Native American Costumes Ideas
Are you on the lookout for a high quality Native American costume, but you just can’t seem to find the one you have in mind? We understand what a challenge it can be to find the perfect look for a costume party or a history reenactment, especially since the wardrobes and fashions of one tribe are often very different from those of another. That’s why we’ve come up with this guide to help you find the right Native American-inspired historical costume for your event, so you can have a good time and pay tribute to these culturally rich and enduring communities! The very first inhabitants of North America settled the land thousands of years ago, leading to a variety of diverse cultures and traditions to develop. Thousands of years is also plenty of time for wardrobe trends to come and go! Luckily, a high quality costume like one of these will always look stylish. Whether you’re looking for a classic Native American Indian costume or for something more striking and contemporary, we can help you find just the style you have in mind!
Indian Chief Costume
Wherever you go in the world, chances are you can tell who the leader is based on whoever is wearing the sharpest outfit! Just look at all the kings and queens of the world. And why not? Wearing magnificent and stylish threads is one of the perks that comes with being in charge. But a tribal chief’s attire, like this native chief costume, does more than simply look fancy; it is a symbol of authority and responsibility.
If you want more of a rugged look rather than something ornate like what a chief might wear, a costume inspired by life on the plains and prairies may be just what you need! This kind of Indian costume for men looks like it could protect you during a long journey through the wilderness. The pieces are made of synthetic material, so it gives you an outdoorsy style at an affordable price.
Sexy Native American Costume
If you’re in search of a costume that would look as good at a history reenactment as it would on a dance floor, an outfit like this could be just what you have in mind! This cute Indian costume is one of our many sexy costumes and combines eye catching fashion with Native American-inspired details and designs. Adding a pair of moccasins and some beaded Indian accessories can turn this style of costume into a fashion hit!
Women's Indian Costume
Sometimes, you just want to look sexy and cut loose on the dance floor, no matter what historical era you happen to be in. That’s what this type of costume excels at! Made of faux suede and leather like materials for a natural, wilderness vibe, this Native American dress will dazzle and delight, and looks especially sassy with heeled costume boots and feathered accessories.
Helping hands from neighboring tribes in a time of need were instrumental during the early days of the British settlement of the New World. While records from the time can be foggy, it’s suggested that one of the most influential helping hands of all came from Pocahontas, the daughter of Chief Powhatan. She played a big part in the eventual success of the Jamestown colony, which was an important step toward what would one day would become the United States, making her a great historical figure to pay tribute to! Disney even made an animated film about the female hero from American history. It may not have been entirely accurate, but it’s proof that her legacy lives on today.
As the chief’s daughter, it’s no surprise that a costume inspired by Pocahontas would be a little fancy. Made of leather-like materials and adorned with intricately printed bead patterns, this is a great Pocahontas costume that combines nature and wilderness influences with fashionable elegance. It’s also perfect for breaking into song with your animal friends while trekking through the great outdoors!
John Smith Costume
Exploring the New World is not for the timid, and it’s definitely not for the ill-prepared! Dressing up as the famous British colonist and explorer is one way to at least look prepared for the journey, especially next to a woman in a Pocahontas dress. This John Smith costume may have a rugged appearance and look more functional than fashionable, but with a bit of luck, it will help you explore another day!
What better woodland critter is there to have as a travel companion than a crafty raccoon? They are excellent climbers, can easily open things with their nimble hand-like paws, and (as long as you don’t catch them nosing through your food stash) they’re pretty cute, too. Dressing up in this raccoon costume as a mischievous forest pal makes a fun addition to a Pocahontas group costume!
John Smith Helmet
A fearless explorer relies on their wits as much as their equipment to get though tough situations, but no amount of “wits” can protect one’s noggin as well as a trusty helmet can. This old fashioned conquistador-style helmet looks just like the type of headgear John Smith would wear on his outings, and will come in handy on your own costumed adventure!
Sacagawea Costume Ideas
While Pocahontas played a big part in pre-America’s early colonization, Sacagawea played a substantial role in America’s growth and expansion westward. As a Lemhi Shoshone woman who spent her early life around fur trappers and travelers, she had invaluable knowledge of the land included in the Louisiana Purchase. When the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled into this new territory of the United States in the early 19th century, Sacagawea joined their party, and was instrumental in the expedition’s success!
As an explorer and traveler, Sacagawea probably preferred dressing in durable and practical outfits. She’s often depicted as wearing long leather dresses with fringes and intricate beaded designs decorating them, which would be an excellent choice for a long journey through the wilderness. Dress up in high quality Native American dresses and a pair of boots or moccasins for a look inspired by this intrepid Shoshone explorer!
Lewis and Clark
These days, you can drive across the country in a couple days without even having to put a coat on. A couple hundred years ago, though, that trip was a slightly more daunting task, and packing the right gear for any weather was essential! Luckily, the leather outfits Lewis and Clark wore on the frontier were pretty cool looking, so suiting up in these explorer costumes modeled after how explorers would have dressed back in those days is a stylish way to get into the historical spirit.
A mountain man never goes anywhere without his rifle. You never know when you might run into a wild animal that you need to scare off with a loud BANG! And as great as old biscuits and scrounged berries are for every single meal, sooner or later you and your team will probably get a hankering for some deer steak, and that trusty flintlock you brought with will sure make hunting a breeze. This toy rifle is a great toy gun that looks much like something a frontiersman might bring along for the adventure.
Handy Pouch for Expedition
Did you forget anything for the long journey? Let’s see. Medical supplies, gunpowder, extra socks and underwear… yep, looks like it’s all here! And don’t worry about bringing a map, since the whole point of an expedition is usually to actually make the map. But how are you going to carry all the things you don’t want to forget, like your wallet and keys? A sturdy pouch like this will definitely come in handy, and it matches the rest of your rugged looking costume, too.
Cowboy and Indian Costume Ideas
Out on the dusty, sun-scorched trails of the Wild West, there were two groups that made the laws of the land: the Cowboys and the Indians! At least, that’s how it always looks in the movies. It was slightly more complex than that in the real Old West, but if you’re looking for a classic Western themed costume, one of these wild getups will go a long way toward making you look like a genuine cowpoke!
The nice thing about dressing up as a legendary cowboy is that you don’t have to worry about coming up with an equally legendary name to go with your look. Some of the best gunslingers in western films didn’t even have a name, and let their reputations identify them instead. It sounds like a dangerous lifestyle to us, but you’ve got to admit, it’s also sounds pretty cool! This Western costume captures that look perfectly.
If you’re heading to a shindig in the Old West, you don’t want to show up in some frilly Southern belle gown. And you sure as heck don’t go stomping around the dance floor in high heels! A rodeo girl is always dressed for a good time, whether that means line dancing at a hoedown, wrangling up some wayward longhorns, or chasing a gang of bandits out of town. If you plan on crafting your own rodeo girl look, then try this rodeo-style costume.
You can always tell who the heroic cowboy is in a western, since they’re the one who looks ruggedly handsome in their tall stetson cowboy hat and brightly colored outfit, just like this cowboy costume! They’re also usually toting a shiny Peacemaker (or maybe a toy gun) on their hip, which they only draw as a last resort, but when they do... you better hope you’re not on the wrong side of it.
Look out, fellas, there’s a new sheriff in town! And if you expect to uphold the law in the lawless Wild West, you’d better look tough, which will be easy with a formidable looking costume like this. Nothing says you mean business like this cowgirl costume, which comes with a duster-style jacket and a wide brimmed hat. But be sure to strap a couple toy six shooters on your belt, just in case you need to be a little more intimidating!
Boys and Girls Native American Costumes
Learning about history and different cultures can be tons of fun, and the best part is there are so many ways to go about it! If your little one likes reading books and watching shows about Native American culture, they’re going to love dressing up in our Indian Halloween costumes while they’re learning! These outfits are also great options for school plays and Thanksgiving pageants, and you can add matching accessories for a unique custom look.
Toddler Indian Costume
Your little one may not be quite ready to go on a hunt, but they’ll still look adorable in their own toddler-sized Indian costume for toddler boy. You never know what they’ll get into while playing around in this cute outfit. Maybe they’ll learn something about plants or animals, or how to play a new game with their friends!
Girl's Indian Costume
In any culture you look at, you’ll probably find that the girls love looking stylish. When it comes to cool Indian costumes for girls, keeping up with what’s in vogue is easy all while maintaining the Indian customs! Your little girl can stay trendy in this Indian girl costume with natural looking earth-tones and lovely printed bead designs, which look great with fringed and feathered accessories.
Boy's Indian Costume
What little boy doesn’t want to grow up to be a brave and strong member of his community? Sporting a dashing Indian costume for kids is a fun way for your kid to learn the skills he’ll need to do just that! Whether practicing his archery skills, or showing off what he’s learned about history in a school play, the right outfit, like this Indian Halloween costume can help him look ready to take on any challenge!
Baby Indian Costume
Even the littlest one of all can get in on the costume fun, and be all cozy in a papoose carrier! This cuddly bunting lets your baby be part of your family’s group costume, and is adorned with traditionally inspired designs and fringes. It’s made of synthetic materials for comfort and convenience, and the matching cap features a little felt feather for extra Indian baby costume adorableness!
American Indian Costume Accessories
Costumes are fun on their own, but everyone knows it’s the accessories that make a good ensemble really shine! If you want to make your American Indian costumes to look simple and practical, elaborate and fanciful, or more historically accurate, having the right Indian costume accessories like these will help you look your best.
Native American Headdress
If you’ve put a lot of time and effort into an Indian Chief costume, you’ll want to show it off! The best way to do that is by adding an impressive feathered headdress to catch everyone’s eye. Whether you’re playing a chieftain in a pageant or play, or dressing as a tribal leader for a reenactment, a headdress like this is just the accessory you’ll need to show authority!
Indian Costume Makeup
Many indigenous cultures have some form of body and face painting as part of their traditions. The practice could serve ceremonial purposes, like to decorate themselves as part of a dance, or it could be to help blend in while hunting, or to look intimidating. Applying makeup is also a great way to add depth and color to your costume. Try using this makeup kit to get the best results.
Native American Inspired Bead Necklace
What kind of costume could use a beaded choker like this? Any, of course! This simple but elegant necklace accessory will look great with a fashionable sexy Indian costume, or on a fierce warrior outfit, or even as part of an elaborate chieftain ensemble. It’s easy to find bracelets, a Native American headband, and other costume jewelry accessories that match this style, too, so you can customize your look however you’d like.
Native American Inspired Bead Breastplate
Beads are an integral part of Native American culture, and can be made from all sorts of materials. They can be made of wood, bone, shells, stone, or anything else that can be crafted, and have historically been used for trade, ceremonies, and adorning traditional attire. Adding this beaded breastplate accessory to your Indian outfits is a good way to pay tribute to their cultural role!