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The evolution of Dorothy the Dinosaur (1991 - Present).

Costume 1


1991 - 1992: Dorothy wears human clothing and her gloves are longer and her hat is a tan color, sports googly eyes and has very few spots. Also, her tail is very long and floppy, causing someone to have to hold it up for her to prevent tripping. Every time she leaned her head back you could always see the actor's head. This costume is very baggy.

Appears in: Dorothy the Dinosaur (song), Uncle Noah's Ark and late 1991 concerts

Costume 2


1992 - 1996: Dorothy's gloves are now shorter and this costume is very much like the last one except she has no human clothing and she now has a rose on her hat which is now white. This costume also has a lighter green hue to it. The snout is flatter. She even has more spots now. The tail is also shorter and no longer floppy. And she no longer has googly eyes. Also in a different version her hat is turned up where the rose is and she has five fingered gloves. Version 2 has less spots than the other version. There are no spots on the tail, except for the big one on the bottom. There are no spots on her arms either. The middle toe is bigger than the rest of them. You usually can't see her teeth, and the costume is less baggy. Her hat is also a different way. she sometimes has a spot under her mouth.

Version 1 Appears in: ABC For Kids: Live In Concert, Wiggle Time!, and Yummy Yummy

Version 2 Appears in: Big Red Car and Wake Up Jeff! (live in concert clip in 1995)

Costume 3


1995 - 1997: Dorothy's design is given a huge overhaul from the previous costumes. Her head and body are rounder and the spots are given a brighter tinge of yellow. Her teeth are also bigger and much more prominent. She has bigger eyes and thicker pupils. She now has a bottom lip, although this is rarely seen. Her skin is now a lighter tinge of green.

Appears in: Wake Up Jeff!Wiggledance!, the Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas cover, and the 1995 and 1996 renditions of Carols in the Domain.

Costume 4


1997 - 1999: This costume looks very similar to the previous costume, with the smaller pupils, lack of a few spots on the stomach and a thinner head as exceptions. In the 1997 Starlight Foundation ad and The Wiggles: Live at Disneyland, she got a slight makeover. Her skin is a bit darker, her teeth stick out a little more and her tail is more stiff. The bottom lip is now visible, and is slightly rounder in shape.

Version 1 Appears in: The Wiggles Movie, Wiggly, Wiggly ChristmasThe Wiggles (TV Series 1), (Muscleman Murray, Funny Greg, Dorothy's Dance Party, Wake Up Jeff! and the Credits Chases), Wigglemania Live in Concert and The Wiggles: Live at Disneyland (time lapse opening cameo)

Version 2 Appears in: Wiggle Time! (1998 video), Yummy Yummy (1998 video) and The Wiggles (TV Series 1)

Version 3 Appears in: Toot Toot!, The Wiggles: Live at Disneyland, The Dorothy the Dinosaur and Friends Video (cameo) The Wiggles (TV Series 2) (episodes 1-13), Fox Family Channel Promos, The Wiggly Big Show, and a cameo in Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (1999) during Wiggly Christmas Medley

Costume 5


1999 - 2000: This costume is similar to the fourth one, but it has a wider head with smaller eyes and pupils. There are also shorter rows of teeth on the mouth.

Appears in: The Dorothy the Dinosaur and Friends Video, The Wiggles (TV Series 2), Dorothy the Dinosaur Goes to HospitalThe Wiggly Big Show (backstage skits), Captain Feathersword, the Friendly Pirate, It's a Wiggly Wiggly World!, Wiggly TV, Wiggly Play Time, Yule Be Wiggling (back cover), Hoop-Dee-Doo It's a Wiggly Party (back cover 2002 America), Wiggle Bay (wide shots)

Costume 6

2000 - 2006: Similar to the second and fourth costumes, there are 3 versions. The first version has a rounder head with a shorter cartoonish hat. The second version has a thinner and pointier head with the edges of the hat being longer. The third version is similar to the 2nd version, but her head is more rounder, and her mouth is more opened. She now has dark green skin. She also has eye brows and bigger eye lids. And her eyes are similar to the 3rd costume and more cartoonish. There are border marks on her feet instead of bumps for toes and her tail is a different shape. In the costume's later years, particularly with the 1st version of this costume, the jaw became broken, causing it to hang down below the teeth.

Version 1 Appears in:


Version 2 Appears in:


Version 3 Appears in:


Costume 7


2006 - 2016: This costume is a bit like the last one, but her hat is slightly swirlier and her skin is lighter like the 5th costume and the pupils are slightly smaller.

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Costume 8

2007 - 2011: This costume is a bit like the last one, but her hat is swirlier and her mouth is always open, making her jaw even more visible to the audience.


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Costume 9


2007 - present: Her hat is bigger and shaped differently. Her skin is lighter and her head is bigger. Her eyes are now round. Her tail is smaller and thinner.

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Costume 10


2011 - 2018: This is the same to costume 8, but with lighter skin.

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Costume 11


2014-present: This costume is similar to the previous costume, but the pupils are further apart from each other. Her hat is slightly smaller, and its appearance is similar to Costume 7.

Version 1 Appears In:

Version 2 Appears In:

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