Marisole Monday Goes to the Circus


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Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations: The Wonderful Paintings of Amy Lind and Circuses
A paper doll circus costume in teal and pink. Free to print in color or black and white for coloring.

A paper doll circus costume with a really rocking top hat. Free to print in color or black and white for coloring.

Today, there is a circus costume for the Marisole Monday & Friend’s printable paper doll series.

So, I use two things to sort the paper dolls. One is categories, like Poppets or Marisole Monday & Friends. The other is tags, like cyberpunk, Vikings or blond hair. Every few months, I go through the tags to make sure I haven’t misspelled something and/or made a tag I shouldn’t have. While I as doing that a few months ago, I noticed that some of my tags had only one item in them. This seemed sad, so I decided to draw sets for a few of those areas. The ones I focused on were Astronauts, Circuses and Ninjas.

Okay, kinda an odd list, but whatever. On Friday, there will be a new Ninja outfit for the Mini-Maiden series. Today, we have a circus inspired clothing for Marisole Monday & Friends. This will join the Ms. Mannequin circus outfit and the original Marisole Monday & Friends Circus paper doll set in color or black and white under the Circus tag.

Is all that clear as mud?

Excellent! So, today’s paper doll is really about embracing circus themed things, but not doing red and gold. I have done a lot of red and gold and I wanted to do something different. When I saw this panting by Amy Lind on my Circus Pinterest board, I knew I had my new color scheme for today’s circus costume. And then I gave her totally impractical shoes, because nothing says “performer of great skill” like shoes you probably can’t actually walk in.

Maybe that’s her circus act- walking in highly improbable shoes.

What do you think? What would be a good circus act to wear today’s circus costume in? Because when it comes to paper dolls, the costume is way more important then the actual act. Let’s be honest here.

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4 Responses to Marisole Monday Goes to the Circus

  1. Julie says:

    I LOVE this. The colors are perfect, the costumes are perfect. And I know how tough feathers are to draw.

    My husband and I took our boys to the Big Apple Circus in Boston and this is very much what modern circus performers would wear, I think. One of the contortionists on the day we were there wore lime green & hipster glasses. Circuses are definitely changing from the red & gold palette!

  2. Lina says:

    Grew up in circus.
    Opens mouth to say something
    Remembers how much she always loved costumes.
    Closes mouth.

    In all seriousness, I never liked the red and gold color scheme of most circuses. But I grew up with cirque du soleil and its uber colorfulness (saltimbanco… So much color).

    Not that these shoes would be appropriate, but I once saw contortion ballet performed on light bulbs. The dancers wore what looked like pointe shoes with the bottoms molded to stand on light bulbs. It was pretty cool. So there is probably an act that these shoes won’t interfere with.

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