American Revolutionary War Children's Continental Army Uniform
Materials: gold buttons, elastic, velcro, ribbon, Polyester fabric, bridge clips, Canvas fabric
During the American Revolution, the colonists and Founding Fathers quickly realized that their resistance would not be easily tolerated by the British. As skirmishes between the colonies’ militia and the British military increased and the monarchy continued to send thousands of troops to America to stop the rebellion, the Founding Fathers recognized that the time had come to create an army for their new nation—and the Continental Army was founded as the Revolutionary War inched ever closer.
With the official start of the Revolutionary War occurring at the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, it was clear that the colonists needed to be better prepared; at those battles, individual militias fought and there was no organized military effort. The soldiers on the battlefields were volunteer part-time soldiers, all of whom “enlisted” with the belief that they would provide a local defense only. The colonists weren’t ready to wage war. So, on June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress formed the Continental Army. The Continental Army was created with soldiers from each of the 13 colonies. One day later on June 15, George Washington was voted to be Commander in Chief of the new army.
As the American Revolution and the Revolutionary War ended, the Continental Army became the United States Army in 1784. Today, the same army that fights around the world is the Continental Army, now known by a different name—and no longer fighting a revolution.
BASE COSTUME: (3 PCS)
To capture the Revolutionary War uniform and military attire accurately, purchase our Uniform Costume Base: This includes A Deluxe American Continental Army Uniform Jacket with contrasting Navy lapels and facings with Whitetails, a White backless military vest with attached lace dickey (jabot), and elastic waist White colonial military breeches.
VALUE BUNDLE: (8PCS)
Or if you are ready to be battle-tested, purchase our Value Bundle. This includes everything from the Base Costume plus a powder horn, White military leggings, White canvas shoulder sash, White canvas haversack, and White lace cuffs.
This high-quality Revolutionary War soldier’s uniform costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a colonist on the battlefield during the 18th century Revolutionary War era. Made with pride and care in sunny Southern California.
*Note* Buttons are not pre-attached, they easily attach with hitch pin clips, which are included. This is for cleaning purposes as these coats are washable and buttons may detach during laundering.
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Jan 27-Feb 3
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2,728 reviews5 out of 5 stars
Love!! Absolutely glad I decided to go with this instead of the cheap ones I found elsewhere. This is made well and the colors were deep and spot on! Quick shipping. Took a moment to figure out how to to attach the buttons, but I did figure it out. Looks sharp and my son recieved many compliments. He wore it for Halloween, but will use for other events.
Blown away by the quality of this costume. Far and away the highest quality costume I have ever purchased! WELL worth the money to buy something of high quality made here in the USA. Very fast shipping, too. I'd give 10 stars if I could.
Fantastic quality! Bought for my son that LOVES history, especially the American Revolutionary War. He dressed as a Continental soldier for Halloween, but also happily uses his costume to play and reenact the Battle of Yorktown around the house and backyard. :-)
The jacket and clothing are all high quality I was glad we did spring for the accessories—they really completed the look and our son loves it. Get a tricorn hat too! Was a great purchase; its well loved already. We will probably get more costumes as our son gets bigger and can fit into them! We were happy that this came in XS.
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