Family Halloween Circus costumes ideas that won’t break the bank, but will have everyone smiling! Perfect as family of five Halloween costumes, or any other number of people!
CIRCUS COSTUME IDEAS
I’m so excited to show you how our entire family of 5 dressed up in Circus Halloween costumes for under $30!! (In fact, we have never spent over $30 for family Halloween costumes!)
When I was looking for circus dress up ideas, I found lots of cute options, but I didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars.
With 3 kids under 5, we are totally a CIRCUS, so we decided to dress up in circus costumes. This was one of my favorite family Halloween costumes ever.
OTHER FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES:
- $20 DIY 3 Amigos Costumes (3-person Halloween costume)
- Where’s Waldo Costumes (4 person Halloween costume)
CIRCUS FAMILY COSTUME BREAKDOWN
CIRCUS COSTUMES: RING LEADER & LION
I found the lion costume at a thrift store for just a few dollars and in the same trip found my husband’s circus leader red jacket for a few dollars as well. It was actually a woman’s jacket, but no one never knew the difference.
When you shop at the thrift store for Halloween costumes, you have to be a little creative, but you can usually find what you’re looking for.
We had a hoola-hoop already and I ordered his black bow tie from Amazon. The circus leader black hat was brand new from Savers thrift store, but it was only $6.
CLOWN CIRCUS COSTUME
My four year-old wasn’t into wearing a lot of costume ideas, so the clown costume was perfect for him. I grabbed a bright t-shirt at Walmart for a few dollars along with the funky socks. and a clown tie that was on clearance at the Halloween store. The giant glasses were from Dollar Tree.
SHOP CLOWN COSTUME PIECES:
Tight Rope Walker Costume
My sweet girl was pleased as punch to wear this thrifted red leotard and tights. So a tight-rope walker she was!
Here’s the rest of the details:
- Red/white striped dress
- White shirt
- white paper crinkled and spray-painted yellow
- Popcorn costume tutorial
- red shoes
- Orange t-shirt
- Yellow shorts
- Funky socks
- Giant clown tie
- Clown glasses (get them at a dollar store for cheap)
- Clown nose
- optional: clown wig
- Red leotard
- White tights
- Lion costume
- hula hoop
And that’s how you do circus costumes on a budget!
I’d love to see your Circus Halloween costumes! Please tag @sofestive on Instagram so I can see what you come up with!