‘American Pickers’ Star Danielle Colby Feels Like a ‘Phantom’ in New Poolside Swimsuit Pic

by Michael Freeman

Besides researching places for the American Pickers crew to visit, Danielle Colby avidly commissions and wears costumes. In her latest one, she notes feeling like a “phantom” while by the pool.

Sporting the “catty” costume from a previous pic she uploaded, Colby is lounging by the pool in this one. Staring into the distance with her cape in hand, she states she feels “Phan-tastic” in her newest Instagram post.

“This cape makes me feel Phan-tastic,” the caption coyly begins. “😉 Get it?? Like a phantom…. Anyway! The rest of this beautiful photo set is available now on Patreon. 📸: @madisonhurleyphotography 🩱: @ladyvermilioncostume.”

Though she states she feels like a phantom, the piece appears to have a cheetah theme. A quick glance at the cape shows the inside is red, but the outside matches the one-piece swimsuit she’s wearing. Nonetheless, with the set and the outfit the way they are, it almost appears she could slowly glide into the pool below.

As she states in the caption, those curious for other costumes and pictures can check out her Patreon.

Danielle Colby Talks About Her ‘Strict’ Upbringing

Looking at her costumes and burlesque photos, one can see Danielle Colby is a free spirit. However, she recently disclosed that growing up, she had a “strict” upbringing.

Speaking to Fox News about her hobby and passion, she mentioned she had quite a strict upbringing. “The interesting thing is I grew up a Jehovah’s Witness and I had a very, very strict upbringing. So burlesque wasn’t something that was really around for me. I couldn’t be around it. It was new and taboo.”

That’s not to say the fact it was forbidden or frowned upon is what spurred her interest in it. Colby says her passion for it taught her valuable life lessons and helped her become who she is now.

“The burlesque journey has really been an interesting one for me,” she told the news outlet. “It’s part of my life journey, my relationship with my body and my relationship with sexuality. It’s deep and it really started from a place of anxiety and depression. It really helped me blossom into a person who is less anxious and less depressed.”

Along those lines, the entertainment medium is often compared to stripping and even if some do it for validation, she does it for herself. “I don’t perform for men. I don’t care if men are in the audience at all. It doesn’t matter to me either way. Just be there and be respectful. I really want the women in the audience to feel a kinship. … You should go to a burlesque show and feel invited into the conversation. If you don’t, you’re in the wrong burlesque show.”

In short, Colby feels it’s not only empowering but helped her become comfortable with herself, an invaluable life lesson.