This Instructable shows you how to quickly & easily turn an animatronic Santa (working or not) into a Creepy Clown for Halloween.
It can be done without permanently* damaging the Santa, so you can use him for both Halloween & Christmas. 2 props for the price of 1 is my idea of getting more bang for your buck!
*Depending on the mask you use, you may have to remove Santa's hat but the hat can be re-attached with either hot glue or Velcro dots.
Step 1: What you need
Clown Mask large enough to pull over the head
Clown Costume large enough to fit the Santa
Step 2: Step 1
To do this, turn the costume inside out and then take the seam ripper and remove the stitching from the inside leg seam. I started at the crotch and then down each leg because it was the easiest.
Step 3: Dressing Santa
The one I used here, did dance at one point, but naturally, I couldn't get it to do it while I tried to tape it.
He still turns his head though. ;)