If you are open to different costume ideas for Halloween, you should consider buying a classic costume celebrating a famous historical figure from American History: Mr. Ben Franklin. When it comes to Benjamin Franklin costumes for kids or adult men, there are quite a number of things to keep in mind in order to make the historical costume believable even if it’s just for Halloween. For this reason, we should take a look back at Early American history and take a gander at the colonial clothes which were in fashion during his time period. Now that your kids are back to school, you are probably also looking for a good quality Franklin costume for your child’s school presentation, book report, or play. Here are some historical Benjamin Franklin costumes ideas that we recommend for children and adults who want to dress up as Benjamin Franklin. These are the best sale bargains we have found on different Ben Franklin Halloween costumes and accessories for kids and adult men.
Benjamin Franklin Costume Ideas for 2019
Deluxe Ben Franklin Colonial Costume
This sophisticated colonial style costume for adult men features a quality navy jacket, jabot, shirt front, gray vest, crimson knickers, stockings, and cuffs. Available in men sizes large or X-large.
Child Ben Franklin Wig & Glasses Disguise Kit
This “Heroes in History” Ben Franklin disguise kit for children includes a balding wig and pair of eye glasses to make any kid Benjamin Franklin costume complete.
Colonial Child Shoes
This is a pair of classic black Colonial Shoes for boys. These kids Samuel shoes are available in different child sizes.
We hope you enjoyed browsing through these amazing Ben Franklin Halloween costumes. These costumes will be great for children book report presentations, historical events, school plays, Halloween, patriotic events during President’s Day or other American holidays. These colonial costumes are not only for kids, these patriotic costumes are also available in adult men sizes so you can dress up as Mr Franklin too. These classical clothes are available in many sizes such as small, medium, and large clothing sizes for men and children. Ben Franklin is one of the great historical American figures you can dress up as for many American holidays and events.
Ideas for how to create your own Benjamin Franklin costume:
But before we can put together Ben Franklin costumes, we have to first know and understand who this man was. Mr Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. As you may or may not already know, he grew up to become one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Benjamin Franklin possessed many other skills and talents as well. He was also a scientist who is most well known for his invention of the lightning rod, and for his theories and discoveries with regards to electricity. He is also considered to be America’s most influential founding father and he is honored in a variety of ways. Townships, counties, educational institutions and even companies have been named after him in tribute.
Now that we know more about Benjamin Franklin, let’s talk about which aspects of his look would make your costume more recognizable. Shall we start with his physical appearance? Mr. Franklin was a charmingly stout man. He is most recognizable for his gray, shoulder length hair and his glasses. As for his clothes, they were of typical colonial style. You would need:
- A white linen undershirt with the shirttail falling up to the knees. This shirt would be tucked inside your breeches.
- White stockings. These were typically made of wool.
- A waistcoat.
- A silk cravat.
- Coats which are closely cut, following what was in fashion during that time.
- A three-cornered hat.
- Shoes and a cane which was a very popular accessory back then.
Now, all of these sounds like a bit too much work so if you are not to keen on creating one for yourself or for your kids then do consider shopping for pre-made costumes in online Halloween stores. It is very convenient and all you really need to do find out what size you need, there are also sizes for men costumes, and wait for the delivery to arrive.
So there you have it, a brief overview of what a Benjamin Franklin costume would look like in order to provide you with a good idea for your next Halloween costume. After all, you would want to do this great man justice when it comes to portraying him; even if it’s just for fun.
As one of the Founding Fathers of America, Mr. Ben Franklin possessed many talents and skills in leadership, philosophy, and inventions. If you want to learn more about the history of Mr. Ben Franklin and his inventions, you can visit the The Franklin Institute! Learn about Mr. Franklin’s life, accomplishments, and inventions at this educational museum. The address location is listed below.
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103