american champions

Josh, 20

“I am wearing my Champion sweatpants, my American Apparel halter bodysuit and a thrifted scarf. My style is inspired by sci-fi films, anime, 90s hip hop and R&B, banjie cunt realness and my mother. The clothes have to speak to me when I see them and when I try them on, they have to make me feel something. Something I always look for is, can this outfit be my “cartoon character outfit” because in cartoons they always wear the same thing, so I want the outfit to be able to represent me. But at the same time I’m still figuring out who I am as a person and I think fashion is one of the best ways to not only express yourself but find yourself.”

May 24, 2017 ∙ East Village
Johnny Weir’s new costume is suspiciously familiar....

So I was just browsing Facebook earlier and I saw this one post

I don’t know, do the colours look somewhat familiar to you? Maybe a Russian skater in an anime wore something of similar colours?

The colour scheme is a bit too similar to Viktor’s to be a complete coincidence. And let me clarify; I acknowledge that Johnny Weir is a skater and a person of his own, and I am not comparing him to an anime character on baseless grounds. In fact, this American skating champion has revealed that he has watched and loves Yuri!!! On Ice, and the anime has even paid homage to one of his costumes.

To assume that his new costume is inspired by Viktor’s costume for Stammi Vicino might have been a bit of a stretch, but considering his love for the show, it’s not exactly an impossible theory.

Regardless of whether or not the costume is actually based off Viktor’s or not, I’m really excited to see the reveal.