If you want to have a quiet party, ask guests to wear Mime Halloween costumes. Charade artists perform silent antics with not a word spoken. Comfortable to wear and easy to make mime costumes require nothing fancy or expensive. The clothing itself is simple and usually consists of black leggings and a black long sleeved snug knit shirt. The telltale facial makeup of mime Halloween costumes is what exposes your character to others.
The mime facial makeup is simpler than that used for clown costumes. There is one traditional style used and only a few minor variations are common in the genre. White theatrical greasepaint is applied to entirely cover the face. The mouth and eyes are outlined with a black grease makeup pencil and the eyebrows are arched and defined clearly in the same way. Little touches of personality may be used such as a tear or two drawn below one eye or a star or flower (small) painted near the outside corner of an eye. http://www.costumecauldron.com/Adult-Scary-Evil-Clown-Costumes.html
To be traditional the black shirt would be replaced with a tight knit shirt with black and white horizontal stripes. You might add a black French beret, suspenders and white gloves to look totally professional. Some mime costumes use red as the color for the striped shirt or wear a read kerchief tied around their neck with a black and white shirt.
You can throw tradition out the window and wear what clothing you want as the face paint by itself tells your audience you are a mime. However, the complete lack of communication will make it difficult for you to explain why you are dressed in such a way. http://www.costumecauldron.com/shop/halloween-costume/Clown–Mime-Costumes-title0-p-1-c-356.html
If you have sensitive skin or allergies you might opt to wear a mime mask rather than face paint. The problem with masks for this depiction is that facial expressions are so much a part of being a mime. Behind a mask you can grimace or smile all you like – and never be understood! Masks also limit your visibility and can become a safety issue.
Unlike clowns, scary mimes are a rarity. The mime is such a clearly drawn character that there is not much opportunity for different expressions of the costume design. It’s hard to imagine how you would convey “terrifying” when wearing a mime Halloween costume. With the limited range of color and style associated with the persona of this charade artist there isn’t much to do that will denote “scary”.
If you want to convince, learn to play the part! Though the movements of a mime look simple and easy when done by an expert they are in fact carefully controlled use of the body in an expressive way. A search on Google will reveal a number of sources that will help you learn to act the part in your mime Halloween costume. You don’t need to become a master of the art but with a bit of knowledge and practice you can reproduce a few of the smooth movements of the professional mime.
I’m not suggesting you spend hours learning to be a mime or days practicing your routines. Who want to make a career out of their Halloween character? Just a quick view of how mimes move and a few minutes of practice here and there are all you need to be convincing.
Mime Halloween costumes are fun, easy and comfortable. Go traditional with a basic clothing style and face paints or instead find a mime mask and forgo the painting headaches. Learning the basics of the trade can really add life to your look, although it is not required. Just remember, as you enjoy a few beverages and party the evening away, you may forget that you have no idea what you are doing and regret not practicing at least a little! Choose from the many existing looks that have already been done, or personalize yours so it stands out amid the vast number of mime Halloween costumes worn each year. Be the life of the party, or annoy your fellow partygoers, while you have a good time! Edited by Hetsil Protage