Happy Halloween! Public media is home to some of the smartest, cutest and sassiest characters (we’re looking at you Dowager Countess of Grantham!) and personalities on television and radio! This year, draw your Halloween costume inspiration from the public media personalities and characters you love. Here’s 20 creative costume ideas for the ultimate public media fan.
1. Thomas the Tank Engine
Toot! Toot! All aboard.
2. The Cast of Downton Abbey
Are you from upstairs or downstairs?
3. Levar Burton from Reading Rainbow
Pretty sure this little guy has no idea that Levar Burton also played Lieutenant Junior Grade Geordi La Forge in the Star Trek: The Next Generation during the same time that he hosted Reading Rainbow. Confusing to some loyal viewers who also watched Star Trek: The Next Generation with their parents.
4. Curious George, The Man in the Yellow Hat and a Banana
Trick or treat! This Halloween Costume comes with a healthy, monkey approved snack.
5. Bill Nye the Science Guy
6. Ira Glass
This dog also wins at dressing up like Ira Glass. It’s so good, it’s scary.
7. Carmen Sandiego
8. Julia Child
So many Jooolias to choose from! We’re loving this “Chicken Sisters” Julia Child costume.
Every day when you’re
Walking down the street,
Everybody that you meet
Has an original point of view.
And I say – Hey! (Hey!)
What a wonderful kind of day
If we could learn to work and play
And get along with each other.
10. Big Bird, Abby Cadabby and Elmo
This family definitely knows how to get to Sesame Street.
11. Mister Rogers
Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Won’t you please,
Won’t you please?
Please won’t you be my neighbor?
12. Daniel Tiger
For the new generation of Mister Rogers fans.
13.Your favorite public radio DJ
Show your support for your public radio music station by dressing like your favorite public radio DJ. Slap on your station’s logo to your boom box and you’ll bring the beat to any Halloween party.
14. Bob Ross and his “Happy Little Trees”
15. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford the Big Red Dog
16. Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop
Just please don’t sing this song.
17. Word Girl
Promoting pre-K literacy is a REAL superpower.
18. Tom Ashbrook or your favorite NPR personality
Gah, the cutest little reporter ever.
19. Your favorite public TV program
The screen is yours! Show your friends and family your favorite public TV program.
20. Ms. Frizzle from Magic School Bus
Undoubtedly, one of public television’s coolest teachers.
Or if you’re looking for the whole Magic School Bus kit and caboodle…
Happy Halloween! Will you be wearing a public media inspired Halloween costume today? Tell us in the comments below!