There are many remarkable patriots in America’s history, but none are quite as incredible as Benjamin Franklin. One of the nation’s Founding Fathers, Ben Franklin was an expert in all that he tried his hand at: he became a political theorist, author, printer, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. During his lifetime between the years of 1705 and 1790, Ben Franklin accomplished more than any modern man — and he had a heavy hand in forging a fledgling nation that would one day become a world power. 


Young students of all ages study the life of this remarkable man in their history classes, school plays, and lectures. Though Franklin is most famous for defining the American character and aiding in the creation of the Constitution, he accomplished feats that still exist today. Many remember Benjamin Franklin for discovering electricity with a key and kite in a lightning storm. Others recall his grand inventions of the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove. Ben Franklin, however, also went on to found the Philadelphia fire department and the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League school. 


An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes Patriotic collection of quality costume clothing based on the Founding Fathers, this adult Ben Franklin costume is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by the revolutionary American leader. You’ll look just like the famous Founding Father when you don this historically accurate costume set. Included is a fully lined brown colonial frock coat (also known as a colonial jacket), a brown vest (or waistcoat), a lace jabot, a pair of matching colonial breeches, and lace cuffs.


Of course, every Benjamin Franklin costume needs a few accessories, too. The incredible man made history wearing his traditional Ben Franklin wig, glasses, colonial socks, and colonial shoe buckles. If you’d like to enhance your attire 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 Benjamin Franklin costume can be used for a period ball, historical reenactment, masquerade, or simply experiencing a day in the life of one of America’s most revered Founding Fathers. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this adult Benjamin Franklin patriotic costume is built to last.