15 DIY Willy Wonka Costumes for the Sweetest Halloween Ever (Literally)

You were going to snack on chocolate bars all night anyway, right?

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Candy lovers, rejoice! Whether you love the classic Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory movie with Gene Wilder, or the newer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film with Johnny Depp, these easy-to-recreate DIY Willy Wonka costumes are about to make your Halloween dreams come true. Whether you want to celebrate the day in purple velvet like Willy Wonka himself, an all-blue Violet Beauregarde get-up, or traipse around town looking like the always-stylish Veruca Salt, we've got you covered.

With these simple DIY tutorials—plus costume pieces you can shop right now—you'll be able to dress as one of the most iconic movie characters ever—all without having to search for a prized golden ticket. Though, as soon as you slip into one of these looks, you'll likely earn a few from friends and family swooning over these amazing Halloween costumes.

Best of all, these DIY Willy Wonka costumes can stand out on their own or be paired together for group costumes shared with loved ones. They're also all perfect for toddlers, teens, and adults. However you choose to emulate the 1964 book turned 1971 movie turned 2005 remake, one thing's for sure: When you wear these whimsical, funny costumes, you'll have one sweet memory to look back on. So what are you waiting for? Grab your Wonka Bars, fizzy lifting drinks, and Everlasting Gobstoppers, and have your happiest Halloween yet.

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Girl Loves Glam
DIY No-Sew Willy Wonka Costume for Kids

As a music maker and dreamer of dreams, it's only necessary to get a little creative with your Wonka-inspired costume. Instead of going for an exact replica, consider this easy, no-sew take on the movie's most charming character.

Get the tutorial at Girl Loves Glam.

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Jamie Wilkerson
DIY Willy Wonka Family Costume

Here's what we call a family totally winning Halloween. Willy Wonka, Mike Teavee, and Violet Beauregarde would agree.

See more at @Jamie_Wilkerson_Realtor.

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no sew oompa loompa costume
Girl Loves Glam
DIY No-Sew Toddler Oompa Loompa Toddler Costume

What better way to emulate the movie's famed Oompa Loompas than having your toddler take on the role?

Get the tutorial at Girl Loves Glam.

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Girl Loves Glam
DIY No-Sew Adult Wonka Bar Costume

Who said Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory costumes are reserved solely for the characters of the movie? This Wonka Bar get-up looks nothing short of quirky and delicious.

Get the tutorial at Girl Loves Glam.

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Meaningful Mama
DIY Mike Teavee Costume

Whether you simply love cowboys or Mike Teavee's entertainment-obsessed attitude, this easy-to-recreate costume will be right up your alley.

Get the tutorial at Meaningful Mama.

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Jo Gick
DIY Willy Wonka and Candy Princess Sibling Costumes

Willy Wonka meets Candy Land in this sweet siblings costume, which is perfect if you want a general candy-themed costume for your children.

See more at @ohsojo_.

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Veruca Salt Costume
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$90.00
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If you don't have time to DIY but you want to look like Veruca Salt for Halloween (and you want to now), your best bet is to purchase this five-star-rated costume. 

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HorvathPaperCo
DIY Easy Charlie Bucket Costume
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$5.19
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If you've waited until the last minute to plan your Charlie Bucket costume, don't worry. All you'll need is a navy blue long sleeve turtleneck, dark khakis, and loafers. But for an intricate touch, download this customizable Golden Ticket printable to carry around (and maybe even a Wonka Bar printable too).

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Hello Rigby
DIY Women's Willy Wonka Costume

This polished Willy Wonka costume can be put together with items you likely already have in your closet. It can be worn from the office to a Halloween party, and everywhere in between.

Get the tutorial at Hello Rigby.

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DIY Augustus Gloop Costume
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$35.00
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Transforming yourself into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's infamous chocoholic is easier than you think. Simply pair a red and white long sleeve shirt with cuffed blue jeans, black socks, and red sneakers. Most importantly, don’t forget to carry a chocolate bar—extra points if you smear some of it around your mouth. 

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DIY Oompa Loompa Crochet Wig Pattern
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For serious crafters out there, challenge yourself with this fun take on an Oompa Loompa's famous green hair. Instead of wearing a wig, this crocheted piece will feel cozy and more hat-like, keeping your head warm while trick-or-treating.

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DIY Grandpa Joe Factory Tour Costume
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$55.98
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All you'll need to do your best original Grandpa Joe impersonation is a double breasted wool coat, white shirt, black tie, black slacks, dress shoes, plaid scarf, and a brown fedora. If you'd like to take the easier (and funnier) route, you can opt for his pre-factory tour garb: a faded blue and white striped nightgown.

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Goldentusk
DIY Willy Wonka Group Costume

Feel like taking a boat ride down Willy Wonka's chocolate river? This amazingly over-the-top two-person costume will inspire you to put your DIY thinking cap on.

See more at @goldentusk.

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GlitterMeBaby
Oompa Loompa Dress
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$97.95
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If you'd rather buy your toddler's Halloween costume, this dress is a cute take on a traditional Oompa Loompa look. 

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DIY Easy Violet Beauregarde Costume
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$51.99
$31.99 (38% off)
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It's no secret that many Halloween costumes can be super uncomfortable. Luckily for you, Violet Beauregarde's look from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is as simple as slipping into a baby blue tracksuit, your favorite white sneakers, and a bright blonde bob wig. For a fun touch, consider using blue makeup to color your nose and part of your cheeks to recreate the scene where Violet first turns, well, violet. And whatever you do, don't forget your bubble gum!

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