and hilarious – I wonder why his ex left him?

  • Aly

    People need to calm down. This is HILARIOUS!!!!

  • sara p

    If someone cannot afford a dress, then they should not be getting married. That dress is paid for and maybe by him, its all his!

    • Squishmar

      Right. I mean being in love with someone isn’t good enough. If you can’t afford a dress… don’t get married! Have fun at all of your weddings, sara p.

  • Erica m

    I must say…. How hysterical!!! To read this article I found the idea very original and theraputic!! I’m suprized that your 2nd wife did not chose to wear a thong though…. I actually look forward to reading the book. Good job!

  • Mary Ann Rogers

    I think its funny! He responded with humor to the sadness of his family breaking up…I think anyone who has experienced or is going through divorce can identify with the loss he felt. Hope he sells a million books!

  • staceytnt

    I read an article about this book , I would of loved to be there when he was taking those photos, cant wait to get the book

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