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Charlie Brown Christmas DIY Costume Guide

A Charlie Brown Christmas costume

Want to know how to make a Charlie Brown costume from the beloved Christmas special? This is a super fun and easy outfit to make for the festive period. We show you exactly how with our step-by-step guide.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” first aired on December 9, 1965, and was created by Charles M. Schulz, the original creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip.

Despite the festive period being in full swing, Charlie Brown finds himself feeling downhearted and disillusioned by the over-commercialization of Christmas.

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To try and lift his spirits, Charlie takes on the job of directing the school Christmas play. He faces many challenges from his classmates who want to modernize the production and ridicule Charlie’s choice of Chrismas tree, a small and unimpressive specimen.

A heartwarming monologue from his best friend, Linus, encourages Charlie to embrace the simplicity of his little tree and reject the bright and flashy commercialization of Christmas.

In a heartwarming turn of events, Charlie and his peers come together to decorate his Christmas tree. In doing so, they embrace the true values of the holiday: friendship, compassion, and love.

Charlie Brown Christmas Costume

Charlie Brown Christmas costume guide

Buy Charlie Brown costume items:

  1. Red fleece jacket
  2. Black cargo pants
  3. Brown winter hat
  4. Charlie Brown T-Shirt
  5. Brown shoes
  6. Charlie Brown Christmas tree

1. Jacket: Start your Charlie Brown Christmas costume with a plain red hoodie. We went for a Sherpa-lined jacket that would also keep us warm on these cold winter nights.

2. Pants: The best thing about this outfit is how easy it is to make with clothes you likely already have at home. All you need here is a pair of black or dark pants.

3. Hat: No Charlie Brown costume is complete without his signature baseball hat, complete with fur-lined ear flaps.

4. Shirt: Add a Charlie Brown T-shirt under your jacket with that immediately recognizable zigzag pattern and bright yellow color. There are quite a few Charlie Brown shirts available online, but the one featured here from Custom Kingdom is absolutely one of the best-reviewed and most popular.

5. Shoes: Like the pants, this is a really easy costume accessory to get a hold of (if you don’t already have a pair at home). All you need is a pair of brown lace-up shoes.

6. Christmas tree: Completely optional extra but it does make for the most adorable festive ornament. The Charlie Brown Christmas tree stands 24″ tall and looks nearly identical to the one featured in A Charlie Brown Christmas. It even comes with Linus’s blanket included for added cuteness.

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