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Codename: Kids Next Door Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Codename: Kids Next Door Characters

Check out our cosplay guides for the characters from the animated TV series, Codename: Kids Next Door, as seen on Cartoon Network. These 10-year old international spies, Numbuh 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 from Sector V, are out to save the world, one kid at a time from the schemes of adults and teens. Join them by dressing up as your favorite character, like the fearless leader Nigel Uno or the bubbly Numbuh 3, Kuki Sanban. Our top-secret Codename: Kids Next Door costume guides come with step-by-step instructions to complete your mission to infiltrate this international kids’ spy network.

Numbuh 1

Numbuh 1 Costume

Nigel Uno, a.k.a. Numbuh 1, is so much more than the fearless and capable leader of Sector V. He is also the keeper of the Book of KND and earth’s representative to the elite Galactic KND. Always ready for action and never one to back down, he can sometimes take his work a bit too seriously and come across as a stern and paranoid workaholic. However, he is a tactical genius that’s not to be underestimated. His appearance fits his personality with a red turtleneck sweater, permanently bald head, and sunglasses. Despite this, he cares for his team so much that he turned down promotions to become the Supreme Leader of KND.

Numbuh 1 Costume
Numbuh 1 Costume Guide
Numbuh 5

Numbuh 5 Costume

The streetsmart, calm, collected, and cool Abigail Lincoln is the eldest remaining member of Sector V. She is also second-in-command. She was Sector V’s leader but gave the position to Numbuh 1 after helping him pass his test to get into KND. Her elder sister Cree is one of their main villains having defected from Sector V when becoming a teenager and turning on the Kids Next Door. She is the most capable agent after Numbuh 1 and helps to keep things in line when he gets too carried away. She always wears a blue sweater and red cap pulled over her eyes with an earring and ponytail completing her cool look.

Numbuh 5 Costume
Numbuh 5 Costume Guide

Codename: Kids Next Door Cosplay Costumes

Kids from diverse backgrounds make up the operatives of the Sector V branch of KND. And each has their own unique skillset. Slick and bald-headed Nigel Uno is the team’s British-American leader as Numbuh 1. Then there’s the chubby German-American as Numbuh 2, Hogarth “Hoagie” P. Gilligan. The happy-go-lucky Japanese American, Kuki Sanban, as Numbuh 3. The Australian-American as Numbuh 4, Wallabee “Wally” Beetles. The sharp African-American, Abigail Lincoln, as Numbuh 5. Each character has a personality that’s just as distinct as their looks, making this team a fun cosplay option.

Dressing up as a kid from an international spy organization may seem like an operation all by itself, but you’ll find the entire look broken down into easy to follow instructions. The guides will help you successfully pull off each character’s look easily. We’ll also show you everything you need, and you can find many of the pieces you need to look like these Codename: Kids Next Door characters by digging through your closet.

Codename: Kids Next Door Costume Tips & FAQs

Dive into the action-packed world of “Codename: Kids Next Door,” where a group of kids fights against the tyranny of adults and teenage oppressors, armed with their ingenious gadgets and the power of teamwork. Whether you’re drawn to the fearless leader Number 1, the inventive Number 2, the tough Number 3, the strong Number 4, or the intelligent Number 5, this FAQ section will guide you through creating costumes that capture the essence of each KND operative for cosplay events, Halloween, or any themed gathering that calls for a touch of childhood rebellion and imaginative adventure.

To cosplay as Number 1 (Nigel Uno), focus on his distinctive bald head, which can be achieved with a bald cap if necessary. Wear a white long-sleeve shirt under a red sweater vest, paired with grey shorts, and black boots. Number 1’s signature sunglasses are essential to his look. Including a makeshift KND communicator or a prop 2×4 technology gadget will enhance the authenticity. Embodying Number 1’s leadership qualities, determination, and strategic mindset will bring depth to your portrayal.

For a Number 2 (Hogarth “Hoagie” P. Gilligan Jr.) costume, wear an orange hoodie, blue jeans, and pilot goggles on your head or around your neck to reflect his love for aviation and inventing. Adding a prop resembling one of his quirky inventions can capture his inventive spirit. Number 2’s characteristic round figure can be emphasized with padding if desired. Adopting Number 2’s enthusiastic and somewhat geeky demeanor, along with his penchant for puns, will enhance your portrayal of this character.

To cosplay as Number 3 (Kuki Sanban), opt for her signature green sweater, a white skirt, and purple leggings or tights, complemented by black shoes. Number 3’s long black hair is often adorned with a large red bow or flower. Carrying a stuffed Rainbow Monkey can highlight her love for the adorable toys. Embodying Number 3’s bubbly, optimistic personality, and her occasional moments of unexpected toughness will make for a compelling representation.

A Number 4 (Wallabee “Wally” Beetles) costume requires a blue long-sleeve shirt, orange cargo shorts, and black boots. Number 4’s characteristic blonde hair is styled in a bowl cut, and his fierce expression reflects his readiness for battle. Including sports equipment repurposed as a KND weapon, like a cricket bat, can signify his role as the team’s muscle. Adopting Number 4’s brave, hot-headed, and competitive nature will bring authenticity to your costume.

Including memorable quotes from “Codename: Kids Next Door” can add character and fun to your costume or themed interactions. Here are a few iconic lines:

“Kids Next Door, battle stations!” – Number 1

“I’ve got a plan.” – Number 2, often before unveiling an invention

“Yay! Rainbow Monkeys!” – Number 3, expressing her love for her favorite toys

“I’m not scared! I’m not scared!” – Number 4, facing his fears

“Stay cool, stay calm, stay collected.” – Number 5, showcasing her cool demeanor

Choose quotes that fit your character and the situation, practicing their delivery with the appropriate energy and voice for a truly immersive experience.


About Codename: Kids Next Door

Codename: Kids Next Door is an original animated TV series created by Mr. Walburton for Cartoon Network that first appeared in 2001. The show follows the adventures of kid operatives Numbuh 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Their goal is to protect kids from the schemes of adult and teen villains in their jurisdiction, Sector V. As part of the worldwide KND organization, their missions sometimes takes them across the globe.

Their extensive training includes martial arts training and engineering know-how to build advanced tech from household DIY items. The Sector V team consists of capable and confident Nigel, the quirky Kuki, the brilliant engineer Hoagie, hot-headed Wallabee, and streetwise Abigail. They face villains like the mad scientist Professor XXXL, ex-operatives like Abigail’s teen sister Cree, and the creepy Delightful Children From Down the Lane that follow the orders of the mysterious “Father.”

Codename: Kids Next Door Costumes