This year for Halloween, Arden requested to be a character from her favorite movie – “Yellow Guys”. You would know it as Despicable Me. Despicable Me is the first movie she started to pay attention to, and I think I’ve seen it at least 50 times now.
This was a good year for this type of costume; one involving more creativity and crafting than sewing since I’m pretty busy with the baby and a preschooler. We had our test run at her dance class Halloween party and I think trick-or-treating is going to be a major hit this year.
Plain yellow hoodies in a 2T are a little difficult to come by, so this is a plain white hoodie from a local embroidery and screen printing shop that I dyed yellow. It took the color beautifully, I think. The hair is the cheapest black yarn I could find and tacked down with a narrow multiple zig-zag stitch so I can remove it later and she can wear the plain hoodie.
The overalls are just boys Osh Kosh from Target. I cut out and stitched the G symbol for Gru, the main super-villain.
The best part are the child-sized lab safety goggles I ordered and then spray painted the edges using stainless steel paint. I only did a narrow band to leave her peripheral vision intact and made the eye holes as large as possible. I think they turned out really cute.
We’ll probably have to explain the costume to anyone who hasn’t seen the movie, but I think those who have seen it will appreciate it. I really like unique costumes, so maybe I’m a bit partial. Dave is planning to dress up as Gru to take her out, so I guess that leaves me home with the baby to hand out candy. I would really like to take her around so maybe we’ll haul out the sit n’ stand stroller and take the whole family for a spin around the neighborhood.