If your little girl is like most kids, she loves some silliness, so get her a girl's clown costume for Halloween. Our outfits are cheerful and colorful and made with patterns of polka dots, stripes and diamonds or maybe all three. For the older tween, we have a black and white costume that is a little more grown up than the selections for younger kids. Before you complete your order, don't forget to check out our accessories. We have masks, makeup kits, red noses, squirting flowers, oversized shoes and more available for purchase.
Clowns have been around since the Middle Ages as court jesters and fools. Sixteenth century Italian theater featured several types of clowns including the Harlequin. Today, these characters perform in circuses, at birthday parties and other events and in plays. The Big Apple Circus started the Clown Care Unit that brings comedy to hospitalized children.
Famous clowns include Patch Adams, a physician who dresses as a clown to help cheer children in the hospital; Clarabelle from the Howdy Doody TV show and Mr. Noodle from Sesame Street's Elmo's World. Serious clowns have to train to be good at what they do. Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey used to have a college, but now they train clowns apprenticeship style at the circus itself. Many acting schools include clowning as part of their curriculum. And a school in Canada has classes on how clowns help patients in a hospital.