Abraham Lincoln Costume
Here is a traditional favorite halloween costume – the Abraham Lincoln Costume! To be Honest Abe for halloween there are a few key pieces of the outfit that you will need! Let’s open up those history books and be one of the most famous presidents the United States has ever had!
How to be Abraham Lincoln for Halloween…
1. Stovepipe Hat and Beard
The signature items for the Lincoln costume are the stovepipe hat that Abe is so often depicted as wearing and a full beard. The Hat should be very tall, narrow, unadorned, and ideally should be black. The beard should just cover the chin…remember, this president did nothave a moustache with the beard! You can find “Abraham Lincoln Cosume Kits” online which will sell you both items together, or you can buy (or make!) them separately!
2. Overcoat, Frock Coat, and boots
Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America, so lived a long time ago – in the mid 1800s to be precise! The outfit of choice that he often wore (and is often depicted as wearing in photographs, movies, and pictures) is a black overcoat with a long tail, a dark colored suit coat, black slacks, white shirt, boots, and a bow tie. When wearing this costume, you should stand with one of your hands grasping your coat at a 90 degree angle – the signature Abe Lincoln President pose! (Also, here’s a little Lincoln Trivia for you – Lincoln wore a size 14 shoe!!)
3. Abe Lincoln Mask
If you don’t want to and or don’t have the full outfit to wear to be this president, you can make do with just a face mask! There are two types to choose from if you purchase them online – a simple plastic face mask with the eyes cut out, or a full-face latex masK! Either works great to get you into the presidential mode!