Pennywise the Dancing Clown is back to traumatize a whole new generation thanks to last year's remake of It. The critically acclaimed flick received praise for its stellar cast, genuine scares, and nostalgic feel. To no surprise, a sequel, It: Chapter 2 is already well in the works, so get ready for plenty more Pennywise.
The disturbing clown — portrayed by the shockingly handsome Bill Skarsgard — makes for the perfect Halloween costume. Dramatic ruffle collar? Check. Vibrant red hair? Check. Red lipstick? Check. He's definitely got a signature look. Ahead, see everything you need to dress up as Pennywise and terrify those around you.
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How to Create It Yourself
- A red balloon
- White face paint
- Red face paint
- A ruffled clown collar
- A curly red wig
- An all-white outfit, preferably with a white ruffled blouse
- Red pom-poms
Once you have all of the important elements, this look is actually pretty easy to re-create. First, apply the white paint to your face and replicate Pennywise's red lipstick, complete with those two lines that go all the way up past his eyebrows. If you don't mind fussing with your white outfit, affix the red pom-poms to the front of your blouse using safety pins or glue. Inflate your red balloon, throw on your crazy wig, and you'll be ready to hit the town and pretty much traumatize everyone you encounter. Happy Halloween!