How to Dress Up as an Oompa Loompa

Oompa Loompa Costume Ideas

Who can forget the oompa loompas?

They’re Willy Wonka’s legendary factory workers from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and make a really quick and easy dress up idea for World Book Day or Dahlicious Dress Up Day.

It doesn’t take long to put this costume together and we’ve taken all our inspiration from our very own oompa loompa costumes (so if you want to cheat and buy a costume, we won’t tell!) Take a look at our top tips for dressing like an oompa loompa and if you try our ideas out yourself, make sure to send us some photos!

Easy oompa loompa costume ideas

White dungarees

Start your oompa loompa costume with a white pair of dungarees. Most people probably won’t own any so if you’re making your costume yourself, try a pair of white jeans with strips of white material for makeshift braces.

If you’re pushed for time and you’re planning on buying a costume, this girl’s oompa loompa costume will do perfectly!

Brown top

Next you’ll need a brown t-shirt. Long-sleeved is best but short-sleeved works fine too. If you’re making your costume yourself, you’ll probably have something suitable lying around at the back of your wardrobe.

Oompa Loompa Wig

Green wig

Next it’s time to get the right hair! Oompa loompas are famous for their curly green locks so a wig like this one is key.

Orange face paint

Orange face paint like this will also help give you that glowing oompa loompa look. We’d recommend applying it with a make up sponge for an even spread of face paint.

And for extra attention to detail, you could even paint your eyebrows white with a lighter face paint. Then your oompa loompa fancy dress is ready to go!

More Charlie and the Chocolate Factory costume ideas

Oompa loompas aren’t the only fantastic Roald Dahl Day dress up ideas to come out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

How about dressing up as the fabulous Willy Wonka or his protégé Charlie Bucket? You’ll find these two brilliant costumes in our full range of Road Dahl fancy dress  or get inspiration from our Easy Roald Dahl Fancy Dress blog!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Costumes