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28 January 2010 @ 12:04 pm
Any excuse to put this many of my favorite people in the same post ^___^  
I was going to just link Lucia to one stage photo and be done with it... And then this turned into a post that took me an hour and a half. ^^;;;

In response to how lovely Alice-chan looks in her finale costume, I wanted to say "very nearly as lovely as O-Hana looked in it".

And then I made a compilation of Alice-chan and other wonderful musumeyaku in the same dresses.



(From Reimei no Kaze, 2008)



I caught this one as soon as I saw it on shonichi, and got a somewhat chagrined "Ah, so people do realize, don't they..." from Alice-chan when I brought it up. But I don't think it's something to be embarrassed about. I'm overjoyed whenever Alice-chan wears O-Hana's dresses, after all...



(From The Star Dust Party, 2003)



Several people had commented on this dress seeming familiar, and Alice-chan never told us which revue it was from, just "Hanafusa-san wore it". But I realized it's firmly planted in my brain because I flip past it all the time when going through my stage photo collection. :)

I knew there was one more from a previous show, but looking at everything Alice-chan wore in BaraAme and Amour I knew it wasn't any of those... And then I remembered -- I should've been thinking back one show further.





(From Castel Mirage, 2001)

The following are the absolute best screencaps I could get, because while *I* was following Alice-chan the entire 2 minutes she wore this dress on stage, the camera only follows her for the precious few seconds in which she makes her dramatic revelation.









And then I started thinking about ParaPuri and getting sniflly, but before I took out the DVD I confirmed that two other dresses from Castel Mirage were reused here -- Masami wore one of Ryou Akino's and Ayumi-san wore Taki-san's. APPROPRIATE, Y/Y?
 
 
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A fascination frantic in a ruin that's romantic: Angels Homeshirabyoshi on January 28th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL.

I needed this post.

Thank you for it. ♥
Julie: alice ayane angelswao_wao on January 28th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
It makes me happy that this made you happy. ^___________^
A fascination frantic in a ruin that's romantic: I Like Aliceshirabyoshi on January 28th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
But I must take issue with you on one point.

I wanted to say "very nearly as lovely as O-Hana looked in it".

Even though the picture of Alice isn't the best, I know her well enough to imagine her from other angles and with other expressions and... to me, she's more beautiful than O-Hana. And not just on this occasion.
Julie: hana elisabeth whitewao_wao on January 28th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
It's true that at this point I have enough pride in my angel that I want to say she's as beautiful as O-Hana. I suppose it's my deep and abiding awe of O-Hana and her legacy that holds me back. Something about all that she did still gives her an extra shine to me.
A fascination frantic in a ruin that's romantic: Angels MYSGshirabyoshi on January 28th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
Of course I have a great deal of respect and admiration for O-Hana, but the chief criterion by which I judge the beauty of musumeyaku is how close they are to my heart... and O-Hana never made it in as far as Alice.

... There, you see? All those pictures you post did exactly what they were intended to do. ;)
kirakira_sora: Alice chantonskirakira_sora on January 28th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
Great post! Its only appropriate Alice gets to inherit the costumes from the some of the best musumeyaku soragumi has seen :)
Julie: masami smilewao_wao on January 28th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Exactly, I wholeheartedly agree ^_______^
Mori Shimonu: heart shapedflower_ballet on January 28th, 2010 07:39 am (UTC)
Seconding this. ♥
utena1409: Wao/Mariutena1409 on January 28th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
HA, I knew the Parapuri dress was familiar but I couldn't remember where I'd seen it before!
I love spotting recycled costumes too so this post was very entertaining! ^^ (Though of course I mostly see Tani's costumes pop up everywhere *g*)