One of the most popular TV shows for kids that has come along in the past few year is Yo Gabba Gabba. It’s been said that the title of the show is a nod to the punk rallying cry “gabba gabba hey!” that was first created by punk legends the Ramones.  Yo Gabba Gabba was created in part by one of the members of the Aquabats and has a heavily musical focus.  The s how is a mixture of live action segments with costumed actors and puppets and a series of musical numbers, animated shorts, and other multi media presentations. From the first episode that aired kids went crazy for it. Parents love the show because it’s innovative and does teach kids valuable lessons but it’s also fun for them and uses kids natural love of rhythm and music to get them moving, make them think, and amuse them all at the same time. One of the segments on the show, Dancey Dance Time, gets kids up off the couch or floor and teaches them new dances which build coordination and get them to exercise.

The recurring characters on Yo Gabba Gabba are perfect Halloween costumes for kids. Kids love the Yo Gabba Gabba characters and the costumes are all kid appropriate.  The emcee of the show is DJ Lance Rock, who spins music, introduces segments, and his own segments teaching dance. Other main characters include Muno, the red Cyclops and Foofa who is a pink flower bubble.  Green monster Brobee and Todee the blue cat-dragon along with magic robot Pix round out the cast of live action characters.  Costumes for any of the main characters are available for kids and adults. Yo Gabba Gabba is now broadcast around the world in more than a dozen countries. The combination of music, animation, and fun characters is fundamentally appealing to kids and they can’t get enough of this fun show.

If you’re taking your kids out trick or treating this year you could dress as DJ Lance Rock and be the designated host or emcee for the evening. Another very popular character that is a great Halloween costume is Super Robot Martian Girl, an animated character who has a recurring segment in the show. Super Robot Martian Girl is a great costume for little girls or moms who need super powers to herd small children Trick or Treating on Halloween night. Yo Gabba Gabba also has a live action show that travels around the country and around the world hosting family events that are similar to the show. Kids come to the show and take part in many of the activities that they have seen on show like Dancey Dance time.

Adults can dress up as the Yo Gabba Gabba characters for Halloween. The animated characters from Yo Gabba Gabba are a great fit for superhero buffs who don’t want to dress up in the same old superhero costumes. Yo Gabba Gabba has a lot of crossover appeal with adults and costumes of the shows main characters can also be seen at anime conventions and comic book festivals around the world.

 

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