Come Tuesday night, you can safely put away your sunglasses for a while, as Dancing With the Stars wraps up another season.
While dedicated viewers will certainly miss the dance and spectacle that is DWTS, you have to admit: Sometimes the costumes can be a bit much on the peepers. Still, that's half the reason we watch.
We've plucked out the best and worst offerings from the second half of the season... and we can't wait to see what's in store for the finale performances tonight and Tuesday!
Together during their fox trot, Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova had one of the nicest couple ensembles we've seen in a while. Michael wore a burgundy slacks and a vest, with a thick, light pink tie and matching shirt tie. Anna's backless, free-flowing, burgundy dress with encrusted with pink jewels and a few surprise pieces of light pink detail on her shoulder and underneath the skirt. It was pretty, and it worked.
Mya's raspberry fox trot gown was stunning. With sparkly detail all arond the halter neck and waist, and rhinestone bracelets over long raspberry gloves, it was a classic, classy look. Her long, wavy tresses topped off the look to create a stunning glimpse of old Hollywood glamor.
Besides being the coolest dance we've seen on DWTS, the futuristic paso doble performed by Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough also spawned awesome costumes. Her silver lame gown had sharp, stiff shoulder pieces and a shield-like bodice, while Derek's military-style suit was the perfect compliment. Joanna's silver, black-tipped bob wig and their wild makeup offered the finishing touches.
When Mya and Dmitry Chaplin were charged with a 1970s style samba, their performance was that much more convincing with their outfits. Mya had a body-hugging jumpsuit with belled, fringed legs and wore Farrah Fawcett hair. Dmitry's polyester pants and loud, printed shirt could have come straight from a vintage store. It was an era with a very specific fashion point of view, which was reflected well in the costumes.
When Kelly Osbourne danced the cha cha cha to Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," she came out in an outfit that would make Lauper proud. The hot pink number featured a fitted bodice with sparkle details and feminine, ruffled bottom. A sequined black jacket and a black and pink headband were just enough accessories to ensure that Kelly could have as much fun as she wanted.
Poor Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson. Each week, one or both of them is subjected to some of the most horrible offerings we've seen on DWTS. We'll kick things off with their jitterbug outfits, which were modeled after a train conductor, if train confuctors wore sequined hats, bright red scarves and suspenders. It went with their song, but it was just ridiculous looking.
Donny got a break during their quick step, looking sharp in a grey suit, but Kym ... OMG! Her bejeweled bra was the backdrop for strips of sequins and pearls that cascaded down from a sparkly choker and attached to her waist. If I didn't know better, I'd think a cat had used her original dress as a scratching post. Her shredded skirt looked as though costume designers were inspired by the inside of a drive-through car wash. UGLY.
Donny and Kym were again fashion victims during a different jitterbug performance, this time donned in bright green sequins, paired with Pepto-Bismol pink details. Donny's green jacket, white pants and pink tie = total eyesore. Kym's green dress with pink and green ruffles were harder to look at than the afternoon sun on a cloudless summer day.
We don't mean to beat a dead horse, but blame the costume designers!
During their 1980s-era paso doble, Kym and Donny looked ludicrous. They gave Donny Prince's hair and ruffled blouse, and a bunch of weird, creepy facial "tattoos," and boots that looked like they should have been on a woman at the turn of the century. And don't even get me started on those ill-fitting silver pants. I was so embarrassed for the poor guy, I had to turn away. Kym looked more era-accurate, but Donny was such a distraction, it was hard to really appreciate it.