Whether he's going to be in a school play, doing a report or presentation, or taking part in a Civil War reenactment, this costume will help him look perfect for the role. The outfit features a jacket and pants in gray. The jacket has gold trim and gold bands on the sleeves. The front is open and the back hangs down to the thighs. The matching pants are baggy and have elastic on the waist and cuffs. The shirt and shoes are not included. Accessories such as a Confederate soldier's hat, an officer's sword, and facial hair are all available separately. The Civil War started when the Confederate States tried to succeed from the United States. Because it was such an important period in the Nation's history, there are many opportunities to dress as a soldier from either side. The Child's Confederate Soldier Costume is a realistic looking uniform that will add authenticity to any presentation or reenactment.