Labor of Love Wizard of Oz Costumes

Labor of Love Wizard of Oz Costumes

The characters from MGM’s 1939 film The Wizard of Oz always captivated me, and one of my many childhood dreams–along with being a ballerina–was to be Glinda the Good Witch from Oz. Although I excelled at dance class, it soon became apparent that there were very few successful 5’9” ballerinas, so my next thought was … Read more

Challenging Tin Man Costume

Newly finished Tin Man costume - front view

One of my favorite films as a child was MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, and I remember dressing up in my mom’s cocktail gowns and twirling around the house pretending to be Glinda. The film continued to be a favorite throughout my life and it prompted me to design a Glinda costume for Halloween one … Read more

Mythological Centaur and Singing Harp Costumes

Mythological Centaur and Singing Harp Costumes

A few years ago, coworker Ken and I wanted to attend a gigantic Halloween party in Syracuse, NY, dressed as mythological characters. He had spent a great deal of time working out in the gym and wanted to show off his new physique and I wanted to portray an elegant and feminine character. Hence, the … Read more