If I didn't already plan my Halloween costume this year – I'm going to be a mermaid — I would totally be a cancan girl. But hey, there's always next year, right? In case you didn't know, cancan dancers first derived from Paris in the mid 1800s. They were known for performing lively, leg-kicking dances in a chorus line. Since then, the dance style has spread across the world. You can always spot a cancan dancer by her awesome costume: long fluffy skirts, petticoats, corsets, stockings, and colorful feather headgear. You too, can be a cancan.