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- The Costume Loft has Oz costumes and supplies for rent or sale.
- Oz costumes for rent from Broadway Costumes.
- Oz costumes for rent from Magic Makers.
- Marylen's Storybook character costumes. (Guess what one of those books is?)
- Oz costumes at All Fancy Dress.com, a British costume shop.
- Costume patterns:
- Wizard of Oz treat bag:
Want to carve an Oz pumpkin? Here are some links to patterns and directions to help you.
- Dorothy and Toto
- Tin Man
- Cowardly Lion
- Movie-based patterns
- Movie-based patterns from the Pumpkin Wizard
The following books and videos are especially appropriate for Ozzy Halloween enjoyment.
Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Not only is Jack a perfect Halloween symbol in his own right (hey, his head is a jack o'lantern), in this book he and Peter visit one of the most frightening places in Oz, Scare City!
Egor's Funhouse Goes to Oz by Chris Dulabone. Egor is a friendly monster who runs a funhouse for the kids, with the help of his moster friends. Then the funhouse gets to Oz, and their lives start to get even more interesting...
- A paperback edition, illustrated by the author, originally published by Buckethead Enterprises of Oz.
The Haunted Castle of Oz by Marcus Mébès. A ghost is haunting Ozma's castle! Who is he, and what is he doing there?
- A paperback edition, originally published by Buckethead Enterprises of Oz.
The Haunted Hot-Tub of Oz by Chris Dulabone. Brewster Bunny, the great rabbit detective, is called in to deal with home spa systems that give the owners nightmares. Can he prove that the man who made them is innocent?
- A paperback edition, illustrated by H. D. McCarthy-Flores.
Masquerade in Oz by Bill Campbell and Irwin Terry. On Halloween, the Ozites have a costume party where they dress like other Ozites! Too bad if an evil spell makes them believe they're really who they are dressed as. And too bad if some enemies of Oz might want to take advantage of the situation...
Cut and Make Wizard of Oz Masks by Dick Martin. Put these together, put one on, and you might be mistaken for an Ozian celebrity!
Bloodstained Oz by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. The citizens of Oz have invaded Kansas during the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression. The trouble is, they're not quite as nice as they were when Dorothy met them, thanks to the new ruler of Oz... (Not recommended for young or sensitive readers, due to violent and graphic imagery.)
The Oz Encounter by Marv Wolfman. Doc Phoenix has perfected a way to enter dreams and help people deal with their problems. So when a politician's daughter dreams of Oz, why is Doc called in?
Halloween in Oz: Dorothy Returns by Leo Moser and Carol Nelson. In this sequel to The Wizard of Oz (a retelling of The Marvelous Land of Oz), Dorothy longs to return to Oz, and is finally given the chance to do so on Halloween — because Oz is in danger!
Shadows of the Emerald City, edited by J. W. Schnarr. This collection of ninteen short stories, all based on The Wizard of Oz and the writings of L. Frank Baum, show the dark, shadowy underbelly of Oz, with tales of horror and gore. (Not recommended for young or sensitive readers.)
- Also available directly from the publisher.
Vampires and Oz by Nikki Kay Richardson. What happens when a good vampire goes to Oz? And evil vampire slayers follow him? Humor and horror in one story.
The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Fun-Filled Frightfest. The third collection of Halloween stories from the pages of The Simpons comic book. Includes "I'm Not in Springfield Anymore," written and drawn by Stan Sakai, which features Lisa getting clonked on the head and dreaming she and the rest of the citizens of Springfield are in you-know-which Movie.
Tales from the Crypt #9: Wickeder. The classic horror anthology comic is back, and in this issue, they take on Oz in a parody of Wicked.
The Pearl and the Pumpkin by Paul West and W. W. Denslow. Young Joe Miller of the Pringle Pumpkin Farm knows a secret: how to raise the best pumpkins in the world! Joe's expertise leads to a comic adventure among fairies, mermaids, and a crew of hungry pirates who crave pumpkin pie. Co-written by the illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Dark Music by Jack Snow. Collection of Snow's short horror stories. (Not recommended for young children.)
Spectral Snow by Jack Snow. Collection of Snow's short horror stories. (Not recommended for young children.)
A Really Weird Summer by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. One summer, a boy is staying at his relatives' home. But who is the other boy he keeps coming across? Could the house be haunted? Winner of an Edgar award for Best Juvenile Mystery.
The Trouble with Jacob by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. Two children, visiting Oregon over the summer, encounter a 100-year-old boy ghost. What does he want, and what can they do to let him rest?
The Oz Kids: The Return of Mombi. Mombi, the Wicked Witch, is back, and she wants revenge. She kidnaps the Oz kids' parents — and even the Nome King! How can the kids rescue their parents and defeat a wicked witch?
Paul Lynde Halloween Special. The late comedian's 1976 television special, with special guests including Donny and Marie Osmond, Tim Conway, and KISS. The Oz connection? Another guest was Margaret Hamilton, playing the Wicked Witch of the West for the only time on prime time television. Lynde and Hamilton interview KISS in one of the more surreal moments of the show. Definitely for completists only.