childrens tv

Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse

In Gabby’s Dollhouse, Gabby (Laila Lockhart Kraner) is a 12-year old girl with a stuffed animal pal, Pandy Paws, and a magical cat headband that let’s her shrink down to toy size. She unboxes new surprises, does cooking and crafts, and goes on animated adventures where she meets friends like Cakey Cat and MerCat.

Daniel Tiger

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is an animated PBS show that is the spiritual successor to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In the show, Daniel Tiger (voiced by Jake Beale) is 4 year old cub who learns to use the potty and manage his emotions, alongside his friends like Katerina. For the costume, note that he wears a fancy wristwatch but no pants. Grr-ific!

Kneemoi from Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego

Kneemoi from Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego

Kneemoi may look sweet but don’t take your eyes off her. She’s a shapeshifting grifter who has no issue stealing whatever she wants. Once she even stole all knowledge of Tai Chi! As one of Carmen Sandiego’s henchwomen, she is comfortable in a life of crime, something you probably shouldn’t bring to your Kneemoi cosplay.

Along with setting aside her criminal tendencies, Kneemoi cosplayers have a unique challenge. Kneemoi, in her normal state, is a pink floating ball with arms and, sometimes, a hose-like nose. A pink bodysuit is a good start, as are false lashes and pink face paint. You can add a pink skirt and pink flats if you would like a few more layers. And if you want to copy the nose she has in some variations, you can use skin-safe glue to attach a plastic hose over your nose.

Uncle Chester from The Big Comfy Couch

Uncle Chester (Edward Knuckles) is a character in The Big Comfy Couch, a Canadian children’s show from the 90s. He is Loonette’s traveling uncle who appears in the final two seasons. His name is believed to be a parody of Uncle Fester from The Addams Family. His outfit is a mishmash of different fabrics and colors — including a bright yellow kilt!

Molly from the Big Comfy Couch

Molly is a character in The Big Comfy Couch, a Canadian children’s show from the 90s. She is the living clown ragdoll who acts as a sidekick Loonette. They met when Loonette found her in a barrel and adopted her. To Loonette’s disbelief, Molly believes dust bunnies are real. Although she is mostly silent, only nodding or shaking her head, she does communicate through animated speech bubbles.

Gumshoe Contestants

Based on the computer game of the same name, Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego?, is a children’s game show that aired in the early 90s. The contestants, referred to as “gumshoes” by the Chief, must help ACME find Carmen by answering questions about geography.

Ji-Young from Sesame Street

Ji-Young from Sesame Street

The newest resident of Sesame Street is the 7-year old girl named Ji-Young. As a Korean-American, Ji-Young makes history as the first muppet of Asian descent on the long-running PBS children’s show. She makes her debut November 25 on “See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special”.

Anthony from The Wiggles

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.

caillou from caillou

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.