Following our first terrifying close-up look at Bill Skarsgard’s (Hemlock Grove) Pennywise the Clown in Andy Muschietti’s (Mama) big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It, now comes our first full look at the iconic horror character.
As you can see below, Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant (Deadwood, Mad Men) has steered clear from the bright, cheerful look worn by Tim Curry in the 1990 TV mini-series, so that this Pennywise uses what he wears as camouflage rather than a lure to snag his innocent victims (aka children), allowing it to better hide in the shadows (and the bottom of dark sewers). Bryant plucked her inspiration from the Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan and Victorian eras to come up with this new iteration of the costume worn by the supernatural, immortal creature pretending to be a clown.
Here’s what Bryant told Entertainment Weekly:
“The costume definitely incorporates all these otherworldly past lives, if you will. He is definitely a clown from a different time. There is almost a doll-like quality to the costume. The pants being short, the high waistline of the jacket, and the fit of the costume is a very important element. It gives the character a child-like quality.”
What do you think of this Pennywise the Clown's look? It will open in movie theaters on Sept. 8, 2017.