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Clowning Around in Clown Costumes is Fun!

Posted on 29th September 2013
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Clowning Around in Clown Costumes

Karnival Costumes blog entry on Clowning around in clown costumes. Terrific family costume theme.
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It’s strange that something meant to be funny can create such diverse feelings of love or hate. And the figure of these emotions? Clowns. Not necessarily the person behind the grease paint and wearing the colourful jacket and baggy trousers, no, rather the persona of the clown itself.  If you find yourself in the audience at a circus, keep your eyes on the audience during the clown show and you’ll be sure to see expressions that are either filled with joy or tinged with terror and fear.  And this is especially evident when looking at the faces of the children.
Multi-coloured clown wig from Karnival Costumes product reference: UP150764 This fear has been linked to the process whereby a child starts to make sense of facial features and it is thought that it’s the clowns reliance on exaggerated facial features in their registered make-up that may trigger the fear which can be carried into adult life and in extreme case this may develop into a phobic reaction to clowns which is technically known as Coulrophobia.
Fortunately the vast majority of people see clowns for what they are meant to be, fun characters who are attempting to bring fun and laughter to their audience.
Professional clowns have usually attended a clown school where homework revolves around tying balloons into animals and other shapes, learning the art of face painting (something becoming more popular at children’s parties) and learning how to generally clown around making people laugh. Once a clown has perfected his or her own painted face pattern or design, they register it and it is the only make-up design that they will use throughout their career.
So if you’re looking for an excellent choice for a costume party whether it’s for a child or adult then whether it’s a horror klown theme ideal for Halloween or a circus clown for a more traditional family themed party a clown costume party will be perfect although some of our Horror Klown Fancy Dress would be best reserved for older children and younger teens.
As you would expect Clown Costumes come in a number of different styles some reflecting the thoughtful and reflective Pierrot style of clown, or the Harlequin clown, often seen as the leader of the group carrying a slapstick with which he exerts his control, albeit that he inevitably loses the stick and the group use it against him.
With the exception of the relatively soberly dressed Pierrot and Harlquin clowns in their monochrome outfits, all other clowns will be garishly dressed and they’ll have either a bald head or a full mop head of colourful hair so finding a clown costume and wig for yourself or your child will be easy. But if you fancy making a circus costume most large haberdashers should have access to both patterns and the colourful fabrics and trims that you would need. That said, if making a costume is too time consuming, as a result of the popularity of the theme, clown costumes are readily available all year round.
If you choose to buy a clown costume then the options will be between visiting your local fancy dress store or shopping on-line through an internet based fancy dress costume site like ours.  In either case, they should also be able to offer you a selection of clown wigs plus a whole collection of oversized clown props such as glasses, shoes, bow-ties, flowers and combs all or any of which will squirt water along with the more skilful spinning plates and juggling balls.  And whatever else, don’t forget your clown make-up and false nose.
Online retailers tend to lay their shops out so that it’s easy to find the costume that you are looking for and a few will have an exceptional variety of fancy dress costume accessories.  And in the main, it is the careful selection of your costume accessories that really brings the whole costume together.
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