For Purim I wanted to be original. I find store bought costumes to be cheap looking so decided to do it myself. We decided to do the 1971 Gene Wilder version as Willy Wonka. For my husband’s costume we found his pieces via thrift shops. His vest was an old lady dress cut up and sewn together. For his cane we bought a tube in a pet shop and filled it with colorful sprinkles, and glued a glass door knob on top.
For my Oompa Loompa costumes I purchased white material, made a pattern and sewed them together. I used thick elastic as the straps and sewed buttons on. For the turtle necks and sleeves I used the cut up tights. I purchased the wigs and make up. Pom poms are easy to make just Google how to make pom poms.
We had a blast turning heads in our Homemade Willy Wonka and Oompa Loompa Family Costumes!
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