The Wizard of Oz, Aged Burgundy Ruby Slippers

made from scratch movie costume

Similar to my last pair, these replica slippers were made with custom made translucent sequins in a rich burgundy color.  Additional treatments were added to the sequin to make it appear as though it was flaked metallic and older.  Comparing these to the original slippers, which I was able to view off exhibit in a behind-the-scenes tour at the Smithsonian, this is the closest anyone can come to the color of the Smithsonian's pair as they look now.  The deep burgundy sequins give off hints of pink and violet depending on the lighting.

All parts of these slippers were custom made, with the exception of the reddish-orange rose montee rhinestones.  The heels, base shoes, Art Deco glass gems, extra thin bugle beads, and Innes Shoe Company embossed metallic stamp are all modern materials that were custom made to my specifications over the last few years.  When I look at these slippers, the insane amount of money (well over $15,000) I spent in pursuit of the "perfect" supplies was completely worth it.

costume: collector:
category: made from scratch
type: costumes/wardrobe
celebrity: Judy Garland (51)
movie: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
original (3)  |  replica (89)
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