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By: claire stokoe - Published: Apr 15, 2010 • References: fashionpop
Clowns are performers that are recognized by their grotesquely freakish appearance. They wear such items as red wigs, crazy makeup and over sized clothing and huge footwear.

In western civilization clowns have been depicted as bumbling hobos by the likes of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, in some regions of the U.S clowns enter the rodeo to protect riders from the bulls. The tradition of clowning goes right back to the characters of ancient Rome and the Pantomimus of Greece.