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Wizard Of Oz Character Costumes For Halloween

Updated on February 4, 2017

Wizard Of Oz Costumes For Halloween

Who do you want to dress up as this Halloween? The Wizard of Oz character costumes for Halloween make a great group costume idea. There are so many wonderful characters to choose from. You can pick the star of the movie and dress up as Dorothy Gale. Dorothy is a young girl from Kansas is who unhappy with her life. During a tornado she is transported, along with her farmhouse and her little dog, Toto, to the strange and magical land of Oz. Dorothy finds out that her house has killed an evil witch, she's lost and alone in a very strange place and she doesn't know how to get home. What an adventure this turns out to be for Dorothy and for the millions of people who have shared her story with her in books or from movie. Travel down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City in the merry old land of Oz with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, The Wicked Witch of the West and all the other characters they meet.

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Dorothy Gale: "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

Wizard Of Oz Characters - Characters From Kansas

There are so many fun Halloween costume ideas we can get from this list of the Wizard of Oz characters. You can buy some of them, you will have to make other, depending on which of the characters you choose. There are three character lists for you to pick from. On the first list you will find the characters from Kansas. On the second list you will find some of the characters from Munchkinland and the third list contains some of the characters from the Emerald City.

Wizard Of Oz Character Costume Ideas

  • Dorothy Gale
  • Auntie Em
  • Uncle Henry
  • Ms Gulch
  • Hunk
  • Hickory
  • Zeke
  • Professor Marvel

Which Of The Wizard Of Oz Characters From Kansas Is Your Favorite?

Who is your favorite character in the beginning of the story? Is it one of the farm hands? Zeke, Hunk or Hickory? Is it Uncle Henry, Auntir Em or Professor Marvel? It can't be Miss Gulch, can it? Oh...I forgot Toto!

Who is your favorite character from Kansas in the Wizard Of Oz?

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Costume Ideas For The Wizard of Oz Characters From Kansas

Simple, Easy To Make Costumes

The characters from Kansas are normal, everyday people so their costumes will be easy to make yourself. It's also fun to make your own Halloween costumes...you can be as creative as you want and add special touches that will make them unique.

Dorothy Gale wears a dress, socks, dark leather shoes and her hair is styled in pig tails tied with ribbons. Her dress in the movie is a blue and white gingham pinafore with a white short sleeve blouse. If you have a blue and white check apron you can wear it over a white blouse and a skirt. Tie your hair with some blue or blue and white ribbons and you should be good to go.

Auntie Em is dressed in a house dress with practical leather shoes and an apron. Uncle Henry and the farm hands are in jeans and work shirts...plaid or flannel. They wear leather shoes suitable for farm work or boots. That's good for Uncle Henry's look and to complete Zeke, Hickory or Hunk you can add a colorful bandana to your neck.

Miss Gulch is dressed in an old fashioned long dress with a high collar and long sleeves. The look you are going for is an old spinster. She is a crabby and unattractive woman who wears her hair pulled up in a very tight bun. She looks very much like a dried up old gulch of a woman and you can easily see the witch when you look at her pruny angry face.

Professor Marvel looks like an old traveling sales man. He has on a baggy suit, a tie and a dress shirt. He wears a top hat and wears practical leather shoes...like everyone else in the Kansas set. You have to think of the times when you are designing and putting together one of these character costumes. It was hard times, money was tight, farm life in a farm state mean't none of these characters had any wealth to speak of.

Toto I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore - Dorothy In Munchkinland

Here's a video showing Dorothy after she lands in Oz and it's the first glimpse we have of the Munchkins and Glinda the Good Witch Of The North. She asks Dorothy that famous question, "Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?"

Here's an Auntie Em Costume - Buy Your Costume For Halloween

I found an Auntie Em costume and a baby farmer outfit that you can buy. If you want to be Uncle Henry or one of the three farm hands, Zeke, Hunk or Hickory, you can make them using plaid shirts and jeans.



I Say Miss Gulch Is Misunderstood. - She's Not Mean, She Is Lonely!

What do you thing about Miss Alvira Gulch? Is she just a miserable, old witch or is she a lonely old lady?

Dorothy Gale Singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland As Dorothy Gale On The Farm In Kansas

Somewhere Over The Rainbow is the most popular song from the movie The Wizard Of Oz and here is a video of Judy Garland singing it in that movie. This is before Dorothy gets caught in the tornado and transported to Oz.

Wizard Of Oz Characters From Munchkinland

Here is the list of characters from Munchkinland. This list isn't complete but it is pretty good...if I do say so myself! Find your favorite character and decide whether you want to make your own costume or buy one from one of the online Halloween costume stores.

  • Glinda The Good Witch Of The North

    Mayor

    Lollipop Guild Members

    Lullaby League

    Sleepyheads

    Munchkin Coroner

    Munchkin Barrister

    Munchkin Fiddler

Which Of The Wizard Of Oz Characters From Munchkinland Is Your Favorite - Who's Your Favorite Character?

There are so many wonderful characters in Munchkinland. Who is your favorite character from the time the house lands on the Wicked Witch until Dorothy meets the Scarecrow on the Yellow Brick Road?

Who's Your Favorite Munchkinland Character?

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Glinda, The Good Witch Of The North: "Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?"

Make Or Buy Wizard Of Oz Costumes

You can make some of the Munchkinland character costumes if you like but it might be easier to buy them. Take a look at the easiest costumes to make yourself and then look at the ones you can buy. It's up to you, it depends on what you want to do. The girl's costume is a skirt, a blouse and some striped stockings. Some of the female Munchkins wear a cute little cone shaped hat too. The male Munchkins need knickers with ragged edges and festive striped stockings for boys and loose fitting pants for grown men. A check shirt would complete the boy's outfit. A suit jacket, a loose shirt, and a wide colorful tie would help to complete the man's look. All Munchkins also wear

ELF SHOES!

Take a look at the costumes on this page to see what you should be looking for in your closet. You might find some helpful clothing in a second hand store. Fun is the word to remember when you are making a Munchkin costume. And those Muchkins have a very special hair look, get out the hair gel and hairspray to create one of the funky hairdo ideas you see here or buy a costume wig.

Wizard Of Oz Costumes From Munchkinland - Pick Your Favorite Munchkinland Costume

Find Glinda The Good Witch Of The South, Mayor Munchkin, The Lollipop Guild Members, Girl Munchkin...you find the costume you want to wear this Halloween. The Wizard of Oz gives us so many fun ideas for dress up fun on Halloween.

The Wizard of Oz Adult Costume - Standard
The Wizard of Oz Adult Costume - Standard

And here is the Grand Wizard of Oz himself for those of you who want to be the "Big Man" from the Wizard of Oz movie.

 

More Wizard Of Oz Costumes From Munchkinland

There are so many different Munchkin characters in The Wizard of Oz that you can choose a different character costume for each member of the family.



The Poppy Field Near The Emerald City - Dorothy Goes To Sleep

The Wicked Witch sets a trap for Dorothy, the Tinman, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, as they are just about to Oz. Glinda makes it snow so the power of the poppy field is diminished. The merry band sets on their way to the final leg of the journey to Oz.

Which Of The Wizard Of Oz Characters From Emerald City Is Your Favorite - This Includes The Characters From The Yellow Brick Road

Which character from the Yellow Brick Road or the Emerald City is your favorite? Or are do you like Dorothy, the Tinman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion? What a fabulous cast of characters you have to choose from.

  • Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion

    The Flying Monkeys

    The Great And Powerful Wizard Of Oz

    The Green Guard

    A Horse Of A Different Color

    The Yellow Brick Road

    The Winkie Guard (They protected the Wicked Witch)

The Wicked Witch of the West: "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!"

Emerald City Costumes From The Wizard Of Oz

Choose from a Guard Costume from the Emerald Palace, the Emerald City Mayor, the Wicked Witch's Castle Guard, or one of the Flying Monkeys.

Peter Alan Inc - Wizard of Oz Emerald City Guard Adult Costume
Peter Alan Inc - Wizard of Oz Emerald City Guard Adult Costume

The Emerald City Guard is a fun costume from the Wizard of Oz character list for adults to dress up in on Halloween.

 

Who Is Your Favorite Character From The Emerald City - Or The Yellow Brick Road

This poll includes all the characters from the Yellow Brick Road, the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tinman...plus the Flying Monkies. It also includes the Wizard Of Oz himself.

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Which Way Do We Go? - Toto And Dorothy Meet The Scarecrow

As Dorothy and Toto walk down the Yellow Brick Road they come to a fork and meet the Scarecrow.

The Wizard Of Oz - "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain"?

Wizard Of Oz Costume Accessories

Find everything you need to complete your costume. Find the Tinman's axe or his heart, Dorothy's basket with Toto in it, a straw kit for the Scarecrow or the badge of courage you need for your Cowardly Lion.

Saying Good Bye To Oz - Dorothy Says Goodbye To Her Friends

This is such a sad scene.

Wizard Of Oz Costume Patterns - Sew Your Own Wizard Of Oz Costumes

If you can sew you can really put together a fantastic costume with these sewing patterns. Pick your favorite character and get out the sewing machine.

Simplicity 4136 sewing pattern Wizard of Oz Dorothy, Glenda, and Wicked makes sizes 14 to 22
Simplicity 4136 sewing pattern Wizard of Oz Dorothy, Glenda, and Wicked makes sizes 14 to 22

This pattern contains the templates you need to make one of these character costumes, Dorothy, Glenda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the North

 

Dorothy Gale: "There's no place like home."

Ruby Slippers For Your Dorothy Costume - Get Your Own Pair Of Magical Ruby Slippers

What is the most recognizable part of a Dorothy costume? The Ruby Slippers of course! These fun costume shoes come in girls and women's sizes. Pick your favorite shoe, click on the link and find your size...and you're ready to start off on the Yellow Brick Road this Halloween.

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The Lion costume is one of the most difficult outfits worn of the four major roles in The Wizard of Oz. I don't know how to make one, I would rent or buy one if I were dressing up as our Cowardly Friend.

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The Scarecrow is a raggedy looking costume, but what did you expect? He hangs around on a wooden post through wind, rain, and all kinds of weather, so his clothes are pretty much a mess. He has a straw hat, a burlap shirt, and blue jean pants.

Get The Wizard Of Oz Movie For Halloween

Visit Oz With Dorothy

Love this film? Why not get yourself a DVD and watch it on family movie night? It's a wonderful film for the entire family. And it's even better if it's your costume this year!

Wizard Of Oz Merchandise - Fun Ideas For Wizard Of Oz Fans

Look at this doormat, and don't you just love the Ruby Slipper ornaments or is the one of Dorothy and the Tinman your favorite? How about the Trivia Game or the There's No Place Like Home Mat? Look at these fun ideas for anyone who loves the Wizard Of Oz.!



There's No Place Like Home Doormat
There's No Place Like Home Doormat

This doormat is perfect for a Wizard of Oz fan and it has one of Dorothy's most popular lines from the movie, "There's No Place Like Home".

 

Fun Family Games With A Wizard Of Oz Theme

Do you enjoy a family board game night? If so you are going to love these fun game ideas the entire family will enjoy playing.

More Wizard Of Oz Fun

More collector items and gift ideas from this great classic movie.

Mr Potato Head From The Wizard Of Oz

These funny Mr Potato Head toys are not Halloween costumes but I couldn't resist putting them on this page because Mr. Potato Head is one of my very favorite toys...yes, I still buy them for myself.

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More About The Wizard Of OZ - Written by L. Frank Baum

The Cover Of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Published In May, 1900.
The Cover Of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Published In May, 1900.

The wonderful costume ideas on this page come from a book written by Frank L. Baum and it was published in the monht of May,1900. By October of that same year, just 5 months later, the first edition printing of 10,000 books had been sold out and the second printing was almost gone as well. The second printing was for 15,000 books. It's a story most of us are very familiar with since we either read as children or saw the movie starring Judy Garland as the young heroine, Dorothy Gale.

Dorothy is a young orphan who lives on a farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. Her best friend is a little black dog named Toto. The story tells us a cyclone takes Dorothy from Kansas to the strange and magical world of Oz.. Dorothy must embark on a long and dangerous journey to find the Wizard who can help her to go home. Along the way she meets the Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda the Good Witch, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man. As we follow Dorothy along on her wonderful journey we find all kinds of great costume ideas for Halloween. You can find the perfect outfit for one person to dress up in, or you can find some really fun group costume ideas.

You can see the cover of this first printing here in the picture.

Will you be wearing one this year? Which one is your favorite?

Wizard of Oz Character Costume Comments - Have you ever worn a Wizard of Oz Costume?

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @anonymous: The Miss Gulch costume is from the late 1800's or early 1900s and I couldn't find anything online similar, and I did look! She is an outfit that would take a bit of searching and probably wouldn't be cheap. I am picturing her in the outfit she is wearing on the bike, not a prairie skirt and blouse style. Is that the one you are talking about? Good Luck and have fun, whatever costume you dress up in!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I want to wear a Miss Gulch costme but can not find one anywhere. I do not have the skill or time to make a costume. So, I guess I will have to go the easy way and be the the wicked witch. I am so disappointed.

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      @Cari Kay 11: Thanks For Visiting My Pretty!

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      Kay 5 years ago

      Very nice. Both my children have used our Scarecrow costume for Halloween and received quite a few compliments. They also played in a musical version of The Wizard of Oz last year. My son played The Wizard and it was just so much fun! Great page.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Well done. Love the ruby slippers. Great and easy costume in themselves.