Plenty of Wizard of Oz costumes will be purchased this Halloween season, but one lucky person will walk away with the original Dorothy dress from the beloved 1939 classic, though not in time for trick or treating this year.
The “white puff-sleeve blouse and blue gingham pinafore,” as the Associated Press describes it, will be exhibited at Julien’s Auction in Beverly Hills Nov. 5-9. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien believes the dress could fetch $500,000.
Though multiple dresses were produced, this was the only version used in the film and also the only full dress to survive.
Perhaps with a little help from Leonardo DiCaprio, this dress can find its way home. The movie star led a group of investors earlier this year to purchase the original ruby-red slippers worn in the film and are now displayed at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles.