Homemade Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa Couples Costume

It all started with a love for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Pure Imagination. Standing at just 4’11 and 3/4″, I often turn to short things for Halloween costumes. Of these have been a gnome, leprechaun, smurf, and of course and Oompa Loompa. I had my costume all ready to go for my first Halloween celebration in college, except I couldn’t find orange paint ANYWHERE. I attended Virginia Tech so I found it odd that orange paint was nowhere to be found. I literally searched every shelf of Wal-mart twice, Target, Party-City, you name it. Not to mention I didn’t have a car my freshman year so this was a lot of walking around Christiansburg. Let’s just say I got real familiar with the bus system real quick. I finally found some hole in the wall costume shop that had orange face paint and loaded up!

I then bought some white painter paints, wide white elastic, green hair spray, and a brown shirt.

For my friend Matt who is 6’3″, we found a top hat, pimp cane, and a nice purple blazer from a thrift store.

In some of the pictures you will see my roommate spraying my hair in the dorm bathroom. I’m suprised we didn’t get a write-up from an RA because you could smell the fumes down the hall and around the corner. After we were all put together we got a lot of laughs, smiles, and requests for pictures. We went to a haunted house and you could see orange paint on everyone’s costume from my face rubbing up against them. Let’s just say if I had gone to the candy shop, you would see the evidence.

Homemade Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa Couples Costume

Homemade Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa Couples Costume

Homemade Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa Couples Costume

Homemade Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa Couples Costume

Homemade Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa Couples Costume