One face painting idea is the sad clown face painting as pictured here.

Clowns are performers characterized by their outlandish appearances which may include extremely large footwear, big red nose, weird color combination clothing, and face paint. Though they are suppose to entertain – especially children – many people find clowns scary. The fear of clowns is actually known as Coulrophobia, which is defined as the abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns.