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Pricilla Mooseburger Originals

We're your one stop clown shop for attire & educational resources!

From makeup to custom clown costumes, we've got you covered from head to toe. We carry everything you need to be the very best clown you can be by offering time tested products we feel great about carrying. 

Hi, I'm Tricia Manuel, also known as Pricilla Mooseburger. I started my clowning career with Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus and parlayed it into my dream business of designing clown costumes. In addition to honing my clowning skills, I learned from the masters on what it takes to create a fantastic looking, yet durable, clown costume. I took those skills and started Pricilla Mooseburger Originals (PMO). Our doors opened in 1989 and we've been serving clowns around the world ever since! Step by step our business has expanded beyond costumes and now includes the wonderful world of teaching others to learn to be clowns or grow as existing clowns. Check out our Mooseburger Camp page and see what we have to offer. I think you'll be amazed! 

No costume request is too big or too small. All costumes are sewn by local area stitchers (one is even my mom, Cathy!).  Our stitchers take great pride in their work and even place their initials on the garment tag. I'm proud to be a small business owner and have an awesome group of folks who love what they do and they do it well!

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Our Products

  • Machine washable fabrics that won't pill or fade

  • Reinforced stitching in high stress areas (no popped seams)

  • Pockets, pockets and more pockets

  • Designed with the performer in mind

  • Costumes are made in the U.S.A

  • From XS to 4X, we make all sizes

  • Customization is our specialty!

  • We only carry products we believe in and use ourselves

  • We wouldn't sell anything we wouldn't sell our moms!

  • We stand behind our products 100%


Our Service

  • No automated answering service here!  We have live folks!!  Tricia, Alison and Mary are knowledgeable and really nice too!

  • Call or email, whatever is most convenient for you (See our Contact page for details)

  • We treat you like family (the good kind!)


Pricilla Mooseburger's Guarantee 

  • We're not happy until you are!

  • Costumes are guaranteed for an entire year (normal wear and tear)

  • We stand behind our products 100%!

Mooseburger Camp started as Mooseburger University in 1994. (Yes I was pregnant with Julia Swanson!) The following year we did a small local workshop. Then Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp was born in 1996! In my heart I wanted to take my years of experience teaching at camps, conferences and conventions and create a powerful clown arts education experience. I feel that beginners and experienced clowns alike can learn from each other as they laugh, grow and play in a big clown sandbox. 

Truth be told I always wanted to recreate the magical experience I had at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Clown College for home town clowns. I think we come pretty darn close and even improve upon it (no stress about getting a contract or earning a spot in the final show!) Because it is NOT about becoming a circus clown. It is about becoming the best clown that you can be for you! No matter how old you are, what skills you have, or where you live! Be the best clown you can be and let us help you!

Every year I assemble an amazing staff. They are not only the best in their field, they really care about you. We have a special guest star each year to bring in something new and fresh and stretch your boundaries.  And YES you perform at the end of the week in a free show for the public.  Even if you are a beginner we have a routine you can do! More experienced? We will encourage you and stretch you!


You are more than an attendee at Mooseburger Camp, you are family. We have alumni. Lasting friendships are formed. Lives are changed. Join our Facebook page and see for yourself! Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp and Mooseburger Clown Arts Friends. Then sign up and have one of the best weeks of your life!

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