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monnie31
« on: September 24, 2010 06:04:27 PM »

We are doing Wizard of Oz Theme this year for Halloween, my son is going to be the tin man but I need an idea of how to do his head, also The witches, my one niece is going to be the wicked witch of the west, we have her costume done, but other than the "good witch" the other 2 witches aren't well televised.  I think the good witch is dresses in a pinkish color, not sure about the others.  My youngest niece is Dorothy, we have her costume and my mother the lion, which we have and my nephew the scare crow which I need ideas on how to do his head. 

Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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mieljolie
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010 06:16:35 PM »

Didn't the tin man wear a funnel on his head?  You could easily make on out of a cardboard food container.  Yes, the good witch is all pinked out with lots of glitter and a really tall hat.  Smiley  Hmmm...I'd say the other two witches are open for interpretation.  Just don't forget the striped socks on the eastern one.  Wink  The witch of the south could be tropical or something.  Dunno.
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monnie31
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010 06:27:56 PM »

I have some striped socks and some silver face paint, just need to make him a hat, maybe cover it in tinfoil?
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010 10:54:50 AM »

You could glue or sew the raffia to the inside of his hat, so it falls down the sides of his face when he wears it. Gather some material into a ruffled collar with some more raffia and paint his face up!

If you have any thrift stores or "antique" (a.k.a. junk!) stores, you might find an actual old tin funnel to use as Tin Man's hat, just punch a couple holes through the sides and add an elastic chin strap.

The Wikipedia article on Wizard of Oz made an interesting point about Witches East and West. In the scene where Dorothy sees the witch outside her window during the tornado, she's wearing the ruby slippers and technically must be the Witch of the East, even though it's the same woman who plays West. In the film they are portrayed as sisters. Twins, maybe?  Smiley

I couldn't find anything on the South Witch- she could be anything! Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010 04:31:22 PM »

It's fairly easy to find cheap plastic funnels in the kitchen or hardware departments.  Just spray paint it silver and add a chin strap.

Glenda, the Good Witch of the North, wore (in the movie at least) a pink, poofy ball gown with glitter and a very tall, pointy crown (you could make it out of painted cardboard stapled to the right size).  The books should have more details on the witches of the east and south.  I do know that each land had it's own color, although that may only effect the ordinary citizens of the lands (i.e. the Munchkins, Winkies, etc.).

If trying to come up with costumes for the East and South witches is too difficult or obscure, you could always try other characters: flying monkeys, Munchkins, the doorkeeper at the Emerald City, the Wizard, etc.
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megchug
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010 03:22:14 PM »

You can find cheap funnels at car supply stores (I bought one recently for 99 cents at Autozone) and just spray paint it silver.
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ladyj86426
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010 03:29:14 PM »

Cool, at least I am not doing this theme alone. My son Haydon is going to be the scarecrow... I took a regular wide brimmed hat and took some odd fabric i had and tied it around the head and shoved my felt "hay" in there. I have an autistic, epelieptic son, who is darn near allergic to himself, and i didn't want to run the risk of him having an adverse reaction.
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/EMTbutterfly/th_CAMERAPICS100510017.jpg
Here is my other son Gilly- whom is going to be the Tin Man... I made his from this pleather material that my mother left behind
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/EMTbutterfly/th_CAMERAPICS100510001.jpg
Tho he wont put on the rest of the costume to get the full effect.

I am going to be glenda the good witch... debating if I wanna throw the Good witch gone Goth in there.... But I started making my crown with two soda bottles... and I have a cocktail dress that I bought off ebay for like $13.00
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010 04:03:23 PM »

Today I worked on Glinda's costume.. the good witch...
Frontal View
 http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/EMTbutterfly/th_craftsters007.jpg
Posterial View
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/EMTbutterfly/th_craftsters008.jpg
And the feets
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p164/EMTbutterfly/th_craftsters009.jpg
What do ya'll think?
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monnie31
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010 04:15:41 AM »

That's wicked, lol
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ladyj86426
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010 05:30:47 PM »

I ended up getting a job the week before halloween, in a home for mentally disabled adults and not being able to wear this...  Cry
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