Still hunting for the perfect Halloween costume? We’ve got your public television Halloween costume inspiration right here. From public television’s beginnings to present day, here are 25 brilliant public television-inspired Halloween costume ideas for the whole family.
1. Arthur and DW
Arthur and DW from Arthur via Pinterest
HEY! HEY! What a wonderful kind of day to wear a public television Halloween costume!
2. Odd Squad
Olive, Otto and Poly Graph from Odd Squad via Pinterest
Something very ODD is happening at the lemonade stand.
3. Buddy The Dinosaur
Buddy the Dinosaur from Dinosaur Train via PBS
This public television Halloween costume inspires this kiddo to hop on-board and get ready to learn!
4. Julia Child and Bob Ross
Julia Child from The French Chef and Bob Ross from The Joy of Painting via fridaywereinlove.com
Channeling creativity in the kitchen and on the canvas.
5. Bob the Builder and Wendy
Bob the Builder and Wendy from Bob the Builder via Pinterest
Can we fix it? Yes we can!
6. Daniel Tiger
Daniel Tiger from Daniel Tigers Neighborhood via Pinterest
Trick-or-treating in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
7. Sherlock and Watson
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson from Sherlock via cosplayisland.co.uk
The legendary mystery solving duo are always on the case.
8. Mister Rogers
Mister Rogers from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood via madsvassarblog.com
A throwback honoring our favorite neighbor, pictured with King Friday XII and X the Owl.
9. Curious George, the Man in the Yellow Hat and a Banana
Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat from Curious George via Pinterest
Who needs Halloween candy when you’ve got a giant banana with ya! -George
Caillou via Pinterest
Looks like he’s ready to play and explore in his public television Halloween costume!
11. Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy! via Pinterest
Science RULES, like this tribute to a PBS classic.
12. Super Why! and WordGirl
Super Why! and WordGirl via Chicago Parent
These two heroes are ready for anything!
13. The Berenstain Bears
The Berenstain Bears via lovejac.com
Somewhere deep in bear country, lives the Berenstain Bear family!
14. Carmen Sandiego
Carmen Sandiego from Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? via The Thought Pantry
This thieving villain makes an unexpected appearance on camera.
15. Peg + Cat
Peg + Cat via Pinterest
Peg + Cat = Total Triumph Every Time!
16. Ms. Frizzle
Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus via Pinterest
Zero chance of a normal field trip with beloved teacher, the Frizz.
17. Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean via Sweet to My Taste
This odd-ball is always a welcome guest at Halloween parties.
18. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford the Big Red Dog
Emily Elizabeth and Clifford from Clifford the Big Red Dog via Pinterest
It may be spooky on Halloween, but Emily Elizabeth has her big red friend to watch her back.
19. Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan from Cosmos: A Personal Journey via Pinterest
Journey through the cosmos with this legendary scientific figure.
20. Cat in the Hat
Cat in the Hat from Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That via Costume Models
Taking the “in the hat” part of Cat in the Hat very literally.
21. Baby Bop
Baby Pop from Barney and Friends via asotnews
This dino pal is all ready to celebrate Halloween with Barney and friends!
22. Zak and Wheezie
Zank and Wheezie from Dragon Tales via finksnorph.com
Let’s all go to dragon land in these adorable public television Halloween costumes!
23. Sid the Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid via PBS
The world is full of questions just waiting to be answered by kids like Sid.
24. Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey via Pinterest
Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa from Live with Kelly and Michael can really pull off the Crawley look.
25. Dowager Countess of Grantham
Dowager Countess of Grantham from Downton Abbey via ohmyfg.com
Much like the Dowager Countess of Grantham, this pug turns her nose up at commoners.