Despicable Me Family Halloween Costumes

Your family will look exceptionally evil in these funny and unique Despicable Me Halloween costumes

Photography by Geneviève Caron

Photography by Geneviève Caron

Minion alert! Teamed up with superbad superdad Gru and one, two or all three of his girls, this makes a wicked family costume.

Gru Costume
Total Cost (including Margo and Minion): $25

Take a look at a larger image of the finished costume.

What You’ll Need To Make It:

  • Black dress pants
  • Black zip-up sweater
  • Black and grey striped scarf
  • Pointed latex nose (from costume store)

How To Put It All Together:

1. On the day: Dress in clothing and scarf (for a DIY scarf, cut long strips from a large men’s shirt and attach end-to-end with hot glue, or paint black stripes on a length of grey fabric). Attach the latex nose.

Margo Costume

What You’ll Need To Make It:

  • White button-down shirt
  • Dark T-shirt
  • Blazer
  • Plaid skirt
  • Red runners
  • Glasses

How To Put It All Together:

1. On the day: Layer T-shirt over white button-down shirt; top with blazer and skirt. Part hair down middle and pull into a ponytail at the nape. Finish with red runners and glasses.

Minion Costume

What You’ll Need To Make It:

  • Long-sleeved yellow onesie
  • Denim overalls
  • Black shoes
  • Hot-glue gun and glue
  • 2 black pipe cleaners
  • Yellow toque or baby hat
  • Construction paper
  • Silver craft paint
  • Double-sided tape

How To Put It All Together:

1. Cut pipe cleaners into 1-inch pieces; hot-glue an end of each piece to top of yellow (or dyed yellow) hat.
2. Trace and cut out minion goggles shape from construction paper and coat with silver craft paint; affix to front of hat with hot glue.
3. Print image of Gru’s emblem; cut it out and affix to the front pocket of overalls with double-sided tape.
4. On the day: Dress child in yellow onesie and denim overalls. Add shoes, gloves (optional) and hat.

 

Looking for more DIY costume ideas? Check out our photo gallery of homemade Halloween costumes.

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