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Halloween Costume: Scarecrow

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Making a scarecrow costume for Halloween is not only fun, but you can allow the creative juices to flow endlessly.  This is one easy homemade costume to make.

You’ll need blue jeans, preferably faded; a flannel shirt – size large; a straw hat; some fabric to make patches; rope; straw and make-up.

Now that you have the necessary items, you can begin.

Match some patches using fabric, and sew them onto the jeans in no particular pattern.  Dress the intended scarecrow with the flannel shirt and jeans.  Use the rope as a belt.  Ensure the jeans are long enough so you can cuff them.

Now comes the fun part.  Take the straw and place it in the sleeves of the shirt so they stick out; stuff them into the shirt as well ensuring the straw sticks out as well.  You may want your child to wear a body suit so the straw won’t become too itchy.  You can stuff the jeans with straw too.

Using eyeliner, you can draw stitches around the mouth, and use some red paint to make a triangular shaped nose.

The straw hat should look worn.  So scrunch it up a bit before you place it on the scarecrow’s head.  Put some straw in your child’s hair, and have some sticking out of the hat as well.  You may even wish to make a pointed hat using cardboard and black felt.  Then you can decorate the hat however you wish.

Another idea would be to purchase a fake black bird, which resembles a crow, and attach it to your child’s shoulder using wire.  Poke the wire through the flannel shirt and twist it so it remains secure.

Scarecrow costumes are so much fun to make and utilizing all of the accessories mentioned herein, your child is sure to be a hit on Halloween.

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