Christmas Nativity Costumes for Your Play or Live Nativity Scene
It's a growing trend for churches and even some neighborhoods to sponsor live nativity displays as part of their annual Christmas advent pageantry. Sometimes this commemoration goes a step further with a short play reenacting events of the nativity. These events may include Mary and Joseph's arrival at the stable after a long journey, the moments following the birth, the singing of the angels, and the arrival shepherds and wise men bearing gifts. What seems simple in concept can end up as an elaborate production.
Even something as basic as a live nativity scene requires a healthy dose of dedication and stamina, since actors may have to hold long poses. It also calls for props and costumes to create a convincing presentation. While Party City can't help with the physical fitness of your actors, we can provide them with the right attire for the scene: nativity costumes and accessories for all major roles.
Characters & Costumes for the Nativity
Virgin Mary Costumes: Inspired by traditional depictions of Mother Mary, these costumes feature a long off-white robe that looks like ancient linen. A headpiece with attached cape completes the character.
St. Joseph Costumes: Poor Joseph is often forgotten, but we've ensured that he stars in the play. These biblical costumes start with a linen-like robe and are finished with an attached brown overcoat and a period headpiece.
Shepherd Costumes: These simple robes come with a shepherd's keffiyeh head scarf. The shepherd's staff is typically not included. You must also purchase a shepherd's staff, or viewers may not understand your role in the Nativity!
Angel Costumes for Kids & Adults: We carry angel costumes in a range of styles, from inexpensive costume kits to deluxe gowns equipped with all the accessories. For a children's play, a costume kit may be all you need, while for a recurring pageant, you may want to invest in a higher quality outfit that will hold up over time.
Wise Men Costumes for Kids & Adults: Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior were the names of the magi from the East, each bearing a gift of gold, or frankincense, or myrrh to the baby in the manger. We offer different wise man costumes for the boys and for men (they're wise in different ways): boys' costumes are affordable, light, and comfortable, while men's robes are richly detailed and may include a full headpiece, a detachable cape, scarf, belt, and so on.