Feel like you’ve been walking on the tight rope of life lately? Why not make yourself into a retro tight rope walker! This particular look was inspired by the tight rope walker painting in Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride. Granted, you can go in whatever direction you feel most comfortable in. Circus costumes are always up for interpretation, so bedazzle it up if you feel so inclined.

I thrifted the main body of my costume, it used to be a dance recital costume that just so happened to be my size. I added a set of diamond checkered tights, a black and white parasol and some wrist ruffs to complete the circus vibe I was going for. Threw on some black shoes and a little bit of clown-esque inspired makeup, put my hair in a high bun and practiced my balancing skills! You can source your bodysuit from any discount dance website that you feel has the look you are going for. I’d love to make this costume again by grabbing a champagne colored skirted bodysuit and adding a bunch of crystals all over it for a more sophisticated performance look, if you want to be a little less kitschy. Always remember to have fun with it!

Stay Spooky,

The Style Astronaut

Photos by Tori Sviokla Photography