Minion Costume

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Minion Costume

Bello! Aca tis a agei Halloween da! Loosely translated and inspired from Minion that means, “Hello! Here is a fun DIY Halloween costume.” And here, you'll find even more Halloween costumes.

Show off your costumes, whether they're despicable or not! #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:adult & kid helping
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    To Make the Shirt:
    Step A: Measure the shirt about 1-1/2"” under the arm down to the bottom, and then cut that distance into any side of the Royal Blue felt piece.
    Step B: Along the edge perpendicular to where you just cut, find the center and mark 6”" in both directions. From each 6”" mark, cut straight down about 4”", and then cut the remaining sides from there, leaving a large flap which will be the top of the minion’s overalls.
    Step C: Lay the felt on top of the shirt and wrap it around to the back. Use the fabric glue to connect the two edges, and trim if necessary. Use the fabric glue to attach the bottom edges of the overalls to the shirt.
    Step D: Cut 2"” wide strips of Royal Blue felt for the overalls straps, rounding one end. They should fit from front to back on both sides, overlapping on each end. Attach them to the felt first with fabric glue, keeping the rounded end in front, and then to the shirt, at the shoulders, using fabric glue.
    Step E: Download and print the template, and use it to cut out the “G” symbol. Attach the symbol to the front of the overalls with the fabric glue and glue a button to the front of each strap with the Quick Grip.
  • 2
    To Make the Head Piece:
    Step A: Carefully cut the brim off the painter’s cap. Use two strands of the floss and the sewing needle to sew the edges of the painter’s cap back together without the brim.
    Step B: Poke a hole into the top of the cap at the center. Cut five 6"” pieces of the Black chenille stems, and place one end of all five stems into the hole in the top of the cap.
    Step C: Under the cap, bend the ends so they lay flat and place a piece of Sunburst Yellow Duck Tape over them.
  • 3
    To Make the Goggles:
    Step A: Cut a 1"” wide ring from the end of each cup. Cover them with Silver Coin Duck Tape and tape them together.
    Step B: Cut pieces of the Black ribbon and attach one end of each piece to the sides of the goggles. Cut a 4"” piece of elastic. Measure around child’s head and pin the elastic to the ribbon on each end so it fits comfortably. Glue the elastic to the ribbon with Quick Grip and trim the ribbon.
    Step C: Cut a circle from the Yellow foam the same size as one of the goggle's’ openings. Cut the circle in half, and then cut a half moon shape from each half for the eyelids. Attach the eyelids in side of the goggles with Silver Coin Duck Tape.
    Step D: Paint 10 of the birch buttons with the Silver metallic paint. When dry, glue 5 around each side of the goggles using Quick Grip and let it set.

Project Details

  • Level:adult & kid helping
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • •Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt Yellow to Fit, Nicole™ Crafts Painter’s Cap Cotton Neon 6 Assorted (we used the Yellow one), CPE The New Image Group 36”" x 36"” Felt Craft Pack in Royal Blue & 9”" x 12"” Felt Sheet in Black
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ 9”" x 12"” Sheet Yellow & Nicole™ Crafts 3 mm Chenille Stems Black, Morex 1-1/2" x 4 yd Grosgrain Ribbon Black, DMC #117 Six Strand Embroidery Floss 307 Lemon, Duck Tape 1.88”" x 20 yd Roll in Silver Coin & Sunburst Yellow, Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons Assorted Sizes Rainbow, Dritz Size 17 Dressmaker Pins, Lara's Crafts New Image Company 1/4" Birch Buttons, DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Acrylic Paint Shimmering Silver, Two 12 oz. Cardboard Coffee Cups & Stretchrite 1”" Wide Elastic
  • •Small Paintbrush, Sewing Needle, Sewing Scissors/Regular Scissors, Beacon Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive & FABRIC-TAC Permanent Adhesive
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