Fugs and Fabs: Cobie Smulders

I hope the Avengers people are paying Robin Sparkles some major overtime. Although actually, I wish they really WERE paying her to be Robin Sparkles at all these appearances.. Imagine the hair spray and scrunchies.

[Photos: Getty, WENN]

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Comments (43):

  1. Carolina Girl

    She is smoking in the orange dress and the cranberry leather pants. The other looks, no so much.

  2. Jasmine

    First and last pictures, awesome. Middle two, terrible. How does she manage to go from awesome to terrible so easily?

  3. TaraMisu

    Love that first dress, awesome! I may need cranberry pants too…..

  4. Kara

    Love the orange. Gorgeous. I want it.

    Dislike the middle two, especially the beige and white. I THINK I like the cranberry pants … and am also wrestling with whether or not I should get some cranberry pants. Colors in the berry family look good on me, but I’m not sure if I could rock cranberry pants. If I did, I’d do what she’s doing here – keep the top simple.

  5. sarah

    you might…

    also, the slap bet episode with the introduction of robin sparkles might be my favorite TV episode of all time…up there with the cosby show episode where the family sings “night time (is the right time)” and rudy gets seriously soulful.

    • Frankie


      A rerun of that ep of HIMYM was on last night in Australia. Easily the best episode they’ve ever made. It also made me feel nostalgic for the days when that show was funny all the time. Unfortunately the laughs have been lacking the last couple of seasons.

  6. Sasha

    Why is the second dress lassoing her boobs?

  7. Improbable Joe

    This should be a valuable lesson for everyone… simple is usually better.

  8. maryse

    everyone needs cranberry pants

  9. Julie Chase

    Love the orange dress so much. I am in constant awe of her face. She is gorgeous.

    The bleach bomb dress I almost like in a funky, I could never pull that off way.

    • Erin

      I know! When I see her I think –you are soooo pretty. Like, distractingly pretty. She doesn’t look this good on HIMYM, and I think that’s probably a good thing. She’d steal every frame of the show!

  10. Kristina

    This might be the weirdest comment I will ever make on this website but: her feet just look tired in the second picture. Like the color makes them look red and sweaty?
    But she’s gorgeous, so, really, this is just quibbles. Love the black shoes in the 3rd picture. They look like espadrilles. Maybe she was in Miami for that?

  11. zah

    love first and last, like everyone. will go buy (non leather, much less expensive) cranberry pants and black blazer this weekend.

  12. Samantha

    I don’t know about you, but I definitely need cranberry pants. Maybe even leather ones.

    • Samantha

      PS- Are you really suggesting that she needs to be paid overtime for hanging around with Downey, Hemsworth, Evans, Renner, Hiddleston, and Ruffalo 24/7? Really? Stop and think about that for just a minute …

  13. GFY Heather

    She’s not hanging out with them 24/7! They’re not all doing all of these premieres. Sad for her. In fact, she should be paid overtime for the fact that the entire man posse is not flanking her at all times at these events.

  14. Willow

    You know what I’m looking forward to? The imminent remake of Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go The Mall” using only footage from The Avengers.

  15. Trish

    I wish she were Black Widow instead of ScarJo….

  16. Andie

    I saw Cobie Smulders wearing cranberry pants and a black blazer, so I bought cranberry pants and a black blazer.
    Also, that first dress is gorgeous and makes me wish I could pull off wearing orange anything.

  17. emster

    I love Robin. Cobie makes me sit up straighter though — she needs to work on her posture.

  18. Claire

    For just half a second I thought the sleeve on the first dress was a funky shoulder tattoo. Never knew something could be tattoo-reminiscent and straight up glamorous at the same time. Love it love it love it.

  19. H C

    Love love love the orange dress, the colour is amazballs on her and the shoulders are just the right amount of sparkle.

    And coloured pants and blazer are a must.

  20. TonyG

    In the third slide, Colbie looks like she’s sweating cherry Kool-Aid through her pores and onto her blouse and skirt.

  21. yeahandalso

    Love looks 1 and 4, but if I were her friend and she told me she was going to wear looks 2 and 3 I’d say “Let’s go to the mall and keep looking”

    Also #4 is the exact outfit I would imagine Buffy Summers would wear if she were a talk show host.

  22. Kato

    Whoever styles her for HIMYM needs to emulate look #4. Robin costumes in the last 2-3 seasons have been terrible.

  23. Girlin

    I think I’m losing my sartorial edge!! I actually like Looks 2 and 3!! They need some help – ie the spontaneous thigh split could be mended and perhaps the bleach bombing could be less harsh but her hair and makeup look so well in those! Plus I think she has great legs and should show them off! ‘Lets go to the mall’..!!! Love Robin Sparkles!

  24. charlotte

    An ex of mine used to rave about her on How I Met Your Mother (until she lost too much weight, apparently) but I never watched and didn’t know…but, yeah, I totally get it now. She’s so lovely. Her face is just…lovely. So appealing.

  25. Shiitake

    Two out of four..not bad.

  26. Sajorina

    I ADORE #1! I’m in love with that orange dress with the awesome sleeves! COVET!!! She looks amazing… Her styling is perfection! Outfits #2 & #3 are not good! But, #4 is so casually sexy! WANT!

  27. fritanga

    She’s pretty, but unbelievably boring. “Robin Sparkles” is the most interesting thing about her and it’s not even real. These outfits are almost uniformly unfortunate, except for the first one, which is nice but again, too much for the occasion.

    I believe she’s working it hard right now because Whedon has promised her Wonder Woman, which he is now in a position to get made after having been shut down repeatedly. He’s always had a boner for her, but not even he can make her vivid enough to carry a movie.

  28. AM

    I think better posture would improve all of them.

  29. Kris10E

    Wow, I actually love outfit #3. It reminds me of a Rothko painting. I love her shoes and hair with it. A modern, simple look that I wish would magically appear my closet. On the other hand…I really hate the cranberry pants. To each her own, I suppose!

  30. katkin74

    You don’t need SHINY cranberry pants – ever. If they were cotton, like a jean, they’d be awesome and I’d buy them right now. Look #1 is also something i’d buy right now. The others are not great.

  31. Cynthia W

    I’m pretty sure that you do, indeed, need cranberry pants. As do I – but I just bought bright red pants, so cranberry pants might have to wait.