If you need an acrobat costume for a costume party or a school or theater production, you may already have the items you need in a closet, especially if you like to dance or perform gymnastics. Acrobats wear tight-fitting lycra or spandex clothing to display the shapes their bodies make to the best advantage as they perform their acrobatic moves.
Wear a tight lycra leotard and tights or leggings in a matching or contrasting color as a base for your costume.
Glue sequins or gold braid to your costume with fabric glue to add sparkle for a circus acrobat costume.
For girls, add a short lycra or tulle skirt in a coordinating color. Go barefoot or wear ballet pumps.
Tie long, colorful ribbons to your wrists. Tie long hair back away from your face in a ponytail. Tie matching ribbons around your ponytail, leaving them hanging down in long strands. If your hair is short, attach them to a tight-fitting headband.
Apply bright, theatrical makeup or face paint quite heavily, as it would be applied for a stage performance. Concentrate on colorful eyeshadow and lip color.
Carry balls, hoops and ribbon wands as accessories.
Wear a medal on a ribbon around your neck to look like a prize-winning acrobat or Olympic gymnast.