Pennywise Costume

Dress up in a Pennywise costume, Stephen King's killer clown from It.

Dress up in a Pennywise costume, Stephen King's killer clown from "It", and prepare to terrify children!

The first time we saw Pennywise the dancing clown was in the 1990 mini-series. The Losers Club in Derry Maine figured out that It wakes up and goes on a killing spree every 27 years.

Could it be mere coincidence that King's story made its big screen debut precisely 27 years later? I don't think so...

Personally, I prefer the 2017 outfit worn by It. I think it looks regal, which makes it even more terrifying because how could something dressed so well be bad? It is, of course, but most of the children who meet It don't know that until it's too late, like poor Georgie Denbrough. Don't forget to carry around a red balloon to complete your look.


Pennywise Costume, 1990

1990 was the year we first saw Pennywise the dancing clown on the big screen. Well, not as a movie, but on our televisions. Actor Tim Curry brought to life what we'd only seen in our minds up to that point, and he did it in a terrifying way.

Curry's outfit was more like a traditional clown suit than the 2017 version. It was a yellow jumpsuit with orange pom pom buttons, a neck ruffle, and colorful sleeves.

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Pennywise Costume, 2017

The It Chapter One movie released in 2017 gave Pennywise an entirely new look. He no longer looks like a traditional clown and now looks more like a cross between a clown and a Victorian clown ready for mischief in a royal court.

His outfit is light grey with puffy sleeves, red pom pom buttons, and a relaxed neck ruffle. The material is tight along the lower arms and legs, and the shirt appears to have a skirt on the lower half that flares out. It's actually rather attractive, if you can forget the fact that it is worn by a killer clown.

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Pennywise Cosplay Costume

A cosplay version of the Pennywise outfit is more accurate to the film's clothing, and is beautifully made. What you see here is handmade just for you and has more details than a mass-marketed costume.

Cosplay Pennywise Costume
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Mask

Pennywise's face is white from face paint, and his lips and nose are red. There are also two red lines that go from the edges of his mouth up over his eyes and eyebrows. Creepy!

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Neck Ruffle

Frilly Neck Ruffle

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A white, frilly neck ruffle is a must if you want to put together your own It costume. Look for one that resembles something worn by aristocrats in England.


Teeth

Normally It's teeth looked pretty normal, even though the front two teeth were buck teeth (or were they fangs?). But his biters changed into vicious, painful fangs when he was ready to eat. His teeth reminded me of shark teeth in that there were rows and rows, ready to bite off an arm, leg, or face.

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Fangs

Most of the time we saw Pennywise with his normal teeth. They look very much like human teeth except that the two front ones are longer than the rest. I'm not sure if they are true buck teeth or fangs, so you can decide by choosing the tooth caps you prefer.

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Gloves

There is a scene in the Chapter One movie where we see It starting to transform into something else, but the only thing we see is a glimpse of his hands as they rip through his gloves. Some people think he was starting to turn into a werewolf as a nod to the original story but I personally think we were given a small view into what It really looks like.

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Pom Poms

Like any good clown, Pennywise was careful to make sure his outfit had red pom poms. He has three on his shirt and one on each shoe. If you want to make your own costume then look for large pom poms, not small ones. There are even ones that resemble flowers for a more elegant look to this killer clown.

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Shoes

The shoes worn by It's killer clown were more like flat boots than shoes. They were white with red accents, and each shoe has a red pom pom on it, just like the ones on his outfit.

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