Pigpen is a popular character created by Charles M. Schulz for the comic strips Peanuts. Nobody knows his real name as it was never mentioned in the comic strip. Pigpen is characterized by his good nature and the constant cloud of dirt that surrounds him and follows him wherever he goes. He is always dirty and people call him such insulting names. The most common name people call him is Pig-Pen so, that’s the name he typically gets called. Dress like the filthy Peanuts character with this Pigpen costume guide.
To dress up like Pig-Pen, you need to look very, very dirty. Start by wearing a White T-shirt which won’t stay white for very long. Next, wear a bald cap so you can portray his appearance accurately. Now comes the fun part. Put on the Brown Bib Overalls and Grey Socks. The add the Black Yarn and Dirt Makeup to create the dust effect and dirty look of Pig-Pen. Now walk around and make some people cough!
Pigpen is a good natured, happy-go-lucky type of person. Even though his constant uncleanliness makes people uncomfortable, he doesn’t seem to care. If you’ve decided to cosplay Pigpen, don’t go at it alone. Give a shout out to your friends and ask them to join you to cosplay the Peanuts.
Cosplaying cartoon characters from childhood always results in a fun time. Your friends can dress up as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Marcie or other characters from the Peanuts comic strip. But why stay limited to that? Your friends can also dress up as characters from their own favorite childhood comics like Garfield, Calvin and Hobbs, and Archie. We have lots of costume guides like that for your inspiration. So start exploring! Submit a photo of your Pigpen cosplay to be posted in the photo gallery.
Pig-Pen is a boy that represents an “I don’t care what people think” attitude. He is extremely dirty and is always surrounded by a cloud of dirt and dust. When he dances, dust rises up so much that it makes people cough. But, that’s not due to lack of effort on his part. There are many times when Pig-Pen tries to keep himself clean. But the moment he steps outside, he instantly becomes dirty again exclaiming to Charlie Brown that he’s a “dust magnet.”
But for all his flaws, he takes them in stride and doesn’t let it ruin his attitude. He sometimes takes pride in the cloud of dust that surrounds him, calling it “The Dust of Ancient Civilizations.” The only other character that likes Pig-Pen other than himself is none other than Charlie Brown. He wholeheartedly accepts the dirtiness that makes Pigpen well…Pig-Pen.