How to Dress Like Arthur

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Best Arthur Costume Guide

The Beloved aardvark, Arthur Read, has been popular among children audiences since the mid-1990’s. The popular PBS cartoon show, Arthur, has had a recent rebirth on the meme circuit. If you’re looking to attend your next costume party as a classic book character, Arthur is an excellent choice! Follow this cosplay guide, and we’ll show you how to pull off his signature look.

Start with fuzzy Bear Ears and a pair of Round Circle Lenses. Then, wear a Men’s Dress Shirt beneath a Yellow V-Neck Pullover Sweater matched with a pair of Men’s Relaxed-Fit Chinos. Cap off the costume with a retro pair of Converse All-Star Sneakers, and you have the lovely look of the children’s storybook character.

Arthur Cosplay Costumes

For those who are still in the dark about this, Arthur is an anthropomorphic aardvark. With the exception of a couple of accessories, you can put this look together fairly easily. Wear a bright yellow sweatshirt or sweater over a white long sleeve collared shirt with a pair of blue jeans and you’ll nail the clothing portion of this cosplay. If you run into trouble finding his trademark yellow sweater, Arthur has also been known to wear a red, long sleeve, rugby shirt on the popular PBS cartoon show.

Accessorize with a pair of fuzzy bear ears and glasses with circle lens, both of which can be picked up at a local costume shop. For group cosplay, go along with Arthur’s friends like George, Sue Ellen, Buster or even his annoying little sister DW would make a great companion. Be sure to check out the featured pics for more costume ideas. Send us your best Arthur costume to post!

Arthur Costume Tips & FAQs

Bring to life Arthur Read, the beloved bespectacled aardvark from the popular children’s show “Arthur.” Known for his iconic yellow sweater and blue jeans, Arthur’s look is both classic and recognizable, making it a great choice for costume events, children’s parties, or school events. This guide will help you recreate Arthur’s signature style, capturing the essence of this intelligent and kind-hearted character.

Arthur's outfit is simple and childlike, reflecting his character as an everyday kid. The key elements include a yellow, long-sleeved, v-neck sweater, blue jeans, and red and white sneakers. He also wears round, brown-rimmed glasses, which are essential to his look.

Arthur, being an aardvark, has very little hair. His head is mostly smooth with a small tuft of hair on top. To replicate this, a bald cap can be used with a small patch of hair added, or you can style your hair to be as flat and unobtrusive as possible.

Arthur wears simple red and white sneakers. Any comfortable pair of sneakers in this color scheme will work well. The focus is on the simplicity and practicality of a young child’s footwear.

The most crucial accessory for Arthur's costume is his round, brown-rimmed glasses, which are a key part of his character's identity. Additionally, carrying a book can be a great accessory, as Arthur is often shown loving to read and learn.

Arthur is known for his thoughtful and sometimes humorous dialogue. Here are some classic Arthur quotes: "Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!," "I'm not a baby, I'm four years old!," "Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing.," "That’s so unfair!" and "Hey! It's Arthur!." These quotes capture Arthur's curious, earnest, and relatable nature as a young child, making them great for enhancing your portrayal of this iconic character.

About Arthur

Arthur Timothy Read is your average 3rd grader. He’s polite and friendly and has a best friend in Buster Baxter. Like any other kid, he makes mistakes, doesn’t always listen to his parents, and can be mean to his little sister DW. He is an accomplished pianist, when he puts his mind to it, but mediocre when he doesn’t. He plays the piano in a band made up of his best friends.

Arthur is also athletically gifted. He competes on his school bowling, soccer, track, and baseball teams. He was also instrumental in starting the Lakewood Pride Committee, a school spirit club. While book smart, Arthur doesn’t always use common sense, much to the annoyance of his parents. He has a love-hate relationship with his little sister DW. Even though she gets on his nerves, he’s quick to come to her defense when she needs her big brother’s help.


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