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Willy Wonka Costume

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Willy Wonka Costume

Mini Wonka!

Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Joan, the 'Willy Wonka' costume creator:

My son asked for a Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder version) costume this year and I wasn't happy with anything I found, so I started brainstorming. I scoured Goodwill for pieces and searched the fabric store for suitable materials. Here's how I put it all together.

Coat - I found this at Goodwill ... in women's size 14. This really stretched my sewing skills, but I successfully took it in to fit him, but keep the needed length (just don't look inside!).

Vest - I bought a vest at Goodwill and made a new front to mimic the double breasted vest in the movie. The flower fabric came from a Goodwill dress. Buttons were expensive and are difficult to work with, so I used snaps and glued on beads to look like the two rows of buttons on the real vest.

Hat - I lucked out with this at the Halloween store.

Pants - Goodwill, just needed hemmed.

Shoes - standard brown dress shoes.

Cane - we bought a hooked cane at the Halloween store and made a new topper. I'm lucky to have access to a 3D printer, but my plan b was to use white tape.

He absolutely loved it and won a local costume contest!

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