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CIRCUS COSTUME IDEAS
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.
Circus Ring Leader and Lion Costume
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