For millions of years, The Minions have served as the yin to many despicable villains’ yang—which stands to reason because those who do dark and evil deeds need sweet and silly counterparts. Maybe that’s why they are attached to so many memes (Seriously, can you even open Facebook without getting a glimpse of at least one Minion?); they are pretty much poster beings for a good time! Now, truth be told, their intentions are far from innocent. In fact, The Minions act purely out of their innate desire to commit evil acts. The upside is that despite their missions to wreak havoc on the universe, a minion’s zaniness prevents him from doing any actual harm… and when you are a citizen of the world, that’s a good thing (for villains, however, not so much). Fun AND mayhem? Who wouldn’t want to be a Minion from the Despicable Me movies this Halloween? It just so happens that you’ve come to the right place. HalloweenCostumes.com has all of your family’s favorite characters in the styles they love!
How many times have you watched Despicable Me… while the kiddos were visiting Grandma and Grandpa? Don’t be shy; this is a judgment-free zone. To your credit, the movie really is a love letter to dads everywhere, and who couldn’t use a little “Pop-pin’ ain’t easy” solidarity once and awhile? Besides, you’re never too grown up to babble and plot! Everyone knows that Dad-Minions can do anything, and this all-in-one jumpsuit makes getting in character a cinch! Of course, you’d be nothing more than a guy in a blue and yellow suit without the gloves and goggles, so those are also included.
Halloween is “for the kids,” sure, but we have it on good authority that Minion-Moms are kids at heart! The Minions are all about being goofy, and that’s why matching the entire family together is going to make for super fun fall pictures. First you must find yourself a costume, and this Minion dress does everything to impress! Not only does it boast a flattering fit (finally, a kid movie costume that isn’t just an oversized tunic!), but it can also be accessorized to fit any trick-or-treating conditions. For example, add leggings if the weather is chilly or a pair of shorts if you’ll be chasing after a toddler.
Boys will be boys, and that means their costumes need to be built kid-tough. This jumpsuit is not only durable (so that it can be worn for trick-or-treat now, and dress-up play later), but it’s also customizable. It comes with gloves and a pair of two-eye goggles, but you can add your own touches to create the character he likes most. It’s easy to DIY a one-eye goggle or give him props to recreate scenes from the movies. You may be wondering how a simple Minion costume can offer so much versatility, but sometimes it’s the easiest styles that serve up the most fun!
While all Minions seem to be portrayed as boys, there’s no reason a girl can’t get in on the foolishness and folly—Minions are fun for everyone! Our Minion dress adds a fun stylish quality to these mischief-makers’ bright and cheerful uniforms, and the deluxe goggles are always a favorite! You’ll notice that the included gloves are human-grade (five fingers), not Minion-grade (three fingers). This does stray from character authenticity, but it also makes it easier to hang on to your candy bag (a girl’s gotta have priorities). Accessorize with leggings to add warmth for nighttime Halloween activities.
More Ways to be Minions
There’s really no wrong way to Minion because each Minion has his or her own charm. Maybe you are a rule breaker like Stuart or possess Kevin’s strong sense of leadership—all Minion personalities lend themselves to an individual preference of mannerisms and styles (which is, perhaps, why these yellow creatures are so darn relatable to humans). There are alternatives to our classic Minion jumpsuits, so you’ll never have to be left out of any animated antics.
Last minute couples costume idea: Minion T-shirts and hoodies are not only ridiculously easy to wear, but they are also ultra-comfortable. If your guy is always telling you how much he hates dressing up, a costume T-shirt stops his argument in its tracks. Made of 100% cotton, this garment-quality top is accented perfectly with denim (just like the character overalls in the movie). If you wanted to get REALLY fancy, you could even add a few accessories (such as goggles, gloves or silly Minion props)… but this tee looks great as is—no extra fuss necessary.
When you’re a part of Gru’s crew, authenticity is essential. To sport a more literal look, try our polyfoam Minion tunic costumes on for size. (We even have the purple mutant Minion!) They feature realistic prints of the characters and are guaranteed to pass Gru’s closest inspection. Kids love the big, bold design, while parents dig the fact that they’re easy to put on over regular clothes – perfect for school celebrations. Oh, and if you’re a northerner (where October can mean you’re straight cold-chillin’), there’s plenty of room to layer long sleeves and pants without ruining the integrity of your Minion expression.
Be Your Own Minion
There’s a reason why Despicable Me was followed up by Despicable Me 2, Minions, Minions 2, and soon, Minions 3: People can’t get enough of Minion monkeyshines. Each of these flicks feature a solid plot, but what we’re all waiting for is to see what the Minions do next. These Minion props and poses are great inspiration to get you started on your journey, but don’t stop here. The world is your playground and it needs more silliness.
Is there anything a Minion wouldn’t do for the taste of a banana? It’s their favorite fruit AND their favorite word. Just the mere mention of “banana” drives a Minion wild! Prepare for chaos to ensue until their banana hunger has been satiated… it may take awhile.
Minions are a personification of enthusiasm and excitement. These traits cannot be contained when you get out on the dance floor! To showcase your best moves, simply put your Minion hands in the air and wave ‘em like you just don’t care. If you’re ready to rock without any props, somebody say, “oh yeah!” OH YEAH!
This alter ego is typically Dave’s thing—he’s a great chef (with So. Many. Mouths. To. Feed.)! Full disclosure: Dave’s also a little clumsy, so maybe you’ll want to steer clear of all kitchen gadgets that can cause harm. Knives, blenders, boiling water… everything is potentially more dangerous when Dave is around.
“Bee-do! Bee-do!” Teachers across the globe dread “fire drill day,” on account of Carl from Despicable Me 2. The nice thing is that you really only have to know one word to stay in character, so you can focus on other things, like whether your bullhorn is loud enough. Top off this look with a fireman’s hat and strike fear in educators everywhere.
Supervillians: The Are What Minions Need Most
Minions are great, but without a leader they lose their path and purpose in life. You can make your Minion group the happiest around by wearing the suit of their favorite villain: Gru!
Gru is not your typical supervillain. It turns out; he actually cares about his Minions and has a capacity for being a decent human being. Whether you decide to portray Gru as terribly evil or kind and generous is up to you. Your Minions will love you either way and with this adult Gru costume you will look just like their infamous leader.
Talk Like A Minion
Minionese, while it sounds cute, is much more than a baby-like version of the English language – it actually is rooted in a bunch of different languages, including Spanish, Italian and Japanese. You didn’t know you were multi-lingual until you started understanding what the Minions were saying, did you? Let us go on record by saying that we’re not sure if you can add “Minionese” to your resume (unless you’re applying at Universal Studios), but it will come in handy when you are trying to stay in character at your next Halloween party.
All of the minion characters look pretty similar: big eyes (or eye… whichever), bright yellow, pill-shaped bodies, three fingers and wisps of sprouted hair (unless you come across a bald minion). They’re also all motivated by one common goal: to serve Gru (or Scarlet Overkill… or any other malicious master they deem worthy) and to help carry out his deviant plans. That’s where the similarities end and the hilarities begin! Just like humans, each Minion has individual traits that define their personalities. There are thousands of Minions in existence (10,400, to be exact), so there’s bound to be one that you find to be a kindred spirit. (Spirit Minion?… yeah, that sounds good. Who’s your spirit Minion?)
Stuart is the sweetest, sincerest and most innocent Minion. He’s also one of the shortest (besides Kevin, of course); but what he lacks in size, he makes up for in playfulness and having a totally chill personality. Some of his Minion pals think he’s a slacker, but he slays on the ukulele (no seriously, Jack Johnson eat your heart out) and is adept with more technical skills (like video games). It’s also well known that Stuart makes a pretty great glow stick whenever the Minions are traversing in darkness.
Most Minions are followers, but Kevin is a natural born leader. He knows that Minions without a purpose are destined for a life of sadness, so he’s always on the lookout for an evildoer with a plan. Something you may not know about Kevin is that he stands only 6cm tall because Gru demonstrated the Shrink Ray’s efficacy for Mr. Perkins (from the Bank of Evil) using the nearest Minion – which happened to be Kevin. He may be small, but he is mighty … in both resolve AND influence.
While he may have the screen presence of a “little brother” type, Bob is big on cuteness… and imagination! Not only does he take on the role of King (to Elizabeth’s Queen), but he also bellies up to the bar as a court judge. These are pretty adult jobs to fill for a guy who is seldom seen without his teddy bear in tow. He views the world like a child (through his multi-colored eyes), with endless hope and enthusiasm. We should all be so lucky as to know a Bob.
Dave is a problem-solver. Need a Minion with more firepower? Dave has a rocket launcher! Got a crush on a girl with a sweet tooth? Dave learned how to make cupcakes! Stuck in a land of purple Minions who speak gibberish? Dave knows purple Minionese! Granted, not everything he does works out to plan, and he is, unfortunately, accident-prone, but he means well. And when you’re a Minion with heart, it’s not very hard to get your name at the top of “Gru’s favorites” list.
All Minions are happy. It’s just who they are. However, Phil is the absolute cheeriest of the whole bunch. He laughs at just about anything, and when you think about it, who doesn’t like a Minion with a good sense of humor? It’s evident in everything he does, including high-jinx where he dresses up to complete a mission undercover. Audiences loved his baby getup when he set out to get Agnes’ unicorn, but what’s his favorite disguise? A French maid, naturally. Well, it’s not really “natural,” but it IS funny. Oh that, Phil.
Tim has a constant “case of the Mondays” that is to say that he is the grumpiest Minion of all. Gru’s henchmen are known for their light-hearted tomfoolery, but Tim happens to have a temper (you definitely don’t want him to have the losing hand in a game of poker). Standing at 120cm, he’s the tallest minion, and doesn’t mind being large so long as he can also be in charge. Gru will often indulge these delusions of grandeur when he sends Minions out on a mission, making Tim the “leader” of fools.
Carl is synonymous with the word, “Bee-Do.” Bee-Do is Minion-speak for “fire.” And just like fire, Carl is a huge distraction. With a crown of flashing lights, and a blaring bullhorn to scream his catchword into, Gru can find him to be annoying… but Carl means well. He just wants to alert all of his pals (and fearsome leader) of impending danger. Still, a siren can trigger some folks to react (We’re looking at you, Stuart). Therefore, it’s in your best interest to avoid being in the presence of hoses and fire extinguishers.
Jorge is always down for a good time (and really, what Minion isn’t?), but he is especially fond of the photocopier. Let’s be honest, who hasn’t been to an office party and thought, “I wonder what a copy of my butt looks like?” It just so happens that a photocopy of Jorge’s butt seemed to be exactly what Gru’s aircraft needed to return to its original size after being shrunk down by Vector. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee your bottom has the same “magical” powers, so maybe leave this gag to the little yellow guys?