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.