Unitard KRAZEEE, and Carmen SUBLIME...and much more: Pairs and Ice Dance Costumes!
Top Three Pairs: (left to right) Silver medalist from Canada Megan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Gold medalist from Germany Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, Bronze medalist from Italy Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek, 2012 Skate Canada International, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating at WFCU Centre Windsor, Canada
Alright kids, we're now wrapping up my Skate Canada 2012 Costume Reviews--you can read about the LADIES here and the MEN here , in case you missed it--so now it is time for the PAIRS and Ice Dance. And buckle your Costume Seat Belts...it's going to be a bumpy prints-and-sequins ride.
Let's being with the Unitard Costumed "Elephant in the Room"--yes, the German Gold Medal-winning Pairs team of Savchenko and Szolkowy: These two UBER fit Figure Skating Pairs couple are famous (or is it infamous?) for their "Pink Panther" get-ups of two years ago, which they wore for their 2010-2011 Season Long Program to, (you guessed it), "The Pink Panther":
Joan Miró-meets-Cirque du Soleil (once again!).
Miró part took care of the Spanish part in "Flamenco Bolero", but the unitard-splattered-paint costume madness...well, I'm still confused. With that being said, I am a big fan of being surprised, shocked and thrown off my couch when it comes to Figure Skating Costumes. And these two did that. As Koo-Koo as they were, they get my "Nick Costume Vote" for MAJORLY stepping outside the costume box. Although I must say it does become quite distracting...at least to me as a designer. The whole time I'm watching thinking "What is going on here?!?" and not really concentrating on the skating.
La Bohème" for their Short Program. So, therefore, their costumes were supposed to reflect 1840's Paris bohemians. Well...not so mucheey. Between the two, they looked like a Sequined Pageant Girl Collides with a Gay Boy Scout. I like his ascot. That's about it. By the way: was that ascot supposed to qualify as the "Paris" part of "Parisian Bohemians"? Just wondering...
The Ice Dance Costume Highlights:
Ice Dance Top Three: (L-R) Silver medalists Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy, Gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada and Bronze medalists Ekaterina Riazanova and Ilia Tkachenko of Russia, 2012 Skate Canada International, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating at WFCU Centre Windsor, Canada