Coolest Homemade Gru’s Minion Costume

This is my son, Erik, as one of Gru’s Minions. We always make our own costumes, but when he said he wanted to be a Minion, I was stumped. I often go to the local thrift store for inspiration when creating costumes — this year was no exception. I was stumped, however. Then, one day while browsing the racks, I came upon a collapsible laundry hamper. “Aha!” I thought, “The body!”

So began the construction on the homemade Gru’s Minion costume, which includes the frame of an external frame backpack, a bamboo hat (the top), pipe cleaners, a modified pair of Gap overalls, a watch glass (scientific experiments), and a lot of hard work. I try to make each costume special by adding some unexpected feature.

This costume includes a blinking eye that he can close by pulling a cord. He was extremely proud of this costume and got a standing ovation from his classmates when he wore it to school for the Halloween parade. Thank you for considering our Halloween costume submission!


Eye Open

Eye Closed

Backpack Inside the Costume

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3 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Gru’s Minion Costume”

  1. This is what my son is wanting to be for Halloween! This is amazing!! I am not this crafty….this is just awesome. Interested in selling it?


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