Learn about history while portraying characters from the American Civil War. At Candy Apple Costumes, you can find an array of costumes for children and adults to wear for school plays, holidays or special events. Become a world-famous president doing his best to keep a fragile Union together. Or play the role of Union and Confederate generals and soldiers heading into battle. For girls and women, we offer a variety of realistic costume dresses and outfits for playing the role of pioneers, fashionable ladies and sassy women of the western frontier. An assortment of period wigs, beards, gloves and hats add authentic touches to your portrayal.
Rising from his humble log cabin beginnings, Abraham Lincoln played a key role during the Civil War, and his calm and steady leadership is the stuff of legends. Portraying President Lincoln is easier when you wear one of our stoic Abe Lincoln costumes, which includes a vest and long coat. To complete this iconic look, select a black top hat and a black faux beard. Once you have your costume on, you can call upon your own unique roleplaying talent to become one of history's most admired U.S. presidents.
Military Costumes: Confederate vs. Union
Pick a side and choose a costume to portray a military figure on the Union side or the Confederate side. Our Civil War military costumes are based upon real life uniforms worn by soldiers of this period. Kids and adults can be a foot soldier or officer, including Ulysses S. Grant and Jefferson Davis. Add blue or grey military hats and toy swords for a professional look.
Browse our selection of fine-quality Civil War and Victorian era costumes to find outfits for portraying African-American historical figures such as Fredrick Douglas, Harriet Tubman and Union soldier hero William H. Carney.