The clowns at the Santa Parade are in a group of their own. They are certainly crowd pleasers and they cause many giggles among the younger audience. We watched a group for a bit while everyone was waiting for the parade to begin
The costumes were colourful and eye-catching. My cousin noted that South Africa had influenced those who were carrying the vuvuzela. One would never have thought that those noise-makers from the 2010 soccer world cup would be featured in the Toronto Santa parade.
The clown costumes were interspersed with the other costumes as they marched down the streets.
Some clown costumes were more colourful than others:
These clowns were fun as they performed for the audience:
I liked especially the clowns that interacted with the audience – especially when they spoke with the young children.
This clown’s face was not covered with make-up but her costume was certainly eye-catching:
I loved these dustbin clowns. What characters!
The clowns are an integral part of the parade as they provide comic relief while we wait for the marching bands and the floats.
Do you enjoy watching the antics of the clowns?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
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