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My Thrifted Pee-wee Herman Halloween Costume

My Thrifted Pee-wee Herman Halloween Costume

thrifted pee-wee herman halloween costumeMy Pee-Wee Herman Halloween Costume

I know you are but what am I? I’m Pee-wee Herman!

Pee-wee Herman is an instantly recognizable character with his gray suit, red bowtie, and boyish looks.

I grew up watching him and have always carried a bit of him with me as an adult. Whether it was a clever comeback or a funny face. No doubt he had a big impact on my life!

When I read of his passing earlier this year, I felt like I lost a friend.

To honor Pee-wee, I wanted to dress up as him for Halloween this year. Like many of the costumes I’ve been sharing, it’s been on my list for YEARS to do it.

What happened next was nothing short of MAGIC!

How My Pee-wee Halloween Costume Went Viral

Pee-wee Herman has a photo gallery on his website devoted to costumes created by his fans and I always wanted to join the page. I just never felt like I had the right pieces in my closet and have searched high and low at thrift stores for the perfect ensemble.

I dug through my closet and put together an outfit that resembled his infamous look. Everything was thrifted except for the white sneakers, and oh how I wish they were the actual white loafers!

Because of its inaccurate recreation, I only planned to share it here on my blog. But, just for kicks, I submitted it to the Pee-wee Herman legacy page on Facebook.

I had forgotten about it and then woke up one morning and my picture was all over Facebook and Instagram! The legacy page had chosen my costume and story to feature for all to see.

I was basically walking on air the whole day. It felt unreal!

If you’re here because of that viral post, thank you. Getting shared was an unexpected surprise and the positive feedback has been incredible!

The Legacy Of Pee-wee Herman

I’ll leave this blog post with the words I shared in my story –

Life’s not about being perfect, it’s just about showing up and being weird!

If you have a Pee-wee memory or favorite quote, I would love it if you shared it with me in the comments! Thanks for checking out my Halloween costume! I’ll let you let me let you go now!

thrifted pee-wee herman halloween costume



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