My best friend’s favorite movie of all time is Wizard of Oz.
Which is why it’s pretty unbelievable that it took us 19 years to do a Wizard of Oz Halloween costume theme.
But, it finally came to fruition.
She was Dorothy, her husband the Scarecrow, my husband was the Lion and I was Glinda the Good Witch.
We were even finalists in a Halloween Costume Contest!
(If you’ve poked around my blog, you may recognize my husband’s bulked up lion costume from the year before when we dressed up in a circus theme with our dog.)
How amazing is this crown?
And guess what, I made it myself!
It’s funny because my husband tends to refuse to wear store-bought costumes because they don’t look authentic. This leads to day-of frantic searches in which Tad enlists my help – even though I’ve pestered him for weeks that Halloween is approaching. *Sigh*
(Not this year though!)
I love store-bought costumes, and I got this Glinda costume from HalloweenCostumes.com. Oh my goodness it was super huge on me (better than too tight!).
I ended up taking it in, but the crown itself was so flimsy and warped I couldn’t use it. Total garbage.
So, I decided to create my own and made it fabulous.
I headed off to Hobby Lobby and found the perfect materials to make my own Glinda the Good Witch crown.
Whether you need a good witch costume for a Halloween party or costume contest or for a character in a Wizard of Oz play…
Here’s How to Make Your DIY Adjustable Glinda the Good Witch Crown:
Materials (the findings/embellishments can vary – this is just the unique way I put mine together – be creative with yours!):
- 2 Sheets of Glitter Foam Paper – like this
- Rhinstone/crystal embellishments with flat backs
- Front jewel
- Blank Ear Studs – like these
- Hot Glue
I got all my supplies at Hobby Lobby, but they don’t sponsor me in any way and I’m sure you can find similar items at any craft store.
Create Your Crown Shape & Cut Out Crown:
Draw out your crown shape to trace on the back of the glitter foam paper if you don’t have a Cricut.
Here is the file I created to cut out the crown shape on my Circut:
Unfortunately, it didn’t cut the foam paper as well as I’d like, so I had to go back over the semi cut-out crown and finish cutting it with scissors. (I’ve since upgraded to a new Cricut).
Since 1 piece of foam (11″) wouldn’t reach all the way around my head, I had to use 2 pieces of foam. So I divided the graphic between the front and back sides.
Attach The Front & Back Pieces:
I wanted the crown to be flexible, so I could tighten it to fit my head exactly.
So, Piece 1 used for the front section, and Piece 2 I cut in half to attach to each side of the front, then velcro together in the back:
I used hot glue to adhere them together, then used 4 of the plain earring studs to reinforce each of the seems.
Embellish Your Crown:
I wasn’t sure the rhinestones would stick well when glued to the glitter foam paper, so I did the same thing to embellish the front as I did to reinforce the seems in the last step.
I pushed the plain earring studs through the foam in the shape of the design I wanted for the front. This method worked great because it was easy to reposition any suds that I didn’t initially place well.
Note: I placed all the earring studs high enough that they wouldn’t poke into my forehead or anywhere else!
Then, I hot glued the rhinestones to the flat fronts of the plain earring studs.
Here was the outcome of the front rhinestones:
Add Additional Embellishments:
I glued additional embellishments to each of the top spokes of the crown:
As well as the signature piece to the front that hangs down on the forehead:
Attach Velcro to Make Crown Adjustable:
To make the crown adjustable in size I chose to add velcro to the back.
Here were are all decked out on Halloween: