The blockbuster hit of the movie adaptation for author Stephen King’s It book has caught the attention of viewers nationwide. The It movie debut broke records as it pulled in $123 million over the weekend of its domestic opening, according to Fortune. That means it had the biggest horror movie opening weekend ever. So, whether you’re a fan of the horror novel, latest movie, or just want a scary Halloween costume for this year, then a Pennywise clown costume is the way to go. Luckily, there is an easy and affordable way to DIY your own woman’s Pennywise It Halloween costume this year.
The Pennywise clown in the movie is a man, but you can create your own woman’s version of the iconic character. The easiest way to create the look is by purchasing some sort of clown dress. This one from Hot Topic is super affordable and comes in a wide range of sizes. Be sure to buy this clown dress soon, because we’re sure the costume won’t be available for much longer since everyone is going to want it this year.
Hot Topic Scary Clown Costume Dress ($32.90)
Pennywise’s clown is pretty staticky and crazy, but you can achieve the same look in a more fashionable way by purchasing this red wig. This particular one from Walmart will only cost you less than $20 and will pair perfectly with your clown dress. You can also tease and comb the wig to make the hair more chaotic so that you can resemble Pennywise more closely.
No clown costume is complete without a red clown nose. While you can opt to use red makeup to paint your nose, this foam nose would help you to get the same point across. Plus, you won’t have to worry about red makeup going up your nose or smudging in the spot where you would need it the most.
Now, you should consider using white cream makeup to create the base of your costume makeup. You can’t really be a clown without a painted white face, especially if you want to dress up as Pennywise for Halloween this year. This face makeup from Party City is not only super affordable, it will also be easy on your skin. It’s non-toxic despite its strong pigmentation, so it’s completely safe to use on your face.
Party City Cream White Makeup ($1.99)
Whether you choose to wear red makeup on your nose or not, you should still purchase a tube of this creamy product to apply makeup around your eyes. Pennywise is seen in It with red makeup applied from above his brow bone in a line past his cheek and curved down to his mouth. For less than $3 you can get the same look thanks to Spirit Halloween. This specific red cream makeup is guaranteed not to smudge and is also hypoallergenic.
For the final Pennywise accessory, you can purchase some red latex balloons. Pennywise is seen in It placing red balloons around to indicate that he can see the children, and that he is watching them. Red latex balloons are super inexpensive and can be the perfect spooky touch to any Pennywise Halloween costume.
[Photo: New Line Cinema]