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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.

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.

Aviva Corcovado from Wild Kratts

Aviva Corcovado from Wild Kratts

In PBS’s educational nature show Wild Kratts, Aviva Corcovado is a biomechanical engineer and third in command of the Wild Kratts crew. Aviva is responsible for inventing all of the gadgets, including the Tortuga and Creature Power Suits. Her signature color is purple, and she likes to dress practically from her windbreaker down to her sneakers.

Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid is an inquisitive youngster who wants to know everything about everything. His greatest wish is to be a scientist when he grows up. Sid is the star of his own show on PBS Kids, produced by the Jim Henson Company.

Arthur

Arthur Read is an anthropomorphic aardvark, based on the children’s books by Marc Brown, who lives in Elmwood City with his aardvark family and animal friends and attends Lakewood Elementary School. He’s been 8 years old for like 20 years now.