How To Dress Like Simone Biles For Halloween, No Matter Your Age
This year was the year of #BlackGirlMagic at the Rio Olympics. Though the 2016 games left many talking about Gabby Douglas and Simone Manuel, one little lady in particular seemed to become fan favorite. Now, two months after the games have ended, Simone Biles has still seemed to be a favorite amongst many with her bubbly personality and big smile. So, with Halloween right in view, what better character to go as this year than one that's inspired many? If you're not sure how to dress like Simone Biles for Halloween, you'd be surprised at just how easy it'll be.
Simone Biles, who is only 19-years-old, made leaps when she became the 2016 Olympic individual all-around medalist and was given the honor of the first American female gymnast to be flag bearer for the Team USA closing ceremonies. Though this is just a snapshot of all of the great things that Simone has done, it serves as just a few reasons as to why dressing up as her this Halloween would be pretty legit. To be quite honest, it was a childhood dream of mine to be a gymnast, so what better way to fulfill that then to pull out my leotard this Halloween?
If you're looking for a little inspiration to nail the perfect Simone Biles look for yourself or your children, these three ideas could help.
1. For A Toddler
Get your toddler into the spirit with their own Simone Biles costume this year. Find a red and blue tracksuit ($39), a USA Olympic patch ($9), flag ribbon ($4) for her hair and the Olympic gold medal ($1). And make sure she's always smiling.
2. For A Kid
Let your little girl get flexible this year in her Simone Biles DIY costume. Find a blue leotard ($14), red fabric paint ($2) for the sleeves, white fabric paint ($2) for the shoulders, red duct tape ($4) for her collar, and some silver stars ($5) and regular silver fabric paint ($6) for the design. Don't forget to put ribbon ($4) in her hair, give her a gold medal ($1), and sew on some USA patch letters ($1.50 each).
3. For An Adult
Nailing the Olympic gymnast's closing look is super easy because you only need a few things to make it happen. You'll need a pair of white shorts ($30), a white oxford shirt ($17), some red, white, and blue boat shoes ($100), and a striped top to wear underneath ($5). Remember to have your flag ribbon ($4) for your hair and a USA Olympic patch ($9).