25 Brilliant Public Television Halloween Costumes

By Cait |

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 DW Public Media Halloween CostumesArthur and DW from Arthur via Pinterest
HEY! HEY! What a wonderful kind of day to wear a public television Halloween costume!

2. Odd Squad


Odd Squad Public Media Halloween CostumesOlive, Otto and Poly Graph from Odd Squad via Pinterest
Something very ODD is happening at the lemonade stand.

3. Buddy The Dinosaur


Buddy the Dino Public Media Halloween CostumesBuddy 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 and Bob Ross Public Media Halloween CostumesJulia 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 Public Media Halloween CostumesBob the Builder and Wendy from Bob the Builder via Pinterest
Can we fix it? Yes we can!

6. Daniel Tiger


daniel Tiger Public Media Halloween CostumesDaniel Tiger from Daniel Tigers Neighborhood via Pinterest
Trick-or-treating in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

7. Sherlock and Watson

sherlock-and-watson public television Halloween costumes

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


Mr Rogers Public Media Halloween CostumesMister 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 Public Media Halloween CostumesCurious 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

10. Caillou


caillou Public Media Halloween CostumesCaillou 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 Public Media Halloween CostumesBill Nye the Science Guy! via Pinterest
Science RULES, like this tribute to a PBS classic.

12. Super Why! and WordGirl


super why and wordgirl Public Media Halloween CostumesSuper Why! and WordGirl via Chicago Parent
These two heroes are ready for anything!

13. The Berenstain Bears


berstain bears Public Media Halloween CostumesThe Berenstain Bears via lovejac.com
Somewhere deep in bear country, lives the Berenstain Bear family!

14. Carmen Sandiego


carmen sandiego Public Media Halloween CostumesCarmen 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 Public Media Halloween CostumesPeg + Cat via Pinterest
Peg + Cat = Total Triumph Every Time!

16. Ms. Frizzle


ms frizzle Public Media Halloween CostumesMs. 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 Public Media Halloween CostumesMr. 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


clifford the big red dog Public Media Halloween CostumesEmily 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 Public Media Halloween CostumesCarl 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 Public Media Halloween CostumesCat 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 bop from barney Public Media Halloween CostumesBaby Pop from Barney and Friends via asotnews
This dino pal is all ready to celebrate Halloween with Barney and friends!

22. Zak and Wheezie


zak and wheezie Public Media Halloween CostumesZank 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 Public Media Halloween CostumesSid the Science Kid via PBS
The world is full of questions just waiting to be answered by kids like Sid.

24. Downton Abbey


kelly ripa michael strahan downton abbey Public Media Halloween CostumesDownton 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


downton abbey pug Public Media Halloween CostumesDowager Countess of Grantham from Downton Abbey via ohmyfg.com
Much like the Dowager Countess of Grantham, this pug turns her nose up at commoners.

Are you wearing a public television Halloween costume this Halloween? Share your photos in the comments below!