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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.

Becky Botsford from WordGirl

Becky Botsford / WordGirl (voiced by Dannah Phirman) is the titular character of the PBS show WordGirl. Becky is an alien from the planet Lexicon who uses her super powers including an enhanced vocabulary and intellect to protect her adopted hometown of Fair City.  Becky wears a green v-neck sweater and a purple skirt, while she dons a red bodysuit and yellow cape when working as WordGirl.

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Ruff Ruffman from FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman

Ruff Ruffman (voiced by Jim Conroy) is the titular talk show host of the PBS Kids’ show FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, a reality-based game show where children competed for prizes.  Ruff is a chubby dog with an outgoing personality.  To dress like him, you’ll want an oversized costume, a pair of round glasses, and some face paint crayons to complete the dog-like transformation.

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Xavier Riddle from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Xavier Riddle (voiced by Aidan Vissers) is the main character on the PBS Kids show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.  He is the older brother of Yadina and a friend of Brad Metzler.  Xavier is an energetic kid who loves to learn and meet historical figures by traveling back in time.  He has many interests, and particularly loves art and basketball.

To make Xavier’s unique hoodie, you can start with a red pullover and then add details.  The antennae can be made by gluing pipe cleaners and yellow pom poms together, and you can paint the “X” on with black fabric markers.  Red behind-the-head ear muffs will evoke the helmet-like look of Xavier’s sweatshirt.

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Brad Meltzer from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Brad Meltzer (voiced by Wyatt White) is friends with Yadina and Xavier on the PBS Kids show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.  Brad is often nervous about participating in adventures because time travel makes him dizzy.  His interests include action heroes, comic books, and butterflies.  He is named after author Brad Metzler, who wrote the books upon which the series is based with illustrator Chris Eliopoulos.

Yadina Riddle from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Yadina Riddle from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Yadina Riddle (voiced by Zoe Hatz) is the kind of girl other little girls look up to. It’s hard not to when she grows up to be the president of the United States! Determined and curious she is the perfect companion for her brother’s adventures. And the perfect heroine in her own!

Cosplaying as Yadina is fairly easy. A black wig in short ponytails, a blue t-shirt, pink coveralls with a star painted on the chest, black converse, and a stuffed turtle toy are all you need. That and a can-do attitude!

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D.W. Read from Arthur

Dora Winifred, better known by the abbreviation “D.W.” is Arthur‘s younger sister on the PBS show Arthur, based on the books by Marc Brown. D.W. is in preschool, and enjoys watching Mary Moo Cow and listening to Crazy Bus, which irritates her older brother. D.W.’s typical outfit consists of a pink sleeveless dress over a long sleeved white shirt.

Emmy from Dragon Tales

Emmy from Dragon Tales

Emmy (voiced by Andrea Libman) is the no-nonsense older sibling in Dragon Tales. She is usually the one to notice when something is wrong as well as the one to keep a calm head and look for a solution. Some might call her bossy. But that’s just what happens when you and your little brother spend your free time in a mystical land full of talking dragons and adventure!

Dressing up as Emmy is fairly easy. You’ll need a long brown wig with bangs. Emmy wears her hair back in a pony tail tied with an elastic tie that is the same red as her t-shirt. A denim jumper dress makes up the rest of her costume in addition to white socks and red high tops. You can round out the costume with a plush dragon and a dragon scale necklace like the one Emmy and Max use to jump between worlds.

Sister Bear from Berenstain Bears

Sister Bear is the second child of Mama Bear and Papa Bear. Great at outdoors activities, a natural in sports, and being highly competitive make Sister Bear the spunky young bear she is. She also likes fairy tales and the color pink. She is growing up while learning lessons about sharing and the golden rule in the Berenstain Bears.

Miguel from Maya and Miguel

Miguel from Maya and Miguel

Miguel Santos is an athletic kid who likes to help the people around him. He tends to be more logical than his sister Maya, which is one reason why Maya comes to Miguel for help with her schemes. He ends up helping Maya since they are brother and sister, and best friends as well. Miguel is following his sister’s antics in Maya and Miguel.