Depending on your perspective on the subject, clowns are either the most adorable people in the world or the most frightening. For that reason, clown costumes continue to be some of the most popular Halloween costumes ever. They can be super-scary in the spirit of Stephen King's "It" or playful, fun and lighthearted. It doesn't matter if you're a professional clown on the birthday party circuit or just want a fun clown costume to frighten or delight at Halloween, Candy Apple Costumes has got what you're looking for!
Perhaps it's the makeup and the red nose, but clowns terrify many people. It may have something to do with the fact that in history there were actually some pretty scary clowns. Joseph Grimaldi was a London clown in the 1880s complete with a painted face and wild clothes. His act was more geared toward adults, offering crude jokes and laughs. Grimaldi's private life though was filled with much sadness and tragedy.
Over in France during the same time period, Jean-Gaspard Deburau created Pierrot the clown. He became the first so-called killer clown when he beat a child to death with his clown cane after the little boy taunted him. For horror-loving clowns, check out our selection of killer clown costumes. We've even got a plus size scary clown costume or two that you can deck out with horror movie makeup and creepy props! And if you're all about just clowning around, explore or bright and colorful clown costumes for some PG family fun.
Whether you want to be the evil clown that nightmares are made of or a happy Bozo replica, Candy Apple Costumes has an array of Clown Costumes, including kids' clown costumes for the little ones, that will either make 'em laugh or send them screaming from the room. It's all in how you perceive the clown. Funny or scary? Where do you sit on the clown front?