These Homemade Ompa Loompa Costumes were the best homemade costumes ever! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I knew I wanted to be something good, but didn't know what! A friend had suggested an Ompa Loompa and I LOVED the idea.
I searched everywhere for the costume, but couldn't find one that I liked and decided to make my own. I made our pants out of white sweat pant material that I had bought at Joann's. I made sure to make them bigger than what I needed so I could just add draw strings at the legs and waist for the bunched up look. The straps were made out of left over material and I used brown felt for the buttons.
The shirts were turtle necks that I found for $3 dollars and glued on white strips that I had left over. I did the same with the socks. We got long burgundy softball socks and cut strips of cloth and glued them on. The pants bunched at the knee, so you need longer socks to cover your legs. We just bought paint for our hair and face and that was it.
We had a friend who had the Willy Wonka costume, which made the idea even better! The costumes were very easy and fun to make. Charlie and I won best costume, and I think he would agree that it was such a fun night!
I think it cost me $25 dollars total to make both costumes which made it even better!
I wanted to do something unique for my son before he gets old enough to pick out his own costumes. Almost everyone has seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and it is one of our favorite movies. I thought the homemade Oompa Loompa costume would be fun and cute. We also did not see any other Oompa Loompas running around, making him the subject of many photos!
I bought a white turtleneck and dyed it brown, painting the stripes on the neck and wrists. I painted brown stripes on white tights and used a pair of white sweat pants. I had to put a rubber band around the ankle and push the legs up. I also stuffed burp cloths in the sides of the legs to make them stick out a little. I used white dress-up gloves. The straps were a large pair of girls white tights.
I cut the legs apart and safety pinned them on the inside, attaching brown felt circles to the front and back as well. I bought white pompoms and painted brown spirals on them. I used Velcro dots to attach them to the shoes. I bought a green wig and tried to spray paint it darker, but it didn't work out so well. It was also not possible to style it. But, it worked. I used regular face paint.
This homemade Oompa Loompa costume was definitely a crowd favorite and now I'm hard pressed to come up with something to top it.
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Homemade Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas Group Costume
With the help of this site, our band decided on making our own Willy Wonka and Oompa Loompa costumes. We bought the green Oompa Loompa wigs, orange and white face paint, brown turtle necks, white scrub pants, striped socks. For the neck we cut white medical tape into strips. For the buttons on the pants, we cut out some cardboard and spray painted them brown, then used a hot glue gun to fasten them to the pants. The suspenders are made out of ribbon.
Willy Wonka found his brown hat on eBay and his mom made the jacket out of fabric. He bought material for the chest area, and bought ribbon for the tie. Add a cane and you have yourself Willy Wonka.
It is hard to find group costumes for a large number of people, but this worked out great for our band. As soon as we took the stage, the crowd went wild. They loved it!