My original hope was to find a pair of cute denim overalls. However, that was more difficult than I anticipated. Of course, my good friend Heather from No Business Like Sew Business came to the rescue with a pattern for overalls - she just so happened to create the pattern the week before for her own son, albeit for a different costume. The boys happen to be the same size. Woo hoo! By the way, Heather rocked out 26 costumes this year! Amazing!
So I headed to my favorite discount fabric store and picked up a couple yards of navy gabardine and whipped up the overalls. Perfect. The shirt is from Old Navy - yay, did not have to sew! I painted the Gru symbol on and then, to make it stand out a bit, I used some glitter glue! It is a costume after all.
I am not a huge seamstress, in fact, I am pretty bad. The details are not pretty but it works and my boy was ecstatic! I will NOT be showing you the construction. It is U-G-L-Y!!! Speaking of which, it laid there for nearly 2 weeks unwearable because I was afraid to attempt to make button holes. Confession, I have never done one. Anyways, Heather came to the rescue again. She reminded me, it is a costume, use a snap or Velcro and fake it (she did with hers). So that is just what I did. Perfect!
The hat and goggles were a ton of fun. Confession, Heather made the hat! (Have I mentioned, I LOVE Heather - you should too!) The goggles were easy. I used a pair of safety goggles that the kids got at the Lowes builder workshops. I hot glued a couple of canning lids and added some "eye" circles to the inside. Easy peasy. The goggles sit up on my son's forehead on top of the hat. I simply hot glued some black pipe cleaners on top for hair.
Oh, how we love our little Minion!