What Size Clothes Fit Build A Bear?

Build-A-Bear teddy bears and animals from The Build-A-Bear Workshop generally average around 15″ to 18″ in size, although this can differ as new ranges are released.

As long as your Build-A-Bear from head to toe measures between 15″ and 18″ and the character stands on two legs, then 99% of the time Be My Bear clothing will fit these characters perfectly.

The majority of clothes from Build-A-Bear are also compatible with their 16″ range of bears and animal friends, allowing you to mix and match clothes and bears for maximum fun at home.

However, it’s important to be cautious when buying an outfit for a Build-A-Bear character that doesn’t stand on two feet, as some of them have odd proportions, such as many of the licensed Pokémon, My Little Pony, Despicable Me 3, Paw Patrol, and Finding Dory ranges, which are not compatible with Be My Bear clothing.

Here are the clothing options available for Build-A-Bear teddy bears and animals:

  • Tops, T-shirts, shirts, hoodies, jackets, and sweatshirts[2].
  • Pants and shorts[3].
  • Dresses and gowns, including options with sequins, flowers, tutus, and dinosaur designs[4].
  • Footwear, such as shoes, sandals, boots, and roller skates[5].
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Make sure to check the labels for sizing information and consider the style of clothing, as some styles may fit differently than others. If possible, try clothes on your bear before buying them to ensure a good fit.

If you have any doubts about whether an item of clothing will fit your Build-A-Bear, you can reach out to the supplier for assistance. It’s also worth noting that Build-A-Bear Buddies, which are small pre-stuffed bears or animals designed to complement the main range of Build-A-Bear characters, are not compatible with clothes from Be My Bear.


Here are some tips:

1. Know Your Bear’s Size

Build A Bear offers a variety of different sizes, from small to extra-large.

2. Check the Clothing Labels

The clothes are typically labeled with the size of bear they are designed for.

3. Consider the Style of Clothing

Some styles of clothing may fit differently than others. For example, a T-shirt may fit differently than a dress or a jacket.

4. Try Clothes on Your Bear

This will give you a better idea of how they fit and whether or not they are the right size.

5. Don’t Forget Accessories

Hats, sunglasses, and jewelry are all great options for accessorizing your bear.

6. Consider Seasonal Clothing

Build A Bear offers seasonal clothing options, such as winter coats and summer dresses.

7. Look for Matching Sets

Build A Bear often offers matching sets of clothing, such as a dress with a matching purse or a shirt with a matching hat.

8. Don’t Be Afraid to Mix and Match

One of the great things about Build A Bear is that you can mix and match different clothing items to create your own unique look. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations of clothing and accessories.

9. Consider Your Bear’s Personality

When choosing clothing for your bear, consider their personality. If your bear is more laid-back, you may want to choose more casual clothing.

10. Have Fun!

Most importantly, have fun dressing up your Build A Bear! There are so many different options to choose from, so let your creativity run wild.

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