Clown Costumes

Welcome to the circus! There's fun to be had this Halloween with clown costumes from Costume SuperCenter. Whether you're a parent shopping for your kids or just looking for yourself, buying a clown outfit online has never been easier. There's no punchline here, just a huge selection of clown costumes for kids and adults, so buy your silly clown outfit today!

Welcome to the circus! There's fun to be had this Halloween with clown costumes from Costume SuperCenter. Whether you're a parent shopping for your kids or just looking for yourself, buying a clown outfit online has never been easier. There's no punchline here, just a huge selection of clown costumes for kids and adults, so buy your silly clown outfit today!

Facts About Clowns

Clowns! You know them, you love them. Unless you don't, which is pretty normal nowadays. But whether you want to spread the fear this Halloween, or you're looking for a colorful costume for a carnival or some other event, this collection of clown costumes is the perfect place to start – and finish!

 

The “clown” character came out of the zanni “rustic fool” characters from early modern commedia dell'arta, which were based of characters from ancient Greek and Roman characters. The world “clown was first recorded in circa 1560, meaning rustic, boor, and peasant. The idea of a clown as a jester or a fool began after 1600, possibly originating from Shakespeare. The now-classic idea of a clown, a colorful fool and physical comedian, began in the early 1800s with Joseph Grimaldi, who played “Clown” in  Charles Dibdin's 1800 pantomime Peter Wilkins: or Harlequin in the Flying World. The circus clown began in the 19th century, and likely began when Philip Astley added a clown to his equestrian shows to amuse spectators between events. In the 20th century clowns drifted toward a beaten-down look, becoming hobos or tramps thanks to Charlie Chaplin, Emmett Kelly, and Marceline Orbes.

Clown Costumes

Adult Clown Costumes

Dressing up as a clown for a Halloween party, going out for some trick-or-treating, and getting ready for a birthday party has never been easier! Get the perfect kind of clown costume for whatever kind of event, including a dark and dangerous outfit for a spooky costume party on Halloween, or a bright, colorful, and fun costume for having fun with the kids. There are even some sultry circus clowns that women can become when they want to be memorable for another reason, other than color or fright! There are tons of different styles to choose from, so it's easy for you to find a costume you're sure to love!

Kids Clown Costumes

Kids are always clowning around, so why not make them look the part too, when you search through this collection of clown Halloween costumes, but there are great outfits for other times as well! You have tons of colors and styles to choose from, so it's never been easier to find a costume for a night of trick-or-treating, a special carnival event, a birthday party, and much more. Your child will love getting dressed as a colorful and energetic character, or a dark and dangerous creature who is ready for some frights and scares on Halloween night!

Clown Costume Accessories

Complete your clown costume with the help of a big selection of fun items you can find right here! There are plenty of colorful and fun as well as dark and dangerous items you can add, including big floppy shoes, a vest and tie kit, big masks, sharp and pointed dentures, rainbow wigs, multi-colored socks, makeup kits, long ties covered in polka dots, high-heeled women's shoes, flower props, rubber chickens, lollipops, and lots more! It doesn't matter what kind of outfit you're building, we're here to help you make something memorable and fun!

Clown Costumes for the Family

If you want to get the entire circus ready for some fun, there are lots of different clown Halloween costumes – scary or classic – for you to pick from on this page. Kids will love living up to the family trade, and all of your can get a costume that's colorful for a night of trick-or-treating with a great family of fun clowns, or your group of scary clowns can bring real fear to a costume party with the different options for men and women. There are couples costumes, pet costumes, toddler costumes, and plenty more!

Circus Clown Costumes

Circus clowns are what most people think of when they imagine clowns in the classic sense, and there are tons of colorful options you can make look just right for a day or night of fun! Circus clowns tend to have big, colorful, and eye-catching outfits, big red noses, super oversized shoes, lots of polka dots, stripes, and big, bright colors. From colorful rainbow wigs and squirting flower props to huge inflatable costumes, kids and adults will both have their choice of fun looks they can use in plenty of different dress-up events – birthday parties, carnivals and circuses, trick-or-treating, and lots of other reasons!

Scary Clown Costumes

In the last few decades, clowns have gone from funny and goofy to scary! It may have started in earnest with It, but there's no denying there's a little bit of underlying fear that every clown possesses. Kids and adults can both get deadly, bloody, and frightening looks like dark jesters, Creepo clowns, Carn-evil vintage dresses, Last Laugh clowns, the madame of the mystery circus, and much more! They are the perfect choices for going out on Halloween night of some trick-or-treating, or becoming the scariest part of a costume party. There's no end to the options at your fingertips!

Clown Costume Ideas and Tips

A surprisingly versatile costume that can bring both endless fun and amusement as well as absolute horror, our selection of clown costumes will be the all-purpose go to costume you can find uses for all year long. With the resurgence in popularity of Stephen King's It, you can have your very own Pennywise the Dancing Clown costume that will be delivering serious jump-scares all Halloween long.

 

You can go old school with the 1990s Tim Curry Pennywise costume or show how much you love the reboot when you wear the costume featured in last year's hit release – and get a creepy look for part two coming in 2019! You can also get tons of color, dots, and stripes to make yourself a cheerful character for a whimsical night! Either way, your look is attention-getting and trendy, and quite possibly the biggest fight of the night. Our other clown costumes are a mixture of classic circus and creepy horror, and varied enough to fit your creative vision. Shop our huge selection of clown costume accessories to find all the wigs, face paint, floppy shoes and more to make your clown completely unique and individual.


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