As the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships kick into high gear in London, Ontario this weekend, anxious figure skating fans are wondering: Who will take home gold? Will Kaetlyn Osmond land the triple salchow?

And most importantly, what will they wear?

Figure skaters are both athletes and style stars, with their costumes often receiving as much buzz as their fancy footwork.

And there’s been plenty of buzz over the years, from U.S. Olympian Johnny Weir’s characteristically flamboyant garb to controversial costumes that ‘pay homage’ to certain cultures.

From totally inspired to totally outrageous, check out our picks for some of the most memorable figure skating costumes ever.

What do you think? Who wins gold for best costume?

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  • Johnny Weir, United States

    Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is famous for his flamboyant style on the ice -- this pink and black number he wore for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics was all anyone could talk about. It's no wonder that Weir has been called 'the Lady Gaga of figure skating'; he was even the holiday face of MAC cosmetics in 2011.

  • Stanislav Morozov and Tatiana Volosozhar, Ukraine

    The Ukranian pair defied convention for the Vacouver 2010 Winter Olympics by donning matching electric-blue shiny unitards instead of the standard pants for men and short skirt and leotard for women that skaters typically wear.

  • Maria Sergejeva and Ilja Glebov, Estonia

    The Estonian duo stood out on the ice in neon green costumes with daisy detailing during the ISU Grand Prix Figure Skating Series in China on Nov. 8, 2007.

  • Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, Italy

    It's hard to believe that this Italian pair could actually<em> skate</em> in these stunning outfits! The skaters looked like they were headed to a black-tie event, with Luca in a handsome black tux and Anna Cappellini in a gorgeous rose-inspired dress at the Cancer.Net Skate America competition on Nov. 12, 2009.

  • Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, Russia

    Russian couple Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin got in some hot water with Australian Aboriginal groups when they wore this controversial costume at the 2010 after the Vancouver Olympics. Critics felt that the outfits and dance moves were offensive towards aboriginals -- and to fashion.

  • Miki Ando, Japan

    Japan's Miki Ando never fails to disappoint with her intricate costumes. She wowed the crowd at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on Dec. 4, 2009 in Tokyo with this Egyptian-inspired look.

  • Meryl Davis and Charlie White, United States

    Olé! The American duo looked <em>muy caliente</em> in these Spanish-inspired outfits for the 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in L.A.

  • Ilia Kulik, Russia

    Russian superstar Ilia Kulik won the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, but he didn't win any style points in this confusing, giraffe-print and white pleather vest ensemble.

  • Surya Bonaly

    Surya Bonaly dazzled in a pale-blue beaded number at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, performing her trademark backflip -- an illegal move -- that would leave her mark on the skating world.

  • Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, Russia

    <em>This</em> is why Russians have a scary reputation -- Oskana and Maxim looked like psychopathic private school kids at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2007. Yikes!

  • Tanith and Benjamin Agosto, United States

    American (can you tell?) skaters Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto performed during the 2006 State Farm U.S. Figure Championships Exhibition and got a whole lot of brownie points of their patriotic look.

  • Mao Asada

    Mao Asada looked supremely elegant in black and fuschia, incorporating a fan accessory into her routine at the All Japan Medalists On Ice event on Dec. 27, 2009 in Osaka, Japan.

  • Samuel Contesti, Italy

    Was Cotesti's look at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games avant-garde or just sloppy? We'll let Johnny Weir be the judge: 'I thought it was very fashion-forward and a very big risk, even riskier than man cleavage and a pink ruffle,' <a href="" target="_blank">Johnny Weir said of Contesti's overalls.</a>

  • Miki Ando

    Miki Ando went for a scary, Halloween-inspired spidery outfit for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on Dec. 5, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, Germany

    This wacky black/red flame costume sizzled at the World Figure Skating Championships on April 27, 2011 in Moscow.

  • Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, Germany

    Aliona and Robin are quite well known for out-there outfits, changing into this quirky costume at the 2011 World Figure in Moscow.

  • Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder, France

    This costume emphasized the theatrics of figure skating while the French pair performed at the Turin Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 20, 2006.

  • Sinead Kerr and John Kerr, Great Britain

    The English duo were glittery perfection in matching black sparkly ensembles at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating on Nov. 5 in 2009 in Nagano, Japan.

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