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The Three Kings, or the Three Wise Men, are a centerpiece of the biblical story surrounding the birth of Jesus. These Wise Men, more specifically known as Magi, travel a great distance to Bethlehem to see the much-discussed infant born to the world and foretold to them.

The Magi, or kings, are regular figures in accounts of the nativity and in celebration of Christmas. The Bible speaks of Wise Men rather than monarchs, and historians say they were likely astrologists or magicians. This group of men stood for the Three Ages of Man and for the different human temperaments, and thus they have since acquired a universal character representing all humanity. Coming from the East, the three Magi followed a mysterious wandering star, the star of Bethlehem, which led them directly to Jesus’ birth site in Bethlehem. There, they knelt at the crib of the infant Christ and bore him precious gifts from their homelands to welcome him.

Although the Gospels of the New Testament do not give names to the Magi, their names do exist in the pages of historical documents. One member of this group of three kings was Melchior. Also known as the King of Persia, Melchior the Magi carried the gift of gold on the trio’s travels and presented it to Jesus in the Manger. His offering of gold was meant to symbolize Jesus’ role as king of the world. After visiting Jesus and seeing the infant savior for himself, Melchior and his fellow Magi Gaspar and Balthazar met up once more in 54 AD to celebrate Christmas one last time before their deaths. Today, Melchior and the other Magi are remembered for their celebration of Jesus upon his birth.

An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes Biblical and Ancient History collection of quality costume clothing, this children’s religious Melchior Magi costume is authentic to the attire worn by one of the Three Wise Men who visited the infant Jesus after his birth. You’ll look just like a member of the Magi when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture the traditional attire of these important biblical figures accurately, this costume includes a satinique cape decorated with metallic trim, a matching headpiece, a full-length biblical caftan (or under robe, and a contrasting braided rope belt.

Of course, a Magi such as Melchior may need to bring a few items with him on the journey to Bethlehem — and that’s exactly what our line of Heritage Costumes accessories provides. Add our accessories (not included with the religious Melchior Magi costume itself) that are also available to enhance your costume and create your very own personalized look.

This high-quality Melchior Magi costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of life as one of the Wise Men or Three Kings. It’s also the perfect costume for children who want to dress the part in their next Christmas pageant or holiday play. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ religious Melchior Magi costume is built to last.

This Children's Melchior Costume is available in other colors--see our complete biblical costume selection here.