Christmas elves are little workers who make toys in the North Pole. They were incorporated in to the story of Santa Claus in the 19th century and are a part of the American Christmas tradition. The look of elves, with their small stature, pointed ears and pointed shoes originates from English folktales. In modern American culture we acknowledge Christmas elves to wear red and green outfits with cone shaped hats and pointy shoes with turned-up toes.
The Christmas Elf first appears in a book called Christmas Elves by Louisa May Alcott in 1856. The most recent story specifically about a Christmas elf is the movie Buddy. In both accounts of Christmas Elves, the elf costumes are quite different. The Buddy the Elf costume is all green with yellow accents whereas other Christmas elf costumes are varying combinations of red, green and white.
We sell Christmas elf costumes for adults and kids. Many come in the same style you can dress the whole family in the same elf outfit. The most popular style of Christmas elf costume features a red and green tunic with red and green tights underneath. This costume looks best when you add a jester style elf had and a pair of elf shoes. Another popular style is a green jacket top with a black belt and red pants.
Elf costume accessories are a vital addition to your elf outfit. Some costumes come with the elf hat and elf shoe covers but if your does not, you'll need them. These elf accessories are unisex and sized to fit a range of adults. Be sure to add any necessary additions to your costume before checkout.