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How to make a Despicable Me minion costume

Channel your inner minion this Halloween

Minions, minions, minions. They just won't go away, and we wouldn't them to anyway. This Halloween you can show your love for the little yellow guys and assemble a minions costume for just $20!

More: 12 Minions crafts for kids who love Despicable Me

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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