Willy Wonka Costume Ideas
To this day, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remains one of our favorite books. We read the Roald Dahl novel ages ago, like most young whippersnappers do in elementary school, and we fell in love with it. It's right up there with the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books. We know, we know. To some, that's a radical remark! J.R.R. Tolkien is fantastic and we thoroughly enjoy his works, but sometimes you need lighter fare that you can snack on! Of course, the iconic tale really spread through pop culture when they made the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie starring Gene Wilder. It mixed Roald Dahl's story with plenty of music and wild visuals to bring a truly unique experience that really hasn't been recreated to this day! If you grew up watching the movie, then you may have already made up your mind to dress like the charismatic chocolate maker this year. Whether it's for trick-or-treating, a costume party, or a cute family group Halloween card, we love the idea of bringing Willy Wonka to real life. After all, a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men!
The great news is that we have tons of Willy Wonka costume ideas to help you transform yourself. From officially licensed costumes to exclusive outfits, there's a little something for everyone here. We'll guide you through selecting your own costume and then opening a candy factory. Or at the very least, you'll feel ready for a little nonsense at your next costume party!
Willy Wonka Costumes
There's only one possible way for us to start this guide out! We have to start with the man himself, right? Most people instantly picture Gene Wilder's portrayal of the character when they hear the name Willy Wonka. His quirky mannerisms and whimsical movements are etched into our brains. Now, even when we give the book a read, we imagine him, which might actually make Roald a little disappointed. Word is that he wasn't a fan of the changes made to his original book, and he also wanted someone else to play Willy Wonka. But you know what, we can appreciate both works of art, and Gene Wilder really did spark the imagination of a generation of kids! That's why all of our Willy Wonka costumes will really steal the scene when you wear them. Our options range from simple Halloween costumes to some really intense cosplay options that were crafted by our in-house costume designers. Let's take a look at some of our best options below!
Willy Wonka Halloween Costume
The first option takes its inspiration straight from the 1971 film. Of course, the most essential part of Willy Wonka's signature outfit is the purple overcoat, which has an almost magical quality to it. This Halloween-style costume does a great job of recreating that look. It also features an attached vest in the front, so you get the full look with just a single piece. If you're looking for a style that gives you an authentic look but won't weigh you down with a lot of pieces, this is really the outfit that you want for your Willy Wonka experience. Just be warned! You might have a strange urge to eat chocolate and speak in rhymes when you wear this outfit.
Adult Willy Wonka Costume
If you want more of a cosplay experience, then there's no better place to start than with our line of Made By Us costumes. We have dedicated costume designers who really pour their hearts and souls into each creation. They range from classic fairy tale costumes to some really cool costumes based on your favorite movies. This particular costume brings all of that care and craftwork into the forefront with an all-inclusive costume. It comes with a coat, a hat, a shirt, a vest, and pants. That means you get a truly realistic look that you can wear time and time again. That's part of the design when it comes to our exclusive outfits.
Willy Wonka Kid's Costume
In the film, Willy Wonka is getting on in years, which is why he needs to find a successor. It happens to everyone. But what was young Willy Wonka's story? Was he still all dressed up in his purple coat? What sort of wacky candy was he making in his youth? Did he ever eat any vegetables or did his diet consist of mostly candy. (As adults, we can't really condone that sort of diet…but any kid would be happy to eat nothing but chocolate.) Those are the questions you can explore when you dress your child in a Willy Wonka kid's costume. Just make sure you have plenty of candy because your little one will be ready to indulge their sweet tooth. Who knows! Maybe your kiddo will invent the next hit candy!
Women's Willy Wonka Costume
Finally, we have options for ladies who want an outfit tailored to them. Our standard Willy Wonka costumes are designed to fit a variety of body types, but a fitted style may be more flattering for women trying to cosplay as the candy-making tycoon. Like the men's version, this women's costume comes with the full setup, including a jacket, a pair of pants, a bow tie, and a hat. Each piece helps restructure the iconic character as a woman! Once you have it on, you'll be ready to draw up plans for your own candy factory! Then you can find yourself a full staff to help create the craziest concoctions that the world has ever seen.
Oompa Loompa Costume
The next popular costume choice when it comes to Willy Wonka is Oompa Loompas. They're a strange people from Loompaland who happen to know everything there is to know about making delicious candies. We're not exactly sure how they gained this amazing talent in crafting candy, but we love the work they do. It's also no wonder why they've teamed up with Mr. Wonka to create some of the most fabulous candies in the universe. After all, his factory has everything they need to create the delicious treats that we all crave, so it must be like a wild playground for those strange characters. In the movie, they had bright orange skin and lush, green hair, along with a talent for ad-libbing some great tunes. We dig those guys, and it's why we've put together an impressive selection of Oompa Loompa costumes. Whether it's an extra-tall Oompa Loompa or a toddler-sized Willy Wonka family costume, we have something for everyone. Let's take a quick look at some of the options…just make sure you practice your impromptu song-making skills because you'll be expecting to do a bit of singing when you wear any one of these outfits.
Oompa Loompa Halloween Costume
This style of costume is the quintessential Halloween costume for anyone heading out as an Oompa Loompa. This Oompa Loompa costume is officially licensed from the movie and features a simple jumpsuit-style that lets you get dressed and ready to go in no time. That means you don't have to waste any time with extra pieces and you can focus your mind on candy. You just suit up and get going to the factory (or costume party). We do recommend pairing this outfit with our face makeup accessories and our green character wig to make sure you get the authentic look from the film.
Adult Oompa Loompa Costume
If you want something more like clothing quality, then you'll definitely want this Made By Us costume. We go out of our way to make high-quality costumes that are made to last. Not content with just a simple jumpsuit, this multi-piece costume feels like something that came out of your closet rather than a regular Halloween costume. It's another example of our dedication to quality costumes, so you can feel confident when you cosplay as your favorite candy-making character.
Kid's Oompa Loompa Costume
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is ultimately a family movie. It's best when you're sharing the experience with the whole family, making memories for years to come. Well, that's what makes Willy Wonka the perfect group theme! If your child is a little helper, then they might be able to take on the role of an Oompa Loompa. This officially licensed kid's Oompa Loompa costume is an easy way for them to transform into the movie's enigmatic candy makers. If you dress up the whole fam, you can totally make an unforgettable Halloween card to send to all of your friends.
Baby Oompa Loompa Costume
What about the newest addition to the family? Well, we have them covered, too! Even the littlest youngsters can help you make candy when they wriggle into one of our baby-sized costumes. This costume looks just like the ones we carry for adults, except it's just right for your little tot. We carry a full selection of infant and baby costumes to help you create a fun family group costume for any occasion. It's also the perfect way to start teaching your little one all about the wonderful ways to make candy!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Costumes
And then there's the rest of the cast! One of the best parts about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is the strange lineup of characters who find themselves inside of Mr. Wonka's peculiar facilities. In the movie, there's a kid who's obsessed with TV. There's a child who always gets everything they want. There's a kid who just can't stop eating chocolate, and there's the girl with a gross chewing gum habit. Each one makes a big mistake in the factory, leading to some sort of grand mishap. And that gives the Oompa Loompas a chance to sing a song about morals. We have some costumes that will help you recreate some of those crazy occurrences!
Violet Willy Wonka Costume
We have to admit it. Violet is one of our favorite characters. She might be rude and she might spend an astronomical amount of money on bubble gum, but there's just something about her transformation into a giant blueberry that has fascinated us since we were kids! If you have that same kind of fascination, you can create your own cosplay outfit based on the character by wearing this exclusive costume for adults.
Kids Violet Costume
If your child is into chewing gum, then maybe she's ready to become a golden ticket winner. This girl's costume is just what she needs! Of course, we suggest that you load up on her favorite flavor of chewing gum (we recommend sugar-free to avoid any cavities). Also, you might want to make sure she stays away from any experimental gum that Mr. Wonka offers her. It's probably not going to end well otherwise.
Of course, Violet can't resist a piece of gum…and Wonka can't resist making some highly questionable candy with adverse side effects. Her bubblegum experience may have started with a full, 3-course meal, but it ended with her shaped like a giant blueberry. If you want to recreate that crazy scene, then you need one of our fruit costumes. Specifically, you're going to want this blueberry costume!
Wonka Candy Costume
Finally, we have something for those who love the real-world Willy Wonka Candy! Some people may not be fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or the movie adaptations of the book. Still, there's one thing that just about everyone loves: Nerds! Wait, not the nerds with glasses and a love of science. Nerds the candy! Those tart, crunchy candies are a real delight and every kid wants to find some boxes of them inside their trick-or-treating bag. This Nerds costume transforms you into the tasty candy in an instant.