Every year at Halloween, there is some facet of pop culture that is seemingly everywhere and at every party. Last year, the focus was on the candidates in the U.S. election. This year, the trend is still spooky, albeit more classically scary: Pennywise the clown from the It remake. The mysterious evil being is sure to make you quiver with fear, and that’s even before you see what some creative folks have envisioned.
Talented body painting artists are inspired by the dramatic, gruesome appearance of Stephen King’s character and have transformed themselves into faithful recreations of it. Depending on their skill and artistic vision, the complexity of their makeup application varies. Some have opted to paint their face white and add simple curved red lines that emanate from their mouths. Others imagine their Pennywise costume complete with splatters of blood, jagged yellowed teeth, and specially-colored contact lenses. Either way, the effect is impressively scary.
With Halloween nearly a month away, there is plenty of time to watch the movie and work on your own Pennywise clown makeup. But first, get inspired with the impressively terrifying looks below.