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« on: October 15, 2008 07:32:36 PM »

Hello all!! I've been commenting for a while now but haven't posted any of my projects. Halloween is my big project time so here we go.

This year my daughter wanted to be Willy Wonka for Halloween. Not the modern Johnny Depp Wonka but the original Gene Wilder Wonka. Here's what I cooked up for her.

The hat, vest, jacket and cane are all handmade. I found a tutorial via ThreadBanger that I used to draft the pattern for the vest. I used that same pattern, slightly adjusted, and added sleeves to make the coat. The hat was made with poster board and tape then covered in orange felt. I used hot glue to attach the felt. I'm not entirely happy with some of the lumpy areas but it is a costume for a 3 year old so I let go of that. The hat came out very large and looks pretty big on her but I think that adds to the overall look of the costume. It is Willy Wonka, after all!!

She's really happy with it (and so am I) and after taking the pictures tonight she had to call her grandma and her aunt so they could get online and see the pictures. Let me know what you think!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008 07:39:37 PM »

Oh how cute!  She looks pleased as punch Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008 10:03:28 PM »

I love it. Rather surprised a three yo would want to be Willy wonka but it looks great. She is adorable.

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008 06:26:49 AM »

Woot woot! Original Willy Wonka is the best...(Johnny Depp version was creepy...)

She look awesome! And her pose is so perfect!

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008 06:43:57 AM »

That is Fabulous! I love the original and Im glad to see that there is a kid out there that still likes it too! She looks so happy with the costume, you might have a hard time getting it off her once Halloween is done.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008 07:01:12 AM »

Thanks, All!! She's seen both movies, new and old, and prefers the old one. I agree that it is surprising to see a three year old girl wanting to dress up as Willy Wonka but it was her first pick this year. She asks to watch the movie almost every night and we probably watch at least some of it once a week or so. Too funny!
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008 07:20:43 AM »

She looks wonderful! You should be very proud!
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008 09:31:07 AM »

That is really cute. Great pose, too. She looks really happy with it. I haven't seen the remake but love the original. Maybe it's time to introduce it to my three-year-old.
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008 07:42:14 AM »

Original Willy Wonka is the best...(Johnny Depp version was creepy...)

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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2008 09:32:09 PM »

Our family loves the original as well.  This is perfect and very "original"!

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