When I first got the booklet I was liking the costumes in the book especially Osage and Tyrian Purple and Xi Ling Shi...I bypassed Mystery of Loulan, I didn't even realise it was in there until someone talked about it, then I had to go and look back again.
The overall Launch is not something I was impressed with, there were times when there was a huge lull on stage and the lighting was off...the lights should've been off when a new section comes on stage not while a section is on stage.
Mystery of Loulan was first out the gate from what I remembered.
The costume is really Nice with beige and bright blue...sort of aqua blue! I like how the blue really makes the costume pop, but can we say remake of Birds of Paradise...except in blue and the Premium Frontline/Individual(?) with a blue Brazillian Macaw Belt. The model really worked that PFL/Indi though...boy oh boy you should've seen her go! Props to her! The rest of the models need to move about like that...she sold that costume for sure!
Silk of Rajasthan....the Mumbai clone/ I dream of Jeanie flashback...
Honestly when I saw this both in Launch and book I was not impressed. I always expect something nice from Peter Elias...I loved Jean and Dinah and African Love Bird...but this is the most disappointing costume I've seen from him. The type of red used with that yellow gold makes the costume look dirty in a kind of way..that's the only way I can describe it. a different fabric should be used because I think it doesn't fall properly...It kind of puckers up where its attached to the waist piece...and is the I dream of Jeanie ponytail included? However Elias gets two thumbs up for sticking to the theme!!!
Eri...Silver Mist comeback again
this was one of the costumes I saw in the book that I wasn't feeling at all...I does not show up well in pictures period. This is what silver mist should've looked like! It's a nice costume but it bares tooo much resemblance to Silver Mist...and the FL is What silver mist would've looked like with a feather backpack!
Zari....the youngin section
This section just screams my first time playing mas. It is cute, I like the colour combination but it looks like it belongs in Harts, I think it's just perfect for the 16yrs and such now getting into playing 'Big People Mas'
This is one of the costumes I saw in the booklet and thought...this is beautiful I can see this selling out on day1 of Tribe Registrations, it is a very elegant costume...if I were to go back to Tribe this would've been one of my choices. However this costume reminds me of Mystique meets Birds of a Feather with the winged jewel designs on the bra. Now this frontline or indi....with the bustle....how am I supposed to wine in that..It looks nice when the person dances but I got be takin front wine all day!
This was one from the booklet that got the crazy eye and it still gettin the crazy eye....this costume is pure madness...back to the drawing board asap and lets not get into the white sash on the FL. They can keep the Premium FL / Indi(?) though that looks nice!
Mulberry....The safe green
This costume is very pretty. The shade of green is lovely. The silk pleated bra...very nice. There are many options for this costume...I am still trying to figure out which is which..but they're all very nice...however i think that bra is a bit bare for both backline and frontline.
This costume is nice you know...but its a lot of blue...this will be one of those costumes that people buy just to get into TRIBE or it can be another teenie bopper costume. The headpiece is gorgeous though!
Habotai...d pink costume with black punkie tassels
If allyuh know how I hate anything that hanging between you crutch that isn't fabric eh! Just like Autumn Sprite I hate the black tassels at the belt swinging between my legs! Is not even 3 tassels its 4!The shade of pink is lovely, but something aside from the swinging punkie tassels is off with this costume and I think its how the headpiece frames the face. Lets not talk about the La Diabless corset individual...does it come complete with cow foot too?
The frontline was nice..but i think the coque feathers on the foot pieces should've been shorter.
This costume needs to be reworked and re-presented...the best thing on it is the headpeice...
Charmeuse!....simply gorgeous!Don't you feel gorge just saying it?
This costume is soooo gorgeous! Wow!! This is my favourite and sorry to say but I like it more than Loulan! But the colour combo reminds me of Water Nymph...but a brighter blue..more turquoise in colour.Also...i've seen that headpiece before...oooo Rubies...right right .Nevertheless,This would've been another one of my choices if in Tribe
Osage!!! Lovin the Orange..
It seems like Orange is a hot colour this year!!! this costume is hands down the best orange costume I have ever seen!!! This will be another quick seller like Loulan, Tyrain and Charmeuse! at first I wondered if it was too much orange...but I think Osage will be just fine!
Threads of Morocco
I am going to be honest I do not like this costume soo much...its a bit coskel in my books... Something about it just doesn't look right...I don't know what it is but when I find out I'll let you know.....
Xi Ling Shi!!! Squeal!!!!
I LOVE this costume! The colour combination is just wow!!!! This is one of the best betty costumes. However it didn't wow me enough to not realise that the beads are left overs from Spangled Cotinga though! The Front line is nice as well as the Individual...but dare I say too many feathers on the Indi...it was referred to as big bird...
Boy did they treat allyuh fellas shitty...The male costumes were brought out in two groups and shown for about 2 minutes...If you actually got to see the costume and what belong to what section....you good yes! There were some individuals. A male indi for Tyrian and another for Mulberry. They were both nice...but I am not sure about the long pants. Silk of Rajasthan won hands down as the best male costume. The rest of costume...from the glimpse I got were very generic and reminded of costume from back in 2001....fellas I feel your pain.
These random individual costume...were they part of the show or part of the band.
The IPM butterfly remake....what was up with that! If it is indeed part of the band I suggest revising the body of the costume...the bra and belt need to be reworked and redone!
Overall...I think a lot of effort was put into Frontline and Individual and headpieces overall, but the bettys suffered with the generic costumes that can fit into any theme! TRIBE usually sticks to their theme so I was surprised to see this from theme...perhaps they focused too much on the competition or perhaps they should've never changed the name... let me hear your thoughts...please keep it nice
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