P.T. Barnum Costume

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The P.T. Barnum costume comes from the movie The Greatest Showman. The Greatest Showman is a film that is loosely based on P.T. Barnum.

Barnum was famous as a showrunner for circuses and other such events. In the film, P.T. Barnum is shown throughout his life.

This includes his career as a museum owner and how he employs various “freaks” to attract audiences to his shows.

Viewers also see his family life as that of a father of two children and a wife to Charity. The effects that his lifestyle has on his relationship with his family are also explored throughout the movie.

P.T. Barnum is an ambitious character. He is very driven by his goals and sometimes becomes too shortsighted because of them.

You’ll Need:

  1. P.T. Barnum Costume
  2. Black Top Hat
  3. Pimp Cane Prop
  4. Black Knee-High Boots

P.T. Barnum Costume DIY Guide

The P.T. Barnum Costume is a fun choice for lovers of vintage styles and dramatic ensembles.   This cosplay is mainly made up of a typical ringmaster outfit.

It begins with a circus ensemble consisting of a red overcoat with a golden-toned vest. It also consists of a pair of simple black slacks.

Pair this ensemble with a pair of knee-high riding boots on your feet. On your head, you can wear a ringmaster-style top hat.

To accessorize this ensemble further, you can carry around a walking cane with you.

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P.T. Barnum Costume Cosplay

P.T. Barnum dresses in a way that is rather dramatic and showy. This fits his job as a showrunner and helps put him at center stage when introducing the show.

Because of this, the P.T. Barnum costume is a fun choice for anyone who likes to make an appearance with their clothing.

You can enhance the costume by having some friends dress up as typical “freak show” acts, like the Bearded Lady or other “freaks” from the movie.

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About P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum was one of the most famous circus showrunners to ever exist. His circuses survived long after he passed under the name of Barnum and Bailey.

In the movie The Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum himself. The movie is loosely based on the life of the showrunner.

P.T. Barnum was an ambitious entrepreneur who knew what he wanted to do and took creative measures to do it. The movie explores his life in various phases, from owning a museum to chasing his dreams.

It also gives a glimpse at his personal life with his family. The film explores the way that the globetrotting lifestyle of P.T. Barnum had an effect on that very family as well.

In the article above, we have listed the steps you’ll need to take in order to create your own P.T. Barnum costume. Follow these steps to prepare your cosplay for your next costumed event.

What is the most famous quote from P.T. Barnum?

1. “Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.”

2. “Money is in some respects life’s fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.”

3. “Every crowd has a silver lining.”

4. “Whatever you do, do it with all you might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.”

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