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Psychotic Clown Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is all about clowning around, but what happens when good clowns go bad? Many people are secretly a little bit afraid of these sideshow performers, so exploiting that unease and dressing up as a crazy psychotic clown might be a great idea this season, especially if you don't mind giving people nightmares.


Psychotic Clown



To do your own take on a psycho clown, it's going to be all in the makeup. There's nothing more chilling than a cheerful clown costume paired with an an angry face. Accessories with sharp teeth, fake blood and wavy red hair. You can really use your imagination to make this one as frightening as possible.

There are many movies featuring deranged, psychotic clowns and we will mention some of them, Poltergeist, Clownhouse, It, Killer Clowns from Outer Space, Batman etc. Check these movies and use the clown costumes from these movies as an inspiration. Don't be afraid to make experiments.

Twisted Clown



Unleash your imagination and make a costume that is quite different than an ordinary clown costume used on Halloween. The twisted clown can wear a variety of outfits including red pants and black sleeveless shirt with suspenders. For a more simple look were a red shirt and paints with a extra-large multicolored bowtie. Feel free to hold a cigar in your hand.

Add few big buttons in different colors on your shirt. Paint your face white and don't use wig if you are bald, if you are not try to cover your hair with some white covering. Make your teeth look rotten.

Disturbing Clown



Clowns often have wacky hair. Something brightly-colored or even rainbow might be perfect. If you want to be extra disturbing, you could make the hair look faded in color or like it came off someone else's scalp. Spread pieces of fake flesh and fake blood among the strands.

Get a clown makeup kit or, if you can't find or afford one, just borrow your mom's makeup and do your best with it. The rule of thumb is that clowns don't show any human skin, so you're going to want to cover your entire face, preferably with a white base. The design that you make on top of that is up to you, but make sure it gives you a sinister expression.

Get yourself a brightly-colored clown suit. Depending on your style of clown, this will vary of course, so take a look at a few options from your local party store. If you're going for the whole gory killer clown thing, stain the suit with some fake blood here and there.

Some balloons will add to the creepiness. If you want to pay homage to Pennywise, you can also get a nice set of pointy teeth to wear. Drizzle some fake blood on them if you do.

Creepo the Clown

Creepo the clown is one of the main characters introduced in the Scare House, a haunted attraction in Pennsylvania. In order to look like Creepo the Clown you will first need to get a rainbow wig. After that you can paint your face like a typical clown, but pay attention to the eyes and mouth. You should make an evil smile with pointy teeth using red and white color. You will need a full jumpsuit used by clowns in red and black color. In addition, you can hold a plastic baton in your hand.

Clowns may be a cliche these days, but they're still scary. Consider embodying this nightmare character for Halloween and watch the traumatized masses run from you.

Killer Clown



Just like in the case with the psycho clown costume idea, you will need to pay special attention to the make-up. You will need dark or black eye shadow, black eyeliner, black, red and white face paint. If you really want to spice up things you can also wear special contact lenses. You must cover your neck and face with white color and apply black eyeliner and eye shadow around the eyes. Make sure that the form around your eyes is irregular.

In addition, use red paint color on your nose and around your mouth (create a big mouth) and paint scary twisted teeth. You can use any type of colorful wig. Your clothes don't have to be special to wear a pair of black jeans and a white top with green or red shoes. You can also buy a special clown jacket from a costume shop. Don't forget to add some fake blood on your clothes or on your face and arms.


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