The Wizard of Oz Family Costume
Wizard of Oz – our way! Let me introduce to you Dorothy and her little dog Toto (sleeping in a basket), Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man.
They were travelling trough the Land of Oz, looking for The Wizard himself. They belived that he can give to them something they were longing for.
Scarecraw needed some brain because he belived he wasn’t smart enough, Tin Man was looking for his heart, Cowardly Lion – courage, and Dorothy wanted to go back home.
Have they found what they were looking for?
The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy’s costume was quite simple. I had this blause from earlier. Dress was very easy to make. She had a basket with Toto and Tin Man’s oiler, just in case he gets wet and rusty. I made some matching ribbons for hair.
And, of course, red shoes!
We didn’t have any red shoes, so I took some adhesive (wall)paper – vinyl, cut it in small pieces and sticked them to the normal shoes (these were white shoes) untill all surface was covered in red! It turned out just fine!
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What can I say about Tin Man?
Except that he is supposed to be made of tin or something similar.
And he is supposed to have an axe in his hand, because he is logger, after all (you can have better view on axe at first photo).
I made a shirt with hood and some pants with elastic band in waist line out of silver material that is commonly used as lining. And then I cut some silver chart paper and placed it around arms and legs and chest. Only knees, elbows and shoulders were free to move normally. That gave the efect of stiffness when Tin Man had walked, it turned out just great! I used glue gun to secure chart paper.
And don’t forget the funnel on his head! It is made out of chart paper, as well.
I wanted to sprey in silver real funnel, but the only one big enough to fit Tin Man’s head was grandpa’s funnel that he uses in wine cellar, so…
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And here’s Cowardly Lion!
He was made out of overalls with the hood. The overalls had an opening in front that I covered with the other material that pretended to be a belly.
There was some fake fur on the hood, made out of leftover pieces, I mean- lion’s mane, of course.
Some lion’s ears on the top of lion’s head and some lion’s tail behind.
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Lion’s face, of course!
I bought this face paint in drug store.
And, here’s Scarecraw at the end.
I didn’t sew anything for this costume. I used an old sweatsuit, handstiched some patches.
I had a piece of cloth around may face, the almost same color was the color of my face (I used face paint as well), old hat on my head with straw sticking out of the hole! I also had some straw under my sleeves, pants and shirt secured with the rope.
I was the Scarecraw, I don’t have separated picture of myself that day, you can see me on the most upper photo :)
At the end, Scarecraw turned out to be a very clever person, Lion realized that he was brave all along, Tin Man found his heart in himself, and Dorothy concluded “There’s no place like home”…
I really enjoyed making this family costume because it was my kids’ idea; they liked the movie and asked me to make this costumes.
I loooved the time we spent making this together and expecially the afternoon when we were dressed up.
all of us