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'So You Think You Can Dance's' costume designer Soyon An on how she gets those looks

December 16, 2009 |  6:08 pm

You can pasodoble, Afro-Jazz or do a Bollywood dance with the best of them, but sometimes nothing finishes a routine quite like a stellar costume. Over on the L.A. Times' Show Tracker blog, Claire Zulkey gets the dirt on how to make a stellar costume from "So You Think You Can Dance's" Emmy-winning designer Soyon An. (One fun nugget: "The dancer's body is beautiful but also different from the average person. Their thighs are bigger, the calves are bigger, the waist is smaller, the shoulders and arms might be bigger. Everything must be tailored and everything needs to be custom-made to fit the waist.").

Love the fashions with the fox trots? The wardrobes as much as the waltzes? Then check back with the Image section in January when freelancer Vincent Boucher delves into the world of dance show costume design.

-- Whitney Friedlander


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Photo: Russell Ferguson and Ellenore Scott performed a pasodoble choreographed by Jason Gilkison on Tuesday's "So You Think You Can Dance." Credit: Mathieu Young / FOX