3128 – Clown Costume for a child: Box containing clown costume and mask

Physical description:
A red, yellow and blue all in one outfit and multi-coloured mask. The torso contains spots and a picture of a clown with the word HAPPY written on his bow tie.
Museum classification:
Halloween exhibition
28cm x 21cm x 5cm in box

Clown costume and mask in a box. Dates from the 1960s when Halloween became more commercialised. The costume has a picture of a clown on the torso and this is copyrighted to Ben Cooper Inc. 1963. The costume is flame retardant, made from rayon and made for a 12 to 14 year old. When opened, this box was found to contain a moon maid costume (catalogued as Object number 3129).

Cardboard, material, plastic