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Penny Costume Ideas from Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Updated on February 1, 2015

Dress Your Daughter as Penny Peterson

Are you looking for Penny costume ideas for your daughter's costume party or Halloween? You've come to the right place! Penny is a feisty little girl whose look can be easily replicated by just putting together a few simple pieces.

In the movie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Penny Peterson is used to being top of the class. That is until Sherman becomes her classmate and shows her up. Penny reacts by bullying and provoking him to the point where the enemies' parents have to step in to resolve their conflict.

While Sherman's adoptive canine father, Mr. Peabody, meets with Penny's parents, Sherman takes her to see the WABAC, a time traveling machine that Mr. Peabody built. Against all orders, he takes her on a joyride in it, which leads to all sorts of misadventure. Mr. Peabody tries to get them back safely but that's no easy feat as they find themselves stuck in ancient and historical scenes!

The Penny Costume

The pieces that make up Penny's costume are very versatile. Your daughter probably already has some of them, but even if you have to buy the others, they can be worn again as part of other costumes or even for school or daily wear.

Of course, if you have a boy, you can also dress him up as Sherman, an even simpler costume to put together!

A Straight Blonde Wig

Penny has straight blonde hair that ends a little below her shoulders. If your daughter's hair is like that, great! If it's not, you can get her a one-size-fits-all wig that is versatile enough for other looks.

This inexpensive one should do the trick. Even though Penny does not have bangs in front and this one does, it is the right look in other ways. The headband that she'll need to wear can help with pulling the bangs off her face or you can trim them a bit if you'd prefer that.

A Black Satin Headband

Keeping Penny's hair tidy and off her face is a black headband with a light sheen.

This black satin headband is not too slim and is made of a nylon blend that has a bit of stretch. This kind will fit nicely on the head without slipping off or being too tight.

A Pink Long Sleeved T-Shirt

Penny wears a short sleeved dress over a long sleeved baby pink t-shirt. It's a perfect combination for slightly chilly evenings and comfortable for playing in. Because the t-shirt has to be worn underneath a dress, the fit should be slim.

This slim fit baby rib t-shirt in light pink is made of 100% cotton. The bottom and sleeve edges are raw serge. It is available in XS, S, M and L sizes.

A Pink Striped Dress

The dress that has to be worn over the light pink long sleeved t-shirt needs to have horizontal pink stripes on a white background. The sleeves should be sleeveless, capped or short and the cut should be either straight or slightly A-line. This may be the most difficult for you to replicate perfectly, but there are a few options that come pretty close. Here are 2 options for you to choose from.

Tank Style Dress for Young Girls

This sleeveless dress features wide horizontal stripes and the cut is straight, like Penny's. There's a kangaroo pocket in the front, white pearl buttons at the top, and a thin drawstring waist.

This dress can be worn by girls aged 2 to 6.

Tank Dress for Older Girls

For girls aged 7 to 16, this Made in USA tank style dress is perfect. It is made of cotton with a bit of spandex for stretch. The semi-racer back and high front-low back hem are the details that make is design fashionable but appropriate.

A Basic Black Belt

Penny wears a simple black belt over her dress. This leather one is available in small, medium and large and is versatile enough for many looks.

It is 0.75 inches wide and is made of genuine leather in a matte finish. The buckle is round and silver colored and there are two silver keepers to keep it from sagging.

Knee High White Socks

Penny's socks are white and knee high. After all, she is a student!

This pack of three contains cable knit socks in a blend of acrylic and nylon.

Black Mary Janes

To round off the costume, you'll need black Mary Jane shoes.

This leather pair features rubber soles and go on and off easily. The front strap is also easily adjustable. It is lightweight with a flexible outsole and cushioned inside heel. These features makes these shoes very comfortable to wear.

See What Penny Looks Like

Have you found a piece that would be a better fit for this costume? If so, please let me know below!

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    • myconsumerboard profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      Thanks so much Eiddwen!

    • Eiddwen profile image


      4 years ago from Wales

      So very interesting and a well deserved vote up.



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