This is the final post on this costume make. I'm showing you how I created an additional accessory that all evil scarecrows need....a rather nasty looking scythe!...plus the final put together of all the elements....
The previous year I had hunted down props in the local Wilkos Halloween stock sell off...and found plastic knives and swords in a variety of shapes, from curved hand scythes to axes...all for 10p each!...yup, that's right 10p each...silly silly price! So, you guessed it, I filled the basket and took all the remaining stock! The cashiers face was quite the picture, especially as the basket also contained their entire remaining stock of plastic spiders, worms and creepy cobweb fabric too...but at those prices can you blame me. I spent about £3 in total and got dozens of useful pieces. They all go into the stash supplies box for future use....but one piece in particular was to be used for the scarecrow costume.
and so the costume was complete....and here is the reveal! On the night Clive applied black eyeshadow around his eyes and mouth so his own flesh tones didn't stick out too much under the mask.
Scarecrow Costume - Time spent over a period of 4 days, Cost approx £15. Suitable for Amateur with basic sewing skills but some artistic capability. Specialist tools/materials required Sewing machine, cotton thread and large sewing needle, plastic mask base, straw, hessian fabric, jute twine, acrylic paints, solvent based inks, strong double sided tape, adhesive backed metal tape, hot glue gun, pva glue, stanley 'type' knife and strong leather scissors, gloves, jumper, trousers, plastic rat and scythe props.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this make...as much as I enjoyed actually making it! Next post will cover the Evil Girl Clown costume you see me wearing in the photos above.