How to Dress Like Joy

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Blue Wig
Joy Inspired Skater Dress
Yellow Crystal Ball Sphere
Joy Makeup Tutorial Video
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Joy Makeup Tutorial Video


Watch this makeup tutorial video and use the tips to do your own makeup. This will take your look to another level and really help you look like Joy!


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Best Joy Costume Guide

Joy, who is voiced by Amy Poehler, is one of five emotions inside Riley’s mind from the Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out. She is the leader of the five emotions, and she is always joyful. Bring some joy to your next costume party by dressing up as Joy. Start the look with a Blue Wig and a Joy Inspired Skater Dress. Carry around a Yellow Crystal Ball as a prop for your outfit. Finally, complete the look by applying makeup using this video tutorial. You’ll have everyone smiling when you walk in the room. 🙂

Joy Cosplay Costumes

In 2015, Disney released the movie “Inside Out,” a heartwarming coming-of-age story centered around a little girl named Riley. What made “Inside Out” unique was its portrayal of Riley’s thoughts – each of Riley’s emotions was personified by a character that “lived” in Riley’s head. Each emotion could easily be cosplayed, including the character Joy. Out of all the “Inside Out” characters, Joy’s costume is by far the easiest to duplicate. Simply find a bright yellow dress and blue wig! Make your costume a group effort by getting your friends to join in as the other emotions in Riley’s head: Anger, Fear, Sadness, and Disgust.

Joy Costume Tips & FAQs

Step into the world of emotions with our Joy costume guide FAQ, inspired by the character from Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out.” Ideal for fans looking to embody Joy’s boundless energy and optimism, this guide will help you recreate her bright and cheerful look, complete with her glowing aura and distinctive dress.

Joy's outfit is simple yet iconic. The central piece of her costume is a bright yellow, sleeveless dress that resembles the style of a shift dress. The dress should be a vibrant and cheerful shade of yellow to match her sunny disposition. Joy is a slender, tall figure with a blue pixie-cut hairstyle. She is often depicted as having a glowing aura, which can be suggested with the use of bright, cheerful makeup. Joy is barefoot, reflecting her free-spirited nature.

To replicate Joy's hair, if your hair isn’t already similar, consider using a short, blue wig styled in a pixie cut. For her glowing aura, use bright and shimmery makeup, especially around your eyes and cheeks. You can also add some glitter to your arms and legs to mimic her radiance.

Joy's dress is the key component of her outfit. Look for a simple, sleeveless yellow dress; the brighter, the better. Since Joy doesn't wear shoes or many accessories, focus on the dress and your joyful expression. Optionally, you can carry a blue orb, representing the memory orbs from the film.

To fully capture Joy's character, focus on her ever-present smile and her energetic, upbeat mannerisms. She's always moving, often bouncing and twirling with happiness. Embodying her positive and enthusiastic spirit will enhance the authenticity of your costume.

Including some of Joy's quotes can make your costume portrayal more engaging: "Think positive!," "All right everyone, fresh start! We're going to have a good day, which will turn into a good week, which will turn into a good year, which turns into a good life!," "Do you ever look at someone and wonder, 'What is going on inside their head?'," "C'mon, group hug! You too, Anger." and "Okay! We can fix this. We just need to get back to headquarters. Which way to the train station?." These quotes capture Joy's optimistic outlook, her leadership among the emotions, and her tireless efforts to ensure Riley's happiness.


About Joy

Joy is the most dominant emotion in Riley’s head. She was the first emotion to appear after Riley was born, and she feels a special duty to keep her happy ever since. Her bubbly personality is infectious and even rubs off on Sadness now and then. Joy is also extremely optimistic and can see the good in every situation. Joy is also the emotion that changes the most throughout the movie. She begins the movie believing that for Riley to be happy, she has to be joyful all the time. However, as Riley grows, Joy also has to grow and realize that the other emotions in Riley’s head are just as important as her. Check out our website for photos to inspire your own costume for Joy, and be sure to share pictures of your efforts in our gallery!

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