Hey Everyone! I’m a new blogger for DWTS so I thought I’d let you guys know what to expect from my blogs :) I will be blogging about the costumes featured on this season and the choreography/technique of the dances and how well (or not so well) each couple performed them! Now that we have that out of the way let me get started!
I absolutely love the costumes that the celebs and pros wear on DWTS and I first wondered how all the costumes got sewn and fitted in time! I googled Randall Christensen, the head wardrobe designer, and found that he only has 3 1/2 days to get costumes made! This has got to be a crazy time during the first weeks of competition since there are so many couples! I also found this AMAZING youtube video interviewing Mr. Christensen about the process:
To me, what makes are great costume is a combination of:
- Is the material used appropriate for the dance style?
- Is the costume suited for the celeb and pro as a couple?
- Does the style of the costume match the style of the dance?
- Are the sparkle and shine elements right on for the costume or not quite there?
- Are the accessories perfect for the costume or are they to much or to little?
- Overall, does the costume compliment the celebrity to showcase their dance strengths instead of their dance weaknesses.
With that said…here are my top 5 favorite costumes and my top 5 train wrecks!
TOP 5 FAVORITES (Season 4 – Present):
- Chelsie Hightower and Ty Murray: Season 8
- Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini: Season 8
- Julianne Hough and Apolo Anton Ohno: Season 4
- Cheryl Burke and Christian de la Fuenta: Season 6
- Brooke Burke and Derek Hough: Season 8
TOP 5 TRAIN WRECKS (Season 4 – Present):
- Cheryl Burke and Wayne Newton: Season 5
- Marie Osmand and Johnathan Roberts: Season 5
- Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani: Season 7
- Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks: Season 8
- Karina Smirnoff and Steve Wozniak: Season 8
Now it’s your turn! What costumes stand out the most as favorites or train wrecks!