To play the Tramp, you need baggy pants, a tight coat, a derby ha
t, a large pair of shoes, a cane and a moustache. Remember that the awkward fit of the garments should add to the exaggerated walk, and be sure to use the cane in as many creative ways as possible – from picking your teeth to helping yourself up.
The Tramp possesses sophisticated manners and would be a high-class person if it weren't for his clothes and clumsy ways that get him fired from every job. A gentleman through and through, the Tramp comes to the aid of crying babies, starving dogs and (pretty) ladies in
peril. His enemies are the bumbling policeman and grumpy restaurant owner.
John Galliano's spring 2011 menswear was wholly Chaplin & Keaton inspired:
Charlie Chaplin in “The Tramp”
Here's a little teaser reel of many famous Chaplin scenes. In France, Chaplin was known as “Charlot.”
Dinner Roll Ballet Theatre
Charlie Chaplin makeup tutorial