While Pixar may never have existed during Walt Disney’s lifetime, there is no doubt that it shares Walt’s vision in animation and film. Pixar may only be part of the Disney empire that produces animated masterpieces that we’ve all known and loved in recent years. But it plays a significant role in the Disney dream machine as well as produces movies that could make a grown man cry. Interestingly, Pixar began when George Lucas (yes, that George Lucas) invested some of his Star Wars money to form a new Lucasfilm division called “Graphics Group” which is best known for its simulation of the Genesis scene in Wrath of Khan. Working there at the time was an animator who got fired from Disney named John Lasseter for trying to push the company to experiment with computer animation and a computer genius named Ed Catmull. You’ll hear about these guys later. Anyway, seeking money to cover divorce costs and the failure of Howard the Duck, Lucas would sell the “Graphics Group” to Steve Jobs for $10 million (yes, that Steve Jobs). It would be renamed Pixar after their first product which was a video rendering computer for medical use. It didn’t do well sales wise, but Jobs kept putting money into it and the company repurposed itself to do computer animated commercials. Meanwhile Lasseter would use CGI to make short films and show them at conventions. And eventually, Pixar would become a leader and pioneer in these CGI shorts in hopes to make an all-CGI feature film. So in the 1990s, Pixar made a distribution deal with Disney, created Toy Story, and the rest is history. Later Disney would buy Pixar for $7 billion (which was more than they bought Marvel at $4 billion) as well as made Steve Jobs a company shareholder. And eventually it bought Lucasfilm and have J.J. Abrams make The Force Awakens. Nevertheless, Pixar is a leader in CGI animation with 13 out of its 16 released so far having been nominated for at least an Oscar. Not to mention Up and Toy Story 3 were both nominated for Best Picture (and deservedly so). Nearly all their films take their subjects and turn them on their heads such as friendly monsters who only scare kids for a living, a race car remake of The Hustler, robots that teach humans to feel emotions again, etc. and in doing so pack them full of humor and drama. Their films have also been very successful at the box office mainly because they tend to cater to families and people of all ages.
That saying, you’ll find a lot of Pixar fans out there. After all, they make movies that resonate with most audiences around the world. Then there are people who are my age as well as grew up with these movies all their lives. For instance, I watched Toy Story in theaters when I was 5 as well as saw Toy Story 3 when I was in college. And it’s not unusual for some of its fanbase to dress like Pixar characters. You might find people dressed up in Pixar costumes for Halloween, at the Disney Parks, or conventions. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of Pixar costumes.
- No aspiring cook can’t make a stew without a rat on their head.
This is from Ratatouille no doubt. But isn’t the rat supposed to be in the hat? Then again, it doesn’t matter. The kid’s cute.
2. Looks like the Child Detection Agency is on the job.
The Child Detection Agency was in Monsters, Inc. which is charged with finding kids in the monster world. Also, they believe that kids are toxic contaminants, which Mike and Sulley realize isn’t the case. Still, this is a very creative costume.
3. Iron Man Buzz Lightyear to the rescue.
Yes, this is Iron Man in a suit designed like Buzz Lightyear. Or Buzz Lightyear in an Iron Man suit. You take your pick.
4. With Carl and Russell, adventure is out there.
These are kids dressed as Carl and Russell. I guess Carl’s costume was fairly easy. And Russell has a plushie of Dug.
5. As long as Boo is in this disguise, no one can detect her.
Boo is a little girl who finds herself trapped in the Monsters, Inc. factory. But she’s unafraid of most monsters except Randall. Love how she calls Sulley “Kitty.”
6. Seems like Andy’s Toys are checking out the neighborhood.
Well, some of them anyway. Like the Rex costume. I bet someone really spent a lot of time making that.
7. For Pixar, there is no better love story than of that between Carl and Ellie Frederickson.
It’s a romance of childhood sweethearts that lasts 8 minutes with no dialogue. But it’s way better than Twilight. Anyway, these kids are so cute.
8. Looks like we have some contamination with George Sanderson.
This kid is dressed up as a monster who arrives at the factory with a sock on his back. He’s later shaved and has to wear a cone. Let’s just say it makes scaring rather inconvenient.
9. Hey, the cast of Woody’s Roundup has reunited.
Well, with the exception of Woody’s horse Bull’s Eye. But Sheriff Woody is still the rootingest, tootingest cowboy in the Wild, Wild West. The dad’s Stinky Pete the Prospector’s costume is awesome.
10. Edna Mode can always make a superhero look good.
And yet, I found another Edna Mode costume. I guess she’s a very noteworthy character based on Edith Head. Still, this is funny.
11. WALL-E is looking a bit rusty.
This one seems to be a DIY. And I bet this boy has a parent who’s a repressed art major. Nevertheless, WALL-E is so adorable and so sweet that you just want to give him a hug.
12. If you loved Up, then you’ll like seeing Carl and Russell with Kevin and Dug.
Guess this is a group costume pose. I especially like Kevin’s with the bright feathers. So creative.
13. In Toy Story, Buzz and Woody will always have a friend in each other as well as Jessie.
After all, Buzz tends to have a thing with cowgirls. But I like how the dad’s Buzz costume is DIY. Guess this is a Toy Story family.
14. For super family fun, you can’t go wrong with Syndrome and the Incredibles.
Well, they don’t look quite like the Incredibles. But I guess their costumes aren’t that hard to make. Like the Syndrome kid though.
15. Oh, Boo, did you draw a picture?
Oh, Randall’s your monster who’s voiced by Steve Buscemi. Nevertheless, this kind of funny.
16. Sorry, Darla, but you’re just not good with fish.
In case you don’t remember, she’s the dentist’s niece from Finding Nemo. And there’s a good reason why the aquarium fish are afraid of her.
17. Spare some candy for a little trash collecting robot?
Yes, this is another WALL-E costume that’s also DIY. And yes, it’s adorable as can be.
18. “I’m watching you Wazowski.”
Sure she may be an administrative worker and a slug. But Roz is more than what she seems. Yeah, she’s awesome.
19. Carl Frederickson is off for an adventure to Paradise Falls.
I guess this was a fairly easy costume to make. Like the balloons and the plush dog at the cane.
20. Seems like Riley’s emotions are acting up.
And it seems all 5 have made an appearance. Seems like Fear really knows how to dress.
21. For complex operations, you can count on the plastic army guys.
They’re characters in Toy Story by the way. And they play a role in the first movie. These are clever.
22. Mr. Incredible and Frozone are always the best of friends.
Mr. Incredible has super strength and a family to back him. Frozone has ice powers and the voice of Samuel L. Jackson.
23. Marlin always tries his best to keep Nemo by his side at their home.
I bet the mother’s costume in this took the longest. Still, like the Marlin and Nemo costumes. So adorable.
24. No little green man can ever resist the power of the Almighty Claw at Pizza Planet.
Those aliens are so memorable in Toy Story. And these costumes are just great.
25. Seems like we have child on the premises.
Because we have the CDA showing up. Oh, wait these are children dressed as the CDA monsters.
26. As you know, Marlin and Nemo live in a sea anemone.
At least that’s what appears in the movie. Still, wonder how many balloons it took for this costume.
27. Princess Merida never leaves without her bow.
This is especially when her mom’s been turned into a bear. Then again, it was her fault because she wanted to “change her fate.”
28. For a party crisis, it’s Bud Lighyear to the rescue.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. But you have to admit, making a Buzz costume with six pack boxes is quite clever.
29. Wonder what Bo Peep is looking for this time.
Keep in mind that she has a sheep with 3 heads. And is Woody’s main squeeze by the way.
30. Jessie is always a kind of rough and tumble cowgirl.
However, you don’t meet her until Toy Story 2 by the way. And she has a thing for space men like Buzz Lightyear.
31. This family is so monstrous it’s scary.
Looks like this family is really into Monsters, Inc. I like the kid costumes, especially Boo’s.
32. Roz always pays close attention to the scare floor.
I guess this woman is a teacher. Doesn’t resemble a slug too much. But I could tell by the outfit.
33. Wonder what this guy has hiding in his chef’s hat.
We know it’s Remy the Rat. But don’t tell the food inspectors that. By the way, the kid is Alfredo Linguini and he’s not chef material.
34. No, that’s not Buzz Lightyear. That’s Mrs. Nesbit.
Okay, that’s Buzz Lightyear as Mrs. Nesbit at Sid’s sister’s tea party. And yes, it’s hilarious.
35. Guess this family really has to sort out their emotions.
This must be an Inside Out family. Too bad the dad is scared while the kids are sad, angry, and disgusted.
36. Looks like Russell and Kevin are taking each other well.
Yes, I know Kevin’s female. But Russell made an honest mistake naming her that. Because female birds don’t tend to have bright colors. So Russell mistaking Kevin’s gender isn’t far fetched at all.
37. Those who remember Inside Out might recall Riley’s imaginary friend Bing Bong.
When you make him sad, he’s known to cry candy. He also rides a unicorn.
38. Carl may be an old man, but don’t try to remove him from his home.
Because Carl will take the house with him when he gets out of town. Like the little Up house here. The kid is so cute, too.
39. Sometimes you need a rat to help you in the kitchen.
Yes, this is a dad and kid costume from Ratatouille. And yes, these two look so adorable.
40. For those real into Pixar, this lamp costume might make your day.
I know this is from Costume Works and is for a young child. But considering that this lamp is used for Pixar’s logo, it’s fitting.
41. You never know what monster is lurking under your bed.
However, if they scare you, just remember they’re trying to make a living. And that their world is powered by your screams.
42. Those who’ve seen Toy Story 3 can’t forget Barbie and Ken.
Guess the guys played up the Ken Doll jokes in that movie for all its worth. And yes, Ken was hysterical.
43. Riley’s imaginary boyfriend would do anything for her.
This is probably one of the easiest costumes I’ve seen from Disney. All it takes is a Zac Efron getup and a speech bubble.
44. Even at an advanced age, Carl shows no signs of slowing down.
Like how they used a walker with tennis balls on the ends. So adorable.
45. Guess this is an old picture of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl.
Well, before they got married and had kids. It’s not wonder their children turned out to have super powers.
46. Somehow, Bo Peep tends to take to pink.
Doesn’t seem to have her shepherd’s crook with her for some reason. But I have to admit she’s has a lovely dress.
47. Seems like Merida has found something.
Not sure what she’s looking at. And I don’t know if I’d want to find out.
48. Carl will always be there to Russell to lend a helping hand.
However, he’s not going to like him at first for being a stowaway to his trip to Paradise Falls. But eventually, he’ll warm up.
49. Not sure who this little monster is supposed to be.
I know this is a character from Monsters, Inc. I just can’t put a name on him or her. Anyway, this is so cute.
50. Carl and Ellie have always shared a spirit for adventure.
Sure Ellie didn’t live to go to Paradise Falls. But that’s okay, because her best adventure was her life with Carl. And she always felt blessed to have him in her life.
51. Guess the toys are back in town at this party.
I think this might be a group costume idea for a Halloween party. Like the Potato Heads.
52. Who knew that Pixar wasn’t just for humans?
To be fair, this dog is probably not in a costume. But I think the owner is having a lot of fun having their dog in a cone.
53. See, I told you Bo Peep had a 3 headed sheep.
However, don’t ask whether it was a product of a nuclear accident at Three Mile Island. Still, at least this proves my point.
54. Seems like Russell has found a very rare bird.
I guess this is a couple’s costume idea for Halloween. All Russell needs is that helping the elderly badge.
55. When danger strikes, the Incredibles will be on their way.
And it seems everyone’s here but Jack Jack. Then again, Syndrome might not want to know what Jack Jack is capable of.
56. Among the Incredibles, Jack Jack is the baby.
However, he’s one baby you don’t want to mess with. He has a multitude of superhuman abilities like shapeshifting.
57. On Woody’s Round Up, nobody can ever forget Sheriff Woody and Jessie the Cowgirl.
Guess these two are brother and sister and are dressed for Halloween. Still, these two are so cute.
58. Looks like Russell and Kevin can’t leave without the house.
Since this is a Pixar costume post, I had to show the Up House. Just because everyone remembers it.
59. Those who like the ocean but aren’t fans of The Little Mermaid might want to go with Finding Nemo.
Yes, this is a Finding Nemo family. And it seems the parents are a diver and Darla. Like the dog shark.
60. Seems like Russell came across Mr. Frederickson’s house.
Well, he’s actually a stowaway. But still, this seems like a cute costume idea for couples.
61. EVE always has an eye for green on earth.
Yes, I know she doesn’t look quite like EVE. But you have to like the plant in the shoe that WALL-E found for her.
62. WALL-E will always go to the ends of the earth and beyond to be with EVE.
Before WALL-E, guess no one thought a robot love story could be done. But Pixar showed it could work and would make grown men cry, too.
63. Guess this picture was taken in Riley’s head.
Looks like it from how her feelings are grouped together. And Anger seems to be reading the news.
64. For some toys, the party starts when the kids are away.
I bet you can recognize some of these Toy Story characters. I have a feeling that Mr. Potato Head took the picture.
65. For this Buzz, it’s to infinity and beyond in the 19th century.
Yes, this is a steampunk Buzz Lightyear. And yes, his suit has all the gear but more suited for a bygone era.
66. This little boy has all the makings of a Wilderness Explorer.
And what an adorable Wilderness Explorer he makes. He also has most of his badges, too.
67. Looks like we have a couple of army men at work.
One is taking aim and the other is checking for mines. And in green plastic, too.
68. Apparently, Mike Wazowski is really bad with turning in paperwork.
Man, that’s almost like you see the guy in the flesh. I guess Pixar would certainly be proud with this.
69. Frozone can always keep the scene cool when it needs to be.
By “cool” I mean like anything below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Like you’d have in a walk-in freezer.
70. Wonder what Buzz Lightyear is doing at this moment on a bench.
Maybe he’s deep in thought and wants us to mind our own business. Then again, he might be waiting for Woody.
71. There is no robot that can capture WALL-E’s heart like EVE.
And it seems like this EVE really has a lot going here. Well, until she finds a plant and shuts down.
72. This little Mike Wazowski can make anyone green with envy.
Well, not quite. But you have to admit. This Mike costume is so cute.
73. I’m sure this WALL-E family is out of this world.
Well, the space station gives us a sad commentary on our culture. But this seems kind of cute costume wise.
74. Wonder if Andy will have the decency to pick up his toys on the steps.
Oh, wait. Andy is in that picture. And maybe even Bonnie. Still, this is kind of cool.
75. Apparently, two umbrellas can also find a connection.
This must be from a Pixar short I’ve never seen. Because I don’t recognize the umbrellas here.
76. I’m completely positive that not even Woody can resist this little Bo Peep.
And here she is in a little pink dress and bonnet. So adorable that she’ll just melt your heart.
77. Man, Russell must’ve found some gorgeous bird.
Yes, I know it’s a Russell and Kevin couple’s costume from Up. But this Kevin costume has feathers.
78. WALL-E always has to bring his cooler along.
Because that’s where WALL-E keeps some things of personal interest. Still, this is quite creative.
79. Greetings, Sheriff Woody at your service.
Well, I had to get Woody by himself for God’s sake. Because in Toy Story, he’s basically the main character.
80. As an Incredible, Violet has the makings of a teenage superheroine.
For some reason, I’ve seen more Violet cosplays than anyone else from that movie. Then again, it should be no surprise.
81. Looks like Carl and Ellie are having a good time at Pixar Studios.
This must be at Disneyland, California. But they do seem to be having a really good time there.
82. Looks like Bullseye has to show us whom he belongs to.
Oh, I get it. He has “Andy” spelled out on his hooves. That’s clever.
83. Even a monster can never resist Boo’s innate cuteness.
Because she’s such a sweet, little girl in pig tails. And she thinks Sulley is a kitty. Costume is so adorable.
84. Hope this Pixar lamp brightens your day.
Because it’s the kind of lamp you can’t get enough of. I mean you see this before every Pixar movie to date.
85. Oh, crap. CDA has caught up with Boo.
Well, Boo should’ve been in her bedroom but wandered off in her closet when she wasn’t supposed to. Still, this is pretty clever.
86. Seems like Anger’s being a bit temperamental lately.
Well, that’s not surprising. Still, it’s nice to see Bing Bong in there with the feels from Inside Out.
87. Looks like this dog’s house is a little Up.
Yes, this is another canine costume. And yes, it’s the house from Up on a chihuahua.
88. “I’m tour guide Barbie.”
Another character from Toy Story 2. Her romance with Ken makes you think they were made for each other. Which is very much the case.
89. Looks like EVE resembles a trash bin, literally.
Well, her costume was made from a trash bin. Like the WALL-E one, too.
90. Check out Barbie and Ken’s new jeep.
It’s said that Ken goes through several costume changes in Toy Story 3. And he’s voiced by Michael Keaton, too.
91. Uh, have you come across a large lamp?
Well, we all know the lamp gets around through jumping. Wonder how this girl sits down now and then.
92. Carl and Ellie always like to spend Halloween in the Magic Kingdom.
And here they show Ellie’s adventure book. Like their hats.
93. I’m sure this kid is just a little Buzz.
And if it’s Halloween, he’ll go to infinity and beyond for candy. So adorable.
94. Looks like this family is going UP for adventure.
This one has Carl and his wife along with Russell and Kevin. And yes, it has balloons, too.
95. With Woody and Buzz, they’ve always got a friend in each other.
Helps that the theme in their movies is “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman. Still, you have to like these costumes.
96. Not sure if you can attach balloons to a cardboard house.
Apparently, you can when you see this kid. Just love the colors on them.
97. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Slinky Dog.
Yes, it’s a Slinky Dog costume for a dog. And apparently, it’s utterly brilliant.
98. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head.
Had to get these two in sooner or later. After all, they’re among the iconic couples of Toy Story.
99. Never before have I’ve seen Buzz all blown up.
Let’s hope he stays away from sharp objects. Or else, his costume would be totally ruined.
100. Finally, to end this post, I bring you Dolly.
Dolly is one of Bonnie’s toys who helps Andy get back to Sunnyside Daycare. And yes, you can’t help but like this costume.