Channel Your Inner Minion This Halloween

Nothing was a bigger box office hit this summer than Despicable Me and its gang of misfit minions. Want to keep in touch with this motley crew past the big screen? This Halloween you can assemble the minions and be the life of the party for just $20 dollars!

Despicable me minion coustume |

What you’ll need:

  • Yellow T-shirt ($3)
  • Denim shorts or pants
  • Black suspenders ($6)
  • Black gloves ($5)
  • Black headband ($3)
  • Plastic foam cups ($1)
  • Pins ($2)
  • Black and silver markers
  • Scissors

Despicable me minion costume supplies




You can create your own Gru minion logo by simply searching images on Google. Once you have the logo sized to perfection, you can print it on your iron-on transfer paper. When ironing on your logo, make sure to have the iron set on the highest cotton setting, and hold it on the paper for two to three minutes.



Despicable me minion costume Step 2: Goggles cut cup

Start with your black headband, plastic foam cups, pins, and silver and black markers. Cut the cups about 1 inch to 1-1/2 inches from the bottom all the way around the cup.

Despicable me minion costume: Step 2 Goggles paint cup

Next, color both the outside and the inside of the cup silver to resemble the metal of the minion's goggles. Be sure to leave what used to be the inside bottom of the cup white for the minion's eyes.

Despicable me minion costume: Step 2: minion eye

Then, take a black marker and draw a black circle in the center of the white surface to resemble the pupil of the minion's eye. Take your pin and put it through both the center of the black circle you just created and through a part of the black headband.

Despicable me minion costume: Step 2 goggles pin to head band

Fasten the pin from behind. Some minions have two eyes, others only have one. The choice is yours!



Your safest bet to best resemble a mischievous minion is to find a pair of old-fashioned overalls. However, we know how rare it is that you held onto those bad boys circa your '90s days. To give the illusion of an overall-type outfit, we recommend pairing your favorite set of denim shorts or skinny jeans with black suspenders, which can be found at Party City, Hot Topic, Target or Sears.



Throw your gloves on, which can also found at Party City or Target, to complete your minion look. Pair the outfit with some high-top, combat-style boots if you have them, or a classic pair of sneakers!

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Comments on "How to make a Despicable Me minion costume"

Maria October 29, 2013 | 10:30 PM

The pins used in this tutorial are called Paper Fasteners or Head Fasteners and can be found in Walmart, Target or Office Depot. :)

Jessica October 29, 2013 | 7:37 PM

Are there other kinds of pins i can use? Also can i hot glue gun the eyes to the head band?

stacey October 28, 2013 | 7:51 PM

I just did this for my daughter, it's adorable and wasn't tricky at all. Thanks!

Tamara October 28, 2013 | 9:51 AM

Inexpensive t-shirts are usually available at craft stores like Joann, Michael's and the like.

Alicia October 27, 2013 | 5:52 AM

where did you find that yellow shirt?

Kristina October 25, 2013 | 10:02 AM

The suspenders were found at Party City! -Kristina, intern

Dani October 24, 2013 | 6:17 AM

Where did you buy the suspenders?

Kristina October 22, 2013 | 6:34 PM

The pins used in this tutorial were found at Walmart in the home office section! -Kristina, intern

kristina October 21, 2013 | 7:50 PM

where did you find those pins? at michaels?

F October 16, 2013 | 1:33 PM

What type of pin is this and where can I find it??

Karen October 06, 2013 | 6:45 PM

I just googled "gru logo" and found it right away. Hope this helps!

Julia October 06, 2013 | 2:58 PM

Just Google "Gru symbol" and a select images. A ton come up. Good luck!

Alyssa October 06, 2013 | 7:36 AM

Where did you find your Gru symbol? I googled it and get other minion photos not the G sign itself.

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