Making sequined tie and vest combos cool
I have a question for everyone: What's your favorite "I can't believe the skater is wearing that" costume? In the spirit of keeping this thread positive, I'm thinking of the reaction being funny "I can't believe the skater is wearing that", are not devolving the conversation into inappropriate costumes either by offensiveness of the outfit or age-inappropriate.
My favorite is from Savechenko and Szolkowy at the 2010 Olympics and Send in the Clowns, all I have to say is I'm thankful it was their SP and not the FS so these costumes aren't immortalized in podium pictures
Here's a love to hate it from those 2:Sinead & john Kerr
hate it - sorry Sinead & John, your hair looks ridiculous
I don't know about in skating but green was considered 'unlucky' in the theatre for a long time because early spotlights worked by burning quicklime (origin of the term 'to be in the limelight'), and so the light they produced was green. If you were wearing a green costume under green light, instead of being the centre of attention you'd vanish from sight! All those Principal Boys in Robin Hood pantos must have breathed an immense sigh of relief when spotlight technology moved on...A question about green costumes: why are they considered unlucky? When did this superstion originated?
This is the earliest reference I found but it does not mention how it was born: "One of Sonja Henie's rivals, Cecilia Colledge, wanted to wear a green satin dress for her free skating performance at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Though she always felt she skated best in the green dress, her mother insisted she wear silver. Not even her 'lucky zoo' of stuff animals saved her from finishing the event in second place. One of Cecilia's successors, Daphne Walker, started wearing a green elephant talisman at the age of eight for good luck and collected over three hundred elephant ornaments. Like Cecilia, she often wore green dresses in competition, flying in the face of the superstition that green was an unlucky colour" (I took the quote from this super interesting site: http://skateguard1.blogspot.com/2018/08/lucky-socks-and-unlucky-frocks-strange.html)
Anyone who wears electric blue gets my vote... other than that, I love Uno’s costuming.
my favorite costume this year so far is Aliev’s SP costume, because I like period uniforms.
my favorite designers are definitely Lisa McKinnon, Ladu, and Satomi Ito. they all do SUCH goregeous work. Most notably for me have been many of Ashley Wagner's dresses by Lisa such as her only worn once pink Moulin Rouge, edgy sweet dreams and purple and red leopard print HHCC.I think Alexa Knierim's and Jessica Calalang's Lisa McKinnon costumes for this season are beautiful. I also like a lot of the Japanese designer Satomi Ito costumes. Recently, Shoma has had several costumes designed by Canadian designer, Mathieu Caron. The simplicity of them gives them a very classy touch. His Moonlight Sonata costume was a beauty.
Not sure if it's a new trend, but are more of the ladies' costumes longer this season? For some of the really small skaters, the fabric overwhelms them..Definitely not into gloves for men or ladies..