To be a clown is to embrace the absurdity of life, to celebrate nonsense and freewheeling fun in all its forms. It’s a message to the world that you won’t be squeezed into the usual boxes or abide by the regular rules. It’s a chance to cast off the logic and responsibilities that govern most people’s every waking hour and live life on your own unpredictable terms. And, of course, it’s an excuse to wear silly clothes and act like a big weirdo every now and then.
There are a lot of people out there who would intend a question like, “What are you, some kind of a clown?” as an insult. The more enlightened among us know there’s nothing wrong with answering that with a resounding, “Yes!” Real, high-grade clowning around should be a badge of honor. After all, what’s more admirable than spreading smiles and good cheer? And if you can look like a million bucks while making ‘em laugh, more power to you!
Some people will tell you that you can’t match polka dots and checks, but we say those people don’t know what it takes to be a clown. This comical combo includes a polyester dress with built-in hoop skirt for an extra wide waistline and faux fur along the cuffs and hem. Old-fashioned orange bloomers pair with green leggings and matching shoe covers, with an orange headband thrown in for extra fun. Take it all together and you’ve got a look that positively screams clown pride.