Oz comes to life on campus.

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Liberal arts sophomore Elizabeth Lawson walks the runway in a dress designed by Carol Blentlinger, former fashion merchandising sudent, at the Emerald City fashion show Nov. 16 in the Fiesta Room of Loftin. The event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board where student designers could show off their creations worn by student models. Photo by Deandra Gonzalez

Liberal arts sophomore Elizabeth Lawson walks the runway in a dress designed by Carol Blentlinger, former fashion merchandising sudent, at the Emerald City fashion show Nov. 16 in the Fiesta Room of Loftin. The event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board where student designers could show off their creations worn by student models. Photo by Deandra Gonzalez

Models strut the catwalk with clothing inspired by “The Wizard of Oz.”

By Estefania Flores

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The office of student life hosted a fashion show inspired by “The Wizard of Oz” movie Wednesday in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.

At least 10 students served as models in a variety of fashions.

One female student wore a black evening gown with an oversized collar, styled after the Wicked Witch. Another modeled a Dorothy-inspired blue-and-white gingham day dress with ruby-red high-heels that sparkled with glitter.

A male model sported an outfit that evoked the Cowardly Lion, wearing a long brown coat with faux fur around his collar, paired up with a faux fur scarf.

Senior student success specialist Carrie Hernandez directed the show.

“The outfits were amazing; most of the models looked like Barbie dolls,” Hernandez said. “I hope we keep setting our bar higher and higher. This was the best one yet.”

Students were able to participate as designers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models.

Three students volunteered as designers. At least 25 clothing items were modeled in total.

Business administration sophomore Angel Cantu designed three pieces for the event.

Cantu was inspired by Dorothy, protagonist of “The Wizard of Oz.”

“It was pretty simple for me to design men’s clothing inspired by Dorothy because everything was made from scratch,” Cantu said.

Roland Earp, psychology sophomore, was a male model for the event.

Portraying an Emerald City citizen, he wore a black skirt, green T-shirt, green hair and a green hat.

During the runway walk, Earp was accompanied by his bed friend and dog, Lexi, a blue heeler.

“She goes everywhere with me,” said Earp, who had never modeled before. “I modeled as the Emerald City citizen, and thought that Lexi was an awesome addition to the show.”

The show was choreographed by business administration sophomore Nicholas George Delunay.

“The fashion show was so much fun. I’m glad it was a big success. I am really proud of the campus activities board,” Delunay said. “I want to thank all the models and designers. I am so happy at the turnout.”

The show opened with a rap/poetry song recited by liberal arts sophomore Miguel Alcorn.

“I chose my favorite song from my new album, ‘The Tree of Broken Hearts,’” Alcorn said.

“I’ve always enjoyed poetry. But for this event, I chose to incorporate rap into my poetry. That way I can intrigue the crowd with a beat behind my verses,” he said.

Alcorn hopes to continue to recite poetry in events around campus and eventually sell out Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“We all have to start somewhere,” Alcorn said. “It’s a very exciting time for me.”

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