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Wizard of Oz Family Costume

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Wizard of Oz Family Costume

Our little Wizard of Oz Family

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Photo #1 - Our little Wizard of Oz Family Photo #2 - Wizard of Oz Photo #3 - Finding her way on the yellow brick road! Photo #4 - Emerald City w/ her daddy, The Scarecrow! Photo #5 - Dorothy & The Lion (Sisters) Photo #6 - 'Don't be scared of those flying monkeys, Cowardly Lion' Photo #7 - Dorothy (excited to be at the zoo) Photo #8 - The Lion & Tinman (6 month old daughter w/ Mommy) Photo #9 - Our little Cowardly Lion Photo #10 - Scarecrow & Lion
Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Jamie, the 'Wizard of Oz Family' costume creator:

Our daughter is a huge Wizard of Oz fan. We let her decide what she (and we) would be for Halloween this year. She decided on Dorothy, and so it was set! She picked what everyone else would be, including her little sister as the Lion.

I always enjoy making my Halloween costumes rather than buying. With the kids, I end up buying parts and pieces from various websites, but don't do too much else. Pink bows were added to the Lion to make it more feminine, but that's about it.

Tinman was assembled using various purchases from Amazon. Buttons were glued on, and rub-n-buff was used to give everything a rusted appearance. The boots were second hand rain boots (knee pads were also second hand). Foam sheets were glued in place to give them more of a layered look, and buttons were added to these as well before painting them silver!

The scarecrow was made from mostly second hand garments. The shirt was cut, opened, and sewn back together to enable straw to be inserted in place. Pieces of the shirt were attached to the had, along with straw. The pants were some old corduroys, that had patches glued and ironed on. Boots were purchased from a second hand store, and had straw attached as well! the head-piece is a burlap printed fabric (looks like burlap, but way less itchy); everything was spruced up with some rope, and the straw that was used was a cut-up hula skirt...

It was the most fun we've had dressing up, as our daughter was so excited to be Dorothy all day, every day leading up to Halloween! Now I'm trying to get the costume exposure because it's pretty accurate to the film, and the cutest thing ever!!!

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