Back in August, I discussed becoming Willy Wonka, and specifically how I used to have trouble with that but was now onto something big. Well, good news! My costume is nearly finished, with only one and a half pieces left (explanations below). Frankly, I am absurdly excited to actually wear this thing around Boston, and I have two parties and a bar crawl that I’m planning on wearing it for. So I’m already up to three events, and that’s not even counting any ability I have to convince my coworkers to go in costumes on the actual 31st. So we’ll see about that. But, enough exposition. On to the pieces! Continue reading
I am Willy Wonka. Or, at least, will be for Halloween.
For years, I have wanted to go and be Wonka for the single greatest holiday of the year, but always ran into roadblocks. The initial one was always the fact that the original Willy Wonka movie never liscensed its stuff for commercial use. This meant there are no authentic Gene Wilder Willy Wonka costumes out there. There are plenty of Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, but he’s not really Wonka so much as a Tim Burton character. And if I was going to be a Tim Burton character, it would be either Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas or it would be Jack Nicholson as “Jack Nicholson in face paint and purple clothing” from Batman ’89.