Clown Decorations & Props
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If you were to think about Halloween and the best frightening decorations to go along with it, a lot of choices probably come to your mind. It’s easy to imagine using the more traditional scary things that we associate with Halloween. Witches, Ghosts, Black Cats, Jack-O-Lanterns, etc. would obviously be on your list of must have, spooky decorations. More likely than not, clowns weren’t top on your list—but perhaps they should be—here’s why.
Clowns have been around since the 5th Dynasty in Egypt, from approximately 2400 BC. Historically clowns served numerous functions, but primarily their use has always been for entertainment purposes. In Ancient Greece there were known clown-like performers and certainly we are all familiar with Court Jesters from ancient days. French Mimes are also a type of a clown character, as are the Japanese Kabuki’s.
Today, clowns are generally thought to be comedic characters associated frequently with circuses. Some clowns (such as Rodeo clowns) serve a useful purpose, in this instance, to distract a bull from it’s downed rider after he has dismounted. Because clowns often have heavy make up and exaggerated facial features, some people (particularly children) have been known to be quite afraid of them. An irrational fear of clowns is known as “Coulrophobia” and this condition probably stems from a childhood fear of clowns that was never resolved or outgrown.
So what does all this have to do with Halloween? What could be more ironically grotesque than taking a character that is associated with all things happy and funny and making it into something truly evil and creepy instead? Morphing the traditional clown a little has turned this whimsical circus character into something far more monstrous and frightful for Halloween decorating.
If you are looking for a novel decoration that is going to take your vision of what clowns can do straight out of the big top and right into the creepiest spook alley, our selection of truly fiendish Halloween clowns may be just what you are looking for!