It’s easy to make your own DIY Minion costume with just a few simple clothing options and accessories!
Who is everyone’s favorite little yellow creature? Why, MINIONS of course!! MINIONS was a huge hit in the theaters and you could be a huge hit with a DIY Minion costume for Halloween!
You can buy Minions costumes in the store or online, but frankly some of them can look pretty cheesy, especially if you don’t spend a small fortune on it!
A DIY option looks awesome because you can customize it to fit you and make it unique. You won’t find anyone else at your Halloween party or minion cosplay event with exactly the same costume.
To top it off, DIY costumes always win over store-bought options because they show that you made an effort and they look more premium even if you spent less money to create it!
You may have lots of the parts of this costume already, but for any you don’t you can find them on Amazon. With Prime shipping you can get it all last minute too. Here’s what you need to make a Minions costume.
DIY Minions Costume for Grown-Ups
The number one thing you need to make your own Minions costume is a pair of denim overalls. If you’re not able to get them in denim, any blue overalls will work
Next up you have to get that yellow in there for SURE, so get a long-sleeved yellow shirt. It can be a t-shirt or sweatshirt. You could go with a button down, but the smooth knit material (and no collar) of a t-shirt or sweatshirt works better.
The main accessory you must have is silver goggles. It’s easiest to buy a pair, but you can also make your own by forming two circles out of aluminium foil and then attach them with thick black elastic.
If you plan to buy I’m finding many places sold out, but these are available as of 10/8: Fun.com Chrome Goggles and Minion Goggles Accessory. These silver steampunk goggles should also work. These are also available from Amazon here, but currently out of stock – just check because they might be available again!
To finish the look, wear some black boots and black gloves.
That’s it! If you want to add some extras, you could go for a yellow skull hat (especially if it’s a cold evening for Halloween). To make minion hair on your hat, just stitch on or glue on a few short pieces of black yarn or strips of black felt.
If your significant other wants to accompany you as Gru, we found this Gru Mask that comes with a matching Gru scarf!
And if you really do want to buy a pre-made Minions costume instead of making your own, we found some of the best ones that actually look good. They’re from HalloweenCostumes.com, which also has Minion Dog Costumes and Minion Kids Costumes.