Killer Clown Halloween Costumes

Updated April 17, 2017

There are hundreds of different routes you can take if you are going to be a Killer Clown for Halloween. You could be an already-famous killer clown or design your own killer clown costume. Not much needs to be added to a clown costume to make it a killer. Many people find clowns creepy just as they are.

Famous Killer Clowns

Killer clowns have scared movie audiences for decades. The clown from Stephen King's "It" and the Joker from "Batman" are two examples of famous killer clowns. Images of these clowns are prevalent and complete costumes are available online and in some costume stores. Put together your own famous killer clown costume by assembling the killer clown's wig, clothing and make up according to his picture.

Killer Clown Masks

Face and full head masks are quick and easy killer clown costumes. They require no wigs or make-up that is often messy and difficult to remove. Killer clown masks vary from a simple evil grimace to pop out eyes and faces on the back of your head. It doesn't really matter what you wear with a killer clown mask because the mask describes your character completely. So much attention is drawn to your face that you can wear a T-shirt and jeans and still be scary. However, wearing clownish clothing with the mask brings the entire costume to another level. Killer clown masks can be expensive, but if well kept they can last for years.

Homemade Killer Clown

If you are on a budget, you don't need to purchase much to create your killer clown costume. All you really need is a basic make-up palate, oversized clothes and you can become a killer clown at home. Use basic clown face paint, which includes a white face, a red nose and highlighted lips and eyes. From here, add variations like blood dripping from the mouth, a twisted smile and demented eyes. Use products from you home to make your hair crazy, stand up or become greasy like hairspray, gel, mouse or oils.

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Jen Oda has been writing since 1999. Her stories and poetry have been published in Fordham University's newspaper "The Observer" and in "My Sister's Voices," a collection by Iris Jacob. Oda holds a Bachlor of Arts in theater performance from Fordham University.