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How to make the cutest DIY Minion costume

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.

DIY Minion costume tutorial

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
  • tape
  • 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

DIY Minion construction hat

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!

Assemble zee Minions

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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'How to make the cutest DIY Minion costume' have 36 comments

  1. May 22, 2014 @ 10:21 am Abi

    Love this!

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  2. May 23, 2014 @ 10:36 pm auntie Biz

    Priceless! They look totally amazing, excellent costumes. X

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  3. May 26, 2014 @ 9:51 am Bonny Bonafilla

    Really cool idea! My little man is itching to have a go at this. All the best, Bonny

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    • May 26, 2014 @ 9:36 pm Hodge Podge

      Yay, I’m so pleased to hear that Bonny! 🙂

      Reply

  4. May 26, 2014 @ 9:20 pm Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    Arrrr they look so cute! Fab idea x

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  5. May 27, 2014 @ 1:40 am Sarah Bailey

    This is just too cute! Love it x

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  6. May 27, 2014 @ 10:50 pm Pinkoddy

    They look so adorable. I am featuring this on the Kids Coop thanks for linking up

    Reply

    • May 28, 2014 @ 10:36 pm Hodge Podge

      Amazing news, thank you! 😀

      Reply

      • June 12, 2014 @ 12:37 pm Pinkoddy

        Sorry have got a bit behind but am doing this, sorry for the delay

        Reply

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  8. June 13, 2014 @ 6:44 pm Minion Costume Lover

    Really cute! You make it seem simple and the costume is instantly recognisable! Perfect! You have two great models to make the costumes look even cuter.

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  13. September 21, 2014 @ 7:33 pm Caryn

    So adorable…reminds me of my two..they are big now..I have a 12 yr old though. Is he nicknamed pickles..because my middle son is Nicholas but we call him pickles

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    • September 21, 2014 @ 8:25 pm Hodge Podge

      Aww, that’s sweet Caryn 🙂
      We have a Pickle and a Chops (both nicknames) – Pickle because he was an absolute pickle of a baby and chops because he had chubby chops as a baby and then became a cheeky chops! 😉

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  14. September 30, 2014 @ 6:50 am Tarana

    This is so very cute!

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