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Coolest Jessie from Toy Story Halloween Costume 3

by Kristen Bishop
(Lindon, Utah, USA)

Homemade Jessie from Toy Story Halloween Costume

Homemade Jessie from Toy Story Halloween Costume

I saw a 'pumpkin carving picture' of Jessie and Woody from Toy Story this year as I was trying to find an idea to carve a watermelon. I planted my first garden this year but didn't plant pumpkins so I decided to carve one of my watermelons. I carved Jessie from Toy Story which is also who I decided to dress up like.

I already had some cow print fabric which is what started the idea. I didn't want to spend a lot of money so I just used fabric I already had for everything. I borrowed some chaps from a friend to see how they are made. I made a pattern from those and cut up some black leather pants to make the top and the fringe of the chaps. I got a white button-up shirt, found some yellow fabric and cut out pieces to add as a collar and cuffs.

I embroidered some red western designs and sewed them on. I added a white ring on the back, for my pull tab she has on her back that makes her talk. I made a matching yellow and red hair ribbon to tie on to my braid. I wore jeans, my red belt with a buckle and some cow boy boots. I got red polar fleece and some card stock to make a hat, it was much harder to make a hat than I had imagined. I stitched around the edges with some white yarn and added a white band around the top. It was a lot of fun to make and wear. My favorite thing was walking into a party and little girls saying..."here comes Jessie".

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Coolest Jessie and Woody from Toy Story Costumes 2

by Marvelyn

Homemade Jessie and Woody Costumes from Toy Story 2

Homemade Jessie and Woody Costumes from Toy Story 2

My daughter wanted to be Jessie from Toy Story 2 so it was only natural that my husband was going to be Woody.

For her costume, I used a pattern for a boy's Western shirt, but altered the yoke to match Jessie's. I made my own pattern for the cuffs and did some decorative stitching to mimic the embroidery. I took an old pair of her jeans that had a hole in the knee and fused the cow print over the top to look like the chaps. A friend of mine found the red hat at a dollar store, but I added the white ribbon and hole punched the rim and added white string. I also made the yarn wig.

My husband had most of his costume except the vest. I used the same cow print fabric and altered a vest pattern to make it shorter and smaller. The hat was purchased.

They won 1st prize in a family category costume contest at church!

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so cute!
by: Kim

I was googling "jessie costumes" and came across these pics. I love it! So cute. My daughter LOVES Jessie and most anything Toy Story. I purchased the Jessie outfit and boots online from the Disney Store. They are really cute... but not nearly as cute and inventive as these are! My daughter also wants daddy to be Woody. Great job!

Wig
by: Anonymous

How did you make the yarn wig, and how does it stay in place?

Awesome!
by: Belinda

This is great! My youngest wants, NEEDS to be Buzz Lightyear this year, so my oldest wants to be Jessie. Fusing the cow print directly onto the jeans is a much better idea than trying to make actual chaps, and that's how Jessie is made anyway. I'll be using that idea this year!

Jessie costume
by: Pamela

Oh ur little girl looks so cute!! my daughter is actually having a bday party of her own and wants that same theme but i just have one question for u can u plz tell me where u bought the cow print fabric????plzzzz???

halloween
by: kim

thank you so much you gave me great ideas For my daughters costume...i love the way you did the chaps.

yarn wig!
by: Ericka

the wig looks soo good! its the best ive seen! can you please email me on how you made the wig(if its not bought)! im dressing my daughter like jessie as well. please help!

my email is: emarti55@yahoo.com

thank you!

Buttons
by: Wendie

Great job! I'm trying to make a Jessie costume for my 5-year-old as well, but am stumped on how to make the large buttons.

I need the actual dress shirt buttons to function; did you make button covers or something?

Thanks!

great ideas... thanks!
by: Anonymous

Thanks for taking the time to post this! I made this for my daughter for Halloween this year. The dollar store hat was a GREAT and cheap idea. My 8-year-old actually punched the holes and laced the cotton drapery cording (45 cents/yard!) throught the holes herself. So, she "made" her hat! I didn't have much time, so I used an old long sleeve white tshirt as the base for the shirt, fused the yellow decorations on and then added a faux white collar and buttons.

STITCHING
by: Jackie

How did u do the stitching? I made my daughters the same as u last year except that for the stitching i used a cotton string that i just glued but came off after a wash. Your stitching looks neater and nicer, if u could post her and give me ur tip it would be awesome. THANKS

Yarn wig
by: Anonymous

Love the yarn wig! Could you send the directions, if possible to my e-mail. Sunshyne296@aol.com
Thank you!

Question
by: Anonymous

Any tips on how to make the yarn wig?

Updates
by: Marvelyn

I haven't looked at this post in YEARS, but I appreciate all the positive comments! It might be too late for some, but I'm happy to update with answers to some of the questions.

The cow fabric was from JoAnn Fabric store. Usually you can find it with the quilt prints or cottons.

The picture makes the wig look better than it actually turned out. I used a piece of sticky back felt and cut notches on the long sides to make sort of a hood shape, rounding off the corners to fit her head. I cut long pieces of yarn and just pressed them on, sweeping to the back for the braid. I left those pieces long and then braided, cutting off any excess. It really only stayed on with the hat on and otherwise slid around a lot. Maybe that will be a good starting point that someone else can improve on. :-).

Regarding the stitching, after looking at lots of pictures of Jessie, I drew the loopy pattern on the yellow yolk with a washable/disappearing marker. I used a loopy stitch pattern on my sewing machine and followed the pen line.

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Coolest Homemade Woody and Jesse from Toy Story Costumes 4

by Mary
(Gilbert, AZ, USA)

 Homemade Woody and Jesse from Toy Story Costumes

Homemade Woody and Jesse from Toy Story Costumes

These are very easy Homemade Woody and Jesse from Toy Story Costumes. The beauty is in the details. We purchased the hats from Disney, but made everything else.

Woody – Jeans and cowboy boots, yellow shirt, vest sewn from cow fabric, red bandanna, sheriff badge.

Jesse – Jeans with cow fabric “chaps” sewn onto front. White blouse with yellow satin sewn onto shoulders and cuffs and red sequin trim. I made a long yarn braid and attached it to a stretchy headband so it hung down my back.

Both of us also had a “pull-ring” on our backs. We used a wooden ring from a craft store and a bit of yellow ribbon. We cut a slit in the back of Jesse’s shirt and Woody’s vest and pinned the ribbon to the inside, letting the ring hang down. This detail really added to the costume and got us a lot of laughs!

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Excellent!!
by: Sandra

Your costumes look great. Our 4-year old wants to be Buzz Lightyear this year for Halloween. Every year I try to make "family" outfits, so with him as Buzz, I am thinkin dad and I have to be Woody and Jesse. I will definitely borrow some of your ideas.

Talking strings are a great idea.
by: Anonymous

That is GREAT! We also have a 4 year old son who is so excited to be Buzz Lightyear. My husband and I are going to be Woody and Jessie. Our 2 year old will be bullseye. The string on the back is an excellent idea. Thanks for the tip.

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Coolest Easy to Make Jessie from Toy Story Costume 13

by Stacy K.
(Lonaconing, MD )

Homemade Easy to Make Jessie from Toy Story Costume

Homemade Easy to Make Jessie from Toy Story Costume

My daughter Aleah who is 4 years old wanted to be Jessie from Toy Story but could find no costume at Walmart or Target. So I said, baby, I am going to make you a Homemade Easy to Make Jessie from Toy Story Costume from the oddballs like ribbon on her hat, hat from the thrift store, tablecloth as her vest and permenant marker for the red swirls. In the end I think I hit a home run and all for under 15 dollars! You go Cowgirl!!!

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