The Wiz Live

The Wiz Live: First Cast Photos Reveal Dorothy and Pals' Oz-some Costumes

We really need to talk about the costumes for NBC’s upcoming production of The Wiz Live!

The Peacock Network on Tuesday released the first official photos of the cast — Shanice Williams as Dorothy, David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion, Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow and Ne-Yo as the Tin-Man — donning surpassingly high-fashion get-ups.

Sure, they’re a little spooky, but come on, what’s not terrifying about a lost little girl being escorted through a strange land by a reanimated scarecrow, an axe-wielding robot and a talking lion?

The Wiz Live! airs Dec. 3 on NBC.

Browse the costumes below, then drop a comment with your thoughts: Any favorite(s)?

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  1. Jeremy says:


  2. Ronnie says:

    The Scarecrow is creepy. i like the details on the Tin Man. The Lion is ok, but you definitely can’t tell it’s David alan Grier.

  3. Mary says:

    Tin Man is looking like a construction worker. At first glance I wasn’t sure that was supposed to be the Cowardly Lion or some other animal. And Scarecrow is looking like a clown.

  4. ChelleMaBelle says:

    I get the aim to go for the “fairy tale” look, but holy PhotoShop!

  5. charlie says:

    I’m sorry,but the scarecrow is scary. D:

  6. Lola says:

    I like Elijah Kelly so I’m interested in his Scarecrow take. He was fun in the Hairspray remake.

  7. CK2 says:

    I kind of love it. They’re definitely taking from the Oz is creepy vibe that the movie gives off.

  8. Tim says:

    It looks cool.

  9. anon says:

    I think a little spooky is an understatement, Andy. That being said, I’m sure it will be fun to watch!

  10. Long as they respect the songs, I’m cool with whatever.

  11. Diz says:

    Looks like Chewbacca, Annie, Prison Break Belleck, & The Joker. What a mess!

  12. Minsmom says:

    I saw the play The Wiz when I was a little girl with Stephanie Mills. It was awe inspiring. The movie with Diana Ross was a disaster in comparison. If this live version sticks with the play and not the movie, I will be tuning in.

  13. Jennifer says:

    Nope. Not in a million.

  14. mika02 says:

    I love them. Can’t wait for the show thinking about dressing up and holding a party.

  15. Television says:

    they can’t be serious. wtf….dorothy.

  16. Jess says:

    I kinda love it. Shanice is adorable! I like the take. Creepy, but also a bit wonderful.

  17. Robin says:

    David Allen Grier makes a perfect lion😂😂😂 I love him.

  18. Ronnette Strom says:

    I’m watching the WIZ now on Tv..I was doing research on obscure pics to post and I ran across this..imagine my surprise..I can’t wait to see this new rendition..but if costumes are any indication of the quality I may be disappointed!!! I hope they don’t speak in corny embonics and make it tre ghetto..that soooo passé…

  19. Javan McBride says:

    How do you make the scarecrow costume because I want to the scarecrow next year for halloween.
    P.S.-What materials do you ned for the costume…can you post a video on youtube please