This Independence day dress your little warrior in the Deluxe Colonial Soldier Set Child Costume. Offered in medium and large child sizes, the outfit includes a jacket, vest, belt, collar and black tricorn hat. The long sleeve red jacket features thick blue trim with button detail on the front and around the wrists. The vest and pants are an off-white collar. Down the sides of the pants are gold button detail. Featured on front of the hat is a white and red accent. Initially, the various militias in the Continental army wore a number of different uniforms but General Washington ordered that each soldier should wear a blue and red coat. This enabled soldiers to distinguish between the British Redcoats and the blue and red Continental army. Your child can also don this for a school history presentation or play.