Circus Family Halloween Costumes – 2021 Ideas for a Fun Holiday

Written by Kremena Ruseva

Halloween is just around the corner and it is about time that you start thinking about costumes and makeup! How about Circus Family Halloween costumes? It is so much fun to dress up in matching costumes and the best is that you do not need to spend a fortune. DIY circus costume ideas are all about creativity and imagination!

Circus Family Halloween Costumes 2021 Ideas


It is not a surprise that Circus Halloween costumes are so popular. Everyone who has visited the circus remembers the excitement and fun, the thrill and the air saturated with invisible magic and admiration. Funny clowns and mimes, acrobats and tightrope walkers, magicians and animals – they are so fascinating!

How to Make Circus Family Halloween Costumes?

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Circus costumes are colorful and a great idea if you are looking for a non-scary option to dress up the whole family. Once you have decided to opt for Circus themed Family Halloween costumes, it is best to plan each character. Luckily, there are many options – clowns, acrobats, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, a strong man etc. In addition, you could create a costume of the common circus food – cotton candy, popcorn, hot dog, ice cream, etc. We have selected some of the best Circus themed Family Halloween costumes which you can easily re-create in no time.

DIY Ringleader Halloween costume

DIY Ringleader Halloween costume

You will need:

  • Red Jacket
  • Black Hat
  • Hula Hoop
  • Yellow and Orange Felt
  • Small Lion Toy (optionally you can get animal costumes for your children)

DIY Strong Man Halloween costume

DIY Strong Man Halloween costume

You will need:

  • Stripe Shirt
  • Black Hat
  • Foam Balls Spray Painted Black
  • Long Black Stick

DIY Clown Halloween costume

DIY Clown Halloween costume

You will need:

  • Tutu Dress
  • Pom Poms
  • Party Hat/Wig
  • Red nose
  • Facepaint

How to Make a Magician Costume for Halloween?

circus family halloween costumes How to Make a Magician Costume

You will need:

  • Reversible cape
  • Black hat
  • Magic wand
  • Stuffed bunny

DIY Tightrope Walker Halloween Costume

DIY Tightrope Walker Halloween Costume

You will need:

  • Leotard
  • Tulle tutu
  • Headband and feathers
  • Bamboo umbrella
  • Tights

DIY Cotton Candy and Popcorn Costumes

DIY Cotton Candy and Popcorn Costumes

For a cotton candy costume you need an old dress, a hot glue gun and pillow stuffing. All you need is to glue the stuffing to the dress and then spray paint it in pink.

To make a popcorn costume you can also use pillow stuffing or simply crumple up white copy paper. Attach with hot glue to a white T-shirt and spray paint the “popcorn”. Put on a white and red striped skirt (make red stripes from tape) and your costume is ready!

 

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