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Scar from The Lion King

Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons) is the main antagonist of the classic Disney film The Lion King.  Scar is the brother of Mufasa, the ruling king, who seeks to take power from his brother and nephew in this animal twist on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Scar is lankier than his brother, with a dark mane and a scar over his left eye.  There are two ways you could approach this costume.  First, you could purchase a Scar mask and pair it with the lower portion of another lion costume if you’d like to go for a literal interpretation of the character.  Otherwise, don’t be afraid to get creative with a wild black wig, some scar putty, and dangerously long nails for a more interpretive take on this iconic villain.