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Make a Purple Evil Minion Costume
DIY Purple Minion Costume from Despicable Me 2
In Despicable Me 2 we were introduced to new minions, the evil purple minions. Based on the popularity of the yellow minions, these new crazy screaming purple minions are going to be very popular Halloween costumes this year.
Who wouldn't want to dress up as an indestructible, wild, screaming, crazed purple monster for Halloween?
It is quite possible that by the time Halloween rolls around this year, with the popularity of Despicable Me and the minions, that there may be an evil minion premade costume available (see update). In the meantime, I've pulled together a Do it Yourself version ideas with what you will need so you can assemble your own evil minion costume.
Since I couldn't find a "M" logo for El Macho's evil minions, I went ahead and came up with my version of one for people to download and use to create their own evil minion costume. Enjoy!
Updates: There is now an official licensed Purple Minion costume available for kids, but adults and teens are still on their own when it comes to making the costume. They could wear an official Purple Minion t-shirt.
Evil Purple Minion from Despicable Me on Facebook
Who are the Purple Minions?
The evil minions were introduced in Despicable Me 2.
These crazy, screaming purple minions didn't start out evil, they started out as Gru's normal minion henchmen, the regular yellow mischievous minions, who had been slowly stolen during the early part of the movie.
Due to an evil plot to take over the world, by one of Gru's nemeses, the fun-loving yellow minions were transformed by the secret potion, serum (PX-41) into indestructible, wild, screaming monsters, that can destroy anything in their path just be eating it.
Fortunately Dr. Nefario discovered an antidote to the PX-41 serum and with the help of Gru's "goirls" and some pretty nasty tasting jelly, these unlikely heroes are able to convert most of the evil minions back into their lovable, bumbling selves by the end of the film.
Evil Purple Minion from Despicable Me on Facebook
WARNING - Dangerous and Unpredictable
Image from Despicable Me on Facebook
Evil One-Eye Purple Minion on Amazon
Wear the one-eyed purple minion, Stuart, the yellow minion turned evil.
This version is sized for Adults.
Can you imagine the reaction if you wear him to school?
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- The Costume Detective - DIY Costume Ideas
A website for finding the Best DIY Costumes, Crafts and Halloween Fun with information on DIY costumes and crafts previously prominently featured as part of the Best of Halloween and Make Your Own Halloween Costumes on Squidoo.
Vote on Your Favorite Type of Minion
Which type of minion do you prefer?
Official Purple Evil Minion Costume
Purple Minion Costume on Amazon
It's Finally here! The officially licensed Purple Minion costume is available as a costume for children.
This is the official licensed Despicable Me Evil Minion costume.
It is a foam tunic that is worn over shirt and pants (which are not included).
Size for children:
Small fits 44 to 48 inches tall with maximum of 28 inch hips
Medium fits 50 to 54 inches tall with maximum of 32 inch hips
Evil Purple Minion Costume on eBay
You can find Purple Minion Costumes (official and unofficial) for Kids on eBay.
Meet the Evil Minions on Video
See the evil minions on YouTube video clips.
In this test animation you can see how the evil minion reacts to a banana. Features the one-eyed evil minion.
See how the Evil Minions behave (or misbehave) in a movie theater. Features the two-eyed evil minion.
These Minions Don't Play Well with Others
Evil Minion Poster available on Amazon
How to Make an Evil Minion Costume
To make an Evil minion costume you will need to assemble together several different items listed below. Once you have the items, it's pretty straight-forward to turn yourself into a minion. You just need a bit of time to get the costume done.
Being a guy make make it easier to create the hairy, stubbly look of the evil minions. Don't shave for a few days before you need the costume.
Get your costume clothes assembled first. If you have a pair of black ski overalls these would work well. Create or draw an "M" logo for El Macho in white for the black overalls. Take a look at the close up of the Funko evil minion to see the "M."
If you want really, really long arms, you could try stretching out the arms on an existing purple top, or buy two and stitch them together to create the long silly-looking, skinny backwards facing floppy arms. Stuff the arms lightly. If they don't stay in the position that you want them to be in, put a wire (like a coat hanger) through the sleeve and bend into position, then attach the black mittens. Get the mittens in a smaller size, since these minions have small hands. To get the floppy minion arm affect you will need to keep your own arms inside of the shirt and let these fake skinny arms be your costume arms. (That also means you won't have the use of your hands or arms)
Put your clothes and shoes on before putting on the face make up. Since the evil minions are purple, you will need to cover your skin in purple face paint. Having a purple turtleneck top will cut down on the amount of face paint needed.
Paint your face including lips with purple paint. Add in any extra hair stubble effects desired. Put on your wig, put on your shoes, put in your gnarly teeth. Now practice a few growls and crazed yells.
The items that take the the most time are finding and poufing a purple wig, so you've got crazy minion hair and fixing the long arms.
I think it would be great fun to dress up as an evil minion, but I know that my daughters won't let me. Nonetheless, the evil purple minions are going to be a fun and very popular costume this Halloween, and probably for Halloweens to come.
Evil One-eyed Purple Minion from Despicable Me on Facebook
Supplies Needed for a Purple Evil Minion Costume
Starting from top to bottom here are a list of the items needed to convert yourself into an evil minion, some of the items you might even have at home.
- Crazy Purple Wig
- Purple Face Paint
- Minion Goggles
- Minion Teeth
- Purple Long-sleeved Turtle Neck Top
- Black overalls
- El Macho "M" Logo
- Black Mittens or Gloves
- Black Boots
Crazy Purple Wig
There are two basic purple wig styles that will work. One is a punk wig style, the other is a troll. Be sure to make the hair pouf out and crazy.
This punk chick wig will work well for an evil minion hair/fur.
Purple troll hair is another good option for minion hair.
This purple punk wig is already poufed out and ready to 'rock as an evil minion.
Purple Wigs on eBay
You can find purple wigs on eBay too, you may have to search around a bit for the right color and style. The punk or rock wigs usually look a lot like the minion hair
Purple Face Paint on Amazon
The evil minions are purple, so you will need to cover any of your skin that is showing in purple face paint, which is why it is best to wear a long sleeved turtle neck top as part of your costume.
Water-based face paint from Snazarro, one of the recognized companies for face paint.
Another purple face paint option, non-toxic 1 ounce.
Most of the minion goggles available for purchase are the two-eyed version (so you can actually see out of them when wearing them).
You can also download, print and assemble a pair of paper minion goggles from the Despicable Me website, which include a one-eyed version.
These safety goggles are another goggle option for a minion costume.
Print Out Despicable Me Goggles
Download, print, assemble this PDF file available at the Despicable Me site. You have a pair of minion goggles.
Fake Gnarly Teeth
The purple minions have huge mouths and large twisted teeth that protrude on the bottom. Put in your gnarly teeth so you'll look like a minion. Don't forget that you lips need to be purple too.
This set of gnarly looking teeth will give you plenty of choices for your crazy minion teeth.
Fake Gnarly Teeth on eBay
You can also find fake gnarly teeth on eBay.
Wearing a long-sleeved turtle neck in purple will help cover up your neck so you don't need to put on quite as much purple face paint.
You may want to get two turtle necks, so you can extend the sleeves even longer, like the evil minions.
Purple turtleneck for men in assorted sizes.
Purple turtleneck for women in assorted sizes.
If you have a pair of black ski pants, they would work well for evil minion pants.
Black overalls for men.
Black overalls for women.
Black overalls for kids.
Evil Minion "M" Logo - El Macho
Be sure to add the "M" logo on the front for El Macho.
My rendition of El Macho's "M" Logo Â© Kirsti A. Dyer
Funko's Evil Minion
To get an idea of the El Macho "M" take a look at this model evil minion.
If you have to get one of these (like I did) the Funko Evil Minion is on Amazon (see the Right Side Bar).
El Macho ~ Eduardo
SPOILER ALERT: Eduardo is El Macho
Gru suspected that Eduardo Perez, owner of the Mexican restaurant "Salsa & Salsa" in the Paradise Mall, had a secret, a secret identity.
Eduardo was in actuality El Macho, a ruthless, dangerous and most macho villain there was at the time. Gru knew of him by his reputation in the past.
El Macho supposedly had died in a blaze of glory, riding a shark into an active volcano, but no body was ever recovered. We soon discover that El Macho is back with plans to take over the world with his army of Evil minions.
For those who didn't realize that El Macho and Eduardo were one in the same, just take a look at the medallions/pendants he wears on a gold chain. The one on the top is his El Macho "M" from his villain days. The middle one is the gold chain he wears when his is Eduardo Perez, the "M" has been turned on it's side into an "E" for Eduardo.
Finally the bottom image is the "M" logo that is worn by the Evil Minions on their overalls, instead of the "G" worn by Gru's yellow minions.
From top to bottom: El Macho's "M," Eduardo's "E" and the Evil Minion "M". Composite from Despicable Me 2 and Funko's Evil Minion
El Macho Featurette
Watch the video clip on El Macho to get an idea of the El Macho "M" logo and the Eduardo "E" from UniversalPicsLatino.
One eyed and Two eyed Evil Minions
Evil Purple Minions from Despicable Me on Facebook
Vote on the Evil Minions
Which evil minion look do you like better for your costume?
More Evil Purple Minions
Purple Evil Minion Shirt on Amazon
Wear a purple minion shirt to school, or as an easy evil minion costume.
Wear purple minion Dave once he turns evil.
You can almost hear him screaming, BLEAHHHHH!!!
This version is sized for youths.
Does Not Play Well with Others Poster on Amazon
This Despicable Me 2 Poster features those crazy evil minions.
Measures 22 x 34 inches.
Evil Purple Minion T-shirts on eBay
You can also find minion shirts on eBay.
More on Despicable Me 2 and the Evil Minions
Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed film-making team created an all-new comedy animated adventure with Despicable Me 2 in which we see the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the goirls, Dr. Nefario, Gru's unpredictably mischievous minions, some new wild minions along with several new, laugh-inducing characters.
- Despicable Me 2 Movie | Official Site for the Despicable Me 2 Film | Now playing in theaters
Despicable Me 2 starring Steve Carell as Gru is back with more adventures the minions and his girls.
- Despicable Me | Facebook
Follow Despicable Me on Facebook.
- Despicable Me 2 | Twitter
Follow Despicable Me on Twitter and get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2.
- Despicable Me 2 | YouTube
Follow Despicable Me on YouTube.
- Despicable Me 2 Behind the Goggles
Go Behind the Goggles to see behind the scenes of Despicable Me.
- Evil Minions - Despicable Me Wiki
The Evil Minions are characters that appear in Despicable Me 2.
What do you think about the evil purple minions? Will you be making a costume?