You might be surprised to hear that the Mr. Potato Head toy first appeared on store shelves in 1952. It took the world by storm then and remained one of the most popular of all children’s toys deep into the late 1970s. Though you can still find a few newer ones in posh toy stores to this day. This level of uber-popularity and staying power also means that Mr. Potato Head shows up in all kinds of pop culture references and even movies like Toy Story. It’s one of the few character and costume concepts that everyone will recognize, regardless of their age. So, it only makes sense that someone would blow him up with a cool inflatable Mr. Potato Head costume like this one.
The thing about Mr. Potato Head is that it’s not a costume that’s easy to pull off on your own. Even the ones that use tons of structured foam and crazy amounts of polyester end up being bulky, uncomfortable and heavy. This costume steers clear of these foibles by being inflatable as well as comfortable. It comes with everything you need to take on the guise of one of the world’s most iconic children’s toys. You get a surprisingly comfortable jumpsuit, the classic iconic hat and gloves, as well as a battery-operated fan. This makes it easy to get into and out of the costume without it becoming a major ordeal.