Abraham Lincoln costumeIf you prefer to look back to the past to inspire your Halloween costume, how about thinking about the US president is the most influential and celebrated leader in United States history? President Abraham Lincoln is one of these presidents that made a significant impact in US history. On February 12th, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in a humble one-room log cabin by Nolin Creek near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He 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 a 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 kids returning back to school this month, you will probably soon need to shop for a historical costume for an upcoming history report. 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 great historical costumes to wear in celebration of any patriotic American holidays.

Best President Abraham Lincoln Costume Ideas for 2023

Adult Abraham Lincoln Fancy Costume

Fancy Abraham Lincoln Costume for Adults

This brilliantly handsome outfit includes a long black coat with buttons and large collar, a matching black vest, and black tie. You just need to add your own of pair of black pants and fancy shoes. Beard available and sold separately. Impress your friends by even memorizing the Gettysburg Address! Available in several older teen and adult men sizes ranging from small to x-large!

President Abe Lincoln Kid's Costume

Kid’s Abe Lincoln Costume

Let your child become the littlest command-in-chief for school! Does he dream about suiting of as one of America’s most famous and historical presidents of the United States? This fancy costume includes a classic style wool-like coat with button down vest, an elastic satin bowtie to insure a comfortable fit around the collar, and Abe’s iconic black top hat! All you need is a matching pair of black slacks and shoes to complete the outfit!

New Kid Abraham Lincoln Halloween Costume

Child Abraham Lincoln Costume Set

This is the best bargain online for a kids President Lincoln costume set which includes a long black coat, vest with attached dickie, black pants and stovepipe style hat. Only accessories you have to add are the optional Lincoln beard and shoes.

Deluxe Adult Abraham Lincoln Clothing Costume

Deluxe Abraham Lincoln Costume for Men

If you need a higher quality Abe Lincoln costume, you will want to pick this deluxe version which includes his iconic hat, long jacket, vest front with collar and matching pants. Available in men’s clothing sizes medium, large, and x-large (XL).

Boys Abraham Lincoln Costume

Boys Abraham Lincoln Costume

This child President Lincoln costume features a jacket with attached vest, bow tie and stovepipe hat. Beard sold separately. This set does not include black pants. If you need a complete suit, take a look at the next costume below. Available in kid sizes medium to extra large.

Lincoln Beard for Adults

Honest Abe Beard

This beard piece will be the one Presidential accessory that you need to make your costume attire come together perfectly. This beard is also available for children here.

President Abraham Lincoln Mens Costume Halloween

Men’s Abraham Lincoln Costume

Get ready for President’s Day with this affordable men’s size Abraham Lincoln’s costume which includes Abe’s trademark stovepipe hat, jacket with attached shirt front, tie, vest and beard. Dressing up as America’s 16th President is the perfect costume for school plays, community theater, historical reenactments and patriotic events!

kid Abraham Lincoln face disguise kit Hero in History

Child Lincoln Face Disguise Kit

If you already have the suit for your child but need his iconic hat and beard to complete the look, this popular “Heroes in History” costume disguise kit includes President Lincoln’s stove pipe style soft hat and beard. One size fits most children.

As you probably already know, Abraham Lincoln is one of the most popular American presidents in the history of the United States. 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.

Library Location:
112 N. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 782-5764

Museum Address:
212 N. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 558-8934


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