Yuzuru Hanyu, World Figure Skating Championships 2017 (Free Skate)
This costume may be partially responsible for the existence of this blog. In that late one night I was reading various people’s lists of best and worst costumes of the season so far, and I got extremely offended by someone who not only put this on their worst list, but used it as part of a rant against “ruffles, glitter and sequins” being a plague on figure skating or some such nonsense.
To which I say, if you hate ruffles, glitter and sequins, what are you even doing reviewing figure skating costumes?
My inner six year old loves this costume, and although my inner six year old also loves Lisa Frank unicorns this is my most instinctual metric for grading, and I feel it is as valid a basis as any other.
PRETTY COLORS, SHOULDER RUFFLE, SPAAAARKLES.
I’ve seen people complain about the shoulder ruffle, saying it seems unnecessary and even comparing it to a large tissue, but personally I’m in favor of it. It adds to the feeling of ocean waves and sea spray to me, which I have to think was intentional.