If you're in search of a playful dress-up idea for Halloween, this Toy Story group costume is definitely it. Perfect for the whole family (or a motley crew of friends), our DIY and store-bought costume combo is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of Toy Story fans, young and old. Ahead you'll find tips and tricks for recreating all these iconic and animated looks IRL!
Woody: The "favorite" toy of them all, Woody is more than just a cowboy — he's Andy's best friend! Channel him with a Woody accessory kit ($16), boot covers ($12), a yellow shirt ($11), and blue jeans ($20). Finish by using a red permanent marker to draw a grid print on the shirt for the added Wild West touch.
Jessie: For this fun-lovin' gal's costume, we DIYed western style pants and a shirt using cow print fabric ($12), yellow felt ($6), jeggings ($13), and a white collared shirt ($23). Cut out the felt to fit on her shirt's collar and cuffs. Draw the looped design with a red Sharpie ($5) on the felt and attach both the cuffs and the collar using a hot glue gun. For the pants, cut out long rectangles of the cow print fabric roughly the size of the front panel of the jeans. Then, glue only the top half of the fabric so the pieces remain flowy. To copy Jessie's hair, use a spool of red yarn ($14), cutting into even strands, and then tying the bunch in the middle to act as a part. Pin in place, and braid down the back. Top it off with a cowgirl hat ($11).
Buzz Lightyear: While Buzz might have stolen the spotlight from Woody, they ended up closer than ever after all of their adventures. Skip the DIY and opt for this deluxe Buzz Lightyear costume ($75) — perfect for blasting off!
For Buzz's makeup, use black face paint and an angled brow brush to paint on the eyebrows. Apply a really light lip color and highlight with a white liner. Don’t forget to add his signature chin spiral with a fine paint brush and face paint or liquid eyeliner.
Mr. Potato Head: This DIY costume is actually a lot easier than it looks. Start by cutting out two large pieces of cardboard into the shape of a potato and then painting them with orange-brown paint ($7). Once dry, add the facial features using foam paper and hot gluing them onto your tater. Cut out foam paper covers for the shoes and wear a white shirt ($6), blue leggings ($25), and white gloves ($9) under the cardboard. Now, who will be Mrs. Potato Head?
Mrs. Potato Head: Just like Mr. Potato Head, this cute potato can be made with the same cardboard, paint, foam, and hot glue. Then wear some white gloves ($9), red leggings ($17), and a perfect bowler hat ($7) with it all.
Rex: The Toy Story gang is nothing without this adorable dino! The costume is composed of an inflatable dinosaur costume ($48), green paint ($5), and white paint ($10). Brush paint on the costume and use foam paper cut-outs for the eyes and you're all set to be the life-sized, toy dino you've always wanted to be.
Who's the cuter tater? We'll let you hash brown it out.
Your kiddo will be *thrilled* to dress up as their favorite character — especially if you are dressed up, too! This Woody kids costume ($45) comes with everything you need for the most adorable little dude to help you keep the countryside safe.
Every superhero needs a sidekick, grab this Buzz baby costume ($32) for the perfect companion to help you save the galaxy.
These two are just the cutest Buzz and Woody of all time!
Gather your cow wrangling gang and break out the buckaroo accents as you strut your stuff through the neighborhood in search of Halloween treats.
Get your freeze frame faces ready for when the kiddos come around — we wouldn't want anyone to think the toys are coming to life!
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Production, Wardrobe, Hair, and Makeup: Misty Spinney
Models: Patrick Carr, Misty Spinney, Jeff Kneis, Lindsey Graham-Jones, Mike Clemens
Photography: Kurt Andre
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