Just wanted to leave a link here of Yuzu like bopping/dancing for a couple seconds. Go to 1:00! So cute!!!
(I also call him "the kid" and probably I'll call him like this until he turns 30 )
The costume, if you look at past posts dealing with the history and purpose of the costume (lots of threads on this site), and listen to what Weir said during the Skate Canada NBC broadcast, was designed under Yuzuru's direction and most of the features of the design were specifically directed by Yuzuru. Weir also said that Yuzuru personally maintained ultimate control over the design of his costumes (and incidentally the choice of his music). It is not a decision made for him by someone else. He is very much a person in charge, not a kid for whom those decisions are made. (Brian also has great respect for Yuzuru, and Yuzuru does make a lot of the calls in many other respects, such as for instance, keeping the quad salchow this year in the fs.)
I would also suggest that you go back and look at Brian Orser's costumes if you think that Brian would have any problem with the ones that Yuzuru is wearing. It should be obvious that he would not. But Brian, as well, knows what he is doing.
That you do not like his costumes is fine, but understand that they are part of Yuzuru that cannot and should not be separated out from him. He is not anyone's chattel to be told what or what not to wear. Everyone closely around him in Toronto seems to respect and support him, and stand by him. He is part of the TCC family. He is a person and a beautiful force unto himself. Orser and Weir do not have to re-think anything.
I think is talking about how young he is ... Golfer Sergio Garcia used to be called "The Kid" and people did until he was almost 30yo because he arrive to the PGA very young, maybe is the same with Yuzuru.
Actually, Yuzu seems to be very mature. However, I still have in mind the 17 years old boy who caught my eye at the WC. Also, I still call him kid because of his lovely reactions and innocent attitude. +Pooh
Yuzuru is still a teenage, in Japan 19 is underage, it's their law, I don't think it's wrong to call him a kid. My mum is still calling me a kid even though I finished college long time ago.
Anyways, I don't know Yuzuru in person but I have met a genius his age before (a young violinist) and I suppose that these young genius seem to have the same carefree, innocent aura.
As far as I know Yuzu's mom is always with him everywhere he goes , never let him alone , she's at every competition and they're always together everytime they fly or return from Canada. Is she his agent?
I think this thread is very interesting to read for new fans to know more about Yuzuru.
It was opened in November 2011 and this thread itself is like a journey with him.
167 pages is a lot to read but I think it's worth it