How to Make a Ric Flair Costume

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Sequins and sparkle are essential for a flashy look.
Sequins and sparkle are essential for a flashy look. (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Like most professional wrestlers, Ric Flair has a larger-than-life persona. Known for his flashy, feather-edged robes and his exclamatory phrase "Woo!," Ric Flair is a true character. Create his look for Halloween or another costume occasion with bright, eye-catching colors and a lot of sparkle. When you assemble ostentatious costume elements, you will be instantly recognizable as Ric Flair.

Things You'll Need

  • Bathrobe
  • 2 feather boas
  • Black weight-lifting belt
  • Sequins
  • Sparkly trim
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Hot glue gun
  • Exercise shorts or swim trunks
  • Lace-up boots
  • Short, platinum-blonde wig

Lay out the bathrobe on a flat working surface. Arrange one boa along the length of the robe's collar. Cut the boa to length with scissors. Staple the boa into place and fluff out the feathers to hide the staple points. Hot-glue the boa as needed to ensure it will stay in place.

Set the second boa along the outside of a wrist cuff and trim the boa to length. Staple and hot-glue as needed to hold the boa pieces in place. Repeat with the other cuff. Allow the hot glue to dry overnight.

Choose colored sequins that match the feather boa as well as silver and gold sequins. Glue the sequins to the front of the bathrobe in any pattern you desire. Allow the glue to dry overnight. Flip over the robe and hot-glue sequins to the back.

Lay out the weight-lifting belt on your working surface. Treat the wide back of the belt as the front, to be worn in the manner of a champion wrestler's belt. Arrange sparkly trim on this side of the belt in any pattern you desire. Hot-glue the trim into place and allow it to dry overnight.

Don the wig, lace-up boots and exercise shorts or swim trunks. Wear the weight-lifting belt over the shorts, with the decorated side of the belt facing front. Put on the robe and tie it closed, leaving your chest exposed. Or allow the robe to hang open in order to show off the championship belt.

Tips & Warnings

  • When adding sequins and sparkles, keep in mind that "more is more" for professional wrestling costume attire.
  • Do not attempt to move or wear the robe until the glued sequins are completely dry. Reapply glue as necessary for any fallen sequins.
  • Avoid skin contact with the hot glue and be sure to unplug the gun after use.

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