Alexander Hamilton may have been one of America’s Founding Fathers, but it wasn’t until recently that history brought his name and life to fame. The central figure of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical and a newly beloved American leader, Alexander Hamilton is finally becoming recognized for much more than a duel and writing essays during the colonial era. 



Born in 1755, Alexander Hamilton became an orphan at a young age. He ended up in New York as a teenager, and suddenly his life changed. As the colonies began to talk of a revolt against England, young Hamilton entered the political arena. He became an avid supporter of the Revolutionary War, even becoming a senior aide to George Washington and helping the future first president lead the Continental Army. Once the war ended, Hamilton was elected to the Congress of the Confederation — and, with a strong desire to replace the new nation’s weak government with a strong centralized force, Hamilton helped get the Constitution ratified by writing a number of essays for The Federalist Papers. 



After helping to establish America’s government, Alexander Hamilton took an active role in running it. During George Washington’s presidency, Hamilton was both a trusted cabinet member and the head of the Treasury Department. He created the first national bank, the Bank of the United States, and established new taxes; he also founded the Federalist political party, created a nationwide network of bankers and businessmen, and was responsible for forging friendly relations with England. 


Most famously, though, Alexander Hamilton ended his political career and life with a duel. Years after working in politics, Hamilton became a New York lawyer. However, he persuaded many voters to turn against Aaron Burr when Burr ran for president; Hamilton again campaigned against Burr when Burr ran for governor of New York in 1804. Burr became so enraged by Hamilton’s accusation that Burr was “unworthy” of the office that he challenged Hamilton to a duel — and Burr shot and mortally wounded Hamilton during that duel.


An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes colonial collection of quality costume clothing, this Alexander Hamilton adult colonial costume is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by the patriot and Founding Father himself. You’ll look just like the famous politician who inspired individuals throughout the Thirteen Colonies when you don this historically accurate costume piece. To capture Hamilton’s everyday attire accurately, this costume includes a fully lined navy blue colonial frock coat with a tan contrast, a matching tan waistcoat (or vest), and a pair of tan breeches (also known as colonial knickers). You’ll look the part of a man founding the nation’s first bank with this costume set straight out of the 18th century.


Of course, every Alexander Hamilton costume needs a few accessories, too. No Founding Father during the 18th century left home without his tricorn hat, men’s colonial socks, shoe buckles, or wig. If you’d like to enhance your Hamilton costume with our Heritage Costume accessories (which are not included with the purchase of this costume), you can pair this costume outfit with these options from our wide selection of added details to create your very own personalized costume.


This high-quality Alexander Hamilton adult colonial costume can be used for a period ball, historical reenactment, masquerade, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a Founding Father and leader of the 18th century American Revolution era. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this Alexander Hamilton adult colonial costume is built to last.