Included are my first drafts, you can see how much the characters have changed from initial concept.
Strong man: I liked the idea of having his beard and hair look like a spartan helmet.
Acrobat: I was initially inspired by Chinese acrobats but while doing research i encountered a lot of amazing costumes from cirque de Soleil. Also the motif of the big came from batman's side kick Robin, as he was once a child acrobat. I i liked the idea of a small child in a bird costume doing the gravity defying jumps.
Jester: I prefer sleeker designs if jesters to clowns. My idea is that on a dark stage the jesters costume would make him blend in, leaving his hands and feet appear to float.
These are my 3 circus performer heads for the second task. Cheers!
As per the second video, this is my self caricature of me as a kid and now.