Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White made history with the country’s first ice dancing gold, but their elegant ensembles couldn’t hold a candle to some of the crazier outfits their competitors were wearing.

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Russia’s Nikita Katsalapov looked like a superhero skating with Elena Ilinykh (whose striking headpiece was Wonder Woman-esque.)

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France’sNathalie Pechalat sported a larger-than-life tutu, while partner Fabian Bourzat wore a fetching (and bright) yellow scarf.


Russia’s Dmitri Soloviev’s costume seemed outrageous for its simplicity. The gray cable-knit sweater seemed more suited for a stroll through Olympic Village than in the medal round of competition.

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Canada’s Andrew Poje looked like he was sporting a burgundy crushed velvet shirt under his suspenders — fancy!


Italy’s Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri looked like Medieval royalty in their matching burgundy numbers. And really, what could possibly beat crystal mesh sleeves?

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Excuse me, Madison Chock? Jerry Seinfeld would like his puffy shirt back.

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Spain’s Adria Diaz was supposed to look like an artist creating the masterpiece that was Sara Hurtado’s Picasso-inspired outfit, but instead, he ended up looking like a mime.

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And finally, Australia’s Danielle O’Brien and Gregory Merriman get the so bright you’ve got to wear shades” award for their circus-inspired costumes.

[Update] One reader pointed out a glaring omission in the original post.

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