Show Stopping DIY Violet Beauregard Blueberry Costume from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This Violet Beauregard Blueberry costume from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was the talk of the town! Exercise ball, newspaper, flour and water coated 3 times, let it dry and coated it 2 more times. I duct taped where it tore. I cut a hole in the bottom so I could let the air out of the exercise ball and removed it.  Then cut it big enough on top for her head and holes on he side for her arms. I hand sewed batting for pillow stuffing over the outside, then sewed blue material over it. Cut a red belt so it would show on the front half and used red material ribbon for the back half and hand sew buttons.

I bought blue leggings and used blue eye shadow to cover her whole face. She felt like a celebrity stopping in the streets so people could get a photo of her and was featured on the Hawaii Morning news station on Halloween day!

4 thoughts on “Show Stopping DIY Violet Beauregard Blueberry Costume from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

  1. I love your costume!!! So creative. We are going to do the same thing. How did you get her in it though? It looks like you would have to cut it in half somehow. Please advise. Thanks!

  2. I love your costume!!! So creative. We are going to do the same thing. How did you get her in it though? It looks like you would have to cut it in half somehow. Please advise. Thanks!

    • I’m so sorry I typed and it didn’t go through. I made this back in halloween of 2012. My daughter was so pleased it came out from what she helped make. To answer your question when the mâché dried, I cut a larger hole at the bottom (aligned with the top hole for her head). It’s a blessing to see other parents inspired to make memories for their children. Life is beautiful! Good luck and best wishes. If you have any further questions email me at kiana1022@yahoo.com. Aloha-

    • Aloha Lori,

      I’m glad you like it. I made it for my children for Halloween 2012. I was trying to think, how can i make it round and saw them playing with my exercise/yoga ball. To answer your question

      When the paper mache dried I cut a hole on the bottom (it had to be large enough to fit her shoulders and body though). I also had to make sure it was large enough so that I could pull out the exercise ball after I deflated it. I think If you look on pinterest I put a pictorial on there so you can see step by step. I also saw a few other parents that re-did it and did a GREAT job so best wishes and good luck. Let me know if you have any more questions. I pasted the link so you can find my profile easier- Hope this helps~Aloha!

      http://www.pinterest.com/kelii

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