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Silly Despicable Me Minion Character Costumes

Updated on August 21, 2014

Accessorize and Customize Your Basic Minion Costume

True Minion fans will not be content to just wear a basic minion costume for Halloween or a Minion party. With so many ways to accessorize a basic Minion Costume based on the different characters and their get ups, you can create your own uniquely inspired minion outfit.

With the new Despicable Me 2 and all of the crazy minion antics there are so many more costuming options for Gru's silly side kicks. You can wear a starfish on your head, dress up like a maid, a hula dancer, golfer or a Bee-do alarm-sounding firefighter. According to my kids many are the featured minion outfits on the app Minion Rush.

I've also included the name of the minion who is dressed up in the crazy outfit to help tell them apart, when I can determine which one is which.

With all of these different variations, who wouldn't want to wear a different minion look.

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

Silly Minion Get Ups

Maid, Little Girl, Professor and Golfer Minions from Despicable Me on Facebook

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Meet the Despicable Me Minions

Watch a roll call of the minions of Despicable Me 2, the fire fighters (bee-do guys), their 22 fart gun salute in a TV spot for the Kids' Choice Awards Nominees and a TV spot where the minions start off in Paradise.

Minion Figures

Despicable Me 2 PVC 2 Inch Mini Figure 10-Piece Set [Gru, Dr.Nefario, Margo, Edith, Agnes, Unicorn, Tim, Dave, Tom &Stuart] by MISSING
Despicable Me 2 PVC 2 Inch Mini Figure 10-Piece Set [Gru, Dr.Nefario, Margo, Edith, Agnes, Unicorn, Tim, Dave, Tom &Stuart] by MISSING

This 10 piece set of mini figures includes Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnus and her unicorn, Dr. Nefario and four minions: Tim, Dave, Tom and Stuart.

 

Meet the Minions with Infographics

A helpful infographic to figure out the different minions. Collectib.ly looks like it is the original source.

Basic Minion

Make a Basic Minion Costume

Starting with the basic minion costume you can create a variety of different minion looks by adding different additional costume pieces and accessories. In some cases you just need to adjust your attitude or your stance.

First you have to create the basic costume so you look like a yellow minion.

Starting from top to bottom here are the items needed to make a basic minion costume. After you have the basic costume you can embellish it with your favorite minion accessories.

First you have to figure out a way to turn yourself or at least part of yourself yellow. Wearing a yellow turtleneck top will help make your arms yellow.

For your head you can put on a bald cap or a yellow swim cap and cover your face with yellow face paint. If you want to do a bit less, then just wear the yellow swim cap or a yellow beanie.

For the rest of the minion outfit you need a pair of denim blue overalls or in the case of the new minion girl costume, a denim blue overall dress. Add a "G" for Gru logo on the front from felt or black foamie. I have links to several logos on the Make an Easy Minion Costume from Despicable Me lens.

The finishing touches, your goggles (you can choose a from one or two eyed goggle to print out at the Despicable Me website). Pull on some black boots or shoes and your black gloves or mittens and you're ready to go.

Now that you've got the basic minion costume done, read on to find out ways to accessorize and customize your basic minion costume.

You can find more information and supplies for making your own basic minion costume at the Make an Easy Minion Costume from Despicable Me.

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

Items Needed for a Basic Minion Costume

Starting from top to bottom here are the items needed to make a basic minion costume. After you have the basic costume you can embellish it with your favorite minion accessories.

  1. Yellow cap or swim cap
  2. Yellow face paint
  3. Goggles
  4. Yellow turtleneck top
  5. Blue Overalls with "G" Logo
  6. Black Mittens
  7. Black shoes or boots

Raspberry Blowing Minion

Dave

Make a Raspberry Blowing Minion Costume

Accessorizing a Raspberry Blowing Minion Costume is one of the simplest variations of all the minion costumes, since you don't need to add anything different to the costume.

Note: If you want to look just like Dave, choose the two eyed goggles.

You start with a basic minion costume and then take on a minion attitude by going around blowing raspberries at people.

According to Wikipedia, "Blowing a Raspberry" is a noise made by "placing the tongue between the lips and blowing to produce a sound similar to flatulence." This noise is also known as a raspberry, rasp, razz or a Bronx Cheer though I'd never heard this one.

Alternatively you can just blow through your lips to cause them to vibrate.

If you need a reminder of how to blow a raspberry or want to learn how, take a look at the video clips below, with both versions.

Tttthhhppppbbbtttt! (or blowing a raspberry)

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

How to Blow a Raspberry Video

A demonstration of blowing a raspberry from BaronWrightBurke and a slow motion version of the raspberry pattern from Raspberry Pattern.

Worker Minion

Make a Worker Minion Costume

We see the working minions when Gru visits his subterranean headquarters. When they are not partying or getting into mischief, the minions are helping Dr. Nefario develop a line of jams and jellies so Gru can become a legitimate businessman.

A Worker Minion costume is a fairly simple variation on the basic minion costume. You can customize your own basic costume just by adding in a few accessories.

Start by adding a hard hat in the color of your choice. Many of the minions wear white hardhats, although I'd probably go with a yellow hardhat with my goggles perched on the hat, so I wouldn't have to paint a face yellow.

Have your worker minion carry an old black worker style, thermos-carrying steel lunch box. If you are lucky you might have one of these stashed away somewhere.

Don't forget to bring along the fart gun, so you can give people a fart gun salute.

Alternatively you could just carry the fart gun with your minion costume.

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go... hehehe!

Despicable Me Minions Figures on Amazon

Minion Worker Accessories

Safety Works 818066 Hard Hat, White
Safety Works 818066 Hard Hat, White

Add a hard hat to the basic minion costume to create a worker minion.

 
Despicable Me Fart Blaster: A Despicable Minion Gadget (Frustration Free Packaging)
Despicable Me Fart Blaster: A Despicable Minion Gadget (Frustration Free Packaging)

Don't forget the fart gun, so you can give a fart gun salute.

 
Despicable Me 2 Stuart Deluxe Action Figure with Fart Dart Launcher (Frustration Free Packaging)
Despicable Me 2 Stuart Deluxe Action Figure with Fart Dart Launcher (Frustration Free Packaging)

A silly action figure that launches (fortunately unscented) fart darts .

 

Minions on a Lunch Break

Minions on a Lunch Break from Despicable Me 2

Starfish Minion

Make a Starfish-wearing Minion

Gru is the one who ends up with a starfish on his head for more screen time when he emerges at the underground headquarters of the AVL (Anti Villain League).

The starfish is seen briefly on the one eyed minion in the film (who might be Stuart) and also on the two eyed minion when he shows up as a Happy Meal Toy.

A Starfish Minion costume is another one of the simple variations on the basic minion costume.

Customize a basic costume just by attaching the starfish to your head with theatrical glue or spirit gum or attach it to your goggles with some sticky dots or double stick tape.

The starfish that I found below come in several colors, so you could create several starfish minion costumes.

The play vision starfish below also come with LED lights, so you can have a flashing starfish on your forehead.

Bottom.. hehehe

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

Add a Light Up Starfish

Play Visions Light Up Ooey Gooey Starfish Toy
Play Visions Light Up Ooey Gooey Starfish Toy

Just attach the starfish on your forehead to accessorize your basic minion costume. With this set you have a choice of colors, plus they even light up.

 

Minion Maid and Basic Minions

Minion Maid, Basic Minion and Raspberry-blowing Minion from Despicable Me on Facebook

Minion Maid

Phil

Make a Minion Maid Costume

We see Phil wearing a French Maid costume as he dances around with a vacuum cleaning up around Gru's house before getting sucked out the door by a mysterious stranger.

To create the dancing Minion Maid you need to add a basic (not sexy) French Maid costume on top of a yellow minion.

The maid costume starts with a yellow head, yellow bodysuit or turtle neck, a pair of goggles black gloves or mittens and black boots.

Put on the maid costume with black dress, white apron and a maid's hat. The carry a bright pink feather duster. You could bring a vacuum cleaner to push around and help clean which will probably please any party host (especially if you help clean up afterwards).

Be sure to practice the vacuum while you wiggle your butt dance.

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your butt...hehehe

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

Accessories for a Minion Maid Costume

Rubie's Costume French Maid Complete Adult Value Costume, Black/White, One Size (Large)
Rubie's Costume French Maid Complete Adult Value Costume, Black/White, One Size (Large)

This maid costume comes with the dress and hat. You don't want one that is too sexy, since Phil isn't terribly sexy.

 
Pink Feather Duster
Pink Feather Duster

Complete your minion maid costume with a bright pink feather duster.

 

Golfer Minion

Kevin

Make a Minion Golfer Costume

The golfing minion is one that we see as the minions take a break from babysitting the girls for a round of inside golf.

According to the Back 2 Work trailer this is Mark, but in the movie it is Kevin who is playing golf with Jerry before both of them get sucked up into the sky by the mysterious magnetic force.

The Minion Golfer costume starts with the basic yellow minion, a yellow head, yellow bodysuit or turtle neck and a pair of goggles.

To turn into the golfer, put on a green checked cabbie cap, a green argyle sweater brown golf pants, white golf gloves and golfing shoes.

Be sure to bring at least one golf club and perhaps golf balls and tee.

Na, dul...

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

Fireman Minion

Carl

Make a Fire Fighting Minion Costume

I started off my minion costume quest by trying to figure out how I might be able to fashion an alarm hat like the one worn by Carl in the fire fighter scene when he runs around saying Bee-do, Bee-do.

I figured out a couple of ways of creating an alarm hat, or a few more subtle ways of wearing a smaller alarm on a headband, lanyard or as a necklace since my kids really didn't want me to go around wearing a hat.

The key to this costume (which works with the basic yellow minion costume) is to get down the Bee-do, Bee-do sound and to say it magnified through a megaphone.

You can find all of the supplies you need to make your own Bee Do Fire Hat and also a Minion Fireman costume at the Make a Bee-do Minion Hat and Costume link below.

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

Fireman Hat on eBay

Put on a Fireman's helmet with sirens to become a fire fighting minion.

Professor Minion

Tim

Make a Professor Minion Costume

The Professor or bearded minion costume is the undercover look that Tim wears when the three minions join Gru on his new job (in the Mall) to "save the world." (See the Little Girl Minion costume next for another look)

For this look you need to add a few items to the basic minion costume. Start with the basic minion costume with a yellow head, yellow bodysuit, pair of two-eyed goggles, black gloves or mittens and black boots.

To the head (or hat) you need to add some partial hair, so you aren't entirely bald, just have a fringe of hair round the back.

On the face you add a partial beard, with hair just around the jaw line, like the short pilgrim beard or the hillbilly beard. Both might have to be trimmed and styled a bit to get Tim's sleek professor look.

Under the normal denim overall costume put on a short sleeved white dress shirt and finsh off the the look with a striped purple tie.

This that make you go Hmmmmm...

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

Add a Brown Beard

Deluxe Brown Colonial Settler Pilgrim Amish Costume Beard
Deluxe Brown Colonial Settler Pilgrim Amish Costume Beard

This pilgrim beard would work for Tim's professorial look.

 

Little Girl Minion

Lance

Make a Little Girl Minion Costume

This is one of the get ups along with a Sunglasses wearing minion and the Professor look when the minions go undercover with Gru at the Mall after he accepts a new job

This Little Girl Minon is looks like Stuart, but is actually Lance.

For the Little Girl Minion look you need to start with the basic minion costume (yellow head, yellow body, goggles, black gloves or mittens and black boots) and add the little girl accessories.

Take a yarn wig and style it into tiny braids, high on the head. It's a look reminiscent of Pippi Longstockings, only the hair is of yarn and shorter.

Find a mint green with white polka dot dress and add some daisy buttons at the straps and lace edging at the bottom. The retro mint polka dot dress below looks a lot like the dress worn by the little minion girl.

Make sure you steer clear of escalators so you don't lose your dress. In case you do, have some bright pink underwear or shorts.

Aack!

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

Accessories for the Little Minion Girl Costume

Forum Rag Doll Wig, Red, One Size
Forum Rag Doll Wig, Red, One Size

Style this yarn wig into high on the head braids like Stuart, the little minion 'girl.'

 
Ixia Women's 50s Style Retro Polka Dot Mint Rockabilly Swing Dress (Large)
Ixia Women's 50s Style Retro Polka Dot Mint Rockabilly Swing Dress (Large)

This retro polka dot costume looks a lot like the dress worn by the little minion girl.

Just add in some daisy buttons at the straps.

 

Minion Hula Dancer

Kevin

Make a Hula Dancing Minion Costume

We see the hula dancing minion (Kevin) along with many of the other minions who end up in Minion Paradise, the location that Gru's minions end up when they are sucked up into the sky by the mysterious magnetic force.

To create the Hula Dancing Minion you need to have a simple hula costume on top of a yellow minion in goggles. Get the hula costume in children or adult size, depending on the person needing the costume.

This hula dancing minion starts with a yellow head, yellow arms (or a yellow bodysuit), a pair of goggles black gloves or mittens and black boots.

Put on a grass hula skirt. You'll want a pair of shorts to go under the grass skirt so you don't flash (like the minions do).

Adjust your lei so it will stay on top of your head. Don't forget the coconut bra which gets worn over the yellow turtle neck top or yellow bodysuit.

Aloha!

Despicable Me Minions from Facebook

Accessories for the Hula Dancing Minion

Child Hula Kit - 4 Pc Set Includes Hula Skirt, Flower Lei and 2 Lei Bracelets by SmallToys
Child Hula Kit - 4 Pc Set Includes Hula Skirt, Flower Lei and 2 Lei Bracelets by SmallToys

This hula kit will get you started with the skirt and flower leis. Just put the lei around your head instead of your neck.

 
Child Size Coconut Bra
Child Size Coconut Bra

Don't forget the coconut bra.

 

Chef or Baker Minion

or Cupcake Eating Minon

Make a Baker, Chef or Cupcake Eating Minion Costume

We meet the minion bakers at the Bake My Day Cupcake Shop, which is Gru and Lucy's "in" to the Mall where they suspect the evil villains are hiding out. Gru brings in three of his minions along with a cupcake recipe to bake cupcakes for him.

The purple topped cupcakes look more like the ones Lucy demolishes demonstrating her new moves, "It's a combination of Jujitsu, Krav Maga, Aztec warfare, and krumping."

There are two different versions of minions with cupcakes costumes.

Chef or Baker Minion

The Chef or Baker Minion is one of the mini action figures released for the film. This minion (probably Stuart) wears a chef hat and a basic white apron and carries his special cupcakes (with a bite missing from each - something I would not recommend if you plan on sharing your cupcakes.

For these cupcakes you need pink cupcakes with purple frosting and topped with a maraschino cherry. Using the pink baking shells you can bake the cupcakes in any flavor.

Cupcake Eating / Carrying Minion

This is another easy variation of the basic yellow minion costume. All you need to do is carry some pink cupcakes topped with purple frosting. With this cupcake carrying minion costume you might just be the hit of the party, especially if you are willing to share your cupcakes with the other guests.

Purple and Pink Despicable Me Cupcakes

Be sure to bake up a bunch of cupcakes to bring along. Use the pink baking cups to bake your favorite flavor (I'd probably do vanilla) and then top with purple frosting (it looks like the same shade of purple as the evil minions). Top with maraschino cherries for the chef.

If you like these cupcake carrying minions, be on the look out for minion magnets. I'd found a car magnet with the mischievous minion holding a cupcake and ordered a few for our car.

C'est Magnifique!

Despicable Me Minions Figures on Amazon

Minion Baker Accessories

Kids White Chef Apron & Hat Set ML
Kids White Chef Apron & Hat Set ML

Put on a chef's hat and apron over the basic minion costume to customize into a minion baker.

Remember to carry cupcakes.

 
Le Creuset Silicone 6-Piece Baking-Cup Set, Pink
Le Creuset Silicone 6-Piece Baking-Cup Set, Pink

Use these pink silicone baking cups to bake up some cupcakes for your costume.

Remember to frost with purple frosting.

 

Ninja Minion

Stuart or Dave

Make a Ninja Minion or Kick Butt Minion Costume

Gru's daughter Edith was the ninja wearing character in Despicable Me 2, (the minions dress up as masked magicians) but we are seeing several ninjas and high kicking minions in the mini action figures released for the film.

High Kicking / Kick Butt Minion

The high kicking / kick butt minion is the easier of the two costumes to pull off, since all you have to do is accessorize a basic yellow minion costume with a bit of ninja attitude.

To become this kick butt minion go around practicing karate moves. Don't forget the ninja warrior sound effects.

Ninja Minion

For the Ninja Minion costume you need to add a minion costume (or lots of black accessories) on top of the basic yellow minion.

As seen on this ninja minion, Stuart wears a black hat/scarf on the head, a black jacket, black pants with black shoes. He completes the ninja look with a ninja sword and carries, what else but a partially Banana.

Have a bunch of bananas to carry around, slice them up (carefully) and share with other party guests.

Hi Ya!

Despicable Me Minions Figures on Amazon

Accessorize Your Minion Ninja

RG Costumes Ninja Costume, Child Medium/Size 8-10
RG Costumes Ninja Costume, Child Medium/Size 8-10

Add the ninja costume to your basic minion costume for a ninja minion. This costume comes with a black hooded shirt, pants, sash and face mask.

You'll need to supply your own boots and ninja weapons.

 
Despicable Me 2 Got Mad Ninja Skills! Minion Licensed Graphic T-Shirt - 2XL
Despicable Me 2 Got Mad Ninja Skills! Minion Licensed Graphic T-Shirt - 2XL

This cute minion t-shirt for juniors features a ninja fighting minion, warning people that "I got mad ninja skills."

 

Evil Purple Minion

Stuart (One eye) or Kevin (Two eyes)

Make an Evil Minion Costume

For some reason, I really like crazy the purple evil minion. I think it is because I like purple, and because these purple evil minions go around screaming whenever they are provoked (something many of us wish we could do, but can't).

Guys may relate to the evil minion because he is hairy and quite scruffy, so not shaving is a plus for creating this minion look.

Becoming a purple minion is a bit more of a challenge that doing a yellow minion costume because you have to paint yourself purple and find a way to do all of that crazy purple hair. To be authentic, you also need to find a way to create long skinny arms.

These evil minions also wear black overalls instead of denim and have a "M" logo for El Macho.

You can find all of the supplies you need to make your own Purple Minion costume at the Make a Purple Evil Minion Costume link below.

Evil Minion from Despicable Me on Facebook

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Do you think you would dress up in any of these sillier versions of the Despicable Me minions?

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 3 years ago from Northern California

      @johnsonjem: They do tend to make people LOL.

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      johnsonjem 3 years ago

      minions are the funnies and it's great way to deliver any type of message.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 3 years ago from Northern California

      @Quokka: The Minions are one of those fun characters that relate well with children and adults.

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      Quokka 3 years ago

      Been writing about Halloween costumes for my PLR store and discovering the Minion costumes made me absolutely giddy. I love them. Great lens!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 3 years ago from Northern California

      @GregoryMoore: We've already see Despicable Me 2 twice and will probably be going again this week. Obviously big minion fans in this household.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 3 years ago from Northern California

      @CamelliaPenny: Still haven't figured out why the minions seem to 'speak' to the adults, perhaps because they get away with all of the things we'd like to be getting away with :) My kids were arguing over who got to deploy the you-know-what-kind-of-gun that I just had to get for them. Too much fun.

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      Gregory Moore 3 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I probably wouldn't but I think my kids would. I just took them to see the Despicable Me 2 recently and they loved it. Very cute.

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      Perrin 3 years ago from South Carolina

      My favorite Halloween lens thus far. Love it!! I want to be the firefighter minion, maid minion, or a purple minion. Plain minion with a you-know-what-kind-of gun works, too. teehee

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