Eric chose costumes for our whole family this year. We loved the minion movie, and thought it would be fun to dress up as minions. I found the funniest costume for Barkley on Amazon and got all the materials we needed to make each of us a DIY minion costume for under $50.
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I followed the instructions on the fabric dye to dye the beanies and t shirts. Unfortunately, the beanies and shirts were different materials, so they didn’t dye the same color. But they still worked 🙂 While the fabrics were dyeing, I made the goggles with mason jar lids and pipe cleaners.
Goggles: I drilled a hole in the sides of the mason jars, then attached them with pipe cleaners.
Beanie: After the beanies are dyed, loop pipe cleaners through to make the minion “hair”. Trim them to the desired length.
His Costume: Eric wore overalls with his dyed t-shirt, beanie, and DIY goggles.
Her Costume: I had a hard time finding overalls, so I wore my shirt with a pair of black shorts. I drew the “suspenders” on with a permanent marker.
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