This is the post of 72 costumes, all collected, organized, and sometimes made from scratch by me. It was the biggest sewing undertaking of my life. And it was fun beyond my imagination. The joy on the kids’ faces when they saw their costumes for the first time was utterly priceless.
So, more photos!
Here you can see a few of my favorites- I am particularly in love with the marching band. Next to the two girls in the front we have the snake charmer (with his turban cocked oddly toward the back of his head), the dancing bear, and a peacock (that one was purchased). In the back row with the giant pink glasses is one of my favorite clowns. This was rehearsal, so no makeup.
This is the lion tamer. He lost his lion, so I don’t have her picture… oops.
This is the dancing sheep named Petunia. I am in love with this costume!
The two circus masters- the ring leader and the manager. I love everything about both costumes, but I am particularly in love with the ring master’s tailcoat.
A pair of clowns.
In this picture, you can see the lion, although I’m not sure where her mane went. I also love the zebra you can see in the back row. Black felt on white knit.
Here we have the world’s easiest jester costume with felt jester hat (the red and black one was store bought) and the orange construction vest from broadcloth and ribbon, also easy peasy.
I. Adore. The elephants. Just moved one sleeve onto the other and added ears and a face.
Clown from a T shirt, tulle, and strips of colorful fabric and pompoms.
The trapeze girls had shrugs made from tacky old curtains. Hah!
The cheetah costumes were made from a Walmart fleece blanket.
Here you can see the purple clown. Her dress was made from a bedsheet and dust ruffle and some fabric scraps.
There is the lion’s mane. As well as the cotton candy vendor.
Another cute zebra, made from a printed hoodie.
And there is the whole kit and caboodle.