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

  • 'The ultimate children's story' - David Walliams

    Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Gold Ticket from Mr Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you!

    One miraculous moment changes Charlie Bucket's life forever.

    A boy who only gets to eat cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner finds a Golden Ticket that will take him into Willy Wonka's magical chocolate factory.

    Joining him on the tour are four horrible blighters:

    Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop, Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat, Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer and Mike Teavee - a TV addict.

    With a chocolate river, crafty squirrels and mysterious Oompa Loompas, Mr Wonka's chocolate factory is the strangest, most magnificent place Charlie has ever seen.

    What other surprises are in store for the lucky ticket winners?

    Now you can 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!

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