When the Olympic Figure Skater Announcers Look Like They’re from the Capitol of Panem


Lauren Kim, Staff Writer

“Welcome, welcome to the 75th Hunger Games–excuse me, I mean welcome to the 23rd Winter Olympic Games!”

The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics may be over, but there’s no harm in throwing it back at and looking at some memorable moments that occurred during the games. Of course, there were emotional victories and intense moments during the competition; however, let’s talk about the fashion of our beloved figure skater announcers: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.

Former Olympic medalists themselves, Weir and Lipinski maintained a great friendship throughout their time at PyeongChang and even afterwards. While their comments of the skaters on the Olympic ice provided a fanciful and interesting atmosphere during the games, the duo’s outfits truly sparkled with extravagance and lots and lots of glitter.

From their dozens of suitcases Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski states that their inspiration came from the popular book trilogy The Hunger Games. From sparkly red suits to incredibly complex patterned dresses, the pair truly illustrates citizens of the Capitol of Panem with their vibrant colors and entertaining accessories.

Although he didn’t dye his hair to match his costumes, Johnny Weir even went so far as to placing miniature birds in his hair to correspond with his outfits (with the help of lots of hairspray and bobby pins).

This iconic duo certainly brought flair to the throughout the Olympic Games and beyond. They were able to bring their own unique version of the American fashion into the Korea, lighting up the ice rink and TV broadcasts at home.