Full tutorial for a DIY Minion costume (complete with hard hats, Gru logo, goggles and crazy hair) – great for a fancy dress party or Halloween outfit.
Here is my easy DIY Minion costume tutorial. We were invited to a fancy dress party a couple of weeks ago and the boys knew they wanted to dress up as Minions (they are BIG fans of Despicable Me)!
I love these goggles from Playing with Scissors (found on Pinterest), but I wanted to use hard hats, rather than a beanie (because it’s Summer here and a beanie might be too hot). I also wanted the goggles to be on the hat, not on their faces, as I thought that might irritate them.
To make a DIY Minion costume, you will need:
- 2x mason jar lids (I couldn’t find these in time for the party, so my Dad cut some discs from a plastic pipe to use instead)
- a yellow plastic toy hard hat
- black elastic
- scissors/a craft knife
- a printer
- white card
- black pipe cleaners
- a glue gun
- white stickers / paper and double-sided tape
- a yellow Tshirt
- blue dungarees/jeans and braces
COST: a few quid
AGE: toddlers and young kids
TIME: 20-30 minutes
How to make a DIY Minion costume:
- Download the Gru logo and print it out onto your stickers (or onto paper, then use double-sided tape). Stick this onto the front of your hard hat
- Choose which hairstyle your Minion will have (there are 3 to choose from) and glue pipe-cleaners onto the hard hat in the style of your choice
- Print some goggle eyes out onto card and cut them out, keeping them attached in the middle
- Remove the inserts and tape your Mason jar lids together. Tape these to the printed google eyes
- Tie some elastic to one side of your goggles (making a small hole in the card if needed)
- Pass the elastic around the hat and wind it through the plastic support inside, back around to the front and secure to the other side of your goggles
- Position the goggles at a jaunty angle (the Minions are a bit slap-dash after all!) and secure with some double-sided tape or glue
- Dress your kid up in a yellow Tshirt and blue dungarees (or in Pickle’s case, blue trousers and braces, as his dungarees are too small now)
- Add the hard hat
- Now you have the cutest DIY Minion ever – ready to party!
P.S. Chops has my geek glasses here (I went as a Minion too!) – he doesn’t need them, but they were so huge on his little face, I wanted to include the photo as it makes me grin every time I look at it!
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