We did a styled photo session with the kids earlier this year that was set up like a circus party! It was so fun and in a lot of ways describes life these days. It’s been a crazy season around here. Like a circus. Ha! Most days I function more like ringmaster making sure all the pieces of life are falling together – and ensuring no one gets eaten by a lion. ;) But to be honest, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I love my little circus and these adorable circus costume ideas.
We are still deciding our Halloween costumes – I’m glad you loved the cotton candy Halloween costume idea this week. So fun! We have a bunch more costume ideas to share over the next month. Posting Halloween costume ideas that are bright & festive (and not spooky at all!) is one of my favorite blog series we do every year, see our Halloween Ideas page. If nothing else makes the cut, going as a circus performer seems just about right during this season of life.
What you will need to make these Circus Costume Ideas
Making a boy circus costume come together is as simple as a red shirt, black vest and a barbell.
Make the barbell by spray painting 2 large Styrofoam balls and one wooden stick.
Combine it all and it’s an easy last-minute costume to make happen for your fun loving dude.
For the feathered circus performer costume, we cut up a pink boa and used hot glue to add it to a dress-up dress.
A length of jeweled ribbon, feathers and hot glue make for a sweet circus crown. Combine it with white tights (we painted ours to match this look) and you have a circus performer in 5 minutes flat.
(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Lemaire Photography).