It’s coming down to the wire and if you are still hunting for that perfect Halloween costume, look no further. Check out these DIY public media inspired Halloween costumes (some are easier than others) and get inspired by the characters and personalities you know and love, both old and new — perfect for the public media fan in you!
1. Ms. Frizzle & the Magic School Bus
Not even the Magic School Bus can outshine Liz, the lizard.
2. Super Why!
“Hip hip hooray! The Super Readers saved the day!”
3. Curious George
The Man in the Yellow Hat better hang on tight to that curious monkey.
4. Mister Rogers
Mister Rogers in his Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
5. Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop
Lamb Chop is for kids of all ages.
6. Bob the Builder
“Can we build it? Yes, we can!”
7. The Teletubbies
Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po!
8. NPR Fan
NPR fan via Pinterest
Can’t get enough of this little hipster.
9. Julia Child
Julia wrestles with a chicken in her kitchen, above, and pictured with husband, Paul below (apron and all!).
Julia and Paul Child via Fix Fabulous
10. Cat in the Hat
Looks like Cat in the Hat has a lot of tricks up her sleeves this Halloween.
11. Peg + Cat
Quite the problem solving duo.
12. Bob Ross
“All you need is the desire to make beautiful things happen on canvas.” – Bob Ross
HEY, HEY, what a wonderful kind of day!
14. Word Girl
Word Girl and Captain Huggy Face get ready to fight crime together.
15. Sherlock Holmes
This costume is anything but elementary, my dear Watson.
16. Tom Ashbrook
Doesn’t take much to transform into your favorite public radio host, but hard to be as cute as this one.
17. Downton Abbey
This group is looking good in their Downton Abbey inspired garb.
18. Thomas the Tank Engine
This mom made her son’s Halloween dreams come true!
My, Clifford, what a big foot you have.
20. Angelina Ballerina
Such a cute little mouse.
21. Your favorite PBS NewsHour anchor or reporter
Put a logo on a mic or don this NewsHour hat cam.
22. King Henry VIII
So young, yet so regal…
Taylor Swift as “pegacorn” via NPR Tumblr