Monday, July 27, 2009

Strictly Ballroom

I've been taking ballroom dance lessons for a couple of months now. It's a blast. My teacher, Martin, is very good. And I, as it turns out, am not entirely untalented at it. So last week when Martin asked me if I wanted to compete, I nearly vomited from fear... and then agreed. So I've signed up for my first competition. It's in Vegas. In a month. I'm going to compete in Rumba and Cha Cha since those are the ones I know best. I have a lot of polishing up to do. My technique still needs some work. But more importantly, I need to find a costume! So here are some of the (affordable) options I've found so far. And keep in mind that some of them are in their rough state and will have to have a LOT of sequins and beads glued on. This is ballroom dance, after all.

Please to vote? I've even given them helpful names to make it easier for you.


1) The Blue Cold Shoulder




2) The Red V-V (needs 8-10 lbs of beads, sequins, and rhinestones added, of course)


3) The Black Bea Arthur (Classy or matronly?)


4) Red Hot Chili Peppers

5.) Burgundy Halter (needs beading)
6) Black BYU

7) Yellow Barbie (the description says the dress is mint green?)

8) Caribbean Blue

9) New Jersey Crips (I would actually get this in red, though. Don't tell the Bloods.)

10) Hot Hot Hot Pink (I know this is gold, the picture of it in pink disappeared. but I want it in hot pink)

11) Double D Delight (I would need to add beading, obviously. And a boob job.)

12) Black Built In Necklace

Ok, so tell me what you think!

I'll be off practicing how to glue rhinestones to my eyebrows.

20 comments:

Jen said...

My vote is either the Red V-V or the Yellow barbie.

Vanessa said...

It's a toss up between Caribbean Blue and #10.

You are awesome. Next thing you know, we will see you on DWTS!

Kelly said...

1,2, 5, or 9
I'm sure that's a big help...
I can't decide either!

tiburon said...

I like the burgundy halter. With beads.

I think you should get a prize just for being able to pull the dress off. I never could! You go on wit your bad self!

Chelsea said...

Wow Arianne, that is awesome!! I hope you blog extensively about the whole experience, it sounds so fun!

I vote for #2. V-V-Voom!

Cook Family said...

The fact that you are fine with any one of these is awesome! I think the New Jersey Crips in RED. Anything in RED! I think I would pay more attention to the girls not falling out of (if that's a problem) and what you would feel comfortable in so you aren't worrying about the dress while you are dancing.

Kristina P. said...

I say go for whichever one will accidentally pop open and let your boob slip out, to influence the judges.

alex dumas said...

Nobody likes #8? I like #8. #2 is too short. Do you have good legs tho?

Najma said...

I pick red hot chili peppers.

Najma said...

By the way, that double D girl looks ridiculous and totally disproportionate.

veronica said...

#10 in HOT Pink! You GO girl!

Nicki said...

I say #10 for sure...and I totally want to come to Vegas and watch :)

MiaKatia said...

1 (too ice skating), 3 (after you said matronly then I kept thinking matronly), 8 (beautiful but not spicy enough for a latin dance), and 11 (you would spend so much time bedazzling this that it would take forever to finish), are all no's from me but I like all the rest.

4, 5, 6, 10 are my favorites.

M-Cat said...

2 or 4 - ooh you'll be such a mynx!!

Holly said...

I'm liking 12.... And congrats on the competition!!

Tiffany said...

Very tough choice, but I'm going with 10!

Mindi said...

i vote red hot chilies or hot hot hot pink-ish yellow-ish.

NOT the bea arthur. YIKES. and you didn't go to byu for a reason, arianne. thank GOODNESS for that!

WE. WANT. PHOTOS.

rychelle said...

i vote #4, 9 or 10.

how do i get tickets to this competition????

Chillygator said...

I like #5 and the idea of blinding everyone with #10 -- if they're blind, they won't notice if you mess up. Good luck!

André said...

I know I am way too late, oh well. Since it's a latin dance competition, I think the red hot chili peppers would work best.