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September 4, 2011

How to Dress Up As Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz

Dress Up As Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz

If you'd like to capture Dorothy's look for cosplay, fancy dress or Halloween events, this article has some tips and suggestions to help you.

  1. 1
    Copy Dorothy's hairstyle.

    Copy Dorothy's hairstyle.

    Copy Dorothy's hairstyle. In the movie, Dorothy's hair is usually in two pony tails with bows, or plaits. Either plaits or pony tails with bows (see the image in the introduction) are easy styles to do to your own hair. If you don't have long enough hair, however, purchase or hire a simple long brunette wig, either already plaited, or you can add plaits.

  • Make a wig using thick yarn. Stitch it to a skullcap such as a bathing cap, and divide it evenly. Once attached, plait as normal and add satin or grosgrain ribbon bows to the ends.
  • The original Dorothy from Frank L Baum's books

    The original Dorothy from Frank L Baum's books

    If you have blond hair, the original Dorothy in Frank L Baum's book series had blond hair, so no need to change it. The only problem will be that a lot of people only know the movie Dorothy.
  • 2
    Create the well-known gingham dress from Dorothy's movie character.

    Create the well-known gingham dress from Dorothy's movie character.

    Create the well-known gingham dress from Dorothy's movie character. There are several options here:
    • A tunic style with blouse added

      A tunic style with blouse added

      Find a blue and white checked tunic. Place a white t-shirt or blouse under it to complete the look - see image. Old school uniforms might be ideal for this! The tunic style with blouse or t-shirt is the most faithful reproduction of the costume.
    • Find a blue and white checked dress. Look in charity stores, online auction sites, costume stores, etc.
    • Sew your own blue and white dress.

      Sew your own blue and white dress.

      Sew your own blue and white dress. Use a simple design, as shown in this image; the simpler, the better. The important thing is the blue and white gingham.
    • Add frills under the dress if wished.

      Add frills under the dress if wished.

      Add frills under the dress if wished.
  • 3
    Buy red sparkling or glittered shoes at your favorite shoe store.

    Buy red sparkling or glittered shoes at your favorite shoe store.

    Buy red sparkling or glittered shoes at your favorite shoe store. If you can't find what you're looking for, here are some good options:
    • Make your own red glitter shoes.
    • Look at online auctions or in charity stores.
    • Wear red patent leather or other red shoes minus the glitter. No harm done provided they're red!
    • And don't forget the socks! Wear short socks with your red shoes. The socks can be white or blue.
  • 4
    Cute stuffed dog in little basket

    Cute stuffed dog in little basket

    Carry Toto the dog around with you. If you don't have a real dog, or a cooperative one, buy or use a stuffed toy dog.
    • Carry a small picnic basket or a similar small basket. Toto often sat in the basket (as in the image), so make sure there is enough room for your dog, real or stuffed!

    Edit Things You'll Need

    • Wig (optional)
    • Dog
    • Ruby slippers
    • Dress

     

If you'd like to capture Dorothy's look for cosplay , fancy dress or Halloween events, this article has some tips and suggestions to help you. 1 Copy Dorothy's hairstyle. Copy Dorothy's hairstyle . In the movie, Dorothy's hair is usually in two pony tails with bows, or plaits. Either plaits or pony ...»See Ya