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Matt from Cyberchase

Matt is one of the three main characters of Cyberchase on PBS Kids. He is part of the Cybersquad alongside Inez, Jackie, and Digit. He is an eleven year old boy who lives on Earth. His interests include sports and Greek mythology. His red backpack contains helpful objects to go into the technological Cyberspace.

Inez from Cyberchase

Inez is one of the three main characters of Cyberchase on PBS Kids. She is a Latina girl who lives on Earth. Inez is part of the Cybersquad alongside Matt, Jackie, and Digit. At nine years old, she’s the youngest member of the bunch. She loves to read, in which she often quotes from books. Inez possesses a wide vocabulary, and can speak both English and Spanish. Iron on the star patch in the middle of the pink shirt, and you’re set!

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”.

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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.

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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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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.