Herb Overkill Costume Ideas from the Minion Movie

Herb and Scarlet Overkill
Herb & Scarlet Overkill – Super Villain Couple
Telling a Bedtime Story

Herb Overkill is the man-behind-the-woman, husband of the worlds first ever female villain Scarlet Overkill from the Minion Movie. Herb and Scarlet are sure to be a popular super villain power couple’s costume this Halloween for Minions fans.

In the Minion Movie we discover purpose of the yellow minions is “to serve history’s most despicable masters” throughout time. They have served a giant dinosaur, Genghis Khan, Napoleon and Dracula.

The Overkills become the latest evil employers for minions—Kevin, Bob and Stuart.

Wow! These cats are pumped!

Herb Overkill (only line in the Trailer)

Is Herb More Like Ringo Starr or Pete Townshend?

Herb Overkill’s look is retro 60’s, actually the male Mod look of the late 1968. He looks like some of the rockers of the late 60’s. One has to wonder the inspiration behind the character.

Some think he looks like Pete Townshend and others like Ringo Starr. This 60’s Mod look makes him look like one of the rockers from that time period. Pepper Chan of the Sgt Peppers High Jumping Nerds Tumblr Blog (caution slight language) posted in February a comparison between Herb and Pete Townshend. When I saw Herb, I immediately thought of early Ringo Starr, not necessarily Pete Townshend, but I can see the resemblance.

Here are the three “Modsters” so you can decide for yourself.

Ringo Starr
Mod Ringo Starr

Herb Overkill from the Minion Movie
Herb Overkill

Pete Townshend
Mod Pete Townshend

Images: Ringo Starr by badgreeb, Creative Commons License. Herb Overkill Images from Illumination Entertainment. Pete Townsend by nico7martin, Creative Commons License.

Herb’s hair is very similar to Ringo’s in the back and the sideburns, but the bangs and hair length are similar to Pete’s. Herb is also wears a striped jacket like Ringo’s and maybe has a similar goofy expression. The nose is similar to both though Herb’s is the largest of the three. What do you think?

Is Herb more like Ringo, more like Pete, or perhaps a combination of the two?

We may have to wait for the movie to find out.

Assemble Your Own Herb Overkill Costume

60’s Men Wig in Black
60’s Men Wig in Black

For those interested in creating a Herb Overkill costume, see if you can find old 60’s style jackets in the thrift stores.

Start with a pair of skinny blue jeans and a belt with a huge gold belt buckle. Find a teal green striped jacket, light purple shirt and narrow tie and boots.

Unless you already have a 60’s hairstyle, the one item you may need to get to complete the costume is a 60’s style wig, like the one to the right.

For even more information, links to clothes and accessories needed and other costume ideas to assemble a Herb Overkill Costume see the DIY Herb Overkill Costume from the Minion Movie page.

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