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Here is where you will find all of the research we have on Wicked costumes.  All costumes are filed according to character.  Under each character are pages for all of their costumes, and under each costume is a gallery of reference images including official and candid shots, tips for making the costume and other tidbits.

The costumes of Wicked were created by Susan Hilferty.  She stated (in The Grimmerie), that when she was researching costume ideas she focused on the time period in which the Oz books were written, from 1900 to around 1920.  The style she created she called "twisted Edwardian", which she described as Edwardian-era type clothing, but asymmetrical, a collar might be off center or the "cut of a dress twists around crazily."

Susan Hilferty said "My goal was to create a third world, a world that we considered to be a parallel universe," Hilferty told Entertainment Design magazine. "It's a world where animals can talk, so we know it's not our world. It's a world that deals with a kind of inventiveness, things that we might call magic. The boundaries of the world are different than anything we know or are familiar with, but at the same time, the issues for the people of this world of Oz are in many cases the same kind of issues we deal with. So I knew it had to be something that was of the imagination but in some ways had to thread back to things that we knew." - (Entertainment Design)

 

Other Characters includes: Fiyero, Madam Morrible, Nessarose, Boq, The Wizard, Dr. Dillamond, Chistery, and Ensemble

This includes: Helsinki, Finland Production and Copenhagen, Denmark Production

 

 

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