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An Homage to Bad Costumes

MitchOfTheNorth

An Homage to Bad Costumes
« on: November 26, 2019, 17:38:48 PM »
We went over to Vancouver to watch DD1 dance.  For us costumers, who sometimes feel that our work is fleeting, one choreographer created a work to reflect the dancers previous dance performance experiences - favourite moves, most embarassing moment on stage, worst costume, best costume and their transition from ballet to contemporary.  But the most hysterical parts were listening to the dancers speak about their worst costume ever (we had been instructed to laugh if we found it funny).  Near the end, they all put on old recital costumes and proceeded to improv wildly - the one guy in the group was wearing a hot pink figure skating dress with a black lace overlay that was several sizes too small.  A girl who lives in Vancouver provided the old costumes.  Bad costuming never dies - it lives on in the dancer's memories.
Stashbusting 2021
Goal:  50 meters
Total:  151.5 meters

Iminei

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 18:02:41 PM »
NAH!!!!! You cant leave us like that ....

We need pics! We need pics!!! We need pics (or even better a video) !!!
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MitchOfTheNorth

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 18:11:11 PM »
Unfortunately, Iminei, photography & video were not allowed.
Stashbusting 2021
Goal:  50 meters
Total:  151.5 meters

Lollipop

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 19:48:32 PM »
Imagine seeing your own creations up there onstage for this 'homage'.  :|
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MitchOfTheNorth

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 22:03:27 PM »
To be honest, one that I made but didn't design almost made the cut as DD1's worst costume.  Fortunately, she decided on another to describe as the dance company director who designed the costume came to watch.
Stashbusting 2021
Goal:  50 meters
Total:  151.5 meters

BriarRose

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 17:40:25 PM »
Bumping up an old thread rather than starting a new related thread:

I performed and/or taught Middle Eastern Dance for forty years. In that time I saw some remarkable costumes. For anyone interested in the do and don't of ME costume, dancer Amulya's site,

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is a fine resource. I am happy to say none of my own costumes ended up on Amulya's site, but whether that was luck or skill remains to be seen. ;)
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 08:41:28 AM by Iminei »
It's just fabric. We can out-think it.

MitchOfTheNorth

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 05:41:23 AM »
BriarRose, I had a look at her blog - there were some 'interesting' costumes. 
Stashbusting 2021
Goal:  50 meters
Total:  151.5 meters

BriarRose

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2020, 20:33:16 PM »
Oh, dear, I have erred and I am sorry! I thought it was just commercial links that were verboten. I won't do it again.
It's just fabric. We can out-think it.

Iminei

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2020, 11:18:52 AM »
Oh yes you will!!!   :devil:

We LOVE pics and links and you'll reach the 25 posts and two weeks threshold in no time which will allow you to post willy nilly!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

snoozi soozi

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2020, 14:54:52 PM »
@Iminei are we allowed to post pics of willy?  :[
Let it sew, let it sew, let it sew

Sewingsue

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2020, 16:32:13 PM »
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Juki MO-654DE overlocker, Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

BriarRose

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2020, 17:52:05 PM »
Hmm, this might be an... um, interesting place if willy means in UK what it means here. Just sayin'.  ;)
It's just fabric. We can out-think it.

Catllar

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2020, 09:31:01 AM »
Yes it does!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Catllar

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2020, 09:58:20 AM »
Just had a look at the bad belly dance costume blog - beauty surely is in the eye of the beholder :o
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

BriarRose

Re: An Homage to Bad Costumes
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2021, 17:02:25 PM »
There is a bad costume thread on orientaldancer.net called, I believe, "Thought-provoking costumes." Features professional costumes made by people who ought to know better, and not those created by the loving hands of amateurs. Thereon we discuss "can this costume be saved and how," but sometimes a cossie is simply beyond help.
It's just fabric. We can out-think it.