Saturday, June 2, 2012

Oompa Loompas?


1. A native of Loompaland, usually tending towards attributes of small size, an orange commplexion, and green hair; the first recorded information of them comes to us from Roahld Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I love my job as a make-up artist.  I get to meet exciting new people and play with make-up. What's not to love? One day I might find myself working with younger people, the next day older people; one day I am on a photo shoot with professional agency models, the next day I am helping someone who is hoping to become a professional model. Being a make-up artist means it's never the same thing twice!

Me and the Oompa Loompa guys...  Photos by the fabulous Priscilla Iezzi, currently with Orange Coast Magazine.

To get the make up just right, I referred to my make-up morgue first. No Ooompas there. So, I studied images from the original Willy Wonka's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie with Gene Wilder, then compared them to the latest version of Willa Wonka's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp. Attempting to create the perfect shade of orange,  I worked to customize a blend of creme foundations from Ben Nye and the professional pan sticks from my own line Tina G Cosmetics. While researching for this photo shoot,  I found some fun stuff. Turns out there is actually a Willy Wonka fan club.Who knew?

Willy Wonka trivia: Did you know that the Oompa Loompas in the Johnny Depp version of Willy Wonka's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory were all played by the same actor? It's true! The actor playing all the oompas with Johnny Depp is Deep Roy (Gordeep). (He played all 165of them.)
Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka

Urban Dictionary Definition:
Video of Original Willy Wonka Oompa Loompas singing:
Willy Wonka Fan Club link (no I wasn't joking):

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