Scare Yourself This Summer!

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If you haven’t heard, the classic clown-chiller “It” has a facelift in this new remake coming to theaters. I must say, the trailer on Snapchat looks scary. And it’s been a long time since a scary movie lived up to the title. I may not walk near a storm drain again (I can remember the sheer terror thanks to the movie as a kid). Before you get yourself into heart-attack mode, check out this adorable and freaky photoshoot in honor of the new film.

Source: Cosmopolitan – http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/movies/a12148709/it-clown-child-photoshoot/?src=nl&mag=cos&list=nl_chg_news&date=081717

Mississippi teen Eagan Tilghman did Pennywise justice.

You’d think that creepy clowns would be too scary for most kids; after all, a recent spate of scary clown sightings has reportedly caused some clowns to lose work. But Mississippi teenager Eagan Tilghman leaned, hard, into the upcoming film adaption of Stephen King’s Itin a delightful way: By dressing his three-year-old brother Louie as the story’s killer clown, Pennywise. The results are honestly incredible:

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For the record, when Louie’s not in clown makeup and costume, he looks like this:

It appears that this isn’t Eagan’s first cosplay rodeo; the 17-year-old told Mashable that this It costume was actually inspired by a design he did for another sibling: “It all started because my other brother, Hosea, who is four, wanted me to paint his face like the Joker. I did and we just had the idea to dress Louie up and take a few pictures.”

The teen clearly has a talent for both costume design, but he’s also a talented illustrator on top of that:

So how have Eagan and his siblings reacted to these pictures going viral? Pretty well, and the teen seems super level-headed about it all:

(Though he shared with Cosmo, he’s shooting for a spot on The Ellen Show; and truly, that’d be a helluva ending to this adorable story.)

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Anyone else feeling like Eagan deserves a big bro of the year award? And, the bar for Halloween has just been raised by a mile.

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