To make a clown costume, be imaginative with wild colors, oversized clothing- and colorful makeup. Either make the clothing from a pattern, or use mismatched clothing.
There are many kinds of clowns, and almost any garment can be turned into part of a clown costume. Start with a base outfit, like a sweatsuit, then add details to complete the costume.
Step 1: Decorate the Base Garments
Use bright fabric paint to make shapes and designs all over the sweatsuit, or layer oversized, colorful clothing without painting the base garments.
Step 2: Embellish the Costume
Stuff props like balloons inside the big clothes. Add oversized shoes, a colorful wig and a bright party hat.
Step 3: Add Face Paint
Finish the costume with clown white face paint and colorful shapes drawn on the face.