Halloween In Your Closet: Circus Performer

If only real circuses were as magical as The Night Circus. I would totally run away and join Le Cirque des Rêves. While I’m waiting for the book to be made into a movie, I’m dressing as a circus performer for another round of Halloween in Your Closet.

Inspired by The Night Circus, this circus performer Halloween costume is easy to put together using pieces your probably already have in your closet!

Inspired by tightrope walkers, this circus performer costume can easily be recreated with items you probably already have in your closet. A tulle skirt, ballet flats, and umbrella are enough to get you going, and you can pile on the accessories as you see fit. I made the tulle skirt and posted about it here. For accessories, I grabbed a fascinator headband, vintage leather gloves, and seamed fishnet tights.

Inspired by The Night Circus, this circus performer Halloween costume is easy to put together using pieces your probably already have in your closet!

Inspired by The Night Circus, this circus performer Halloween costume is easy to put together using pieces your probably already have in your closet!

If I did run away to the circus, I’d want to be a tightrope walker or a trapeze artist. I like defying gravity. If you’re in the mood for another circus read, Girl on a Wire is really good.

Inspired by The Night Circus, this circus performer Halloween costume is easy to put together using pieces your probably already have in your closet!

What’s your favorite circus performer?

P.S. For another quick and easy Halloween costume idea, don’t miss Sleeping Beauty Queen!

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34 comments

  1. I have been seeing those skirts out and about just recently. I think you look adorable. My favorite would be Reese Witherspoon in Water for Elephants.

  2. This costume is so fun! The Night Circus is still on my reading list, but I love circus performer themed Halloween costumes. I especially love your tulle skirt!

  3. this is so fantastic! you’re so creative.
    so wait, ARE they making it into a movie? i honestly didn’t love the book but it would make a fabulous movie i think.

  4. The Night Circus is in my daughter’s top five books of all time and one that she has reread enough times that it is tattered. What a cute idea. I’m going to show her your post when she gets home from school. She’ll love this idea!
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  5. Can I just say that you’re the queen of clever when it comes to costume-making from your closet? I am absolutely loving this one – even more so because The Night Circus is one of my all-time favorite reads!

    xx

  6. You always have such great Halloween costume ideas using things we already have. If I ever dress up again, I’m consulting your blog!

    Loved the Night Circus – will have to check out Girl on a Wire.