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This Halloween, consider a fun and affordable group costume idea and create DIY Despicable Me Halloween Costumes for your family! With the help of basic clothing pieces and limited crafting you can turn your family into Gru and three Minions from the Despicable Me series! Download the free printables offered on this blog to create the Minons goggles on a knit hat.
I like to think that we’ve done a good job thus far keeping my daughters MOSTLY screen free. Brielle gets to watch a 30 minute show while I’m putting Hailey down for a nap before she too takes a nap, and she again can watch 30-45 minutes of a movie before bed. At least once a week that movie choice is Despicable Me. It was a no brainer to choose the characters from the movie for this year’s Halloween costumes!
DIY Minion Goggle Hat Supplies:
- Yellow Knit Hat
- Black, White and Gray felt
- Free template for Minions Goggles (includes both 1 eyed and 2 eyed designs!)
- Straight Pins
- Water Erase Marker
- Scissors (these are my favorite for cutting felt!)
- Needle and thread
- Pipe cleaners
To create the Minion goggle hat, decide if you want to go with the 1 eyed or 2 eyed minion design and print out the template sheet.
Cut out the shapes and trace them onto the different colors of felt noted on the template.
Put on the hat to see how much you need to fold it over for a perfect fit. Derek and the girls are all wearing the same hat, it’s just folded down a little more for Hailey than Derek. Lay the pieces onto the fold of the hat and use pins to secure in place. You could also use fabric glue if you wanted to go the no sew method but as I remembered from the girls’ tiger costumes a previous year, hot glue doesn’t allow for much stretching if needed!
Hand sew the pieces onto the fold of the hat.
Apply velcro to the ends of the black straps.
To create the hairstyles, insert pipe cleaners into the top of the hat and fold the ends in on the inside of the hat. Hot glue a piece of felt over the pipe cleaner ends so they don’t poke anyone in the head.
Derek’s hat included the hairstyle sticking on end while the girls had the fold over kinds as I didn’t want them to get pokes by the protruding pipe cleaners.
To wear, first put on the hat then fasten the back straps with the velcro. Again this allowed for the stretch and comfort vs the tightness you might feel with sewing.
My Gru costume came together pretty easily as it only took three pieces: black long sleeve shirt, black pants, and a grey and black scarf.
I’m honing my inner Chandler here, but could these Despicable Me costumes BE any more comfortable and easy?
In case you’re looking for more DIY costume ideas for kids, check out what these girls were in previous years! Look at the “Related posts” listings below.