Top 10 Oz Characters and Costume Ideas – The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow
Who is the Scarecrow?
The Scarecrow was made by a Munchkin farmer only two days before being discovered by Dorothy. Being informed by the local crows that he had no brain and therefore believing he lacked any intelligence, he joined Dorothy on her journey to the Emerald City in hopes of asking the Wizard of Oz for a new brain.

When the Scarecrow and his friends finally meet the great Oz, the Scarecrow has his chance to ask for a brain. Unfortunately, the Wizard did not have a brain to give.

“I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma.”
– The Wizard of Oz

The Casting of the Scarecrow

You might be the Scarecrow if you tend to
…think know the answer but assume you are always wrong.
…learn more from real life experiences rather than in a classroom setting.
…find yourself, more often than not, in a leadership role.

Becoming the Scarecrow
The Scarecrow costume requires an old pair of baggy pants and an oversize long-sleeved shirt. Tie the waist, wrists and the bottom of the pants legs with brown braided rope and staple or glue straw, tan pipe cleaners or yellow yarn at the ankles, wrists and collar of the costume to create a stuffed appearance. An old floppy hat and some scarecrow face makeup will complete the ensemble.

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