Bert and Ernie fancy dress is a great couples fancy dress idea and fits in with a TV theme costume party. It’s also quite an easy costume to make. Let’s take a look at some Bert and Ernie costume ideas.
How to make a Bert and Ernie Fancy Dress Costume?
First of all let’s be clearly about who is who. Bert is the yellow, thinner, taller grumpier one. Ernie is the shorter, squatter, orange, dopey one. So if you are trying to decided who should be Bert and who should be Ernie try and match those descriptions to the costume wearers personality.
A Bert fancy costume can made by finding a good multi-coloured stripe jumper. I found this jumper to be a good match for a Bert from Sesame Street fancy dress jumper. Bert wears this with a white polo neck. Then you apply liberal amounts of yellow face paint. A round clown knows works well. For the hair you need to have a sort of mohawk look. Get some material and brush it up in to wide fluffy mohawk. Then the most important part of the costume – the bushy monobrow eyebrows. You can either paint these on with makeup, find some sort of fluffy material or buy some fake bushy eyebrows.
For an Ernie fancy dress costume you need to go for a similar style. You will need orange face paint rather than yellow. Bert wears a similar style of jumper although without a white polo neck underneath. He has a similar
red nose. As an accessory it can be a fun idea to bring along one of Ernie’s favourite things – a rubber ducky.