Johnny Weir's Skating Costumes Have Always Been About The Drama

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No one does figure skating costumes quite likeJohnny Weir

The two-time American Olympian has definitely made his mark on the world of figure skating, thanks in part to his extravagant outfits ― many of whichhe helped design. Weir has always brought the drama. 

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The three-time U.S. national champion takes plenty of fashion risksoff the ice, too. But in the spirit of the 2018Winter Olympics ― where Weir will once againteam up with Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski to comment on the figure skating contests ― we’re taking a look back at his eclectic, sparkly and showstopping costumes through the years.

2002

Competing in the men's free program during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2002.
Competing in the men's free program during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2002.

2003

Finishing his program in the men's free skate at the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 18, 2003, in Dallas.
Finishing his program in the men's free skate at the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 18, 2003, in Dallas.

2004

Competing in the free skate during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 10, 2004, at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Competing in the free skate during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 10, 2004, at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

2004

Competing in the short program during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 8, 2004, at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Competing in the short program during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 8, 2004, at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

2004

Skating in the Chevy Skating Spectacular during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 11, 2004, at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Skating in the Chevy Skating Spectacular during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 11, 2004, at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

2004

Performing at the Exhibition Gala at the 2004 World Figure Skating Championships in Dortmund, Germany, on March 28, 2004.
Performing at the Exhibition Gala at the 2004 World Figure Skating Championships in Dortmund, Germany, on March 28, 2004.

2005

Competing in the men's short program during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Rose Garden on Jan. 13, 2005, in Portland, Oregon.
Competing in the men's short program during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Rose Garden on Jan. 13, 2005, in Portland, Oregon.

2005

Competing at the Japan International Challenge figure skating cup competition in January 2005.
Competing at the Japan International Challenge figure skating cup competition in January 2005.

2005

Performing during the men's qualifying free skate at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at the Luzhniki Sports Palace on March 14, 2005, in Moscow.
Performing during the men's qualifying free skate at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at the Luzhniki Sports Palace on March 14, 2005, in Moscow.

2005

Performing his free skating at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in St. Petersburg on Nov. 26, 2005.
Performing his free skating at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in St. Petersburg on Nov. 26, 2005.

2005

Performing his program at the exhibition of the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in St. Petersburg on Nov. 27, 2005.
Performing his program at the exhibition of the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in St. Petersburg on Nov. 27, 2005.

2006

Competing in the men's short program during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Savvis Center on Jan. 12, 2006, in St. Louis.
Competing in the men's short program during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Savvis Center on Jan. 12, 2006, in St. Louis.

2006

Performing as part of "Champions on Ice 2006" at the HP Pavilion on Aug. 5, 2006, in San Jose, California.
Performing as part of "Champions on Ice 2006" at the HP Pavilion on Aug. 5, 2006, in San Jose, California.

2006

Performing in the men's short program competition on day two of Skate Canada on Nov. 3, 2006, in Victoria, Canada.
Performing in the men's short program competition on day two of Skate Canada on Nov. 3, 2006, in Victoria, Canada.

2006

Performing his men's free program at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix of figure skating in Moscow on Nov. 25, 2006.
Performing his men's free program at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix of figure skating in Moscow on Nov. 25, 2006.

2006

Performing to "My Way" during the Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge on Dec. 10, 2006, at Agganis Arena in Boston.
Performing to "My Way" during the Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge on Dec. 10, 2006, at Agganis Arena in Boston.

2007

Performing in an exhibition during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 28, 2007, at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington.
Performing in an exhibition during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 28, 2007, at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington.

2007

Performing in an exhibition program during the International Counter Match Figure Skating Competition, USA vs. Japan, at the Shin-Yokohama Prince Hotel Skate Center on Oct. 7, 2007, in Yokohama, Japan.
Performing in an exhibition program during the International Counter Match Figure Skating Competition, USA vs. Japan, at the Shin-Yokohama Prince Hotel Skate Center on Oct. 7, 2007, in Yokohama, Japan.

2007

Skating in the men's short program during the Cup of China Figure Skating competition, held at Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center on Nov. 9, 2007, in Harbin, China.
Skating in the men's short program during the Cup of China Figure Skating competition, held at Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center on Nov. 9, 2007, in Harbin, China.

2007

During the men's free skating during the Cup of China Figure Skating competition, held at Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center on Nov. 10, 2007, in Harbin, China.
During the men's free skating during the Cup of China Figure Skating competition, held at Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center on Nov. 10, 2007, in Harbin, China.

2008

Skating the men's short program on day 1 of 2008 Skate America at the Comcast Arena on Oct. 25, 2008, in Everett, Washington.
Skating the men's short program on day 1 of 2008 Skate America at the Comcast Arena on Oct. 25, 2008, in Everett, Washington.

2009

Performing during Festa on Ice 2009 at KINTEX on April 24, 2009, in Goyang, South Korea.
Performing during Festa on Ice 2009 at KINTEX on April 24, 2009, in Goyang, South Korea.

2009

Performing in the men's free skating on day 1 of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy at Big Hat on Nov. 7, 2009, in Nagano, Japan.
Performing in the men's free skating on day 1 of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy at Big Hat on Nov. 7, 2009, in Nagano, Japan.

2009

Performing in the Gala Exhibition on day 3 of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy at Big Hat on Nov. 8, 2009, in Nagano, Japan.
Performing in the Gala Exhibition on day 3 of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy at Big Hat on Nov. 8, 2009, in Nagano, Japan.

2010

Competing in the free skate during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Spokane Arena on Jan. 17, 2010, in Spokane, Washington.
Competing in the free skate during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Spokane Arena on Jan. 17, 2010, in Spokane, Washington.

2010

Performing his short program at the 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 16, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia. 
Performing his short program at the 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 16, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

2010

Performing on an episode of "Skating With The Stars" from November 2010. 
Performing on an episode of "Skating With The Stars" from November 2010. 

2011

Performing at Artistry On Ice at Capital Indoor Stadium on July 16, 2011, in Beijing.
Performing at Artistry On Ice at Capital Indoor Stadium on July 16, 2011, in Beijing.

2011

Performing at the Ice Theatre of New York: Dare to Be Different gala at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers, on Oct. 24, 2011, in New York City.
Performing at the Ice Theatre of New York: Dare to Be Different gala at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers, on Oct. 24, 2011, in New York City.

2011

Performing at the Ice Theatre of New York: Dare to Be Different gala at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers, on Oct. 24, 2011, in New York City.
Performing at the Ice Theatre of New York: Dare to Be Different gala at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers, on Oct. 24, 2011, in New York City.

2012

Skating in the men's short program during the ISU Rostelecom Cup of Figure Skating 2012 at the Megasport Sports Center on Nov. 9, 2012, in Moscow.
Skating in the men's short program during the ISU Rostelecom Cup of Figure Skating 2012 at the Megasport Sports Center on Nov. 9, 2012, in Moscow.

2017

Skating during the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park's Annual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular on Dec. 1, 2017, in New York City.
Skating during the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park's Annual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular on Dec. 1, 2017, in New York City.

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