I made this Oompa Loompa costume from scratch, using white fabric and mostly hot glue.
I sewed the pants together, cutting out the pattern based on the measurements of my son. The straps for the overalls were the last thing I sewed on.
I cut up a striped store-bought scarf to make the stripes on the collar and cuffs of the brown turtle neck purchased from Goodwill. I used scraps of the scarf to create the striped swirls on balls which I then attached to a pair of brown slipper shoes.
I put pipe cleaners on the poofs of the overalls to make them stay puffed out. I cut stripes out of the left-over fabric to make the stripes on the candy bucket. I used a brown scarf I bought from the dollar store to fix around the top of the candy bucket ($1), folding the edge of the scarf just enough so the edges of the vertical stripes were hidden under the lip.
Orange paint was used for the face, white paint for the eyebrows and green spray paint for the hair.
The costume took me about a month to complete as I really wasn't sure what I was doing. We were told many times that he had the best costume anyone had seen that night. I was very proud of myself and wanted to share this costume!
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Since I am a huge fan of all things Johnny Depp, I decided to make a Homemade Willy Wonka Costume this year.
I bought my coat for $8 at a thrift store and borrowed the black pants and shoes from my mom. I made the hat with cardboard and an old shirt. The cane was made from clear plastic, and a ball was attached to the top. The black detail at the bottom is black electrical tape. Part of the cane had real candy in it, the other part was just a printout from the computer.
I sewed some buttons on the shirt, on which to hang the chain. I made the collar from a piece of cloth painted red, and the Wonka pin for my neck from cardboard. I also took my dad's old sunglasses and cut out a white frame for them from regular paper. I also bought purple gloves for a dollar.
Finally, I painted my face a bit paler with regular, white face-paint; I also gave myself a strong jaw by drawing the lines on my cheeks with black eyeliner, then smoothing it out. My hair is naturally that short, so that part didn’t take much work.
Items needed for my cool homemade Oompa Loompa costume:
1. A blonde schoolgirl's wig,(Joanne's Fabric), spray-painted with both fluorescent green hair paint and plastic-based forest green paint. (60% off, $3.99, $6.99, $5.99).
2. Brown Ralph Lauren Polo (TJ Max), designer Oompa Loompa (would you expect anything less?) Women's size medium, $12.99. I painted the white stripes with white fabric paint ($2 at Joanne's), sponge brush($1.99 at Joanne's), and a drink straw to make the lines straight (I bought a Grey Goose & sugar-free red bull, drink was $6.00, but the straw was free!).
3. Women's white pants, size 8,(Ross), buttons sewn on (Joanne's), white ribbon for the suspenders sewn on ($3.99 at Joanne's).
4. Ladies knee-high striped socks, ($4.99 at TJ Max).
5. Tan face,($22.99 at Shop Ko)- very dark mousse-foundation with the powder so it wouldn't run while drinking and dancing. That stuff is expensive!
6. White face makeup for the eyebrows,($3.99 at the Halloween store).
7. White gloves, ($4.99 at the Halloween store).
8. Shoes, ($12.99 - 50% discount - at Footlocker); I probably won't wear them again but they made the perfect match.