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Make some DIY Toy Story costumes for Halloween! Your kids will love dressing up like their favorite characters!
This year we are being characters from Toy Story, and my kids loved dressing up for Halloween! My son was Buzz Lightyear and my daughter was Jesse. I also made a little stuffed horse that looked liked Bullseye.
I tried taking pictures of them on the car similar to when the toys ride on the back of cars. It’s not quite the same, but they are still really cute “toys!” We were right there to catch my daughter if she got away, but we did tell my son to hold onto her so he tried really hard to make her sit still.
My son is Buzz Lightyear, my daughter is Jessie, I made a Bullseye using Fun of the Fair by Melanie McNeice (eBook), my husband will be Woody, and I think I’m going to be Slinky. (I still have to make both of our costumes.
Now let’s talk about the costumes and the pattern hacks. We found the Buzz Lightyear wings for $1 this summer at a yardsale. Sorry, I don’t have a hack for making that!
I used the Billy Bright Eyes Tee pattern for the top and added the sleeve details. I drafted a hood and attached it to the neckline. For the pants I used the free Retro Sweatpants pattern and took out width in the legs and then added the leg details. I did the cuffs in the colors that closely matched Buzz’s colors.
I didn’t use a pattern for Jessie’s onesie because I just used a long sleeve onesie, painted part of it yellow, and added some red stitching. For the pants I used the free Go-To leggings pattern and sized up bigger than 12 mos. I used a stretchy denim and a non-stretchy white fur to which I added black felt spots.
I drafted my own red cowboy hat which I made a lot of mistakes on so here’s a child cowboy hat pattern that will work better than mine. For the boots I used the leather boots I made earlier this summer which are still HUGE on her.
I did the stuffed pony and I chose to do it in colors just like Bullseye, a light brown body with dark brown hooves. I didn’t have the right thread for the hair so I used some brown yard I had it my stash. I didn’t cut the ends but left them in loops to keep the yarn intact. I omitted the buttons on the legs and eyes because I don’t want them to come off and choke my baby. I also added a brown faux leather saddle just like Bullseye. So far she loves it and loves hugging it!
If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!