Clowns make for a very diverse group of costumes. Most people immediately think of the whiteface clown, but this is only one type, the circus character. A whiteface clown requires a base coat of white face make-up, but other clowns do not. Make-up should, at a minimum, enhance the features, but it does not always have to be over the top. Bozo the Clown is a good example of a whiteface clown, while Charlie Chaplin is a more subdued type. Clothing can be likewise as varied. A black thrift store suit, white button-down shirt, bowler hat, black tie, toothbrush moustache and signature cane make for Charlie Chaplin. With more elaborate, fanciful Bozo-type clowns, the sky's the limit. The ostentatiousness of the make-up should correspond to the gaudiness of the clothing.