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Richard Simmons Costume

I Party With Richard Simmons

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Celebrity Costumes

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.

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 63

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#1 comment by linda October 21, 2013

This costume is FABULOUS!!!! Go Richard!!!!!!!

#2 comment by Tom Emmerson October 23, 2013

To me, this is genius creativity and spunk all in one fabulous costume.

#3 comment by David Emmerson October 24, 2013

Where is the costume?

#4 comment by glenn October 24, 2013

Feel for you Jake, you're outclassed

#5 comment by Darcie October 24, 2013

I still have it. All pieces and in tact. Unbelievable because my costumes are usually a one use only.

#6 comment by Amanda Tankersley October 25, 2013

Darcie,You rock! That's hilarious!!!

#7 comment by Luz November 19, 2014

This costume is fantastic!

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