You can buy Toy Story costumes at local stores, order them on the internet or make your own. Many of the characters’ costumes are simple and cheap enough to make at home. Our favorite happens to be Mr. Potato Head.
Probably our interest in him is that his voice is provided by Don Rickles, a veteran comedian who’s famous for his faux nasty insult routines. Additionally, Rickles looks like a model for Mr. Potato Head. He has a squat build, beady eyes and a bald head that appear that it just came from a potato bin.
Choosing someone to wear the Mr. Potato Head costume at Halloween shouldn’t be too difficult. Everyone has a crochety old uncle who can make a perfect fit. All he needs is a big black mustache, black derby hat, exaggerated (if necessary) big pink ears and oversized lace-up shoes. The most effective body costume would be a big inflated tan balloon or tan plastic bag that has been stuff to give it the Mr. Potato Head roundness down to his shoes.
If you’re looking for Toy Story costumes for a couple for Halloween partying, check in on the figure of Mrs. Potato Head. She’s topped by a yellow bonnet, her big pink ears are pierced with yellow rings and she carries a red pocketbook. Her most glamorous feature is a pair of big red lips.
Woody’s outfit is similar to all toy cowboy figures we’ve seen since the days when every kid in the neighborhood had a Roy Rogers kit. A cowboy outfit shouldn’t be difficult to find at a costume shop. You can also make your own if there are kids’ cowboy gear around the house or up in the attic. Woody needs a yellow checked shirt, blue trousers, red bandana, brown boots, cowboy hat and six-shooter.
Of course, the other star and most colorful one of the gang in Toy Story is Buzz Lightyear. He’s the guy in a space suit that looks like he’s about to step out of his rocket ship to explore the surface of Mars. Of course, you can find a Buzz costume at most costume shops. However, unless you’re very creative, it would be difficult to put together your own.
Buzz wears a metalic-colored space suit with green accessories, including a backpack. Most notable is his large. plastic-topped clear helmet. He wearas a small purple cap with microphone. His shoulders, elbows and knees are jointed so he can have adequate movement on whatever planet he is exploring.
Of course, there are other Toy Story characters that would be fun to buy or make as Halloween costumes. However, as with any Hollywood movie, some are more famous as top stars of the movie, and they expect to be the first chosen for your Halloween costumes.