Aug 28, 2009, 8:03 AM - JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Does anyone know of any sites/forums/threads/anything with any Johnny Depp Willy Wonka resources? I looked around here but couldn't find anything. I know Redballs (heh, I said balls.) makes a coat, but that's about it as far as clothing goes.
I'd be intrested in knowing a bit more about the coat, vest, shirt, pants, cane, hat and hair. Pretty much anything about it.
EDIT - I know ACME does a real nice Wonka "W" as well.....
Last edited by Jodo; Aug 28, 2009 at 8:06 AM.
Aug 28, 2009, 8:10 AM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
check out sithcamaro he makes a really nice wonka costume.
Aug 28, 2009, 2:53 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
i make the cane.
I was actually the first person on the internet to offer it for sale.
If your interested I offer it for a hell of a lot cheaper than anyone else to.
Aug 30, 2009, 4:14 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
PM sent to you man!
Does anyone know if Redball's coat is the best deal/most accurate coat available? I've not realy seen any other in general.
Aug 30, 2009, 6:38 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
i have the coat i actually tailored it to fit me snugger. its not bad at all.
Aug 30, 2009, 7:12 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
There's this coat. I think it's more accurate than the Redballs coat. It's from Japan. Officially licensed. I know it's more than $65.00.
I think it's around $762.00 USD.
Aug 30, 2009, 9:47 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Hmmm, I don't see a coat in the link. However that's WAAAAAAY to much for it anyway.
Does anyone know of any place that sells a good wig? Right now I'm looking at the redbulls coat for around $100, a hat for $60. I know I can find pants for cheap, and I'll proboly use a button down vest I already have. Same goes for shoes. The only other thing I would need for the costume would be the shirt, chain, gloves and brooch. Which aside from the shirt wouldn't realy run much. And D00R's cane of corse!
But I can't decide on what Halloween project I should take on!!!!
EDIT - I found the coat, I found the coat!
EDIT 2 - Oh, and what about the TV room glasses?
Last edited by Jodo; Aug 30, 2009 at 9:50 PM.
Aug 31, 2009, 4:04 AM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
We have both the red & black Redball coats & I think they are pretty well made.
I remember seeing the glasses at Hot Topic or Spencers (one of those mall stores) when the movie came out..they shouldn't be too hard to track down.
As far as a wig, I would just go to a regular local wig store to get one and if it's not exact, have a hair-stylist work it over for you. The gloves are a common medical type.
Sep 3, 2009, 5:55 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Hey, it wouldn't be possible to get a custom sized one then would it? I'm sorta concerned that if I do the costume, the coat will fit huge around my waist. I have to have a 42 or so in the chest, but I'm not that big around the waist. It wouldn't exactly look to "prop"ortion.
And I tried out a make-up app. today, I've never done ANYTHING like this, like actual, human looking make-up, so it was something new, and I know it needs work. But you have to start somewhere, right? Like right now I can totaly see I should put more under my nose and evrywhere around my eyes, or at least under them. And some dark color near my nose to make it a bit smaller looking. Anyway....I should proboly buy the glasses and hat, I think if I had glasses on I'd look better. I relise I don't exactly look like Johnny at all, so the more of my face that's hidden the better, right? Sorta reminds me of Edward Scissorhands...
Sep 3, 2009, 6:45 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Here is me wearing my Redballs coat. I had it modified slightly. Had padding put in the shoulders to give them more form and had the cuffs opened and buttons added to make it more screen-accurate. It was a size small - which fit fine, but needed a little hemming to contour more to my body.
The hat was a standard dress top hat which I made the band myself. The gloves are purple latex (bought from a kinky sex shop supplier!)
The goggles are Dr. Peepers brand bought off Ebay. The paisley shirt is just the collar and cuffs that attach under the costume - the color and pattern is accurate to the movie - another ebay purchase, though I cannot recall the seller. The cane and brooch are also ebay finds. Not sure where to get the brooch from again, but it is highly accurate and cast in metal.
My wig was (you guessed it) an EBAY find - it's called a 'pageboy' wig, pretty standard, and with the hat and goggles, looks pretty natural.
As you can see, I pulled the look off quite well (and I don't mind tooting y own horn on that one!)
This was a real fun character to go out as - a LOT of female attention at the clubs and even the guys loved it too (fortunately, not in the same manner as the ladies!)
Hope this helps and inspires!
Sep 3, 2009, 8:08 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
I have no doubt a small sized one would fit, but I just don't want it to be to tight under my arms. Yours looks excellent though, makes me excited to possibly start on mine, LOL.
Sep 3, 2009, 8:58 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Look at it this way:
If you are an accuracy nut (and I know you are - I follow your Joker stuff) then you will likely take your coat to get altered as I did.
The price is the same if you get a size medium, so get yourself a medium and that will give you enough material for altering.
I just took mine to a local drycleaning shop that does alterations. They did a great job and it didn't cost much at all.
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out for you...
Sep 4, 2009, 8:31 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Yeah, Brother Jodo lives on the Far Side of the Moon, relatively-speaking...about 500 miles past Bum F**k Egypt!
Sep 5, 2009, 8:49 AM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Thats's the truth too!
Sep 5, 2009, 10:08 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
I found a wig today at a Halloween store about an hour away for $15, it needs to be cut, which will be up to my mom, but it's realy awsome.
Sep 6, 2009, 9:48 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Sep 7, 2009, 1:50 AM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Looks like you will have to network online. Has anyone ever asked Indy Magnoli about doing some of these costume pieces? The coat, for sure, can be the Redballs one - but it needs altered, there is no question about that.
But the vest and shirt could be something right up Indy's alley (though his prices are high, they are not unheard of when it comes to custom tailored items).
This is a great costume, and gets a lot of attention, and I know you are a serious guy when it comes to this stuff, so take your time in putting this one together. If you pull it off as well as your Joker, it will pay off for you in the end.
Sep 7, 2009, 8:53 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
Thanks! Right now, I think I may put my money towards my Joker suit. After talking to my mom and a few internet friends, they've convinced me to finish a project before taking on another. I'm aiming for next Free Comic Book Day for my V2.0 Joker. (Or at least the Police Car Escape version. ) However, this will give me ample time to pick up good peices of Wonka costume. And it won't stress my budget at all either.
I've decided to wear my existing Bank Heist Joker suit this Halloween, so now I can buy at least the pants, gloves, tie, and hopefully vest for my Joker care free. Taking all my Halloween budget plus the money I'll get from my current gear which will be replaced. Then I should be able to get Magnoli's coat between Halloween and Free Comic Book Day. I'm actualy hoping my family may pitch in and get it for me for Christmas.
But either way, it allows me to have time to pick up accurate Wonka items. Instead of dropping $480 on Joker stuff, and near the same ammount on Wonka stuff all at once, I've got a year and change to do Wonka right. And practice make-up and his voice as well Having said all that, I'll proboly pick up glasses this week, and the hat next after that. Then I can at least have some decent head shots of me as Wonka.
Sep 8, 2009, 11:05 AM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
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Sep 8, 2009, 5:49 PM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
It must be, my friend! With one grandmother from County Cork, and another from Rhondda Valley in Wales, I've got the Celtic all over me!
Sep 10, 2009, 9:30 AM - Re: JD's Willy Wonka Costume ?
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