How to make a Lindsey Vonn costume

The first American woman ever to win the gold medal in the Olympic downhill slalom, Lindsey Vonn is known for her All-American good looks and champion spirit, battling back from a shin injury that could have kept her out of the Olympics and away from the Gold. Check out how to make your own Lindsey Vonn Olympiad costume!

##Things You’ll Need##

* Long blonde wig

* Blue or white knit ski cap

* Goggles

* Blue longsleeved unitard OR

* Blue or white leggings AND

* Blue and/or white lonsleeved rashgard or Under Armour

* Ski poles OR

* Make your own ski poles with:

* 2 long dowels

* black acrylic paint

* a paintbrush,

* circular jump rings

* Super Glue

* Boots

* Ski gloves

* Computer printer OR

* White paper and blue paint

* Tape

* American flag

* Gold medal

* OPTIONAL: Bandage for your pinky

##Putting together your Lindsey Vonn costume##

Step 1: Put on a long blonde wig and place your ski cap over it.

Step 2: Grab a pair of Ski goggles (or even kids’ Scuba goggles) to put on top of your hat or around your neck.

Step 3: Pick up a blue and white unitard from a dance or sporting good store, or a rashguard or Under Armour and spandex pants in blue or blue and white.

Step 4: Use your computer to design on a piece of paper and print out the Olympic logo in blue with the words “Vancouver” and “USA”, along with a large number “17” in blue. Tape it to the front and back of your costume.

Step 5: No one wants to lug around a pair of heavy skiis, so just make some ski poles to carry with you. If you don’t have your own, just make a prop pair with two 2.5 foot dowels from a craft store painted black. Wait for them to dry and add a pair of silver jump rings or make “rings” out of bent pipe cleaners in black. Attach these rings approximately 6″ from the bottom of your dowel with a dab of Super Glue.

Step 6: Pick up an American flag to drape around your shoulders.

Step 7: Pull on a pair of snow boots with your costume

Step 8: Place a gold medal around your neck.

Step 9: If you want to add a small “pinky cast” to your finger considering Lindsey’s latest injury, that’s a novel touch you could add to your costume.

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