Character Design Challenge #476– The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Part 2

When I first saw The Wizard of Oz movie as a kid, it scared the living crap out of me. It was not until years later that I fell in love with the cast of characters.

I have wanted to do a series updating the characters in a darker style for years. Think Oz with a Beetlejuice meets Pan’s Labyrinth vibe. Just use your imagination and have fun.

Your challenge this week is to reimagine the Scarecrow

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their characters rendered by yours truly.

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art, or whatever); Do NOT use Photobucket

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Monday, September 7th at 6:00pm Eastern

7 Responses to Character Design Challenge #476– The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Part 2

  1. Angelos Stefanopoulos says:

    This Scarecrow is not afraid of anything or anyone…damn i’m good!

    By Angelos Stefanopoulos

  2. Rekulhs Nathe says:

    In this verison of oz the scarecrow was a student of the wicked witch and but was betrayed by her, for his crimes his brain was removed getting rid of his magical power and he was hanged as a scarecrow.

  3. Maurício Brito says:

    his stage, Dorothy is going to get some help a little… scary

  4. Scott Weyers says:

    Scarecrow – Another member of Dorothy Gale’s band of rebels. Jack Corbie (aka Scarecrow) is the wildcard of the group. Without Dorothy to keep him in line he would likely go berzerk.

  5. ams says:

    “As Officer Gale found herself returned to the magical land of OZ, she soon discovers how she arrived. Her old friend had changed over the years just like she had. He now resembled an astute journeyman rather than the tattered vagabond when they first met. When he spoke, his somber tone revealed her worst fear.”

    “Dorothy, Oz needs you. She has returned……”

  6. Continuing with my Burton-ish theme from last week. I’m hoping this is more of a character-design competition, as I just threw a background in at the end.

  7. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly