Lots of Crystals, Spartacus Fab, Last of the Mohicans Sexy, More Headbands and a Fringed Skirt...
Top Three Pairs: Silver Medalists Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada, Gold Medalists from Russia Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov, Bronze Medalists from the USA Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy 2012, Sekisui Heim Super Arena, Sendai Japan
Continuing with my Costume Recap of this final ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2012-2013 competition (before the Grand Prix Finals), it is now time to discuss the Pairs at the NHK Trophy and who stood out in terms of costumes. So, let's get started...
HERE. I thought these costumes were FABULOUS! I would say without a doubt, one of my favorite Pairs Costumes of the Season, by far. They could have gone "Halloween Spartacus Costumes from a plastic bag"-tickety tacky, but they didn't. They were the complete opposite; polished, theatrical, costume-y but with a dash of red carpet couture.
HERE. In short, I thought these costumes were very "retro" in terms of the styling and details; including his blouson ombre-dyed top and her "flashy" diamante-studded design. But they were too 1984-retro. I wished they were a bit more 21st Century, but still with a hint--just a hint--of the retro.
Conquistadors (left) and a portrait of Maria Luis de Parma (right) queen consort of Spain, 18th Century
These were pretty great costumes which combine a little of the 18th century "Conquistador" look, a little bit of Reina Isabella II and some "Dancing With The Stars" sexiness. I liked how the "belt"-like detail and accents seen on her costume (above-bust neckline and arms) was then carried over--and more heightened--on his costume, trying to reproduce the heavy belts the men of those times would wear.
A fringed "skirt". They get "Nick Costume" A's for these.
***Next Up: My Final Costume Assessment of "NHK Trophy 2012"--The Ice Dance!