Dorothy is a character that appears in the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Created by L. Frank Baum in the early 1900’s, Dorothy is taken by a cyclone to the magical word of oz with her companion Toto. In the world of Oz, the wicked witch of the east is killed by the falling house, the good witch of the north, great full, the witch from the north is dead, gifts Dorothy the silver shoes and tell her that she must travel to the Emerald City and met with the Wizard of Oz to aid her in getting home. the story of Oz is one of the best-selling and written novel to date.
The Dorothy costume we will be discussing in this article will be the version from the 1939 film “the Wizard of Oz”, who is portrayed by Judy Garland. I will leave links and information on the Dorothy costume below.
Dorothy costume custom made
For the Dorothy costume, I choose a version I found on Etsy. This is a custom made piece made from various materials such as cotton, tulle, and bridal ribbons. When you purchase, make sure you send your measurements as it will delay the process and because this is made to order be expected to wait minimum 2 weeks before you receive it. For the Dorothy costume itself, I don’t think you are going to find a better version. The quality and level of detail are absolutely amazing. if you want a Dorothy costume this looks no further than this.
Dorothy style shoes
For the shoes, I found a pair on amazon. Now when I bought these I did my research and read the reviews. They all stated that these run small and suggested to buy a size bigger than you would normally wear. I did and they fitted like a glove. For the price they look great, a bit stiff like one of the reviews said and I agree but other than that I saw no problems.
Dorothy style wig
Unless your hair is long enough and you’re willing to style it similar to Dorothy, you are going to need a wig. The wig I found was listed on amazon. The wig is made from a synthetic material that has a shine to it. The wig covers the head fairly well. I would advise using some bobby pins to keep the wig in place. Overall I was very pleased with this wig, really adds a lot to the overall look of the Dorothy costume.
A Dorothy costume is not complete without her companion Toto. I found a plush Toto for sale on amazon. It is a bean filled plush Toto with brown and black fur that feels very soft. The detail is very good as well you can’t go wrong for the price.
Dorothy Toto basket
Now that we have the Toto, we need the basket. For this I went with a vintage panic basket I found on Etsy. This is a custom piece that is made in Spain. Toto fits nicely inside the basket. I personally had him punched up on the edge with his head poking out. A very nice basket indeed. For those in the U.S, I will provide an alternative if the shipping cost is too high.