Journey Down the Yellow Brick Road With This DIY Dorothy Costume
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Journey Down the Yellow Brick Road With This DIY Dorothy Costume

When it comes to movies, there are a lot I haven’t seen. (Honestly, I’ve just always been more interested in my paints, markers, glue and scissors!) So, you guessed it — I’ve never seen The Wizard of Oz :O Don’t scold me yet — I have seen Wicked on Broadway! Regardless of the format in which you’ve seen this classic, Dorothy and all of her friends are great costume options for Halloween. Grab your squad and create a group costume or go solo as Dorothy. Or if you want a canine date, pair up with your pup for a pet and owner costume!

If you do a quick search on the internet, you will find many Dorothy costumes to purchase. #Lazygirlforthewin #wewontjudge, but don’t forget that you can create one of your own from a few thrift store finds! We bought the blue dress, white top and shoes for about $20. The dress was long so we trimmed it to be knee length and gave it a square neckline. The pieces we trimmed off turned out to be perfect ribbon for Dorothy’s French braided hair :)

Let’s talk about these shoes! We found a pair we liked for $7 from the thrift store and then applied three layers of Mod Podge and red glitter. Mix the glitter into the Mod Podge for the first layer, sprinkle with more red glitter and then let dry. Secure the loose glitter with another layer of glittery Mod Podge.

To bring this costume to the next level, pair with accessories such as frilly white socks and a basket to hold your flowers or dog.

Kristina was the perfect Dorothy model and actually knew the perfect little pup to model as Toto! B+C readers — meet Olive. A fun-loving pup that actually tosses the ball back to you when you play fetch!

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden

Model: Kristina Elkus

Makeup: Misty Spinney

Photography: Kurt Andre

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