charlie and the chocolate factory costume

For Willy Wonka you will need:

•  Black A2 card (or a cereal box you can paint)

•  A white or silver pen

•  Purple glitter

•  Glue

•  Pencil

•  Scissors

•  Strong tape or a stapler

•  Downloadable hat template – printed out

•  Bright colourful clothes – you could wear: a bow tie (you could make one out of card); a purple jacket or waistcoat; green trousers; and a cane.

What to do:

1.  Trace around the hat template onto the card and cut it out. Outline with a white or silver pen.

2.  Add glue to the ‘band’ of the hat, just above the brim, and shake on the purple glitter.

3.  Cut out a long strip of black cardboard. Wrap it around your head to get the right size for you and then staple or tape the ends together, to keep them in place (cover the staples with tape for safety). Stick the cardboard band to the back of the hat with staples or strong tape.

4.  Put on your Wonka hat and your brightest, most colourful trousers and shirt, and add a bow tie. And ta-da – you're done!

For templates and how-to guides for Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Augustus Gloop and Mike Teavee, download the full pack below!

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Colour Edition)

  • Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in glorious full colour.
    Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world.
    And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee - a boy who only watches television.
    Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka's chocolate factory. But what mysterious secrets will they discover?
    Our tour is about to begin. Please don't wander off. Mr Wonka wouldn't like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . .

    Listen to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios!

    Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

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  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (colour edition)

  • Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator in glorious full colour for the very first time!

    WHOOSH! Inside the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his family are cruising a thousand feet above the chocolate factory.
    They can see the whole world below them, but they're not alone. The American Space Hotel has just launched. Lurking inside are the Vernicious Knids - the most brutal, vindictive murderous beasts in the universe.
    So grab your gizzard! Hold your hats! Only Charlie and Willy Wonka can stop the Knids from destroying everything!

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