Well, the whole costume thing is one (of many) reasons why DH and I don't compete. Frankly, I think many of them are downright unattractive. I remember a post from way back where someone said she didn't "get" it at first, but then started to love it. I haven't reached that cross-over point, and I doubt I ever will. Yes, I have seen a few dresses I like, but they tend to resemble nice cocktail/evening dresses. Just my opinion .... By the way, the MAJOR reason we don't compete is I hate to be sitting down when music is playing ... and a whole day of danceable music with 3 minutes of actual dancing is not much fun.