Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was one of my favorite movies growing up. The thought of getting that Golden Ticket and experiencing the wonders of the Willy Wonka Factory as a child was fascinating. Our girls have seen the original and the most recent film with Johnny Depp, both great in their own right. After much discussion this year about putting together our family costume, we all agreed that this was not only a classic, with song and dance, but the characters were very recognizable and quirky. Follow along as we show you how we put together this years Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Family Costume.

Willy Wonka 1971

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Family Costume Ideas

Veruca Salt Costume

Though this costume is an easy one, there is a certain attitude that must accompany it to be accurate. My daughter knew that it was a big task to stay in character in order to pull off Veruca, and she was up for the challenge. The Veruca Salt dress was purchased online and she wore some white tights that we already had. My daughter has curlier hair, so we straightened it a bit and left it down. She used some cream boots from her closet and carried her golden egg that she received one year for Easter. Fun costume!

Violet Beauregard Costume

Violet Beauregard is a young girl in the 1971 film and such an iconic figure. Wearing that violet blue jumpsuit and bright red belt, she certainly stands out in a crowd. We decided for me to dress up as the older version of Violet, but stay true to her original costume and have my nose colored to signify the transition she undergoes. There’s obviously a couple of ways to wear her costume, one of which is when she gets blown up into a giant blueberry. Opted for the initial and glad that I did, as I think it turned out great. The violet jumpsuit I purchased online with the belt. The boots were mine, but the bangs were not. I grabbed some clip in bangs from Amazon and made my own bubble gum bubble with a shiny pink balloon.

Mike Teevee Costume

Mike Teevee is a pretty fun character as well. Though not always associated right away with Willy Wonka, once you see the costume you recognize him easily. This was another pretty easy one to put together. Purchased the yellow shirt, cowboy hat and cowboy accessories online. Took some 2″ fringe from online and pinned and glued it onto the yellow shirt. Used a belt we already had, khakis, and some brown shoes all from the closet. Really stands out once it all comes together. For the first time in a while, my husband has a pretty comfortable Halloween costume.

The Oompa Loompa Costume for Kids

Who doesn’t love the Oompa Loompas? These little guys are such an awesome and jovial part of the original Willy Wonka movie. I can remember staring at them as a child and being so fascinated by them and their dances. My youngest was so excited to be one off these charismatic Oompa Loompas. The costume we grabbed online. The wig was sold separately, but also got it online. We used some orange face paint to complete the look and she wore some brown boots we already had available. Lastly, we printed a double sided photo of a large lollipop on card stock and glued it onto a large popsicle stick for her prop.

Willy Wonka Costume for Kids

Willy Wonka is obviously the star of the show, so naturally my oldest raised her hand for this one. The costume is typically made for a male, but we wanted to make it feminine for her. We ordered the one piece jacket, vest, hat and bowtie online. She then put her own spin on the bottom, as she paired some black leggings with a leather skirt. Along with her shiny white boots and the signature top hat that came with the jacket, she was ready for the factory. We printed a two sided Golden Ticket onto yardstick and glued them together for her main prop.

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