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    The King ... er, Queen lives -

    "Dancing With the Stars" is known for its lively judges, sexy dancers, and of course, its sometimes questionable costumes. Check out some of our favorite odd outfits from season 13 and why they may have been better off left in the dressing rooms. -- Anna Chan

    Rob Kardashian and pro hoofer Cheryl Burke took to the dance floor on the season premiere with a stiff Viennese waltz. Unfortunately for Cheryl, she was also saddled with an Elvis-inspired gown that didn't fit the dance or the music.

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    Shining star -

    Actor David Arquette brought not just swagger to his goofy jive on the Sept. 26 episode, but also blinding sparkle in his gold suit. The man may not have an Oscar, but there's no need to rub it in by dressing him like the statue.

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    Wipe out -

    Poor Rob and Cheryl! For the second week in a row, the costumers put the pro in a not-exactly-flattering getup and this time decided to punish the reality star as well with the Hawaiian-themed outfits. The color scheme is pretty wacky (pink-tipped shoes?!), but it's really Rob's poorly-cut pants that take the cake. Not only are they khaki highwaters, they didn't fit in either the crotch area or the famous Kardashian backside he inherited.

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    Foul! -

    This must be a "Dancing" first: The costumers actually managed to make pro Maks Chmerkovskiy look goofy rather than his usual dashing self for his jive with Hope Solo! Oh, those tube socks! The sweatband! The sequined red belt! No no no! But Hope didn't get off that easy. Those sporty sneakers she's wearing? Not exactly sneakers -- high-heeled sneakers.

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    Getting catty -

    David and Kym's rumba on Oct. 3 was sleek and sexy. But the pair's outfits? Not so much. She was draped in a shapeless pink leopard-print cloth, while he donned a matchy-matchy head-to-toe boring brown look. But take a closer peek, and you'll see that David's shirt also boasts a leopard print. Meow.

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    Avert your eyes! -

    The costume department went back to maximizing Maks' good looks on Oct. 3, but poor Hope. The soccer star has had trouble embracing her sexuality on the dance floor, so what happens? She ends up having to sashay in a dress with a lewd cut in the front that went all the way up to her lady parts. "Dancing" wasn't so family friendly that evening.

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    Hot (pink) mess -

    Yes, the outfits pro Karina Smirnoff and partner J.R. Martinez wore on the Oct. 10 show were so bad that even host Tom Bergeron had to look away. The duo danced the foxtrot to the "Pink Panther" theme, so the shade is understandable. But its use? Not so much. The ruffles on the actor's shirt are a bit much, not to mention the shoes recycled from Rob Kardashian's Hawaiian-themed outfits from a few weeks back. And why are there dirty handkerchiefs hanging from the pros gown?

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    Yeehaw! -

    Did Hope do something to anger the costume designers? She dressed as cowgirl Jessie from "Toy Story" for her Oct. 10 foxtrot. (Maks was a dashing Woody.) While the top half of her costume looked just fine, it appears as if someone ran out of time to sew her a proper pair of pants and just threw her in a pair of pajama bottoms.

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    Totally '80s -

    For the week of Oct. 17, "Dancing" went with an '80s theme, and it didn't work for very many of the celebs costume-wise. (Did those clothes ever look good?) Though host Tom Bergeron is always dapper in a suit, co-host Brooke Burke Charvet wasn't immune to the questionable fashion choices of the decade. The sky-high hair? Too high! And the giant shoulder pads made her look like a linebacker.

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    No reason to cheer -

    Even Bergeron was left flabbergasted by pro dancer Anna Trebunskaya and Carson Kressley's '80s inspired cheerleading outfits. Anna looks cute, until you get down to her yellow ruffled ankle socks and sherbet-colored pumps. And Carson! What kind of fashion expert would allow himself to slip into a shiny baby blue getup highlighted by yellow tube socks and shoes that make it look like he borrowed Big Bird's footwear?

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    Larger than life -

    Poor pro dancer Lacey Schwimmer. It seems the costume department is always putting her in the least flattering outfits, and they really went overboard on '80s week. She may not be the skinniest gal on the show, but not even Karina Smirnoff could look slender in this poofy mess!

    Contestant Chaz Bono didn't fare much better. Ruffles on any man who's not in tip-top shape are going to accentuate his curves.

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    It's not easy being green -

    Quite a few shades of green can be incredibly flattering on many skin tones. But neon green? Good luck with that! But that's what pro Cheryl Burke and Rob Kardashian had to work with on '80s week. At least Rob just had an ill-colored shirt. Cheryl wore the shade not only on her skirt, but also her sparkly tiger-print top. Color me not green with envy.

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    Prom night -

    Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough didn't just have a tough time with their foxtrot on '80s week, they also had a rough night with their costumes. The pro's outfit was pretty decent for '80s garb, but what a mess the former talk-show host wore! The tiers of fabric in her skirt were heavy and unflattering, the rhinestones too big for her belt, and the hair so, so wrong.

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    They're grrrrrreat! -

    Even fan and judges' favorites J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff weren't spared for '80s week. Orange by itself? OK, not great, but not a huge deal. Orange plus tiger stripes, as in Karina's skirt? Hello, Toni the Tigress!

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    Low-'Rent' looks -

    On Broadway week, Maks and Hope rumba'd to "Seasons of Love" from "Rent." Rather than going the usual glitzy route with the outfits, the costume folks put the pretty pair in some pretty shabby clothes. Though Maks made his outfit work, Hope was given a much tougher challenge. Even a supermodel would have trouble making that blue sweater -- which resembles a moth-eaten afghan -- look stylish.

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    Birds of a feather -

    On Nov. 14, Ricki and Derek delivered a fun samba. Her bright outfit may have reflected the mood of the dance, but probably not the character she wanted to portray -- unless she was going for Big Bird. Though Derek got off pretty easy with a simple yellow shirt and black pants, even he had something to say about their look: "I feel like an egg that she's laid!"

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