With the recent release of Toy Story 3, Toy Story remains a favorite of many young children, and for that reason, Toy Story characters are sure to continue as popular costume choices this Halloween. As in years past, the most popular character costumes will continue to be Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; however, each year, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, or Slinky Dog is sure to be seen.
On average one can expect to spend between fifteen and fifty dollars for a Toy Story costume. A simple pull-on T-Rex torso can be found rather inexpensively; however, a complete Cowboy Woody can cost closer to that fifty dollar mark, with deluxe Buzz Lightyear costumes costing even more. It is of course, advantageous to do some price comparison shopping, and some of the best deals are available online.
For those who prefer not to spend fifty dollars for their youngsters' costumes this year, a homemade Toy Story costume can be created quite affordably. Woody, for example, requires jeans, already found in the closets of most little boys; a yellow shirt, which can be found in a department store and worn long after the costume is needed; a red handkerchief, available for a dollar at most supercenters; and a sheriff's badge, again available for a dollar or less at numerous retailers. The hat, vest, and boots may require the most invention or finances, depending upon one's preference. Even the mildly creative can construct a vest with just a paper bag and a marker. Cowboy boots could hopefully be borrowed if a pair is not already in one's home. One might also be surprised by what is available on clearance in the kids' shoe department of many stores. The cowboy hat worn by Woody is rather distinct. If the exact look of the hat is irrelevant to the child, any cowboy hat will do; however, Woody hats (as well as other accessories intended as birthday party favors) are available at party stores quite inexpensively. The key is to look in the party area as opposed to the costume area.
Whether purchased or homemade, kids are sure to look great in Toy Story costumes this year.