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Christian from Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Much like his movie counterpart, the musical’s Christian is driven by love and by a sense of wonder in the world that many around him no longer share. His outcome is no less tragic and his loss no less heartbreaking than his movie counterpart, but he brings a different energy to the dynamic of Moulin Rouge that is unforgettable.

Christian’s writing may be hard to reproduce but his style is a wonderful closet cosplay. Button front slacks and a linen button down under a dark vest make up the majority of the costume. Finish off the look with a neck scarf and Oxford-style ankle boots. You’ll be the toast of the Moulin Rouge and all of the pieces can transfer easily to other costumes.

Cha-U-Kao

Cha-U-Kao, the Moulin Rouge performer and clown of the 1890s, was made famous in a series of paintings by Henri Touslouse-LauTrec. Very little is known about her, except for the fact that she was a lesbian. Cha-U-Kao had a distinctive look with a yellow and black outfit and white hair piled up on her head.