This year we decided to make the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory DIY Family Halloween costumes. I should really foreclose that they are semi-homemade. This post will show you where to purchase or how to make your own original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory costumes.
This family Halloween costume idea was super fun. With ideas for original cast of Willy Wonka, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, and Mike Teavee, you should be all set as you plan out your own Charlie and the Chocolate Factory costume theme.
If you love dressing up your family as much as we do, you also might want to check out some of our other family costumes. We have done Inside Out, Make Believe, Muppets, Candy Land, Super Heroes, Fishermen, and Race Car Drivers. Here and here are even more costumes we have done. Can you tell we love to be in costume?
The Original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory DIY Family Halloween Costumes
We were very motivated to do Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a family costume idea after seeing inflatable suits last year. I hadn’t seen the Violet Beauregarde version. That said, when I saw the concept of a blow-up suit a light bulb went off. That’s what we would be.
Since deciding, I realize that we aren’t the only one to use the blue blow-up suit as a blueberry costume for Violet Beauregarde. I was super excited how ours turned out though.
Not only that, but I love the whole theme. Due to my own nostalgia with the movie, I definitely wanted to go with the original cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I just can’t find it in my heart to love the new one as much.
Some of these costumes are purchased. Others were made. For your convenience, I will be adding affiliate links, normal links, instructions and tips for each costume.
Original Willy Wonka Costume
This costume was purchased.
There are a couple versions of Willy Wonka out there. One is more expensive. One is less expensive. Because we love costumes and because we wanted a more authentic look, we went with the more expensive version.
One thing to note with Halloween costumes is that they hold their value. Before next season, you can earn your money back by selling them on EBAY, Offer-Up, Facebook Marketplace, Thrifty Chic or Craigslist.
Here is what you will need to create the look for the original Willy Wonka costume.
- Willy Wonka Jacket, Vest and Shirt (the one purchased is linked here…don’t know why my husband forgot the neck scarf) – Here is a link to the less expensive one one Amazon
- My husband wore his own camel colored pants
- Walking Cane (this particular one was my husband’s grandpa’s cane) – I linked to a really nice one, but it is expensive.
- Brown Top Hat – We actually purchased this steam brown punk hat, but it is more expensive.
- Optional (not pictured) – Willy Wonka Wig
Adult Original Oompa Loompa Costume
The Oompa Loompa costume I borrowed from my brother-in-law. How convenient to not have to purchase anything. However, I have a feeling you do have one of these sitting around.
- Adult Oompa Loompa Costume
- How did I make my face look more orange? A dark bronzer.
- White Flats
- White Pom Poms attached to shoes with Glue Dots (I had smaller pom poms on hand, but I like to 2″ ones because I like the concept of the bigger size.
- Alternate Option: Some women might like the more feminine version of the Oompa Loompa costume for women
- Here is a link if you are looking for a child’s oompa loompa costume.
- I used the silver make up from our Mehron Pardise Makeup AQ 8 color palette for my eye brows.
DIY Veruca Salt Costume
We are so blessed to have a grandma who can sew. She made this outfit to fit my daughter, who obviously really got into her role as Veruca Salt.
Here is what she said she did:
The pattern is McCall’s 7428 – top, skirt, tunic, dress and leggings.
She used mostly view B of the pattern, but she also used skirt view D because view B was longer in the back. View A was used for the long sleeve.
She just made up how to add the black band and facing for the cuff.
The red fabric was a polyester jersey knit (found at Joann Fabric).
The buttons were from her bin so they’re probably 20 years old! The buttons just need to have a back shank. The collar and cuffs are large eyelet trim.
Violet Beauregarde Blueberry Inflatable Costume
I wasn’t ever convinced I could beat Kenzie’s Muppets Animal costume, but I’m pretty in love with her Violet Beauregarde blueberry costume. Seeing a blow-up costume, after all, was our inspiration.
Materials Needed to Make Violet Beauregarde Costume:
- Blue Inflatable Costume
- 1 1/2″ Red Ribbon
- Gold 1″ Buttons – light weight – I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby
- Blue Face Paint – I had purchased the one I linked to for our Inside-Out costumes. It is a professional make up with a “brilliant” finish, so it works really well. Not all make-up is of the same caliber to get the depth of color. I did did a few layers, mixing the purple and blue. I used a medium sized paint brush to brush the color on, keeping the application in one direction.
- 1/2 inch glue dots – These worked OK to attach the buttons and red ribbon. However, when the costume was taken on and off, the pieces would fall off. I would then need to re-attach them when inflated. If you don’t care about keeping the blue blow up suit for other things, I would suggest some sort of fabric glue or super glue.
- Brown Bob Wig with Bangs – The wig I had for my Waldo (well, really Wenda) costume. However, I linked to a similar one on Amazon.
Kenzie knew she might not want to stay in the full blow up costume the whole night, so we had plan be (pre-blueberry) underneath. She was right.
A blow up costume might just slow you down when you are running around town with 33 – 33!!! other friends. We had a total of 46 going trick-or-treating. Too fun!
Mike Teavee DIY Costume
Our Mike Teavee costume is semi-homemade. By adding a few embellishments to a yellow shirt, we achieved the look pretty simply.
Materials Needed to Make an Original Mike Teavee Costume:
- Boys Yellow Button Down Shirt
- White Fringe Trim
- 1/4″ Two-Sided EZ-Steam Tape
- Toy Gun with Holster
- Kids White Cowboy Hat
- Brown Pants for Boys – We had these and had purchased them from Target last year.
- Teal Bandana – I only found a group set on Amazon, so it is more expensive. I bought mine for $0.99 at Hobby Lobby.
- Brown Cowboy Boots – We borrowed these from a friend. If you want to be more accurate to the movie, the original Mike Teavee had white cowboy boots.
The first thing I did was carefully remove the pocket from the shirt using a seam ripper.
Next, I started about about 3 1/2 inches down from the collar and cut a 3 1/2 inch piece of the fusible tape going straight from the outer edge of the button strip to the right.
I worked my way from there, going up and over the shoulder, down the back, straight across the back, and back up the other side. I finished it off coming right back to the other side of the button strip.
This process was done section by section. The process would be:
- Cut off a strip of fusible tape to length.
- Press in place.
- Carefully, peel off back of tape
- Iron in place.
- Allow to cool.
- Repeat each section until the entire white fringe trim is in place.
The final step was to trim the fringe to my desired length. Ours was 2″ long.
So, there you have it. It was our Halloween 2018 with The Original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory DIY Family Halloween Costumes.
I hope was able to provide all the information you need if you are looking to do your own semi-homemade Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Costumes.