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Watch over the munchkins and other good citizens of Oz in this Glinda Costume and prove to any nonbelievers that even witches can still be good! The satin and organdy materials making up the dress and bodice give off a gentle, sparkling shine to match your sweet, bubbly nature. A tall matching crown allows you to show off your status as The Good Witch of the South, and we recommend a sparkling wand to complete this magical ensemble. After wearing this for a while, you'll be able to decide for yourself if you want to keep being a good and helpful witch, or if the Wicked Witch of the West had the right idea all along!
- 100% polyester satin and organdy fabrics; 100% polyurethane foam
- Satin dress has organdy yoke, sleeves and skirt overlay; organdy is sprinkled w/ silver glitter stars
- Dress fastens with Velcro at center back
- Dress has a high neck and silver heart and butterfly appliques on bodice
- Puffy leg-o'-mutton sleeves cinch at mid-arm with elastic band
- Pink plastic crown has 3-D embossed silver stars; fastens with Velcro at back
|Small||Chest||36" - 38"||91cm - 97cm|
|Small||Waist||26" - 32"||66cm - 81cm|
|Standard||Chest||38" - 40"||97cm - 102cm|
|Standard||Waist||28" - 35"||71cm - 89cm|
|Large||Chest||42" - 44"||107cm - 112cm|
|Large||Waist||35" - 42"||89cm - 107cm|
|X-Large||Chest||46" - 48"||117cm - 122cm|
|X-Large||Waist||42" - 44"||107cm - 112cm|
1) The size L sleeves were far too tight underneath the poofy upper sleeve but luckily it's the elastic that's sewn too tight, not the cut of the sleeve. Use a seam ripper to remove just the stitching that secures the elastic to the fabric on the underside of the sleeve. Leave the top half there, or enough to suit you. No need to cut into the actual sleeve seams themselves.
2) The shoulders still hung off me so I tucked them in an inch by pulling the top of the poofy sleeves over the seam on top and securing with a few hand stitches. It held just fine.
3) It definitely needs a major petticoat, otherwise it hangs somewhat dejectedly. This makes all the difference in the world. Hoop petticoats are under $20 online. Very comfortable but plan on standing.
4) Needs a strapless bra because of the mesh chest and upper back. The bodice is shapeless and somewhat awkwardly constructed so average busts disappear. You might consider adding some additional shape. The back of the bodice is well above the back bra strap, no worries. The bodice is also a little too short for average to taller people.
5) Wrinkles mostly come out in the dryer set to med-low with some wet towels. No major loss of glitter from the costume. The big bends in the plastic crown from shipping will flatten out under a hairdryer, bending the plastic the other way.
6) I'm about 5'7" and the dress was slightly too long. Three inch silver platforms worked.
7) Modify a wand to have a long staff, not the cheesy short ones sold. I sprayed a wooden dowel with silver paint and attached the silver star to that. My 'other half' drilled out the dowel end to allow insertion and gluing of a short stub of the star's wand
I like this costume. The skirt is quite full and it's glittery.
Of course it's not made like real clothing which would run 3X the price and it's a little scratchy, but that's expected. Any bra must be strapless. The back closure is only a single tab of Velcro at the neck so the back expands, preventing a fitted bodice. I'm going to add more Velcro or a zipper for structure and perhaps some darts. The head piece is underwhelming but it is big enough to fit over a wig.