Cool Costume of the Week for 6/25/2010

June 24, 2010

This week’s cool costume sticks to theme of most of our recent updates, Toy Story 3. This homemade Buzz Lightyear costume is an impressive replica of the our favorite Space Ranger; the chest piece look great for a do-it yourself project. I like that the ranger outfit has a bulky look, which many of the store-bought Buzz Lightyear costumes are lacking. As an added bonus, this week’s costume also includes a step-by-step guide on how to reproduce it yourself. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.


Made by seamster at instructables.com

Made by seamster at instructables.com

This is a really cool costume not only because it represents the character well, but also because you could make it yourself. Congratulations to seamster for putting together such a great costume for his kids.

We’ve got a runner up for the Cool Costume of the Week with this professionally done Buzz costume.

Buzz Lightyear Costume by Bruno

See you next week for another edition of the Cool Costume of the Week.

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A Look at the Cast of Toy Story 3: Jessie

June 3, 2010

Toy Story costumes are selling like hotcakes, so we’re going to keep on rolling with our profiles of the Toy Story characters and their costumes. Today we’re look at Jessie, who is voiced by Joan Cusak. Jessie has, along with Woody and Buzz, one of the most recognizable and popular Toy Story costumes. Her classic western style makes her a great choice for any young girl looking for a Halloween costume. Jessie is different that the other characters from Toy Story that we’ve profiled so far because she didn’t make her first apperance until Toy Story 2. Jessie also doesn’t start out as one of Andy’s toys, instead, Woody first meets her after being captured by Al McWhiggin, the owner of Al’s Toybarn.

Jessie on a Poster for Toy Story 3

Jessie, like all of the other Toy Story characters, is much more than just a toy. While she doesn’t suffer from the same delusions of being the real thing that Buzz did, she is very afraid of being put back into a box for the rest of her life. Jessie intially seems to be a bubbly toy who is always excited, but we soon find out that she has a deep seeded fear of going into storage. When Woody and Jessie meet there is conflict between the two of them due to the Prospector’s manipulations. This tension soon dissolves, and Woody and Jessie find themselves getting along.  As the film closes, Jessie and Buzz are seen together and another romance between two of Andy’s toys is born. As I stated earlier, Jessie has a great costume that doesn’t require too much work to duplicate. We have a couple of different versions of the Jessie costume at CostumeCity.Com

Child Jessie Costume

Child Deluxe Jessie Costume

Adult Jessie Costume

Adult Deluxe Jessie Costume

 We’ve got lots of other Toy Story costumes at CostumeCity.Com. Check out all of our costumes and costume accessories. If there any Toy Story characters that you want to know more about, leave us a comment and we’ll be sure to profile them before the movie comes out next friday.


A Look at the Cast of Toy Story 3: Buzz Lightyear

June 1, 2010

Buzz Lightyear originally appeared in the 1995 release of Disney’s Toy Story. Since then he has gone on to appear in the two subsequent Toy Story films, his own feature film, a TV show and he ventured into space for a stay on the International Space Station. Buzz Lightyear was given to Andy (who owns all of the toys in Toy Story) as a gift for his birthday. After being unwrapped, Buzz insisted that he was the real Buzz Lightyear, not a toy. Conflict immediately arose between Woody and Buzz because it appeared that Buzz was taking over Woody’s spot as Andy’s favorite. This conflict eventually escalated and led to Woody and Buzz being trapped in Sid’s house. After seeing his likeness on a TV commercial, Buzz realized his true identity and become depressed. He eventually overcomes this depression to help save Woody from Sid.

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz’s rise in populartiy eventually caused him to outgrow the Toy Story franchise, and he went on to star in his own movie, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and in his own similarly named TV show. The spin-off movie and TV show both follow the real Buzz Lightyear on his mission to stop the Evil Emperor Zurg.  Following the success of his show, Buzz got a chance to actually go into space aboard the Discovery Space Shuttle. Buzz got to stay aboard the International Space Station for 6 months as part of the educational NASA program Toys in Space. Buzz’s popularity stems from his ability to connect with a large age group. His toy-like nature gives him appeal with younger children, and the space ranger motif makes him interesting to older children. This combination gives Buzz a certain cool that the other Toy Story characters don’t have. We’ll have to see what kind of adventures Buzz gets into in the new movie, but in the meantime check out these Buzz Lightyear costumes.

Kid's Buzz Lightyear Costume

Adult Buzz Lightyear Costume

Deluxe Adult Buzz Lightyear Costume

Buzz's Jet Pack

Only a few days left until Toy Story 3 hits theaters. Keep checking back for more profiles with interesting tidbits about your favorite characters. Don’t forget to check out CostumeCity.Com’s Toy Story costumes for everything you need to get ready for the new movie.


A Look at the Cast of Toy Story 3: Sheriff Woody

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.