How to make a Batman Scarecrow mask

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How to make a Batman Scarecrow mask
The Scarecrow's mask is based on a simple burlap sack. (Getty creative)

The Scarecrow is one the more terrifying, but lesser known villains in the Batman stories. Since this character is not among the most popular, it can be hard to find a Scarecrow costume mask in stores. Fortunately, as portrayed in the movie "Batman Begins," the Scarecrow's mask is quite simple. Because of this, it is easy to recreate. With simple materials and basic sewing skills, anybody can make a Scarecrow mask for Halloween, a convention or any other costumed event.

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Things you need

  • Burlap fabric or similar
  • Fabric scissors
  • Brown twine
  • Black thread
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Brown drawstring

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  1. 1

    Cut out two half ovals of fabric that are each 40 cm (16 inches) wide at the base and 45 cm (18 inches) long. Place the fabric pieces directly on top of each other and use twine to hand sew the curved edges together.

  2. 2

    Turn the mask right side out. Cut out two crude eye holes in the front of the mask, corresponding to the location of the eyes on the head.

  3. 3

    Cut a slit across the mouth area of the mask, forming the slit in a frowning shape. Sew the slit closed with black thread, using large stitches spaced about 2.5 cm (1 inch) apart from each other.

  4. 4

    Thread a needle with twine and sew several lines of stitches randomly across the face of the mask to make it appear as if it has been pieced together.

  5. 5

    Cut a piece of brown drawstring that is 70 cm (28 inches) long and tie it loosely around the bottom opening of the mask to cinch it. Sew the drawstring onto the fabric using twine.

Tips and warnings

  • The mask may be lined in cotton fabric to make it more comfortable to wear.

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