NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED...
When you asked your kiddo what they wanted to be and they proudly proclaimed that they wanted to be a doctor, you likely had several thoughts and images come to mind. You were probably proud of them, first. Becoming a real doctor is a pretty daunting choice! Then, you might have imagined a nice, white doctor's lab coat and, of course, the stethoscope around their neck. Maybe a surgeon wearing a blue mask for the operating room!
But, when they began talking about a totally different kind of doctor's mask that was more common in the 16th and 17th centuries, you probably began to wonder! What was all this talk of oiled coats and spices shoved down into the raven beak? Black Death!? Well, fortunately, the times of the plague doctor are well over, but that doesn't mean that the fun of their mysterious appearance hasn't faded with time. We've got some great looks that will perfectly treat those ambitions!
DESIGN & DETAILS
We love the strange history we share and our design team loves making costumes inspired by strange times even more. That's why we're happy to offer this Made by Us look. Our Plague Doctor costume features an ankle-length robe as well as a shiny, vinyl smock collar, hood, wide-brimmed hat, and a pair of gloves. Of course, the real plague doctor look comes from the belt with a snap pouch and elastic pouches for bottles as well as the iconic white raven mask that features red mesh-covered eye openings.
STEP TOWARDS MEDICAL SCHOOL
Perhaps the plague doctors of the middle ages weren't the best of medical practitioners, but we can't deny that they looked awesome. And, who knows, when your kiddo enjoys their time with this plague doctor look, they might even want to head into modern medicine, too!