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Coolest Pennywise the Clown Costume 2

by D. Moore
(London, UK)

Homemade Pennywise the Clown Costume

Homemade Pennywise the Clown Costume

I undertook making this Pennywise the Clown Costume with the aim of getting it nearest the original as possible. With no experience on a sewing machine I perhaps ambitiously purchased my clown costume pattern and sourced the best matching material I could find and cut the sections to size. In the end the sewing side took quite some time but with a pretty good result I think.

Getting the face correct was key for the costume and after trimming a full wig to size, applying the correct make-up and inserting my prosthetic teeth I attempted to insert some lenses in the style of the clown late in the film. Being a non-lens wearer this proved one step too far and instead my girlfriend wore the lenses adding something to her own costume.

The end result was an immediate crowd pleaser to the extent I had security guards in our local take-away approaching me for pictures with them.

I have since added to the clown ruff to insert the coloured layer from the original film and make the costume as near perfect as I could.

 Pennywise The Clown Costume



 Pennywise The Clown Costume



 Pennywise The Clown Costume

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pennywise costume
by: Michelle

that costume is really really good, I wanted to dress as Pennywise for Halloween but cant find a yellow suit anywhere, what did you make your's from?

Costume query
by: D.Moore

Hi Michelle

To make the costume I bought the material from my local store. The yellow is just a plain yellow cotton but the finding striped material to match the original was very difficult.

The original costume has a slightly shiny material with green and purple strips separated by a fine pink line. The nearest I could find is what you can see and is in fact material for making ties.

I bought a decent clown costume pattern and went to work with scissors and a sewing machine!

Hope that helps.

Wig
by: Anonymous

How did you make the wig??

Clown nose
by: Anonymous

Where did you get the nose?

question
by: karl

where did you get the nose and wig from

omg
by: Anonymous

omg where did you get that costume, I love it!

Wow
by: CTwizzy

That is amazing, great job, that truly is a terrifying costume, brought back memories of being 15 and watching the made for TV it movie haha.

Closest to the movie
by: Melissa B

I wanted to tell you that your costume is the only one I've seen that is closest to the original movie... How many people and kids did you scare with it? I bet it was hilarious... Happy Halloween!

Response to questions
by: D. Moore

- The wig was purchased. If you google "bald clown wig" you will get a variety of options. I bought one with a spandex white head piece and then trimmed the hair to match.

- I used a small latex woochie nose which I trimmed to size. I painted it with my girlfriend's red nail varnish to give it the gloss red colour and then affixed it with spirit gum. It stayed on all night, although if you do the same I advise you to leave it few hours between painting and sticking onto your face. The fumes from ther varnish were a little intense!

- I made the costume as described!

- thanks CTwizzy, I scared a few people with childhood clown phobia's on the night!


It costume
by: Kipp

I actually did the same costume 3 years in a row, won scariest costume all 3 years at work and at a local club here in New York. I spent about $500 on that costume (it was nuts). Good job by the way

pennywise the clown
by: danielle

omg that looks so real and very scary

please
by: ryan walker

I really really need a Pennywise outfit by April `10th. Could I buy please my email is ryan_walker123@hotmail.co.uk

pennywise
by: pickle

I'm about to start making the Pennywise costume. I bought the yellow cotton a year ago. I have studied the costume and I think the sleeves are 'satin'. I bought some Forrest green satin and purple satin. I'm going to cut into strips and sew together.

I really like your waist coat, it looks like the real thing. That's the one I think I will have problems with. Could you let me know where you got it or how you made it.

I'll post picture when its finally made.

waist coat and orange balls
by: mike

hi there just wondered were u got the orange balls from on the front of your costume and were to get that waistcoat?

costume
by: Anonymous

costume looks good but the girl looks way better

looks good
by: Craig

I'm dressing up like pennywise this year. I already have the teeth and The red contact lenses. just trying to figure out the rest of the costume.

AWESOME
by: Jon

That is probably the most wicked costume in existence. I don't know if I would try to get a picture with you, or stay as far away from you as possible

Pennywise Teeth
by: Anonymous

Where can my son find the teeth at a reasonable price?

I WANT THAT OUTFIT!!
by: Nancy

I really want to go as pennywise this year in Holland with carnival... but I can't find any suit that match pennywises... is your's up for sale??

Response to comments
by: D.Moore

Thanks all for the comments. To respond to the few questions:

Pickle - probably a bit late for a response but I found the waistcoat online. It's a girls size 8 and I'm 6.2 so needed to make some adjustments and added the edging to try and get it near the original. I have also since added the coloured layer to the neck ruff so it looks spot on.

Anon - keep your eyes of the girl that's my future wife!

Nancy - Not sure I could part with it after all the hard work and would love to wear it again to see people's faces. Post your email though and I will drop you a line if I change my mind.

I want buy this costum.
by: Samy

Good Morning,


I'm a big fan of PennyWise of Stephen King's Movie : IT .
I wanted to know , where i can buy this costume or did sell it ??
Please answer me on my email : samy.abdin@hotmail.fr


Thanx , BYE !

reply to waistcoat
by: pickle

you can find the pennywise teeth online. google it, i found some in America. may cost you £50-60 to buy and ship them over though.

do you know what type of waistcoat it was. it looks remarkably like the real one. any links?

teeth
by: D.Moore

You can get the teeth for £25 from Ruthless Effects in the UK. A much better option ;-)

Hey man
by: Anonymous

hey would you ever sell a costume like that I will give you 150 dollars if you would sell it

Hey
by: Anonymous

I will buy that coustume from u for 150$ if u will sell it

I WANT THAT COSTUME!
by: Tony Biviano

tonybiviano@hotmail.com
330-417-3939

Shoes
by: Anonymous

What shoes did you wear? Love the costume, btw :D

A+
by: Anonymous

Awsome! Defo need 1 for next halloween! Any1 sellin start bellin!

pennywise
by: stfagibson

hi i was wondering if you still made costumes ,how small can you make one, and how much will you charge.really need some help or direction please thanks

pennywise the clown costume
by: Shawna's Mom

I just finished the costume for my daughter, we got it as close to the movie photos as possible. The only thing we weren't as satisfied with was the wig and hair. We searched the internet for a lot of good ideas. I will get my daughter to post some of the pictures and if I can help with answers I will.

a piece of art
by: lance brunk

just wondering how you made the vest, looks like a great match for penny wise.

Where can I buy enough material to make his vest. can you please let me know the address, store to order the vest material, also phone number if possible. The vest looks great and the costume also . Thanks Lance Brunk email lbrunk@on.aibn.com or xell 15198977376

teeth
by: Anonymous

How do you get there teeth like that

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Coolest Homemade Pennywise the Clown Costume 3

by Joe P.
(Biwabik, Minnesota)

 Homemade Pennywise the Clown Costume

Homemade Pennywise the Clown Costume

I couldn't decide whether I wanted to be Pennywise the clown, or just be a guy being carried in a bucket. So I decided to combine the two. All in all this Homemade Pennywise the Clown Costume is a pretty cheap costume to make.

Makeup was about $20, the garbage can was $25 and the mask on the fake body (the guy carrying the garbage can) was like $10. All the other components were clothes I had laying around or bought at a thrift store or fabric store. The skull cap I'm wearing was also $10 from the costume isle at a retail store and I just used good grease stage makeup to make it white.

After some sewing and riveting, it became a fairly easy costume to get in and out of. The legs under the fake body are my own and I enter the garbage can from a hole I cut in the bottom/back of the garbage can, the long shirt on the fake torso covers my entrance hole making it look as if there is a person carrying me around.

I always make my own Halloween costumes, it makes it more fun when you didn't buy it. I hope you enjoy it.

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pennywise is scary as hell
by: Jess

Haha! I love this! It's creative and very creepy too... it's perfect!

Talent
by: D

Dope!

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Coolest Homemade Scary Clown Halloween Costume 7

by Malorie
(White Plains, NY, USA)

Homemade Scary Clown Halloween Costume

Homemade Scary Clown Halloween Costume

I was sick and tired of the cute or slutty Halloween costumes being sold in stores, so I decided to get creative and make my own Homemade Scary Clown Halloween Costume. I took my black graduation gown, bought a black afro (because I said black afro, some of my friends thought I was being a black man), and used some makeup to transform me from a fifteen-year-old girl into an original scary clown.

I used to call it a “goth clown”, (my family still calls it that) but then I found out the actual meaning of the word “goth” and I stopped calling it that.

People literally screamed when I turned the corner at school. I really wish I had entered my school's costume contest, because I would have won in the "Scariest Costume" division. I would have gone up against someone dressed as Freddy Kreuger and someone dressed as a knight holding a boombox playing eerie music.

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