There are no two ways about it, fans simply cannot get enough of the Despicable Me franchise. From it’s July 2010 debut, both adults and children alike have fallen for Gru his trio of daughters, his accomplice, Dr. Nefario, and those unusual, yellow pill shaped beings, the Minions.
The Original Story of Despicable Me
Gru is an infamous evil scientist who has seen his glory days pass him by. In order to secure the everlasting fame and control of the world that he so desires, as well as the approval of his mother, he decides to shrink the moon and steal it. But first, he has to find a way to steal the shrink gun from Vector, an up and coming young evil scientist who has possession of it. Helping Gru along the way are his trusty army of minions, yellow creatures who speak funny and like to hurt each other.
Along the way, he meets three orphaned sisters to help him with his plan. Gru adopts them, and uses them as his unknowing accomplices. He unintentionally finds himself loving them like daughters. When his sidekick, Dr Nefario returns them to the orphanage, Gru feels awful, even after he steals the shrink ray and the moon.
The movie ends with Gru and the girls reunited and becoming a loving family.
Despicable Me 2
Three years later, the first movie was followed up with a sequel entitled Despicable Me 2. In this film, Gru tried to retire from being a super villain, but he was lured back to helping find El Macho, an even worse bad guy than Gru used to be. The movie featured minions gone wild (in this case, purple with a bad underbite) and Lucy Wilde, who wound up marrying our favorite long nosed villain at the end of the film. Thus, Margot, Edith and Agnes finally had the family of their dreams with a new father and mother.
In the summer of 2015, fans got to know the genesis of those pesky minions when they got their own feature film, The Minion Movie. We met new villains like Scarlet Overkill and her husband, Herb
Fans are not in for a long wait, since Despicable Me 3 will be hitting movie theaters on June 30, 2017. I, for one, can hardly wait!
If your kids are as crazy for minions, Gru, and a funny trio of sisters as mine are, then they will surely want to dress Despicable Me Halloween 3 costumes for Halloween 2017.
The Plot of Despicable Me 3
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Where does the next film take the characters? First all all, we are introduced to Gru’s long lost identical twin brother, Drew. It will be interesting to see where he has been and why he disappeared, since it was painfully obvious to movie goers that Gru’s mother, Marlena, had no interest or love for her son. Nothing he did could ever please her, and her lack of love and compassion affected his entire life. Perhaps that is why he turned into a villain who was always trying to impress his mother…at some point maybe, just maybe she would notice his accomplishments!
Did this lack of love and compassion drive him away? Is this some kind of Parent Trap plot twist with one parent taking one twin and the other taking the other? How will their relationship drive the plot of the film? Steve Carell will be voicing both characters.
Of course, every Despicable Me film needs an antagonist, and this time his name is Balthazar Bratt. He is being voiced by Trey Parker of South Park fame. What made Bratt turn into a brat? He is a former 1980’s child star who had his sitcom cancelled as soon as he became a teen and lost his childlike cuteness. Being the object of mocking has made him turn bad-he uses a special kind of bubble gum to entrap people and to help him take over the world.
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Once again heading the family is Gru, who alongside his wife, Lucy Wilde, are working together. His attire has not changed over the years.
Lucy Wilde Costume
Now married for a few years, Lucy and Gru seem to have found a true partnership. And like him, her attire has not seemed to change since the two first met.
Despicable Me 3 Balthazar Bratt Costume
Balthazar Bratt is a washed up child star from the 1980’s. Once on the top of the ratings heap, his hit television program was abruptly cancelled when he entered puberty. Acne and a changing voice did not fit the young mastermind that he had portrayed for three seasons on his hit show, Evil Bratt. After spending decades off the grid, he has now emerged as a criminal in real life. Using hip hop moves and objects from the 80’s, the gum chewing villain is striking fear in everybody.
This adult men’s Balthazar Bratt costume is available in a standard size 44. It includes the purple jumpsuit with a mock white turtleneck, the headpiece, the moustache and fingerless gloves.
Despicable Me 3 Mel the Minion Costume
What would Gru be without his gaggle of henchmen, known as the minions? As we learned in their very own film, Minions are bent on being bad and committing crime. They are devoted to whomever they work for, but ultimately, it is the Minions who cause the demise of each and every one of them. That is, except for Gru.
When the Minions hook up with Gru, they set out to help him be the world’s most evil Super Villain. But all that changes when he adopts his daughters in the first film and then falls in love with Lucy Wilde in the second film. He is trying hard to be a good, suburban father, but in the third film in the series, his limits are tested once again by his long lost twin brother, Dru.
All this devotion is not lost on Mel. He is tired of Gru’s new non-villain identity and leads a revolt among his tribe of Minions. Of course, since they are followers of bad guys, and Gru is no longer one, they fall behind Mel.
This costume will be coming soon.
Agnes’ Fluffy Unicorn Costume
In the first Despicable Me movie, Gru wins Agnes a giant fluffy unicorn stuffed animal. In fact, Agnes says, “It’s so fluffy, I could die!” By the third installment, Gru and Lucy have lost their jobs, so the ever thoughtful Agnes has a yard sale and sells her precious plush. Your child can now dress as this non-verbal character.
This costume is for the toddler set. It comes with two pieces-the jumpsuit and the hood. It will keep your little one warm on a chilly Halloween night!
Despicable Me 3 Halloween costumes will be very popular this trick or treat season.
Featured image from Pixabay and altered by the author in Picmonkey