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Scarecrow is Born!
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This homemade costume for men entered our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Andrew, the 'Scarecrow' costume creator:
I am wearing the costume. The costume is a comic book villain of Batman named Scarecrow. I took the version of him from a popular video game "Batman Arkham Asylum". Scarecrow is a doctor turned evil, who uses toxins and drugs to make people see their worst fears. My costume took about 2 months to make and the arm canisters and needle fingers took the most work. The metal arm was put together using air dryer tube and some other metal parts, while the fear canisters attached to it are painted PVC tubes that I cut oval shaped windows in. A clear plastic tube was then put within each PVC tubes and were filled with yellow dyed hair gel. Smaller clear tubes were used to connect to the syringe fingers and were filled with yellow hand sanitizer and sealed on both ends with hot glue. The fingers are real syringes that were painted and filled with hand sanitizer. Foam was used to keep my fingers attached inside. The needles are just straws that are cut and painted. My mask is made of a material called worbla, which is a thermoplastic material that molds when heated. So I basically traced an outline of my face into foam. Then I took the worbla and heated the material onto the outline, then put in on my face and continued to heat material around my face until perfect shape was achieved. Molding clay was used to create big bumps and features on mask and I wired up yellow LED lights into the mask that feed down into my main vinyl top where I made a small pocket for a battery pack. The rest is quite simple. I made a top piece, arm sleeves and pants out of dark brown vinyl and hand stitched white stitches throughout using white yarn. I bought black strap and buckles to put on pants, which are just hot glued to them. The rope is a hangmans noose. Overall this is a simplification of the process it took me to make this, but it turned out really well!! The whole costume probably cost me about $250-$350 range. If you want to make a costume like this, I'd definitely search the Internet and find others who have tried the same and try combining their ideas with your own. Thats how I went about making this costume. Even though I took some others' ideas, my costume ended up looking completely unique to theirs because I did it MY way. So just go for it and everything will work out!