Costume :Princess Mombi
Source :Return to Oz
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Make-up - Mombi's original head

Princess Mombi

Princess Mombi


Costume Information

Return to Oz was one of my favourite disturbing kids movies, and still is. Have always been in love with the Princess Mombi dress and when re-thinking of what big costume to do I remembered my love for this dress.

I think I'm probably a bit crazy. There's a ton of fabric layering and crazy detailing on this dress. But it's worth it! (I hope xD ...I might go mad making it with all the pattern details)


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Wow! That is one incredible design. Looking forward to seeing your progress on this.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 9 December, 2012 - 16:44
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(is she the one with the heads? That film was messed up...)

Anyway, amazing design and I can't wait to see what you make of it!

by Mighty Odango on Monday, 10 December, 2012 - 08:31
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omg this will be beautiful! Looking forward to seeing it!

by Sakura_Blue on Monday, 10 December, 2012 - 21:36
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Aww thanks everyone :)

And yes she is the one with the heads lol. I'm gonna hopefully make a 'spare head' to carry around with me :P Just to be extra creepy

by DarkElf on Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 - 21:42
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Ohhhh looking good can't wait to see this. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Tuesday, 15 January, 2013 - 18:54
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Oh this witch who stole all those beautiful heads.

by Mangamad on Sunday, 7 July, 2013 - 23:50


A difficult decision (Posted 7th July 2013)

A little while back I sadly had to make the tough decision to drop this costume for this year. I'd been having far too much trouble finding the fabric I needed - and still didn't have it - and the delays it had caused were just too great for this to be feasible for Aya this year.

BUT I will try to get it done for next year :) I definately want to finish making this dress and I'm not going to abandon it. (even though it means working with 5m of chiffon x__x lol)

Progress update (Posted 12th May 2013)

Dress is underway but sadly not as fast as I would have liked. Trouble finding the fabrics I've needed has put me behind schedule, but I'm soldiering on! Working on the underdress and then I have THE EVIL of chiffon to work with for the overdress, with all the patterning details. Fun times ahead?

Meanwhile, here's an image of the toile I made so I could map out the measurements before beginning the actual dress.

Reference time! (Posted 12th December 2012)

Not going to really be able to start buying material for this until after xmas, so at the moment I'm in screencap and reference overload. And always never getting the angle that I need! D: Typical.

So, parts of this dress' construction is actually really hard to make out! I can determine mostly that it's not quite a one peice cloak, but is actually split into two sections that also make the sleeves. Hoo boy this is gonna be some fun construction...

Planning, sketching and deconstruction ahoy!