Ballroom Dance > Ostrich Feather Boa

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by K_8ie, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    This seems as good a place as any to ask this question, does anyone know if ostrich feather boas are what they use to make "truffula tree floats"? I have no idea what the proper name for these are and I'm having a hard time finding a picture, but they're the feather pom pom floats (on a long chain).
  2. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator

  3. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    I thiink so, hard to get a good look from that picture.
  4. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    that is what i pictured also good job TC
  5. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator


    You might PM JoepiE since it's him and his partner.
  6. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    Ah, the one closer to her shoulder is a little bit more of what I'm picturing, the one on her wrist is a little larger and more ball like than I'm thinking.
  7. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

    I bet if you took a short length of high-quality ostrich boa and folded it in half, it would make a nice poof ball.

    But I worry if there are multiple poofs-on-a-string on one arm that they will tangle up during dancing :eek:
  8. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Oh please no! :eek:
  9. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    What? You aren't a fan of the fluffy floats??
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  10. Jananananana

    Jananananana Active Member

    I love fluffy floats. Then again, I'm obsessed with all things ostrich so I may be slightly biased. Just slightly.
  11. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    They remind me of truffula trees and that makes me happy. Very whimsical.
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  12. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

    Maybe Joe got bonked with one while on the comp floor?
  13. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator

    They make me want to play Mario Kart.
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  14. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    No insult intended, but I saw a latin dress once with these things, and I kept thinking she had feather dusters hanging from her arms....LOL!
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  15. Standarddancer

    Standarddancer Well-Known Member

    I also thought about this tangle up issue so always reluctant in making pom Pom floats dresses.

    Anyway, I'm not a big fan for fluffy floats, they look cute but I'm more of big fan for fabric, I love high quality fabric as floats, gives dress a more flowy look.

    The yellow dress in picture is nice, I like the skirt and the Pom Pom floats looks cute and interesting. As long as the fluffy Pom Pom floats won't tangle during dancing, would be wonderful.
  16. theAnnelis

    theAnnelis Active Member

    The only thing I know about ostrich feathers at this point is that if you attach it to a hem, it makes a skirt 10x more aerodynamic. So I bet ostrich feather floats would be amazing for that too, not to mention the odds of other people having them are probably slim to none.
  17. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    I think you mean 10x less aerodynamic...
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