Introduction: DIY Minion Halloween Mascot Costume

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. www.JJsHalloweenOutlet.com

Step 1: Step 1 Paper Mache Body

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

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

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

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.

Step 5: Step 5 Arms

The arms are really optional. Your child wearing a yellow shirt would be easier. I'm not a great at sewing so I cut a strip a little large than my sons arm (length and width) and then I hand sewed it on. If you do this but the seam of the arm at the bottom :(  You can tell in my picture it's at the top lol

Step 6: Step 6 the Face

The eye was a good spot for my 10 year old to see out of. I used my Cricut to cut the circle but you can buy these precut. You can try by hand but it never looks even. I used white foam for the eye and then glued a sheer black fabric on the back. Make sure the white to larger then the eye hole precut on the body. This will cover any imperfections too. I also used foam for the goggle with a black fabric strap. The mouth is black foam with white foam teeth. I cut the tongue out of felt and  glued a thin sliver of black in the middle.

Step 7: Step 7 Details

The Minions usually have a logo on the front pocket of their bibs. I put my store logo on it though. The hair is slivers of black felt, hand sewn on.    My 6 year old is wearing it in the picture, but it should be just right for my 10 year old.  Good Luck!

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sharls made it!(author)2014-10-30

Love it. Love the mouth.

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ambur01 made it!(author)2013-09-20

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.

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sickdevotee63 made it!(author)2013-08-16

lol I think the base looks funny I voted for u

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zomfibame made it!(author)2013-08-04

heeeee heeeeeee.... awesome

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jleighkrupp made it!(author)2013-08-04

Thanks

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eth123 made it!(author)2013-07-31

Be my minon

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sickdevotee63 made it!(author)2013-07-31

that is really awesom I luv this

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jleighkrupp made it!(author)2013-07-31

Thanks so much!!

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poofrabbit made it!(author)2013-07-29

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!

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jleighkrupp made it!(author)2013-07-29

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!!!

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auntylulu made it!(author)2013-07-28

Thanks Mom, you're Awesome!

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jleighkrupp made it!(author)2013-07-28

Lol thanks!

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