UPDATE: Congratulations Winnie Cheung! You’re the winner of this costume giveaway! Thanks to all those who participated in this contest. Your pet can still be a Minion with this easy DIY. Happy Halloween!
It’s almost Halloween (only two weeks away)! I know you’re thinking only one thing – what costume should my pet wear? I got you covered with this DIY! Plus, enter a comment below and you can win one of these costumes for your pet!
After watching Despicable Me 2 and going around a few McDonald’s to pick up those Minion Happy Meal toys, I knew I had to make a Minion costume. Meet my little Minion, Chubs.
What do you think? This costume takes a little bit of sewing, cutting, and some hot gluing. Super easy, and I promise you’ll get a lot of “OMG, SO CUTE” reactions.
What you’ll need:
- Felt (yellow, black, grey, and white).
- Sewing machine (you can definitely hand-sew if you don’t have a machine)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Black pipe cleaners
Let’s start out with the yellow felt. My cat is a small animal (10lbs), so I measured his head and cut a piece of yellow felt 9×7 inches. Then sew the edges together on both sides (follow the pattern below). I used a sewing machine, but this is easy to do by hand too.
Next cut black pipe cleaners into 2 inch pieces. Stick them through the top of the hat (you may need to snip a little hole at the top for the pipe cleaners to go through). I then bent the end of the pipe cleaners inside the hat, and hot glued them into place.
Now it’s time to sew the elastic onto one side of the hat. Then sew the velcro onto the loose end of the elastic, and sew the velcro onto the other side of the hat. Make sure your band is flat when it is velcro-ed together.
Finally, we can move on to the details. Let’s cut the other pieces of felt. Again, my hat is for a 10lb animal so my circle diameters are as follows:
- Black – 1.5 inches in diameter
- Grey – 3.75 inches in diameter
- White – 3.25 inches in diameter
- Black band – 6.5 inches in length
To make things easier, here’s a template for the circles. You can print the pattern so that it can serve as a guide.
I simply hot glued all the pieces together. First the eyeball, then the pupil, then the black bands, and lastly the grey glass.
Put it on your little minion, and take lots of pictures!
Is this something you can easily recreate? Are you thinking about making your little pet child a minion now?
As I mentioned earlier, enter a comment for this blog post, and you could win one of these small hats for your little pet. You’ll get it before Halloween! Enter now!
Only one entry per email. Email must be valid. Shipping address must be in the United States. This costume giveaway ends at 11:30pm PST on 10/22/13. Winner will drawn and announced on Wednesday, 10/23/13 at 12:00am PST via blog and email provided.
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Do these fit on adults?? My friend wants to know…
If your friend has a tiny head, yes 🙂
Haha J you’re so right….took the words right out of my mouth! I have a cat just like yours (minus the eye issues). I want to see if I can get her to wear it lol. Nice job by the way!!! Super creative and OMG so cute.
Wexler told me to tell you that he would like to be a minion for Halloween. 😉
don’t send me a hat, just saying hi jamie!
I gotta say, while my dog would look adorable in this, I think it’d be even more adorable watching her trying to get it off.
Douglas said he wants to be a minion for Halloween too 🙂 woof!
um… i love monions..
Also, I love the site’s tagline #relientk!
Ohmygoodness. This is the best. I love reading your blog at work. My corgi pup Winston would love to be a minion pal to your Chubs 🙂
Oh oh abbey wants one! She promises she will share with Evelyn!
OMG so cute! I know two kitties who would be so cute in these!
I think Minka would like to be a minion. Super cute idea!
Can you make one that looks like Hello Kitty ears with the bow? =P
I’ll have to try that next time! Hello kitty pets would be cute!!!
molly has requested one.
Penny and piper want to be in the drawing …they are already prisoners for halloweenie but minion prisonors would be so much cooler
Chubs looks so friggin cute!!
This is incredibly cute! Will it fit on small dogs as well?
Yup! Small pets will work best for this hat!!! A dog will probably have more tolerance for a hat than kitties anyway 🙂
I want a pet so I can make it my minion. Adorbs <3
Cheetor says please make my minion dreams come true 🙂
PS: cute blog! <3
Calvin and Keke would share one if we won!
Miss you Jamie 🙂
I’m going to try and see if my Chubbs can be a minion for Halloween, too! He’s a chinchilla, but maybe I can modify the hat to fit him… lol.
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