My husband and I are very tall and skinny so we thought it would be great to dress up as Oompa Loompas. I started checking out Oompa Loompa Costumes and came up with my pattern. We then decided that we would make out two kids costumes as well.
My husband and I bought white women's capri pants from the thrift store and hot glued white ribbon to them. I made the overalls for my kids and I think they turned out adorable. I made up my own patter using poster board. I measured the length I wanted them (based on how tall my kids were) and made the shape similar to a long pair of shorts. I then added the points on each side. The suspenders were ribbon hot glued to the overalls.
We used brown shirts from the thrift store and painted the stripes on using white fabric paint. The socks were white baseball socks with brown fabric paint stripes. My kids had on white tights with brown stripes. The pom poms on the shoes were Styrofoam balls with brown fabric paint swirls on them. We purchased cheap white gloves at a hardware store for about $2 each.
To turn our faces the perfect shade of orange we used a tinted foundation. My hair was simply pinned up and sprayed green but my husbands is a curly blonde wig that is pinned up and sprayed green.
The total cost for our Homemade Oompa Loompa Family Costume was about $30 and took me about two hours to put together.
We had tons of compliments and lots of laughing as we trick or treated as a family. It was a fun night!
This Homemade Oompa Loompa Costume was way easier than it looks to make. I took a pair of white drawstring women's Capri pants and simply sewed a line that resembled what I thought the Oompa pants would look like on the outer leg. This cut out the step of actually having to make pants.
I then took and old white pillow case and made suspenders which I stitched in place in the back but used Velcro in the front so it was easy to get in and out of. I bought the Lands End chocolate brown turtle neck ($9.99) and used white duct tape on a pair of brown knee high socks. I bought 1/4 yard of fabric that was brown and white striped for the arms, neck and balls on shoes, I simply put Velcro on it to hold it in place. The shoe ball is Styrofoam and just wrapped.
The wig was a cheap Halloween wig (woman's bob shape $6.99) that I purchased in green. I used diluted down glue and sprayed it on the hair that I wanted to roll and left it wrapped in toilet paper rolls (with wax paper to prevent sticking) for 3 days. That gave the hair the loop. The hardest part of this costume was messing with the wig. It didn't want to hold the curl but ultimately after 3 days being rolled and held in place with clips and the glue, it worked. I kept the wig rolled in the rollers until it was time to wear just to keep the curls the tightest.
Good luck and have fun! This costume was a huge crowd pleaser!