Earlier this summer, Bill Skarsgård was finally revealed in all his nightmare-inducing glory as the new Pennywise from the upcoming reboot of Stephen King’s “IT.” Now we have a full-body look at the creepy clown’s costume — and it’s not anything like the original Pennywise. Check it out:
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BEHOLD. #Pennywise the Clown's eerie costume from Stephen King's #ITmovie is HERE. Just imagine this staring at you from inside the concrete chamber of a storm drain. 👀 The Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant crafted this form-fitting suit that draws upon the bygone Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, and Victorian eras. Click the link in our bio to read all about this eerie masterpiece. 📷: @wbpictures
It’s very… Elizabethan? A much older look then the baggy costume Tim Curry sported back in the 1980s. From Entertainment Weekly:
“The costume definitely incorporates all these otherworldly past lives, if you will,” Bryant says. “He is definitely a clown from a different time.”
Expectations are high for the reboot, but I personally love seeing brave new choices like this. Why do what’s already been done when you can explore fresh angles? And it seems that’s what the filmmakers behind the movie are doing. Check out these teaser images from director Andy Muschietti’s Instagram:
Richie? WHY IS RICHIE MISSING? I AM CONFUSED AND INTRIGUED!
“IT” is set to premiere on September 18, 2017.