I have made lots of Halloween costumes for my boys over the last 6 years, sometimes more than one for each (see skunk, owl, spider, Max, Lion-O). Well, this year’s costumes were the easiest ever to make, and my favorites of all time. They are just so good.
My chubby three-year old makes the cutest minion ever. He runs around in his costume chanting ba-na-na!!! Or, pretend shooting a jelly gun.
The basis of the costume was simple; denim overalls and a yellow hooded rain coat. I found both at the thrift store. I used black electrical tape to make the G symbol on the overalls.
The goggles are by far my favorite part. As we watched Despicable Me 2 in the theater with the boys, I couldn’t help but daydream about making a minion costume. I knew instantly that the metal rings from mason jar lids would make perfect goggles. I stitched some elastic around the middle to hold them together, along with an elastic band to hold them on my little one’s head.
Peter Pan’s Shadow
Then, there is the Peter Pan’s shadow costume…amazing! I can’t take credit for this idea, though. At my son’s school, they can only dress up for Halloween, if they are a literary character. They even have to bring the book to school. Last year my son was Max from Where the Wild Things Are. This year we were stumped. None of our ideas stuck, until I saw this Peter Pan’s Shadow costume on Pinterest. Pure Genius!
The next day, serendipitously, I found a brand new black morph suit just my son’s size at Goodwill for $20. Add to that a yard of black felt and a black feather to make the tunic, belt, and hat. This costume is beyond amazing! So much better than just a regular Peter Pan costume. Maybe he will find a Peter Pan at school looking for his shadow :)
It was my son’s idea to pose for this flying picture on our blue carpet :)
I cannot wait to take these two trick-or-treating this year!
What are your kids dressing up as?
That shadow costume is creepy and so well done. I love the little minion. He’s so adorable. Our family and my sister’s family are going to all dress as super heroes and just cruise around the neighborhood. It won’t take long with a 3 and 5 year old, but I thought it would be fun to dress up.
Lisa, The league of superheroes sounds fun! Don’t you love trick-or-treat with little ones?! Mine are happy with like 15 houses :)
Love both costumes – but the shadow is truly excellent. It turned out perfect!
Gina Amante says
Absolutely adorable, but I had to giggle that your little minion has both middle fingers up in the first photo. Leave it to me to notice that…LOL! I just love little kids chubby little hands, so happened to notice that right away :-)
Oh my, how did I miss that?! I was just so glad I got him standing still next to his brother :) Too bad there is no photoshop fix for that…haha.
Nikki @ Tikkido says
I’m so glad you liked the Peter Pan’s shadow costume idea! Yours looks fabulous! I really hope there’s a Peter Pan at school. Wouldn’t that make the best picture?
Nikki, Thank you for the amazing idea!!!
I’ve been thrifting for overalls for my 4 yr old to wear as a minion for a month. No dice. I called the hunt today & must settle for another costume. #mommyfail
Oh, boo hoo! With the second movie coming out earlier this year, I am sure it is a popular costume. I am sorry you didn’t find any overalls. Have you considered suspenders with regular jeans? I’ve seen several DIY minion costumes like that. Totally not a mommy fail! I am so guilty of putting myself under similar pressures, but I have to remind myself it is not a failure. I am sure you will figure out an equally awesome Halloween costume!