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 It, in a delightful way: By dressing his three-year-old brother Louie as the story's killer clown, Pennywise. The results are honestly incredible:
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:
So regardless of all the "fame" that I've got and "fortune" that is implied and that I've yet to see ]]>👀