We are all familiar with Willy Wonka and the contest he held to get people to come to his chocolate factory. This is a costume I have been wanting to do for years, so I am so excited that I finally am doing it and I get to share with all of you! Here is how I turned into Violet Beauregarde, the gum chewing champion turned blueberry.
Violet Beauregarde has a very iconic look and is very recognizable. I do admit that I had to buy this whole costume because I did not have anything in my closet that resembled her blue track suit. I found this two piece outfit on Shein and I liked how it was close to what she had on but wasn't exact. I will get more use out of this outfit than if I bought an actual tracksuit. I just finished off the look with my white Air Force Ones.
This outfit is extremely comfortable and I'll wear these pieces separate in the future. The nice thing about a two piece is you can get so many different outfits because you can style each separate piece so many ways and then together. To give it some shape I tied the top in the back and tucked it up. This came together like how I pictured it in my head and I couldn't be more happy about it.
When it came to the makeup for this costume I was very excited and couldn't wait to try to recreate it. I found a lot of inspiration photos on Pinterest and used them as a guide for my look. The makeup is meant to imitate Violet turning into a blueberry after trying the 3 course meal gum invented by Willa Wonka. To achieve this look I used a mix of light purple and dark purple eyeshadow and put it on my nose and most of my cheeks.
The rest of my makeup was kept simple except my eyeshadow. The purple on my nose and cheeks I also used on my eyes. To finish the look I found a blonde bob wig on Amazon that mimicked her hair. I had to give the wig some TLC by cutting the bangs shorter and brushing out the tangles. To give the wig some shape I twisted back some strands on each side.
The makeup was the most challenging part of this costume and seeing myself in the mirror with blonde hair was a shock.
This outfit wouldn't have been complete without a piece of bubble gum. This really pulled the whole look together. I just used classic bubble yum, which I honestly haven't had in years.
You know I love a DIY element so this costume also had to have one. The golden ticket was a huge part of the movie and what brought all the kids to the factory. This was pretty simple to make and I love how it turned out. I found the gold metallic scrapbook paper at Michael's and then used my cricut to cut out the text and add it to the ticket. I also used my cricut to cut out the ticket shape. I was impressed and super excited to have this as part of my costume.
It's officially Halloweekend and I hope you all have come up with great costumes. Halloween is a time to be creative and have fun. I am so happy with how my costumes turned out this year and I'm already looking forward to next year and creating even more costume ideas for all of you! Happy spooky season!