Jan 01 2009
I’ve mentioned this before, but Berryz is having terrible luck with costumes lately. As though rubbing salt in the wound, in the same time period, C-ute has come out with some of their best costumes ever. First, let’s look at some of C-ute’s recent outfits.
Simple, but nice.
Oooh, pretty! And bonus points for being in the member’s colors.
Kyaa! So cute!! Favorite costume of 2008.
*sound of a record screeching to a halt* Poor Berryz. Last time, they were forced to wear monkey suits. This time it’s highly unflattering “retro” dress things with awful leisure suit collars and clashy unappealing colors. I’m not sure which was worse.
“Beam me up Chinami”
So the overall theme is “Shiny Space Cadet Mumus”. There are so many things wrong here that I’m going to have to put them in list form.
1. If you couldn’t tell from the opening commentary, I’m getting a strong “Star Trek” vibe from the necklines and sleeves.
2. The huge flower things on their heads don’t match in the slightest.
3. Then there’s the huge flower things on the dresses, and is that alligator print in the petals? WTF??
4. As I’ve come to expect from Berryz, these dresses are boxy and totally unflattering. A common theme you’ll notice here is that most of Berryz costumes are specifically designed to make them each look about 20 lbs heavier.
It’s a over-ruffled taffeta nightmare! What is with all that neck rufflage? Only clowns wear neck ruffles like that!! And the bow looks like something that was formerly used to secure large, musty, velvet curtains in an old mansion somewhere. I haven’t seen the stage play, but I’m totally rooting for the evil Berryz, because anyone who wears this outfit deserves to get her ass handed to her.
I’ve saved the worst for last. Saki Shimizu is a tiny person. I want to be angry about what this outfit is doing to her, but I can’t because I am so very impressed that someone could design a costume so fattening that she looks like she’s 8 months pregnant with twins.
“Miyabi-Lu-Who and The Poof Pants of Froo” would be a great title for a Dr.Seuss book, don’t you think? You could fill this outfit with helium and she’s float away like a big singing balloon!
Just Apologize Already Yurina!