Willy Wonka Costume for saleHistorical movie memorabilia including the original Willy Wonka costume worn by Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be going up for auction this coming July. While a plethora of items from the iconic 1971 film are set to fall under the gavel the undisputed showpiece of the auction is Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka signature costume. The outfit consists of a purple velvet frock coat, camelhair and wool slacks, violet lame vest and a satin bow tie. The outfit which rightfully deserves it place on a pedestal amongst the most iconic costumes in cinematic history is currently on a tour around the USA and it is estimated that it will sell for around $120,000. Don’t fear though if the hefty $120,000 price tag for the original Willy Wonka costume is a tad too high you can always pick up a “bargain” in the other assorted Willy Wonka memorabilia pieces that are to be featured in the auction. Among the other notable pieces are: An original golden ticket, a gobstopper in the film which comes with a natarized letter from “Veruca Salt”, a Scrumdiddlyumptious bar, and last but certainly not least a selection of the original Oompa Loompa costumes which are expected to fetch between $8,000 - $12,000. The auction aims to generate upwards $1 million in revenue but if its all a little too pricey for you then don’t forget to check out our fantastic collection of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory costumes available from Escapade at a fraction of a fraction of the cost! They may not be the original outfits but we guarantee you’ll look the part in them.