Popular for their whacky green hair and orange makeup, the Oompa Loompas are shown as African pygmies in the fictional world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Ever since they were made popular in the 1971 film adaptation of the story, Oompa Loompa costumes have been in high demand for costume parties. This article will walk you through the essentials of what you need to transform into these magical creatures this Halloween!
Dress Like an Oompa Loompa
The Oompa Loompa costume has a whimsical look to it and there is not a whole lot of room to play around. The main item of the Oompa Loompa costume is a white pair of knee long dungarees, also known as suspenders in some parts of the world. The dungarees fit over the shoulder with a couple of crossed straps which are fastened to the rest of the clothing with two huge black buttons. Covered over mainly by the long dungaree, the brown turtleneck shirt offers stark contrast to the otherwise prominently white shade of the costume. This long sleeved shirt includes brown and white striped collars as well as cuffs. Bring your Oompa Loompa costume alive with some leg covers that run from your knees right down to the ankles. The socks feature vertical stripes in brown and white, which complement the striped design of cuffs and collars perfectly. And perhaps the craziest component of this completely insane costume, the Oompa Loompa wig is colored in dark green. The wig is weaved and patterned to form that characteristic triangular shape of Oompa Loompa’s curls!
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What You Need for the Oompa Loompa Costume
- Brown turtleneck shirt with long sleeves and brown and white striped collar
- White knee long dungarees that feature two large black buttons
- Knee high socks that feature brown and white vertical stripes
- Dark green wig with distinct curls and unusual triangular shape
- Other friends to wear Oompa Loompa costumes!
Since Oompa Loompas are short in stature, kids look perfect when donned in Oompa Loompa costumes. As far as elements of the outfit are concerned, they remain the same as their adult counterpart – a brown turtleneck shirt, white dungarees, striped leg covers and a green wig! If you plan to dress infants as Oompa Loompas, it is suitable to leave out the wig and leg covers since those can get uncomfortable over time.