Skating Fugly

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The worst of the worst figure skating costumes. Please submit your own!

Surprise Summer Submission - Adelina

Has this one from 2012 been submitted before?

Thank you for the submission! I’ve been so lazy now that we’re in the off-season. I need some new outfits! I’m not sure if I posted this before - I remember her wearing red and I was trying to figure out if it was a unitard or not. Either way, it’s so bad, let’s just go ahead and remind ourselves that you shouldn’t wear matching red tights with your red dress. I’m surprised she doesn’t have red gloves as well.

Adelina Sotnikova

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I missed this performance, but judging from the photos it did not go well. Perhaps if he had gotten up in time to change out of his pajamas? 
Kevin Reynolds (AT THE OLYMPICS, FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE)

I missed this performance, but judging from the photos it did not go well. Perhaps if he had gotten up in time to change out of his pajamas? 

Kevin Reynolds (AT THE OLYMPICS, FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE)

(Source: zimbio.com)

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Welcome to “Blast From the Past” with Nancy & Tonya!

In honor of the 20-year anniversary of the infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan and subsequent drama at the Lillehammer Olympics in 1994, I’ve put together pretty much all the photos I could find of them in competition dresses. The difference in style is obvious. Tonya wore mostly bright colors, fringe, sparkles, sequins, very short skirts, and extremely unflattering chest cut-outs. Nancy pretty much wore black, white, or black-and-white, without frills. At least twice she wore yellow, though (see the other one here - it kind of looks like Yuna Kim’s dress from this season!). I especially love the huge matching yellow scrunchie in that last photo.

I give Nancy props for her Lillehammer free skate dress, though. Even though it’s beige and simple, it’s super sparkly and looked really pretty under the rink lights:

Nancy Free Skate Dress

And finally, I bet they both regret being photographed a million times while wearing these practice outfits:

Tonya & Nancy at Practice

As always, if you see more Tonya or Nancy costumes please send them my way!

Bonus  - some genius made this from NBC’s “Nancy & Tonya” documentary with Mary Carillo as the interviewer:

Tonya Harding Staring Contest

Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding

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New Submission!! - Shudder—poor Oksana Baiul. Poor audience. Lovely skating. Crime of fashion outfit.

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Great submission!! Thank you!! On the 20th anniversary of her own Olympic Gold Medal, no less. What’s really sad is that child-me thought this was sooo pretty. I wanted to be her and wear her BEAUTIFUL Pepto-Bismol pink dress with furry armpit warmers.

Oksana Baiul

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This was a highly entertaining program AND a highly entertaining outfit, but the program was in a good way, and the costume not so much.
Misha Ge

This was a highly entertaining program AND a highly entertaining outfit, but the program was in a good way, and the costume not so much.

Misha Ge

(Source: zimbio.com)

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At first I wondered why a person would wear a dress made of scarves and rope, but then I realized it’s a brilliant way to make a hasty escape. Take it apart, knot it all together in a string, and throw it out the window. Climb down, and BOOM! You’re free!
Vera Bazarova & Yuri Laranov

At first I wondered why a person would wear a dress made of scarves and rope, but then I realized it’s a brilliant way to make a hasty escape. Take it apart, knot it all together in a string, and throw it out the window. Climb down, and BOOM! You’re free!

Vera Bazarova & Yuri Laranov

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New Submission! Skating Costumes from the 80s :D

Just go ahead and add this entire post…. http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/horrifyingly-awesome-figure-skating-fashions-from-the-80s

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Thank you, anonymous submitter!!! There are some hysterical outfits here. The very last one involves dancing fruits and vegetables, LOL. I can’t believe Torvill & Dean’s Bolero costumes are the first thing, though. I actually like those.

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Denis, are you a male stripper? No? Then why are you dressed like you’re about to be one, with a sparkly red tie and entirely unbuttoned shirt?
Denis Ten

Denis, are you a male stripper? No? Then why are you dressed like you’re about to be one, with a sparkly red tie and entirely unbuttoned shirt?

Denis Ten

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Just the latest in a series of bad costume choices Brian has made over the past few seasons. We all know he’s got a great body going on under there, but the illusion mesh is in a strange place and is oddly unflattering.
Brian Joubert

Just the latest in a series of bad costume choices Brian has made over the past few seasons. We all know he’s got a great body going on under there, but the illusion mesh is in a strange place and is oddly unflattering.

Brian Joubert

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ALIONA SAVCHENKO & ROBIN SZOLKOWY TRIBUTE MEGA POST #2

Continuing with our intrepid fashionistas. Remember that one time when they dressed like clowns? AT THE 2010 OLYMPICS, no less? It really pissed me off that they skated to “Send in the Clowns” and dressed as if the song is literally about clowns (it isn’t). Before that, they had even put white make-up on Hot Robin’s face, obscuring his hotness and making him look kind of like a reverse-minstrel. 

A few times they did choose more conservative costumes, like the beautiful peacock blue ensemble. But Aliona’s flair for bizarre patterns, unknown fabrics, and tons of embellishments usually won over. I wish I could show the front and back of each one, especially to creep over Hot Robin’s fabulous derriere, but that would take at least twice as many posts.

Good times, good times. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories. Miss you already!!!

Sources from top to bottom, left to right:

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