Oct 26 2007
Today’s costume hall of shame touches on a topic very near and dear to my heart, marching band uniforms. Yes, I wasn’t always the infathomably cool person you see before you today. No, in high school, I was in marching band. As such, I was occasionally required to wear a marching band uniform. Let me tell you some things about marching band uniforms.
1. They are as uncomfortable as hell
2.They are designed to make everyone’s torso look like an identical box (no hips, no boobs, no waist, wide shoulders)
3. They are not, and never will be cute. Ever.
Which brings me to the distressing reason for today’s entry. Someone at the H!P wardrobe department is designing costumes that look like marching band uniforms. Marching Band uniforms belong in a parade, or possibly a football half time show, but NOT on stage during a Hello Project concert. Behold (sorry for the crappy pics):
I am especially concerned about Maki here. Doesn’t that outfit just look horribly heavy? I’m afraid that she’s about to collapse under the weight of that hybrid “marching band uniform- velvet curtains stolen from an abandoned mansion” monstrosity that she’s wearing.
I know that the Japanese love uniforms, but allow me to suggest some uniform styles that are much cuter than marching band:
school, police, girl scout, boy scout, stewardess, waitress, nurse, soccer, military, postal worker, McDonald’s employee, star trek, prison, and TV repairman. If you run out of ideas, I can come up with more, just please, no more marching band uniforms, okay? I guess it could be worse though. I don’t see any feathery hats.