How to Make a Batman Scarecrow Mask

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The Scarecrow is one of 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 basic materials and sewing skills, anybody can make a Scarecrow mask for Halloween, a convention or any other costumed event.

Things You'll Need

  • Burlap fabric
  • Felt marker
  • Fabric scissors
  • Brown twine
  • Black thread
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Brown string

Step 1

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

Step 2

Place the mask on your head so that the seams are along the sides of your head. Use the felt marker on the outside of the mask to gently mark where your eyes and mouth are.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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 1 inch apart from each other.

Step 5

Thread a needle with twine. Cross-stitch randomly across the face of the mask to make it appear as if it has been pieced together.

Step 6

Cut a piece of brown string that is 28 inches long and tie it loosely around the bottom of the mask to cinch it. Sew the string to the fabric by criss-crossing over the string with a loop stitch, ensuring the stitch is loose enough so that the string can still pass through it.

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Tips & Warnings

  • The mask may be lined in cotton fabric to make it more comfortable to wear.
  • To complete the Scarecrow costume, simply wear the mask with a gray business suit.
  • Try using jute or linen when burlap isn't available.

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