If you need a brilliant historical costume idea based upon a famous American political figure, you or your child will want to dress up as Benjamin Franklin. If you like to learn more about this great inventor, the history of Benjamin Franklin is very interesting. Mr Franklin was born on the 17th of January 1706 and grew up to become one of our founding fathers of USA. Aside from being a successful statesman and politician, Franklin had many other talents including his knowledge of physics, writer, newspaper editor, and skills for creating innovative inventions such as bifocals, carriage odometer, and the lighting rod. Despite possessing many talents, Ben Franklin was never a US president of the United States. Some people today commonly mistake that fact probably due to the $100 dollar bill which features his portrait. Leaving a respected mark in United States history, it is no surprising that many different costumes and clothing are available for sale so you can dress up like this famous American figure for historical reenactment events, theatrical plays, or Halloween.