You can’t dress up as a minion this Halloween without finishing your costume off with some minion goggles. This page is here to point you in the right direction and give you inspiration for this key part of your minion costume.
Despicable Me Minion Goggles
Create your own and ready to buy Minion Goggles
There is a range of options available to you if you want to get your hand on some minion costume goggles. You can find some ready to buy minion goggles for kids or adults on this site – you will see them linked above. We also have a ‘DIY minion goggles’ guide on our site too.
Complete your costume with Minion Goggles
For both the yellow minion and the purple minion costume one of the most iconic pieces will be the minion goggles! They are a must-have item to complete your costume and be instantly recognizable when you walk into the room of the party.
DIY Minion Goggles
When deciding on goggles to buy or what materials you will need to make your minion goggles you need to know what they look like. There are two types of minion goggles which depend on the number of eyes the minion has. Some minions have one eye, others two.
Here is a checklist for the attributes of the Despicable Me minion goggles:
- Thick black strap that circles around the head
- Very deep lenses – probably around 3 inches thick
- The lenses are cased in a thick silver/grey metal frame
- They can have one or two eyes – two eyed goggles are easier to wear (obviously)
Why do Minions wear Goggles?
In the first two Despicable Me movies you never see a minion that is not wearing goggles. So why do they wear goggles?
This may be a question the new ‘The Minion’ movie will answer, as this movie goes back in time and give the full story of the minions.
However the answer we think is rather simple, they spend their lives in a lab, spending their days experimenting and engineering. This is a job that involves goggles and therefore has become part of their uniform.
Some people think the minion goggles are part of the minion’s body. We do not think this is the case as in the second Despicable Me movie you see a minion with a cracked pair of goggles – which would be painful if they were indeed a part of the minion! Also, in the Minions spin-off movie, they are wearing wooden goggles during the caveman times.
One thing is for certain, if you are dressing up as a minion, whether a cute yellow minion or an evil purple minion you are going to need a pair of minion goggles to make your costume instantly recognizable.