Saturday, 13 March 2010

Costumes a go go

The Strictly tour finished weeks ago, after a week of sleeping as if i had the worlds worst jet lag. Then some more time catching up with friends and family (reminding them i am alive more like). Plus a few days away with the fella, i thought it was time to continue with the blog. However the next tour crept up on me and now Strictly seems like a lifetime ago. So i am going to try to round it off before i fill you in on the shenanigans surrounding Dancing on ice!

One of my favourite costumes was Kristina's catsuit for her Latin number with Mark Ramprakash. A tight-fitting body-stocking covered in fringing the colours of fire it was outstanding. The strands of fringe were glued on 2 at a time, so very labour intensive. The fringe was then trimmed around the body shape for major curve effect. Not to everyones taste I'm sure but so striking.

Another favourite was Natalie Lowe's light up dress for Hallelujah/Live and let die. This had 2 strands of lights sewn into it. Working off to battery packs. With a small switch for Natalie to turn it on and off. The skirt was split all the way down to enable Ian Waite to tear it off her (Bucks Fizz style) as they went from the waltz to the tango. We stitched magnets down the skirt so that it stayed together during the dance. The effect of the lights really worked and often got a murmur of ahhhh as she switched the lights on and the first notes were struck.

So that was Strictly 2010 Live. There is so much more i could have talked about but time has moved on and i am 3 weeks into Dancing on Ice 2010. So i shall move on and the next post will be skatetastic.

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