20 Pennywise T-Shirts to Remind You That Clowns Can Be Funny

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So how many of you are going to dress up as Pennywise from Stephen King’s IT this Halloween? Or some equivalently creepy clown? I admit I was tempted to do the same for a moment, but I usually like to add a little twist to my costumes (one year I was Harry Pot-head, Han Solo letting himself go). I’d want to do something a little more on the silly side.

A silly side to Pennywise? Well, yes, remember originally clowns were meant to be funny. I don’t think the creepy clown factor is anything new, though. John Wayne Gacy Jr., the infamous serial killer, who would dress as a clown at charity events. And I remember the Doctor Who episode from 1988, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, where Sylvester McCoy notes: “You’re right Ace, clowns can be creepy.” And who can forget Bart Simpson’s scary clown bed: “Can’t sleep, clowns will eat me!”

I personally find the way to take away the power of something scary is to laugh at it. And yeah, this is pretty ironic when we’re talking about scary clowns. But as I just said, clowns are supposed to be funny.

So let’s give it back to Pennywise by finding a way to laugh at him… or rather, IT. I scoured the sewers for the silliest Pennywise T-Shirts. Many of them are mash-ups with some of your favorite properties. Pennywise meets Ronald McDonald, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well as Rick & Morty. Just to name a few.

Though they’re mostly Bill Skarsgård’s version of Pennywise, there’s a few Tim Curry nods in here. Some of them made me laugh. And you’ll laugh, too. Oh… you’ll laugh, too!

You Can Dance

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We All Lift Down Here

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The IT Crowd

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Hello Georgie

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My Neighbor, The Clown

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Pennywise Ninja Turtles

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Loving IT!

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I’m Lovin’ IT!

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Pennywise the Killer Clown

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We All Float

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IT and Morty Pennywise Horror Parody

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Say

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Pennywise Panic 1990

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It

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The Clown Face

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The Clown Father

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Pennywise and Eleven

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Float Down Here

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Pugwise

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The Pennywise Thinks

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I remember when I heard that Tim Curry was cast as Pennywise in the original TV mini-series, I couldn’t have been more excited. That sweet transvestite would be perfect as an evil clown. Sadly Bill Skarsgård’s performance may make Curry’s obsolete. But Curry will never be forgotten for his role as Frank-n-Furter. Check out 19 Rocky Horror Picture Show T-Shirts: Don’t Dream About Them… Be In Them!

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