Minion Costume

Minion Costume

minion costume

Two years ago I searched high and low for a cute minion costume but ended up coming away empty handed :( I’m not sure who comes up with costume designs, but the minion costumes I found were… well…


I got to work and was able to whip up a super easy, inexpensive (and WARM) minion costume for Ryan. It was a huge hit! Plus, we were left with a really cool hat we could wear afterwards!

The Minion Hat

  • start with a yellow fleece beanie hat (I could only find white so I had to use fabric paint!)

yellow hat


  • Nylon rope for the goggle strap



  • We used grey felt to cover a ring for the goggles (which was a Tupperware container I cut)



  • A black button on brown felt for the eye

black fabric button


  • Black pipe cleaners fed through a small black button and sewn to the top for the hair

black button



The Costume

  • Blue jean overalls with the “Gru” symbol drawn with fabric marker (I couldn’t find jean overalls, so I used blue fabric dye on khaki corduroy overalls)



  • A yellow fleece zip-up sweatshirt for the body

yellow zip up


  • Black gloves for hands black gloves


minion costume


Be sure to check out the Halloween Minion Bucket, too!

minion halloween


  1. allyson October 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    how did you fix the strap to the plastic top?

    • Sara October 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      I sewed the strap on… I didn’t trust trying to glue it.

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