Toys that came to life was the basis of the Toy Story movies. These toys became so popular that there were stores and web sites that sold toy story costumes all year round. Wear them with pride at Halloween and special parties.
When the movie came out in 1995 no one knew Sheriff Woody. No one knew that Buzz Lightyear would try to supplant him in the eyes and love of Andy. That evil menace, jealousy enters the stage. In trying to get rid of Buzz, they both disappear but must find a way back before Andy moves without them. Buzz and Woody form an alliance to get home trying to avoid the toy killer, Sid Phillips.
The fiendish toy collector in the 1999 release kidnaps Woody. Buzz comes to his rescue. In this story Woody unfortunately has his arm broken but to the relief of all it is repaired. They have a lot of adventures, Woody is rescued, and they are back home safe with Andy at the end of this movie.
Toy Story 3 is to be released this year. The projected release is the summer of 2010. Andy is off to college and the toys are left on their own to have new adventures.
Toy story halloween costumes available at the moment are Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Cowgirl Jessie, Rex, Bo Peep, Alien, and the Green Army Man. Some accessories such as some hats, bandanas, and guns are options and have to be ordered separately.
The costumes are washable as most of them are polyester. The basic package usually has a jumpsuit. Options items that can be ordered are makeup and footwear. With the Buzz Lightyear package you will receive a very realistic jumpsuit, a hood that detaches, a jet pack, glowstick, and covers for your boots.
For Woody you will have a red bandana and a wonderful vest with an attached star and a black satin on the back of the vest. You will also be able to wear the long sleeved shirt that is adorned with pearlized buttons. There are jeans that have an elastic in the back of the waistline. And Woody also wears chaps of faux suede that are part of the jeans. All you have to buy to finish this outfit is the Woody hat and the belt and holster.
For Cowgirl Jessie you receive that jumpsuit with western belt affixed to it. Then you can put on your cow-print chaps and cuffs. Do not forget the red hat and hair bow. Those wonderful cowgirl boots are not part of this package but can be purchased separately.
The Bo Beep character has a pink and blue dress, blue bloomers, with a hat and staff. The shoes are not included. Since there is trim on the other items it is best to spot clean this outfit.
The Alien costume consists of a blue, polyester jumpsuit that closes in the back with Velcro. There is the Pizza Planet logo on the chest of the suit. A foam belt and a poly-foam character mask with 3 eyes, ears and an antenna are part of this zany outfit.
The incredible success of these films has generated a fantastic market for toy story 3 costumes. The new release may introduce new characters with costumes that may be popular. Some new characters already have their outfits on the market.