Oscar DIY: I Tonya Copycat

Perhaps my favorite Oscar contender of this year was...


...and you know that the costume game in this film was 💯. #allthesequinsintheworld

I was obsessed with most of the wardrobe in this movie - hello 90s. That jacket on the left...

I Tonya Costumes

The outfit I chose to remake was neither of the above though. I went for a little more gold. I mean it is Oscar Sunday!

I Tonya white and gold outfit

I started with a base of a long-sleeved bodysuit from Boohoo and a matching skater skirt from there too, together costing less than $20!

I Tonya - Before Look (Bodysuit/Skater Skirt) 2

That mock turtleneck collar is SO perfect for this!

I Tonya - Before Look (Bodysuit/Skater Skirt) 3

This is also so cute as is, if you add a fun long necklace to pair! However, we're going to make a few changes...

I Tonya - Before Look (Bodysuit/Skater Skirt) 4

I hopped over to Joann, got my materials and ALL the sequined fabric I could, and then got to crafting!


First off, I trimmed and affixed some golden diamond-shaped sequined fabric pieces with E6000 fabric glue

I Tonya - Process Shots (sequined bodysuit)

Then it was time to cut the sleeves!! 

I Tonya - Process Shots (sleeve trim)

Can't have short sleeves without some fringe, amirite?

I Tonya - Process Shots (fringe trim)

More sequins were added and then it was time to sew the fringe in place! 

I Tonya - Process Shots (stitch time)

We're getting SO close!!! I couldn't not add rhinestones either once I got started...

I Tonya - Process Shots (rhinestones)

I'm ready for the Olympics, friends!

I Tonya - After Shot

OK, maybe not THOSE Olympics...but the DIY Olympics, sign me up! 

I Tonya - After Shot 3

What's an ice skating costume without some skates?? (PS, those skates look real, right? They're printed and backed with some cardboard! That's also why there are two right feet 😂

I Tonya - After Shot 2

I'm really trying to encapsulate the brooding Margot Robbie asTonya Harding vibe here. 

I Tonya - After Shot 4

That's a tough cookie right there!

I Tonya - After Shot 5

OK, not totally...

Margot Robbie on the left, yours truly on the right. 

I Tonya - Margot/Marisa

I'm ready to take the ice!

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Marisa Lynch

Marisa Lynch is a published author and blogger who loves to craft, upcycle, and play dress up in vintage gear!