Clowns have been long known for their painted faces. Each clown face is a painting in unique to the image that person wants to convey. The clowns must match their face to the characters in their acts.
Silly clowns often visit children’s hospitals to spread joy among gloomy patients. They are also known to be one of the main attractions in many circus acts. What circus would be complete without a clown of some sort? One circus scene is that of many clowns stuffing themselves into a tiny car that is driven around the stage as they perform their silly antics.
Clowns can be rented for children’s birthday parties. Some have even been known to perform on busy city sidewalks in bigger cities of the United States, accepting donations from charitable passersby.
Who hasn’t heard of the famous clown Ronald McDonald? Part of his fame is contributed to his well-known and loved clown face painting. It is a welcome clown face to any town that sports the restaurant with which he is associated. Many children have been drawn like a magnet to sit on a Ronald statue posted outside a McDonald’s restaurant. Collectors stock Ronald McDonald memorabilia.
Another clown who reached fame long ago was called Bozo the Clown. Bozo’s face had a large white base, covering even his neck area. There was a big red, bulbous nose, exaggerated red mouth, and tall black eyebrows. He complimented his painted face with crazy red hair. He was possibly the most famous of clowns. There was even a Mexican version of Bozo.
Each clown must perfect his or her own face painting to convey their personality. There are sad clowns, happy clowns, perpetually surprised clowns. They invest in their look, carefully choosing supplies and additions to their painted faces that will last throughout their act and must spend hours practicing to make each act its best.
For those who entertain the notion of becoming a clown, there are books available to guide you on your journey to find the clown face and style that is right for you. The eyes alone can speak volumes, so choose your design carefully. A second revealing feature is that of the mouth area. The face is meant to enhance the overall image you want to portray. It should compliment your own features.
The supplies for a clown face involve concealer, foundations, highlights, shadows, neutralizers, brushes, glitter, mineral powders, sealers, adhesives, cleaners, applicators, sponges, and skin treatments. Invest in good quality supplies for a long-lasting satisfaction with the products.
What else will you include in your act? Will you want a pet to add to the delight of your audience? The props will be important as well, for you and your pet or clown partner. How often will you want to perform? Should you invest in a costume or just rent it when needed? What will you need to carry your supplies and your stage props? Will you be dressed when you arrive or would it be best to wait until you are at your destination? Whatever the choices may be, careful consideration should be exercised for the most enjoyment.