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Why Shop at Clown Antics?

  • Leading clown supply website
  • For the professional and beginning clown
  • FREE Clown Guide
  • Largest Clown Supply Selection (4,000+ Products)
  • Top Rated Amazon and Ebay Seller
  • Same Day Shipping Guarantee
  • Free shipping over $150 (in the US)
  • Clown Supplier since 1988
    Who is Clown Antics?
    Clown Antics was founded in 1988 by Kardynskis near San Diego, California, selling clothing, props and other material for professional and amateur clowns. The company grew into a full service online retailer several years later.

    After more than twenty years, Ron and Sue Kardynski decided to retire, and in July 2009 Clown Antics was sold to Blake Cabot. Blake brings a background in business and information technology, a love for humor, and an appreciation for what the Kardynskis have built. Continuing on from old management to new is Pamela Baker, Sue's daughter, who will remain at Clown Antics, to help maintain the tradition of first-rate customer service and the best clown wares for folks who love this industry.

    We hope you enjoy shopping on our secure web site. If you have questions or comments or have trouble finding an item, please let us know, and we will do our best to help.


    More About the Team:


    Blake

    Hi! I'm Blake Cabot, owner of Clown Antics. Thank you for visiting! I am a transplant to the Northeast from Austin, Texas about 17 years ago. My wife and I and our two boys split time between New York City and Salisbury, Connecticut. I love to row and play tennis badly. We have a labradoodle named Frasquita who is terrific at chasing deer but not chipmunks, two rabbits (whom Frasquita doesn’t like), and one fish named Francis 2. (There was a Francis 1.) I bought my first website (Clownantics.com) in July, 2009 and have been growing it thanks to you all ever since (ex. facepaint.com). Special shout out to Pamela who started me in this business and stopped me from doing crazy stuff (baby changing stations? really?). We have a great team that has built this business from all over the world. They are all terrific and among the best in their fields. I promise you that I’m more lucky than good. Now we are building our OWN WAREHOUSE in Newburgh, NY (where I will have an awesome treadmill desk) and getting it all ready for Clown Antics. I am really excited and honored to be taking over Mary’s business. She is in outstanding business person and a great person in general. Big shoes to fill. 

    Pamela

    Hi! I’m Pamela, Purchasing Manager for the Clown Antics family. My mom started Clown Antics as a mail order company in the late 80’s, which laid the foundations for its transition to the internet where it has been conducting business and growing ever since.

    In January of 2000, I moved to Michigan and started working for Clown Antics - I started picking and packing orders, then evolved to customer service and later purchasing as we grew. I’ve been delighted to work with Blake since my mom retired in 2009. 

    Now I live in Florida with my hubby and 3 cats (plus assorted lizards, frogs, and other Florida wildlife). We enjoy a year round outdoor lifestyle including cycling, walking, and battling the ever present Florida vines.

    I look forward to the opportunity to help you bring a little colour and flair to your day with Clown Antics.


    Nicole

    Hi, I am Nicole. I am a Customer Service Representative/Administrator for the Clown Antics family.

    I’ve spent most of my life in the deserts of Las Vegas, NV. I moved to the beautiful historic Hudson Valley in upstate New York in 1995. I live with my three very cool children we have one dog, one cat and two frogs. We enjoy hiking the Adirondack Mountains and this year my daughter has told me we are going to become 29er’s (The 29er Challenge allows hikers to see all regions of the Adirondack State Park from summits with breathtaking views.)

    I joined the Clown Antics family in 2014, and love every aspect of my job. I am looking forward to assisting you with all of your Clown Antics needs and to make your shopping experience as enjoyable as possible.



    Yumer

    Howdy! I'm Yumer! I am a Customer Service Representative for Clown Antics. I also do some graphics and social media work from time to time. I am from the Philippines and live with my mom and siblings in Bicol where you can find the famous perfect-cone shaped active volcano, Mt. Mayon. Yes, it's active but we're lucky we live in a distance safe enough for us to just enjoy the majestic view.

    I'm a little bit of a musician and a food-lover (c'mon who doesn't love food?). I play the guitar, ukulele and sometimes the drums. I wanted to learn the piano too but haven't had the chance to lately.

    I've been lucky to be a part of the Clown Antics family for almost a year now. We appreciate your continued support and love to Clown Antics. I am looking forward to hearing from you guys!


    Amanda

    Hi Everyone!! My name is Amanda, I am a Customer Service Representative for the Clown Antics family including FlagsRUs. I’m newly added to the team and I am eager to learn all there is to learn. I was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley. I have a three year old daughter who I adore and love to spend time with. I am her biggest fan in her new found love of dance.  When I’m not working, I love nothing more than spending my time with family and friends, eating a delicious meal and stirring up a good conversation. I’m excited to be a part of the Clown Antics team and delighted to assist you with all of your needs.



     

    Michael

    Hi! I am Michael, the Warehouse Supervisor here at Clown Antics! I have lived in New York's Hudson Valley most of my life and think it is the best place to be for culture, food and outdoor fun.

    More than anything I love being outdoors hiking, climbing or just taking in the scenery with family, friends and anyone I happen to meet along the way!

    My girlfriend Lisa and I live below the beautiful Fishkill Ridge in Beacon, New York with our Bearded Dragon, Baskin. In our free time we love nothing more than getting in the car, driving into the mountains and leaving the world behind for a bit!

    I am excited to be with such a great team and can't wait to start getting orders shipped and flags on your front porch!



    Kevin

    Hi, my name is Kevin. I started working at Clown Antics in the fall of 2014. 
    I have a son, Austin, and a loving wife, Rebekah. I enjoy spending time with my family and our 2 rescue dogs, Kobalt and Jubilee. Kobalt is a crazy lab/husky mix who enoys chasing and catching groundhogs. Jubilee, a beautiful German Shepard, is a special needs puppy we recently rescued. She loves her new brother and family.



     

    Allison

    Hi I'm Allison. I handle all receiving here at the Clown Antics family. I was born on Clark Air Force Base on Luzon Island in the Philippines. Both my parents were in the Air Force. We moved to the states when I was two. I have lived in the beautiful Hudson Valley ever since.  I have been with Clown Antics since 2014.

    When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my fiance and our two cats (Smokey and Petey). This is a big year for me as I am planning my wedding! I am very happy to be a part of the Clown Antics family, where we strive to meet all your needs!

     

    Lakshmi

    I am Lakshmi. I am a Data Analyst with Clown Antics! I live in a small town called Kochi in Southern India with my husband and 2 daughters. We are grateful to have had the chance to spend a little more than a decade in the United States - about five years each in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I joined Blake a year back and have been enjoying the ride with Clown Antics since then. Along with the rest of our team, I am looking forward to providing you all the same level of service you have enjoyed all these years at Clown Antics. We look forward to your continued support and love!



    Uzzal

    Hi! My name is Uzzal and I'm really very happy to be working as a Purchasing Assistant at Clown Antics! I'm from Bangladesh & live here in Mirzapur, Tangail. Basically I'm helping & supporting here our Purchasing Manager Pamela with the all purchasing issues. We have a great team & we're always ready to serve you with Clown Antics!  Thanks for visiting!!!




    Lauryn

    Hi! My name is Lauryn and I am the product writer for the ClownAntics family, which includes FacePaint.com. I live in Toronto, Canada and spent the last four years at Queen’s University in pursuit of my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology. Outside of work, you can find me doing anything outside, including skiing, tennis and paddle boarding, or spending time with my friends and dog, Puffin. I am also a major crossword fanatic and food lover. 

    Chris

    Hi! I am Chris, the newest addition to the Customer Service Department for the Clown Antics Family. I am happy to be with the team and everyone here is very helpful and supportive. I also work with Yumer for our blogs to make them more informative and attractive for you, our clients.

    I've been a band member for most of my life playing the piano/keybords, and have travelled to a few asian countries for gigs. I still play music and jam with friends when I am not working.

    Now I enjoy telecommuting and being more with nature during my days off. I am thankful and lucky to be part of the ClownAntics family and we are all happy to help you out with your inquiries and concerns.

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