How to Make Phineas & Ferb Costumes


Phineas and Ferb are stepbrothers in a popular Disney cartoon by the same name. Kids love dressing up as one of the brothers for Halloween or a themed party. Although costumes are widely available at stores and online, they require a considerably expensive investment. Making your own costume for the characters is surprisingly affordable and doesn't even require you to sew.

Things You'll Need

  • Yellow-and-orange-striped shirt
  • Bright blue shorts
  • Bright blue high-top sneakers
  • Orange hair spray
  • Purple sweatpants
  • Off-white polo shirt
  • Scissors
  • Purple belt
  • White socks
  • Black sneakers
  • Green hair spray


  • Put on the orange-and-yellow striped shirt. If you can't find an orange-and-yellow striped shirt, look for one in solid orange or solid yellow and use fabric paint in the missing color to add stripes.

  • Add a pair of bright blue knee-length shorts. Match these with bright blue high-top sneakers. You can also wear low-top bright blue sneakers with matching socks.

  • Spray your hair orange. One of Phineas' most distinguishing features is his bright orange hair, so use colored hair spray to cover all of your existing hair color.


  • Put on the dark purple sweatpants. Buy them two sizes larger than normal, because Ferb wears high-waisted pants, and this is the easiest way to create the look. If you can't find purple sweatpants, buy white sweatpants and dye them with purple fabric dye. Cut the sweatpants at the knee to create shorts.

  • Add an off-white or cream polo shirt. Pull the purple sweatpants up over the bottom of the shirt and tuck in the shirt. The sweatpants should come up past waist height. Belt the shorts in place with a purple belt, cord or ribbon.

  • Wear white socks and black sneakers on your feet.

  • Spray your hair with bright green hairspray. Ferb is the green-haired brother, and this is one of the most important features of the costume. Push your hair forward as you spray so that your hair sits slightly closer to your forehead than normal.

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep your face covered when spraying your hair, so as not to inhale hair spray or get it in your eyes or on your face.

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