Make a Fantastic but Simple Clown Costume

Starting With a Sweat Suit or Pajamas

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A great clown costume doesn't have to involve an expensive pattern. You can make a great clown costume starting with a sweat suit or pajamas that can be worn all year. Use these free patterns to create a clown costume by converting a sweat suit or pajamas and have usable clothing after Halloween.

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    Fluffy Clown Collar. "Finished Clown Costume"Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to

    These directions for a fluffy clown collar and cuffs use inexpensive muslin or an extra bed sheet and simple trim to dress up gathered fabric.

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    Sew a simple clown hat to match your clown costume.
    Clown Hat to Match Your Clown Costume. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to
    A clown costume is not complete without a hat! The possibilities are endless once you have the basic hat constructed.
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    Elf Costume 003
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    These elf shoes may be perfect for the clown you want to create... a bell on the end of the toe will help keep track of where the clown is at all times.

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    bisc aux grands pieds
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    Halloween costumes often need a finishing touch to pull it all together. These free directions walk you through how to create the perfect foot coverings to add the finishing touch to your Halloween costume.

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    Boy dressed as robot outdoors
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    If you hate to just throw away or put a costume in storage, a costume that is based on another garment may be a perfect solution. Plus, many different costumes can be made from things you already have around the house!