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Family Halloween Costume Idea #2: Wizard of Oz

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Next up in our Family Halloween Costume Idea series: The Wizard of Oz. A classic choice with enough characters for even the biggest family. This idea was actually sparked by my toddler who informed me promptly at 6:15 a.m. that he would like to be The Scarecrow for Halloween. After a little searching, I realized there are so many creative options for this family costume theme.

Just like with the Harry Potter theme, I chose mostly from Etsy because I love the idea of handmade costumes. So you can use these pictures as a jumping off point for your own DIY ideas, as a way to purchase from Etsy, or just for store-bought inspiration:


  • Tinman Cocoon and Hat 1 of 11
    Tinman Cocoon and Hat
    If you know a crochet whiz, the Etsy shop Sandy's Cape Cod Orig sells this PDF pattern for $5.95. If you don't, the shop owner MIGHT be willing to make one for you.
  • Custom Scarecrow Costume, $125 2 of 11
    Custom Scarecrow Costume, $125
    If you're a DIY type of mom, this is a good picture to try and replicate. Or you can always have the Etsy shop Magical Attic make this for you.
  • Handmade Scarecrow Costume, $75 3 of 11
    Handmade Scarecrow Costume, $75
    Another cute toddler-size scarecrow costume, this time from the Etsy shop Little Shepsters.
  • Toddler Scarecrow Shoes, $24 4 of 11
    Toddler Scarecrow Shoes, $24
    To complete the look. Get them from Peach Cheeks on Etsy.
  • Dorothy Dress for Baby, $35 5 of 11
    Dorothy Dress for Baby, $35
    Perfect for a little sister. Get this dress from Kiki's Things.
  • Ruby Red Slippers, $25 6 of 11
    Ruby Red Slippers, $25
    Too sweet to only wear on Halloween! Get a pair from All Things For Baby on Etsy.
  • Dorothy Bows, $3.50 for two sets 7 of 11
    Dorothy Bows, $3.50 for two sets
    Order yours from Sox That Rock on Etsy.
  • Tinman Costume, DIY 8 of 11
    Tinman Costume, DIY
    If Dad is fully committed on his Tin Man costume, Instructables has step-by-step directions to recreate this costume.
  • Glinda the Good Witch Costume, $36.99 9 of 11
    Glinda the Good Witch Costume, $36.99
    If you have a teen girl who wants to look pretty (or you're a petite mom), this Glinda costume from Goddess Lydia is a size 7 or XS-S. Stop by her shop for exact measurements.
  • Glinda: The Real Deal, $599 10 of 11
    Glinda: The Real Deal, $599
    And if you don't mind spending a small fortune on Halloween, how incredible is this Glinda dress from Deconstructress?!?
  • The Cowardly Lion, $55 11 of 11
    The Cowardly Lion, $55
    And the Wizard of Oz gang wouldn't be complete without the lovable Cowardly Lion. Get this dog costume from Lil Yorkie Fru Fru on Etsy.

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