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In America’s earliest time of need, many came to its aid—but it was France who gave the colonists the tools, the troops, and the military skill necessary to best the British Red Coats and secure independence. While every Frenchman who boarded a ship to America was prepared to aid the American Revolution, some had a strong hand in shaping the young country’s future. Marquis de Lafayette, known simply as Lafayette to his friends, was among those most influential French figures of the Revolutionary War.
Born into the French aristocracy, Marquis de Lafayette followed in the footsteps of his family’s traditions: he joined the military, then earned the position of an officer by the young age of 13. The American Revolution was beginning overseas, and Lafayette was a strong supporter of the colonists’ drive for their freedom from tyranny. So, the young soldier traveled to the New World of the colonies to find glory in the midst of its revolution at age 19. As major general, Lafayette served with distinction and even returned to France to lobby for more troops. By 1780, Marquis de Lafayette earned a senior role in the Continental Army—and he was responsible for decisive victories including the Siege of Yorktown.
Marquis de Lafayette was no stranger to a revolution during his lifetime. During his years in America fighting alongside the colonists, Lafayette became a close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson. Their ideas were appealing to Lafayette, who returned to his home country to overthrow the monarchy. As Marquis de Lafayette took government positions in France, Thomas Jefferson helped Lafayette write the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. These formative documents led to the storming of Bastille and the outbreak of the French Revolution. As the French Revolution turned more radical, Lafayette was forced to flee the country. Yet Lafayette was never afraid to return to America; he toured all 24 states during a visit with President James Monroe in 1824 and was even buried under soil from Bunker Hill.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of quality costume clothing, this children’s Marquis de Lafayette Revolutionary War uniform costume is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by the French soldiers fighting alongside colonists during the Revolutionary War. You’ll look just like the famed French general when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture Lafayette’s military uniform accurately, this costume includes a Revolutionary War frock coat (a colonial military jacket) with contrasting off-white trim, a military vest with an attached dickey, a lace jabot, and a pair of colonial military breeches. You’ll look the part of a French soldier in the Revolutionary War with this costume set straight out of the 18th century.
Of course, every French general wartime costume needs a few accessories, too. No French soldier during the 18th century took to America’s battlefields without his tall black boot spats, colonial powder wig, and military sword belt and sabre. If you’d like to enhance your Marquis de Lafayette uniform with our Heritage Costume accessories (which are not included with the purchase of this base costume), you can pair this costume outfit with our value bundle option to create your very own personalized costume.
This high-quality Marquis de Lafayette costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a French soldier fighting for the colonists’ independence during the 18th century Revolutionary War era. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ Marquis de Lafayette Revolutionary War uniform costume is built to last.
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