On my first visit to Las Vegas earlier this year on April 7, I was fortunate enough to enjoy Cirque du Soleil's fantastical aquatic themed show 'O' at The Bellagio Hotel.
Female synchronized swimmer costume
from Cirque du Soleil O
I was reminded the other day that I'd snapped some of the amazing costumes featured in the show that were on display in the theatre's foyer.
The show is such a visual spectacle of acrobatics, diving and performance art, that it's hard to notice the detail of the costumes from afar, so it was great to see them up close. I especially liked the female synchronized swimmers outfits, with their jeweled scales.
Costume worn by The Comets in Cirque du Soleil's O show
The wonderful costumes were designed by Dominique Lemieux in 1998 and the make-up for the show was created by Nathalie Gagne.
Cirque du Soleil O at The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
If you like these, you may also like this preview of Cirque du Soleil's 'Iris' show at the Hollywood Bowl opening night on June 18, 2011.