I thought this Oompa Loompa costume would be such a cute idea being that he is so short and cute! I had looked on several sites looking for a pattern on this costume. I decided to wing it and use several different tips from all the sites and make it by looking at pictures.
The wig was a long blond wig that I cut and used rollers to hold the style. Then I used green spray paint. I used dark foundation and white face paint.
The shirt was a white turtle neck that I dyed brown. The stripes are made out of tape. The shorts are baseball shorts and the suspenders are ribbon. The socks were just women's brown dress socks with tape for stripes. Then I made pom poms using yarn!
For his candy bag, we used a white pillow case and spray painted the word sugar on it. I tied knots in the corners so it would look like a bag of sugar(since that's what the Oompa Loompa's took care of. They were always dumping large bags of sugar in the chocolate!)
Very easy and fun to make. We got so many compliments this year. Everyone we walked past had something to say about the costume. People would start singing the Oompa Loompa song as we passed!
Total spent: $40 Time: 3 hours (I'm a perfectionist!!)
This is my Oompa Loompa costume. It was made entirely by me in 1 day. The pants are a textured white material heavy enough to poof out on their own at the knees. I made it adjustable so that others could wear it in future years, even if they are larger than I. The waist band has elastic strips that allow you to adjust it as do the bottom of the legs.
The turtle neck is hand painted with puffy paint on the wrists and turtle neck. I bought the gloves and wig, though. My face makeup is orange and that is toothpaste on my eyebrows. The shoe puffs are just made with yarn doughnuts that I wound, cut and poofed.
The challenge to this costume was that I am self taught and lazy - but innovative. So, I didn't use a pattern that I modified, I used pins and pinned it to my body, wiggled out, sewed a little, then adjusted the pants several times to fit correctly. The socks were challenging as well. How do you paint vertical stripes on socks without wearing them, since they need to dry for 24 hours?
I took several cans of food and taped them together, then put the socks over them and drew on my stripes. They are so hard though that they practically stand on their own when not in use.