If you are looking for a circus fancy dress idea or circus freak fancy dress idea that comes off as classy while being a bit different harlequin fancy dress is a great choice. There is lots of scope to buy and make interesting, creative costumes.
The harlequin costume fits in to any fancy dress party and its great for corporate events where you want to stand out but not be controversial in any way.
The harlequin is an ancient character based on Hellequin who was a messenger from satan, characteristically with a blackened face. He was rumoured to rove through the country with a pack of satanic creatures looking for damned souls to pursue to hell.