Saturday, October 15, 2011

Where art thou minion?

So me and Danish finally got around to making our Despicable Me Minion goggles. We are using them for our halloween costumes, which I will be updating as we go. Im sooooo EXCITED to finally wear them. 
We used 2" pvc, vinyl bumpers, wire to connect the two and make them flexible, epoxy, crazy glue, some rust stop oil based paint, straps, and some strap adjustors, sand paper, weather stripping (so it doesnt hurt our faces). Every single item that I used here was found in a local mom and pop hardware store.I would really like to ad some lenses that would make my eyes look huge, but I have not found anything that I could see through. =(
The minions have a silver clasp on the side of them (what they would use to tighten them) so I just put come quick connectors on the side of them.
 I guess we did a pretty good job ad them seeing that I look preeetyyyy rediculous wearing them. The two "googles" are supposed to be connected, but seeing as I have a nose, thats kinda impossible.
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  1. Wow a lot of effort going into this costume and it looks great, nice job! Will you be making a Zelda or Sheik one next? I can imagine photos of both together would be great attention for your blog, particularly if u displayed them at a cosplay event and gave out your blog address on business cards...

  2. I'm actually in the process of making a Malon costume. Sheik and Zelda are also very high on my to do list!
    That reminds me, I need to get business cards.
    I will hopefully be attending supercon and megacon in florida next year.
    Thank you very much!

  3. Are you selling them?

    1. Yeah. You can buy one for $20 including shipping. XD email me at with your information.

  4. how much did it cost to make these goggles?

  5. i want a pair but im not sure if theyll get to me in time :( live in ottawa ontario.

  6. Hello!

    I emailed you at about a week ago, but haven't heard back yet...

    My name is Jessica, I am the competition team director at
    a dance studio in San Jose, Ca. This year my Hip-hop comp team
    is performing a piece called "Despicable", based on the movie
    Despicable Me. I have 3 minions... a 7 yr. old, 8 yr. old, and 11 yr.
    old. I would like them to have goggles, 2 pairs with two eyes... and
    one pair for the 7 yr. old with the one big eye. I saw your goggles
    for halloween and they are brilliant!!! Would you be willing to make 3
    pairs (at $20 a piece... i think is what it said you charge)? Their
    first comp is Friday, March 1st... so I would need them asap!

    Thank you so much! Please let me know either way!
    - Jessica

  7. These goggles are so cute!! I featured them tonight over on my blog. Head over to check it out :-)

  8. Could you do a tutorial that you sell for like 5 dollars? I want to make them for my sons Halloween costume and I don't understand how you attached the straps and the rubber part that was against your face. Thanks for your help!

  9. Can you make me a couple for purchase?

  10. Can you make them for purchase???