‘It’ Pennywise Cosplay Wins Mad Monster 2018 Costume Contest [Video / Photo Gallery]

The largest event of its kind in the Carolinas, the Mad Monster Party horror convention made a triumphant return to Charlotte, North Carolina Feb. 16-18, 2018, featuring an amazing lineup of celebrity guests, tons of talented vendors, and thousands of enthusiastic fans in attendance, and Halloween Daily News is once again proud to have been a part of this epic gathering.

The annual Mad Monster Party Costume Contest this year was sponsored by Halloween Daily News.

This year’s first place winner is Blake Amerson and his girlfriend Kendell Gunn, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, who terrified the audience with their dead-on interpretation of Pennywise and Georgie from 2017’s movie adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Blake’s character was the starring creature at the Haunted Mill last Halloween. His amazingly detailed head-to-toe costume was handmade by his mom, April Grubb.

You can watch our exclusive interview with Mad Monster Party’s 2018 costume contest winners Blake Amerson and Kendell Gunn, as well as costume designer April Grubb, in the video below.

[See all of our Mad Monster Party coverage here.]

The photo gallery below features images of Blake in costume at the Haunted Mill from October 2017 and preparing for the costume contest on Feb. 17, 2018, as well as highlights from Blake and Kendell’s big night at Mad Monster Party 2018.

You can see our full gallery and video from the Costume Contest here.

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‘It’ Pennywise Cosplay Wins Mad Monster 2018 Costume Contest [Video / Photo Gallery]