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What costume does Scout wear to the Halloween party?

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metalmulishaf... | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 3, 2010 at 5:39 AM via web

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What costume does Scout wear to the Halloween party?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 3, 2010 at 5:48 AM (Answer #1)

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This Halloween pageant is supposed to be about agricultural products from Maycomb.  Because of that, Scout goes as a ham.

The ham costume is made of chicken wire (for the frame) which is then covered with brown cloth.

Although she really hates it (it itches, she can't scratch) the costume ends up saving Scout when she and Jem are attacked by Mr. Ewell as they are walking home from the party.  Ewell breaks Jem's arm and has apparently tried to stab Scout, but Scout's costume kept the knife from getting at her.

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 3, 2010 at 5:49 AM (Answer #2)

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Scout wears ham costume. She was to be playing a pork in the Maycomb County harvest celebration. Mrs. Merriweather organized this pageant and assigned roles to several children to play agricultural products of the county. The purpose of this play was to display and celebrate the couty's agricultural heritage.

It's a good thing Scout wore this ham costume made of chicken wire and paper mache because it saved her from certain injury when she was attacked on her way home from the pageant.

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kristawatts | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 4, 2010 at 7:35 AM (Answer #3)

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It was a halloween pagent. she had to dress up as some kind of pork so she had a ham costume


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