This year I decided to bring to life a sideshow/circus themed collection of Halloween makeup and costume ideas. This makeup series was inspired by the upcoming season of the FX hit show, American Horror Story.
The most popular character on American Horror Story: Freak Show seems to be Twisty the clown. Every one is freakishly fascinated with Twisty and I think he will be a popular costume for Halloween 2014.
And now without further ado, I present…
The Creepy clown, a classic character in every circus sideshow!
This clown look is inspired by Twisty’s creepy look, but it’s much easier to create at home. This is a great look for a beginner in makeup or if you are in a rush. Looking for a last minute costume idea? This is the perfect look for you!
Halloween Makeup and Costume Ideas: Creepy Clown
A few keep points to keep in mind when recreating this creepy clown makeup look:
- Freaky sideshow clowns don’t have perfect makeup, so the more uneven and erratic strokes, the better it will look in the end.
- Made a mistake? Cover it in fake blood, it fixes everything!
- Make sure to add creep teeth and contacts if possible; these will help to complete the look.
Credits: I teamed up with a wonderful creative team, which included the Latham Circus (model in these images is Julie Strow), Theatrics Lake Worth (check out their FB too!) and Kari from Topanga Marie Photography to bring this creepy circus to life. Makeup is by me.