We’re Off to See the Wizard!

I work at a children’s home, so Halloween is an important holiday for us. The kids have a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, a parade and then trick or treat through our main offices.

It’s only reasonable that our staff jump in and play along. This year, we went with a literary theme for our costumes–The Wizard of Oz. I’ve been accused of bearing a resemblance to Judy Garland, so was cast as Dorothy. I preferred Glinda the Good Witch when I was a child. I mean that confection of a dress! Though I’m still not sure why her crown was so huge. And the puffed sleeves may have been a bit much . . .

Anyway. Here we are. Glinda, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch. I know. Toto isn’t quite right, but you do what you can. The best part was that the kids knew who we were. Sometimes it seems the classics have been replaced by Harry Potter and teen vampires, but even the little ones spotted those ruby slippers and figured it out. The good stuff never dies.

Q4U- What do you remember most about The Wizard of Oz? Those oh-so-scary flying monkeys? The impossible field of poppies? The munchkins?

Published by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Author, wife, child of God.

7 thoughts on “We’re Off to See the Wizard!

  1. The yellow brick road!! (and of course the singing!) Where’s the tin man and the cowardly lion? You do look like Dorothy, but Toto needs to be black (and much smaller to fit in that basket…) 😉

  2. The bubble that Glenda arrives in, I think. And the horrible flying monkeys! The yellow brick road also staggers the imagination…

  3. There are so many memorable scenes in that classic, Sarah, but I guess the one that really hits home for me is when the twister arrives. Living in the middle of tornado alley, that scene still gives me chills!

    And your photo is adorable!

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