Shepherds play an important part in many biblical stories, including the story of Christmas therefore we offer enough styles of sheep herder costumes to outfit many men and boys. Men and women from all over Bethlehem followed the Christmas star to the stable where Jesus was born. There they waited to pay their respects and rejoice at the arrival of the newborn king. Christmas shepherd costumes come in a variety of colors, all in keeping with what was worn in biblical times. Shepherd garb feature a white or cream colored tunic with a robe over it. Depending on which style you choose, the robe will either be attached or a separate piece. A rope belt is also usually included as part of the ensemble.
Shepherds are symbolic of God and the flock, his followers. Any of our Nativity costumes can be worn to portray Jesus, the apostles and any other biblical character or disciple of God. Therefore, in addition to their use as Christmas costumes, they are ideal for any church play such as a pageant or passion play.
Shepherds are almost always depicted holding a hook used for tending and herding their sheep. They also word sturdy sandals, and kept their hair long and beards full. In order for you to emulate the same look, we offer a wide variety of biblical accessories that you can add to your Christmas shepherd costume.