DIY Toy Story Costumes

I may not have went to “Infinity and Beyond” to make these costumes, I went to my craft area and I love how these creative costumes came out. 

Below, you will see fun ways to create a Woody, Buzz and popular character from the latest Toy Story 4 movie, Forky costume. 

I love using t-shirts to make DIY costumes. With some acrylic paint, felt and a hot glue gun you can create the t-shirt part of these two characters very easily.

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For Sheriff Woody:

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You will need to wear jeans, cowboy boots (if you have them) and a cowboy hat. The rest of the DIY Costume is in the detail of the shirt.

 

All you need is:

*A yellow t-shirt (I love using the crew neck tees they have at your local craft store)

*White, Black and Brown felt

*Red acrylic paint

*Yellow foam board

*Black sharpie marker

*Hot Glue Gun

 

Directions:

First, we have to paint our yellow shirt. I recommend putting cardboard and/or newspaper between the front and back of the shirt so the paint does not run through. 

I used a straight edge piece of scrap oak tag to make my lines on the shirt. Use red acrylic paint to make the lines. See how I made them below.

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I then made the lines horizontally once the vertical red lines were dry. 

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While the lines were drying, I cut the white felt into the shape of Woody’s vest. I also, cut 2 circles for Woody’s buttons out of the white felt. You will see those on the finished shirt pictures, below.

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Cut black felt into irregular shapes to put onto the white vest halves so it looks like a cow print.

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Now, is the fun part (at least I think so). You will begin hot gluing all the pieces onto the shirt. I trimmed the white vest once I saw it on the shirt. I wanted to make sure there was enough room for the white large buttons and that you would be able to see the shirt between the vest, as well. Once the vest was all glued together and glued to the front of the shirt and the buttons. I then, got my red acrylic paint out, again. I painted the top part of the shirt above the vest and over the collar of the shirt a solid read to look like a bandana. 

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There was a couple more things I needed to add to the shirt so it would be complete and look like Sheriff Woody. All Sheriff’s need their badges. So, I cut a Sheriff badge out of yellow foam board and then wrote, SHERIFF in black sharpie marker onto the front of the badge. Then, I glued it to the right side of the vest. 

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One more thing is missing and it is the cowboy belt and huge belt buckle. I cut two rectangular pieces for the band and a large brown circle for the buckle.

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I think this shirt is a lot of fun to make and whoever is wearing it will love that it is one shirt with all the accessories, attached. A perfect tee shirt costume for a child or an adult to wear. 

 

 

For Buzz Lightyear:

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Now, Buzz will take more time than Woody because you will need to make Buzz’s jet pack wings out of cardboard and I will show you how to make “shoes” that are simplefelt and extremely inexpensive to make. 

 

All you need is:

* White t-shirt

*Lime green, black, purple, red, white and grey acrylic paint

*red, dark green, dark blue, yellow and light blue felt

*white oak tag

*elastic

*black sharpie marker

*cardboard boxes

Directions:

First, we have to paint our white shirt. I recommend putting cardboard and/or newspaper between the front and back of the shirt so the paint does not run through. 

Paint the shape seen below with a lime green acrylic paint under the collar of the t-shirt. 

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Then, paint the purple lines coming down on each side and the black coils in the abdomen area.

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As the paint dries we can cut the felt pieces that we will need for the front of the shirt. First, cut the large circle with red felt. Then, cut red, dark green and the dark blue felt to make the 3 cylinder shaped buttons to be on the opposite side of the shirt. I also cut a large light blue half circle and a yellow rectangle out of the felt.

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Hot glue the pieces to the front of the shirt (seen below) and then, write LIGHTYEAR on the yellow piece of felt with your Black Sharpie Marker.

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Once it is dry then, the front of your shirt is complete. 

For the “shoes”, I recommend making it super simple and have whoever is wearing the costume wear sneakers. Sneakers make it so much easier to walk around if you are trick or treating and overall are a safer shoe option. I also love that the laces make it easy to attach my “shoe” design to your sneaker. All you have to do is cut 2 white pieces of oak tag and then paint the ends of the white oak tag with the lime green paint. 

Once the paint dries you can then punch 2 holes into the oak tag. When you want to wear the buzz light year shoes you just have to put the laces through the holes and tie your shoes the way you normally would. Easy and simple!

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Now, comes the more complicated part of the costume but, when you are done making it you will LOVE it. The Buzz Lightyear jet pack is lightweight this way and it looks great on. Are you ready to make your cardboard box jet pack? Let’s do this…

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First, you will cut the larger piece of the cardboard to look like the picture above. You want to make sure whoever is wearing the costume that the “wings” are wider than them so you can see the wings from the front of the costume, as well.

On the angle of the top of the wings you will want at least an inch at the end (as shown below) and then about a 1 1/2 inch side to the wings. The sides are about a ruler thick. 

 

 

Then, we made the center piece of the jet pack.

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Attach it to the center of the wide wings with gorilla tape.

 

You will see the pencil markings of the details below.   

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Measuring out the parts made a huge difference in how it looked once it was finished. 

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Then, on the other side you will have to paint it, as well.

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Then, once it is completely dried you will want to use elastic to put in the center of the board so you can wear the jet pack. 

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This makes a great Buzz Lightyear costume for your youngest or oldest Buzz fan. I love pairing it with Woody for a best friends costume. 

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If you have a Forky fan then we have a fun and easy costume you can make, as well. 

 

 

For Forky:

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All you need is:

*a white hat

*a white shirt

*white oak tag

*red chenille pipe cleaner

*one large googly eye and one ths is a bit smaller

*blue and beige foam board

 

Directions:

First, cut a white piece of oak tag to look like the top of a Spork. (see below) Then, hot glue it to the white baseball cap. You can find these hats for a low price at your local craft store. 

 

For the “shoes”, I recommend making it super simple and have whoever is wearing the costume wear sneakers. Sneakers make it so much easier to walk around if you are trick or treating and overall are a safer shoe option. I also love that the laces make it easy to attach my “shoe” design to your sneaker. All you have to do is cut 2 pieces of beige or light brown foam board to cover the length of the shoes. This will represent what would of been the craft sticks on Forky’s feet. I then, drew a rainbow on a white piece of paper and cut it out and glued it to the top of the right “foot”. 

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The face and arm placement may have to be placed on the shirt and moved around depending on the size of the shirt and the person wearing it. You can see the shirt below to see how I placed the googly eyes and the red chenille eyebrows and arms. For the mouth I cut a smile like Forky’s out of blue foam board. For the rosy cheeks I rubbed a red crayon on the cheek area as if it were blush. 

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I love how this costume turned out. It is simple and cute.

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Other Characters from Toy Story:

I made a few years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head out of pillow cases and I had velcro on it so you could change the faces. A super fun and interactive costume.

Read more 

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Pinterest Costume Ideas: 

We hope you have a fun time at your costume party and enjoy making your own costumes as much as we do!

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