Updated on September 14, 2015 to include this photo of the girls IN the costumes! These DIY purple Minion costumes from Despicable Me 2 were just so cute.
Over lunch in the cafeteria and chattering on the playground it was decided. Zoe and her BFF classmate decided that they wanted to be matching evil purple minions for Halloween, you know the crazy ones from Despicable Me 2. We created their costumes from scratch and couldn’t be more excited about the way they turned out.
Here is how we made the pieces starting with the purple hair. We cut yarn in bundles 28 inches long then gathered them in the middle (about 1″ thick each). Then we sewed the bundles down the center of two purple hoodies.
The overalls were easy peasy. We took some cotton ones that we already had and dyed them black with Tulip Fabric Dye.
The Minion Medalions are my favorite. We cut black circles 4 inches in diameter out of felt then used GLITTERY 3D paint (Tulip Animal Glitter) to create the emblem. To adhere it to the overalls when it was COMPLETELY dry (24 hours later), we used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Adhesive Sheets.
The goggles were so fun to make. We glued two mason jar lids together then cut cardboard out to make circles a little bigger than the jar lids and glued them to the lids. We painted them silver then added an elastic band to keep them on.
Ryp tried them on for size and decided they were a-ok.
The final touches are the purple leggings and the purple gloves and of course, the purple serum used to turn good minions evil!
I can’t wait until they get into these duds and celebrate the most precious part of all seasons, FRIENDSHIP. Being creative makes us happy.