The clown stood there instead, resplendent and evident, fantastic in plastic, twenty feet of Day-Glo colors, its painted face surmounting a cosmic comic ruff. Orange pompom buttons cast in plastic, each as big as a volleyball, ran down the front of the silvery suit. Source: It by Stephen King Does the bolded expression mean that the painted face is being placed on top of (surmounting) a ruff (a clothing item worn around in the neck)? What about the cosmic comic? Would it that the ruff is comical (funny) and cosmetic(?)? Thank you.