How to Make an Adult Minion Halloween Costume in Minutes
It’s almost October, which means we have one thing (and one thing only) on the brain: Halloween. You know, that special day of the year when we have the perfect excuse to be whoever we want to be, like Katy Perry, the Grand Budapest Hotel cast or even a colorful flamingo for one night! So today we’re going to show you the cutest DIY Minion costume ever. Have no idea? Looking for a clue? Banana is the key word!
Materials + Tools for the Minions goggles:
– 2 large rolls masking tape
– super glue
– 15 inches elastic
– gray acrylic
– paint brush
1. Use the super glue to adhere the rolls of tape together.
2. Then complete the goggles by gluing the elastic in place as shown in the picture below.
3. Once the glue is completely dry, paint the frames with your gray acrylic. Let that dry as well.
Minions have big, chunky goggles, so this is the first part of the costume we’re going to make. Start by gluing your rolls of tape together in the middle. I used super glue, but you can definitely use hot glue as well. Then take your elastic and glue it to the goggles. Finally, paint the frames with a gray or silver color and you’re finished.
Materials + Tools for the Minions beanie:
– 13 x 13-inch piece of yellow stretchy fabric
– matching thread
– 40 inches black cord
– fabric scissors
– tailor’s chalk
– sewing machine
1. Fold you fabric in half.
2. Pin your fabric in place, then take your old beanie and use it as a guide to trace the outline.
3. Leave an extra inch to account for the seam, then cut.
4. Use your sewing machine to sew along the outline of the beanie, but leave the bottom part open for the head.
5. At this point, fold the bottom edge as shown below and sew.
6. Cut a little hole in the upper part of your beanie.
7. Take your cord and fold it twice, then cut four equal pieces.
8. Stick the cord pieces through the beanie hole (that’s the Minion’s hair).
9. Turn your beanie right side out and you’re done.
I wasn’t able to find a yellow beanie, so I decided to make my own. First, take your yellow fabric and fold it in half. Just in case your fabric has different sides, be sure that the wrong side is facing you. Then pin your fabric and use tailor’s chalk to trace an exaggerated outline of your old beanie, accounting for the seam. Now, slowly sew your beanie using a medium to small stitch. But remember not to sew the head hole closed.
Fold around one inch of the bottom edge, pin it and sew. Now it’s time to add the Minion’s hair. Take your beanie and cut a little hole in the top. Then fold your cord twice and cut four pieces. Stick them through, turn the beanie right side out and you’re good to go!
Complete the look with a yellow t-shirt, a denim jumpsuit (or dress) and a pair of black gloves. Ta-da! You’re ready to rule the world (or eat bananas all day long) alongside your despicable boss.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!