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Undercover in Oz by PlainYellowFox Undercover in Oz by PlainYellowFox
I've ALWAYS adored the uniforms of the soldiers in the wizard of Oz. The wicked witch of the West has them parade outside her castle.

They were playing it on TV today, and I remember thinking to myself "this isn't very Christmas like"... but it was good anyway. I've always liked the wizard of Oz. Never read the book though, it seems sort of out there to me. Although I DO know that in the original book, Dorothy's slippers were actually SILVER, instead of ruby. The reason being that the author, L. Frank Baum, had intended the silver slippers to represent the question of the US economy at the time. The matter of tender was in question, and there was arguments going on about whether the money should be based on silver and gold, or gold alone. The positive side to using both, is that more was readily available to send into the government in return for legal tender. Baum was in favor of keeping silver alive in the economy, hence the SILVER slippers on the YELLOW brick road (yellow~gold).

There's also the fact that OZ is the abbreviation for ounce (what gold and silver are measured in)

There are numerous examples of symbolism relevant to the politicians of the day (the lion), the common man (the tin man), and other such things. But I don't remember most of them or feel like typing about them :D


~PYF :heart:
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AmyWeaving Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I love her outfit!!!!!!!!!!
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InSaNe-REYNARD Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
this is truly wonderful.
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TheWaffleFox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
Massive love on this piece. I love the Wizard of Oz too. Did you see the "Tin Man" Series? If not, you will not understand the fan art for you I'm making called "Undercover in the O.Z.". Can't wait to get it up!
She looks so smug! And those legs are very well done!
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PlainYellowFox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
I've never heard of or seen the tin man series. I'll have to look it up.

LoL, I'm glad you like the piece, it's one of my favorites :D I'm excited to see what you come up with! ;P
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Hiaja Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
you make anthro look so easy I love this pic
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krazy-kid Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
:XD: I hella watched this movie last night.
haha.

This is adorable!
Except, the monkey's that wore these gave me nightmares when i was little.
lol.
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greenfrostfire Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
edacational!
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WarriorofWolvensoul Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Professional Photographer
thats pretty sick, we had to watch wizard of oz in my econimics class in highschool (gosh it seems like such a long time ago) XP (i just graduated this year)

looks good though, cute :)
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waiting4wings Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
LOVELY job! XD I was watching some of that when I was babysitting on Friday, hehe.

It looks great on PYF!
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Suprspr0de Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Professional Artist
Social symbolisms aside I was pondering the reason Munchkin land would have such an army. They obviously have a well embroidered and organized army that, even with the sudden appearance of a savior (Dorothy), could organized a proper greeting ceremony.

Perhaps the Wicked witch of the East actually had good intentions or was a very organized ruler because everything in Munchkin land is a testament to what the Witch of the East has accomplished or helped them accomplish.

Er...

Happy Christmas Eve?
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