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DIY Woody & Jessie Costumes--31 Day of Halloween

Making Halloween costumes has become a tradition at our home.  I enjoy this tradition because I know that whatever my children request, I can work to figure out how to make.

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This year my little boy decided he wanted a Sheriff Woody costume for Halloween.  In keeping with tradition, that means the entire family would have to be Toy Story characters.  So the little man is to have a Woody costume and little sister, with her naturally red hair, had to have a Jessie costume.

The hardest part of making a Woody costume was finding fabric for Woody's top. I found this yellow with orange checks at JoAnn's.  Good find!  I started the little man's outfit with Peek-a-Boo Patterns Classic Oxford Shirt.  This is a great pattern and so professional looking.  Once Halloween is over, he will be able to add it to his wardrobe.  (Check out the pattern HERE)

The cow print vest I drafted myself.  Just used a t-shirt to get the right fit.  I put him in jeans, because I am lazy.  If I do decide to make him some, I will use the Skinny Jeans Pattern from Peek-a-Boo.  As Woody has very tight pants!  (Get the pattern HERE)

For sister, I started by looking at Jessie's top....a lot!  I had to decide how best to get the look.  I decided on a peasant top, because I could get it on her easily.  (I used the THIS pattern for the top and just cut it tunic length)  Next, I stitched the red "rope" design on the yellow fabric using a zigzag stitch.  It was actually quite simple and came out better then I expected.  As you can see I color blocked the top and the sleeves a bit just to get the effect I was looking for.

For the skirt, I actually started with the Sporty Girl Skort Pattern (get it HERE).  This helped with sizing.  I cut the skirt down a bit and then added more fullness to get the ruffled look.  I LOVE how it turned out!


Finally, for their hats.  I had a hard time finding hats that were the right look and color.  So I made them!  Check out the Tutorial HERE!

Overall, I am super happy with the outcome.  They will look awesome.  Now, I just have to figure out mine and the hubs costumes!  (We are going to be Ken and Barbie!  Yikes!!)

Woody and Jessie toy story costume