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Miss Trunchbull from Matilda

If you were a ’90s kid, Miss Trunchbull from Matilda was the stuff of nightmares. Played by Pam Ferris, she was the epitome of a horrible principal. Whether it was locking kids in the Chokey or tossing them out a window to land (safely, thankfully) in a rare patch of flowers near her school, she terrorized students and staff alike.

I wouldn’t recommend emulating her attitude but you can certainly get her severe style with a few key pieces. The most important pieces are a long green overcoat and a wig with a slicked-back bun. The overcoat pictured above is longer than Miss Trunchbull’s but this will allow you hem it (or tape it up) to the right length for you. If you want to cosplay her her school uniform you can wear a skirt and shirt under the overcoat, though they won’t e seen. Of course you’ll need the wig with its slicked back bun as well. Add in some tall Army green socks and leather shoes as well as a leather belt to complete the look.

For the clothes she wears at home you’ll need a grey pullover sweater, green sweat pants, white athletic socks, and sneakers. Using letter Transfer sheets add the words “1972 Olympics” to the front of the sweater.  Tuck a white towel in around the back of your neck with the bulk of it showing above the collar. Take the leather belt from her school outfit (or a weight lifting leather belt if you have one) and tighten it around your waste. Then add in green sweats, bunched athletic socks, and simple sneakers.

And, of course, Miss Trunchbull isn’t Miss Trunchbull without her coveted box of chocolates. You can make your own by taking the chocolates (still in their paper cups) out of a standard box of chocolates and putting them into an enamel hinge-top box. It’s a bit bulky for an accessory but every Matilda fan will know immediately why Miss Trunchbull would keep the box close!

Matilda

Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is a precocious child, though her parents ignore and mistreat her. When Matilda discovers that in addition to her genius-level intelligence she has telekinetic powers, she decides to use them to teach her parents and the tyrannical headmistress of her school a lesson they won’t soon forget.

Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka is the secondary character in the children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written by Roald Dahl. Although in the 1971 movie adaptation, he is more of the main character as per the title change, where Gene Wilder plays a coy, yet explosive Willy Wonka. He is the eccentric candy-maker behind the Wonka brand. He hides five golden tickets in his Wonka bars and its finders earn a visit to his secret factory. By doing this, he hopes to find a sweet child to become an heir to the factory, of whom to share his creative candy making secrets. And that child is Charlie Bucket.

Willy Wonka’s personality was dark compared to his style. The dry-humored genius’ wardrobe is as colorful as his chocolate factory and you don’t need a golden ticket to get it. An over-sized purple blazer and brown top hat make it easy for people to guess who your style icon is. We suggest you leave the candy at home, unless you want people to think you’re creepy.

Oompa-Loompa

Oompa-Loompas are originally from Loompaland where they are preyed upon by Whangdoodles, Hornswogglers, and Snozzwangers. Willy Wonka offers the Oompa-Loompas jobs at his chocolate factory in exchange for cocoa beans. They are especially good at improvising songs that emphasize the bad habits of each child as they succumb to their vices.

Violet Beauregarde

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, one of Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket winners is Violet Beauregarde (AnnaSophia Robb), a boastful and highly competitive girl from Atlanta. She dresses in a blue tracksuit, blue sneakers, and before long, blue skin due to her gum chewing addiction.