Female Twisty the Clown Costume and Makeup from American Horror Story

Why isn’t Halloween a national holiday? It needs to be so people can be off work and have more time to don their awesome costumes!

I love Halloween and mainly doing my makeup. The past several years I was a zombie and it was cool, but after seeing Freak show (Season 4 of American Horror Story) I knew twisty the clown would be totally creepy and fun and gross to be for Halloween! I spent about a week and a half altogether putting everything together, just working on it when I got off work or on the weekend. I was determined to be in a costume contest because I never had before!

Throughout the night everyone was looking at me funny and when you have makeup like that on it’s a little confusing. At first I was like “What are you staring at?!?” but then I remembered what I looked like.

Unfortunately, despite the fact that I was complimented throughout the whole night I did not win anything at all because nothing was ever announced that the contest was occurring. Needless to say I was quite sad because this is the most work I had put into making a costume, and I felt like I had much better plan/idea of who I was as opposed to years past when I was just a zombie.

Altogether it was about $70 to make, but I also had some leftover tulle and makeup which I save and will find plenty of other uses for in the future, and had a lot of fun learning new things! And was more than pleased with how I was able to put a female twist on him.

Shirt and mask: Spirit Halloween then sprayed with mixture of watered down coffee and black acrylic paint to make it look dirty. Then made tulle pompoms for the red-yellow-red ones he had on his shirt, and hand sewed a red pompom trim around all edges.

Pompoms: All hand made with tulle I already purchased, the green ones (in hair) were sprayed with watered down acrylic green paint.

Tutu: A total of about roughly 11 yards of tulle, in other words many hours attending around Jo-Ann fabrics, then going back for extra tulle because I didn’t get enough the first time! I had red white, and off white to make it like older, the bottom row was white, and I cut the strips too thick so then I put it on it was a bit too unruly, so then I had to go back and take it out every other hole. There are many tutorials online about how to make one, it was a tedious learning experience!

Shoes: I tied red pompoms around white shoes I had.

Makeup: I bought Mehron clown white for the face and spirit Halloween brand scar wax for my forehead (This brand is way more pliable than the Mehron brand. I also used red latex for the mouth, and maybe one of my favorite parts is the pistachio shell teeth! I filed them down a bit, dipped the end in latex and shoved them in the corners of my “exploded jaw”. They were a great color and shape.

Female Twisty the Clown Costume and Makeup from American Horror Story

Female Twisty the Clown Costume and Makeup from American Horror Story

Female Twisty the Clown Costume and Makeup from American Horror Story

Female Twisty the Clown Costume and Makeup from American Horror Story

Female Twisty the Clown Costume and Makeup from American Horror Story

Female Twisty the Clown Costume and Makeup from American Horror Story

Female Twisty the Clown Costume and Makeup from American Horror Story

Female Twisty the Clown Costume and Makeup from American Horror Story