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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

Looking for more Disney inspired costumes?  Check out some of these.
Angry Bird R2D2 from Twin Dragonfly Designs
DIY Ducktales Costume from Suburban Wife City Life
Officer Judy Hopps from Houseful of Handmade
Minnie Mouse Costume from Unoriginal Mom
Darth Maul and Yoda from The Scrap Shoppe Blog
No Sew Minnie Mouse from Sugar Bee Crafts
Merida Costume from It Happens in a Blink
Dole Whip Costume from Girl Loves Glam
Easy Jedi Costume from Fleece Fun
Easy Minnie Mouse from The Celebration Shoppe
Monsters Inc. Tees from Creatively Beth