Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

Yes, we LOVE Despicable Me at our house….and after seeing the 2nd movie, my youngest ran around with some homemade goggles her sister made for her yelling “Bee-do, bee-do, bee-do!”

all.day.long.

Therefore, it was a no-brainer and unanimously decided by all that she would be a minion for Halloween this year.

I just finished this last night and I’m so excited to show how easy it was. You need:

Overalls ~ found these at Osh Kosh or look around at thrift stores or borrow some

Yellow hoodie ~ scored it second hand

Black/White felt

Black pipe cleaners

Toilet paper tubes

Black headband material ~ found it at Joanns

Silver paint

Black gloves ~ my kiddo didn’t want to wear hers in these pics :)

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

I started by making the goggles. These were easy peasy and fun! My oldest, Maddie made some using toilet paper tubes for Kira when we went to see DM2 and that was my inspiration for these ones. Plus, you’re recycling too!!

Use your Xacto knife to cut 2 circles from a tube. I used another tube to draw the line so it would be straight. These were a little over 1 inch tall. Then, paint them with silver paint…..don’t forget the insides!

After they dry…..carefully staple them together. Next, measure around you kiddo’s head with the hoodie on and add 1 inch so you can fold a bit over when you staple the sides to look neater. Make sure it’s very lose, so it doesn’t push against their face to hard while they trick-or-treat.

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

Ta-da!! Cutie patootie goggles for your kiddo. You can even make some just for them to play with.

Disclaimer: Our sweet girl is really tiny for her age as is her teeny head….so while these fit her perfectly, they may be small on your little one. In that case….you can let your kiddos wear them on their forehead instead.

Now for the costume.

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

I cut 3 pipe cleaners down till they looked good and then bent them and stitched them to the top of the hood like this:

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

It probably took 8-10 stitches to feel secure. Sorry for the mess, but I was in a hurry. I can go back after Halloween and take the stitches out, so she can use this cute hoodie for the cold weather.

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

I cut 2 circles from the felt and freehand cut the “G” for the front. I liked how One Creative Housewife put the white behind the black. And if you need a pattern, you can get one over at Goodstuff right here.

I used hot glue to attach them together and a safety pin to attach it to the overalls (so she can use them later)

Add the gloves and boots and…..

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

All Done!! She was sooooooo happy and she looks so cute!! It’s also an easy costume to put on and take off for potty trips and parties.

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

Despicably Cute and Easy Minion Costume by NotSoIdleHands.com

She was hamming it up, making “minion” faces too….LOL

Stay tuned for more costumes.

Have fun!

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