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Best Scarecrow Costume Guide

The Scarecrow is a key character in L. Frank Baum’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, appearing in most, if not all of the film adaptations of the book. Scarecrow meets the main character, Dorothy, on her way to Emerald City in a field in the Munchkin Country. He tells her how he was created to scare away the crows. However, one of the wise old crows realized that he was simply made of straw. Because of this, the other crows were no longer scared and started eating corn in his field. The wise old crow told the Scarecrow the importance of having a brain. This prompted the Scarecrow to join Dorothy in her journey to the Emerald City, to ask for a brain. Get the look of the mindless straw man with this Scarecrow costume guide.

To look like Scarecrow from the classic movie, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, you’ll need to dress up in a Green Tunic, Medieval Pants, Medieval Boots, a Scarecrow Mask, Straw Accessories, and a Full Scarecrow Costume.

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The Scarecrow is a kind and meek character. Known to be gentle, honest, and considerate, it’s hard to hate Scarecrow from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Even when he can be clumsy and uncoordinated at times, often due to the fact that he’s made of straw. Going as Scarecrow is a foolproof plan because he is easily recognizable and well-loved by anyone of any age. The basics are easy to find: a green tunic, some medieval pants, and medieval boots. To complete the look, though, you’ll need to wear a Scarecrow mask and accessorize with a lot of straw.

Going with the rest of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz characters is sure to spark joy at any event! Convince some friends to go as Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda.

Scarecrow Costume Tips & FAQs

Step into the magical land of Oz with our costume guide FAQ for the Scarecrow, one of the beloved characters from L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Ideal for book-themed events, costume parties, or for fans of this classic story, this guide will help you recreate the Scarecrow’s rustic and endearing look, capturing the essence of his character.

The Scarecrow's outfit is characterized by its rustic, farm-like appearance. Essential components include a baggy burlap sack for the head with stitched-on features to create the face, a floppy hat, a loose-fitting shirt, and trousers, both made from rough, sack-like material. The clothes are typically patched and frayed, giving the appearance of being made from old, mismatched fabrics. Straw or similar material should protrude from the cuffs and collar to mimic the Scarecrow's stuffing.

To replicate the Scarecrow's head, use a burlap sack or a textured fabric that resembles burlap. Cut holes for eyes and mouth, and stitch around them with black thread to define these features. You can add straw or hay around the neck and under the hat to give the appearance of being stuffed with straw.

A key accessory for the Scarecrow costume is a wide-brimmed, floppy hat, often made from felt or a similar fabric. Additionally, carrying a pole or a broomstick can represent the Scarecrow's initial position in the cornfield. Gloves with straw extending from the wrists can also enhance the costume's authenticity.

The Scarecrow's clothing should look worn and tattered, with visible patches and frayed edges to give the impression of being made from old sacks and clothes. The shirt and trousers should be oversized and stuffed lightly with straw to create a bulky, stuffed appearance. The colors are generally muted earth tones.

The Scarecrow is known for lamenting his lack of brains and his desire to be smarter. Some of his memorable lines include, "If I only had a brain!" and "I cannot think of anything, for I have no brains at all." Portraying him with a thoughtful yet clumsy demeanor, often scratching his head in a puzzled manner, can effectively convey his character.


About Scarecrow

When the Scarecrow, with his companions Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, the Wizard of Oz finally grants him what he came there for–brains. What Scarecrow doesn’t know however is that what the Wizard actually gives him is just a placebo – a combination of bran, pins, and needles – hardly a real brain! What the Scarecrow didn’t know all this time is that even without the Wizard’s help, he has always been the wisest man among his companions, and even in all of Oz. Before leaving Oz, the Wizard goes a step further and appoints the Scarecrow as the new ruler of Emerald City in his stead. Being the wisest man in all of Oz, however, Scarecrow is aware of his limitations and, instead, hands over the power and rulership to Princess Ozma and becomes one of her trusted advisors instead.

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