Friday, February 11, 2011

Costumes in Oz

Shaggy Man's Brother, Glinda, & the Silver Princess
The Winkie Con, the longest-running Oz convention, is held each year in Pacific Grove, California. Winkies has always been one of the best Oz conventions when it comes to Oz costuming, especially if one wants to dress up as a character from the Oz books and not just the more famous MGM film. We would really like to see a fabulous turnout for the Winkie Costume Contest this year. So why not start planning now! Come join us this summer and we'll make this the best Oz Costume Contest ever!

With that in mind, I wanted to remind you that in addition to the two regular prizes, Best Adult Costume and Best Juvenile Costume, there is a new category and prize this year for Best Themed Costume.

The Woozy

The prize for this new category is an award of $50 to the costume - or group of costumes - that in the opinion of the judges most successfully and appropriately represents the theme of the Winkie Con 2011 "Oz Under the Sea." This theme specifically includes the books The Sea Fairies by L. Frank Baum and Pirates in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson but all costumes representing "Oz Under the Sea" will be considered.

Judges will also consider craft, attention to detail, and overall presentation. The 2011 Winkie Con Masquerade Prize of $50 for Best Themed Costume will be presented to the winner by Oz author and illustrator Eric Shanower during the awards presentations at the convention.

You can find out more about the WINKIE CON by clicking on the Winkie Convention tab in the blog header. It runs from July 8-10, 2011. The Costume Contest is on the morning of the 9th. So start sewing and sculpting and get ready to join us for a weekend of Ozzy fun!

Quox the Dragon

1 comment:

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Quox looked more lifelike without Rutter in it.

My favorite of his was his Wizard, the balloon swinging overhead.