On July 3rd, 2013, Illumination Entertainment premiered the long awaited sequel to Despicable Me. The movie, creatively titled Despicable Me 2, picks up where the the last movie ended. Gru, a former super villain, has changed his evil ways. Along with his three daughters, Margo, Edith and Agnes, he is living the life of a single suburban dad.
It isn’t always easy for Gru, as the girls are growing up and he does not want them to. Margo’s newfound interest in boys is driving him insane.
He still has his henchmen, the minions, working for him, just in a different capacity. Instead of creating evil plans to take over the world and steal things like the moon, he is using his creative juices to make a new line of jelly. Gru even has his sidekick, Dr. Nefario, working alongside him.
All of this comes to an end when Lucy Wilde comes to town. She is an agent with the Anti Villain League (AVL), and her mission is recruit him to find out who is making the serum that turns animals into undestroyable machines of destruction.
Just Who is Lucy Wilde?
As an agent for the Anti Villain League, Lucy had been on several missions before being assigned to Gru. She is cheerful and perky, but not in an annoying kind of way. She is a great balance for Gru, who most of the time, seems like a very unhappy character.
Lucy has many skills that make her a good secret agent. She uses her tools, like the Lipstick Taser, to capture her prey, or the Moose Tranquilizer dart gun to help Gru end a really bad first date with the obnoxious health nut, Shannon. She loves her job, and capturing Gru gave her quite a buzz, as he was a challenge to bring into the agency to meet her boss.
Lucy is quick-too quick in fact-to use her martial arts skills. This can be seen in the bakery scene of the movie, when Gru and she go undercover at the mall as the owners of “Bake My Day”.
Her X-ray glasses are used to help find the mutating serum that if not collected, will make whomever owns it the rulers of the world.
Create Your Own Lucy Wilde Costume
While there is no official Lucy Wilde costume, that does not mean that you cannot create one yourself! Despite being a secret agent on the hunt for criminals, Lucy dresses very feminine. No pants and flats for her! She is always seen wearing a long turquoise dress and heels.
Here are some dresses that are inspired by Lucy. They are all reasonably priced and come in a variety of sizes. You can even wear it to a formal occasion once Halloween is over! Click on each dress to see it in its full length version.
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