Best Pilgrim Costumes

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A Pilgrim costume makes for a great costume for a Thanksgiving celebration, historical reenactment or class presentation.

The Mayflower Pilgrims are iconic symbols of early colonial-era American history. One look at an image of pilgrim and you know exactly who they are.

If you’re looking for an iconic pilgrim look, these costumes will do just fine. But, since these pilgrim costume don’t resemble what the pilgrims actually wore, they probably won’t fit your needs if you’re looking for a more authentic historical or late Jacobean-era costume.

The following is a list of the best Pilgrim costumes:

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Pilgrim Costumes for Women:

This Pilgrim Woman costume by California Costumes comes with a black dress with an attached white apron and collar. It also comes with a white bonnet with a ribbon tie that ties underneath the chin. The shoes are not included.


The costume is made out of polyester and is available in sizes small, medium, large and x-large.

The costume can be used for a variety of colonial-era costumes such as a Thanksgiving costume, Salem Witch Trials costume and a Scarlet Letter costume.

Pilgrim Costumes for Men:

This Pilgrim Man costume by California Costumes comes with black breeches, a black shirt with a white collar and white cuffs, black belt and a black hat with a buckle. The stockings and shoe buckles are not included.


The costume is made out of polyester and is available in size medium, large and x-large.

The costume would work great as a couple’s costume when paired with a Pilgrim Woman costume.

Pilgrim Costumes for Girls:

This Pilgrim Girl costume by California Costumes comes with a black dress with an attached white apron and collar. It also comes with a white bonnet that ties underneath the chin. The shoes are not included.


The costume is made out of polyester and is available in sizes small, medium and large and would work great as both a Thanksgiving costume or Halloween costume.

This Child’s Pilgrim Costume Dress by Rubie’s comes with a grey dress with an attached white apron and collar. It also comes with a white bonnet that ties underneath the chin. The shoes are not included.

The costume is polyester and is available in sizes small, medium and large. This costume would work for a variety of colonial costumes.

Pilgrim Costumes for Boys:

This Pilgrim Boy Costume by Forum Novelties comes with black breeches, a black shirt with a white collar and cuffs, a black belt and a black hat with a buckle. The shoes and stockings are not included.


The costume is made out of polyester and is available in sizes small, medium and large.

This Pilgrim Boy costume by California Costumes comes with black breeches with an elastic waist, a black shirt with a white collar and cuffs, a black belt and a black hat with a buckle. The shoes and stockings are not included.


The costume is made out of polyester and is available in sizes small, medium and large. It would work great as both a Thanksgiving costume and a Halloween costume.

Pilgrim Hat:

This Pilgrim Thanksgiving Hat by Forum Novelties is made to look like a Capotain, which was a tall, crowned, narrow-brimmed hat that the pilgrims and other Jacobean-era people wore. This black narrow-brimmed hat is trimmed with a black ribbon and a gold-colored buckle.


The hat is made out of polyester with a suede-like finish and is available in one-size-fits-all and would make a great costume hat to wear during Thanksgiving.

Pilgrim Shoes:

These colonial shoe buckles by Rubie’s Costume Co are attachable black and gold-colored shoe buckles that transform any black shoe into a pilgrim shoe.

The shoe buckles are made out of vinyl and are available in one-size-fits-all and would work great for a variety of colonial costumes.

Pilgrim Bonnet and Apron:

This Adult Lady Pilgrim Costume set by Forum Novelties is perfect if you already have a dress and just need accessories to complete your costume.

This set comes with a white apron, white sleeve cuffs, a white collar and a white bonnet. The black dress is not included.


The set would make a great pilgrim costume when paired with a black blouse and black skirt.

Colonial Stockings:

Since many of the pilgrim men and boys costumes don’t include stockings, these Colonial Men’s Socks by Rubie’s Costume Co are a perfect addition to any colonial costume.


These stocking are made out of polyester and are available in one-size-fits-all.

Sources:
“Clothing” Caleb Johnson’s Mayflower History, mayflowerhistory.com/clothing/
“What To Wear?” Pilmoth Plantation, www.plimoth.org/learn/just-kids/homework-help/what-wear

Best Pilgrim Costumes

About Rebecca Beatrice Brooks

Rebecca Beatrice Brooks is the writer and publisher of the History of Massachusetts Blog. Rebecca is a freelance writer and history lover who got her start in journalism working for small-town newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire after she graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in journalism. Visit this site's About page to find out more about Rebecca.

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