When it comes to choosing Halloween costumes it seems as though Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie are perfect selections because it’s like their characters were drawn for the occasion. You would be hard pressed to to find a film that inspired more Halloween outfits than the animated Toy Story.
Choosing Unique Toy Story Costumes
Toy Story costumes may be top on your list for Halloween costume ideas this year, especially since it’s so easy to find a Sheriff Woody, Cowgirl Jessie, or Buzz Lightyear getup. But wouldn’t be be more exciting to express more of your individuality and go with a less well-known toy from the blockbuster movies?
Of course, Toy Story costumes don’t need to be limited to the three most well known characters. These are some lesser known players that would make excellent Toy Story costumes:
Lovable Bo Peep
This toy is modeled after Little Bo Beep from the popular children’s story. In the first movie, Bo Beep plays the object of Sheriff Woody’s affections, so this Toy Story costume would work great as a couples costume. You can probably find what you need to create a cute shepherdess ensemble at a local thrift shop.
Hamm the Piggy Bank
Hamm really stole the show for many fans of the Toy Story films. Purchasing a pig costume would allow you to create a Toy Story costume in Hamm’s image rather easily. He is a piggy bank, so you just need to make it obvious that there’s a coin slot on the back and a cork on the tummy. Of course you can simply find a ready-made Hamm costume online if that’s more up your alley.
Try Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head is a potato-shaped toy with large, colorful body parts that detach. His character is sarcastic and outspoken, and as far as Toy Story costumes go, he makes a great one! A Mr. Potato Head Toy Story costume is a great chance to get creative ? imagine all the possibilities with those interchangeable parts!
And, for girls, Mrs. Potato Head is a great Toy Story costume choice. She looks similar to Mr. Potato Head, with more feminine looking features. Again, Mrs. Potato Head Toy Story costumes are a great way to show off your creative side!
You’ll remember Sarge as the leader of the toy soldiers made of green plastic. He’s still one of the more popular characters and creating his signature all green uniform is as simple as finding an Army surplus store and some green face makeup.
Bo Peep, Hamm, Mr. (or Mrs.) Potato Head, and Sarge are all great examples of Toy Story costumes. Why be just another Woody, Jessie, or Buzz at the party when you could stand out in the crowd as one of the other Toy Story movie characters? Regardless of which Toy Story character you choose, Toy Story costumes are sure to be a hit at any gathering!
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