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Despicable Me - Homemade costumes for families

Despicable Me Family

Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Megan, the 'Despicable Me' costume creator:

I am Vector, my husband is Gru and my two kids are minions. I was trying to come up with a "family" costume that wasn't the standard everyone is a hippie...I made everything except my husbands pants and jacket.

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#1 comment by Chase November 17, 2011

I love it! The Minions are very cool and I love Gru and Vector! Some of the best Despicable Me costumes I have seen! Great Job!

#2 comment by Lindsay September 14, 2012

Very nice! are you interested in selling these?

#3 comment by Annie September 18, 2012

HEY, I am AMAZED at your work on the Vector costume. How did you find that orange track suit? I have three girls who will be the girls from the movie, my husband is Gru, and I will be Vector. I'd love your advice.

#4 comment by Megan September 19, 2012

Annie, I made the track suit, I bought orange sweats from walmart (they sell the orange right before halloween). I cut the top down the middle and added a white zipper, then fashioned the collar from and extra oranget-shirt I had that was the same color, and white fabric and very stiff interfacing. I used wonder-under to iron white bias tape to the sleeves and legs of the pants. I had to take the pants in some, taper them a little to give them a more fitted look like Vector. Honestly this costume took the least time out of all of them!

Lindsay, I don't know if I could sell them...make me an offer...

#5 comment by Mama2two September 24, 2012

How did you make the minion heads?

#6 comment by Megan September 27, 2012

To make the minion heads I used a round pop-up clothes hamper ans covered it with upholstery foam, I cut holes for the arms, and then I cut through the foam but not the hamper for the mouth so the boys could see through them. I covered it in yellow fleece that I stitched up the side and added a round top to. I added some stuffing to make the top of the head round. I used a foam ball that I cut a slice out of and then covered with white t shirt fabric for the eyes, I put a mason jar lid around it for the goggles.

#7 comment by Sandy Nichols October 9, 2012

What about the hair?? How is it standing up straight? What did you use for that?

#8 comment by Melissa October 9, 2012

Would u be willing to sell the minion heads? Or one of them at least? Please email me at gardners61811[at]gmail.com

#9 comment by jujuil October 13, 2012

Love your minion heads. I am going to try and duplicate? Anything tricky need to know? Thank you for sharing such a creative costume.

#10 comment by Ashleen October 23, 2012

how did you make your husbands nose??

#11 comment by Annie November 28, 2012

Megan, I just wanted to share with you our finished product. Thank you so much for your helpful ideas. I ended up making my Vector costume from scratch because I couldn't find an orange sweatsuit locally. Can i send it to your email?

#12 comment by Pam August 7, 2013

Would you be willing to make the minion costumes and sell them? If so, please let me know. My 7 & 10 year old wants to be a minion so bad this year for halloween.

#13 comment by Stephanie Lesh August 24, 2013

Hi Megan!!! We LOVE your minion costumes. Would you be willing to make them for m 3 children? Would $50/head work? Just let me know. My email is marklesh[at]verizon.net. Best, Steph

#14 comment by Lynda September 3, 2013

It's really hard to actually go door to door in this on Halloween night. I made a minecraft costume for my son, it came out amazing but it's dark out and visibility is poor. Wondering how we can fix that .

#15 comment by Mary October 1, 2013

How did u make ur hubby's nose???

#16 comment by Hilda October 2, 2013

Megan! Your awesome! I would love for you to plse email me. At kittyhil94[at]yahoo.com
I would like to know if u r willing to make a costume like minion for my daughter she is 9 yrs old.

#17 comment by Natalie October 7, 2013

My kids would love this. I have a despicable me ring tone and another one of them laughing for my text. I wish I could make this.

#18 comment by Barbara Humphries October 13, 2013

How did you make your husband's nose. I have looked online everywhere for a Gru nose with no luck. Great costumes!

#19 comment by Jo October 19, 2013

Yeah, we are curious about the nose too! We've been trying to find one for my husband. Thanks - The costumes look great!!!

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