Written by John Squires
We’re still one year away from the release of the first film in the two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, but we can be pretty sure that the new take on Pennywise is nevertheless going to be a popular costume choice this Halloween. Pennywise 2017, being played by actor Bill Skarsgard, was recently shown off in all his creepy glory, and the new look has already spawned a makeup tutorial!
Makeup master Amanda Moody, who regularly transforms herself into iconic pop culture characters, just became the new Pennywise for a tutorial video that’s sure to be helpful to anyone who wants to cosplay the character this Halloween. Of course, you’ll still need to figure out a way to replicate the costume itself, but Amanda’s got you totally covered on the makeup portion, so check out her Pennywise tutorial below!
Andy Muschietti is directing the new IT adaptation.
Jaeden Lieberher is playing Bill Denbrough, the leader of The Losers’ Club. He’ll be starring alongside Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom. Owen Teague is also part of the cast, playing teen bully Patrick Hockstetter.
The first film, hitting theaters on September 8th, 2017, is expected to be Rated R.
Stephen King’s It book synopsis…
Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.