The Hobo Clown

August 19th, 2008 Posted in Clowning

Hobo Clown
Photo courtesy of www.jackboudreau.com

One of a very famous Hobo clown is Charlie Chaplin. A Hobo, or also known as the Tramp is very much of a “human-like” and “human-feel” type of clown.

Characteristics of a Hobo clown:
Is the lowliest of clowns. Fall guy for the Whiteface and Auguste clowns. Downtrodden in expression and movements. People care about the melancholy Hobo and want to make him happy.

His makeup consist of:
Upper half of face flesh tone, stubby beard, neutral mouth, white eyes and mouth, pink or red nose.

A Hobo’s costume:
Tattered and worn suit, shabby, often patched, usually too big. Wears a hat.

Read here for know more about the Whiteface and Auguste Clown.

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One Response to “The Hobo Clown”

  1. Characteristics, Makeup and Costume of an Auguste Clown | Splattered Paint Says:

    […] my favourite. He tends to create ’sparks’ during clown acts and the White Face and the Hobo is always at his […]



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