Oompa, loompa…


…doopedee doo.  I don’t know how to spell that.  Here’s the best I could do for my six-year-old’s Violet Beauregarde costume.  I think it has cellulite.  I’m making a pair of pants to go with it and we’ll paint her face blue.  People are going to have no idea who she is, but she’s going to be thrilled.  Oh, and she gets to chew gum too.

See, do you remember Violet?  Now that’s a Halloween costume challenge.  What was your craziest costume experience?


44 comments to Oompa, loompa…

  • That looks great! I knew who that was right when I saw it … even without a blue-faced girl inside! What a cool costume – I’m jealous!

  • Ivy

    Oh, the parents will know even if the kids don’t. How fun is that costume, anyway?! My personal Halloween stumper was when I thought I was going as Scarlet O’Hara, and everyone else thought I was a bride’s maid.

  • Wow, that turned out amazing. Can’t wait to see pictures of her in it. How is your daughter so cool to choose a costume like that? You must be proud!

  • I think it looks absolutely amazing – wow!

  • Thats awesome! Can’t wait to see the action photos. When I was a kid my amazing mom let me choose anything and I decided to be this, http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Hugga_Wugga from the muppet show. Crazy. We made the head out of chicken wire and paper mache and I looked out of the mouth. Then put pink fake fur around my neck and a sheet over the rest of me. It was effective–I won first prize in my small town. I’m sure no one knew what I was but it was cool. Chicken wire was a bit pokey but I survived!

  • I think it’s pretty awesome! I wouldn’t remember the name, but I would defiantly know who she was. My most favorite costume was when I dressed up like Mr.T! I didn’t dress up for a couple of years after that because it’s kind of hard to come up with something that good.

  • Serendipity Handmade

    That is a FABULOUS costume! I love it (and Willy Wonka too)!

  • Looks great and very very funny!!

  • Fabulous costume! It’s such a great idea…

    My most crazy costume must have been when my husband and I went as one person. I made a huge costume, in which we had one leg and one arm each.
    Or maybe it’s the popcorn costume for my son. Oh, how I love to make costumes. :))

  • Lisa

    My 5 yr old son loves the original Willy Wonka and would know exactly who she is!
    My favourite costume was my sons 1st year when he went as his Dad – they wore the
    simular shirts, drew on a handlebar(foomanshoo)moustache and some sideburns.
    My son looked in the mirror and pointed at his Dad – he got it, he got why his Dad
    was painting on his face!

  • Me

    THAT is friggin’ AWESOME! You rock my socks! I wanna see it ON her!

  • The costume is fantastic, I would love to see pics of her in it. I love how kids find the small benefits (like chewing gum) the best thing about the costume. My two sons dressed up as Harry Potter and Ron Weasley last year (he’s a redhead!), but I think his best bit was the fact he got to go around saying “bloody hell” all night!

  • I’d say you did a GREAT job!

  • Lots of people are going to know who she is, that looks great! My best friend’s daughter and brother are going as Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa, their costumes are handmade and look authentic as well.

  • That is awesome, I knew what it was as soon as I saw the first pic, had nightmares about Violet after I saw that movie when I was a child! HAHAHA

  • Robin

    Great costume. Just one heads up – there is a report just released about lead and other toxic chemicals being used in most face paints on the market. You may want to google that info and read the list of products before you use the blue paint on your daughter’s face. I do know Nova Naturals sells a cleaner version in pencil form made from Germany. May you and yours be well!

  • Mauri

    That is so funny! I think that is one of the best costume ideas I have ever seen. That brings back memories. She will be a hit!

  • Brittany

    That is THE best costume I’ve ever seen. I would so be Violet if I were the costume-wearing type. Fabulous!

  • retropink

    Costume looks great! I think adults & kids will know who she is. Hasn’t everyone seen at least one of the Wonka movies?

    Since you asked, my best/craziest costume experience was the year I went as Hawkeye Pierce, from MASH. I had on my Dad’s fatigues, a robe, cowboy hat, Mom penciled in a 5 o’clock shadow and I held a martini glass. EVERY adult knew instantly who I was. Most kids — not a clue. 🙂

  • My craziest costume challenge is going on right now. My four-year old, Haitian-born son (brown/black skin) wants to go to his Halloween parties as a ghost … in a white sheet. But also wants a hood for said costume that he can take off when it is time to eat and participate in the halloween games. Let me break it down … black boy … white sheet w/ hood. Seriously. What is a white Mama to do?!

  • Oh man, that is incredible! It looks fantastic, I hope you get at least a few people who recognize her.

    We specialize in obscure costumes no one gets. Last year my six-year-old was a Murloc from an online role-playing game called World of Warcraft. She’s also been The Monkey King. Miranda was Max from Where the Wild Things are, about 9 years ago and I was surprised no one got it, a few years ago she was The Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood, with a wolf mask and a nightgown–people thought she was a werewolf.

  • what a fantastic job! i have to admit though that i am still afraid of willie wonka and especially of this scene. it’s just so creepy. when i first saw this on my reader i actually got chills. which is how great a job you did! i think people will definitely know who she is. it’s so great that your 6 yo chose such a creative costume!

  • That is AWESOME! I totally would recognize her if I saw her in the whole costume!

  • Omg it looks amazing! Can’t wait to see her in it!

  • rae patton

    you did so good!! i would know who she was right away!

  • So cute! Can’t wait to see the finished product! I’m sure she’ll look fantastic!

  • I’m just amazed…..

  • I went as Pippi Longstocking when I was like 10. My dad used a wire coat hanger to form around my head, and my mom braided my hair around it, so I had braids that stuck out. I wore mismatched clothes and won 2nd prize in a costume contest. I was beat out by a kid who went as Waldo!

  • Ellen, I can’t wait to see the whole look! Kudos on the details. You nailed the collar and buttons.

  • What a coincidence … my daughter just decided this evening that she also wanted to be Violet! Any hints on how you made that costume? I was just getting ready to scan the internet for any possible suggestions for this costume when I visited your blog 🙂

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


  • Elizabeth

    That turned out so amazing!! I was Violet Beauregarde for Halloween 2 years ago, but my outfit was much less…ahem…professional looking. It basically consisted of a giant blue sweater dress from Goodwill with some pillows stuffed under it, blue tights, blue face, white gloves, a red hat (which made the outfit more recognizable even though in the movie she only wears that hat in the beginning), and a giant wad of Bubblicious. What I REALLY wanted was to get other people to be Willy Wonka supporting characters with me. Would have loved to have a Mike TV or Agustus Gloop accompany me!

    My favorite was when I was Raggedy Ann one year as a kid. My mom sewed the whole outfit- dress, pinafore, right down to a red yarn wig! It was sweet.

  • Completely amazing.

    “Well, I’m a gum chewer, normally. But when I heard about these ticket things of Wonka’s, I laid off the gum and switched to candy bars, instead. Now, of course, I’m right back on gum. I chew it all day, except at mealtimes when I stick it behind my ear…Now, this little piece of gum here is one I’ve been chewing on for three months solid, and that’s a world record. It’s beaten the record held by my best friend, Miss Cornelia Prince Medal. And, WAS she mad. Hi, Cornelia. How are ya, Sweetie?”

  • I’m very impressed it looks great. I would know who she was, but I am a fan of the film!!

  • you are the coolest mom ever! She will remember this one forever! Great job!

    I’ve posted my halloween costumes from the last 3 years on my blog……Popcorn was definitely the greatest. I Love making halloween costumes!


  • I love this and cannot wait to see a photo of your daughter wearing it. So creative!!

  • Oh, I disagree…I would know who she was!

  • Julie

    It is great! That has to be one of my all time favorite movies and you did a wonderful job on the costume. I can’t wait to see pictures of her in it.

  • Holly

    I think you did a great job! Very creative! I just finished my son’s astronaut costume…. using white duct tape to cover a thrift-store snowsuit. Which sounds easy, except before I turned to duct tape, I decided to try to use white stencil paint to spray paint it white… that was a disaster.

  • It is amazing! You did such a great job. I think anyone who has ever seen a Wonka movie or read the book will know EXACTLY who it is!!!!!

  • Jimmy

    My daughter needs a costume like this for her school play, is their any way I can get some info on how to create it?

  • Jennifer

    My family has decided to go as Willy Wonka this year, so we have Willy Wonka, Veruca Salt, Violet, Augustus Gloop, and his mother (Mrs. Glppo) and an Oompa Loompa. I have everyone almost done, but I am stumped on Violet. Can you tell me how you did this? I just don’t want her to be super hot, most of our Halloweens are warm.

  • Guest

    Hey I have a quick question on your violet costume. How did you make the costume? My little sister wants to know because she wants to make the costume like you. Please answer as soon as you can! That is all thanks.

  • Felicia

    Do you make a sell these costumes?? My daughter wants to be Violet for an upcoming WW Day and can’t find a costume that is cute.

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