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Meet Oz collector Billy Ferguson. A long-time member of the International Wizard of Oz Club, Billy creates and wears his own costumes.

From L. Frank Baum to the MGM cast, he steps in and out of character with ease. Whether’s he’s Miss Gulch or the Cowardly Lion, Glinda the Good, or the Wizard, he draws on inspiration from his extensive collection (seriously, friends, we’re talking extensive!) to create just the right look for whomever he’s decided to be. He even puts costumes on friends and family to style wonderful photoshoots.

Enjoy this chat with the man behind so many fun faces.


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Written by Jane Albright
Currently president of the International Wizard of Oz Club, Jane is a life-long Oz fan. She's attended Oz events around the country regularly since 1974 and amassed an Oz collection that ranges from antiquarian books, original artwork, and ephemera to children's playthings, posters, and housewares. In addition to speaking frequently about Oz, Jane has loaned Oz material to numerous public exhibitions.
  1. Bill Ferguson does amazing Cosplay, I really like his wicked witch of the west Cosplay

  2. Jane/Billy: how about making a Bugle article out of this talk? with LOTS of photos, please.

  3. Just today Billy unearthed photos of himself as James Franco holding a China Girl doll and standing in front of the poster at the theater. Gorgeous! And we totally didn’t get it in time for the edit.


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