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Scarecrow Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween isnít just about scaring people ó sometimes you want a funny costume that will scare the birds, instead. A scarecrow costume is a classic that is sure to amuse everyone, while hiding your identity conveniently under a layer of straw. Letís take a look at a few cool options:

Wizard of Oz Scarecrow

Are you off to see the wizard? One of the most recognizable scarecrows in the world is the one from The Wizard of Oz. You can use a few different models for this scarecrow, from the Disney classic version to the creepier-looking scarecrow from Return to Oz. You could also use your imagination and come up with your own style.

All you need are some raggedy clothes and a bunch of straw. Itís a perfect costume if youíre on a budget, since you can find ratty clothes in your closet or at a thrift store, and you can get a bail of straw for just a few bucks from a farm supply store. After that, head over to a costume store and find a suitable mask. Donít forget the floppy hat!

Unemployed Scarecrow

Another approach you could try is to make a social comment about the recession by being an unemployed scarecrow. Go to a thrift shop and get yourself some overalls, grab a scarecrow mask and a farmerís hat at a party store, and buy some straw to stuff yourself with. Find a piece of cardboard and write your plea for charity on it. For example, you could write, ďWill work for straw.Ē

Dark Scarecrow

Finally, if youíre dead-set on being scary, you can be a dark scarecrow. For this one, youíll have to dress in all dark colors; find black clothes if you can. Make sure that they are torn up and old. Similarly, get an old, floppy farmerís hat that has holes in it. Get some straw to fill yourself in and find a creepy scarecrow mask at a costume store to finish up the look. Spread joy (and straw) everywhere you go this Halloween and dress up as a scarecrow.


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