My favorite tightroping outfit, of course, is a sparkly, frilly little number like the one below. But that's probably not appropriate for a man, and bare feet might get slippery.
Nik will likely wear casual athletic gear for his walk across Niagara Falls today.
Anne Edson Taylor, the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, wore a long skirt and blouse for the stunt in 1901. Though she survived, this outfit seems a bit heavy for tightrope-walking over the Falls.
Philippe Petit, when he crossed between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, wore a black top, black tights, and ballet-style flats.
Wallenda will walk the 1,550-foot span from the U.S. to Canada suspended 173 feet above the falls. Such a walk has been banned for 128 years, but Wallenda managed to gain special permission.
Read more here. The event will air live on ABC Friday during the 9-11 p.m. special, “Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls — Live!” It’ll be preceded at 8 p.m. with “Countdown to Niagara: The Greatest Megastunts of All Time.”