How to Dress Like Arthur,Complete Arthur Costume Guide

Items You’ll Need To Cosplay Arthur

  1. Bear Ears
  2. Round Circle Lenses
  3. Men’s Dress Shirt
  4. Yellow V-Neck Pullover Sweater
  5. Men’s Relaxed-Fit Chinos
  6. Converse All-Star Sneakers

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!

About Arthur

Arthur Timothy Read is the title character of both the book series and children’s television show Arthur, Marc Brown’s mascot, and is the oldest child in the Read family, the only son of David and Jane, and the best friend of Buster Baxter. He is eight years old, in third grade, and lives in Elwood City. Originally, he was voiced by Michael Yarmush, but is currently voiced by Dallas Jokic.

Arthur is an anthropomorphic aardvark. In Brown’s first Arthur book, Arthur’s Nose (1976), Arthur is shown with a long nose and resembles an actual aardvark, though as the books progressed (as seen in the first season of Reading Rainbow in its 13th episode, Arthur’s Eyes) and eventually became a animated TV series, a noticeable, simplified version of Arthur took shape. The character’s most recognizable form is a light brown, slanted face with small ears, drawn as a bipedal, pre-pubescent youth with signature round brown-rimmed glasses.On more than one occasion, Arthur’s classmates tease him for his glasses and somewhat “dorky” attire.

Arthur wears a yellow V-neck sweater over a white dress shirt, blue jeans, and red and white sneakers.

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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