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60 Circus-Inspired Editorials

From Haute Clown Couture to Chromatic Carnival Fashion

— June 24, 2013 — Fashion
These circus inspired editorials evoke strong feelings of nostalgia. This collection of images showcases eerie makeup and outlandish clothing. Models pose as clowns and with exotic animals to achieve the effect of a fashionable and twisted circus performance. 

Going to the cirrus is an exhilarating event everyone should attend if they have the opportunity. The spectacle put on by many talented individuals is something that people can’t help but to be drawn too. These circus inspired editorials do a wonderful job at recreating the circus tents in all of it’s strange and wonderful glory. The bold fashions featured in these circus-inspired editorials will have you feeling like you need a more clownish attire. From modern circus train pictorials to vintage carnival-inspired editorials, these images will make you feel like you’re sitting front row.
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Cheerful Toasty Winterwear
Cheerful Toasty Winterwear
The Circus Arm Warmers by Donna Wilson will Keep You Cozy
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Circus-Coiffed Beauty Shoots
Circus-Coiffed Beauty Shoots
Tommy Hagen’s Artwork Invigorates Color and Tradition
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Iconic Buskvertising
Iconic Buskvertising
Naked Cowboy Heads to Leicester Square to Perform 'Ode to the Bagel'
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Body Bending Circuses
Body Bending Circuses
CIRCA Noveau Cirque Troupe Allows the Human Body to Blow the Mind
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Bravado-Boasting Booze
Bravado-Boasting Booze
Artist Felideus Bubastis Renders Bold Buskers Beer Labels
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55
Galactic Collage Catalogs
Galactic Collage Catalogs
The MARILYINMANBOOBS Collection 2 Lookbook is Eccentrically Ornate
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Boldly Striped Fashion
Boldly Striped Fashion
The Thomas Wakeford SS12 Collection is Inspired by Football and Beetlejuice
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Acrobatic Carnival Art
Acrobatic Carnival Art
Estela A Cuadro Illustrates A Fantasy Circus World
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Illuminated Acquaintance Portraiture
Illuminated Acquaintance Portraiture
The Jen Mann Art Series is Modern and Chic
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DIY Circus Canine Covers
DIY Circus Canine Covers
This DIY Circus Kennel Cover Project is for Dog Lovers Only
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Surreal Circus Scenes
Surreal Circus Scenes
The Kiki Van Eijk's Windows Installation is Whimsical
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Unabashed Polka-Dot Fashions
Unabashed Polka-Dot Fashions
Mark McNairy Spring/Summer 2013 Puts on a Playful Patterned Show
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Circus-Like Booze Posters
Circus-Like Booze Posters
The Sailor Jerry Ad Campaign Promotes an Old School Pee
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Busty Balloon Babes
Busty Balloon Babes
Bela Borsodi Strikes Again With Air-Filled Bimbos
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Hazy Neon Editorials
Hazy Neon Editorials
Benjamin Eidem and Tom Barker by Xevi Muntane for Wonderland are Chic
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Ringmaster-Ready Runways
Ringmaster-Ready Runways
The Agi and Sam FW12 Collection Boasts Wild Shapes & Unusual Textures
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Circus Train Pictorials
Circus Train Pictorials
The Harpers BAZAAR Singapore October 2012 Issue Boasts Playful Editorials
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Circus-Inspired Casual Wear
Circus-Inspired Casual Wear
The Issey Miyake Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Offers Bright Design
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Crystallized Fashion Photography
Crystallized Fashion Photography
Federico Cabrera's 'Montrez vos Couleurs' for Sect et Sept
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Edgy Ringmaster Photoshoots
Edgy Ringmaster Photoshoots
The Circus by Igor Oussenko Stars an Animal-Loving Aspen
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Shoe-Obsessed Retail Displays
Shoe-Obsessed Retail Displays
The Selfridges Christian Louboutin Store Window is Whimsical
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Cinematic Circus Photography
Cinematic Circus Photography
Le Turk Captures Angels, Clowns and Showgirls for Stylized Photoshoot
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Demonic Temptress Photography
Demonic Temptress Photography
These Eerie Burlesque Captures by Verity Griffith are Hypnotizing
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Surreal Symphony Catwalks
Surreal Symphony Catwalks
The Carlotta Actis Barone Spring/Summer 2013 Runway is Mozart-Inspired
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Tangled Tumbler Photography
Tangled Tumbler Photography
The Mariaelisa Duque Circus Series Reinterprets a Popular Theme
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Chic Clown Cosmetics
Chic Clown Cosmetics
The Britt Maren Doingbird Cover Shoot Updates Circus Makeup
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Two-Faced Fashion
Two-Faced Fashion
The Bernhard Willhelm Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection Presents Wild Hairstyles
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Preppy Circus Lookbooks
Preppy Circus Lookbooks
The House of Holland Resort 2013 Collection is Clash Happy
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Displaced Circus Shoots
Displaced Circus Shoots
Nadya Wasylko Captures Costumed Russian Nomads
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Surreal Purgatory Art
Surreal Purgatory Art
Siegfried Zademack Renders Bizarre Works of Hell on Earth
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Tennis Clown Fashion
Tennis Clown Fashion
Thom Browne's Silly S/S 2009 Collection
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Chic Clown Catalogues
Chic Clown Catalogues
The 'Romance Was Born' Pre-Collection 2012 Channels Circus Style
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Circus-Chic Collections
Circus-Chic Collections
The Jonathan Saunders S/S 2012 Menswear Line Plays With Bold Patterns
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Street Etiquette Runways
Street Etiquette Runways
The Mark McNairy Spring 2013 Collection Exudes Sophisticated Swag
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Linear Face Paint Looks
Linear Face Paint Looks
The Black Magazine A Strange & Wild Song is Cosmetic
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Chromatic Carnival Fashion
Chromatic Carnival Fashion
The Jana Knauerova Tush #25 Shoot is Playful and Chic
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Circus Warrior Fashion
Circus Warrior Fashion
This Wang Xiao Lovecat Editorial is Fierce & Fantastical
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Serpent-Infused Fashion
Serpent-Infused Fashion
This Kendra Spears Numero Editorial Features a Slithering Sidekick
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Optical Illusion Modelling
Optical Illusion Modelling
The Swinging 60s Shoot of Zuzanna Bijoch for Vogue Japan is Captivating
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Mesmerizing Doll Displays
Mesmerizing Doll Displays
The 'Would You Be My Miracle?' Exhibit for Natalie Shau and Paolo Guido
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Surreal Circus Portraits
Surreal Circus Portraits
The Manoj Jadhav 'RUH' Series is Dark and Curious
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Blurry Frou-Frou Fashion
Blurry Frou-Frou Fashion
Maude Arsenault for Push It Magazine Captures a Circus-Like Editorial
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Eerie Expressive Art
Eerie Expressive Art
Ray Caesar Creates Twisted Images of Creepy Victorian Figures
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Clowny Couture Captures
Clowny Couture Captures
The 10 Magazine Louis Vuitton Spread is a Luxe Label Cartoony Kick
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Circus Act Editorials
Circus Act Editorials
Crystal Renn & Alana Zimmer are Star Performers in Vogue Russia January 2012
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Luminous Circus Editorials
Luminous Circus Editorials
The ELLE Bulgaria April 2013 Photoshoot Stars Valentina Dimitrova
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Kinetic Machine Cranium Portraits
Kinetic Machine Cranium Portraits
Bruce Holwerda Paints Mime-Like Subjects with Mechanical Heads
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Eclectic Circus Performer Portriats
Eclectic Circus Performer Portriats
The Cirque du Style Grazia UK Editorial is Pattern Enriched
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Haute Clown Couture
Haute Clown Couture
Natasha Poly Heads to the Circus for Vogue Paris April 2012
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Femme Funhouse Photography
Femme Funhouse Photography
This June Paul Schmidt Editorial is Bursting With Whimsy
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Dreamy Dancer Photography
Dreamy Dancer Photography
Bertil Nilsson Captures His Fascination With Movement and the Body
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Hippie Clown Fashion
Hippie Clown Fashion
The Jeremy Scott AW12 Collection is Outrageously Psychedelic
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Grotesque Gothic Illustrations
Grotesque Gothic Illustrations
Michael Hussar Depicts Devilish and Surreal Carnival Workers
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Mysteriously Edgy Gypsy Editorials
Mysteriously Edgy Gypsy Editorials
The Camilla Fall 2013 Collection is Visually Mesmerizing
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Contemporary Circus Couture
Contemporary Circus Couture
The SW Madame Editorial Exudes Festival-Worthy Looks
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Glamorized Circus Galleries
Glamorized Circus Galleries
The Las Oreiro 2012 Campaign is Full of Elegant Stunts and Tricks
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Carnival Couture Editorials
Carnival Couture Editorials
The La Pierette Joyeuse Vogue Netherlands Image Series is Circus-Chic
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Doll-Face Photography
Doll-Face Photography
The Circo Amato Series is Soft and Romantic
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Carnival-Inspired Editorials
Carnival-Inspired Editorials
The Tina by Xi Sinsong for Fashion Gone Rogue Shoot is Ethereal
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Clown Fashion Editorials
Clown Fashion Editorials
Erwin Olaf's 'The Praise of Folly' for Elle Magazine
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