I have searched through a lot of old threads on here about making your own costume out of thrift store clothes and such. That your costume can be made out of inexpensive materials, and your money should be spent on quality make up and such. Are there any guidelines? Is there ever a clown costume that is too "busy" with too many clashing colors and patterns? Can black be used in a costume as the main color for a non-scary clown? I think it might be a good idea to make fun of my thick stumpy legs. They are short and thick, but strangely shapely. Here are some ideas I have so far. I think long over sized sleeves are funny for some reason. I guess it just reminds me of when I was a kid and used to wear over sized sweatshirts with really long sleeves. I also find large bags/purses funny. Only because I noticed I seem be knocking things down with my large purse at stores and stuff. A few days ago I accidentally hit a boy with my backpack and knocked him off his skateboard. Or would that be more like a prop? Another idea I had was making a costume "inspired" by different characters I like and it looks like I gathered pieces of their costume to make my own.