Plus, the ones who want it be a sport and will only be attracted to it if it's a sport will NOT BE ATTRACTED TO IT. Or they will soon stop being attracted to it. To make our sport attractive to people who have a basic disagreement with what it is at it's core is not the answer. It's certainly not sustainable.
Actual bumper sticker series: Jesus is my co-pilot. Satan is my financial advisor. Budha is my therapist. L. Ron Hubbard owes me $50.
Surely the sparkly costumes is in part what attacks thousands of little girls (and boys) to skate, that eventually become our champions.
I personally wish more skaters would adopt the more vintage dress look. So much more chic in my opinion.
I was arguing the point against plain black unitards (which actually suit less body types than dresses)
I do think skaters should be able to express themselves as they chose via costuming. We don't need any more restrictive rules.
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I think today's costumes are a lot less excessive and distracting than the costumes in the 80s!
There is a pretty big range from rather simple to ornate, it depends on the individual. Many of the men look like they walked in off the street...
I reviewed picture of the current so-called best dressed women and bling was at a minimum and most often completely missing in evening wear. Costumes like Michelle wore during the later part of her career seemed more reflective of current fashion than blingy fashion. But obviously I am fighting a losing battle.
No, we don't need any more restrictive rules, just enforcement of the ones that exist. But it will be a cold day in hell before that happens. lmao
I was encouraged at worlds that many of the men had abandoned the excessive costuming and wore costumes really reflective of their musical choices.
If you are interested, I could send you some images of dresses that have been pulled for actresses for the logies... we can discuss the bling factor
(obviously, the logies is no oscars.. but eh, its pretty much the best we have here)
Just for fun, let's compare a few World Champions with the Oscar winners from that year...
2002: Irina Slustkaya, Halle Berry
2004: Shizuka Arakawa, Charlize Theron
2007: Miki Ando, Helen Mirren
2009: Yuna Kim, Kate Winslet
2010: Mao Asada, Sandra Bullock
2012: Carolina Kostner, Meryl Streep
Obviously an Oscars dress and a figure skating costume are very different in purpose and it's difficult to compare the two, but I don't find the skaters particularly flashy in comparison to the actresses. And this despite Oscar fashions usually being on the conservative side compared to most red carpet events.
Chen Lu's black and pink outfit for her Take 5 SP was very nice and not a sequin in sight.
I did not care for Weir's corsets SP outfit in Turino nor his Poker Face one.
I was watching a video the other day of Skate America or some other event scored under 6.0 from several years ago. I can't remember which one or who the skater was--Michelle, probably. But Terry Gannon kept referring to "the leader board"--LOL!