Willy Wonka Costume
October 23, 2018
How To Dress Like Willy Wonka for Halloween
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Many of us have dreamed of getting a golden ticket and being invited to tour the world’s greatest chocolate factory. But if you can’t get your hands on one of those coveted tickets, then here’s the next best thing: dressing up like Willy Wonka for Halloween! While many people mimic Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the eccentric candy man, there’s something about Gene Wilder in the 1971 version that is simply magical. His costume choices were elegant and quirky, which makes it perfect for Halloween. We’re going to teach you how to dress like Willy Wonka for Halloween. If you don’t have time to make everything from scratch, we’ve also included links to a few pieces that you can buy!
Willy Wonka Hat
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One thing that was always in Willy Wonka’s wardrobe was his top hat. He often paired it with a purple coat, but he also wore it with a pink jacket and black bowtie. To achieve this look, get yourself a purple frock coat or just a long purple jacket that reaches down to your knees. Top off your outfit with the iconic tall silk top
The Willy Wonka Halloween costume is a favorite for children, teens and adults. It is great for trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party. Oompa Loompas can accompany Willy Wonka. You can make a homemade Willy Wonka costume or buy one. Here are tips on how to dress like Willy Wonka.
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Buy the costume or make your own. You can use an old suit, or buy a purple or burgundy suit, vest and pants that fit properly and are flattering to your figure. Wear white gloves with the suit, if you prefer. You can also purchase a homemade Willy Wonka costume online.
I didn’t know how to dress like Willy Wonka for Halloween until this year. I knew I wanted to be him after watching the new movie, but I didn’t know where to start. There are so many different versions of his costume! And you can find a lot of people saying “This is the ‘correct’ way to do it” which was super frustrating because they were all different! So, I’m going to tell you how I did my Willy Wonka costume and you can take it how you will.
The first thing to consider is the time period. He’s much older in the new movie than he is in the original, so you’ll have to decide which look you’re going for. In order to get a more accurate costume from the new movie, I would suggest buying the hat that Johnny Depp wore in the film. You could also buy this one and add some purple thread or just wear it as-is. Either hat looks great!
You can find a purple velvet blazer at any thrift store or consignment shop. Look around online too – there are some really unique ones out there like this one and this one that might be worth checking out if you don’t mind spending a little extra money on your costume!
So you want to kick it up a notch this Halloween and be the best dressed at the party? That’s easy. Just dress like Willy Wonka! That’s right, I’m talking about the Willy Wonka played by Johnny Depp in 2005. You know, the one that doesn’t have Gene Wilder. The Tim Burton version of Willy Wonka is eccentric and has lots of accessories that make for a great costume!
Let’s start with his clothes. Willy Wonka wears a purple velvet jacket with black lapels, black buttons and pockets. He also wears a white shirt underneath, which can be seen around the collar, sleeves and top. A red vest with gold buttons is also worn on top of the white shirt. Willy Wonka also wears purple pants that are tight on the leg and flare out at the bottom. You will notice that his shoes are brown pointy boots that lace up from bottom to top, kind of like those pirate boots you can buy.
Now for the accessories! The most obvious accessory is Willy Wonka’s hat, which is a black bowler hat with a purple band around it. He also sometimes carries around an antique cane with a
This Halloween you can dress up like Willy Wonka, the chocolate manufacturer of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka is a fictional character in Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The Willy Wonka costume is a fun and easy costume to wear for Halloween, or even just for fun. You can find many of the items that you will need for this costume on your own or at an affordable price. If you are lucky you may even already have some of these items in your closet!
The main item that you will need to make this costume is a purple velvet style jacket. This jacket can be short sleeved, three-quarter sleeved, or long sleeved. It is really up to you and what type of jacket you want to wear. If it is cold where you live this Halloween then a long sleeved jacket would be a good choice to go with as it will keep you warm at night.
If you’re going to be dressing up as Willy Wonka for Halloween, you’ll want to keep in mind that this is a costume that requires a lot of attention to detail. There are several ways to dress like Willy Wonka, but the most accurate way is to put together the costume using some or all of the following:
• A purple jacket with tails
• A vest with a high collar
• A white shirt. Ideally, you’d want a ruffled shirt that looks somewhat similar to what Gene Wilder wore in the original film.
• A bow tie. The bow tie should be either purple or silver.
• Grey slacks
• Black shoes
Willy Wonka usually wears an ascot over his vest and shirt. You can get away with wearing a scarf around your neck instead if you don’t want to buy an ascot. Alternatively, you can wear a solid colored ascot over your white shirt and under your vest.
Halloween is a magical time of year, and what could be more magical than dressing up like the Candy Man himself? Willy Wonka! This year I decided to go as everyone’s favorite candy maker. I want to share with you my secret on how I made my costume for Halloween.
The first step in creating your Willy Wonka costume is to buy or create a purple or green velvet jacket. You can find a used purple velvet jacket at a thrift store, or make one yourself by sewing together cheap velvet fabric. Make sure you are wearing this jacket with a white button-up shirt underneath. Next, add an orange tie, like this one from Amazon (although if you have an orange tie already, you can just use that).
Next, grab your top hat and add a Wonka bar sticker to it. It’s not clear what color hat Willy Wonka wears on the movie poster, but I chose a black top hat since he wears black pants. I was able to find a sticker of a wonka bar at my local party supply store, but you can also make one yourself by printing out this picture of the Wonka bar and then cutting it out and applying it to your hat.
Now it’s time to put