Thursday, February 27, 2014

Vintage Inspiration: Circus

As a child, I loved the circus. I blame Big Top Pee-wee. The circus combines bearded ladies, lion tamers, elephants and cotton candy and has always struck me as equal parts creepy and entertaining. Getting a ticket to the traveling circus was an incredibly popular way to entertain yourself in the early twentieth century. Now as a vintage clothing collector I notice how amazing the costumes are from these early circus performers. Looking at these photos has me wanting to sew sequins, tassels and feathers to all my clothing!

Photo credits here, here, here, here, here and unknown. 

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I know exactly how you feel. I think the same thing. I'd love to have a Circus party where all my friends have to dress up vintage circus. I too, collect vintage, sew and write (The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress--vintage swing dance novel)! I want the outfit of the last girl with the ballet shoes. He costume is AMAZING!