I got this idea for a Oompa Loompa Halloween costume, because I'm very short and I love to make people laugh.
I started out with a shirt from Target that cost me (6 dollars). I bought some white fabric paint (2.00 dollars) and painted the lines on at the top of my shirt and the sleeves. I used ribbon for the strips on my shirt (2.00 dollars) and glued the ribbons to the shirt. The buttons I found around my house and sewed them to the pants.
The pants, I used some old baseball pants that my husband had in the closet. The socks I bought at Target for about (3.00 dollars) and used the rest of the fabric paint to paint the tan part on the socks to a white color.
I bought a blonde wig (12.00 dollars) and bought some green hair spray (2.00 dollars) and sprayed the wig. I would have changed this and just dyed the hair, the paint came off easy, but did the job for the Halloween night.
My shoes were just some old shoes I had in the closet and I bought some Pompom’s (1.00 dollar)and got a brown marker and put some lines on the white Pompom’s.
I bought some dark foundation for my face at Dollar Tree (1.00) and it worked perfect. I taped cotton over my eyes with tape to make the white eyebrows.
When I went Trick or Treating I had the best time, because when I turned around everyone knew who I was:)
I made this Oompa Loompa Halloween costume for my children (ages 2 & 5) by using a few ideas from this site. I created my own pattern for the Oompa pants and sewed them with heavy felt. I purchased white socks and painted brown stripes and used Styrofoam balls painted with brown swirls for their shoe tops. I must say, I am very proud of my little Oompas!
An email from our family member who has worked for Nestle for over 20 years sums it up.
By the power vested in me from Willy Wonka himself, I hereby officially name these two Oompa Loompas the official costumes of Halloween 2008! As most of you know I've been working for the man for over 21 years and I can honestly say that I've never seen better Oompa Loompas. Not even at the actual Willy Wonka factory itself. I'm very proud of the kids today seeking a costume like this and boldly going out and asking for inferior candy. All for research of course only to see what the competition is doing.
"If you want to view paradise simply look around and view it."
-Gene Wilder Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory