How to Create General George Armstrong Custer Costume

General George Armstrong Custer is renowned for his fight at Little Bighorn Montana. He was an American Civil War Hero, who also fought against the Native Americans. In Night at the Museum Battle for the Smithsonian General Custer portrayed by Bill Hader. If you want to welcome the new movie consider dressing as the Civil War General. The costume works well at costume parties as well.

##Materials Needed:##

Civil War Uniform


White gloves

Knee high boots



Step 1: Custer was a general in the Army. He was part of the Union Army, which means you will need a union soldier uniform in order to make General Custer. You have various options for the uniform. You can purchase the uniform, go to a thrift store to find one, or make your own. If you want to create your own visit for the pattern and material you will need. You will also need to get some buttons, starts, and medals to show your ranking.

Step 2: After you create the uniform you will need a cravat to wrap around your shirt. This should also have a Union symbol on it.

Step 3: The gloves should be white riding gloves typical of the time period, which means you may also have to make the gloves.

Step 4: The boots should be leather. Again a thrift store is a great place to find boots and other clothing at a better price.

Step 5: The sword can be picked up at any child’s toy shop. You can also elect to make your own from tin foil and cardboard.

Custer had shoulder length dark hair, and a mustache. If you need to you can purchase fake hair to create the right look. Then place the hat on your head typical of a civil war uniform, and you are ready to be Custer for Night at the Museum.

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