The peanuts comic strip brought us so many popular characters that have stood the test of time. No matter what your age Charlie Brown and Snoopy are almost instantly identifiable making them great choices for Halloween costumes or parties. The great thing about dressing up as Peanuts Characters is the versatility of them all. You can dress up as the whole gang if you have a bunch of friends going to an adult party or pick individual characters for your kids.
Below we have some examples and ideas for homemade peanuts costumes and links to purchase some of the necessary pieces if need be.
Charlie Brown Costume
Charlie Brown is the lovable loser and main star of the Peanuts comic strip. He is a popular costume choice because the look is so easy to pull off. Essentially, the trademark yellow zig-zag shirt makes the costume and is really all you need. If you want to go full-on Charlie Brown get yourself a bald cap and a pair of yellow socks.
Snoopy is Charlie Brown’s loyal beagle sidekick. He is as popular as Charlie in pop culture and is a great costume choice. That being said, it is not an easy costume to pull off as a DIY without getting a full costume. One idea is to dress your dog up as snoopy if you have a pet dog yourself. If you want to be unique go with Snoopy’s alter ego the fighting pilot.
Linus is the thumb-sucking, blanket carrying friend of Charlie Brown’s. This is a great costume for adults and kids because it is easy to put together and you may already have some of the pieces in your own closet. If not we got some suggestions below for you.
Lucy is the tough-talking character known for giving Charlie Brown a tough time. Her look is a great costume for adult women or little girls out for Halloween. She wears a 50’s style blue dress and oxford shoes so it isn’t the easiest costume to pull off but is doable if you have retro clothes laying around.
Schroeder is the piano-playing blonde character in Peanuts. This is another easy one for adult guys or boys to put together. All you need is a blue and black striped t-shirt and blonde hair. If you want to beat the competition at your Halloween party this year, then you can find playable little pianos to take the Schroeder look to the next level.
Peppermint Patty Costume
Peppermint Patty is Lucy’s loyal friend. Together they make a great costume combo for two friends. Like many costumes on this list, you will require a striped shirt, for Patty it needs to be green. If you are already a redhead then you would already be set, if not you will need a red-haired wig. To complete the look wear a pair of black shorts and brown sandals.
Woodstock is Snoopy’s closest friend and the two are always getting into mischief together. Woodstock is a canary bird so putting together a Woodstock costume is not easy. There are a few baby Woodstock costumes out there but as an adult your options are limited. You will have to try and find a bird cap and maybe a feathered boa.
Marcie is the bookworm of the peanuts gang and Peppermint Patty’s best friend. Her signature trademark is her oversized thick glasses. So finding a good pair of glasses is the key to her costume as she doesn’t really have signature clothes. You can add a dark black wig and carry some books to really pull her costume off.
Sally Brown Costume
Sally Brown is Charlie Brown’s little sister. Her costume is similar to Lucy’s. You will need a retro rockabilly dress preferably in pink and a light blonde wig that you can style. I don’t think you will find a wig to match Sally’s hairstyle exactly so you will have to put some DIY into any wig you find.
Lucy Witch Costume
We had to include one of the best costumes from The Great Pumpkin episode and that is the witch outfit Lucy wore trick or treating. I think any witch mask will do as long as it is green and you have to have the signature red witch hat. Finish the look with a white robe or blanket which you drape around yourself.
Also from the Great Pumpkin special comes the famous ghost costumes. If you want an easy DIY peanuts costume then this idea would be your best bet. A plain white sheet is all you need and two eye holes. If you want to spice it up go with the Charlie Brown ghost costume and cut way too many holes.