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Despicable Me Family Costume
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Despicable Me Family Costume

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Despicable Me Family Costume

Best Despicable Me Family Costume

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Photo #1 - Best Despicable Me Family Costume Photo #2 - Despicable Me Girls Photo #3 - Margo Photo #4 - Edith Photo #5 - Agnes Photo #6 - Vector
Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Annie, the 'Despicable Me Family' costume creator:

My oldest daughter suggested that we be the characters from the movie Despicable Me. Since I had three daughters of the right ages it seemed perfect. My husband even said he would shave his head if our costumes looked legit. :) I must have gone to 5 different thrift stores trying to find pieces of clothing to match the clothes from the movie. After making the 3 girls costumes and realizing they looked good, I knew I had to make my Vector costume look just as good too. I ended up buying fabric and made it myself. I'm really happy with how it turned, it was a fun Halloween!

Gru Costume: Scarf and pants are from a thrift store. I took the pants and altered them to be tight like in the movie. He already had the shoes and jacket.

Vector Costume: I bought orange fabric and white ribbon to make the pants and jacket. The shoes were from a thrift store and I painted the orange strips on them. The wig was a male 60s retro wig that I gave a haircut to. The glasses were my husbands from bootcamp. I popped out the lens and painted them black. The neck piece is a flexible cutting board and a wire hanger inside the fabric.

Margo Costume: Her glasses are from the dollar store. Skirt, jacket, black t-shirt and shoes are from a thrift store. I borrowed the white button down shirt. We found out that the picture on her shirt in the movie was from the old Dr. Suess cartoon "The Lorax". We printed out the image and ironed it onto her shirt.

Edith Costume: I found a XXL pink stripped sweater from a thrift store. I cut off the sleeves and flipped the torso so the strips became vertical instead of horizontal. I altered it to fit her and sewed it back together. The skirt is also from a thrift store. I bought the tights from Target. Her boots are rain boots covered in white fabric. My co-worker crocheted her hat.

Agnes Costume: Her overalls and shirt are from a thrift shirt. The shirt was originally a cardigan type sweater with buttons down the front. I flipped it around and sewed up the back. I sewed the sleeves to make them look like the sleeves from a t-shirt. I took the buckles off the overalls and sewed red buttons in their place. The scrunchy is red fabric and elastic. She already had the shoes.

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 166

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#1 comment by Lauren Pepin August 1, 2013

Vote for my niece and her family: they deserve to win!!!!

#2 comment by Nancy August 1, 2013

Adorable! Best costumes ever!

#3 comment by Kristen August 23, 2013

REALLY well done! And your girls are too cute for words! Especially love
"Edith's" costume and attitude!

#4 comment by Cindy Baier August 29, 2013

Awesome job! Great Family costume! While the girls are adorable, Gru and Vector are my favorites. Bonus points to Dad for shaving his head!

#5 comment by Jen October 10, 2013

WOW WOW WOW LOVE THIS! GREAT JOB! I still don't know how you did Vectors outfit so perfect!

#6 comment by April October 18, 2013

Awesome costumes!! Can you tell me the link to The Lorax picture you printed out and ironed on??

#7 comment by Annie October 18, 2013

Thank you so much for all the comments everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April, we Googled a high resolution image from the internet.

#8 comment by Sabrina Curlee November 9, 2013

That looks lovely but you forget to add the minon.

#9 comment by malka February 2, 2014

I need these costumes! any way I can buy this from you? just the girls ones?

#10 comment by Annie April 24, 2014

Malka, are you serious about wanting to purchase them? I might consider it. Send me your email and we can talk it over. :)

#11 comment by Jean Ly May 20, 2014

Hi Annie!
We LOOOVVEEE your costumes. We would like to feature you on the Illumination Entertainment Facebook Page. What is your last name?

#12 comment by Annie May 20, 2014

Thank you Jean Ly, it's Cavanaugh :) Let me know when it's posted!

#13 comment by Jean Ly May 23, 2014

It's posted Annie!

#14 comment by Heather September 28, 2014

Love thes costumes! Would you be interested in selling them? Super cute!

#15 comment by Annie September 28, 2014

Hi Heather, thank you so much! Which costumes did you want to buy?

#16 comment by Heather September 28, 2014

Edith, Margo( if big enough) my daughters are 6 And 9. Love the vector, but my girls want me to be Lucy. And Gru scarf. My husbands pant size is 38*36 so we would probably have to use his pants. Thank you!! You did an amazing job!

#17 comment by Annie September 28, 2014

Hi Heather, sadly they won't fit your girls. Mine were 3, 5, and 7 when they wore these costumes.

#18 comment by Heather Gilbertson October 17, 2014

Annie- my girls are 2,4 and 6, can I please buy the costumes??????

#19 comment by Heather Gilbertson October 18, 2014

(This is a different Heather than the one who inquired before :) )

#20 comment by Annie October 18, 2014

Heather, post your email and we can communicate that way. :-)

#21 comment by Heather Gilbertson October 18, 2014


#22 comment by Heather Gilbertson October 19, 2014

I am highly anticipating your email Annie - if you don't hear right back from me, I may not have received it....please comment here if you don't hear back from me! I'm super excited and I need the costumes ( Margo and Edith's and Gru's scarf) by Friday!!! Hope to hear soon!! Thanks in advance!!
Hhglbertson at gmail.com

#23 comment by Rachel October 21, 2014

If you havent already sold the edith costume, I am very interested in buying it from you. Will you email me whether you have sold it or not?

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