Tutu Favourite For October 2013

Showstopper Tutu Style In Firebird Shades Of Red-Orange

Firebird Frills Tutu made exclusively by Monica Newell for Costume Creations U.K. © 2013 All Rights Reserved.

Although ballet ensembles are created for specific dance roles, I can’t help but think how appropriate this beauty is for the month of October. Falling leaves in shades of red and fields of ripe pumpkins make this month one of nature’s most colourful times of year.

 Feathery Layers That Have A Life All Their Own

There are three reasons why I chose this costume for October’s winner :

* The Construction The first thing that becomes apparent when looking at this costume is the gorgeous layering and precise layout of each section of skirt netting. There is no flopping or wilting here; just a perfectly formed skirt that stands out in glorious harmony with the rest of the design. The fact that all these frills and pleats are made by hand are doubly inspiring.

* The Colour Who can argue with the lovely shade of this tutu? It is rare to see classical tutus as dramatic and vivid as this. The shade is so bright, it almost glows. You can find out what the shades of red-orange mean below.

* The Unique Photo Angle– The angle of the dancer is unique. I seldom find images that are up-close and detailed so that a viewer can see the underside of a tutu and study the dimensions and layering of the design. This photograph is perfect for anyone who wants to know what a professional tutu skirt should look like. This design  creates Firebird Ballet magic!

The Meaning Of The Colour Red-Orange

I love learning about the energy of colours and how they play a part in human emotional responses. Every shade of the rainbow symbolises a certain mood or vibe. I find that immensely true in my own experience. Different shades make me feel different ways. Here are some fun facts about the shades red and orange: * Red Cardinal Image Credit: By Ken Thomas (KenThomas.us (personal website of photographer)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Red is the hue that represents vigor, danger, passion, energy, desire, love, power and determination.

Orange represents positive feelings of warmth, happiness, optimism and extroversion. Orange uplifts and rejuvenates our spirits.

Red-orange represents physical energy; a perfect shade for a costume symbolising a bird.

“Color is the language of the poets. It is astonishingly lovely. To speak it is a privilege.”

~ Keith Crown

© 2013 by Tutu-Love.
All rights reserved. No part of this article’s content or images may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Monica Newell and /or L.Perry.


  1. Thank you for writing about this tutu – I enjoyed making it especially the underlayers which will look like fire as the dancer moves on stage. I am always inspired by the colours of birds and flowers, nature has amazing combinations. This dancer I am pleased to say won a Silver Medal in this tutu.

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