How to make a simple minion costume

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How to make a simple minion costume
Popular animated characters make for good costume ideas. (Getty Thinkstock)

In the animated film, Despicable Me, minions are yellow-bodied lemming-type characters who work tirelessly to serve their evil master, Gru. Each minion has one or two eyes, wears safety goggles as well as a jean overalls. Liven up your next costume party or Halloween outing by dressing up in this simple homemade minion costume---evil leader not included.

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Things you need

  • White Foam board
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker
  • Glasses frames
  • Hole punch
  • Foil
  • Glue gun
  • Yellow face paint
  • Sponge
  • Yellow sport trousers
  • Yellow sweatshirt
  • Jean overalls
  • Yellow rubber gloves
  • Hair gel
  • Short black wig

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  1. 1

    Draw two identical circles, about 12 by 12 cm (5 by 5 inches), on a white foam board to make the minion's eyes. Cut the pieces out.

  2. 2

    Colour the bottom of the circles black with permanent marker to make pupils. Punch holes in the black region, so that you can see through them.

  3. 3

    Glue the foam board eyes to the glasses frames and align the pieces so you can see through the holes. The eyes will overlap over the glasses.

  4. 4

    Roll strips of foil to make a safety goggle border for the eyes. Attach foil rolls to foam board with glue.

  5. 5

    Rub yellow face paint or make-up on your face. Use a sponge to spread evenly.

  6. 6

    Put on yellow sweat pants and sweat shirt. Wear baggy overalls over trousers. Comb and style hair or wig into spikes using hair gel. Put on glasses and rubber gloves.

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