Saturday, October 27, 2012

DIY- Oompa Loompa

It has been decided for a while that Crewe would be and Oompa Loompa for Halloween and that I would be making his costume.
As Crewe's momma I have the task of creating sweet costumes that DO NOT have absolutely anything that touches his head. He acts like he is suffocating and goes into panic if anything is on his sweet head. Ohhh he is so his momma's child. I would only wear elastic waist pants until like the 6th grade. The 6TH GRADE!!!! I was like 13. Sigh......
Last year he got to be a hamburger because it was the ONLY costume I could find that you could tell what he was without a headpiece.
Sweet boy has gotten big in a year! Tonight I actually had to battle his calic to get his hair to mohawk and last year his hair just did whatever I wanted.
There is a huge place in my hear for pinterest; however, I hate when I pin a DIY and it just gives me a pic and no deets of where they got the items.... the cost etc... so I will do all of that jazz at the end.
 Here is our 1st round of trick or treating. We will be going out again on Halloween night

This is my, momma wanted to look cute without having to wash her greasy hair, look. It works!

We weren't real wild about the train
Okay so onto how I created this little oompa cutie.
1) The sweat pants I actually found in the Halloween aisle at Walmart and they were a size 5. WAY to big for Crewe, which ended up being perfect because I was able to hike them up and roll the legs under. As you can see in his back picture, I just overlapped the waist and hand stitched the overlap. I also stitched the buttons on the front.
2)To stick on the white felt I just used double sided fabric tape on the brown turtleneck collar as well as the sleeves.
3) The white "suspenders" are 18-36 month old little girl cotton leggings that I cut in half on the crotch line. I stitched each leg on, exactly like suspenders would look, and them crossed them over his head after I put the "overalls".
4) I also used double sided fabric tape for the brown felt on the leggings he wore (I did get approval from Daddy to put him in leggings JUST for his costume).
Tip: If your kid likes to pick at stuff like mine... use the double sided fabric tape to hold the tape on and then hand stitch the top and bottom of each strip. Little man picked of EVERY single stripe off on our way to trick or treat.

I actually told him he should be ashamed of himself for picking all the stripes off and he looked at me like, "No mom, you should be ashamed of yourself for not securing these better as you know I LOVE picking at EVERYTHING."

Touche sweet boy touche!


  1. SO, so, SO cute! My work has a huge Halloween competition and this year my department is doing Willy Wonka. We have to dress as oompa loompas... as an adult, I find this rather embarrasing. But seeing that I need to figure out what the heck to wear, this gives me motivation. Thanks, girl!

  2. it's perfect! He's adorable…and you can totally pull off the hat!

  3. Oh my goodness me, he might just be the cutest little oompa loompa I've seen in awhile! Great job on the costume!

  4. I love it! You did SUCH a good job! It helps to have an adorable little boy too!

  5. He is so cute! Love the costume :) Happy Halloween!

  6. Oh no you didn't! That is too cute! Happy Halloween :)

  7. Ok, I'm in love! That is the cutest Oompa Loompa costume ever! If we have a little boy someday I hope I remember this. (Stopping by from Kelly's by the way)

  8. Mom of the Year!! Geez, Alexis, you put all of us buy-off-the-rack-at-Target-moms to shame. :)

    And Crewe looks so precious with a lime green faux hawk!! Good job, lady! :)

  9. I'm with Holly! Caleb is wearing Seth's costume from last year and Seth is an off the rack from Taget!

    Crewe is absolutely adorable. You are an awesome mommy!

    And, I live in ball caps....I don't wash my hair unless I absolutely have to! It's usally in braids with a cap on top!

  10. This is such a cute costume!! And so creative. Great job. He's such a cutie.

  11. Following/commeting from the Mommy brain mixer! I hope you'll come and do the same :)

  12. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG Your little man is SO CUTE!!!! And you are very creative making the costume yourself! How old is he? I have a 2.5 year old and he won't let me put anything on his head either....

    (I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would hop on over to my blog and follow me back!

  13. LOVE your Oompa Loompa! DIY costumes are the so fun!

  14. I love the green hair. Was it hard to get out afterwards???

  15. Oh my goodness, cutest costume ever! How adorable! Love it!

  16. So cute!!! I REALLY appreciate you sharing details of how you made his costume- I decided to dress my 21 month old up as an Oompa Loompa but had no idea where to even begin. You're so creatiev! A few questions: What did you use to color his hair green?? Was it hard to wash out afterward??

  17. This is too cute! I've had plans since last Halloween to make my little man an Oompa Loompa and I'm so excited! Your directions and materials list was so helpful! One question though..I'm having trouble figuring out what kind of shoes? Any suggestions? You did am amazing job...and your little boy I'd cute beyond words!