Easy DIY Minion Halloween Costume {Free Printable Pattern}

Easy DIY Minion Halloween Costume {Free Printable Pattern}

If you love Universal Picture’s Minions, who originally debuted in Despicable Me, you will LOVE this super easy and fast do-it-yourself Halloween Minions costume!

I made Stuart, the one-eyed short minion with combed hair. I actually didn’t even bother with the hair, but you could easily draw it on with a Sharpie or similar permanent maker.

Stuart is playful, friendly, intelligent and funny. He is skillful at video games like his friend Dave. He can also be the most sincere and innocent out of all the minions. He seems to have a rebellious attitude too. He’s considered to be a slacker among the other Minions, preferring to chill out and play the ukulele than listen to the rules. Also, he was said to be always hungry in Minions, where he attempted to eat Kevin and Bob, able to think of them as bananas, and even wanted to eat a yellow fire hydrant in New York, also thinking it as a banana or food as well.

Pick YOUR favorite minion and make him! You will be surprised and proud of how easy it is, and how awesome it turns out!

Materials you’ll need:

COST BREAKDOWN: I made this for about $5 total using things I had already (and borrowed from my dad!) I literally could have made it for free (we had everything!) but I really wanted the yellow hardhat! lol

  1. Hard hat or baseball cap (preferably yellow). The minions actually wear MANY colors of hard hats. You could do almost any color and it would work! My dad had white hard hats I could have borrowed (he even said it was okay if I wanted to paint it yellow!), but since I found this awesome minion-yellow hardhat on Amazon for around $5, shipped free with Prime as an Add-on, I could not resist! I was surprised at how good the quality was too!
  2. Black electrical tape (for goggle band, we had some “in stock” at our house)
  3. 1 or 2 canning rings (also known as canning band or jarring band — the thing that screws onto the top of a canning jar to hold the lid on, we had these)
  4. Printed photo of minion’s eyes (I used my Epson Photo Printer, but you could print on any printer or have it printed very cheaply at your local store (e.g., Walgreens Photo or Walmart)
  5. Bib overalls (also borrowed from Dad!)
  6. Minion yellow t-shirt (borrowed from — you guessed it, Dad!)
  7. Work boots (optional, and we had these already)


How to make a Minion Halloween Costume

First, I  made the hat. It took me about 3 minutes! Super fast and easy. 🙂 Remember, I made Stuart the Minion, who has one eye. If you’re making a minion with two eyes, use two canning rings and attach them to each other with black electrical tape first.

  1. First, print pictures of minion eyes (see patterns below).
  2. Now, using the canning ring as a guide, draw a circle guide of where you’ll cut out the eye
  3. Cut out eye to fit (you may need to trim it down more than your original drawn guide so it fits inside ring)
  4. Attach black electrical tape around one side of canning ring
  5. Position canning ring on the front of the hat, top-side facing out (top-side as it would be screwed on a jar)
  6. Unroll about 2′ of black electrical tape and carefully extend around hardhat to look like the band or strap for minion’s goggles
  7. Cut electrical tape and attach to other side of canning ring. Ring should be snug up against the hat
  8. Slide the eye cutout into ring – you’re done!
  9. As I mentioned, I didn’t bother with the hair. But, Stuart has combed hair so you could draw it on with a Sharpie or similar permanent marker. For minions with 3D hair, you could drill small holes in the hardhat and insert black bendable wire (also known as pipe cleaners or wire stems).

Now, get dressed in your minion clothes (bibs, yellow tshirt and boots), and you’re ready to go! 🙂


FREE Minion Eye Pattern – Printable Minion Eye for Costume

To make this project even easier, I made these Minion Eye Patterns for you! Grab these 4×6 photos which are Printable Minion Eyes for your Minion Halloween Costume.

I set them up to use with a regular-mouth canning rings (2.5″ diameter), so they’ll be the right size! You can print slightly larger (or just cut larger) if you want to use the larger wide-mouth canning ring (3.25″ diameter).

To print: click link to open picture or click picture to open a larger version. Print! See instructions above for how to use them!

Kevin Printable Minion Eye Pattern

Stuart Printable Minion Eye Pattern

Bob Printable Minion Eye Pattern



DIY Minion Costume: Step by Step in pictures


About the Minions

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess. -Source Google

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes. Written by Universal Pictures for IMDB

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