In the early 17th century, clothing would have been made by many hands thus making a period-correct costume in the 21st century for a Pilgrim can often be a challenge! The following links have been provided to help guide those interested in participating as a float rider or an outwalker in the 2020 Mayflower Rose Parade® Float: The Voyage of Hope—1620. The costume mission is to educate spectators and TV viewers about the passengers on the Mayflower through the visual display and communication of period correct-costumes and accessories. Non-participants are also encouraged to browse through the materials as well.
Although we do not know specifically what everyone wore, research has proven that the Pilgrims wore color and their varied clothing represented different professions and trades. The guideline links show some of the variations and are provided to help generate your own creativity. Also included are source materials and historical patterns available for purchase from different companies. The Costume Coordinator, Jane Wong may be contacted to answer costume questions. Please email and note “Costumes” in your subject heading.
"Please see the below documents and links prepared by Jane Wong, our 2020 Pilgrim Clothing Coordinator, to guide you how to design your outfit and resources of whom you may contact to purchase or create all of the elements you may need." All the links at the bottom are for the Period Clothing.