Almost before last Halloween was over, Lucy and her good friend Anabell began planning for this year. They decided they would be Woody and Jessie, the cowboy dolls from the Toy Story movies, and Anabell’s litle brother would be the space man, Buzz Lightyear.
Between school and their busy sports schedules, the girls didn’t have much time to devote to the project. They worked on their costumes in stolen moments on and off for the last month. Since Lucy was Raggedy Andy last year, they decided she would be the girl this year. Here’s Lucy as Jessie. (Double-click to enlarge.)
I was so impressed with their creativity. They got the hats from the dollar store, and laced them with yarn, but everything else was homemade. Lucy made her shirt cuffs out of paper cups that she painted, and her yellow shirt yoke is an old t-shirt cut down and detailed with red marker. The chaps are painted on a scrap of old bed sheet. Lucy spent hours threading red yarn onto a headband for her hair. Their belt buckles are made of gold wrapping tape. They borrowed cowboy boots. They even had elastic pull-strings on their backs, with big round white rings from a shower curtain.
Here’s the whole Toy Story gang. The girls are wearing down vests under their shirts to keep them warm.
Lucy and Anabell had so much fun. They’re already looking for suggestions for next year!