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Homemade Halloween Mr. Rogers Costume

Here’s an easy and inexpensive idea for a Halloween costume. My friend Fergi came across a few vintage hand puppets at a thrift store and knew they’d be the perfect accessory for Mr. Rogers. The idea is great for little kids who aren’t that excited about dressing up yet – and you can probably use clothing items they already have in their closet. I’ve found that Etsy and Ebay have vintage puppets for sale – or you could always take a chance with your local Goodwill. See all our Homemade Halloween Costumes right here

Homemade Halloween Mr. Rogers Costume | Oh Happy Day!Homemade Halloween Mr. Rogers Costume | Oh Happy Day!

Materials Needed: Vintage Hand Puppets (can be found on Etsy and Ebay), Clip-On Tie, and a Cardigan Sweater. Mr. Rogers also changes into sneakers at the beginning of the show, so we’d recommend wearing them (with slacks if possible!)

Homemade Halloween Mr. Rogers Costume | Oh Happy Day!Homemade Halloween Mr. Rogers Costume | Oh Happy Day!

All photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction & Styling by Fergi Johnson for Oh Happy Day

  1. Jesse

    October 16, 2013

    omg, so cute! i am sucker for cardigans. i put one on my son every chance i get.

  2. Deidra

    October 16, 2013

    There is one obvious flaw with this costume: the button up cardigan. How would Mr. Rogers do his signature full-zip down to half-zip if he was wearing buttons? It just wouldn’t work! :) That puppet is a perfect creepy Lady Elaine look-alike!

  3. meg

    October 16, 2013

    This is too funny and adorable!

  4. Allie @ 6000 Miles to Home

    October 16, 2013

    those puppets are killing me — sure brings back the memories!! I love this adorable and unique idea. probably because nothing makes me happier than lil ones dressed up like adults, hah!

  5. Bethany

    October 16, 2013

    Noooo. Too good.

  6. Nana

    October 16, 2013

    Oh, what a cute match! Love it!

  7. Sarah W

    October 16, 2013

    This is so good. Mr. Rogers is my absolute favorite!


    October 17, 2013

    This is too funny and adorable!!! I love this Mr. Rogers costume

  9. Ann

    October 17, 2013

    OMG!!! So cute!!!

  10. Malori

    October 17, 2013

    SO CUTE!! I loved Mr. Rogers when I was a kid.

  11. Caitlin

    October 21, 2013

    This is killing me! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything cuter!

  12. Paulette Leto

    October 29, 2013

    Do kids still know Mr. Rogers? I’ll admit that since I don’t have kids of my own, I don’t know what they watch growing up these days. I think this is adorable though!

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