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Spirit fingerssssss!! Sochi brings out the wacky in fans (PHOTOS)


SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: A Norway fan dressed as a viking smiles ahead of the medal ceremony on day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, . (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


Streeter Lecka

It's Winter Olympics time. And for some fans, that means bringing the crazy.

From unicorn hats to bright red macrame beards, fans got creative (and, let's face it, sometimes downright weird) when it came to showing team spirit in Sochi.

Here, we take a look at some of the best/worst:

Who knew Father Christmas loved speed skating??

(Quinn Rooney/AFP/Getty Images)

Patchwork quilt Snuggies? With teddy bear hoods? Yes, please.

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This unicorn costume is just everything.

(Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Viking horns. Flag faces. Norwegians in the hizzouse.

(Pascal Le Segretain/AFP/Getty Images)

Fact: Playing pat-a-cake brings good luck to your country.

(Alexander Hassenstein/AFP/Getty Images)

Whatever this is? We want it.

(Streeter Lecka/AFP/Getty Images)

Several royals must be eyeing these giant cloth flowers.

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Traditional Russian head garb, meet Soviet flag.

(Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)

This fan was kind enough to bring her pets to the Games.

(Quinn Rooney/AFP/Getty Images)

It's pretty hard NOT to know who these fans are cheering for.

(Quinn Rooney/AFP/Getty Images)

Even if those paws are sprouting from the sides of her face, this fan is awesome.

(Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

In case you're cheering for more than one athlete on the same squad...

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So many colors. So much YARN.

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More kokoshniks. More dancing. More fun times.

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And yes, we had to include the Putin. Sochi's most high-profile Olympics fan.

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