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'Sexy Pennywise' Is This Year's Trendiest Halloween Costume Idea

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Nov. 8 2018, Updated 11:23 a.m. ET

Every year, there's a movie that's totally overdone at Halloween. This year, that movie will be Stephen King's It. The movie is great, but you might feel differently after you've seen 50 people dressed as Georgie at a single Halloween party. 

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But some people have gone way too far. Why? Because sexy Pennywise the clown is now a thing. 

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Bill Skarsgård’s iconic clown is looking pretty different at the hands of makeup artists...

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This happens every year. 

WHY IS THIS A THING?

The Stephen King fan wiki explains:

"It (Referred to as IT) is an ancient alien/eldritch monster and the title character and main antagonist of the 1986 novel the same name (and subsequent television and film adaptations). It is a shapeshifting creature known as a Glamour and is billions of years old. Although it lived on planet Earth for many years, it originated in a void/dimension outside the regions of space known as the Macroverse. Since its true identity is unclear, due to its shape-shifting abilities making its real name and species unknown, the creature is just named IT."
"It can morph into any other person, animal, or object (including combinations thereof). This ability is useful for A) appearing as the target's loved ones or friends to lure them into a trap or B) appearing as the target's fear. However, It’s favorite and most common form is that of a circus performer named "Pennywise the Dancing Clown". It’s real name (if indeed, it has one) is unknown. Although, several times in the novel, It calls itself by the name Robert “Bob” Gray. This may be an allusion to real life child cannibal Albert Fish, who reportedly used the name "Robert Gray" as an alias."
"It’s primary goal is to feed on humans, generally preferring children than adults since they were easier to scare and manipulate. According to the creature, frightened flesh tastes better."
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