Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How to make a Despicable Me Minion Costume

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Popular costumes for Halloween or school character day include those pesky creatures from the hit movie,Despicable Me, the Minions. Minions are impulsive creatures with little self-control, but with a wide-eyed wonder and odd innocence that endears them to viewers and makes them irresistible.

Create your own homemade minion costume and save a little cash. Check your own closet for materials or shop your local thrift store for even more savings!
Supplies needed:

Bib overalls
yellow hoodie sweatshirt
thick black pipe cleaners
jar lids for glasses
white foam paper
black foam paper
hot glue stick
black stretchy gloves

To create the minion hair, try to push the pipe cleaners through the seam of the hood, if not, cut a tiny hole in the hoodie and push several pieces of thick black pipe cleaners through it. Hot glue the ends of the pipe cleaners to the inside of the hood to keep them “hair” standing on end and in place.

Minion goggles are available here
. For those crafty folks, the glasses can be made at home. To begin, find two silver colored jar lids (pickle jars work well). Using the outside of the lid, trace a circle on the white foam. Then, cut just inside the circle to make sure this piece fits inside of the jar lid. Hot glue the white foam circle to the inside of the jar lid. Create the black inner circle of the eye by tracing and cutting out a smaller circle (ketchup bottle lid). Hot glue the black circle on to the center of the jar lid. Measure the head with elastic to make sure it fits, then cut to size and attached to jar lid.

Dress in the yellow hoodie, bib overalls, stretch gloves and slip on the minion glasses.

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