Warning, there is Nightmare Fuel ahead.
So a little while ago, we were all treated to a little tease of Bill Skarsgård’s look as the new Pennywise in the upcoming IT. The revamped look for the already creepy clown definitely looked as though it was embracing a darker, gritty tone; different from the original, but familiar enough to still be recognized as the iconic clown. All in all, the tease looked promising, but now we have our first full look at the new Pennywise thanks to Entertainment Weekly!
Dear God, not only does this new design look good, it looks downright terrifying. You can’t see me, dear reader, but when I saw this my jaw hit the ground. Since I’m still speechless, here’s what designer Janie Bryant had to say about her reimagining of a horror icon:
“The costume definitely incorporates all these otherworldly past lives, if you will. He is definitely a clown from a different time. If you look at the sleeves, there are the two puffs off the shoulder and biceps and again on the bloomers, I wanted it to have an organic, gourd or pumpkin kind of effect. It helps exaggerate certain parts of the body. The costume is very nipped in the waist and with the peplum and bloomers it has an expansive silhouette…The pompoms are orange, and then with the trim around the cuffs and the ankles, it’s basically a ball fringe that’s a combination of orange, red, and cinnamon. It’s almost like Pennywise fades into his environment. But there are accents to pull out the definition of the gray silk. It makes him almost like a shadow.”
Well, color me impressed, to say the least. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to sit in the fetal position at my computer until a full trailer is released, working through a torrent of emotions ranging from optimistic excitement to soul-crushing terror. Sweet dreams, everyone!
IT is set to hit theaters on Sept. 8, 2017.
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sleep until wait for the new movie to come out? Check out the original miniseries on Amazon.com!