Are you looking for some of the best Thanksgiving costume ideas? If you think that dressing up in costumes is really just for that spooky Halloween night, think again.
Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity for you to celebrate the holidays by dressing up in some traditional outfits from the first Thanksgiving, for example you might want to dress up in a traditional Pilgrim costume for your Thanksgiving celebration.
Dressing up in colonial costumes would absolutely make your family’s Thanksgiving celebrations memorable for years to follow.
Or maybe you’re looking for some Thanksgiving Costume Ideas for a school play about the first Thanksgiving that you or your kids are performing in.
The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris done in 1899 Though it has been mentioned that there might be some common misconceptions in the painting about the event such as the fact that the Pilgrims didn’t wear such outfits, and the Wampanoag Indians seem to be dressed in the style of Native Americans from the Great Plains.
But the fact is the painting gives you a basic idea of how they dressed in that time period.
Whatever your reason for wanting to find Thanksgiving costume ideas, you’ll find the ideal costume for women, men, and children here on this page and on other related Thanksgiving costume pages.
First of all, there’s a little more to Thanksgiving then just turkey dinner, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie that makes this time of the year so special.
There’s the history of this special holiday, family, friends and giving thanks to all we have.
Fond family Thanksgiving memories come to mind of everyone wearing costumes from that first Thanksgiving making the holiday festivities something to look back at of good times that were spent at home with the family.
The History Of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day, or Thanksgiving, is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November in the USA.
It is a traditional North American holiday that is set out for all of us to give thanks at the end of the harvest season.
Since Thanksgiving is a North American Holiday it is also celebrated in Canada on the 2nd Monday of October.
Even though, Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the 1st European settlements in North America, it wasn’t until the 1860s that the last Thursday of November was declared a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln.
Thanksgiving Costume Ideas For The Whole Family
So if you are planning on hosting a Thanksgiving get together and you want to really remember the history of Thanksgiving, then it would be loads of fun to get the family to dress up in traditional outfits.
You’ll find a selection of Thanksgiving costumes for adults, children and toddlers that reflect the history of the reason for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth – 1914
You might get some inspirational Thanksgiving Costume ideas from this oil on canvas painting by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe.
Traditional Thanksgiving Costume Ideas
If you are looking for Thanksgiving Costume Ideas that are more on the traditional side then you’ll probably want to dress in a Pilgrim Costume, Indian Costume, Colonial Costume, Pioneer Costume, George Washington Costume and anything from that period of time would work great.
Here are some ideas that would really be great as Thanksgiving Costumes or for a play on the First Thanksgiving.
Here a few more Pilgrim girl costume to add to your Thanksgiving Costume Ideas list.
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This Pilgrim costume for women includes:
- Bonnet and dress with attached apron
- Doesn’t include shoes or basket.
The Pilgrim Boy Child Costume comes complete with shirt, pants, hat,and belt but doesn’t include the gold shoe buckles, shoes and white tights .
These will have to be purchased on top of the costume.
Some more Thanksgiving costume ideas for Pilgrim Boys.
George Washington Costume
Native American Indian Costumes
These are just a few Thanksgiving Costume ideas. If you would like to see more Thanksgiving costumes and accessories or if you’re a little crafty and would like to sew your own then we also have some How To Make Pilgrim Costumes pages.
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