DIY Edith Costume (Sister from Despicable Me)

Create Your Own Edith Costume

Great idea for a group costume this year is to go as the Despicable Me sisters which were adopted by Gru. In order of age (oldest to youngest) the sisters are Margo, Edith and Agnes. In this post, we’re going to focus on little Edith.

The DIY Edith Costume

Who is Edith?

Edith is the tomboy of the sisters and could be said to be the slightly crazy middle child of the family. She seems to get herself into trouble easily and is a very inquisitive character. Edith is a child, around 8/9 years old although this is not mentioned in the movie, but sometimes acts a little older than she is.

How to create an Edith Costume

The great thing about Edith is that she has a very distinctive look. She wears the same clothes pretty much throughout the two movies so this is a costume that will get recognized and is super easy to copy.

Edith’s Appearance

Edith is always in her pink striped knitted sweater alongside a matching knitted beanie hat with earflaps and tassels. Once you have these two items your half way there!

For the bottom half of her outfit, you will need a dark red/purple skirt worn on top of some purple leggings, complete the bottom half with some white Ugg /snow boots.

Finishing touches

Edith has quite short, shaggy blonde hair which is never fully seen in any of the movies due to her always wearing her iconic pink beanie, so you might want to add a short bright blonde wig to your costume shopping list.

She has a very smooth, pale, natural skin color, so go light on any makeup and try to create a natural look.

And yes, a DIY Edith costume is that easy! Check out our Margot costume post here.

Easy DIY Edith Costume