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Krusty the Clown Costume

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Krusty the Clown Costume

Krusty the Clown

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Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Cartoon Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Mike, the 'Krusty the Clown' costume creator:

Hey HEY! I decided to don the motif one of my all-time favorite cartoon characters, Krusty the Clown from The Simpsons.

To go for the look I wanted, I started with the head. For the opaque bald head, I went with a swim cap from Sports Authority. I then attached two duct-taped pieces of foam wire from a dollar store to each side of the cap. Cotton balls were collected and used for the hair volume, sealed in two cut halves of a long turquoise scarf from Walgreen's. Since I had difficulty finding the right bow tie, I took an AC Moore hair scrunchy and cut the backing, duct taping it to the top of my shirt collar.

I also bought a shirt from Kohl's for the top, and cut the sleeves. I topped off the attire with plastic clown shoes and funky lime green pajama bottoms from Salvation Army.

To simulate that 'Simpson' look, I drew black circles around my eyes, and pulled sleeves from a dollar store piece of clothing up over my forearms to simulate the character's complexion. Cartoon gloves, with hand-drawn circles from a makeup crayon I used were also featured.

Being the showman the second hardest working man in show business is, I picked up a foam pop singer microphone from a discount store.

Rating: 4.5 of 5. Votes: 6

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#1 comment by Brian November 18, 2014

Do you still have this costume?

#2 comment by Mike October 13, 2015

Hi Brian,

I do not. I usually discard whatever I make the day or week after I wear it.

#3 comment by Eric Wood June 26, 2018

That gives me an idea for a costume for Shuto Con, the anime convention of Lansing, Michigan!

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