Get a peek at what goes in to a Cirque costume

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We're going behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM show later this week.

The company's tour stops in Columbus for a four-week stretch, from Aug. 22 to Sept. 13 at the Ohio Expo Center, and we're getting a peek at the costumes and chatting with Amanda Balius, head of wardrobe, on her inspiration for the performers' looks. Check back on Friday for our Cirque blog.

TOTEM explores the evolution of species through the company's signature acrobatic tricks, colorful visuals and risky stunts. Tickets are on sale now, and they range from $35 to $110. You can snag some here.

-Taylor Rogers, @rogerstaylorj