I was originally going to be the Scarecrow from the Batman movie. But a suit with a piece of burlap over my head didn't seem like an exciting costume. So I kinda went with a traditional Scary Scarecrow Halloween Costume.
The head’s a piece of burlap, that I used some polyurethane on to keep the folds and creases stiff. I airbrushed it, so that it wouldn’t look like a sack with two holes over my head. I made both the pants and the tunic using patterns that I found online, and then put some patches (using leftover burlap) and some stitching detail using twine to make them look more authentic.
Then I found an old straw hat, and got a pair of buckskin gloves and painted them brown to match the costume. From there I just added some raffia in that hat to give the effect of hair, and used some natural fiber rope to tie around my hands, ankles, and waist – along with making a noose to hold the mask on. I also used an old scythe that I found at a yard sale for a prop.
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This DIY Scarecrow Halloween costume idea came to me when I saw Halloween decorations. I thought it would be different from regular costumes. This costume was very easy and fun to make.
First I found a hat at a garage sale for $2. Then I took fake hay from another scarecrow and cut it off. Then I stapled it to the inside layer of the hat (you can also hot glue). After that I found a pair of overalls and cut patches from other old cloths and hot glued them on. I also hot glued some hay to the patches to make it look better. I used gloves and cut the tips of the fingers off.
I went on YouTube to find a video on how you can do your makeup, here it is:
It is very easy and simple. The video shows step by step on how you can do your makeup for a scarecrow. I used black and brown eyeliner which was very cheap.
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by Cindy M.
Homemade Tim Burton Inspired Scarecrow Costume
For my Halloween costume I decided to be a scarecrow. I was mostly inspired by Tim Burton's movies. I did not want it to be cute!
I bought a plain dress at the thrift store and had material for the patches. The dress, gloves and hat took me around five hours to complete. I made my hat by weaving straw into it and gluing on fall items. I spent an hour and a half painting my face to match my dress. I applied buttons with spirit gum to my cheeks and a zipper to my chest for the hood look.
This Homemade Tim Burton Inspired Scarecrow Costume cost me around $15 to make and I had a blast wearing it. It held up well even after a night of dancing at a great rock concert. None of my friends recognized me. I make my own costume every year and so far this has been my favorite.