In a bold move, An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha is banning makeup and false eyelashes for children under age 10. In an attempt to address recent criticisms of the excessive (and might I add wildly inappropriate) amount of emphasis placed on a young dancer's physical appearance, the CLRG has ruled all makeup a no-no, though wigs are still allowed. This is long overdue. Good on you CLRG!
Also banned are the artificial "carriage aids" which have been cropping up in costumes as of late. Seen at left is an example of a so-called "carriage aid," which stabilizes the arms while dancing. For full details, see this Journal article. Now you young 'uns have to learn proper old school technique, like we did when our grannie's made our costumes. You can't hide your flaws in gabardine and a circle skirt, I'll tell you that! OOFAH - my age is showing...