Denis Ten should have won these Figure Skating Worlds 2013. But of course judges ALWAYS help Patrick Chan, even when he sucks. Congratulations guys, you had one job - judging correctly - and you failed. And don’t even get me started on Brian Joubert, because I’m mad at the score you gave him.
“If Yuzuru Hanyu had not won at the Olympics (which, arguably, he didn’t win, rather Patrick lost), he would probably not have won 2014 Worlds either, and he would almost definitely be one of the biggest headcases of figure skating history.”
Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi, World Figure Skating Championships 2013 (Free Dance)
Okay, I am fascinated by this look. And I have to say look because as incredible as these costumes are, the make-up is a vital part of what makes me unable to tear my eyes away. It’s like everything that’s good and fun about Halloween!
A fluffy cravat and big sleeves and waistcoat and purple pants? I SALUTE YOU, SIR.
And I mean, emerald green and plum purple with some spiderwebby dusty accents! This is high level costume coordination: complimenting without mirroring. Also I love their faces, 100% commitment.
Mao Asada, World Figure Skating Championships 2013 (Free Skate)
There have been many Swan Lake and swan-adjacent looks in figure skating history (and many Swan Lake programs, but let’s assume we’re mainly talking about the ones that actually bothered to have ballet-related costumes) and I… have been a sucker for almost all of them.
One of my first figure skating-related memories is watching a tape of Oksana Baiul’s Swan Lake, and it’s been history ever since. What can I say? I may get sick of the music from time to time, but I am never tired of swan outfits.