Terrifying Clown Costumes For Halloween

Terrifying Clown Costumes For Halloween

Posted in The World of Smiffys Fancy Dress by Smiffys Liverpool on September 25th 2018
Searching for a terrifyingly awesome fancy dress costume this year? How about a clown Halloween costume?

Why Are Clowns Scary?
Coulrophobia (the fear of clowns), is a common phobia within children and can continue well into adulthood. People who suffer from this fear often find it difficult to go to county fairs, circuses or theme parks. Some people with Coulrophobia are even afraid of Santa Claus / Father Christmas.

Did you know that it is estimated that
12% of adults in the United States suffer from Coulrophobia? It can be a serious issue for some people, for example it might stop them from enjoying a cheeseburger at a popular fast food chain.

The Scariest Clowns From TV & Film

Film and television are fantastic sources of inspiration for fancy dress costumes, especially for Halloween parties. Here are a few examples of movies and TV programs you should check out if you’re in need of some killer clown costume ideas.

  • House Of 1000 Corpses
    Written and directed by Rob Zombie, this horror film has a cult following and features a graphic amount of blood and gore. This film is a fantastic choice to help you get inspired for scary Halloween costumes; Watch Mojo included this film in its collection of “Top 10 Scariest Movie Deaths You Don't See”.

    If you’re searching for a horrifying clown costume – Rob Zombie’s movies are a great choice for costume ideas. You’re not just limited to House Of 1000 Corpses. The musician also created horror movies The Devil’s Rejects and 31 which both include scary clowns, ideal for spooky clown costume inspiration.

  • IT
    Pennywise is very scary and horrific clown – whether you look at the terrifying novel written by Stephen King, the TV miniseries, or the 2017 film; there’s a fantastic source of evil clown inspiration to be found from Pennywise. Did you know that according to some researchers, the number of Coulrophobia cases increased after the 1990s when IT was released? So if you’re looking for a terrifying costume, a clown costume is a great choice, and some might say that Pennywise is one of the scariest clowns out there.

    Pennywise can provide lots of insight for your own clown costume; however, if you don’t want to make your own clown fancy dress and you’d rather dress up as the bloodcurdlingly scary Pennywise, Smiffys-Liverpool has a Deluxe Pennywise Costume to scare everyone at the party.

  • Zombieland
    Two very popular choices for fancy dress during Halloween are evil clowns and zombies. So why not combine the two and dress up as a zombie clown Halloween costume inspired by the villain near the finale of the Zombieland movie?

    For those unaware of the film, Zombieland is set in the United States after a virus has turned most people into zombies. The film includes famous actors such as Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson. It blends comedy with horror, making it a great choice for those who need a helping hand choosing a Halloween costume; ideal if you want to create a spooky costume and have a great time with family/friends.

  • The Joker
    Comic book inspired costumes are very popular around Halloween, so if you want to dress up as a villain from a comic book film or TV show, The Joker is a fantastic choice.

    Arguably one of the most ‘loved’ villains from the Batman universe, The Joker has been played and voiced by numerous actors throughout the years including Mark Hamill, Troy Baker, Heath Ledger, and Cesar Romero. So there are numerous different versions of the Joker that you can choose from – you could even dress up as a group of different Jokers with your friends. For those interested, our online store has a variety of different Joker costumes to choose from including Suicide Squad, the Dark Knight, and the Arkham versions of the Joker.

    Additionally, choosing to dress up as The Joker can be a fantastic idea for those attending a party with a friend who wants to dress up as Batman. This would create a fantastic duo costume; the Dark Knight and his nemesis The Joker – two comic book characters who possess no superhuman abilities.

Need Some Fancy Dress Advice? Visit Our Blog

Film and television isn’t the only place to find ideas for fancy dress costumes. If you need some advice for your Halloween fancy dress, the Smiffys-Liverpool blog is a treasure trove of fancy dress and Halloween advice.

We have blogs to help you choose your ideal fancy dress costume; we can help you improve your vampire or zombie costume, transforming it from good fancy dress to an amazing costume that brings a festive fright to the Halloween celebrations. Alternatively, you could browse through a list of tips for group Halloween costumes, or you could browse through a list of safety tips for Trick o’ Treaters.

Visit Us In Store

If you’re searching for a specific fancy dress costume, but you can’t find the costume you’re searching for, don’t worry because the Smiffys-Liverpool team can help.

We have been trading for over ten years and we have an unrivalled 30 years of industry experience; so if you need help finding a costume, there’s a good chance we can source it for you.

Get In Touch With The Smiffys-Liverpool Team Today

If you have any questions regarding any of the products that are available for purchase on our online store or if you would like some advice choosing your Halloween costume, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team or visit us at our Liverpool fancy dress shop on Bold Street.

If you would like to speak to a member of staff, please contact us using the information below.

  • You can contact us by telephone by calling, 0151 709 9449.
  • You could send your questions to us by email, please send your email to sales@smiffysfancydressshop.co.uk.
  • You could fill out our enquiry form and we will reply as soon as possible.
  • You could visit us in store, our address is, 56 Bold Street, L1 4EA, our opening times are 9.30 - 5.30 Monday to Saturday and 11.00 - 4.30 on Sundays.

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