Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
The shepherds were the first to be told of the birth of Jesus. A shepherd costume is essential for a Christmas play. You’ll need robes, headpieces, tunics and crooks for all the shepherds. Mix up the patterns and colors so the shepherds don’t look all alike.
photo credit: The wisemen at the Nativity scene by NCBrian, on Flickr.
Shepherd Costume for Children
Shepherds can be portrayed by boys, men or a mix of both. Other children can play the parts of sheep, or you can use sheep cutouts or even a painted backdrop of a flock of sheep. These are three great shepherd costumes for boys.
This is a simple shepherd’s outfit, a long dark velvety robe over a long sleeve v-neck tunic with a brown rope belt.
Sizes: 4-6, 8-10, 12-14
Here’s a comfortable pull-over robe in striped shades of brown with a cool shepherd’s headpiece to match.
Sizes: Small (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14)
This is a deluxe costume, a long multi-color striped robe with gold trim and long sleeves, a matching striped headpiece and a matching striped cord belt.
Sizes: Sm (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14)
Shepherd Costume for Men
The shepherds were the first ones told of the Birth of Jesus. They went to the stable to find Joseph, Mary and the Baby Jesus, just as the angel had said. Here are three shepherd costumes for adult men.
This is an adult version of the boy’s costume, a simple long dark velvety robe over a long sleeve v-neck tunic
with a brown rope belt.
One Size (Fits Most, Up To Chest Size 42)
This is such a cool blue striped robe with gold trim, a matching striped headpiece. The long tunic is a white satin material with a rope belt.
One Size Fits Most.
Now this is how we all picture a shepherd looks, with a thick, burgundy drape that wraps around a light tunic. The headpiece has a cord that wraps around to hold it in place. One Size Fits 40-42.
The shepherds used the crook to navigate the rocky hills and to rescue an errant sheep. Get one to complete your shepherd costume.
This brown shepherd’s crook is 68″ tall. It comes in four pieces that are easily assembled. You can even leave off a piece to make it smaller for a child to carry.
Shepherd Wigs and Beards
Any of these wigs with beards would be a good look on a shepherd.
This Biblical beard and wig for an adult is a brown full beard and a wig of slightly curled hair — great for any Biblical costume!
This Biblical wig and beard set for a child is a dark brown full beard and a shoulder length hair wig with a middle part.
It’s a black pirate’s beard and moustache but it really is perfect as a rougher-looking shepherd beard. And it’s less than $4.00!