Zippedy the Clown

About this pro

A magic clown invites partygoers into the world of make-believe, where Zippedy transforms balloons into animals and Arnold the Lion sings and dances. The birthday guest of honor is the Special Assistant at the magic show. A custom puppet can showcase the child and family. For a festival, Professor Marvel helps create a memorable occasion with a visual presence that attracts children. Blowing bubbles, leading a children's parades, and telling stories with balloons. He juggles and does walkabouts, interacting with small groups, in between giving away balloon animals and sharing magic tricks. What I enjoy most about creating a special event is: Inviting guests into the world of the magic clown Creating a custom, memorable experience Honoring the birthday guest of honor Creating a special show for a special day. Robert Gluckson, AKA Zippedy the Clown and Professor Marvel

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Anahola, HI 96703

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      I suggest a base price of $135 per party, which will cover about 90 minutes of meet and greet, balloons, bubbles, and a magic puppet show. Custom shows, featuring puppets and a puppet show designed around the guest of honor, start at $300. A clown walk-about at a festival or fair entertains thousands, at a base price of $150 to $300 for 90 minutes to 3 hours
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I will customize a show to your desires, balancing the time for ballooning and facepainting with performing a clown magic show. The show takes about half an hour. If parents want to facepaint I will bring supplies and entertain the kids who are not being painted.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I have years of experience at fairs and festivals and have made custom puppet shows. I am a gratduate of Wavy Gravy's Camp Winnarainbow and am a member of Puppeteers of America. My clown mentor Bubbles the Clown taught me to make balloon animals and do singing telegrams (as a gorilla)! I teach arts classes for all ages and am the author of "Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun."
    Coverage Area for Zippedy the Clown is about 150+ miles of Anahola, HI.