Linus Van Pelt is a character from the popular Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, Peanuts. He is the brother of Lucy van Pelt and is the best friend of Charlie Brown. He is known for his eccentric beliefs such as the Great Pumpkin, his security blanket, and doing weird things like sucking his thumbs. He is quite philosophical and intelligent (except for the Great Pumpkin). Dress up like Linus Van Pelt with this costume guide.
Get the look of Linus Van Pelt by wearing a Bald Cap (unless you’re already bald). Use the Black Yarn to make a closer match to Linus’ hairstyle. Wear a Red Stripe Shirt and Black Shorts for his famous outfit. Finally, wear a pair of Red Ankle Socks and Brown Casual Shoes to complete his costume. And yes, don’t forget your trusty Blue Blanket for security and peace of mind!
For a kid, Linus Van Pelt is highly intelligent and philosophical. He can be overheard quoting the Gospels. The only two reasons he is mocked in the Peanuts comics strip is due to his dependence on his security blanket and his firm belief in the Great Pumpkin. His eccentricities, therefore, make him a very likable character to cosplay because everyone is a bit weird.
Don’t cosplay Linus Van Pelt alone. Grab hold of your friends and ask them to dress up as their own favorite Peanuts characters. They can dress up as Marcie, Pigpen, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty or Snoopy. Or you guys can go one step further and dress up as other comic strip book characters like Archie and Garfield. Costume Wall has lots of different costume guides for cosplay inspiration. Oh, and don’t forget to submit a picture of you Linus costume when you’re finally all dressed up!
Linus Van Pelt first appeared in the Peanuts comic strips created by Charles M. Schulz in September 1952. He is the best friend of the main character Charlie Brown, to whom he imparts great advice when listening about his friend’s insecurities. He is also the crush of Charlie Brown’s smaller sister, Sally. What makes Linus such a unique character is his incredible wisdom combined with childish tendencies. For example, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus but believes The Great Pumpkin—a fictional character he believes will rise up on Halloween to give gifts to the good children.
His most notable trait is his always present security blanket that he is always seen with. When without it, Linus gets very distressed. Charlie’s dog, Snoopy, loves to tease Linus by trying to steal his blanket. But Snoopy never does succeed. He also has a troublesome relationship with his sister Lucy, by whom he gets bullied by a lot. Though Linus has weird idiosyncrasies that cause him to be mocked by others, he doesn’t care.