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Cool Costumes From the Land of Oz

Feb 22, 2013

By: Lynn Barker

While in Pasadena, Ca. at a press event for the magical new Disney film Oz: The Great and Powerful, Kidzworld took a close look at several of the costumes for the major characters in the film; the three witches, Evanora (Rachel Weisz), Theodora (Mila Kunis) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) and Oscar Diggs, later Oz himself (James Franco). 

Evanora Emerald City costume with sketch
Evanora Emerald City costume with sketch
Courtesy of Disney

Costume designer Gary Jones, who once worked with Ringling Brothers circuses, researched circuses and carnivals during the period between 1880 and 1930 for the look of Oz. He centered around 1900 and added a fantasy flair. Oscar Diggs is an illusionist/magician with a ragtag circus when the film begins. Jones also collaborated with director Sam Raimi and James Franco who had his own collected photos from that era. Everything meshed into the dapper cutaway suit the lead character wears throughout the film.

For the three witches, Jones collaborated with designer Michael Kutsche to create three distinct looks for the magical ladies. For Evanora, the temporary ruler of Emerald City, the designers drew inspiration from the architecture of the city, an Art Deco vibe. Kutsche did some sketches and Jones brought the designs to life in fabric. Later Evanora rocks a darker gray and black look.

Wicked Witch costume
Wicked Witch costume
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Theodora has two distinct looks; one a trendy white, black and red riding outfit with an amazing red hat that most of us would wear today (well, maybe not the hat). Later, let’s just say she sports a very different, much darker and iconic costume.

Theodora riding costume
Theodora riding costume
Courtesy of Disney

Glinda the good witch; is all sweetness, light and delicate glitter when we meet her then, later on she changes into a more structured, feathered-bodice look; the equivalent of “fairy princess armor”.  She, of course, has her bejeweled crown and very pretty wand.

Glinda battle dress
Glinda battle dress
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The actresses and James all praised their various costumes for helping them really get into their characters and seeing the outfits ourselves, we can see why.

Oz suit
Oz suit
Courtesy of Lynn Barker

Evanora dark costume
Evanora dark costume
Courtesy of Lynn Barker

 

 

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kstanz

kstanz wrote:

I will see this
commented: Tue Feb 26, 2013

Mckalee

Mckalee wrote:

i too want to watch the movie these outfits r amazing!!!!!!!
commented: Mon Feb 25, 2013

lily b lovely

lily b lovely wrote:

it looks SO gooooooooooooooooood
commented: Mon Feb 25, 2013

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