Are you looking to bring a little more life to your church's youth group Stations of the Cross skit? It can be challenging for teens to get into character in their everyday jeans and t-shirts. That's where our religious Easter costumes can come into handy. Make Pontius Pilot’s speech stand out and Jesus’s dignified sacrifice hit hard with the right costume for everyone on stage! Whether you’re looking for biblical outfits or religious costumes for men such as monk, priest, or rabbi costumes, we have options for you! Browse through to find the quality, size, and styles that suit your costume needs!
The very first man and woman. The creation story. Could any couple’s costume be more classic? The Adam costume is layered in leaves while Eve’s garden wear has a serpent twisted around her waist and over her shoulder. As biblical Halloween costumes go, you can't get more recognizable than these two! Perfect for joking around about snakes, fig leaves, and apple pies, these are modest enough to be funny religious Halloween costumes that will have everyone chuckling!
Biblical Esther Costume
Women’s biblical costumes can be quite stunning. There are a lot of great characters out there, from the vengeful Judith to deceitful Delilah. But none of these ladies are quite as iconic as Esther. The heroine of the story behind Purim, Esther is dressed in finery as the queen of Persia and wife of the king Ahasuerus. Keep in mind that you can get creative after buying your Esther costume. Top it off with bangles and earrings if you want! Our Esther costume includes a headdress with beading in the front that would have looked fabulous on an ancient Persian throne. It's a great way to celebrate this iconic character from Hebrew scriptures and the Bible.
Biblical Jesus Costume
If turning water into wine and multiplying five loaves and fishes into food for 5,000 sounds up your alley, then consider dressing up as Jesus. If you're wondering how to dress like Jesus, just look at all the iconography out there. His look is pretty consistent. He wears a long, pale robe with long hair and sandals. Slinging a red sash over your robe represents Jesus saving humanity with his sacrifice, and wearing blue represents the sublime and holy. These colors are something you might want to consider if you’re taking on the role of Jesus for the Stations of the Cross. If you're putting together more religious Easter costumes for a church event, it's vital that Jesus stand out among all of his disciples. Color is a great way to do that!
Biblical Easter Costumes
Keep everyone's attention by ensuring all the key players stand out in your Easter play. We have plenty of costume choices that can easily be transformed into religious Easter costumes. For instance, everyone is sure to recognize the poor heartbroken Mary if she’s wearing her iconic blue robes. This costume is a great investment because it can always be reused in the Nativity play at the end of the year. But the holy figures aren't the only important characters in the play! For instance, including someone in a biblical Roman soldier costume will add drama to all sorts of scenes, from the Garden of Gethsemane to Peter's denial of Christ. While he isn't in every scene, you can make sure Pontius Pilot stands out by wearing our Roman senator costume. The Easter drama always attracts an audience, so deliver the passion with the right costumes for each character!
Bible costumes might be most popular around the Christmas season. The tradition of the nativity play is popular for kids and adults. Watching Mary and Joseph gather under the stable with adoring sheep and their tired donkey always drawing a crowd. Making sure everyone has the right costume to create that classic Christmas scene is an important touch. It used to be that someone’s aunt would sew a costume from scratch and pass it down for generations. Now, you can find high-quality nativity scene costumes through us that your kid, their cousins, and maybe even your grandkids will wear in the Christmas drama for years to come!
Mary and Joseph Costume
Is there any image more classic than a bone-tired Mary and Joseph riding into Bethlehem on a donkey, only to discover that their shelter is a tumble-down old stable? The warmly lit hay makes the perfect backdrop for Mary’s blue veil and Joseph’s serious, bearded face as they look over the babe in the manger. Classic biblical costumes for adults, we carry a range of styles and sizes of Mary and Joseph costumes, so be sure to check out the entire collection!
Every nativity scene needs a group of shepherds! Walking together with staffs in hand as they go to the manger to adore the newborn Jesus. We have shepherd costumes for every size, from kids to plus-size adults. Pair these costumes with a shepherd’s crook to make their appearance onstage extra appealing. And the little kids can slip into a wooly sheep costume to tail along behind the shepherds. The best part? These shepherd costumes can easily become other biblical outfits for religious summer camp skits and Sunday school Bible stories. Investing in these robes for your family or church youth group is a great way to make sure your community is ready to get creative at any time!
Wise Man Costume
Traveling from distant kingdoms, the three kings are a delightful part of the Christmas story. We have different costumes for Balthasar, who carried myrrh; Melchior, who carried gold; and Gaspar, who carried frankincense. Each costume is just as rich as the next. Complete this look with a camel to make your 3 Kings Day celebration or nativity play extra special!
Religious costumes aren't only about the characters from the Bible. If you're looking for religious costumes in our catalog, you'll also find religious garments like brown monk robes and a dignified cardinal costume. You’ll even be able to find a Mother Teresa costume that would be perfect for book reports and school projects.
If you’re looking for a costume for Purim, you might want to honor your religious leaders. We have rabbi costumes for a range of sizes and ages to make sure everyone can partake in the Purim fun!
A pope Halloween costume can be an excellent pick for people going to a church Halloween party or pairing with a couple of cardinals. The Made By Us costume featured here was designed by one of our in-house creatives. The brocade fabric is trimmed in gold to guarantee you a truly dramatic entrance, especially once you place the tall headpiece on your noggin!
From the sisters singing about trying to wrangle Maria in The Sound of Music to the harmonizers in Sister Act, there’s no sense like nun sense! And the best part is, you can easily make nun costumes into a group ensemble as sisters tend to stick together. Adults can choose from various nun costumes of different qualities while kids look adorable in size ranges all the way down to toddler!
Halloween Religious Costumes
Sometimes it can be tricky to find Christian Halloween costumes that everyone will approve of while maintaining the cheery spirit of the holiday. We're sure that characters from favorite Christian movies like the sisters from Sister Act or Larry the Cucumber from Veggie Tales will fit into all sorts of family-friendly parties.
If you want a costume with both a religious and historical edge, a crusader costume might be a good choice. The iconic knight uniform with a red cross on the front brings to mind soldiers who went looking for treasures like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. Coming in sizes for kids and adults, we're sure it would be a dramatic pick for your next costume party!
Priest and Nun Costume
If there was a detective agency featuring a priest and a nun, you can bet it would be a hit with the Catholic community. We can just see it now. The bumbling priest who's soft-hearted yet naïve and the school-hardened nun who never misses a beat! This Piggyback nun costume is a great way to bring our strange little vision to life. Can you imagine how much this costume would tickle the church group in your life? As funny religious costumes go, this is as good as it gets!
Angel and Demon Costumes
The struggle between good and evil. What's more dramatic than that? Perhaps that is why the combination of angel and devil has been a favorite dress-up choice for couples since costume parties began! We've featured a couple choices for men and women above. For instance, guys interested in embracing their holy side might dress up as an archangel, armor and wings and all! While others might want to be a classic demon with horns. The women's angel costume featured above could have come straight out of that classic guardian angel painting with the two children crossing over troubled waters. (You know the one!) But we have plenty of different styles and price ranges to choose from, so check out the whole category. Then again, women who want to take on a demonic role instead might want to browse through our Devilish costumes!
DIY Biblical Character Outfits
Anyone who has performed in a church play knows the pain of putting on that ancient robe. You know, the one used for every character from Moses to John the Baptist since the seventies. Kids have been nervously sweating in that ensemble for generations! If you're looking to put together new but cheap biblical costumes for a religious occasion, you're in the right place. All you need is a long sheath, a bed sheet to sling around the kid's shoulders like a vest or around their torso in the ways of the Romans, and a great beard. The beard actually might be the most essential part. Complete your kid's look with a pair of Birkenstocks or other sorts of strapped sandals. Our gladiator sandals can really bring the look home! Have your child put on the neutral-toned base layer, then drape the sheet in place. Using safety pins, you can make your kiddo look like they just stepped out of a classic biblical painting! Lucky for you, people dressed pretty simply back in those times!
For no-sweat, no-sew biblical costumes, you could also consider customizing one of our premade costumes to fit your character. Our Joseph character can easily become Moses if you whiten your hair, add a beard, make stone tablets out of cardboard. The same concept can be applied to almost any male character in the New and Old Testaments!
How to Make a Disciple Costume
When putting together authentic biblical costumes, it's good to start with a neutral-toned sheath and earth-toned robes layered on top. The rough and tumble travelers that made up the disciples align with your typical biblical character's outfits. But if you want something a little more refined, dressing up in a toga with a sheet layered over the top will turn you into the likes of Mathew, Mark, Luke, or John.
How to Make Biblical Costumes for Kids
There are a lot of biblical characters that kids might want to dress up as. Samson from the Old Testament can be put together with a scrap of cloth around the waist for a kilt, a simple white tank top, and a long wig held back with a headband. Or how about one of the Romans in the New Testament, like Saint Paul? A toga paired with a halo and a book or pen might do the trick. With endless paintings of biblical scenes and characters, there are plenty of resources to turn to. Just get creative with draping and accessories and we're sure that your child will create an awesome biblical costume perfect for church or costume parties!