What were the Ruby Slippers made from?

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What were the Ruby Slippers made from?

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Certainly not rubies! They were ordinary red shoes, with red silk sewn onto them, and red sequins sewn onto the silk. Should you be fortunate enough to see a real pair, you’ll notice that the sequins are a darker color than that seen in the film, making the slippers look more burgundy than ruby. This is because the color process of the time couldn’t record true colors, so colors were adjusted so that they would appear onscreen as the desired color. Had the sequins on the Ruby Slippers actually been the same bright red as seen in The Movie, they would have looked orange on screen.

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