Toreador Fab, Plunging Chic, Kimono Gorgeous...and the Kookiest Figure Skating Costumes of 2012
Best Pairs Costumes:
Señorita was more abstract, directional with its asymmetrical detailing and mix of fabrications and sequin applique.
Best Ice Dance Costumes:
And finally, it would not be a Figure Skating Costume List without adding some of my Favorite "Most 'Kooky' Costumes of 2012":
Gloriously bedazzled swimsuits worn by the Gold Medal-winning Russian Synchronized Swimming Duet of Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina (above photo)
Joan Miró-meets-Cirque du Soleil. I guess the color-splattered print in their costumes was very Miró for sure and that's about as "Spanish"--or Catalan--as it got! I give them points for MAJORLY stepping outside the costume box but...after a while all that kookiness becomes quite distracting to their performance and skate.
***Next Up: The Best Pageant Gowns of 2012!! Oh yes kids, get your Tiaras and Sashes ready!