We’re getting to my favourite holiday, so today is undoubtedly one of my favourite posts to write! I’m unveiling our Halloween costumes for this year :) With three little children, I knew it would be the perfect time to do family Wizard of Oz costumes. Let’s check them out!
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Even though we’re not sure how Halloween will look this year because of COVID, I couldn’t miss this costume opportunity. I’ve been wanting to do the Wizard of Oz since we started having kids :)
With over a month left to go, you can certainly recreate these looks in time, or check-out these other Halloween family/group costume ideas:
I had been planning/prepping for Halloween for the last couple of months. So, whenever I would visit the thrift store or secondhand stores, I’d have my list of costume clothing handy. I was able to get most of the stuff secondhand, but I’ll include links to the full outfits and/or accessories if you’re crunched for time.
I chose the kids’ costumes based on the order that Dorothy meets them in the movie. So first is the Scarecrow (our oldest), then the tin man, then the lion (our baby).
Ready to see our Wizard of Oz looks?
Wizard of Oz Scarecrow
I wanted to share this outfit because I had specifically bought a hat for the scarecrow. We could not find it in time for the photos but had something similar for his individual shot. For the straw, I thought that I would use some beige fabric from a shirt, but ended up finding a hula skirt that worked perfectly!
I cut the hula skirt into four pieces (to be tied to his arms and legs). Then, I cut the length in half and used the extra pieces as accessories around his neck and waist.
Recreate the Scarecrow Look using Amazon Items:
- Kids Scarecrow Costume
- Adult Scarecrow Costume
- Hay Accessories or Hula Skirt
- Brown Pants, Green Shirt, White Gloves and a Black Hat
Wizard of Oz Tin Man (or Toddler Tin Lady!)
I lucked out a couple of months ago when I found a grey dress with a silver lining. I just had to turn it around for photos, and we were good to go! Our Halloweens are usually a bit chilly, so I also picked up a long sleeve grey dress and a tuque. Grey tights, a spray-painted funnel and a dollar store axe complete the look. (We’ll probably add gloves for Halloween night too).
Recreate the Tin Man Look using Amazon Items:
- Tinman Kids Costume (girls Tinman costume)
- Tin Man Adult Costume
- Silver Funnel and Plastic Axe
- Grey/Silver Clothing
Wizard of Oz Lion
Okay, another reason that I chose to do Wizard of Oz costumes was that we already had the lion costume! It’s the same one we used a few years ago for Beauty and the Beast. I did buy a similar coloured warm onesie (and hat) so we can wear that underneath when we do our trick-or-treating. But otherwise, our little lion was ready to go :)
Recreate the Cowardly Lion using Amazon Items:
Okay, one more trio costume photo because they are just too cute!!!
We posed a couple of different ways – have I mentioned that I love family photos!? (Well, Halloween photos are my favourite of course).
We also chose to keep Tootsie as herself, so just imagine that she is a little brown Toto dog, ha! And yes, we are posing in front of our new garage door (it arrived!).
And some outtakes from our photo shoot this past weekend.
The Wizard of Oz
The Husband went as the Wizard of Oz, and he already had a couple of things for his costume. I think he’s the only one who hates these group photos, so finding anything semi-decent from him was a stretch :)
(Hence why the kids are in the back of this one – they thought they had to be in all of them). For the Wizard of Oz, you just need green clothing (there’s a photo below we were working from) and a top hat.
Recreate the Wizard of Oz using Amazon Items:
- Dark Green Vest (or bright green vest and bowtie)
- White button shirt
- Black Jacket
- Green Striped Pants
- Black Top Hat
- Green Bowtie
We had a bit more creative freedom with this look, but you can keep it closer to the movie if you want.
And of course, I was Dorothy. I had everything already (minus the white shirt) but could have probably found something suitable instead of buying one.
The shoes used to be blue and sparkly (from my wedding!) but I spray painted them and sparkled them red a couple of years ago. I went as the Wicked Witch of the East (just needed the red ruby slippers and black/white socks). I just forgot to put little blue ribbons in my braids. (Oh, and we’re trying to recreate this photo, ha!)
Recreate Dorothy using Amazon Items:
- Dorothy Kids Costume
- Dorothy Adult Costume
- Ruby Red Slippers
- White Shirt, Blue Dress
- Basket with Toto
The photo above shows the image we were working off of (and we tried to repeat the same order on the right). I saved it on my computer on January 17th of this year… so that should give you an idea of how much planning I do :)
Félix was such a little ham when he was in that wagon. He definitely loved the Halloween costume too. (Or just photos in general). Here are the final outtakes to see all the goofy shots we got:
I hope you liked our family Wizard of Oz costumes this year! Have you ever gone as a character from the Wizard of Oz? I’ve also been Glinda, the Good Witch of the South before (in a grade school play). Actually, I think I still have that dress (I’ve reused it a few times!).
Oh, and if you’re wondering: yes, I know what our Halloween costumes will be next year too :)