What a scary day, it was! Oh, and for the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestants, as well. DWTS celebrated Halloween Night this week, with many scary costumes, performances, AND a surprise double elimination!
Did I hate any costumes this week? No! Was I underwhelmed with any costumes this week? Yes! As you might expect, I was underwhelmed at Frankie and Witney’s Contemporary costumes, with Witney in a ribbon trimmed pastel peachy/pink chiffon dress and Frankie in street apparel with a hooded jacket. It did have some interesting grommets and lacings on his sleeves – which you may have caught a glimpse of, in a close-up shot and some sort of textured detailing elsewhere. Since he was sort of in the shadows most of the time, I really didn’t see much.
Victoria and Val danced a ghoulish Viennese Waltz in white. Victoria’s skirt had wispy drapes, similar to Lindsay’s dress from last week. It was modest and classy, and pleasantly attractive, but with ‘nude’-toned mesh sections on her bodice that seems too dark to match her actual skin tone. Val’s ensemble was simply all white.
Jordan and Lindsay danced a bloody Paso Doble where Lindsay started out in a blood-red satin cape/jacket over her cutesy white ruffled teddy with frilly corset and thigh-high stockings worn with higher-than-ankle boots. Of course her wrap whipped off! Jordan’s bloody and ripped white shirt coordinated well.
Nikki and Artem danced the Jive with Artem in a nerdy black leather jacket, white T-shirt, jeans, sneakers and large glasses. Nikki was stunning in her black bustier and ombre ostrich feathered skirt. Paired with lacy leggings and gloves, her sexy neckline stayed in place with real straps. I loved her costume and was glad that she ended her solo performances with a really classy costume!
Vanessa and Maks performed a Zombie Paso Doble with Vanessa in a draped, double-georgette dress which transformed to a skimpier, dirty bodice. – I’m not sure if an over section was replaced on her dress, or just how that occurred, to achieve the transformation. I loved Maks’ gray ripped matador costume with silver trimmings. It worked well as Zombie attire, and would have been classy as a ‘regular’ Paso costume.
Terrell and Cheryl danced a Tango with Terrell in a nerdy white shirt, plaid suspendered trousers and red bowtie and glasses. I loved Cheryl’s black mesh covered red bra and miniskirt (or was it a 1940’s style swimsuit?). Notice that black sheer over red creates a burgundy effect! Design details of short sleeves with gauntlets and a corset added a kinky aspect to her costume. Loved it!
Lindsey and Mark danced a Paso Doble, wearing quintessential ‘Mark’ costuming. I LOVED both of their costumes – complete with accessories (hats, boots, and gloves) and stunning hair and makeup. These Paso costumes included distinctive design details that accented their dance performance. With an homage to historical costuming, Lindsey’s costume included saloon-girl bustling, and Mark’s flower-powered military style jacket was lined with floral embroidery. Their costumes were stunning – so unique, yet very classy.
Drew and Emma danced the Charleston with Drew in a fun, vibrantly striped purple and black suit with raggedy tails. Emma’s costume made use of fun dip-dyeing (or was it painted?) detailing on her raggedy dress in white and lavender. This costume was entertaining, but nothing special.
It was a good thing that ‘Team Monster Mash’ performed first, as their dance and their costuming was lack luster, except the one costume that I LOVED, which was the jester costume worn by Lindsay!
All dancers wore different costumes…and you know I prefer matching costumes for teams.
‘Team Phantom of the Ballroom’ wowed everyone with their dancing, choreography AND their MATCHING costumes. Wow! I loved the girl’s tulle, ruffled skirted ball gowns with exquisite beaded detailing on their bodices and of course I absolutely LOVED the Edwardian black textured velvet jackets with a touch of red detailing worn by the guys. Satiny jabots and wrist ruffles completed their classy and courtly costumes. “Peacock” costuming (flashy outfits from previous centuries, before guys stepped into the current drab ‘suit’ uniform) for guys will continue to be my favorite, in the world of dance costuming!