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    Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) vest pattern.

    Sorry for the delayed response. For the vest, I personally used a Butterick 3721 Men's Victorian Vest/Jacket pattern. It comes in two sizes (S/M and L/XL). I used the L/XL version, and specifically used the Large measurements for my costume. Here is a link to the pattern you want...
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    The Definitive Willy Wonka Costume Thread

    Great job, PropDad! Here are some pics of mine, although I haven't finished putting the jacket's edge trim on yet... The hat was indeed the Brown Squire Shannon Phillips top hat which may be found on eBay. The cane was custom made by me. The wig was purchased on ebay and then cut/styled...
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    Gobstopper - Willy Wonka (1971)

    I wound up hiring a designer to model it in 3D, and then printed it in plastic at Shapeways. Once done, I made a rubber mold of the master, cast a whole bunch of resin copies, and hand-painted them with my daughter's fingernail polish. :) Here's the 3D model I wound up using:
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    Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) Everlasting Gobstopper.

    For my replica, I decided not to go with the "slightly deformed" version from the original film, but instead hired a 3D designer to model a gobstopper with nice clean symmetrical edges. Here is the 3D model I wound up using: All I had to do was 3D print it at Shapeways, make a rubber mold of...
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    Willy Wonka Gobstopper

    I wound up hiring someone to model the gobstopper in 3D, and then used Shapeways to 3D print it in "White Strong and Flexible" plastic. Once I received it, I made a small rubber mold of this "master", and then cast about 30 resin copies, which I then had to painstakingly hand-paint using my...
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    Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) vest pattern.

    Ah, you make me sad, PropDad. If only your awesome custom vest pattern had been uploaded to Spoonflower earlier last year! At the time I made my Wonka vest, the only pattern available was the one created by "pseudolus" http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/539623. That pattern was "okay", but it...
  7. Here is a custom vest button carved from clay.  We would eventually make a mold of it and cast the buttons in pewter.

    Here is a custom vest button carved from clay. We would eventually make a mold of it and cast the buttons in pewter.

  8. A vest button cast in pewter.  We would place the pewter sprue in a vice and then hacksaw off the excess.

    A vest button cast in pewter. We would place the pewter sprue in a vice and then hacksaw off the excess.

  9. A plethora of Wonka vest buttons cast in pewter.

    A plethora of Wonka vest buttons cast in pewter.

  10. Here I am casting the vest buttons in pewter one fine evening.

    Here I am casting the vest buttons in pewter one fine evening.

  11. A closeup of the brass band that separates the handle from the cane.

    A closeup of the brass band that separates the handle from the cane.

  12. Me posing with a fan.  I gave her my handmade Wonka chocolate bar to hold as a prop.

    Me posing with a fan. I gave her my handmade Wonka chocolate bar to hold as a prop.

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