Abraham Lincoln Halloween Costumes April 9th, 2016
President’s Day is on Monday, February 15th and it’s time for us to celebrate our US Presidents! Abraham Lincoln is one of our most popular American presidents in the history of the United States. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Lincoln grew up to become one of the most influential leaders by serving as the 16th American president from March 1861 until the day he was assassinated in April 1865. This American political figure was the first elected Republican president who left a noble impression in US history by leading the country through the American Civil War. He took his role as the father of the nation at the time to make sure that his country survived the national crisis and he was successful in putting a halt to slavery and preserving the Union. Even up to this day, Mr. Lincoln is considered to be one of the greatest American presidents of all time by various American historical scholars. His name will always be remembered for the Gettysburg Address that he delivered in 1863 that made an impact about nation’s duty, and this is only among the many rhetoric and public speeches that this man will always be greatly known for. And of course, every American knows that President Abraham Lincoln is on the face of the US five-dollar bill so we are reminded daily of his significant contribution in American history. Since your children at back to school, you will probably soon need to shop for a historical costume. If you are shopping for a complete outfit or Halloween costume of President Lincoln that is ready to wear right out of the box, browse through these costume bargain sale listings below. These outfits are not only for Halloween, they are great historical costumes to wear in celebration of any patriotic American holidays such President’s Day.
Best President Abraham Lincoln Costume Ideas
Deluxe Adult Abraham Jacket
If you want to dress to impress, we recommend this high quality long black cotton twill coat. This also includes the grey vest and black string tie. This costume is great for theater or historical events!
Stove Pipe Hat
If you need to buy an affordable stove pipe style hat for your Lincoln costume, you will want to get this version. One size fits most.
Deluxe Abraham Lincoln Halloween Costume with Mask
This President Lincoln costume for men features an Abraham Lincoln mask with attached hat, jacket with vest and shirt front with bow tie.
Self Adhesive Lincoln Beard
Complete your favorite president’s costume with Mr Lincoln’s signature beard. This is a self-adhesive fake beard designed to fit most people.
We hope you were able to find clothing and costumes that will help you or your son look like our legendary president. It will be an honor for many people to dress like him and even for a day, feel how its like to be someone who has made his country proud. Now that you are given this chance, you have to make sure that you will give justice and credit to this person by doing it right and as accurate as possible.
Here are some tips on putting together the best President Abraham Lincoln costume for children or grown ups.
Mr. Lincoln’s iconic outfit consists of white shirt, classic black suit with long jacket, grey vest and thick black ribbon. The attire is matched with black pants, black shoes and his popular black stove top hat. To help you in making sure that you will do your best in replicating his historical clothing style, here are the basic steps on how to put together the complete costume ensemble.
You can get away with normal black pants, but you need to make sure that your black suit looks historically correct. In the 1860s, the style of men’s jackets, including Lincoln’s common attire, appears long in the back, which reaches one’s knees. You can wear white shirt inside and top it off with a grey vest before you put on the suit. For the necktie, you can simply tie a black ribbon in place. The stovetop hat is taller than the regular top hats. To copy Lincoln’s look, you can draw or purchase a black beard and make sure that you keep a stoic face on the event. The man was rarely photographed with a smile during his term.
All the items that you will need to complete your Lincoln get-up can be purchased at various specialty shops, including that ones that you will find online. The latter is recommended, especially if you are running out of time and you need to complete the pieces as soon as possible. Normally during times of Back to School or Halloween, you will find some great sale bargains on the President’s costumes from online costume stores.
On the day of the event, you have to come at your best and wear the costume with pride. You may never be as great as Abraham Lincoln, but at least you will feel how it is like to be the person even for a day, so make sure that you make the most out of it.
Here are a couple famous quotes from President Lincoln on the subject of patriotism:
- With malice toward none, with charity for all . . . let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.
- This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it…Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?
We hope you enjoyed browsing through these US president Halloween costumes for kids and adults. There are creative opportunities for everyone to learn more about history. People can take a more practical approach to learn more about the history of President Lincoln is to visit a historical site honoring him. Museums for example create a more personal learning experience, especially for children who are eager to learn. We recommend everyone to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to gain this great educational experience.
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