They all float down here! In Stephen King’s thrilling and chilling 2017 reboot of the horror blockbuster ‘It’, Pennywise the Dancing Clown resides in the sewers of the small town of Derry, Maine. For Bill and his gang of geeky friends, they know the truth about the clown and that he’s the culprit behind the string of horrific child abductions in the area, but none of their parents believe them! With courage, bravery and a strong, unbreakable friendship, these kids plan to put a stop to Pennywise’s evil once and for all.
Pennywise has the uncanny ability though to shape-shift into whatever a person is most afraid of. Do you think he’ll have what it takes to keep wreaking havoc on the town? Spooky!
Are you afraid of clowns? Then you know already what a terrific costume Pennywise will be to scare the pants off your friends at any Halloween party!
Pennywise the Clown from ‘It’ Costume Ideas
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Pennywise has bright reddish-orange tufts of hair that stick out all over his head, almost like he’s on fire. A wig is a great way to get this iconic style without damaging or dying your own hair. Use hairspray to master the look of his hair in whatever shape you want.
One of the creepiest things about clowns is that you never know who or what they are under all that paint! To get Pennywise’s frightening makeup, cover your own face in white Halloween paint or Goth foundation, and use red lipstick to paint your nose and lips bright cherry red.
Don’t forget, this killer clown has lines of red makeup stretching from the corners of his eyes back down to his mouth, and black eyeliner around his eyes.
Check out this tutorial to learn how to do Pennywise-style clown makeup:
Pennywise wears a huge white ruffled collar around his neck, followed by a striped suit, big goofy shoes and white gloves described in the book as “resembling Micky Mouse’s”. You can either buy a clown suit or make your own.
Pennywise lives in the sewers (gross!) so if you want to make your costume really genuine, add some greenish-brown slime to the suit using more makeup. To get larger shoes, you can add on to a pair of old shoes or even buy a pair of big clown shoes at a party store.
If you’ve seen the film or the trailer, you might recall that Pennywise always offers his victims a bright red balloon. Pick up a package of balloons at your local dollar store and blow a few up with helium, tying strings to them so you’ll “float too” at your next big costume party or convention!
Pennywise also has very sharp teeth, which you can easily do by using a set of plastic Halloween vampire fangs, or even by creating your own fake teeth with Styrofoam or recycled plastic.
With a costume like this, you’ll look like you’ve stepped right out of the silver screen and thrill your friends and family. Don’t forget to practice your perfect boogeyman clown voice and that bone-chilling laugh!
About Pennywise the Clown from ‘It’
“Oh! Well, I’m Pennywise, the dancing clown. “Pennywise?”. “Yes?”, “Meet Georgie”. “Georgie, meet Pennywise”.