May 27, 2010
Toy Story 3 comes out in a couple of weeks, so we’re going to look at the characters that have made this movie series so memorable. First up, Sheriff Woody. Woody has been the Toy Story protagonist since the first Toy Stoy movie was released in 1995. Woody’s costume has become iconic due to the success of the movies, but his voice has always been what fans recognized the most. Tom Hanks provides the voice of Woody, and he agreed to do the part after a short clip was put together featuring Woody with a voice-over from one of Hanks earlier movies. This was Tom Hanks first appearance in an animated film.
Woody has always been a do-gooder, and he was the fearless leader of the toys before Buzz’s arival. He continued to be the voice of reason as the other toys were wowed by Buzz’s laser and impressive wing-span. What makes Woody a great character, and a character that you can base multiple movies around, are his flaws. Woody has a prideful streak, and along with that a jealous streak, that continually gets him into trouble. The audience knows that Woody has a good heart, and his struggle to overcome his pride creates the conflict that makes Toy Story such a great movie. Enough with the philisophical analysis though, check out all of the different iterations of the Woody costume.
Infant Woody Costume
Kids Woody Costume
Child Woody Costume
Adult Woody Costume
There are lots of great Woody Costumes available, and you can make your own without too much trouble. Toy Story costumes are great for groups or couples because the characters are so memorable. Check out Costume City for more great Toy Story costumes for the release of Toy Story 3.
May 21, 2010
CostumeCity.Com has a large selection of Iron Man costumes, and we’re going to look at how they stack up with the real thing. This first one is the Adult Iron Man Mark VI Collector’s Edition. It is a very swanky looking costume and would be great for anyone who really wants to get into the Iron Man spirit. Can you tell which costume is from the movie and which one is the store bought variety? I’ll give you the hint: the one on the left is a lot cheaper than the one on the right.
This costume is a kid’s Mark VI model featuring a light up chest. This is a a top-of-the-line kid’s costume and features padded muscles. This is the perfect costume for kid’s to fly around in without bumping and bruising themselves.
Finally we have this women’s Iron Man costume. The Ironette Deluxe costume takes the classic Iron Man colors and logos and repackages them in a sassy outfit perfect for any party.
We have lots more Iron Man costumes in our store, and we have some great Iron Man Party Supplies perfect for any fan. Post pictures of your own homemade Iron Man costume and we can compare. Check this out to see what you’re up against.
May 20, 2010
Welcome to the first CostumeCity.Com blog post. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the different Iron Man costumes, both on screen and in print. We’ll start with the newest iteration, the costume from the new Iron Man movie. This costume is very similar to the costume from the first Iron Man movie, and if they made any changes it is hard to tell. It’s a pretty swanky look costume with lots of parts sticking out. It definitely isn’t as streamlined as some of the other Iron Man costumes, but it’s no clunker. I would say that this version of the costume is very robotic looking. The joints are accented and this gives a mechanical look to the whole thing.
Next we will take a look at the Iron Man armor from the Ultimate line of comics. I like this costume, it has a very futuristic look to it. The other Iron Man costumes carry a heavy resemblence to robots but this one has a more alien or space suit feel. I think that this life-like quality helps to fill out the Iron Man character and bring out the side of Tony Stark that makes him so interesting.
This is one of the more current iterations of Iron Man from the comics. It looks similar to the movie version with the highly robotisized accents. This looks too much like some kind of Doomsday robot that someone built.
Of course we can’t forget about the original Iron Man. This is one of the oldest versions of the suit, and it looks downright ancient compared to the more updated Iron Man. Oh well, everyone has to start somewhere.
If you’re interested in Iron Man costumes, be sure to check out our complete line of Iron Man costumes at http://store.costumecity.com/ironman.html. Let me know if I missed an important Iron Man costume or leave a comment if you want to vote for your favorite.