Charlie Chalk Clown Costume

A cool hand made ‘three piece’ clown costume depicting ‘Charlie Chalk’, circa 1990s…

SKU: RC00990.

Product Description

A pretty cool ‘full sized’ clown outfit depicting ‘Charlie Chalk’…

“Charlie Chalk is a stop motion animation series produced in 1987 in the United Kingdom by Woodland Animations. A jolly clown who, after falling asleep whilst fishing out at sea, ends up on a strange island by the name of Merrytwit (as explained in the title sequence before each episode). Characters had to be aware of coconuts which constantly fell from the trees on the island”

Although we unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe it would date to the latter part of the 20th century, circa 1990s. The clown outfit comes in three parts; (1). The head – made in fibreglass, hand painted and hand made with a variety of materials. The craftsmanship is excellent and quite unique. The head would fit the average adult head and brilliantly inside, the head reveals an actual plastic helmet, that enables the clown head to fit comfortably on a human head (2). The trouser suit – made in a quilted material (Black and White checkered pattern) fits underneath the Red top section. The trousers are big and baggy and would fit an average adult, if not bigger. The trousers have white straps at the top which lock in place over your shoulders, via a set of comfortable velcro patches (3). The top section – Red and Purple checkered, again in a quilted material. This also would fit an average adult, if not bigger. The entire piece is in nice and clean condition and once all put together, this is a really cool piece for the aspiring entertainer or simply for fancy dress…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. There are some surface scuffs and scars across the head along with some paint chipping. Some areas are a little dirty and tatty and there are surface bobbles and pulls in areas to the two pieces of quilted material (the trousers and top section). This piece came from a smoke and pet free home, therefore it is ‘unscented’. We feel the current condition simply adds to its charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

A truly ‘one off’ piece…

Dimensions : (Of the head) Depth : 52cm, Width : 72m, Height : 64cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, some paint chipping, a little tatty and dirty in places, some surface abrasions

Postage : Large Item £15 or local collection from CB25 0AA

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

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Additional Information

Dimensions 52 x 72 x 64 cm