How to Dress Like Dorothy for Halloween

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There are so many timeless characters that can easily be made into Halloween costumes at home, and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved. With just a few key accessories and pigtails, your child will be on her way down the yellow brick road in search of loads of candy.

Things You'll Need

  • Blue gingham jumper style dress or similar
  • Hair ribbons to match the dress
  • Red slippers
  • White ankle socks
  • Red lip gloss
  • Brown eyeliner
  • Small stuffed dog
  • Small basket with handle
  • Start getting dressed by putting the white blouse underneath the gingham jumper. If available, a ruffly slip or petticoat that hangs just below the dress is a sharp detail.

  • Put on white ankle socks.

  • Fix hair in two pony tails or braids, one down each side. Then, tie the ribbons in the pony tails.

  • Put on the red slippers. This is really what ties the whole costume together so you cannot vary on this part. Glittery red shoes can be found almost anywhere online or in stores. If you cannot find a pair, coat a pair of shoes or ballet flats with spray-on glue and red glitter. Allow plenty of time to dry.

  • Put on makeup. A light coat of red lip gloss is just enough for young ones, while older girls might use a bolder shade of red lipstick. A few freckles dotted on the cheeks with the brown eyeliner is a nice touch.

  • Put stuffed puppy in the small basket to be carried by hand or looped over the wrist.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't make the stuffed dog and basket too big and overwhelming, especially if a trick or treat bag will be toted around.
  • Dorothy's red shoes have a small heel on them, but given the choice, go with a flatter heel to provide maximum comfort and safety while trick or treating.
  • Photo Credit http://www.completelybonkers.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=11
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