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Clown Tutorial – twisting balloon animals, part 1

Clown Tutorial - twisting balloon animals, part 1
Clown Tutorial – twisting balloon animals, part 1 The first ‘clown skill’ we’ll look at is twisting balloon animals into different shapes. Why balloon animals first? There are several reasons: it’s virtually expected of a clown for one, it’s inexpensive (roughly 8 cents each, buying them retail), and...
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How do I start clowning? clown shoes on the cheap

How do I start clowning tutorial – inexpensive clown shoes This is simply a short article expanding on the advice from last time about cheap clown shoes.  “Again, advice from Turk Pipkin – €”feel free to pick up some ordinary sneakers and either 1) color them with acrylic paint – €”they’re...
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How Do I Start Clowning? Choosing a clown name

Clown Tutorial - Choosing a clown name
Clown Tutorial – Choosing a clown name “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Act II Scene ii “A rose by any other name Would still give ya hay fever.” Benjamin J....
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How do I start clowning? Clown makeup essentials, part 4

Clowning Tutorial  – clown makeup essentials – completing your clown face Welcome back!  So far, we’ve talked a little bit about some of the underlying concepts of clown makeup in Part 1, and the basics of applying clown make-up in Part 2., and somewhat about clown noses in...
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How do I start clowning? Clown makeup, part 3

A new character for Ellen - Goofy Grape, a new auguste that worked her way to the surface. Note the professional clown make up, designed by Jim Howle
Clowning Tutorial – clown makeup essentials – clown noses for your clown face Welcome back!  So far, we’ve talked a little bit about some of the  underlying concepts of clown makeup in Part 1, and  the basics of applying clown makeup in Part 2. Now we’re going to...
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How do I start clowning? clown makeup, part 1

Frosty Little applying makeup
Clown Tutorial – creating your clown face – clown makeup introduction There are many things to be said about clown makeup – €”however, there is one thing that must come first. Ignore what you’ve heard — €”your clown face is not a mask! It’s entirely the opposite —...
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How do I start clowning? clown costume, part 3

Clowning Tutorial - creating your clown costume
Clowning Tutorial – creating your clown costume When it comes time to make your own clown costume—a few things to remember. First, you’re going to be moving around quite a bit.  You’ll want your costume to be comfortable. Pick fabrics that are comfortable, cool in summer, warm in...
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Clown Costume part 2 – part of the clowning tutorial

Assistant Director, college professor, and a truly great clown, Lee Mullaly, doing his Staff on Stage as Juggles.
Let’s talk about some of the specifics of your clown costume. Keep in mind a few basic guidelines: Colorful – you want to be seen from a distance Large patterns – you need to be seen from a distance; as well, this visually establishes your ‘clownishness’ Contrast, not...
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