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    Costume Hall of fame-you choose the nominees

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7RvWbnaDZk

    best. ladies. dress. ever. (she was stunning-only cost 13,000? was it a gift from Vera or did Nancy have to pay?...and I have many more faves to come. What knocked your eyes out in a good way? What would you skate your LP in if you could? Post as many as you like.

    Men, pairs and ice dance welcome.

    eta- no favorite costume pics?
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    And no one has a favorite or two or three iconic costumes?

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    I don't know if there's a photo, but Rachael's Firebird dress this season was probably my favorite costume ever.

    You get a glimpse of it here in this backstage clip, because of course NBC won't allow footage of the actual program on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXX91mj1wao


    I'm also fond of Meryl's magenta dress for Die Fledermaus. Beautiful color, especially with her hair, perfect length (not too short, not so long that you worry she'll get her skate caught in it), with the lovely frothy underskirt flaring out when she does turns.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An3BjDDzk1A

    And in another way, for their simplicity, I love the casual but beautifully color-coordinated heathery blue-gray outfits worn by Sale/Pelletier in 2002 for Love Story.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRWHwt91oj0

    Gotta put Michelle in. I love her dress for Song of the Black Swan (2001). Love the deep color, and the cut of the skirt--belling out past her waist, longer in the back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjRn9pjbOCc

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    2010/2011 season: Virtue/Moir's SD: Beautifully flapperesque, and so in tune with what they're trying to portray you feel they exist in a Midnight in Paris world, but we're the visitors.
    2009/2010 season: Cappellini/Lanotte FD: Intoxicating, dark, alluring, repellent, pitch perfect for what they were going for.
    2008/2009 season: Faiella/Scali FD: rich in character and detailing.
    2007/2008 season: Domnina/Shabalin: So full of presence. Love Shabalin's in particular.

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    I have a TON.

    http://i42.tinypic.com/rw3o0p.jpg Ashley Wagner
    http://i41.tinypic.com/20pq2s6.png Keegan's Robin Hood
    http://i43.tinypic.com/s4m29w.jpg Mirai's POTC
    http://cdn02.cdn.gofugyourself.com/w...o1-419x314.jpg Rachael's Firebird... however I don't like the dress on her
    http://i40.tinypic.com/28wgtib.jpg Sasha's Nutcracker
    http://i40.tinypic.com/33ufvqx.jpg Sasha's Espana Cani
    http://i40.tinypic.com/8zphl0.jpg Sasha's Don't Rain on my Parade
    http://i42.tinypic.com/3359xyu.jpg Alissa Czisny
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2rpxzkn.jpg Alissa Czisny
    http://i42.tinypic.com/rksbci.jpg Jenny Kirk's Roxie
    http://i39.tinypic.com/241pb7s.jpg Katy Taylor
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...a_Czisny_2.jpg Alissa Czisny
    http://figureskatersonline.com/news/...saczisny02.jpg Alissa Czisny
    http://cdn02.cdn.gofugyourself.com/w...10-419x589.jpg Alissa Czisny
    http://www.skatecanada.ca/Portals/2/...hang-Zhang.jpg except all of her dresses are pretty.
    http://www.skatecanada.ca/Portals/2/...ti-Smirnov.jpg Kavaguti
    http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Sport...d3c1a75054.jpg Alissa Czisny
    http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/A...lGPtbgj08l.jpg Alissa Czisny
    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...9532010439.jpg I can't find a good pic of their costumes... but they were BEAUTIFUL in person, the prettiest shade of purple ever.
    http://www.examiner.com/sites/defaul...hang%205_1.jpg Caroline Zhang... this was beautiful in person.. pics dont do it justice
    http://photography.ice-dance.com/201...1089-SG-RR.jpg this is beautiful.. i love the gold and the gold was an awesome choice for her
    http://i39.tinypic.com/1z4cn5i.jpg Ryan Bradley
    http://i41.tinypic.com/59uc0k.jpg Ryan Bradley (he told me he did not like this one lol)
    http://i43.tinypic.com/308xvnk.jpg Tara Lipinski
    http://i39.tinypic.com/8zqof8.jpg Tara Lipinski
    http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo...lgayo1_500.jpg Yu Na Kim
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PP0zPh1TLe...sada%2BLP1.jpg Mao Asada
    http://www.pbase.com/nikonsean/image/25504901 AP McDonough
    http://www.pbase.com/nikonsean/image/25811628 Jenny Kirk
    http://www.figureskatersonline.com/b...es/03nats6.jpg Bebe Liang

    that may or may not be all of them...
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    men - most of Todd Eldredge and Paul Wylie's costumes (for Todd, his blue "First knight" costume from 1996 Worlds, for Paul, his "Henry V" costume from the 1992 Olympics)

    ladies - most of Yuka Sato's costumes

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    I like costumes that are Costumes, especially in dance,

    I'm going to make the distinction between Costume and Dress here.
    A costume is supposed to be about the performance, supposed to be obvious to the top tier of seats, and should assist in telling the story of the performance.
    Costumes also should not impede the performers, and the performers should look great in them.

    Sometimes they can be great, but obvious:
    Meryl & Charlie's FD outfits this year-it's clear that we are going to be treated to a ballroom dance. And the dress looks great on her.

    Tessa's dress for the pink Floyd FD that was used at Canadians and 4CC's-perfect for that music.
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...t_2009_4CC.jpg
    While the black outfits they used for Worlds were attractive on them, they had nothing to do with the dance they were doing, and seemed to have a response to a Skate Canada dictum that year which requested understated costumes.

    Sometimes not so much

    Pechalat & Bourzat did a techno-Four Seasons FD in these outfits. They are wackily Perfect for it. In fact, creating costumes for this dance had to be a challenge. She is Summer/Winter, he is Fall/Spring.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9iAOhUHk40
    Now the costumes could equally be on someone's Worst List, for being wacky, but they fit this dance!

    Sometimes the costumes clue you in right away to the story!

    Domnina & Shabalin's Lady & Hooligan 1930's OD-perfect- She is so clearly 1930's, and he is so clearly not the same class as she!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABKTHgMRbko

    And Davis & White Samson & Delilah FD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jswr...8816B3D9882783
    I feel that the ropes version of Charlie's costume works better for the story, although he looks more dashing in the version at Worlds.

    Torvill & Dean Paso Doble OSP, with Jane as the Cape
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imYwy_UOluU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I don't know if there's a photo, but Rachael's Firebird dress this season was probably my favorite costume ever.

    You get a glimpse of it here in this backstage clip, because of course NBC won't allow footage of the actual program on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXX91mj1wao


    I'm also fond of Meryl's magenta dress for Die Fledermaus. Beautiful color, especially with her hair, perfect length (not too short, not so long that you worry she'll get her skate caught in it), with the lovely frothy underskirt flaring out when she does turns.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An3BjDDzk1A

    And in another way, for their simplicity, I love the casual but beautifully color-coordinated heathery blue-gray outfits worn by Sale/Pelletier in 2002 for Love Story.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRWHwt91oj0

    Gotta put Michelle in. I love her dress for Song of the Black Swan (2001). Love the deep color, and the cut of the skirt--belling out past her waist, longer in the back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjRn9pjbOCc
    I love this dress! Of all her dresses this stands out amongst many winners! MK SOTBS Burgundy dress. Perfect for her figure and I loved the lower bun on her. She really had wonderful taste!
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    RyanBfan, wow, you got some great ones. I expected the jenny Kirk to be her Chicago dress. Iconic for me. I don't know if I'll find a photo, but her youtube skate, which was fabulous. I think she should have won gold that year. Tuly an American ice princess if ever there was one.

    ETA -oh, ok...saw the "Roxie dress." That was so amazing and memorable!
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    I need to learn the multiquote feature...maybe someone could direct me where...Anyway, Doris, I like your costume choices. Where ice dance has had the most awful, lol, they also have the creativity when telling a story. I love Meryl in the gold Samson and Delilah dress. I always prefer too simple to too fussy, so I usually like what the Canadians are now wearing. Tessa is another ice goddess who can wear anything. Her famous kneeling on the back pose (does it have a name?) doesn't show off the dress. I will watch the skate, as I have never seen it.

    In ice dance the two most iconic costumes have to belong to T&D. I was no ice dance fan, nor following skating more than every four years then, but the Paso Doble is unforgettable. So striking and creative.It is hard to be more elegant than the white black and gold of Paso Doble. I would have gone for the obvious red, but like this much better. It stays in ones's mind as much as Bolero (the skate and the costumes.) I know CD was the creator in this couple, did he also design their costumes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    I love this dress! Of all her dresses this stands out amongst many winners! MK SOTBS Burgundy dress. Perfect for her figure and I loved the lower bun on her. She really had wonderful taste!
    Wasn't that a practice dress? I have heard that the airline lost Michelle's luggage and that Karen had to bring costumes from home. It is ironic that this dress was actually prettier and more memorable than the black and gold dress Michelle had worn previously for SOTBS.

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    Yes, jenaj, I have read that was a "practice" dress too. Wouldn't we all like such a budget. I like it oodles better than the black/gold number.

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    Here are some of Michelle's greatest hits:

    2003 Campbells
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scgT37q4zQI

    1996 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1imuQWeIi4Q

    2004 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snYDB9VEdbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    Her famous kneeling on the back pose (does it have a name?) doesn't show off the dress. I will watch the skate, as I have never seen it.
    You mean the pose in the picture? Fans call it the Goose I think.

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