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Make a Girl Minion Costume from Despicable Me

Updated on August 21, 2014

DIY Minion Costume for Girls, Women and Toddlers

Despicable Me Minions are popular characters for girls and for boys. Girl minion fans figured out how to make their own minion costumes, when official girl minion costumes were not available for Despicable Me.

For Despicable Me 2, an officially licensed minion costume for girls and for women has finally been released. As far as I am concerned, "It's about time!" There are several very cute pre-made minion costumes for girls of all ages and sizes like the ones as seen to the left.

These new minion costumes with girl touches are likely to be very popular this Halloween now that girl fans of Despicable Me have their own official minion costume. Plus they will inspire different DIY versions.

Since it is still fun to make your own (and since the official costume may sell out), I've included ideas for making girl minion costumes and some of the minion costumes worn by girls. After seeing the girl versions of the costumes, I had to figure out a DIY for my girls, who thought they were cute, but wanted to be able to do their own.

There are many unique interpretation of the minions as girl costumes and with girls wearing minion costumes available as images, especially on Pinterest if you search for minion girls.

Warning to Parents: Some of college student versions are more PG rated than others.

Assorted Girl Minion Costumes available on Amazon, eBay and Halloween Costume Sites

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Despicable Me Minion Costumes for Girls

Assorted Minion Costumes for young girls, tweens and women.

Basic Supplies to Make a Girl Minion Costume

From top to bottom here are a list of the items needed to make your own girl minion costume. It is possible that some of the items (like the overalls or yellow shirt) might even be at home.

  1. Yellow headband or Minion hat
  2. Goggles
  3. Yellow Turtleneck top
  4. Denim Overall Dress or Shorts
  5. Black gloves
  6. Black knee high socks or black tights
  7. Black Shoes

Official Minion Goggles on Amazon

MINIONS - Minion GOGGLES
MINIONS - Minion GOGGLES

Be sure to wear a pair of minion goggles, like these official Despicable Me ones.

 

Print out Paper Minion Goggles - One Eyed or Two

The Despicable Me website has a PDF file that can be downloaded, printed and turned into your own paper minion goggles. The file comes with both a one-eyed version and a two-eyed version.


Common Supplies for a Minion Costume on Amazon

1 Inch Wide Funny Girl Designs Satin Headband (Yellow)
1 Inch Wide Funny Girl Designs Satin Headband (Yellow)

Older tweens and teen girls wear yellow headbands.

 

Gru's "G" Logo

Use the "G" Gru logo to create your own to add to a DIY Minion girl costume. Draw it on the overalls with marker, or create a removable "G" logo from felt, foamie, paper or fabric. If you don't want to make you own you may be able to find one on eBay.

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No Girl Costumes?

Girls can be Minions Too!

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon

Minion Costume for Teens and Women

Despicable Me Minion Costume - WomanCHECK PRICE

How to Make a DIY Big Girl Minion Costume

The basic yellow minion costume has been turned into yellow knit top as part of a dress, so instead of denim overalls, they wear denim skirt overalls with yellow top.

Recreating your own minion costume for teens and women is pretty simple and can be quick to do if you have denim overalls and a yellow top. Many of the items needed are in the list of Supplies Needed to Make a Girl Minion Costume listed above.

From top to bottom you need:

  1. Yellow Headband
  2. Minion Goggles (or Smart Glasses below)
  3. Yellow shirt or turtleneck top
  4. Denim Overalls Dress
  5. Black nylon gloves
  6. Black knee high stockings/stocks
  7. Black high heel shoes

Supplies Needed for a Female Minion on Amazon

Yellow Ladies Long Sleeve Turtleneck Shirt
Yellow Ladies Long Sleeve Turtleneck Shirt

Take a yellow shirt (could be just a t-shirt)

 
Star Power Men Wizard Quality Round Frame Glasses, Black, One Size (2in Lenses)
Star Power Men Wizard Quality Round Frame Glasses, Black, One Size (2in Lenses)

Use black framed glasses instead of goggles for a smart minion look.

 
Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon

Pre-made Woman Minion Costume

This officially licensed Despicable Me 2 Minion costume is in women's sizes so can fit women, college students and older teens.

In this version, the basic yellow minion costume is now a denim dress overalls instead of overall pants paired with a yellow knit top underneath.

The yellow and blue polyester denim dress comes with the Gru "G" on the front.

The pre-made costume comes with the minion goggles, yellow headband, black knit gloves and black knee high socks.

Note that the shoes are not include with the costume.

Female Minion Costume available on Amazon and eBay.

Minion Costume for Females on eBay

Choose your size of the Female minion costumes.

Minions as Girls

Minion Maid, Little Girl Minion and Minion Hula Dancer

Despicable Me Minions from Despicable Me on Facebook

Minion Costume for Girls and Tweens

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How to Make a DIY Girl Minion Costume

My 11-year-old decided that she liked this version of the costume better than the one designed for teens and women, since this skirt is just a bit longer.

Making your own version of minion costume for younger girls and tweens is pretty simple. It can be a last minute costume if you have a denim jumper and yellow top already. Many of the items needed are in the list of Supplies Needed to Make a Girl Minion Costume in the list above.

From top to bottom the items needed are:

  1. Yellow headband
  2. Goggles
  3. Yellow long-sleeved (or short) top
  4. Denim Overall or Jumper Dress
  5. Black nylon gloves
  6. Black knee high socks
  7. Black Mary Jane Shoes

Supplies Needed for a Girl Minion on Amazon

Black Gloves Child - One Size
Black Gloves Child - One Size

Put on black gloves as a final touch.

 

Pre-made Little Girl Minion Costume

This officially licensed Despicable Me 2 Minion costume for older girls is so cute. They've taken the minion costume and turned it into a dress.

The yellow and blue polyester denim dress comes with the Gru "G" on the front.

This costume comes with the official goggles, yellow headband, black knit gloves and black knee high socks.

Note that the shoes are not include with the costume.

The costume is available for pre-ordering from several of the online Halloween Costume stores (see link above) and on eBay and should be available on Amazon in time for Halloween 2013.

Minion Costume for Girls on eBay

These minion girl costumes are very popular on eBay and may sell out, so keep watching.

Girls Minion Costume on eBay

More minion costume ideas for girls on eBay.

Minion Costume for Toddlers

Despicable Me Minion Costume - ToddlerCHECK PRICE

How to Make a DIY Little Toddler Girl Minion Costume

Since the Minion Toddler version is selling out before it is even released, you may be doing better to make your own minion costume for toddler girls.

When I saw this version of the costume, I was wishing that my kids were young enough to be able to wear it, since it is so adorable. Making a minion costume for little girls is simple and quick if you already have a denim jumper and yellow top. Use Marie LeBaron's instructions (link below) for turning a yellow beanie, elastic and a paper towel roll into a cute minion hat with goggles.

Most of the items needed are in the list of Supplies Needed to Make a Girl Minion Costume in the list above.

From top to bottom what you need to make this costume:

  1. Yellow Beanie with Minion Goggles
  2. Yellow long-sleeved top
  3. Denim Overall Dress or Jumper
  4. Black Tights
  5. Black Shoes

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Holiday Deals! 3 Pack Neon Knit Beanies Orange, Green & Pink

Get two beanies just in case someone else wants to dress up too.

 

Pre-made Toddler Girl Minion Costume

This officially licensed Despicable Me 2 Minion costume for Toddlers and little girls is absolutely adorable.

The yellow and blue polyester dress has the Gru "G" in place. Also comes with the minion beanie (hat) and black tights.

Comes in sizes 6 to 12 months and 2T to 4T.

Note that the shoes and hair ties are not include with the costume.

The costume is available for pre-ordering from several of the online Halloween Costume stores (see link above) and should be available on Amazon and eBay in time for Halloween 2013.

Make a Minion Beanie Hat with Goggles

Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes, shows a super easy way to turn a yellow knit hat or beanie into a minion head by adding paper towel roll goggles, elastic and pipe cleaner hair.

Minion Costumes for Toddlers on eBay

Toddler Minion costume versions are coming. Watch for them on eBay.

  1. Overall Shorts Minion Costume

    A different version using denim overalls this DIY minion costume has a pair of jean overall shorts, yellow shirt, black gloves and homemade foil rimmed glasses. Easy Peasy last minute costume.

  2. Shorts and Suspenders

    One option used a yellow hard hat with pipe cleaner hair, denim shorts, suspenders, yellow top with a "G" logo, yellow tights, black boots and round black glasses.

  3. Overalls Minion Costume

    This minion costume might be a bit more PG-rated since it has a yellow tube top under denim overall shorts with Gru "G". A crochet yellow ear flap hat, black rimmed glasses black gloves and black boots complete the minion look.

  4. Girly Girl Minion Dress

    Match a satin yellow top with flirty denim overall shorts or dress and high heels to recreate this fun minion inspired look was created at the Despicable Me premiere.

  5. Tutu Minion Costume

    One of my favorite homemade minion costumes for girls is made from a smiling yellow minion top and minion blue ribbon and tulle skirt. (This is what I'd like to wear as a fun minion running costume).

    Another tutu minion version has a regular basic minion costume with a pink tutu ribbon skirt on top.

    Make you own tutu skirt by following the pattern included below.

Minion Hats on eBay

You can find all kinds of cute minion hats, pre-made and handmade on eBay and Etsy.

More DIY Minion Costumes for Girls

DIY Fun Minion Costume Ideas

Before official minion costumes for women were available female minion fans have come up with their own version of minion costumes.

There are many unique interpretation of the minions costumes done by girls available as images, especially on Pinterest if you search for minion girls. I've included some of the best ideas and links to my favorites below.

Warning to Parents: Some of images of minion costume versions from college-age students are more PG-rated with short shorts, low necklines and crop or tube tops.

DIY Minion Costume Materials

Create your own minion costume by choosing and adapting or mixing up different elements of the standard minion costume. Here are the basic costume pieces, along with a few of the variations used to create different minion looks.


  1. Hat, Beanie or Headband
  2. Yellow Shirt or Top
  3. Yellow tights or leggings
  4. Denim - Overalls, Overall Skirt, Overall Dress, Short
  5. Black Shoes or Boots
  6. Black knee high socks or black tights
  7. Goggles or Glasses
  8. Black Shoes or Boots
  9. Fun Extras - Blue Tutu, Ear flap Minion hats, Minion T-shirts

Minion Shirts on Amazon

Pair a minion face T-Shirt with a blue tutu skirt for a fun minion costume or running outfit.

More Fun Minion Girl Costumes

Here are links to some of those earlier ideas along with some of the current ones.

Note: Some of the costumes, especially the versions from college-age students, are more PG-rated with short shorts, low necklines and crop or tube tops.

Minion Makeup Ideas

Despicable Me Minion Makeup Video Tutorial

Follow along with Merilla May as she shows how she made herself up to look like a minion. If you look closely at the picture you can see her eyes closed and white eyelashes.

Minion Makeup on Amazon

Snazaroo Classic Face Paint, 18ml, Bright Yellow
Snazaroo Classic Face Paint, 18ml, Bright Yellow

Use this water-based face paint in bright yellow if you want to be minion yellow.

 

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