The animated comedy Despicable Me was one of last summer’s biggest hits. The film follows the adventures of Gru (Steve Carell, “The Office”), a failed supervillain of sorts. He plans a comeback of sorts by pulling off the century’s biggest heists: stealing the moon. However, after a rival villain gets in his way, Gru discovers the only way to make his plan fool-proof is to… adopt three little girls? Okay, you need to watch the movie for it all to make sense, but I definitely recommend it. Despicable Me is adorable, quirky, and surprisingly filled with fashion inspiration. Yes, you read that right. Check out the trailer:
Look #1: Gru
Gru is the hero of our story, a prideful supervillain who has lost his edge.
Gru’s look is very monochromatic- just basic black and gray. It’s the details though that make this look stand out, like the thick rugby scarf, turtleneck with cap sleeves, and the motorcycle jacket (this Walmart one is actually made of cotton!). Emphasize the androgyny of this look by wearing menswear-inspired shoes, like this pair of heeled oxfords. I added the futuristic, metallic pair for those who are more daring. The blue moon earrings add a colorful, whimsical touch.
Look #2: Margo
Margo (Miranda Cosgrove, “iCarly”) is the oldest of the three sisters Gru adopts. While she’s motherly towards the younger girls, Margo is really a sassy smart aleck. Her look is a great example of how to combine girly items with a more tomboy style.
Look #3: The Minions
No villain is complete with his henchmen, and you can’t talk about Despicable Me without mentioning the adorable minions. So of course, I was tempted to create an outfit inspired by them- no googles or overalls included.
Bonus Look: Vector
In Despicable Me, Vector (Jason Segel, “How I Met Your Mother”) is a young supervillain who begins a rivalry with Gru when he steals the Great Pyramid at the beginning of the movie. He’s always seen wearing this bright orange tracksuit.
Hooide, tank, running shorts, watch, and sneakers- all Old Navy.
I decided to create a cute workout outfit based on Vector’s look. Fun workout clothes are great motivation for hitting the gym– really! Although Vector wears orange, a trendy spring shade, I decided to pick out more melon-colored gym basics. Feeling athletic yet?
Have you guys seen Despicable Me? What did you think of all the characters? Would you wear any of these outfits? Let me know in the comments!