Scarecrow costumes are always a popular costume for Halloween and other costume occasions. The newer scarecrow costumes are a lot scarier than the older ones the farmer made to keep away the birds. Here are several of the Halloween scarecrow costumes you can check out to see which one is right for you.
Scarecrow Adult Costume
This Scarecrow Adult Costume really is one of the scary scarecrow costumes and will send some shivers up everyone’s spine. The costume is more of a modern scarecrow costume with a more terrifying look. Now who wants to be alone in the woods with this scarecrow!
This scarecrow costume comes with a tan rough hewn shirt with braided hay belt, long finger gloves and matching mask with attached hood.
One size fits most men.
Miss Scarecrow Adult Costume
Here is the Miss Scarecrow Adult Costume that has that down home on the farm look.
You will have the all the guys wanting to meet this scarecrow and you won’t be able to keep them away. Perfect for Halloween parties and country costume parties.
This cute country scarecrow costume comes with a burlap and plaid jumper-style dress and matching burlap hat. One size fits all adults.
Mr. Scarecrow Adult Costume
The Mr. Scarecrow Adult Costume has that old-fashioned look and will be a welcome sight at any Halloween party. He can even hang out in the fields to scare some crows!
This costume has a one-piece burlap and plaid jumpsuit and matching burlap hat. New for 2010. One size fits all adults.
Wizard of Oz Scarecrow Tween Costume
This cute scarecrow is a unique twist of the Wizard of Oz scarecrow. The Wizard of Oz Scarecrow Tween Costume is a perfect costume for a young girl to show off at Halloween parties or Wizard of Oz parties.
This costume includes a gorgeous green peasant top with stylized orange collar, a pleated skirt with rope belt and matching hat with faux straw details and patches. Also included are fringed wristlets, necklace and matching boot covers.
The scarecrow has been a popular fixture used by farmers to keep away birds from their fields. They are usually in the shape of a human in hopes to trick the birds to stay away. As stated in its name, the scarecrow mainly tried to scare away crows as they were the farmer’s biggest nuisance. The success of scarecrows is mixed and they aren’t used as much any more.
The first scarecrows were seen in Egypt along the Nile River to protect the wheat crops. Greece was know for using scarecrows over 2,000 years ago to protect the grape crops and the scarecrows were carved and made in the likeness of Priapus, the son of the god Dionysus and the goddess Aphrodite. The Romans copied the Greeks and carved scarecrows that also looked like Priapus.
The popularity of the scarecrow reached new levels with the success of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, released in 1900. The story was a children’s story and included a scarecrow who wanted a brain. This book was later changed to the Wizard of Oz and became a classic movie. In the movie, the scarecrow was played by actor Ray Bolger and became one of his most famous roles.
Scarecrow festivals are a new activity that is gaining in popularity around the country. You can find a festival in most states in the fall season.
Here is a video on how to make your own scarecrow and it is not really that hard.
There are a surprising of number of scarecrow festivals around the world. England has a long history of celebrating with various scarecrow festivals including one at Wray, Lancashire that has been going on for over 100 years.
Scarecrows are often used to voice opinions about certain topics such as the use of scarecrows in Orton, Eden, where scarecrows were used to show opposition to wind turbines in the area.
Many other small English communities continue to practice celebrations using scarecrows with small villages like Tetford, Salmonby, and Norland, West Yorkshire. The first scarecow festival in Scotland took place in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire eight years ago.