We’re Off to See the Wizard of Oz Family Costume

We're Off to See the Wizard of Oz Family Costume

It only took one look at the ruby red slippers for Claire age 5 to be certain she wanted to be Dorothy for Halloween. “But, who’s Dorothy,” she asked. So we rented the movie from the library to show her and stopped at the wicked witch she thought she saw enough and she didn’t like … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Girl’s Costumes

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Girl's Costumes

Nunni and Papi are surrounded by little girls, and this year or Halloween, Mommy had a very hard time coming up with a theme (as of course the girls have to theme and flow). Mommy, back in August, was researching ideas.  Brianna (8 year old) really wanted to be a queen with a big flowing … Read more

The Wicked Witch of the West and her Winkie Guard Couple Costume

The Wicked Witch of the West and her Winkie Guard Couple Costume

These two costumes were a labor of love as tribute to one of my favorite movies of all time. The Wicked Witch of the West costume was created from a black Civil War era dress to which I added feathers to the shoulders to depict the new Wicked Witch of the West version in the “Great and Powerful Oz” … Read more

DIY Wizard Of Oz Family Costume

DIY Wizard Of Oz Family Costume

We do a family costume theme each year, everyone gives an idea and then we vote together on which one we think will be the most fun, easy to recognize and create. Each of them has to have enough characters for each member of the family. This year was a close vote between Alice In … Read more

The Wizard of Oz Family Costume: Recycled and Reprocessed

The Wizard of Oz Family Costume:  Recycled and Reprocessed

My daughter, Grace, who is ten years old, has wanted to be “Dorothy” from the Wizard of Oz for a couple of years now. My husband’s aunt who is a great seamstress graciously volunteered to make her a Dorothy costume. This is where the fun started. Finding a pair of “ruby slippers” ended up being … Read more

Fanciest Dorothy and Tin Man Costumes Ever!

Fanciest Dorothy and Tin Man Costumes Ever!

We Booked our tickets to Mickeys Halloween Party in California. I knew our costumes had to be awesome! So finally we all agreed on the Wizard of Oz. I Searched Pinterest like crazy and finally figured that Tin Man would have his chest piece made of foam. I Started with 4 pieces of foam and … Read more

Dorothy and the Flying Monkey Toddler Couple Costume

Dorothy and the Flying Monkey Toddler Couple Costume

Wizard of Oz!! who doesn’t love that movie?!?! Kids wanted to be Dorothy and the Monkey- Made them on a Saturday, just intime for the haunted house costume party in town :-) I can sew, but don’t do it often (not enough time in the day) but I did make a promise when my children … Read more

Wizard of Oz Group Costume with Clothes You Can Wear Again

Wizard of Oz Group Costume with Clothes You Can Wear Again

After brainstorming at the bar for nearly two hours one night, my friend and I came up with an idea for this year’s costume. It was NOT Wizard of Oz, but would take a bunch of time to create and wouldn’t be comfortable at a party, so it will remain top secret until we can … Read more

A Twist on Oz Group Costume

A Twist on Oz Group Costume

My kids have finally all reached the age where they can watch the Wizard of Oz without me fearing the night ahead.  In honor of this (and the fact that it’s celebrating its 75th anniversary) we chose to take on ‘characters’ from this classic.   My youngest daughter was DOROTHY, complete with thrift shop ruby … Read more

The Wizard of Oz Family Costume

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 … Read more

Cool Homemade Wizard of OZ Costumes for the Family

Cool Homemade Wizard of OZ Costumes for the Family

I wanted to be the Wizard of OZ family for Halloween, but why pay $30+ per costume?!? So I made them! For the scarecrow I took sweat pants/shirt found at the Goodwill ($5 total) and took some worn out/stained/no longer used shirts laying around the house, cut them up and made patches out of them … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Family Costume

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Family Costume

We attended MNSSHP at Disney World and wanted to have a family themed costume. See the Wizard of Oz was celebrating 75 years this year, we thought that would be a good inspiration for our costumes. All of your costumes were homemade except for the Dorothy costume which did have a homemade accessory which was … Read more

Fun-to-Make Group Costume of Wizard of Oz

Fun-to-Make Group Costume of Wizard of Oz

These Wizard of Oz costumes were all handmade except Dorothy’s which was bought in a charity shop. We had bought a TV for our house and used every inch of the cardboard to make our costumes. We were a great  hit that night out and had as much fun making the costumes as well as … Read more

Fun Homemade Wizard of Oz Family Costume

Fun Homemade Wizard of Oz Family Costume

My mother made all costumes for the family. We just added the extras. I made my daughter’s dress of the good witch Glenda by buying from the second hand store a puffy dress. I added a special thing that went under the dress to make it even puffier. Then I got some lace and added … Read more

Cheap and Easy Wizard of Oz Girl’s Group Costume

My Roomates and I have always considered Halloween one of our favorite holidays. For Halloween 2011, we went with the theme ”The Wizard of

My roomates and I have always considered Halloween one of our favorite holidays. For Halloween 2011, we went with the theme ”The Wizard of Oz.” We had a fun party to attend later on that night, and wanted the costumes to look awesome! Everyone loved our costumes and we were a hit!  Since we couldn’t find any cute costumes, we decided … Read more

Coolest Wonderful Wizard of Oz Group Costume

The Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Glenda were rented costumes. For the tinman I used a metallic fabric and used my sons shirt and pants as a pattern to sew

The Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Glenda were rented costumes. For the tinman I used a metallic fabric and used my son’s shirt and pants as a pattern to sew the costume. I then used silver spray paint for plastic for his ax which I purchased at our local dollar tree from a fireman set. The cowards … Read more

Cool Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costume

My friends and I decided on a Wizard of Oz theme for our last day of Sixth form, which is traditionally fancy dress. I am Dorothy in the middle!
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My friends and I decided on a Wizard of Oz group costume for our last day of Sixth form, which is traditionally fancy dress. I am Dorothy in the middle! I originally started the costume from a Simplicity sewing pattern, but the sizing was all wrong and I ended up making it without the pattern … Read more

Coolest Wizard of Oz Family Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Family Costume

We decided to go dressed as a Homemade Wizard of Oz Family Costume this year. You wouldn’t believe how much people loved our costumes and they were very easy to put together. The Scarecrow: A green long-sleeved shirt of mama’s and a pair of black sweatpants. I cut raffia and stuck it to duct tape, … Read more

Coolest Wizard of Oz Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Costume

First I confess, I did borrow the Dorothy Costume so technically all I did was add some braids and red shoes. But the rest of this Homemade Wizard of Oz Costume is purely from scratch! I do not “sew” really – I just fake it til I make it & I do not use sewing … Read more

Coolest Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costume Designs

Wizard of Oz Group Costume Designs

We are the official characters of the Chesterton Wizard of Oz Festival, which is the world’s largest Oz-themed event. All of our Wizard of Oz group costume designs are handmade by the members of our group and their families. Yes, Dorothy even hand-sequined and rhinestoned her slippers. Every effort was made to ensure that the … Read more

Wizard of Oz Costume

Wizard of Oz Costume

The whole Wizard of Oz costume idea got started when my sister-in-law lent my son a homemade lion costume she had made several years ago for her son. Then my daughter got red sparkle shoes for Christmas and it just seemed like I had to go with it. My oldest daughter wanted to be a … Read more

Coolest Wizard of Oz Group Costume

Homemade Wizard of Oz Group Costume

Our family went as Shrek and gang in 2007 and I was dared to top my Shrek. To do so, I could only think of cross-dressing, but didn’t want to do anything rude. Then one day the Wizard of Oz was on TV and the rest is history. My wife’s lion costume was a simple … Read more