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Elphaba Shiz Uniform Breakdown and Analysis
Below is a detailed breakdown and
analysis of Elphaba's Shiz Uniform. I break the outfit down from head to
toe, starting from the top! See Elphaba's
Shiz Uniform Page for full pictures of the outfit.
Elphaba's hat is a cute little beanie hat
that is blue and knitted with holes between the stitches. She
wears the hat until the Ozdust ballroom scene where she starts using her
iconic witch hat. Elphaba also has glasses at the beginning.
The vary from actress to actress, they probably choose a frame that is
flattering to each girls face. They tend to be a silver wire frame
of a oval shape.
Elphaba's hair is a dark brown color,
varying in shade form actress to actress. During the first part of
Act I, she wears it in a braid, often swung over one of her shoulders.
Jacket and Shirt
The jacket of her uniform is worn over a
dress and turtle neck top. The jacket is actually very similar to
Galinda's school uniform jacket. It has a two pointed collar, long
sleeves with a cuff and has three buttons down the front. The edge
of the collar, front opening and bottom are edged with black.
There is a black stripe at the beginning of the cuff. The jacket
also has two pockets, also edged with black. Underneath the dress
she wears, is a blue ribbed short collar turtle neck. In the
picture below you can see it is a false top and only goes below the arm
buttons down the front
the black edging does not go all the way around the bottom, it
stops at the pockets!
turtle neck is not full length under the costume
turtle neck is much shorter
see it is a ribbed fabric
Underneath the jacket, Elphaba wears a
dress on top of the turtle neck shirt. It has a square neckline
with thick straps. At the bust going to the waist are what I am
going to call tucks going diagonally down the the right where they then
turn into pleats at the waist. The skirt also has a diagonal hem
line being longer on the right side. On the right side it goes
well below the knee and on the left side just below the knee.
Elphaba later wears this dress by itself to the Ozdust Ballroom.
see the diagonal hem line here
is clearly seen here, higher on the left them the right
tucks and how they turn into pleats at the waistline
in the top
Elphaba wears a chunky brown boot with her uniform. It looks
like they vary slightly from production to production.