Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Thank You Japan: Tomas Verner of the Czech republic at the "Kiss and Cry" area, ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014, Saitama Japan
The 2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships ended on Sunday and in my previous blog HERE, I discussed the LADIES and PAIRS Costumes highlights with some costume changes and well as the same old sequins and stretch satins we had seen throughout the season from the skaters. Now, it's time to talk about the MEN and ICE DANCE. There were lots of male figure skaters at the Worlds that I have not discussed and personally, I was struck at the amount of "kookiness" in their rather extravagant costumes. They make the Ladies costumes look pale and boring in comparison--
Let's take a look at some Male Figure Skater Costume Kookiness Highlights:
Chafik Besseghier of France, Free Skate to Passion (from "The Last Temptation of Christ") by Peter Gabriel, Egyptian Disco by DJ Disse, Reborn by Era--Let me tell you, if I saw this costume and then realized he was skating to "West Side Story', I would have been really scratching my head! But nope, he skated to "Egyptian Disco" and "The Last Temptation of Christ". Admittedly, this costume is more the former than the latter. It is very "Tutankhamun-Meets-Star on Ice".
Monaco Mario--Kim Lucine of Monaco doing "Mario Brothers"--2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships Exhibition Gala, Saitama Japan
HERE. SO cute and sooo good! These were some of my favorites of the 2013-2014 Season. Hands down!