The Best Looks From The Wiz

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Uzo Aduba as Glinda the Good Witch.
Uzo Aduba as Glinda the Good Witch. Photo: NBC

Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Lena Horne left big, sparkly shoes to fill, but the cast of NBC’s The Wiz did not disappoint Thursday night. It was a show, but it was also a celebration. The songs were fun, moving, and, at times, a combination of both. Twitter was ablaze with GIFs, memes, and priceless commentary that added to the general merriment of the night, and if you were perusing the hashtags #TheWiz and #TheWizLive, I promise, you could not keep yourself from laughing.

Aside from the banter online, the costumes were magnificent and the hair and makeup were gems. Queen Latifah grabbed onto a green contour kit and wouldn’t let go, while Ne-Yo stepped fresh onto the scene with a studded-jacket number. It was hard to look away from Common and his emerald head-to-toe look, and Dorothy’s twist-outs seamlessly withstood the test of time, adversary, and magical transportation. For that and more of the best looks from The Wiz, click on the slideshow below.

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Flattop and Natural-Hair Munchkin

Achieving a level flattop is difficult enough, but maintaining one while living under the Draconian rule of the Wicked Witch of the East? Harrowing.

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Couture Tin Man

Is Ne-Yo’s silver studded number from the Balmain of Oz?

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Dorothy’s Twistout

Let’s give credit where credit is due. Twist-outs take time, and Dorothy’s twist skills appear to be on an entirely different level because from Munchkinland to Emerald City, nary a curl on her head was ever out of place.

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Common, the Bouncer

Look at Common, and then look at his brilliant green getup. Have you ever wanted to stay outside of a club more?

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The People of Club Emerald City

Just try getting through this sequence without even whispering “Yaaaaas, queen, yaaaas.”

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The Wiz’s Beat Face

The Wiz looked at a few contour tutorials on YouTube and took every stitch of advice to heart.

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The Wicked Witch of the West’s Lashes

In the West, water is vilified, but Latisse, apparently, is not.

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The Wiz, Unmasked

The Wiz may lounge around in a terrycloth robe, but skip an opportunity to wear nude lipstick and full lashes? Ha!

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Glinda, The Good Witch’s Canary Dress and Hair

Her yellow-gold dress made her look like the belle of the ball. Add that to the fact that her crown was made from a set of braids? Magical.

The Best Looks From The Wiz