Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

Costumes for Grown Ups

You're never too old dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl character!

Grown ups are not exempt from the fun of dressing up as a Roald Dahl character for Roald Dahl Day. If your school is hosting Roald Dahl Day celebrations and you want to join in with your pupils, we have some costume ideas just for you.

Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

A hat and cane, accompanied by a purple coat or jacket and bow tie or cravat will instantly transform you into the wonderful Mr Wonka.  Top it off with a handful golden tickets and you're all set.

Oompa-Loompa (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

Oompa-Loompa do-ba-dee-doo, if you want to impress then here's what to do! Most people remember the Oompa-Loompas best from the Gene Wilder film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  To create the look grab a green wig, orange face paint, white trousers with white braces and a brown top. Finish it off with a pair of white gloves.

The Big Friendly Giant (The BFG)

An expecially good choice if you are tall, the BFG is a great character to adopt.  You'll need a white shirt, green or brown trousers, a waistcoat, sandals and your all-important BFG ears.  Download our guide to making them by clicking the link on the right hand side of the page.

Grand High Witch (The Witches)

Be prepared to scare with your very best witch outfit.  Long black clothes and a pointy nose will do the trick. Don't forget your gloves, wig and square-toed shoes for the ultimate Roald Dahl witch look.

Miss Trunchbull (Matilda)

Another character to scare the children! Wear your hair (or wig) tied up in a bun, brown smock (or oversized shirt) with a belt and carry a riding crop or stick with you.  Lots of blusher will add the 'red with rage' effect!

Yummy Yellow

Don't forget Roald Dahl's favourite colour was yellow, so you can wear anything yellow to celebrate the Dahlicious Dress Up Day.

Marvin the Marvellous Crocodile

Dress up as Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity mascot Marvin the Marvellous Crocodile. This lovable red croc can be created by wearing red, designing a croc head-piece or going all out to make a complete costume.

Download the 2019 Roald Dahl Day Pack