Custom Figure Skating Costumes
”Yumi’s dresses were the most beautiful and most well-made dresses I had throughout my 14-year skating career. None of my other dresses even come close. They fit amazingly, were super comfortable, absolutely beautiful, and extremely durable. Yumi is reliable, easy to work with, and puts so much care and attention into each dress; her talent and ability to make beautiful and comfortable dresses took the stress out of the dress-making process each season – you knew it would look amazing and be well-made every single time! I can’t stress enough how amazing Yumi and her dresses are!!”
“Yumi’s dresses are gorgeous, the fabric is sturdy and very comfortable to feel in.
I can perform at my best in both singles and pairs. She makes beautiful outfits every season that suits me and my music perfectly. I absolutely love Yumi’s outfits so much!
Haruna Murakami ( 2022 Pair costume, 2021 Novice costume)
“Yumi made this dress for my short program and it was perfect! It suited the music perfectly, playful and and a bit sassy. And it was so comfortable, I could wear it all day! Yumi is easy to work with, she always has an unique design that captures the essence of the music — the best!”
“Yumi’s design truly stands out among the others.”
“Yumi has an amazing gift of designing unique, ‘one of a kind’ dresses. You can’t miss her impeccable stone work. My daughter who is an international competitor was constantly praised on her beautiful dresses. Yumi’s design truly stands out among the others. Thanks to Yumi, my daughter could shine brighter on the ice.”
” I love my dresses from Yumi! Each one is very special; Yumi is great at making sure the dress matches my music and my personality. The dresses are absolutely beautiful, and I always receive lots of compliments on them. I also think that Yumi is great with extra details such as the pretty hairpieces.”
“She began making her solo dresses when she was only 9 years old and now she has matured to a team USA”
“Yumi has been making my daughters dresses for many many years now!! She began making her solo dresses when she was only 9 years old and now she has matured to a team USA”
"I have been working with Yumi at Yumi Couture for about 10 years now. She has made so many of my competition dresses and now works with some of my students. She is simply wonderful, so kind, talented, and professional! I still wear many of my dresses for shows because the quality lasts a lifetime. Would highly recommend!"
“Finding a costume designer like Yumi was like being in NY working with a couture designer!!”
“Yumi is one of the most creative designers I have had the pleasure to work with! As a professional performer with Disney One Ice, I have been so fortunate to work with so many incredible designers in the business! When I left Disney I started choreographing for amateur skaters. Finding a costume designer like Yumi was like being in NY working with a couture designer!!”
“My dress is very light and comfortable, but full of shiny gems and cute accessories that make the design unique and appealing. Thank you so much for the beautiful dress Ms. Yumi.” Sawaka,
” I love my Little Mermaid dress because it is very cute and comfortable. My favorite part is the bubble, shaped in a bow around my hips.” From Naho
“We appreciate what Yumi has done. She crafted figure skating dresses with Yumi’s fantastic vision that made it posssible for all wishes of my kids come true. Moreover she has kept on schedule and made a punctual delivery.” From their mom “子供達の希望を全て叶えつつ由美さんの素敵な世界観でドレスを作っていただき、さらに期日もしっかり守ってくださるので感謝しております”
“Yumi is wonderful to work with, as she creates one of a kind designs, yet also includes input from the skater.”
“Natalie got her first “Yumi” custom dress in 2012 when she was a juvenile skater. It was such a thrill for Natalie because it was difficult to get an appointment with Yumi at that time, as Yumi was making dresses for many higher level skaters. Since then, Yumi has made many beautiful dresses for Natalie. Yumi is wonderful to work with, as she creates one of a kind designs, yet also includes input from the skater. She is an exceptional seamstress, and pays great attention to the fit of the dress. Natalie’s dresses have always fit her perfectly, thanks to Yumi. Yumi has been amazing to work with for the past 8 years.”
Tracy Thornbury Sangkagalo
“The quality of the material, her stoning technique and her attention to detail is unmatched in this business.”
We were lucky enough to get introduced to Yumi and her team four years ago when we were looking for a new dress for an upcoming season. From that moment on, we never looked for another designer. Yumi has an uncanny ability listen to a skater’s music and design a dress that always impresses. The quality of the material, her stoning technique and her attention to detail is unmatched in this business.
“Yumi has been making skating dresses for me for over a decade. Her knowledge of design and use of material and colors keeps me looking my best for every on-ice performance! As both a singles and pairs skater, Yumi works with me to determine details such as adding another skirt layer, making sure there are no rhinestones where my partner will be holding me, and topping it all off with a delicate hairpiece. Her studio is filled with materials and colors of all sorts so you can feel what your dress will be made of. I’ve fallen in love with her style and how comfortable her dresses are. I put my full trust in Yumi Couture!”
“All of them are different style but so beautiful and fantastic! “
“Yumi has made three dresses for my daughter, one light blue, one cream colored, and one pink. All of them are different style but so beautiful and fantastic! We love the dresses so much!”
“I love all of my Yumi dresses! Yumi comes up with great ideas for dresses and always knows exactly how to stone them! I’ve always gotten my dresses super fast and I’ve never had an issue with the way they fit or loosing crystals or anything. I’m always excited to get a new dress from her because all of her dresses are beautiful and such great quality!”
“Always above my expectations!”
“Yumi’s dresses are without question the best in the business! Her level of creativity, detail, durability and comfort are always above my expectations!“
” The Ice Mates are proud to wear Yumi creations!”
” The dresses that Yumi creates for our skaters are truly works of art. Yumi collaborates with our coach, Saga Krantz, to design a dress that expresses the theme and feel of the music, and highlights the flow and grace of synchronized skating. Yumi custom tailors each piece to the skater’s measurements and is very conscientious to get them just right. It has been a pleasure to work with Yumi and her assistants for many years of costuming the Ice Mates. The Ice Mates are proud to wear Yumi creations!”