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Anthony from The Wiggles

Anthony is the blue Wiggle and a founding member of The Wiggles. Out of all The Wiggles, he’s the only one who’s stayed for all 30 years they’ve been around. As such, the new generation wiggles sometimes refer to Anthony as a ‘wise senior Wiggle’ and he often calls them ‘young’ in return. He still occasionally reunites and performs with Greg Wiggle, Murray Wiggle and Jeff Wiggle in the reunion concerts

Emma Wiggle

Emma Wiggle is the persona of Emma Watkins, an Austrailian musician, dancer, and entertainer. She is part of the children’s music group, the Wiggles. Emma replaced Greg in 2013 as the yellow Wiggle. She is the first female member of the core group. Her talents include singing, ballet, and speaking fluent French. To make the bow, secure the black clip under the knot of the yellow bow, and use hair to hide the headband.

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Caillou

Four-year-old Caillou (voiced by Annie Bovaird) is the bald-headed protagonist of the Canadian PBS Kids’ show Caillou.  Caillou is often considered the bane of parents of young children because his antics on the show are considered spoiled and bratty by many adults.  Caillou’s outfit consists of bright primary colors.  If you choose to include a hat like Caillou’s, you can purchase a novelty baseball cap with multicolored panels like the one shown here and remove the propeller, as finding a standard cap with multicolor panels can be difficult.

Larryboy from VeggieTales

Larryboy from VeggieTales

LarryBoy is the superhero alter ego of Larry the Cucumber (voiced by Mike Nawrocki). He uses every power in his control to be the best superhero he can be. Which, generally speaking, are his plunger ears. Those and his LarryMobile which is as close to all-terrain as it can get!

Cosplaying as LarryBoy means taking a few liberties with the look. Larry is, after all, a cucumber. He has no arms or legs. You, as a human, are going to have to improvise.

To that end, use a white long sleeve lace-up shirt as his  top and paint on a yellow vest and ties using fabric paint, reminiscent of Silver Age hero costumes. A pair of purple shorts worn over yellow running pants will give you the purple bottoms while still sticking to that Silver Age style. A back belt serves as a utility belt while yellow foam and silver paint can recreate his belt buckle. You can either hot glue this to your belt buckle or glue a magnet to the back of the foam, depending on how permanent you want the modification to be.

Larry’s hat is where it gets a little tricky. Plungers can be kind of heavy. But if you can find two lightweight ones, you can cut the posts down and glue them to either side of a purple mask. Purple foam and more hot glue gives you the crest of his mask while green face paint gives you the signature cucumber look. Then all you need is a pair of black hero boots to finish off your costume.

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Granny Garbanzo from The Big Comfy Couch

Granny Garbanzo (Grindl Kuchirka) is a recurring character on The Big Comfy Couch, a Canadian children’s show from the 90s. She is an elderly clown who lives in a wagon next to a clothes line with her cat, Snicklefritz. She has a heavy European accent, and refers to Loonette with a diminutive “-ka” suffix. Granny often makes references to the old days and the old country. While she provides wisdom to Loonette, she possesses quite a bit of youthful energy. In the later seasons, she has her own cooking show.

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Major Bedhead from The Big Comfy Couch

Major Bedhead (Fred Stinson) is a recurring character on The Big Comfy Couch, a Canadian children’s show from the 90s. He is a clown who delivers the mail on his unicycle. He stops by to give Loonette postcards from her Auntie Macassar or Uncle Chester. However, he comes off as quite irresponsible for spending so much time chatting with Loonette and Granny Garbanzo and not delivering packages. Goofy yet clumsy, Major Bedhead possesses many clowning skills such as juggling and pogo sticking. His pet peeves are lying and dishonesty.

Abby Cadabby

Abby Cadabby is a character on the children’s TV series, Seasame Street. She is a fairy in training who, like all the other characters, lives on Sesame Street. She first appeared in the episode “Abby Cadabby Moves to Sesame Street,” which introduced the show’s 37th season. Her name is a play on the word “Abracadabra” due to her magical abilities. These include teleporting, floating, — and turning things into pumpkins with her wand! Similar to Elmo and Baby Bear, Abby Cadabby is a child who likes to learn the alphabet and how to count. When she learns something new, she exclaims: “That’s so magical!”

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Loonette the Clown from The Big Comfy Couch

Loonette (Alyson Court) is the lead character in The Big Comfy Couch, a Canadian children’s show from the 90s. Loonette is a young clown who lives with her dolly named Molly. Every episode begins with Loonette waking up on the eponymous couch. She reads stories to Molly, performs a Clock Rug Stretch, and completes a Ten Second Tidy. Her family and friends, such as Granny Garbanzo and Major Bedhead, are also clowns. Put your hair into pigtails using the red scrunchies, and cut a hole on either side of the purple hat, then slide your hair through. You can also use a wig with detachable pigtail clips as suggested in this guide. While there isn’t an existing replica of her sweater, you can get away with a plain white long sleeve top. For added detail, you can draw the suns and moons with yellow and red marker.

Ernie from Sesame Street

Ernie from Sesame Street

Ernie is Bert’s best friend and roommate at 123 Sesame Street. Compared to the world-weary Bert, Ernie is naïve, laughs easily, and often finds himself getting into trouble. Ernie is fond of bubble baths with his Rubber Duckie, as well as learning to play the saxophone.

Bert from Sesame Street

Bert from Sesame Street

Bert is Ernie’s best friend and roommate on Sesame Street. The pair share the basement apartment at 123 Sesame Street. In contrast to the practical-joking, extroverted Ernie, Bert is serious, studious, and tries to make sense of his friend’s actions. His own passions include reading Boring Stories, collecting paper clips and bottle caps (especially the rare Figgy Fizz), consuming oatmeal, and studying pigeons. While Ernie’s best companion outside of Bert is Rubber Duckie, Bert has his pet pigeon, Bernice. True to his detail-oriented, organized mind, Bert is president of the National Association of W Lovers. Unfortunately for Bert, his nose has come off of his face on a number of occasions.