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The 15 Most Beautiful Costumes From The Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

From majestic eagle helmets to creative and perplexing uses of pantyhose, the 2014 Winter Olympics have already taken absurdity to a new level. Photos from the opening ceremony are just starting to surface online, and we’re getting a load of some of the prettiest, oddest, and WTF-iest costumes we’ve ever seen. Here are 15 of the ceremony’s most beautiful looks!

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

1. Beautiful blue wings, beautiful dancers, beautiful tricks of light. Whoa.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

2. Liza Temnikova performing “The Dream,” looking like she just wandered off the over of The Little Prince.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

3. Another scene from “The Dream,” featuring bright colors and unbelievable dancers.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

4. I’m not positive what’s going on here (am I the only one who’s reminded of a Target commercials? It’s the colors, I think) but it looks awesome.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

5. Dancers performing Natasha Rostova‘s “First Ball.” Freaking mesmerizing.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

6. Svetlana Zakharova and Vladimir Vasilyev looking like they can’t possibly be real people. Her legs! Her dress!

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

7. Some kind of rollerskating human light show? Insane and gorgeous simultaneously.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

8. German skier Maria Hoefl-Riesch carries the flag in front of her fellow well-dressed Olympians– who would probably blend in nicely in a Dr. Seuss book, if we’re being real.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

9. Uh, it looks like the Little Prince theme continues. Looking good, gentlemen.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

10. Like those lit-up wicker reindeer that people put in their lawns at Christmas, except they’re FLYING and shaped like HUMAN BEINGS.

Sochi Olympics jester costumes

11. They brought in some very interesting jesters…

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

12. The Slovenia team is channeling Buzz Lightyear, apparently. It works for them.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

13. Vladislav Tretyak carries the torch in front of the… Broadway cast of The Lion King? I’m a little confused by that guy’s mane.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

14. I can’t tell if we’re in the future or The Hunger Games Capitol or if these Lady Gaga-esque ladies just got their heads stuck in a series of lattice fences.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

15. Crazy. Beautiful. Crazy beautiful. If the opening ceremony costumes are any indication, this year’s Olympics are going to be nutso.

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  • http://carrie-murphy.com/ Carrie Murphy

    I don’t understand why the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies are so trippy, but I know I like it.

    • LynnKell

      I’m so corny I almost happy cry every single Olympic or Pan American Games ceremony.