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    Have outfits simply gone over the top?

    Yuzu looks girlish anyway-the Johnny designed blouse is a frilly mess-does CoP have costume deductions? Please Yu, can that blouse. And Adelina, you are not Elizabeth Berkely skating to "Burlesque." Yelena deserves a demerit too, awful costume. Serious question- R&J dress Ashley wore was slimming. The new dress is ok, but not an improvement. I liked the simpler Kwan dress she first debuted in her LP.

    What costumes do you love or hate? I think only YuNa's is kleft to reveal. I wish Ashley had done a more 14th century look with her dresses-both are misses unfortunately. Black Swan and S/D were on the money- great well fitting eye catching costumes. What do you think-better Juliet look or worse?

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    Wagner can have a more romantic and medieval look... I agree. It looked very common.

    I hated Pechalat & Bourzat's costumes. I know they're doing the whimsical, Little Prince magical thing, but they're just ridiculous. In 40 years, they'll be showing their grandkids photos of themselves in those costumes. Not really flattering.

    This is figure skating after all, so while some of the costumes are ???? this season, it's nowhere nearly as bad as some in the past. They've toned down a lot in recent years, but I imagine the male skaters still wouldn't walk into a pub with those costumes.

    Speaking of Bourzat... what was his Ex costume with blood about? Was it a reference to some TV show like Dexter?

    They mocked costumes in the silly Blades of Glory, "What's your costume about?" "It will make sense."

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    I was thinking the same about Yuzuru (his SP shirt is lovely though). His LP dress looks like just that a dress or some odd shredded corset thing. I know he's trying for something dramatic but come on.

    I've disliked some of Chan's outfits in the past but I must say while his SP and LP outfits are kind of drab, they really reflect his pure skating without need for dramatic embellishments. To each skater their own.

    Gaszi though... Yeah way OTT. but I actually dig the geeky look -- reminds me of Torvill and Dean's Cecilia program.

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    Also ... So many yellow pants!

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    Bwahahahhaa - those yellow pants have their own twitter account. But - Yes, the costumes for the most part are OTT. I think the Japanese have been the most flagrant in the past with some of the women's costumes (Miki Ando - blechhh) but Hanyu's costumes are just blechhh. Plus I swear my thigh is bigger than that boy's body and I'm not overweight. He's sooooo slight. I've never much liked Kostner's costumes but her LP isn't bad. I love Gracie's LP and I think Ashley's dress for TEB was beautiful. Akiko Suzuki always has a beautiful dress, very classy.

    Hanyu's "dress or some odd shredded corset thing" just made me LOL. So true! So true!

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    In Ice dance, I would actually argue the reverse. Back in the late 90s/early 00s, the whole wild hair and costumes with so many strands flinging distractingly all over the place to only accentuate further all the agitated shaking about and BS emoting was really quite annoying in my book. I really appreciate the more recent trend, probably necessitated somewhat by the heightened ATHLETIC requirements present in the sport for cleaner costumes, which better highlight true form and lines. To me, simplicity is often a blessing, and I would prefer it across the disciplines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noskates View Post
    Bwahahahhaa - those yellow pants have their own twitter account. But - Yes, the costumes for the most part are OTT. I think the Japanese have been the most flagrant in the past with some of the women's costumes (Miki Ando - blechhh) but Hanyu's costumes are just blechhh. Plus I swear my thigh is bigger than that boy's body and I'm not overweight. He's sooooo slight. I've never much liked Kostner's costumes but her LP isn't bad. I love Gracie's LP and I think Ashley's dress for TEB was beautiful. Akiko Suzuki always has a beautiful dress, very classy.

    Hanyu's "dress or some odd shredded corset thing" just made me LOL. So true! So true!
    I am not sure if it is a Japanese thing but Dai and Hanyu and company look like they fought with Jackson Pollock and Edward Scissorhead with a few rabid cats thrown in for good measure and lost! Dramatic I suppose? Vera Wang - not.People control your urge to roll around in sequins and sharp knives. It is not a good look. And control your urge to wear yellow pants for some reason I think you are wearing depends under those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    I've disliked some of Chan's outfits in the past but I must say while his SP and LP outfits are kind of drab, they really reflect his pure skating without need for dramatic embellishments. To each skater their own.
    There is definitely embellishment: the V-cut on his shirts keep getting lower and lower each year. I don't understand the flowery black prints on his LP shirt either. It's like the upper half of his body is trying to wearing a sexy-yet-mourning kimono. But, whatever.

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    Elena Radionova is a cute girl. I don't understand why her people feel obliged to costume her like a street walker.

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    Yes, they are a tacky element of the sport that needs to be remedied. Some of the young teens look like escapees from those kiddy beauty contest. LET THEM BE GIRLS until they are women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo View Post
    Elena Radionova is a cute girl. I don't understand why her people feel obliged to costume her like a street walker.
    I was thinking more "drunk AND stoned Mardi Gras lemon" myself...

    And I want to rip that blue glove off Anna P and burn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo View Post
    Elena Radionova is a cute girl. I don't understand why her people feel obliged to costume her like a street walker.
    I think they are trying (without success) to make her look older. I kinda wonder if she is her stated age, but that's just me. Anything is hard to tell about what she really looks like, since she's covered with that tarted up nonsense. It does seem that underneath it all she's very cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    Yuzu looks girlish anyway-the Johnny designed blouse is a frilly mess-does CoP have costume deductions?
    What a horrible thing to say, skateluvr. I am not especially a fan of this costume either, but criticizing Hanyu for failing to adhere to traditional gender norms is low. This attitude is at the foundation of why figure skating is unpopular in many parts of the world. It also shares a root with Russia's laws against so-called gay propaganda.

    I hope I'm not the first respondent in this thread to say this, and I hate repeating points already made. But, to be honest, I was so troubled by it that I felt the need to respond before I could move on to readings others' posts.

    ETA: I am really glad to have seen the posts of phaeljones (#42) and WeakAnkles (#43).

    Having read through the comments now, can I ask this: Moderators of GoldenSkate, can there please be a permanent ban on these types of threads? They seem to invite little other than homophobia ("those men aren't dressing like real men") and ****-shaming ("those girls are not dressing like good girls").

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    I've mentioned it before, but I think overly flashy costumes detract from the elegance of the sport.

    Peggy Fleming is no less an Olympic icon because she won in a simple dress her mother made.

    Likewise, I prefer non-fussy attire for men.

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