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Willy Wonka from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Tim Burton’s 2005 Willy Wonka film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. This film follows the classic story by Roald Dahl about Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe as they join a group of contest winners in which they get the opportunity to tour Wonka’s factory.

Willy Wonka’s costume has some similarities to the original we know with Gene Wilder, but has its own take on the chocolatier. This costume has more of a red and black color scheme, consisting of a red velvet coat, black pants, a black vest, a black hat, pattered collared shirt underneath the vest, gloves, chain accessories, and a cane/ walking stick.

The Oompa Loompa from Wonka (2023)

The Oompa Loompa is a character in the new movie-musical Wonka, and is played by Hugh Grant. The original story is from the 1964 novel Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. This new story follows a younger Wonka before he becomes who we know today from the two film adaptations where he is played by Gene Wilder and then Johnny Depp. In this new whimsical film we follow his journey into becoming a chocolatier.

The Oompa Loompa in this film is based on the ones we know from other films. In this version we see him with his classic green hair and orange skin. He wears a purple suit and white shirt with gold buttons along with curved elf shoes with a purple pom pom on top of each.

The Editor from The Rat Catcher

The Editor is a character in the new short film by Wes Anderson: The Rat Catcher, and is played by Richard Ayoade. Wes Anderson has released a series of four short films on Netflix that are based on the stories of Roald Dahl. The Rat Catcher is about an English Village where an editor/reporter and a mechanic named Claud listen to a rat catcher as he outlines his plan to catch a rat.

The Editor wears a classic and simple outfit that includes brown tweed trousers, a deep brown belt, white button down shirt, a brown tie, and a pair of classic 50s-style glasses.

Claud from The Rat Catcher

Claud is from the new short film by Wes Anderson: The Rat Catcher, and is played by Rupert Friend. Wes Anderson has released a series of four short films on Netflix that are based on the stories of Roald Dahl. The Rat Catcher is about an English Village where a reporter/editor and a mechanic named Claud listen to a rat catcher as he outlines his plan to catch a rat.

Claud wears a pair of blue mechanic-style overalls, a white button down shirt, white tie, yellow socks, and blue Adidas sneakers. Add a name tag patch and pens to the front pocket to complete the costume.

Narrator (Peter Watson) from The Swan

The Narrator (adult Peter Watson) is from the new short film by Wes Anderson: The Swan, and is played by Rupert Friend. Wes Anderson has released a series of four short films on Netflix that are based on the stories of Roald Dahl. The Swan follows a boy named Peter Watson who encounters two bullies who kidnap him and turn the gun on a swan. The Narrator is the adult version of Peter Watson who tells the audience the story as we watch young Peter experience it.

The Narrator wears a brown tweed Norfolk jacket, a brown patterned sweater vest, white button down shirt, gray pants, and bright blue converse. He also at one point wears large white feathered wings.

The Rat Man from The Rat Catcher

The Rat Man is from the new short film by Wes Anderson: The Rat Catcher, and is played by Ralph Fiennes. Wes Anderson has released a series of four short films on Netflix that are based on the stories of Roald Dahl. The Rat Catcher is about an English Village where a reporter/editor and a mechanic named Claud listen to a rat catcher as he outlines his plan to catch a rat.

The rat man wears an all-brown costume that includes a brown corduroy jacket, a button up cream shirt, brown patchwork pants, a brown leather crossbody bag, brown rain boots, and add a small rat stuffed animal to complete the costume.

Henry Sugar from The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Henry Sugar is a character from the new short film by Wes Anderson: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and is played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Wes Anderson has released a series of four short films on Netflix that are based on the stories of Roald Dahl. This film follows Henry Sugar, a rich man who attempts to have the ability to see with his eyes closed, so that he can use the skill in gambling.

Henry Sugar wears a variety of costumes in this film, but one that stands out are his bright red pajamas with white piping detail, as seen on the cover. Another he wears is a light all cream, white, and gray costume. This costume consists of a gray blazer, cream sweater, light gray tie, and a white button down shirt.

Scarlett Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Scarlett Beauregarde is a character from the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Tim Burton, and is played by Missi Pyle. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the 2005 version of the story that follows Charlie, a young boy that wins a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Scarlett is the mother of Violet who also goes on the tour.

Scarlett’s look is always nearly identical to her daughter’s and they always match outfits. One of these is a bright pink track suit that she pairs with a pink blouse.

Willy Wonka from Wonka (2023)

Quiet up and listen down! There’s a new Willy Wonka in town, played by Timothee Chalamet in the new movie-musical Wonka. The original story is from the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. This new story follows a younger Wonka before he becomes who we know today from the two film adaptations where he is played by Gene Wilder and then Johnny Depp. In this new whimsical film we follow his journey into becoming a chocolatier.

Wonka’ s costume has elements that are reminiscent of both Roald Dahl’s original art and previous films. He still wears iconic pieces like the purple velvet coat, brown top hat, and walking stick. In this new costume we also see the designer playing with layering and unique patterns like the brown vest layered on top of a white pinstriped shirt, over that another blue and yellow vest, and then the coat. He also wears high waisted trousers and a patterned scarf tucked into the vest.

Miss Trunchbull from Matilda the Musical (2022)

Miss Trunchbull in the 2022 adaptation of Matilda The Musical is played by Emma Thompson. Matilda was originally a book by Roald Dahl, then made into a film, and then a Broadway musical. The 2022 film is based on the musical. With all of these different versions of the classic story, Miss Trunchbull has always remained a pretty scary character!

Miss Trunchbull wears a very military inspired costume, showing her authority and seriousness for her job, being a terrible principal. Her costume hilariously fits her attitude and personality so well- from the army green trench coat, to the special belt attachment to hold her mallet. This would make a wonderfully fun and recognizable costume!

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