Yesterday I stumbled across Vintage Vivant’s gallery of Circus and Carnival Beauties from the early 20th century and was transfixed by the idea of a gorgeous, circus-inspired Halloween look. I’m still mulling over the possibilities, but do yourself a favor and take a look at both the beauties and the fascinating Sideshow Curiosities section – perhaps you’ll find your imagination fired up for Halloween, as well.
If these lovely ladies of the carnival have your interest, here is an easy tutorial to create a fun, glamorous, and glittery bearded lady look for Halloween. This would pair nicely with any number of costumes, but I personally vote for something in a steampunk circus flavor. Happy hauntings, my loves, and do let me know in the comments if you’ve thought of a costume yet for this year.