I think this is exactly what Skate Canada was trying to avoid when they suggested that skaters "tone down" the costumes. Figure skating is being laughed at. I can't even imagine what people's reactions will be at the Olympics when they see D/S painted faces and costumes, Weir's costume, V/M (pairs team) costumes or S/S painted faces.
Skating has reached the point where “Blades of Glory” seems less like satire and more like cinéma vérité. Lilac vinyl jumpsuits, sheer tops, off-the-shoulder necklines, corsets, tassels, feathers and fur are all the rage. And then there are the women.