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Dorothy - Wizard of Oz Costume 8

by Ellen
(Darlington, SC)

Wizard Of Oz Costume

Wizard Of Oz Costume

After watching the Wizard of Oz more times than I care to recall, my daughter announced she wanted to be Dorothy for Halloween. Since I'm able to sew a bit, I decided against purchasing a poorly constructed pre-made non-washable costume in favor of making a dress that could actually be worn again!

The pattern was Butterick 4600. I purchased all cotton and cotton/poly fabric from a national fabric retailer, red sparkly shoes from WallyWorld and blue socks from another big retailer.

The dress is two parts: sort of like an apron or pinafore on top (blue and white) which had it's own sash and tied in the back; and a white petticoat dress beneath with the hemline trimmed in white eyelet. The back closure called for Velcro, but with some help, I was able to install a zipper instead to give it less of a costume look. I sewed the blue and white "ribbons" from fabric for her hair.

My daughter was not at all interested in being responsible for toting a basket with a stuffed dog inside, but was very happy to carry a "treat" bag for collecting goodies!

She has since worn the dress numerous times to school and church! It would be easy to pick some other cute fabric for the apron to change it out!


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pattern?
by: Anonymous

i was just wondering, what was the pattern you made the apron or blue checkered dress with?

GREAT COSTUME!
by: ANNNEMARIE

great costume! I am running out to buy that pattern!

pattern
by: Ellen

Butterick 4600 contains both the white under-dress and apron pattern. Thanks!!

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Coolest Homemade Dorothy in a Tornado from Wizard of Oz Costume 24

by Brandi
(Shelley, Idaho, USA)

Homemade Dorothy in a Tornado from Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Dorothy in a Tornado from Wizard of Oz Costume

In honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, my little girl wanted to be Dorothy. We wanted to add a twist to just making a standard Dorothy costume, so we decided to trap her in side the tornado that carried her away to the land of Oz.

We sewed up her Dorothy dress, then I constructed a tornado with wire, that I purchased from the local hardware store. After I got the form of the tornado, I then soaked some tuelle in a sugar water solution to act as a stiffener. After it set I surrounded with spider webbing. Then sewed on cars, trees, miniature fencing, gas tanks and some miniature Wizard of Oz Christmas ornaments including the wicked witch of the west,the scarecrow, lion, tin man, and Gelda the good witch.

We got a basket carrying Toto and some red glitter shoes to complete this Homemade Dorothy in a Tornado from Wizard of Oz Costume. It took some time to construct, but was really fun for her to wear. It seemed as though it came together well, it was lightweight for her to wear, and was a fun spin on a Wizard of Oz themed costume.

Altogether, it was a cute costume, she loved it, and was a fun project for Halloween.

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Wow!
by: Bianca

This is the most clever and amazing Dorothy costume I've ever seen! Great work!

Here is what we made from your idea!
by: Toto

Link to picture: http://bhaney.drivehq.com/oz/Dorothy-and-the-Tornado-A.jpg

The Dorothy costume was store purchased with custom ruby red slippers made with glitter and bows. The basket was added along with a little dog from home. The Tornado was fabricated out of a chicken wire frame covered with paper maché. It was painted and air brushed, then accessorized with photos from the movie (the flying witch, Gulch on the bicycle, the men in the boat where across the back) all scenes that Dorothy saw through the window from inside the tornado.

We also took the audio from the scene in the tornado as the items are flying by and Dorothy was yelling for Auntie Em. This played from an ipod nano and small speaker just inside the top of the funnel. We also added some farm toys and cows hanging from the bottom of the funnel. The port-hole was made to look like the one in the first scene at the Emerald City. Dorothy and company ring the bell only to find out that it is out of order ("Who rang that Bell?!?"). It had a door that would open allowing me to see out of the front.

The bottom legs of the pants had a picture of Dorothy's gate and the house from the movie imprinted on them with more airbrushing to
who the destruction flying up around the tornado.

Costume
by: Lindsey

How do you get the tornado to stay on/attached?

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Coolest Witch and Dorothy Illusion Costume 5

by Marsha M
(Vansant, VA)

Coolest Witch and Dorothy Illusion Costume 5

Coolest Witch and Dorothy Illusion Costume 5

For the body of the witch, I used a lid from a tote box and covered the edges with foam pipe covers. I used a styrofoam ball to hold the mask and used a paint stick to hold it in place which I glued to the lid. I put a black robe over it and cut a hole mid way up the front so I could put my legs through.

I cut a plastic flower pot in half and painted it black to look like Dorothy is in a pot. I found the perfect fabric and pieced together to make a Dorothy costume. I filled a pair of little girls' tights and glued a pair of red shoes to it and attached it to the pot to look like Dorothy's legs are hanging over it. I strapped the pot to my waist and voila.

For this Witch and Dorothy Illusion Costume I won 'most original costume' at work, everyone loved it.

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GREAT
by: KIM KENNDY

BEST COSTUME EVER.....I LOVE IT

witch and dorothy costume
by: Anonymous

great costume idea. love it

Awesome!
by: Margaret

Marsha always comes up with the coolest ideas! Each year she out does herself!

Awesome
by: Missy

The pic doesn't do it justice! Should have seen it in person! Good luck!

costume looks great
by: Anonymous

i think this took a long time to make this should win a great prize

Coolest Witch
by: Janet

Great costume as usual

Witch and Dorothy!
by: Mary

all I can say is Wow!

awesome
by: Tangie

an awesome costume, great illusion, it was even better in person.

witch and dorothy
by: Anonymous

great idea. very creative.

AWESOME!!
by: Anonymous

Love this costume!!! Looks like the witch wins this time!! lol :)

comments
by: Marsha

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. My favorite movie has always been the Wizard of OZ and my favorite charachter has always been the wicked witch. so I wanted the witch to catch Dorothy and melt her. I loved it.

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Coolest Homemade Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz Costume 23

by Stephanie D.
(Ontario)

Homemade Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz Costume

I sewed the dress and made the shoes for my Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz costume.

I took an old pair of burgundy shoes and spray- painted them red. I then glued each individual sequin by hand, which was very time consuming but worth the effort, as everyone thought they were store made.

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