despicable me

DIY Despicable Me Minion Costume

My favorite part of Halloween is making my own costume. This year I decided to be a minion from the movie Despicable Me. I have a knack for taking things that wouldn’t necessarily be cute (i.e. costumes for boys) and making them awesome. Take a look at the world’s easiest costume.

You need the following:

  • Denim shorts/pants (or overalls)
  • Suspenders (not needed if you have overalls)
  • Yellow top
  • Solo cup
  • Headband
  • Felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Google and a printer

Let’s start with the eyes since this essentially the whole costume. If you google “minion eyes” you will get a ton of results. Print out one (or two) and cut it out.

Take your solo cup and cut it down to the first line. You can then glue your eye(s) into the cup. Next, grab your headband. We need to attach the solo cup to the headband. You can do this with staples but I chose to sew them in!

Boom. Your eyes are done. Now we need a Gru logo so there is no mistake of which villain you work for. I found the logo online (google!) and printed it out. I then pinned it to some felt and cut out the shape. You’ll need both black and white felt for this. One sheet of each from Michaels is more than enough!

Once you have cut out your logo, you can safety pin or sew it to your yellow shirt (or front of your overalls if you have them). Put everything on and…. TADA!

You’re a minion! Are you adorable? CHECK! Did you spend a lot of money? NOPE! Congrats and happy Halloween!

The Super Bowl vs. The Puppy Bowl

For me, the decision was a no brainer. For the rest of you, maybe next year you will watch something else.

The Super Bowl

  • Men on a field
  • Game is hard to follow/too many rules
  • #BrandBowl commercials
  • Pop singer half-time show
  • Skimpy cheerleaders who make you feel bad about yourself
  • No kiss cam (because that’s a baseball thing, right?)
  • You can’t tell who is cute because of their helmets
  • There are 8 different hashtags to follow along with on Twitter
  • There is a winning team and a losing team
  • It only airs once
The Puppy Bowl
  • Puppies on a field of toys
  • The game is very easy to follow
  • Despicable Me 2 Trailer
  • Kitties play during the half-time show
  • Hedgehog cheerleads
  • The kiss cam shows cute children kissing puppies
  • All of the players are adorable because, well, they’re 12 month old puppies
  • @meepthebird is the only handle needed
  • Everyone is a winner
  • It airs multiple times on Superbowl Sunday and gets better every time you watch it