Richard Simmons Costume
I Party With Richard Simmons
|Costume type:||Costumes for Women|
This homemade costume for women entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Darcie, the 'Richard Simmons' costume creator:
I have been wanting to do Richard Simmons for many years and finally tackled it. I wanted it to be funny and over the top just like he is in real life. Making the costume was fairly simple but finding the perfect wig wasn't happening so I decided to cut and form my own to get the perfect thickness and shape. The tank top I found at a thrift store then I printed on Iron On Transfers a star and Party off the Pounds and designed the press on rhinestones. The details with tanning my skin with dark foundation make-up and I went as far as to have a hairy chest, pits and legs using the hair cut off of the wig for the legs and chest. What a super fun costume! We decided to make my boyfriend my 80s workout success story and we named her Barbara. On Jake's costume we found leggings online and bought a leotard at a thrift store. I used the same Iron On Transfers and printed Richards face and saying "I Party with Richard Simmons" found online. I used a pink sweater to make his wristband and headband. He also had legwarmers made from a striped sweater as well.