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How to make a Scary Scarecrow Mask (With Moveable Jaw)

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This is my first instructable so bare with me please. Ill do my best to explain each step carefully and I hope this gives some people ideas or inspiration for other things.
 
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Step 1: Get some Materials.

For this Mask I simply used things i actually had around the house.

- Sheet of Bristol Board (Or cardstock)
- Yellow construction paper
- Duct Tape
- Scissors
- Burlap (I have a whole bunch of this stuff that ive been using over and over for decorating during Halloween, Lots of people use it to cover up trees in the winter, Have a look around, shouldnt be difficult to get some)
- Hot Glue gun
-Thumb Tacks

Read through the instructable. Maybe you can substitute something for something else you might find better.

Step 2:


I started off with a used sheet of bristol board, drew a rough sketch of a skull like face (my choice). and cut out a separate Jaw to make it moveable. Also a bottom piece of the jaw to attach and tape up. After cutting holes for eyes i fit the mask around me head and taped it up to fit.
The top portion of head i cut slits down and close to the head straps and while fitting it on my head again, taped the middle strip back to the head strap.
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jenandjuice made it!28 days ago

Needed a last minute costume (week and a half before Halloween), and you saved the day! The fit was difficult, so I didn't get much jaw movement... but I DID get second place in a local contest with about 12 hours of work!

Only mods to the design were cosmetic, and I made some spoooOky gloves with yours and another user's suggestions. I also had enough fabric (2 yards to start with) to make the hat, and a sweet pair of boots that might see some use later on.

I threw some birch branches together in a cross, cut holes through the elbows of an extra large shirt, and threaded the branches through (with burlap covering the holes); then hot glued twine around the wrists and where they met on the sticks when extended to give the illusion that they were tied in place. I tried looking for shoulder pads for underneath, but with time constraints had to settle for hockey goalie pants cut through the middle to stick my head through.

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jimmyb0nz made it!1 month ago

Still working on it but thanks for the inspiration!

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can you see though the eyes?

Monster Mark (author)  stVentje1 month ago
Yeah the burlap is quite see through. I only put one layer over the eyes. Two on the rest of the face

final product, inspired by yours

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i ment with the buttons on the eyes of jimmyb0nzs' mask. I've made one too. I posted it on in the comments

I made the material for the eyes a little different. Had to unweave a few strands of string from the material to open the spaces in between to see better. There's a lot of room around the buttons to see thru and i positioned my eyes just under the button.

nice

jacoconut made it!1 month ago

Thanks for the awesome intructable!!!
Here is the one that i made, i put some eyebrows on it and elongate the forehead a bit.. :)

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Monster Mark (author) 1 month ago
Love seeing all the different takes on this! Glad people are using the instructable still :) thanks for the positive vibes people! Keep up the creepy work!!
akellin2 months ago

Is anyone else creeped out by the 'orb' in the finished pic?? lol What?????

Lol, light reflection in the camera

stVentje made it!1 month ago

Didn't have the photo's of the party yet.. put some fake blood on it.

Still.. I put some extra stitches everywhere.. for a more spooky effect.. Covered it with dirt a couple of times. And at the party added some fake blood at the mouth and eyes xD. Hope you like it

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myrrhmaid1 month ago

Super great and creepy!

propgirrl7 months ago

Love this!

oakback1 year ago
Thanks for the inspiration! My son helped me make his mask, here he is modelling it the night before Halloween:
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jrod21331 year ago
Loved this instruction. I made myself a hat too. Thanks again!
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ErzNova1 year ago
Thanks for the instruction !

Here is my type of the Scarecrow

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CaseFace52 years ago
Awesome dude! really cool! now all you gotta do is just sit in a chair with a bowl of candy real still, then when the kids grab their candy start moving and freak them out! :D
a guy did that to me when i was about 4 or 5 years old and scared me so badly i ran to the street and wouldn't go back onto the porch until my mom practically dragged me there! now i can do the same to other kids! =)
tawnydog1 year ago
Dude, that's awesome!
bovine1 year ago
Nicely done.
gfoster11 year ago
Thanks for sharing your technique! Here is what I came up with:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfoster67/9514553132/
hunter611 year ago
I finally know what to do for Halloween!! Thank you!
r-philp2 years ago
Thank you so much for your well done instructable. I was able to reproduce it quite easily with a minimum number of hot-glue burns! It was quite a hit, and I accessorized it with a pair of gloves; fingers extended with cardboard, and covered in the remaining burlap. Also added a bit of straw sticking out here and there.

You did a great job with the initial construction, as well as the documentation. A job well done. Thank you again. BTW, I did manage to scare some co-workers into a minor loss of bladder control! Very satisfying!
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supratim1232 years ago
its really good...its too late...i dnt hv such ideas about what to wear...i shud try this one..perhaps...
nice! I plan on making one!
my dad loved it
blarg77892 years ago
dude thats pretty sketchy
LucDaRocka12 years ago
I have a good idea for teeth; i used it this method for a mummy mask. I looked at the shape of my teeth and drew them life size on a piece of paper, then filled the drawings with hot glue, then cut out the shape, and glued them in my mask...
Monster Mark (author) 3 years ago
Thank you everyone for all the positive feedback. Really enjoyed sharing this with you all!
MASKELF3 years ago
awesome!!, congratulations buddy your mask have a lot of art !
Javin0073 years ago
OMG, this would be soooo perfect to sit on your front porch looking like a stuffed prop, and then suddenly lunge at the unsuspecting children. I wouldn't recommend doing that to large black men though. (Look for "Never scare a brother" on youtube.)
Some Dork3 years ago
Super creepy, love this!
Peacedude3 years ago
Whoa thats great!! I was skeptical until I looked at step 6. Amazing.
Awesome!
D00M993 years ago
First thought- Oogie Boogie.
Monster Mark (author)  D00M993 years ago
I've actually been hearing that a lot in the early stages. Also an Egyptian sphinx I was gettin in early stages. Perhaps I can recycle it next year.
jimmyb0nz3 years ago
where did you get the hat?
Monster Mark (author)  jimmyb0nz3 years ago
At a Halloween store. Was fairly cheap, only $8.99 i believe.
I bought it at Value Village here in Canada. But i believe its a mass produced item you could find anywhere.
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