How to dress up like the characters in "Toy Story"

Updated April 17, 2017

The "Toy Story" saga one has entertained children and adults for generations now. The characters have become icons of pop culture and thus lend themselves well to becoming costumes for adults and children. Many of the character's costumes, such as Woody and Jessie, can be made using many articles of clothing already in your closet. Attention to detail in the costume finishing touches will help make the characters recognisable.

Jessie costume

Purchase a plain white, collared, button-up shirt.

Paint the top, front portion of the shirt with an orange and yellow pattern to match Jessie's top in "Toy Story." Allow the shirt to dry before putting on. Slip the two yellow armbands around the wrist of the sleeves. Pin in place if necessary.

Put on the black and white printed leggings and then the jean skirt or shorts over them.

Tuck the white shirt into the jean skirt or shorts and leggings. Place a belt with a bold belt buckle around the waist.

Pull the hair back, braid it and tie it with a yellow ribbon.

Add cowboy boots and a cowboy hat to the ensemble to complete the look.

Woody costume

Dress in a button up, yellow and red plaid shirt and blue jeans. Add a belt with a bold belt buckle.

Tuck the shirt into a pair of jeans and then tuck the jeans into the cowboy boots.

Cut holes in the cow print fabric to fit your arms through. Slip the fabric on over the button-up shirt and have an assistant help you trim down the fabric to form a vest.

Cut a star out of yellow construction paper, write the word, "Sheriff," on the star and pin it to the breast of the shirt.

Tie a red bandanna around your neck and add a cowboy hat to complete the ensemble.

Things You'll Need

  • White shirt
  • Yellow and orange fabric paint
  • Jean skirt or shorts
  • 2 yellow armbands
  • Black and white leggings
  • Belt with belt buckle
  • Cowboy boots
  • Yellow ribbon
  • Cowboy hat
  • Yellow and orange plaid shirt
  • Blue jeans
  • Belt with buckle
  • Cowboy boots
  • Cow print fabric
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Pin
  • Scissors
  • Cowboy hat
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About the Author

Michelle Barry graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then, she has worked as a reporter for the Wilbraham-Hampden Times, an editor for Month9Books and Evolved Publishing, editor and has spent the past seven years in marketing and graphic design. She also has an extensive background in dance.