How to Dress Like Gru

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Men's Bald Cap Beige
The Nose Foam Prosthetics
Wool-Blend Zip-Up Jacket
Turtleneck Pullover Sweater
Slim Fit Dress Pants
Soft Knit Striped Scarf
Men's Dumont Boot

Best Gru Costume Guide

Don’t try becoming the world’s #1 villain without first looking the part. Dress just like Felonious Gru from the movies Despicable Me and The Minions, and you’ll have the world’s #1 [Halloween] costume. Transform into the former supervillain who is the husband of AVL agent Lucy Wilde and father of daughters Margo Gru, Edith Gru, and Agnes Gru. You’ll also become the leader of the Minions and the twin brother of Dru Gru.

Get Gru’s look with a Men’s Beige Bald Cap, a Prosthetic Nose, Turtleneck Pullover Sweater, Slim Fit Dress Pants, Wool-Blend Zip-Up Jacket, and Men’s Black Chukka Boot. Wrap up in a Soft Knit Striped Scarf, and the only thing missing will be Steve Carell’s awesome accent!

Gru Cosplay Costumes

If you’ve ever watched the popular movie, Despicable Me, then chance are you recognize this number one villain. Well, Gru starts out as the number one villain but as the movie series progresses, you see a softer side of him as he realizes being evil isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be at times. This is also a great costume to include in a group cosplay if you find a few people willing to dress up as minions!

The things you’ll need in order to pull off a successful Gru costume are a bald cap (if required), a prosthetic nose, a black zip-up jacket, a pullover turtleneck sweater, black dress pants, a knit striped scarf and black boots to complete the look.

Gru Costume Tips & FAQs

Transform into the mastermind with a heart of gold with our Gru costume guide FAQ, inspired by the character from “Despicable Me” and “The Minions.” Ideal for fans looking to capture Gru’s unique blend of villainy and vulnerability, this guide will help you recreate his iconic look, complete with his distinctive silhouette and Eastern European accent.

Gru's outfit is both simple and distinctive. The main components include a long, dark gray, zip-up coat with a wide collar, resembling a trench coat or a lab coat. Underneath, he typically wears a light gray scarf and black pants. Gru's shoes are black and practical. One of his most distinctive features is his bald head, and he has a long, pointed nose. To complete the look, Gru's physique is quite slender with a notably broad upper body and very skinny legs.

To replicate Gru's facial features, consider using makeup to create the illusion of a longer, pointed nose. If you're committed to an authentic look, a bald cap can be used to mimic his baldness. For Gru's physique, if you don't naturally have a broad upper body, you can create the illusion by padding the shoulders of the coat. Using tight-fitting black pants will help emphasize the skinny legs.

Gru wears simple, black, round-toed shoes. For accessories, his light gray scarf is important – it should be long enough to hang down the front of the coat. Optionally, you might carry a freeze ray or a Minion toy to add a fun element that ties back to his role as a supervillain-turned-hero.

To fully capture Gru's character, adopt his unique Eastern European accent and his slightly hunched posture. Gru often has a stern expression, but he also shows a softer side, especially around his daughters and the Minions. His walk is distinctive, with a bit of a waddle due to his skinny legs.

Including some of Gru's quotes can make your costume portrayal more engaging: "I'm not a bad guy. I'm just a bad villain.," "Light bulb!," "When I'm done with Gru, he's gonna be begging for mercy!," "It's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!" and "We stole the Statue of Liberty... the small one, from Las Vegas!." These quotes capture Gru's humorous attempts at villainy, his eventual softening, and his quirky personality.

About Gru

Felonius Gru was born into a family that had quite the long line of villainy and Gru actually once possessed the title of the world’s greatest villain. Committing crimes and gaining infamous attention is all that Gru sought and when he realized that Vector stole his plans to steal the Pyramid of Giza, Gru came up with something better. Gru decided to commit the crime of stealing the moon but he was eventually interrupted and soon became the adoptive father of Margo, Edith, and Agnes.

He first considered the girls as just pawns in his evil plans but after living with them for a while and getting to know them, he warmed up to them and eventually loved them as his own. Gru eventually decided to become a stay-at-home dad and turn his lab into a jelly manufacturing plant.


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