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Make a Purple Evil Minion Costume


DIY Purple Minion Costume from Despicable Me 2

In Despicable Me 2 we were introduced to new minions, the evil purple minions. Based on the popularity of the yellow minions, these new crazy screaming purple minions are going to be very popular Halloween costumes this year.

Who wouldn't want to dress up as an indestructible, wild, screaming, crazed purple monster for Halloween?

It is quite possible that by the time Halloween rolls around this year, with the popularity of Despicable Me and the minions, that there may be an evil minion premade costume available (see update). In the meantime, I've pulled together a Do it Yourself version ideas with what you will need so you can assemble your own evil minion costume.

Since I couldn't find a "M" logo for El Macho's evil minions, I went ahead and came up with my version of one for people to download and use to create their own evil minion costume. Enjoy!

Updates: There is now an official licensed Purple Minion costume available for kids, but adults and teens are still on their own when it comes to making the costume. They could wear an official Purple Minion t-shirt.

Evil Purple Minion from Despicable Me on Facebook


Who are the Purple Minions?

The evil minions were introduced in Despicable Me 2.

These crazy, screaming purple minions didn't start out evil, they started out as Gru's normal minion henchmen, the regular yellow mischievous minions, who had been slowly stolen during the early part of the movie.

Due to an evil plot to take over the world, by one of Gru's nemeses, the fun-loving yellow minions were transformed by the secret potion, serum (PX-41) into indestructible, wild, screaming monsters, that can destroy anything in their path just be eating it.

Fortunately Dr. Nefario discovered an antidote to the PX-41 serum and with the help of Gru's "goirls" and some pretty nasty tasting jelly, these unlikely heroes are able to convert most of the evil minions back into their lovable, bumbling selves by the end of the film.

Evil Purple Minion from Despicable Me on Facebook

WARNING - Dangerous and Unpredictable

Image from Despicable Me on Facebook

Image from Despicable Me on Facebook

Image from Despicable Me on Facebook

Evil One-Eye Purple Minion on Amazon

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Purple Minion Costume on Amazon

It's Finally here! The officially licensed Purple Minion costume is available as a costume for children.

Evil Purple Minion Costume on eBay

You can find Purple Minion Costumes (official and unofficial) for Kids on eBay.

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Meet the Evil Minions on Video

See the evil minions on YouTube video clips.

In this test animation you can see how the evil minion reacts to a banana. Features the one-eyed evil minion.

See how the Evil Minions behave (or misbehave) in a movie theater. Features the two-eyed evil minion.

These Minions Don't Play Well with Others


Evil Minion Poster available on Amazon


How to Make an Evil Minion Costume

To make an Evil minion costume you will need to assemble together several different items listed below. Once you have the items, it's pretty straight-forward to turn yourself into a minion. You just need a bit of time to get the costume done.

Being a guy make make it easier to create the hairy, stubbly look of the evil minions. Don't shave for a few days before you need the costume.

Get your costume clothes assembled first. If you have a pair of black ski overalls these would work well. Create or draw an "M" logo for El Macho in white for the black overalls. Take a look at the close up of the Funko evil minion to see the "M."

If you want really, really long arms, you could try stretching out the arms on an existing purple top, or buy two and stitch them together to create the long silly-looking, skinny backwards facing floppy arms. Stuff the arms lightly. If they don't stay in the position that you want them to be in, put a wire (like a coat hanger) through the sleeve and bend into position, then attach the black mittens. Get the mittens in a smaller size, since these minions have small hands. To get the floppy minion arm affect you will need to keep your own arms inside of the shirt and let these fake skinny arms be your costume arms. (That also means you won't have the use of your hands or arms)

Put your clothes and shoes on before putting on the face make up. Since the evil minions are purple, you will need to cover your skin in purple face paint. Having a purple turtleneck top will cut down on the amount of face paint needed.

Paint your face including lips with purple paint. Add in any extra hair stubble effects desired. Put on your wig, put on your shoes, put in your gnarly teeth. Now practice a few growls and crazed yells.

The items that take the the most time are finding and poufing a purple wig, so you've got crazy minion hair and fixing the long arms.

I think it would be great fun to dress up as an evil minion, but I know that my daughters won't let me. Nonetheless, the evil purple minions are going to be a fun and very popular costume this Halloween, and probably for Halloweens to come.

Evil One-eyed Purple Minion from Despicable Me on Facebook

Supplies Needed for a Purple Evil Minion Costume

Starting from top to bottom here are a list of the items needed to convert yourself into an evil minion, some of the items you might even have at home.

  1. Crazy Purple Wig
  2. Purple Face Paint
  3. Minion Goggles
  4. Minion Teeth
  5. Purple Long-sleeved Turtle Neck Top
  6. Black overalls
  7. El Macho "M" Logo
  8. Black Mittens or Gloves
  9. Black Boots

Crazy Purple Wig

There are two basic purple wig styles that will work. One is a punk wig style, the other is a troll. Be sure to make the hair pouf out and crazy.

Purple Wigs on eBay

You can find purple wigs on eBay too, you may have to search around a bit for the right color and style. The punk or rock wigs usually look a lot like the minion hair

Purple Face Paint on Amazon

The evil minions are purple, so you will need to cover any of your skin that is showing in purple face paint, which is why it is best to wear a long sleeved turtle neck top as part of your costume.

Minion Goggles

Most of the minion goggles available for purchase are the two-eyed version (so you can actually see out of them when wearing them).

You can also download, print and assemble a pair of paper minion goggles from the Despicable Me website, which include a one-eyed version.

Download, print, assemble this PDF file available at the Despicable Me site. You have a pair of minion goggles.

Fake Gnarly Teeth

The purple minions have huge mouths and large twisted teeth that protrude on the bottom. Put in your gnarly teeth so you'll look like a minion. Don't forget that you lips need to be purple too.

Fake Gnarly Teeth on eBay

You can also find fake gnarly teeth on eBay.

Purple Turtleneck

Wearing a long-sleeved turtle neck in purple will help cover up your neck so you don't need to put on quite as much purple face paint.

You may want to get two turtle necks, so you can extend the sleeves even longer, like the evil minions.

Black Overalls

If you have a pair of black ski pants, they would work well for evil minion pants.

Evil Minion "M" Logo - El Macho

© Kirsti A. Dyer

© Kirsti A. Dyer

Be sure to add the "M" logo on the front for El Macho.

My rendition of El Macho's "M" Logo © Kirsti A. Dyer

Funko's Evil Minion


To get an idea of the El Macho "M" take a look at this model evil minion.

If you have to get one of these (like I did) the Funko Evil Minion is on Amazon (see the Right Side Bar).

Composite from Despicable Me 2

Composite from Despicable Me 2

SPOILER ALERT: Eduardo is El Macho

Gru suspected that Eduardo Perez, owner of the Mexican restaurant "Salsa & Salsa" in the Paradise Mall, had a secret, a secret identity.

Eduardo was in actuality El Macho, a ruthless, dangerous and most macho villain there was at the time. Gru knew of him by his reputation in the past.

El Macho supposedly had died in a blaze of glory, riding a shark into an active volcano, but no body was ever recovered. We soon discover that El Macho is back with plans to take over the world with his army of Evil minions.

For those who didn't realize that El Macho and Eduardo were one in the same, just take a look at the medallions/pendants he wears on a gold chain. The one on the top is his El Macho "M" from his villain days. The middle one is the gold chain he wears when his is Eduardo Perez, the "M" has been turned on it's side into an "E" for Eduardo.

Finally the bottom image is the "M" logo that is worn by the Evil Minions on their overalls, instead of the "G" worn by Gru's yellow minions.

From top to bottom: El Macho's "M," Eduardo's "E" and the Evil Minion "M". Composite from Despicable Me 2 and Funko's Evil Minion

El Macho Featurette

Watch the video clip on El Macho to get an idea of the El Macho "M" logo and the Eduardo "E" from UniversalPicsLatino.

One eyed and Two eyed Evil Minions


Evil Purple Minions from Despicable Me on Facebook

Vote on the Evil Minions

Purple Evil Minion Shirt on Amazon

Wear a purple minion shirt to school, or as an easy evil minion costume.

Does Not Play Well with Others Poster on Amazon

Evil Purple Minion T-shirts on eBay

You can also find minion shirts on eBay.

More on Despicable Me 2 and the Evil Minions

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed film-making team created an all-new comedy animated adventure with Despicable Me 2 in which we see the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the goirls, Dr. Nefario, Gru's unpredictably mischievous minions, some new wild minions along with several new, laugh-inducing characters.

What do you think about the evil purple minions? Will you be making a costume?

Comment on Making a Purple Minion Costume

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on May 17, 2014:

@WinWriter: Thank you

WinWriter on May 16, 2014:

Loved your article. I'm also a fan of the movies and the costumes. :)

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on October 31, 2013:

@AnnabreeWrites: I do too, obviously.

AnnabreeWrites on October 31, 2013:

Really cute lens! I love the Dispicable Me minons. :) Happy Halloween!

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on October 30, 2013:

@RoadMonkey: Do watch it. If you enjoyed the first, you'll enjoy this one too.

RoadMonkey on October 30, 2013:

Great fun lens. If I make an evil minions costume, it will be for a granddaughter! We loved watching Despicable Me but haven't got round to DM2 yet.

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on October 20, 2013:

@gshine: Hope he has fun as a purple minion.

gshine on October 20, 2013:

We are making a one eyed minion with a large purple hoodie, black pants and an 80's purple punk wig attached to the hood for my 7 yr old boy.

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on October 19, 2013:

@johnsonjem: I like all colors of minions too.

johnsonjem on October 18, 2013:

i like all colors of minions i mean i love minion color doesn't matter.

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on October 11, 2013:

@richardrose: Purple is probably my favorite colors to wear after black.

richardrose on October 11, 2013:

Purple has become the new black. Very funny costumes

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 28, 2013:

@tricksplace: I tend to be pretty complete when writing lenses.

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 28, 2013:

@anthony-husher-39: Thank you. I quite like the purple minion.

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 28, 2013:

@Gypzeerose: Halloween is right around the corner.

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 28, 2013:

@flinnie lm: I like it too.

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 28, 2013:

@stuartym91: Thank you

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 28, 2013:

@SBRTechnologies1: Thank you. I thought the purple one was pretty funny too.

SBRTechnologies1 on September 28, 2013:

Love the minions, and this evil one is really funny...I think it's a great idea for a Halloween costume...

stuartym91 on September 27, 2013:

This is awesome :)

Gloria Freeman from Alabama USA on September 26, 2013:

Hi what a cool costume, great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Rose Jones on September 26, 2013:

What a cute costume. Pinned to my Halloween board, and thanks for the countdown - it really is coming right up.

anthony-husher-39 on September 26, 2013:

Wow, this is a great post. Much to learn and do. Very interesting ideas.

tricksplace on September 25, 2013:

Wow, quite a comprehensive article on Minion Costume. Excellent job!

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 24, 2013:

@RoSelou: I obviously like the minions!

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 23, 2013:

@kindlepreneur: I kind of like the purple ones too. Perhaps we'd all like to behave like purple minions at some point in time.

kindlepreneur from Virginia Beach, VA on September 22, 2013:

Great Post. A novel idea. Never would have thought about the purple minion but if you think about it, kids would probably prefer to be naughty ones..

RoSelou on September 21, 2013:

Interesting minions for Halloween. Yes, very interesting!

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 20, 2013:

@Diaper Bag Blog: I like any type of minion.

Stanley Green from Czech Republic on September 20, 2013:

Well, I prefer those "normal" minions... they are so cute and simple in thinking... I always laugh loud when watching them in action :)

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on September 17, 2013:

@thecrochetcubby: What fun going as a family of minions. I think my kids are too old to let me do that.

thecrochetcubby on September 17, 2013:

This was a cute movie! You have the minion costume covered! Great lens. Maybe my family and I can be a family of minions. That would be fun!

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on August 29, 2013:

@taliasmith23: We've already seen it a couple of times. So much fun.

taliasmith23 on August 28, 2013:

Still need to watch this movie we loved the first one! minions are so cute!

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on August 19, 2013:

@anonymous: Would love to see it.

anonymous on August 19, 2013:

I will be a Purple Minion for Halloween

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on August 07, 2013:

@KandH: We watched the movie again last night. The evil minions are crazy.

KandH on August 07, 2013:

Cool, crazy costume idea - well worth sharing!

Kirsti A. Dyer (author) from Northern California on August 06, 2013:

@girlfriendfactory: They'd probably all argue over who got to dress up like the purple one.

girlfriendfactory on August 06, 2013:

LOLOLOLOL This is soooo cute! And it looks so easy! It'd be great for a big group of kids or adults to go with one yellow minion! :-D

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