Costumes: We look amazing in them but, boy, sometimes they're the actual worst. Whether they don't fit correctly or they rip right before a performance, here are 10 wardrobe malfunctions all dancers unfortunately suffer through at one point or another.
When Your Costume Arrives But Is a Size Too Small
The worst is when this happens only a few days before the competition. What are we supposed to do!?
When Sequins Start Falling Off All Over
Time to grab the hot glue gun!
When They Don't Make the Costume in Your Size
It's 2018 and we need more companies selling costumes in plus-sizes, please and thank you.
When Your Costume Rips During Rehearsal
Call the dance moms and tell them to bring a needle and thread!
Even Worse: When it Rips Onstage
Should you run into the wings to fix it or not???
When Your Straps Keep Falling Down
Grab some tape and set those straps in place.
When You're Driving to the Competition and Forget Your Costume
When you have multiple costumes, it's hard to keep track. Better speed back to the house to get it!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.
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