clown makeup

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

How do I start clowning? Clown makeup, part 3

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 address some of the other remaining “pieces.” (more…)

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Strutter's Complete Guide to Clown Makeup by Jim Roberts

Strutter’s Complete Guide to Clown Make-up

Book review of Strutter’s Complete Guide to Clown Makeup, by Jim Roberts

Buy from There is only one must-have book on clown make up — and it is Strutter’s Complete Guide to Clown Makeup. Jim Roberts, aka. Strutter (he’s the tramp clown at the bottom-right hand of the cover photo) clearly understands the basics of clown makeup.  And better yet he has the ability to impart that knowledge to the reader. (more…)

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Frosty Little applying makeup

How do I start clowning? clown makeup, part 1

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 — rather than hide your features, it should enable you to show off your features. Make-up comes from the theater, where facial expressions need to be seen even from the back row. That’s why the oldest style of clown is the whiteface clown. Black on white simply shows up best from a distance (there’€™s probably a joke in here somewhere about a newspaper, but we’€™ll let that pass for now). (more…)

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