Ryoko-demon made the costume and wig herself. If you get the chance to look through her Deviant Art site, check out the wigs she’s made.
Needing a Halloween costume for a party this year, I opted to be a Minion from the movie, “Despicable Me.” I found some overall shorts and a yellow shirt at a local thrift store, some yellow tights at Target, and borrowed the boots from my daughter.
But the crowning glory (pun intended) of the ensemble was the crochet Minion hat, thanks to a free Ravelry pattern by Jennifer Dougherty. It took me just two evenings to whip up – one evening for the yellow cap, and one evening for the goggled-eye.
While Halloween has passed, perhaps this project will still inspire you for holiday gift-giving. The pattern provides instructions for child-adult sizing, so you can create your own family of Minions in time for the holidays!
Links of Interest:
- Minion hat by Jennifer
- More Minion crafts at GeekCrafts
- More Halloween crafts at GeekCrafts
- More crochet crafts at GeekCrafts
You probably don’t have time to construct something like this before Halloween on Thursday, but this Sulley from Monsters Inc. costume is really well done, so had to be shared.
Posted on Instructables by user wmorey37, Sulley was put together using chicken wire, paper, glue, felt, fur, tube, old shoes, paint, duct tape, bouncy balls, bubble wrap and a hula hoop. Impressed? Head over to Instructables.com to check out how it was done.
Acknowledging that it is already one day to Halloween, however, if you are still looking for costume ideas that you have some chance of pulling off before the big night, perhaps you should check out these 15 Last-Minute, Inexpensive, Geeky Halloween Costume Ideas.
- Sulley from Monsters Inc. costume on Instructables.com
- Other monsters on Geekcrafts.com
- Other costume ideas on Geekcrafts.com
So how is your Halloween costume coming along? I actually have a Halloween costume party to go to this year, and think I may just go easy on myself with a premade Star Trek uniform that I already have, unless I’m inspired by something else I happen along. In case you’re still looking for inspiration, perhaps this Captain America costume is just the thing?
Michele of The Scrap Shoppe provides easy step-by-step instructions for converting a simple children’s sweat set into heroic form, and I would think it would be just as easy to apply to adult-size sweats. I love her idea of masking off the star shape for painting, though it might look neat with a white felt star hand-stitched on, too.
Be sure to click through to see her instructions for making an adorable Thor costume, too!
Links of Interest:
- Captain American & Thor costumes
- More Captain America crafts on GeekCrafts
- More superheroes crafts on GeekCrafts
We’ve got a cosplay double-header for you today. First up, JINKIES! She can’t find her glasses!
Let me say, that as a fellow glasses wearer, if Velma’s eyes are THIS bad, what was Fred and Daphne thinking, having Velma be a part of Mystery, Inc.??? (They should have left her at the haunted carnival!) Cyclops goes by the name of Humble Shield on Facebook, but I wasn’t able to track down who Velma is in real life.
Next up, do you know what Rule 63? “Rule 63 is a rule of the internet that reads as follows: “For any given male character, there is a female version of that character.” This rule’s exceptions are only in the instance that A: the male character is already so androgynous that a female version would be basically the same, or B: the female version hasn’t been drawn yet.”
Hang onto your lightening bolts…for the male version of STORM, god of the elements!