October 30, 2014

{Minionize Me} : DIY Despicable Me "Minion" Costume

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This post is late on two accounts: 
1. It's a DIY halloween costume post and the big day is tomorrow.
2. It's currently 3:36 pm, I'm finally eating oatmeal (had a salad for breakfast instead), and I'm finally getting around to blogging.

but don't blame me ---

blame school. 

The marking period ends next week, and of course, those who get mad at us for procrastinating (aka teachers) are jamming in test after test, MIDTERM after midterm (it's not even the middle of the year; what's the point of a midterm?)...who's procrastinating now?

Anyways, at least we all have something to look forward to tomorrow ;)
Aside from that, I'm particularly looking forward to getting my bio test done with and then immersing myself in an hour of art :)
But for those of you who want to do some last minute art, here's the costume DIY project:



Materials:
Yellow Shirt & Hat (I dyed a white shirt & hat yellow; the dye i used, "sunshine", is more orangey :P )
Black pipe cleaners
Foam (sheets)
Tin Foil
Black elastic 
X-acto knife
(opt) velcro
(not shown) Black construction paper, hot glue gun

non-DIY materials:
Yellow tights (bought mine for $10, no shipping fee, from Walmart)
Black shoes (I went with converse)
Jean dress or overalls


1. Dye the hat/shirt if needed according to the instructions on your dye!
Once the hat has dried, fold a few pipe cleaners in half and stick them through the top of the hat
to make "minion hair". (Trim the "hair" if you want)

(bought my hat from H&M's children's section...shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)


Let's make the goggles:




2. Cut a 2.5-3 inch wide strip of foam. Wrap it in foil, glue the foil to secure it.
3. Curve the foam to make the goggle shape for one eye; hot glue the ends together. 
4. Repeat for the other goggle shape for the other eye.
5. My sheets of foam were too small, so I cut two pieces of elastic to create a "nose bridge" for the goggles and wrapped that in foil and sewed it on.
5. Sew on the black straps to the edge of the goggles; if you want, add velcro to make it easier to wear the goggles!
6. Opt: take 2 thinner pieces of foam, wrap that in foil, and glue them around the top ring of the goggles :)


of course, if you don't want to go to the trouble of doing that, then just wrap a pair of 3-D glasses (with the lenses popped off) with foil!





7. Using an exacto knife, cut out the "G" symbol...and then tape it on (of course you can sew it on or even print out a real symbol, cut it out with the x-acto knife, and use a sharpie to fill in the symbol.


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have a SAFE and FUN halloween :)


xoxo, hannah

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