Purple face make up, gnarly teeth and crazy purple hair are among the special extra items you might need to purchase to make an evil minion costume.
For all the other details on making an Evil Minion costume, see the related page on DIY Purple Minion Costume or dressing up like the Evil Minion.
This one will just focus on purple minion makeup, teeth and hair.
Purple Minion Makeup and Teeth
To become a purple minion, you generally need to be painted purple, with purple face paint. Duh!
The Purple Face Paint from Snazaroo is water-based and easily washes off. Snazarro is
One way to cut down on the amount of purple paint you need to use is have a long sleeved, turtleneck top, so there is less exposed skin to cover with purple face paint.
Cover your hands with black gloves so you don’t have to paint your hands purple too.
The final face touch is to put in gnarly, crooked teeth on the bottom. The gnarly fake teeth give you minion-like teeth. With this set of 9 different false teeth sets you have have your own army of gnashing purple minions.
On to purple hair after a short break to see how the concept for the evil minions came about.
How to Make an Evil Minion (for Despicable Me 2)
This behind the scenes look from Despicable Me 2 gives you a look at the thought process and what went into making a new type of minion—an evil one from the team behind concept for the evil purple minions.
Purple Minion Hair Styles
When styling hair to look like an evil minion, there are several different options. I found at least three different hair styles seen in the pictures of the minions below. If you watch any of the video clips about the minions, you’ll find other styles.
The styles: short and all up like the one-eyed minion, medium and down the middle or long and all over the place like different versions of the two-eyed minion.
Purple Minion Hair
One of the key items for the purple minion is having purple hair. Duh! For those who don’t want to dye their hair purple, getting a wig is the next best thing. The purple punk wigs are the best styles, since they already come slightly crazy looking.
With three wig styles you can create your own family of crazed evil minions. (I think the middle model is rockin’ the Purple Punk Wig).
Purple Minion Costume
For more help in pulling together your own original purple minion costume see the DIY Purple Minion Costume a.k.a. The Evil Minion.
The costume page has all kinds of tips and hints for what to get and how to pull together or mash up an Evil Minion costume.
For help in making your own purple minion goggles, see the 5 Easy Ways to Make a Pair of Minion Goggles page for several simple ways to make a pair of one-eyed or two-eyed goggles.
More Minion Costume pages to help you put together your own unique minion costume for Halloween. Watch for others coming so you can have fun picking your favorite silly minion.
Our Pinterest Board for DIY Purple (Evil) Minion Costume
To share our ideas and inspiration for making your own Purple Minion costume and to collect ideas from other Minion fans we have a Pinterest board especially for the DIY Purple (Evil) Minion Costume Ideas. Be sure to pop over to Pinterest and follow us for updates.
This board is a collection of Purple (Evil) Minion images that inspired the costume, hair and makeup along with more creative ideas for DIY fun from drawings to food with the evil minion.
Costume Breakdown History
This costume breakdown tutorial was originally featured as the Make a Purple Evil Minion Costume lens originally on Squidoo now on HubPages.
Minion Images from Despicable Me on Facebook.