Ahhhhh, Halloween. Quite possibly the best holiday ever. You get to wear costumes, be as kitchy as you want, and it’s basically themed around candy. How can people not love it?
Making costumes for Louis is honestly one of my biggest joys in life. It’s so much fun. He comes to me with an idea and I get to bring it to life. How could you possibly top that?
This year, Lou decided to be Willy Wonka. This came after we watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There was this grand debate in our household as to which version of Willy Wonka was better. I’m thinking that it all comes down to the actor that first introduced you to the character. Bennett and I were 100% on team Gene Wilder, but Louis was adamant that the Johnny Depp version was “less creepy”.
I beg to differ. But still, I was excited to put this costume together for him.
From top to bottom, it was all me-made. I self-drafted a top hat with felt and added a strap to it. The jacket is an adjusted Lumberjack in a crushed velvet. The pants are the free Walk the Plank pj pants in a simple black flannel. Both the shirt and vest started as The Basic Tee - Youth and went from there.
And then of course what would this character be without the weird hair, funky glasses, and the walking cane? Those are all Amazon finds.
Another successful Halloween in the books, I’d say!
Patterns: All Patterns for Pirates, linked above
Fabric: All found at my local JoAnn Fabrics