Character Design Challenge #477– The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Part 3

When I first saw The Wizard of Oz movie as a kid, it scared the living crap out of me. It was not until years later that I fell in love with the cast of characters.

I have wanted to do a series updating the characters in a darker style for years. Think Oz with a Beetlejuice meets Pan’s Labyrinth vibe. Just use your imagination and have fun.

Your challenge this week is to reimagine Glinda the Good Witch of the North

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their characters rendered by yours truly.

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art, or whatever); Do NOT use Photobucket

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Monday, September 14th at 6:00pm Eastern

7 Responses to Character Design Challenge #477– The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Part 3

  1. Scott Weyers says:

    GLINDA – Good witch of the North

    In the OZ Super-Metro Complex run by the Wizard and his cronies, Glinda has had to basically go into hiding. She acts as both mentor and guide for Dorothy and her band of rebels, helping from the shadows while keeping below the notice of the authorities.

    Known to Dorothy as Momma ‘G’, Glinda uses her influence and network of contacts to help the rebels with information and other resources. She uses her ‘munchkin’ drones as spies, messengers, etc. as she tries to free OZ from the clutches of the Wizard.

  2. Mark Williams says:

    I reimagined her as a far more elegant woman

    Not immediately obvious, but she’s so good she literally floats several inches above the ground

  3. Angelos Stefanopoulos says:

    Gentlemen it’s not about the character…it’s about the story. Glinda is about to send some serious help through the portal…

    By Angelos Stefanopoulos

  4. Angelos Stefanopoulos: Gentlemen it’s not about the character…it’s about the story.

    I mean, it is a character-design contest, right? (Your character design is super cool, tho.)

  5. Angelos Stefanopoulos says:

    Well Honey Hovercraft for me it’s not a simple character-design contest…it’s aesthetics!

  6. I was leaning a little more on Pan’s Labyrinth for this one. Skipped my stripey theme since she’s not part of the main four.
    Enjoy Glinda!

  7. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.