Top 10 Oz Characters and Costume Ideas – The Wizard

Professor Marvel – The Wizard of Oz
The Professor Marvel has to be one of the most eclectic, fascinating and bizarre characters in the 1939 movie and Baum books.

Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs worked as a magician for a circus. On the side of his hot air balloon, he wrote his initials of his first and middle name, OZ. He would have used all of his initials if they didn’t spell O.Z.P.I.N.H.E.A.D.  One day his balloon accidentally sailed into the Land of Oz. The inhabitants of OZ had never seen such a marvel and began to worship him as a great sorcerer.  As Oz had no leadership at the time, he became Supreme Ruler of the kingdom, and did his best to sustain the myth.

Oz was actually none of those things. He was just a kind and somewhat ordinary circus man from Omaha, Nebraska who used a lot of elaborate magic tricks and props to make himself seem “great and powerful.”

The Casting of “The Wizard”

You might be Professor Marvel if you tend to
…be a daydreamer with illusions of grandeur.
…act like something or someone you are not to gain acceptance of other people.
…be extremely observant and will see things others might not.
…compensate for self-esteem short comings by making others feel less superior.

Becoming the “Great and Powerful” Wizard
You Will Need:

Black sports jacket (well worn)
Black dress pant (well worn)
Emerald green vest
White dress shirt
Gold pocket watch with chain
Top hat with emerald green accent ribbon
White / Gray Hair

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