Pennywise is back in a reboot of Stephen King’s horror classic It set to be released on September 8th, 2017.
Now we finally get to see his new costume. Directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama) with Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant (Mad Men) the new clown suit draws inspiration from Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, and Victorian eras.
Bryant tells EW, “The costume definitely incorporates all these otherworldly past lives, if you will. He is definitely a clown from a different time.”
“The costume defintitely incorporates all these otherworldly past lives. He is definitely a clown from a different time. There’s almost a doll-like quality to the costume; the pants being short, the high waistline of the jacket. The fit of the costume is a very important element. It gives the character a childlike quality.”
Pennywise, the ageless supernatural monster who feeds on the fears of children, will be played by Bill Skarsgard, a role made famous by Tim Curry in the 1990 TV series.
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