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Things You Need to Know About Figure Skating Costumes

If there were an award for looking hot as hell, they definitely would have been at the top of the podium. But the skater’s routines aren’t the only thing burning up at the competitions: Their glittering costumes are pure fire.

Ashley Wagner

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Figure Skating costumes can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000, at first glance, these costumes might seem like standard dancewear. But just one Olympic costume can cost up to $1,200, not to mention the sheer amount of Swarovski crystals applied — all add up to a pricey bill, and most costumes at the Games are custom-made for the skater, as well as hand-sewn.

Sasha Cohen

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The crystals can take anywhere from four to 40 hours to apply, while the dress itself usually only takes about two to four hours.

Johnny Weir of the U.S. wore this memorable black pantsuit at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Olympic figure skating costumes are all about fit, flare, and a few thousand rhinestones. All that glitter isn’t cheap. The dress Gracie Gold wore on the cover of Sports Illustrated would set you back $3,000.

Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov

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There are materials that people stay away from because, if a piece of your costume falls on the ice, you get a deduction, for that reason, feathers aren’t very popular, and fringe can be a problem as well.”

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