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Friday, September 26, 2014

DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes for Halloween

Hello everyone! I'm excited today to be part of a GINORMOUS Halloween costumes roundup! I'm getting my DIY on with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes, to share a one-stop-shop-of-ideas for DIY Halloween costumes for you, your family, your pets and even a Trunk or Treat idea! It's spooky good! This is THE PLACE to find your family's next Halloween costume idea for this year {and years to come!}. I highly recommend pinning this post to your Halloween Pinterest board - you'll definitely need it in the future!

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

Last year, my family and I were all characters from the Willy Wonka movies. It was CHEAP and EASY! I even DIY'd a Baby Wonka Bar Costume for my little Ava. She was the CUTEST chocolate bar you'll ever see - I just wanted to munch those little wonka cheeks! I even tried RIT Dye for the first time! {see how to dye fabric with your washing machine HERE!}For the full tutorial on how to make your own Baby Wonka Bar Costume - click HERE

Here's how each costume breaks down:

DAD - "Willy Wonka"
  • Brown Top Hat
  • Flower Vest
    • I found a woman's denim flower shirt from a thrift store (Deseret Industries) - it totally worked as a "vest" {yes, it's a woman's shirt, but it doesn't look like it when Mr. Wonka is rockin' it!}
  • Purple Jacket
    • I gotta say - I totally lucked out on this one! I found a purple jacket {again - a woman's!} at a thrift store. It was a purple blazer and it worked perfectly! Just look around thrift stores and you are bound to find one that will work!
  • Bow Tie
    • My husband just used a regular brown tie of his and tied it in a bow. Perfect!
  • Cane
    • This is the crowning part of Mr. Wonka's costume. Ask a parent or grandparent if they have an old cane you can borrow. Chances are - they will say YES! And if your husband is anything like mine, he will get WAY too into playing the part once he has that cane in his hand. 
That's all you need to be Willy Wonka! Don't go out and spend a fortune on any of these costumes. You can seriously find almost everything at a local thrift store!

MOM - "Oompa Loompa"
  • Brown long-sleeved shirt
    • I had one at home, but thrift store-it up, if you don't!
  • White "puffy" pants
    • You can use white capris/pants, if you have them, or go thrifting! {are you seeing how most items are being thrifted??} I found some white baggy sweat pants that worked perfectly!
  • White suspenders
    • I bought a pair like this from Amazon {super cheap!}
  • Green hair
    • I was miss boring head and didn't color my hair green. Next time, I probably will! You can get an "oompa loompa" wig off Amazon for $15, or use green hair spray to color your hair. Even without the green hair, everyone knew what I was!
There you have it! Congrats! You're an oompa loompa now. I recommend learning the songs, so you can break into song and dance randomly {and whip out those killer midget dance moves you've been hiding!}.

BABY - "Wonka Bar"
  • Wonka Bar Outfit
    • Click HERE to view how I made my Wonka outfit for Ava! You could use a baby onesie, instead of the sleeper like I used, and paint the Wonka logo or use heat transfer. In my DIY tutorial, I dyed a sleeper brown and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut vinyl for a Wonka stencil, then used fabric paint to color it in. Check it out!

That's all there is to it! With just a little thrift store shopping and some scrumpdiddlyumptious imagining, your family can get Wonky with it this Halloween. I can't wait to see how YOU customize your Wonka costumes! Link back here - I'd love to see photos!

Now - get in on the 88+ action by clicking on the links below to see how my fellow bloggers DIY'd their own super creative Halloween costumes! Holy cow - I basically have to PIN them all! Be sure to follow the Handmade Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for lots more Halloween inspiration.

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option) 15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume 16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes 17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth 18. Family Monsters University Costumes 19. Scooby Doo family costumes 20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume

  88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume 22. Easy Tin Man Costume 23. No Sew Bee Costume 24. Planet Halloween Costumes 25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume 26. DIY Instagram Board 27. Elsa crown 28. Dog Collar Ruffles 29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume 30. DIY Lego Movie Costume 31. Weeping Angel Costume 32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper 33. Easy Pirate Costume 34. Easy Costume Idea - Renaissance Girl 35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume 36. DIY Cat Costume 37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes 38. Easy Frozen Costumes 39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume 40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume 42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume 43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume 44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes 45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask 46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume 47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume 48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume 49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes 50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition 51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume 52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume 53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume 54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume 55. DIY Baymax Costume 56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume 57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume 58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes 59. Instagram Halloween Costume 60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume

     88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at

61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie 62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume 63. Viking Family Costumes 64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child 65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket 66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head 67. DIY Harry Potter Costume 68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes 69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume 70. DIY Skunk Mask 71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY 72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial 73. Candy Corn Costume 74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume 75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume 76. DIY Robot Costume 77. Wonder Woman Costume 78. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Costume 79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume 80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume 81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel 82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes 83. Snow White Costume 84. Peacock Princess Costume 85. Scarecrow Costume 86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume 87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume 88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid 89. DIY Baby Koala costume




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