In those days NCRG was governed much differently than it is now. Teams chose their own themes and designed their own uniforms. Many teams now are choosing to go the athletic jersey route, but I think fun uniforms are one of the more unique aspects of this sport. Some may feel it detracts from those trying to promote the sport on a national level, but I feel the only thing that cheapens the sport is bad athletes. A lot of art was created at those stitch n bitches. Let me show you how cool derby can be.
If you’re curious how to do this, I just cut horizontal slits about two inches apart going down the side of the dress, then took lengths of purple and green fabric and tied them through the slits I cut. It makes for a pretty cool looking effect, especially since we were supposed to be voodoo dolls.
My second team was captained by Kutthroat Kandie, a consummate coach and superb blocker. We were the Messy Bettys, with a Rosie the Riveter theme. Our uniforms were all focused around one key item: a Dickie’s work shirt. Our colors were blue and red, preferably red with white polka dots. Check out my variation on the Rosie the Riveter uniform.