Nothing was a bigger box office hit this winter than Despicable Me and its gang of misfit minions. Want to keep in touch with this motley crew past the big screen? This Christmas you can assemble the minions and be the life of the party for just $20 dollars!
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)
Black and silver markers
You can create your own minion costumes 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!