© Wear very long tie on bustles
© Corsets, in jewel tones and stripes/pinstripe
© Wear miniature top hats with fishnet veils
© Keep exotic pets like tarantulas, parrots & monkeys.
© Have a talent for getting crowds going. Work on your booming voice and be very expressive.
© Develop a extrovert character. You can’t be a circus showgirl/showboy if you aren’t showy!
© Take up trapeze or aerial lessons. Go to a circus workshop.
© See a Circus of Horrors show.
© Learn how to juggle
© Long satin/leather gloves
© You can never have too much glitter.
© Crazy false eyelashes.
© Clown style make up.
© Beetlejuice pants.
© Learn how to use a whip.
© Be wild and laugh uproariously.
© Listen to the Dresden Dolls, Circus Contraption, the Tiger Lilies & the Stolen Babies
© Poofy bloomers worn as outerwear.
© Huge crazy cocktail rings & multicoloured nails.
© Mime styled eyeliner.
© Cut up different pairs of pants and sew mismatching pant legs back together.
© Backcomb your hair and make it into an afro. Then dye it either baby blue or pink so that it looks like candyfloss.
© Leotards. Spandex, polka dot, stripy, tiger stripes, whatever appeals to you!
© Waistcoats. Military, pinstripe, victorian looking.
© Old fashioned lace up boots.
© Huge glittery platform shoes.
© Stripy and star patterned tights.
© Don’t be afraid of clowns. Fall in love with them.
© Harlequin patterns.
© Take inspiration from Dominique Lenore Persi, Jack the Clown, the Joker & Harley Quinn.
© Learn how to make your own candyfloss/popcorn.
© Volunteer to help out at a travelling circus/carnival.
© Brightly coloured tutus.
© Vibrant masquerade masks with feathers a plenty.
© Paint on little cheek circles.
© Wear a ruff. Or a miniature jester hat.
© Crazy Dame Edna & novelty/oversized sunglasses.
© Bow ties, baby. And GIANT hair bows.
© Keep a pack of cards in your bag with you.