wizard of oz

Glinda from Wicked

Glinda (formerly Galinda) is one of the main characters in the musical Wicked, which tells the backstory of Elphaba, better known as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.  Glinda begins her journey at Shiz University, where she is accidentally assigned as Elphaba’s roommate.  Despite the rocky start to their relationship, the two eventually become friends, though not every fairy tale in this case gets a happy ending.  While there are certainly more well-known costumes for Glinda in other media, the costume she wears when she arrives at Shiz is a classic white outfit with nods to vintage styles including oxford pumps and a white beret.

Dorothy

After a tornado transports Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) and her little dog, Toto, to the Land of Oz, she’s off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz. He agrees to help her get back home but only after she destroys the Wicked Witch of the West. She’s joined by the Cowardly Lion, the Tinman and the Scarecrow as she travels the yellow brick road. And don’t forget those amazing ruby red slippers, which the Wicked Witch of the West also wants to get her hands on, my pretty.

Glinda from Oz the Great and Powerful

Who doesn’t love Glinda? Well, everyone except for those wicked witches, who have framed her for the murder of the King of Oz. With a little help from Oz and his visual trickery, she eventually wins back her kingdom. Glinda also knows how to make an entrance and opts to travel by bubble.

Elphaba from Wicked

Wicked gives the backstory of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. Born with green skin, she’s is neglected in favor of her beautiful sister Nessarose. When Elphaba starts college, she’s ignored in favor of her popular roommate Galinda. When they’re ready to fly, Galinda gets a bubble while Elphaba gets a dirty broomstick. How’s that fair?