Clowns have been around for a long time
Clowns have been around for a long time. I remember seeing my first clown when I was a little girl. In my mind's eye, I can still see his white face, his red nose, his colorful hair and costume. He was a friendly clown, passing out balloons to all the boys and girls.
Photo courtesy of Keith Moseley on Flickr
The Auguste clown is the "doofus" of clowns. This clown doesn't act highly intelligent. His moves are zany and appear foolish.
Auguste makeup: Makeup for the Auguste clown usually starts with a flesh-tone base, not white, and is used to exaggerate the natural features of the clown. Clowns don't use makeup to hide their features, but rather to make them easier to see, especially from a distance.
Auguste costume: Exaggeration is the key element in an Auguste clown's costume. He might wear a tiny hat with a huge, baggy coat, for instance. The Auguste clown must make sure that his costume shows a lot of contrast in its elements so that the audience will be able to tell what type of clown he is before he speaks.
Famous Auguste clowns: Cooky, Coco, Albert Fratellini, and Lou Jacobs
Photo courtesy of pareeerica on flickr
Here's a pair of goofy clown shoes that would work well with your Auguste clown costume. Shoes are red and yellow vinyl, and fit on over your street shoes.
The whiteface clown is the clown most of us think of when we think of a circus clown. The whiteface clown can take on any funny personality when he performs. The whiteface clown is usually the leader of a group of clowns, and often directs the actions of other clowns. The whiteface clown is the oldest type of clown.
Whiteface clown makeup: There are two types of whiteface clown, the classic and the comedy (or grotesque). On both types, the makeup base is white. The classic clown, which is the type most of us know from the circus, uses makeup to exaggerate his eyes and mouth, while the comedy clown exaggerates his makeup even more, to accent his zany character. Bozo the Clown is an example of a comedy clown.
Whiteface clown costume: It used to be that the whiteface clown would wear a one-piece clown outfit, but that's no longer true. These days, most any kind of clown costume goes, as long as it fits with the character being portrayed.
Photo courtesy of Mark Crossfield on Flickr
The fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia
Just add makeup
|Dots the Clown Adult Costume- $34.90|
For a fun adult clown costume that everyone will enjoy consider the Dots the Clown Adult Costume which consists of this red with white dotted jumpsuit along with a clown ruffled collar and stocking hat. Should you like additional accessories you can choose from: Fake Dynamite Clown White Makeup Clown Red Nose or Red and Yellow Clown Shoes for Adults. Please note that any other items shown here are not included. Children and adults alike are drawn to clown costumes and they are often a great addition to any type of party: Halloween parties office parties charity or promotional events and even birthday parties. You can go wrong with a clown costume because of the universal joy it brings. If you want an adult costume that will also be a great investment then consider this Adult Clown Costume. You will literally have a ball with this costume.
|Adult Jack the Jolly Clown Costume Plus Size- $34.90|
Clowns are always up to give a good laugh. With the Jack the Jolly Clown Plus Size Costume youll be able to have the party in tears this Halloween. This costume comes with a very colorful jumpsuit and a matching clown hat. The jumpsuit is green with a multicolored circle pattern. The neckline is gold and the sleeves are of a pom pom detail. Laugh it up this Halloween.
|Unisex Big Top Clown Costume- $21.90|
Not many people are informed about the history of clowns. With this costume you can tell the story. The Unisex Big Top Clown Costume features a shirt collar and pants. The shire is loud and bright with large multicolored dots and long sleeves. With pants that match the shirt and wide blue and white collar this clown costume gives you all the basics for a great look. Clowning is an ancient art form. Though clowns were once sacred priests today theyre entertainers that frighten some people and amuse others. In the Unisex Big Top Clown Costume youll get to choose which kind of clown you want to be! From there you can choose accessories to match your mood. Want to be a happy clown? Add a bright clown wig traditional clown makeup and some oversized shoes and youll make children laugh all night. Scary clown? Add a dark wig some sharpened teeth and dark makeup. Whichever way you go the unisex clown outfit is guaranteed to help you have a happy Halloween.
|Toddler Big Top Clown Costume- $14.90|
Your child will be ready to entertain the crowd in the center of a 3-ring circus with this Toddler Big Top Clown Costume for boys and girls. The Big Top Clown outfit features a yellow and blue top with purple yellow and green print patches puffy pom-pom buttons and a red collar. The pants also feature yellow and red stripes with purple and green print patches. The Big Top Clown costume is available in one standard size suitable for toddler boys and girls in sizes 3T and 4T. This is one of the most festive Halloween costumes you can get for boys and girls and you wont be able to find a lower price anywhere. Add even more fun to this clown ensemble with a Multi-Color Clown Wig for children and a Tri-Color Palettes for Clown make-up assortment that will allow you to get that perfect look for this costume.
|Clown Around Town Child Costume- $15.90|
Spread cheer instead of fear in this Halloween costume the Clown Around Town Child Costume! Designed especially for children who are jolly and lively this Clown costume for kids will surely catch everybodys attention primarily because of the jackets vibrant and varied colors. Gone are the days when Halloween costumes were just about dark and gloomy clothing now children and parents alike have a more varied selection and a positive alternative. The costume also comes with a a shirt front a bow tie and pants to match making any child look like a real clown who is ready to spread fun and delight anytime. For a more complete look accessories in the form of white gloves and red clown nose are available at our store but sold spearately other similar additions like wig big shoes and lollipops can also be purchased seperately. The Kid Clown costume is available in small medium and large sizes so theres one for every age!
|Kids Spanky Stripes Clown Costume for Girls- $27.90|
Have the Girls Spanky Stripes Clown costume to dress up your daughter like a clown. This Halloween costume is a whimsical and vibrant clown suit that features sharp contrast and bold colors. Large blocks of green yellow red blue and orange on the Spanky Clown Costume are accented along with attractive black and white stripes. These costumes are available with knickers and a hat. It is always good to accessorize the Stripes Clown costume with a red wig clunker shoes and bright tights that you get separately. You get this clown-like costume in sizes small to large which means girls aged four to twelve may wear it easily. The add-ons to this outfit may include clown makeup and shoes. If you wish to steal the show and appear outstanding in a perfect Halloween outfit then the Spanky Stripes Clown costume is just the right choice indeed!
|Spanky Stripes Clown Costume for Boys- $23.90|
No joke-this Boys Spanky Stripes Clown Costume is one hilarious outfit. Youll have your friends and family in stitches when you put on the oversized red and blue pants (with black and white patches) the multicolored red and green jacket with tails the eye-catching hat and a big black and white bow tie. Its almost impossible not to giggle when you see this Boys Spanky Stripes Clown Costume-and its nice to be able to laugh amid all the screaming from the scarier Halloween costumes. These Spanky Stripes Clown costumes can be re-worn throughout the year whenever youre in need of a little laughter. Dont forget to pick up a multi color clown wig a big red clowns nose a set of Tri Color Pallettes Clown makeup and a pair of Childs red Clown Clunkers shoes. Get one of these awesome costumes and do a little clowning around of your own this Halloween.