Make your own minion! Cost about £30 per minion.
Material amounts given are a GUIDE - you will have to calculate the amounts based on the person's height, and dimensions of the skeleton (e.g. hula-hoop) that you choose to use. Sizes of materials are based around the circumference of the hula-hoop you use, and the height of the person wearing the costume. Remember, just turn it purple instead of yellow and there's your Thanksgiving fancy dress costume idea!!
Area of a dome = 2 * 3.141 * radius * radius (where radius = circumference / 6.282)
Area of a cylinder = height * circumference
You will need:
-Set of permanent markers
-A4 plastic FOLDER
-Tape measures: Builder and fabric
-Balls of string
-3x hula-hoops (60cm diameter, variable as required)
-3x 1m long bamboo
-1x0.2m acetate sheets
-About 1.2x5m 3mm-thick insulation foam (on a roll)
-about 2 sq m of blue fabric
-about 3 sq m of yellow fabric
-about 1 sq m of white loose-weave cotton
-about 1m of simple knicker-elastic
-about 7m of 2-3mm diameter garden wire
MrBrewdude made it!