Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Winkie Guard, Knuck and Master Tinker costumes and props from Oz The Great and Powerful...

One of the key stories at The Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on August 9, 2013, was the land of Oz, with original costumes and props from both 1985's Return to Oz and the more recent 2013 box office success, Oz The Great and Powerful.

Original film costumes and props from Oz The Great and Powerful
Oz The Great and Powerful movie costume exhibit
Oz Great Powerful movie costumes D23 Expo
Oz Great and Powerful screen-used props
Winkie Guard Knuck Master Tinker costumes Oz Great Powerful
Oz Great and Powerful film costumes
Oz Great Powerful costumes
I'd previously seen the fabulous costumes worn by the witches of Oz on display, but not by any of the secondary characters, so it was a delight to see these three costumes from the new movie, including a Winkie Guard uniform, the outfit worn by Munchkin herald 'Knuck' and the 'Master Tinker's' costume.

Inspired by L. Frank Baum's fourteen Oz books and reverential to 1939's iconic musical The Wizard of Oz movie, this new cinematic outing told the prequel story of how the 'Wizard' arrived in the Land of Oz and the backstory behind the trio of good and evil witches.

Oz The Great and Powerful movie billboard
Oz The Great Powerful movie billboard
The tall Winkie Guards are the military foot soldiers of the Emerald City and in this film version they served 'Evanora', the Wicked Witch of the East.

Winkie Guard costume from Oz The Great and Powerful
Winkie Guard costume Oz The Great and Powerful
Oz Great Powerful Winkie Guard costume
Oz Great and Powerful Winkie Guard costume
In the movie Tony Cox plays the grumpy Munchkin 'Knuck' or 'Sour puss' as Oz refers to him, who is the Emerald City's herald and fanfare player, plus secret ally of 'Glinda', the Good Witch of the South.

Knuck movie costume worn by Tony Cox 
in Oz The Great and Powerful
Knuck movie costume Oz Great and Powerful
Munchkin herald Knuck costume Oz Great Powerful
Oz Great Powerful Munchkin herald Knuck costume
Bill Cobbs plays the elderly Master Tinker, leader of the mechanics, inventors and scientists, the Tinkers, protected by Glinda and the implied creators of the infamous 'Tin Man'. These clever makers aid Oz by building the incredible mechanisms and tools that help him create the spectacle of his elaborate magical illusions.

Master Tinker costume worn by Bill Cobbs 
in Oz The Great and Powerful
Master Tinker costume Oz The Great and Powerful
Oz The Great and Powerful Master Tinker costume
Oz Great Powerful Master Tinker costume
In addition to this trio of supporting character costumes the D23 Expo exhibit also had this cool selection of significant props from the film. Included in the display was Glinda's magical wand used by Michelle Williams, Oz's 'Mastering Magic' book, the 'thingamajig' utility pocket knife that Oz bequeaths to the Master Tinker and one of the music boxes that 'Oscar "Oz" Doggs' gives to his many lady loves in both Kansas and Oz, which he claims belonged to his dead grandmother.

Original screen-used movie props from Oz The Great and Powerful
Oz The Great and Powerful film props
Music box prop Oz Great and Powerful
Disney Oz Great and Powerful music box prop
If you like this items (including the golden treasure promised to Oz for slaying the evil witch), be sure to also check out these other original screen-used props from Oz The Great and Powerful on display at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood when the movie was released in cinemas in March 2013.

Be sure to come back in the days to come for even more costumes from the movie on display at Disney's D23 Expo.

Oz The Great and Powerful movie poster
Oz The Great Powerful Knuck poster
Buy the movie: Oz the Great and Powerful (Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: The Art of Oz The Great and Powerful

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