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Glinda's Shiz Uniform
Breakdown and Analysis
Galinda's Shiz Uniform Breakdown and
Below is a detailed breakdown and
analysis of Glinda's Shiz Uniform. I break the outfit down from
head to toe, starting from the top! See the Shiz
Uniform page for full pictures of the outfit. For information
on the Original Uniform worn in early productions, go to the bottom of
Galinda wears a simple beret hat with her
uniform to begin with. The hat is the same color as her jacket and
skirt which ranges from a white to light cream color. The hat
looks like it is usually worn on the right side of the head. Some
versions have a cute bow on the left side of the hat too.
Galinda's wig with her Shiz uniform and
most of the first half of the show is a looser more simple wig.
Most have a straighter wig, sometimes with a little wave too it in the
front that usually goes to the shoulders. Sometimes it is a little
curlier (as seen in the first picture) but tends to be on the straighter
side. Most have a rhinestone barrette holding the hair back to the
The first time you see Galinda's Shiz
Uniform she is wearing a button up jacket. The material is a white
to cream color and hits just below the waste. The jacket has a
collar that is sometimes pointy, sometimes curvy, see below
pictures. It has full length sleeves with cuffs that has slits up
the sides. The edge of the collar and opening have a white ribbon
lining them. The jacket is closed using 3 to 4 buttons which are
usually white/cream with a gold edge on them.
Shirt and Vest
Later we see the outfit without the
jacket and Galinda wears a shirt with tie and vest. The shirt is a
white shirt with light colored pinstripe. The sleeves are short
and puffy. The collar is off center to the left to accommodate the
off center opening of the vest. She also has a small tie with a
white/blue striped material and rosette of some kind that is blue with
white on top. The vest is a white to cream color with an off
center diagonal closure. It usually closes with 3 to 4
buttons. The right and left side have what appear to be pockets
but are probably false pockets and only for show.
The skirt is an cute A-line skirt with
lots of pleats in it. The skirt comes to just above the knee and
has a ruffled little petticoat type later that shows at that bottom and
hangs out about an inch.
I love these shoes, they are so
cute. It is said that Galinda wears these during the opening act
under her Bubble Dress to aid in the quick change she has to get into
this outfit. The shoes are a white and navy heel with opened
lacing up the front. They appear to usually have four lace holes
on either side.
This purse is a white or cream color that
has a closure that looks a lot like a coin purse snap closure.
There are two straps on the bag.
Original Shiz Uniform
There are several differences with the
current uniform seen above and the original uniform worn in early
productions. The dress is similar to Elphaba's uniform in several
ways. It has tucks going horizontal across the bodice
turning into pleats at the waistline. The skirt hem also has a
diagonal hemline with the shorter side starting on the left and getting
longer to the right. The top of the dress has the same collar and
small tie but the collar is edged with dark blue. The sleeves of
the dress are half length sleeves ending at the elbow with a cuff that
is also edged with blue. One thing I noticed is that there is a
diagonal seam going from above the right armpit to below the left armpit
where the tucks start. The jacket is also different with a skewed
closure going horizontal from the left down to the right side similar to
the vest on the current Shiz uniform.