Once again the costume designer for the show, Randall Christensen, and his team had their work cut out for them. To their already busy schedules they had to create “rocker” looks as well as additional costumes for the dance marathon. On the ‘sense of panic’ they were feeling, he said, “I literally chew my nails down to the quick because we have to shop for fabric and trim for 28 costumes in a day.” Here is more from Style List.
Brandy and Maksmim Chmerkovskiy: Dressed in form-fitting metallic pants, an inventive half skirt of silver and foil burnout chiffon, and a skintight bustier that miraculously didn’t bust loose, Brandy wore Christensen’s (and StyleList’s!) favorite costume of the night.
“Brandy has long, dancer legs, and we just had to show them off, even if they were wrapped in chrome and foil,” he says. “Her body screams dance. She’s a designer’s dream.”
As for that bustier, Christensen was mum on his workroom secrets. “All I can say is that after 25 years in the business, I have literally seen it all and learned tricks to keep everything in place.”
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani: The effortless drama of the Bongo model’s red-hot, abdomen-baring paso doble costume had StyleList curious: How do you make fabric move like that?
“Bias cuts and silk charmeuse are great helps,” Christensen explains. “Also we added a one-inch band of horsehair to the hem to give the skirt the lift it needed as it spins.”
Rick Fox and Chery Burke: The hand-sewn R & F on the back of the athlete’s mod, sleeveless jacket was inspired by some “fantastic crystal rhinestone trims” Christensen found on his manic pre-show shopping spree.
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: Christensen’s tendency to put the crowd-pleasing teen star and his youthful partner in playful colors is a nod to their youth.
“It is really refreshing to work with such energy,” he says. “And Lacey definitely loves to be different and try unexpected things.”
From the DWTS Make-up team at Facebook, here is how they did Brandy’s “lips”.
Brandy’s lip’s were FIERCE! I created them by first applying MAC’s gel liner in blacktrack all over lips then Makeup Forever’s Flash color in # 731 on top with Beth Bender Beauty’s Glam Gloss in Nashville on top….Vamp!
They said will be posting more information for how they created the “rock” looks soon.
In something related, here is something Cheryl posted on her twitter before the show last night. With this picture, she said, “That’s where my hair extension went!!!” :D
So, what did you think of the costumes and make-up this week? Did you like all the “Guy-liner” on the male dancers? Personally, I thought they over did that a little. lol But, it was ok. Be sure to vote in our Poll below while adding your thoughts. Consider what they wore for both dances as you weigh in.
My Fave: So many good ones. But, I’m going with Maks and Brandy. The Mad Max feel was strong and both were sexy for both dances!
My Least Fave: Bristol and Mark. It looked liked she pulled out a pair of her own sweats for the group dance. Boring.