Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Warm Heart Hot Water Bottle Prop

Original Price : $7.50
You Save : $1.00
Product ID : N11435

Price : $6.50

Valentine's Day Accessories

Heart shaped hot water bottle. Place it over your heart during an act to prove what a "warm hearted" clown you are.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Smiley w/ Heart Nose Stickers

Smiley w/ Heart Nose Stickers

Price : $8.00
Product ID : Q1672

Price : $8.00


Valentine's Day Accessories

Brighten someone's heart with this little sticker by Angel. We all want a happy heart, now you can have a whole roll of them! Die cut sticker. 2" wide 250 stickers per roll, perforated.Link

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mini Mother Goose Magic Coloring Book

Mini Mother Goose Magic Coloring Book

Price : $4.50
Product ID : G1196

Price : $4.50


Magic Coloring Books

A three change Coloring Book in a handy pocket book size, (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"), with large and bold illustrations of popular nursery rhymes familiar to all kids. Visible at a great distance. Black and white pictures become magically colored, then all pages become blank. Printed on thick paper with laminated covers, to last.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Three Easy Magic Tricks to Impress Your Audience

Three Easy Magic Tricks to Impress Your Audience"

A clown should have several tricks up his sleeve...and why not? There's something magical about a good clown, so nobody should be surprised when they start doing magic tricks. Some magic tricks take a lot of work and practice to get just right, but some are easier to master. As a clown, you'll be spending a lot of time around kids, so start now with your own kids. Here are a few tricks that are easy to do, and will make your kids think you're the coolest clown around.

Magic Rope to Silk Trick - In this great but easy effect, a piece of rope seems to defy gravity by standing on end. Then, the rope falls down on your command. Finally, it instantly changes from a rope into a bright red 12 inch silk handkerchief.

Here is how to do it!

Traffic Light Beads - This trick makes you look like a mind reader a feat that never fails to impress! The trick includes three large safety pins, and each pin contains beads in traffic colors red, yellow or green. You call an assistant up to the stage and give him or her all three pins. You then turn your back, and your assistant chooses one of the pins and places it into your open palm still behind your back. Even little kids can help with this part. You keep your hands behind your back, never looking at the beads, and then you proceed to read your assistant's mind.You will know which color is behind your back, but you will appear to pluck the answer right out of your helper's mind! This trick is inexpensive and simple, and will keep your audience intrigued and impressed with your magical ability!

Here is how to do it!

Dime and Penny Trick - This is an easy trick for beginners, and it's a great way to get audience members involved. Call a volunteer up to help you this is especially fun with kids, who enjoy being part of the action. Place the dime in the child's open palm, then set the penny on top of it—make sure everyone can clearly see you do this! The child them closes her hand. For some fun patter, you might want to say a few magic words or prentend to look for the coins elsewhere...before finding the dime right in your own pocket! When your volunteer opens her hand, she's only holding the penny! Where did the dime go? That's for you to know and your audience to wonder about!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Caring for Your Wig

How to Care for Your Wig:

Looking your best as a clown is a must; but it shouldn't end with the costume and make up. Your clown wig is also in need of proper attention to detail. No matter if it is a less expensive wig in the $30.00 range or into the hundreds of dollars for a custom model, always care and store your wig properly.
  1. Number one on the list is to make sure the wig is cut and styled for your look and character. Hand wash your wig with a gentle shampoo; many wig manufacturers suggested baby shampoo. Gently dry the wig, place it on a foam wig form to finish drying and for styling.
  2. Now that your wig is clean, dry and styled, store it safely on the wig form and it will be ready to go for the next show.

If you are working a regularly and your wig goes through a great deal of wear and washing, make sure you replace it before it gets too shabby. Again, your wig is also an important part of your professional look.

  • Proper care will help your wig last a long time.
  • No matter how tempting, never wash your wig by machine, that is a true recipe for disaster.
  • You may use stain remover on the cloth cap portion of a bald head wig, still washing by hand after.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Some Great Clown Costume Accessories

One of the best parts of being a clown is sprucing up your outfit with some cool clown accessories.
  • Clown Hoods: For a white face, a clown hood is probably the most functional accessory they have. A hood greatly decreases the amount of white make up needed to complete their face.

    Clown Hood
  • Clown Cuffs: In the hot months it’s nice to leave the jacket at home and wear a long sleeve shirt and vest to help stay cool; a nice set of clown cuffs will dress up this look.

    Clown Cuffs
  • Lapel Flowers: Lapel flowers and hair ribbons add color to your look.

    Clown Lapel Flower

  • Suspenders and Shoe Laces: A couple of accessories that are functional and fun are suspenders and shoelaces. I like to change my shoelaces sometimes for a different style to jazz things up a bit.

    Clown Suspenders Clown Shoe Laces

  • Clown Badges: No clown should be without some funny clown badges. Clown badges inspire many conversations; people always want to know what IYQ or URAQT is supposed to mean. Once you have them reeled in you can dazzle them with your awesome skills.
    Clown Badges
These are just a few things you can get to help stand out from the crowd, well the clown crowd that is. So go ahead show them your flare.

Monday, January 9, 2012

What Are The Basic Accessories for a Clown Character?

What are the Basic Accessories for a Clown Character:

Everyone knows what a clown looks like, right? Colored wig, clown white makeup, one-piece costume, oversized shoes. But actually, contrary to what many of us have always thought, not every clown costume is the same. There are different types of clowns, and while each individual clown is free to chose certain elements to complement their character, other elements are type-specific and are an integral part of clowning history.

The Whiteface Clown:

Whiteface garb differs, depending on the character.

The Classic (European) Whiteface is a jester, with soft shoes, baggy pants (worn loose or gathered at the ankle), a loose fitting top, a neck ruffle, and a soft pointed hat. Sometimes, a floppy hat or black skull cap is worn in place of the traditional pointed hat.

The Straight Whiteface dresses either all in white with a colorful trim, or in bright colors with contrasting ruff and trim. The suit is baggy, like the Classic Whiteface, but a skull cap and wig are usually worn instead of a pointed hat. Gloves are common.

The Grotesque Whiteface has exaggerated features. The suit will remain baggy, but is tailored to fit irregular body proportions (long stilt-legs, a big fanny, etc.), and is almost always colorful. The Grotesque Whiteface almost always wears gloves and a wig.

The garb is the same for Female Whiteface clowns, though the makeup will frequently highlight feminine features.


There are different kinds of Tramps, but the costume is the same for all of them: a dark suit or tuxedo, heavily patched; tattered shoes; a derby or top hat (frequently without the top); and fingerless gloves. Some Tramps accessorize with brightly colored vests, long dark overcoats with lots of pockets, and walking sticks.

Female tramps—called Bag Ladies—usually wear sneakers, a frumpy dress, a scarf or cheap costume jewelry, and a kerchief or a floppy hat.

The Auguste:

The classic Auguste look is the exact opposite of the Whiteface: an extravagant mismatched costume, oversized or undersized accessories (huge bow ties, small pants, etc.), bold colors, and large prints. Many Augustes wear suspenders and gloves. Female Augustes frequently sport long eyelashes, wear outrageous dresses, and carry purses.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Basics About Clown Noses

How To Attach A Clown Nose
  1. Have the skin free of makeup and powder when applying adhesive.
  2. Apply a light coat of adhesive to clown nose and lightly put it in place on your own nose.
  3. Remove the clown nose and give it a second coat of adhesive.
  4. Following the pattern made on your own nose, apply a light coat of adhesive on your skin.
  5. Let both the clown nose and your own nose dry, and using a hair dryer can speed this up.
  6. Now apply the clown nose to your own nose taking special care to get it in the exact location.

Kinds Of Noses - Some Brand Names
  • Jim Howle Noses: Jim Howle noses are distinctive. Named for America's premier clown portrait artist (and a frequent Clown Camp instructor), Jim Howle noses are made of acrylic-coated latex and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, including traditional red and hobo (flesh-tone).
    Many different styles and sizes uses ProKnows adhesive
  • Proknows: Proknows noses are built for comfort and durability. Made of foam and coated with vinyl, these are lightweight clown noses, easy to keep on, easy to remove, and never needing to be repainted. Pro nose noses are also made without latex, so they're perfect for those with allergies and skin problems. Can be used string or ProKnows adhesive.
  • Woochie Noses: Thin latex, light red with flesh on top, two sizes.
  • Goshman: Foam sponge type, least expensive, different sizes.
  • Jest Clown Noses: Uses nylon thread and elastic - no adhesive.
Some Types Of Adhesive