Santa Claus Costume
Within the heart of every child, young or old, exists an image of Santa we hold dear. When you put on a Santa Claus Costume you carry a responsibility to every soul who has ever written a letter to Santa, or waited anxiously for him to arrive. Whether your Santa Claus Costume is modest or the finest you can find, the true essence of the persona of Santa Claus will be conveyed in the spirit in which you wear your suit. Do Santa proud. Merry Christmas!
The Origin of Santa Claus
The original “Santa”, or Saint Nicholas, lived in the fourth century. Known as the gift-giver of Myra, he lived a devout Christian life and was famous for his generosity to the poor. Saint Nicholas is patron saint of many including archers, sailors and children. He is also patron Saint of Amsterdam and Moscow.
Why give presents at Christmas?
The feast day of Saint Nicholas falls on 6th December. During the middle ages, his day was commemorated by bestowing gifts on children, either on the day or on the eve. Due to the reformation, where veneration of Saints was frowned upon by many, the custom of giving gifts to children was moved to December 24th and 25th. The intention was to focus the interest of children to Christ as opposed to a Saint. However, Saint Nicholas, or Santa, has remained popular as gifts bearer to the people. Despite attempts to disassociate present giving with Saint Nicholas on his feast day, it is he we associate with present giving at Christmas.
Santa Claus has many names
In different parts of the world he is known by other names. Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Sinterklaas or simply Santa, are all based on this Christian Saint. Some people maintain that Santa Claus also absorbed elements of the Germanic god Wodan, who was associated with the pagan festival of Yule and “led the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession across the sky” ~ Wikipedia.
Origin of the Santa Claus Costume
‘Santa’s Portrait’ byThomas Nast, published in Harper’s Weekly, 1881
The modern day image of Santa and how he dresses owes much to the influence of the 1823 poem by Clement Clarke Moore entitled “A Visit from Saint Nicholas”, also known as “The Night Before Christmas“. In 1881, the caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast, illustrated the poem, giving a form to the character of Santa Claus that we recognise today. The immense popularity of the poem re-affirmed this image of Santa Claus. It has been maintained and reinforced ever since through song, television, books, films and advertising.
Santa Claus Suit
- 100% Polyester
- Jacket, Trousers
- Belt, Boot Tops
- Standard Size More…
Santa Claus Suit
Although in modern times people have come to recognise Santa in a bright red suit with a short jacket, traditionally Santa Claus appeared in longer robes, similar to those of a cleric. Sometimes green, sometimes red, the hood topped cloak was the traditional Santa Claus robes. We think this creates a stunning look and have picked this design for our Santa Claus Costume. In a gloriously rich red with white fur trimming, you will look and feel every inch the real Santa in these majestic robes.
Velvet, Satin and Fur
Made from rich red velvet fabric with satin lining, this super deluxe Santa Suit is trimmed with white faux fur. The suit comes with a belt and boot toppers. However, we have included a quality black belt and fur trimmed, buckled boots we think will beautifully compliment this deluxe, quality Santa Suit.
This Santa Claus suit comprises of a jacket, matching trousers, black belt and boot tops. It does NOT include beard, wig, bell, gloves nor a separate Santa hat. Size-wise this is a standard/large which is equivalent to a gentlemen’s jacket size 40-48. Chest size measures 46″, waist size is 34-36″. The suit is made from 100% Polyester and can be dry cleaned.
Santa Jacket with hood
Your Santa jacket comes in a rich red velvet fabric. It is satin lined and is edged with a white faux fur trim. There are no pockets and it is zipped closure with snaps (press studs). Gold braiding runs along the bottom of the jacket just above the fur trim. A fur trimmed hood comes attached to the jacket in the old-time tradition.
The pants that accompany this Santa Claus suit are in the same red velvet fabric as the jacket. With a elasticated waist, these trousers are designed for easy pull and pull off. They have been designed to wear with boots and are long enough to tuck into your Santa Claus boots.
A wide brown belt with a metal buckle accompanies this Santa suit. It is functional and co-ordinates well with the suit. Some Santa’s may like to invest in a genuine leather belt so we have added a suitable black belt below as an option.
Boot Toppers are included in this suit. From a practical point of view this is ideal as one size fits all Santas. In addition, they fit comfortably over your normal leather shoes and quickly transform them into a Santa Boot complete with jingle bells. Some Santas might like to complete such a deluxe suit with a pair of fur trimmed Santa Boots. Check out the Santa Boots we have selected below that come complete with fur trimming and shiny buckles.
Santa Claus Belt
- Genuine Leather Belt
- 3.5″ wide
- Holly Leaf Embossed Pattern
- Solid Brass Buckle
- USA made by Amish Craftsmen
- Holy Leaf Embossed More…
Santa Claus Belt
To elevate your deluxe Santa Suit we can recommend this genuine leather Santa Claus Belt. The edging has been decorated with embossed holly leaf pattern for an authetic Christmas touch. Nice and wide with a highly polished buckle, this belt is practical and beautiful. It adds a truly authentic look to your deluxe Santa Claus suit and will add a classic look to your Santa Claus Costume.
This genuine leather Santa Claus belt is made in Northern Indiana by Amish Craftsmen. For an authentic Santa Claus suit a handmade English Bridle Belt is the ideal addition to a Santa Claus Costume. As such, this belt is fashioned from American tanned, English bridle leather. It measures 3.5 inches wide and comprises 11 holes each spaced 1 inch apart. The buckle is made from solid brass, attached with Chicago screws and has been highly buffed for a beautiful finish. This belt is available in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large.
Santa Claus Boots
- 100% Manmade
- Black Patent
- 14″ Shaft (from arch)
- 15″ boot opening (around leg)
- 1.5″ heel
- See below for wide calf option More…
Santa Claus Boots
Boot toppers are included with the Santa Suit above. From a practical point of view these are ideal because one size will fit all and they quickly transform a pair of shoes into full size boots. However, if you want an authentic Santa Claus Costume it is worth investing in a pair of quality Santa Claus boots that compliment such a deluxe Santa Claus Suit.
These black patent Santa Claus boots are available in a range of sizes to suit most Santas. Size wise, the shaft measures 14 inches approxinately from the arch. With a heel measuring 1.5 inches, the boots have an opening measuring 15 inches approximately. A shiny black buckle sits on a strap across the ankle and the fur trim edging at the top of each boot is removeable.
Santa Claus Beard and Wig
- Synthetic fibre
- Includes Wig + Eyebrows + Beard only
- One size fits most
- Hand Wash More…
Santa Claus Beard and Wig
Santa Claus is a larger than life character. The You may have noticed that when artists draw the image of Santa, much like cartoon characters, his head is disproportionately large to his body. In order to create a true likeness of Santa, it is necessary to recreate that illusion. By wearing a generous beard, a large white wig, white eyebrows and a generous hood, you can create an accurate image of Santa Claus.
The above Santa Suit does not come with a beard nor wig. The Santa Claus beard and wig set we have selected is a great choice for completing your Santa Claus Costume. The red santa hat shown in the image is not included in the set.
This Santa Claus Beard and Wig set is made from synthetic fibre. The set comprises of a full wig, a pair of eyebrows and a full length Santa beard. One size should fit most Santa requirements. This wig and beard can be hand washed.
Santa Claus Spectacles
- Gold color metal frame
- Plastic lenses
- 48mm Lens Width
- 48mm Lens Height
- 21mm Bridge
- 144mm Arm Length More…
Santa Claus Spectacles
It is not essential to wear spectacles to complete your Santa look but it definitely adds an authentic touch to any Santa Claus Costume. The spectacles we have selected to complete your Santa look have gold metal frames and circular, clear lenses. Match these with your Santa Claus Costume and add an authentic feature to your look. Not only will it be harder for people to recognise the real you underneath, you may have trouble yourself!
These gold colored metal frame spectacles have clear, plastic, non-polarised lenses. Each lens measures 48mm (1.9 inches) in width and 48mm (1.9 inches) in height. The bridge measures 21mm (0.8 inches) and each arm measures 144mm (5.6 inches). The gold metal frame is decorated with an ornate pattern across the bridge.
- Press stud closure on wrist
- Practical for uniform wear
- Attractive for Halloween Costumes
- Range of sizes
- 100% Cotton
Adding white gloves to your Santa Claus Costume is a great idea. It really does complete the look and elevates your deluxe Santa suit in a classic way. If you intend to take advantage of a Santa Claus bell, they provide a great contrast against the brass of the bell. The character of Santa Claus is steeped in mystery. Wearing white gloves helps perpetuate the distance between the ethereal persona of Santa and the corporeal world.
These white gloves are made from 100% medium weight cotton. As such, your hands should remain comfortable throughout wear. These white gloves have three seams on the back of the hand. They are fastened on the inside of the wrist with a single press stud. Designed for comfort, these gloves are suitable for any number of roles including Santa Claus. Sizes available include Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.
Santa Claus Hand Bell
- Brass and Wood
- Hand Crafted
- Designed with Precision
- Clear Audible Sound
- Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 9″ More…
Santa Claus Bell
When Santa rings his bell he wants people far and wide to hear. This is a great bell in its attractive design and functionality. The sound from this bell is deep and reverberating letting everyone know that Santa has arrived. When you are not using this as part of your Santa Claus Costume, this bell makes a great decorative piece. With such an attractive, classic design, this bell would make a great addition to your Santa Claus Costume.
This stylish Santa Bell is constructed of hand tooled brass with a wooden handle. It gives a clear audible sound. The bell measures 4 inches long by 4 inches wide and 9 inches long. It is traditional in design with a handle that has been crafted to sit comfortably in the hand. The circular lines around the bell make an attractive feature on a beautiful looking bell.