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“Give me liberty, or give me death!” There is perhaps no phrase so familiar to Americans, no phrase that represents the colonists’ feelings about gaining their independence from the British monarchy, than these words by Patrick Henry. With these words, Henry vehemently opposed the Stamp Act 1765 and joined forces with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, making a triumvirate of men who became the most influential champions of the American Revolution and a fight for the new nation’s freedom.
Patrick Henry, a Founding Father, politician, patriot, and exceptional orator, moved countless individuals to join the American Revolution and stand up against British rule. Yet his origins were humble—before he swayed the course of the Thirteen Colonies, Henry tried to pursue a career as a planter. Unfortunately for Henry, but fortunately for America, his career failed miserably. Patrick Henry decided to instead try his hand at becoming a lawyer, and became a member of a local law firm.
As a lawyer, Patrick Henry suddenly found himself attached to cases that pitted colonists against the crown. His first prominent case, known as the “Parson’s Cause”, argued against the practice of allowing Britain to set taxes for the colonists. Henry continued to fight against the monarchy in similar cases, always standing strong in the belief that colonists should determine and control their own fate, their own governmental practices. Every speech Patrick Henry gave in court was impassioned—he quickly became famous for denouncing the British and making grand statements such as calling the Red Coats “enemies of the community” and “tyrants.” His most famous court quote came during debate over the Stamp Act, which Henry spoke against so strongly that some believed his words to be treason. Patrick Henry’s every word was so radical, so strongly willed, that colonists rallied around him and were encouraged to revolt.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes colonial collection of quality costume clothing, this children’s Patrick Henry costume is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by the patriot and Founding Father himself. You’ll look just like the famous orator who inspired individuals throughout the Thirteen Colonies when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture Henry’s military attire accurately, this costume includes a fully lined colonial frock coat (also known as a colonial jacket), a contrasting brown waistcoat (or vest), a white lace-trimmed jabot, a pair of matching brown colonial knee breeches, and a pair of lace cuffs. You’ll look the part of a man inspiring talk of the American Revolution with this costume set straight out of the 18th century.
Of course, every Patrick Henry wartime costume needs a few accessories, too. No wartime man during the 18th century left home to sway patriots to independence without his tricorner hat, colonial socks, colonial shoe buckles, or colonial rifle. If you’d like to enhance your Patrick Henry 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 Patrick Henry adult colonial costume can be used for a period ball, historical reenactment, masquerade, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a patriot and leader of the 18th century American Revolution era. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this Patrick Henry adult colonial costume is built to last.
Our Men’s Colonial Costume section has many styles and colors from witch to choose.
Self: 100% Polyester
Lining: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
Trims: Very/Polyester & Cotton Blend
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
As we cut all of our garments individually (Coats, Vests, Pants, Dresses, Etc.)
Fabric Shades may very & may not match exactly.
We strongly reccomend that this costume be dry cleaned.