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How to Do Pennywise's It Clown Makeup

It: Chapter Two's Makeup Artist Reveals Exactly How to Do Pennywise Makeup For Halloween

How to Do Pennywise's It Clown Makeup
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If you're looking for a simple yet terrifying Halloween costume this year, look no further than Pennywise the Dancing Clown from It: Chapter Two. After all, is there anything scarier than a demonic clown hell-bent on eating children?

To ensure your clown makeup looks like a thing of pure evil rather than an ordinary birthday entertainer, we reached out to the film's special effects designer and supervisor Sean Sansom to break down the look. While a prosthetic was used on Bill Skarsgård in the movie to enhance the size of his head and place his facial features closer together to appear more child-like, the makeup design itself is pretty simple.

Ahead, check out exactly how to transform yourself into the scariest clown around, and don't forget to whisper "We all float down here," into the ears of all of your friends.

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