DIY Minion Halloween Mascot Costume

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This minion cost about $6 to make. I used white poster board, hot glue, foam, felt,  and jean. I made this for my son, he also wanted to be Sonic which you can find on this site too. The Sonic took my awhile, this costume only took a couple days and I let it dry overnight before decorating it.
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Step 1: Step 1 Paper Mache Body

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I used plastic chicken wire to make a form for the paper mache head. It would be easier to just use a large balloon. I used about 5 layers and let it dry over night. I then glued and taped white poster board to form the body. I cut the arm holes and let my son try it on. I ended up paper macheing the entire thing because the post board just wasn't strong enough. Next time I will just use cardboard.

Step 2: Step 2 Body

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I used a foam noodle to add more structure to the bottom, but if you use cardboard you won't have to do this step at all.

Step 3: Step 3 Yellow Fabric cover

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I cut the hole in front for the eye. The eye and arms are so much easier to cut before you cover them with fabric. I used 1 yard of fabric between the body and the arms. I just the fabric into 4 sections and cut them at an angle to make a point at the top of each piece. Then I sewed them together all the way through and it should make somewhat of a dome shape. pulled the fabric over the body and glued at the bottom edge to secure. I then cut the fabric over the opening for the eye and glued it on the inside.

Step 4: Step 4 Jean Jumper

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I used a jean dress for the bibs. The fabric was lighter weight and didn't need much but a trim at the bottom. I also made longer straps and then glued everything down.
ambur0110 months ago
Do you happen to have a picture of how you cut the yellow fabric? I'm trying to visualize but cannot figure out how you did it.
sickdevotee6311 months ago
lol I think the base looks funny I voted for u
zomfibame11 months ago
heeeee heeeeeee.... awesome
jleighkrupp (author)  zomfibame11 months ago
eth12311 months ago
Be my minon
sickdevotee6311 months ago
that is really awesom I luv this
jleighkrupp (author)  sickdevotee6311 months ago
Thanks so much!!
poofrabbit11 months ago
This is super cute! I didn't know you could get plastic chicken wire, I've used the metal before to create large forms, but it kills hands after a while. I'm so excited to learn of a new material!! Nice work!
jleighkrupp (author)  poofrabbit11 months ago
Thanks so much!! I probably won't use the plastic chicken wire again, it didn't hold it's shape well. I will use a balloon or a beach ball next time. Good luck, I'd love to see it when you're done!!!
auntylulu12 months ago
Thanks Mom, you're Awesome!
jleighkrupp (author)  auntylulu12 months ago
Lol thanks!

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