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Nun Costumes

There are so many great Saints who served the Church as religious nuns.

Saint Therese Mother Teresa Saint Teresa of Avila Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Rose of Lima Saint Margaret Mary Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Saint Faustina Kowalska Saint Catherine Laboure Saint Bridget of Ireland

Saint Bernadette


Do you need to find a nun costume that will fit a child?

 Why spend $100?  We have one for under $20!

                           Need a Mother Teresa Costume? Make your own for under $10!


Read About Saints Who Were Nuns Here

Saint Bernadette Soubirous

Also Known As  Sister Marie-Bernard was a young peasant girl who saw the Blessed Mother at Lourdes, France.


Born into horrible poverty, she was collecting firewood one day when she saw a beautiful lady who made the sign of the cross with a rosary of ivory and gold. She taught her to pray much for sinners.


One day the Lady told Bernadette to dig in the mud. The young girl obeyed even though people thought she was crazy. A spring came up through the mud and today there is a shrine with healing waters at the site.. Read More




Please Read Before You Go On

Nun Costumes for children can be extremely expensive and complicated to make. Both of these aspects are completely unnecessary.  You do not really need a costume that is faithful in every detail.  Just remember: it's a costume for a child, not a habit for a woman entering a convent.

We have found some truly reasonably priced costumes for nun habits for children - as well as some alternatives for creating them yourself without losing your peace of mind. Even if you can't sew. Really.

As you look at the costumes we have listed, you will find some that are obviously not nun costumes. We have included them so you can add on and create the costume you want.

We hope these suggestions are helpful particularly in a time when so many are experiencing economic difficulties due to the economy and natural disasters.

Child Nun Costume

Here is a second child's nun costume with a wider collar and a knotted rope belt.

While this one is a bit more expensive, than the one above, you'll still save plenty. Why pay more?  Comes with gown, collar, belt and veil. Add a 20 decade rosary that you can use later on family hikes!

Perfect for Saint Clare, Saint Bridget, Saint Faustina, Saint Katherine Drexel who is shown at the right, Saint Rita of Cascia, and so many more.


Lil' Sister - Child Sized Nun Costume

This one is really our best bet favorite

Easy to wear and so affordable!

Only $19.95!


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Putting the Pieces Together - The hardest part of putting together a nun costume is the veil and collar. Here are some pieces to help out
Nun Veil and Collar

Here is one option for a make-your-own nun costume.

Only $7.99

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Child Size Nun Costume

Just as nice as the one above but less expensive!

Only $17.99

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Deluxe Nun Veil and Collar Set

Three piece set - white knit hood and collar, black twill headpiece with white knit headband. Hook and loop closure on headpiece and collar.

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Buy Just the Veil

Nun Veil and Collar


Add your own gown and

rosary and maybe a cape


Buy Just the Veil

The famous Flying Nun headpiece made famous by Sally Field was originally worn by the Sisters in the order of Saint Catherine Laboure

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Instant Nun Kit

Turn any black robe into a nun costume with this great Nun kit!


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A very affordable nun costume for All Saints Day under $18. This one comes with three additional interchangeable head bands as well for some lighthearted fun - reading "Nun for You", "Nun of your Business" and Nunsense

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This deluxe nun costume comes with a black robe, circular collar, sleeve cuffs, a cord belt and a black veil attached to a wimple.

Only $19.99.

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A beautiful and simple nun's habit in an adult size.

At $17.95, you won't mind cutting it to fit!

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Here's one more adult sized nun habit.

And this one is also under $20! Snip to fit

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Teen Novice Nun Costume

Another great costume under $20

Why would you pay more?

Snip to fit!

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Authentic Nun Habit.

This is an absolutely authentic habit that comes in adult sizes, but the XSMALL will work for a child

Put these two together and you have a costume for Saint Therese or any Carmelite nun!

White Nun's Habit?

No, Sister doesn't need a shave!

Obviously NOT a nun's habit - but this white gown and cloak certainly fit the bill for a white habit.

Use the cape as a veil or add one of those sold separately on this page.

Carmelite Caplet You might think this is Frodo from Lord of the Rings - but NO!  It is a Carmelite caplet (if YOU say it is)

Added bonus: a light up sword for little brother.

Still in stock!

Add to a long black gown and you have a complete nun's habit.

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Pet Nun


Maybe it's a little dopey, but we love nuns as much as we love dogs. Here's the perfect holy hound outfit!

If you'd prefer a brown cloak with a clasp, this Star Wars costume will do the trick.

Flying Nun Costume

Carmelite Habit?

Oh no! Little brother swiped the Carmelite habit to use for Star Wars playtime!

This makes a terrific addition to a make it yourself habit.

High Quality Deluxe Mother Superior Nun Costume

This costume is complete with everything you need.


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Discount Flying Nun

Only $29.99!

This one includes the headpiece, collar and dress. In an adult size, this is another one to snip to fit.

Biographies of Saints Who Were Nuns
Saint Bridget of Ireland - We know so little of this well loved Irish Saint.  She was a white robed maiden, clever with her hands, who grew more beautiful with the  years. Bridget's father wanted her to marry, but she refused, saying that she would be the bride of Christ. Her father was angry and refused her wish, but Our Lord protected her so that she became ugly in the eyes of suitors. Finally, going to the Bishop to ask to serve as a nun, her desire was questioned until suddenly a bright shining light shot out of her head. Read More Saint Catherine of Siena - Grew up to be a cheerful and intelligent woman with a deep love of Christ.  In protest over her mother's wish that she attract a husband, Saint Catherine cut off her hair. Her father, more sympathetic, ordered that she be given a room for prayer and meditation. She eventually entered the Third Order of Dominicans and attained a mystical union with the suffering Lord.  Read More  
Saint Clare of Assisi was the daughter of a count and countess who after hearing Saint Francis preach she confided her desire to live her life for God. Her parents objected and she ran away, cutting off her hair and taking the veil. She soon founded the order of the Poor Ladies, now known as the Poor Clares and eventually her mother and sisters joined the order.  In 1221 she heard about the Franciscan martyrs in Morocco and traveled there to give her own life for Christ. Soon the Muslims were at the door of the convent, ready to attack. Saint Clare brought the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance to the door and prayed. The attackers fled. Saint Faustina Kowalska was born in a small village in Poland. At the age of 20 she entered the congregation of the Sisters of Mercy. Before long, she began to see Our Lord as the Divine Mercy. Suffering in silence because the other sisters thought she was making up stories, with only her spiritual director to help at times, she wrote her diary expressing the wonders of Our Lord's Mercy. Read More
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal - What a way to start a marriage! Jane no sooner arrived at her new home then she discovered she might lose it. Her husband, Christophe, had not only inherited the title of baron but enormous debts as well. Her deep faith and great sense of humor helped the couple and their four children to live their faith and then her husband was killed. Read More

To replicate Saint Jane's collar just use a square white hankie!

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque -

A gentle little girl who was educated by the Poor Clare's until the death of her father and becoming bedridden with rheumatic fever for five long years. This towering Saint was the vehicle used by the Sacred Heart of Jesus to bring us that devotion along with the 12 Promises. Read More


Saint Rose of Lima This South American Saint's real name was Isabel, but she was such a beautiful baby that she was called Rose, and that name remained. As she grew older, she became more and more beautiful, and one day, her mother put a wreath of flowers on her head to show off her loveliness to friends. But Rose had no desire to be admired, for her heart had been given to Jesus. So she put a long pin into that wreath and it pierced her so deeply, that she had a hard time  getting the wreath off afterward.  Read More  Accessorize a Saint Rose Costume by adding a wreath of roses. See Costumes for Popular Saints and Rose Princes under Saints Who Were Queens Saint Teresa of Avila 

The Mystic of Carmel - Teresa's father was rigidly honest and pious, but he may have carried his strictness to extremes. Teresa's mother loved romance novels but because her husband objected to these fanciful books, she hid the books from him. This put Teresa in the middle -- especially since she liked the romances too. Read more


Saint Therese of Lisieux - The Little Flower of Carmel - There is a virtually inexhaustible wealth of information about Saint Therese - sometimes called Saint Theresa.  One of the simplest yet most profound Saints of our time. We recommend a visit to the Little Flower Society to learn more.

If you feel you need a brown habit, take a look at our Monk's robes. Tuck in or cut off the hood. Pair with one of the simple nun's veil kits and add an ivory muslin cape.

Do It Yourself Mother Teresa Costume.  This was a holy woman who lived in great simplicity and served the poor. Do you think she would want you paying close to $100 for a costume to imitate her? I don't think so. Start with a white mock turtleneck shirt and a white slip or skirt. Get several yards of muslin at less than $2 a yard. If you want the blue edging you can sew it on easily - or get a wide permanent marker in blue and draw it on. Wrap the muslin around your child's waist and tuck into the slip. Add a safety pin to keep in place. Draw the rest up and across the left shoulder and around the head. Tuck in the edges at the temple. Voila! Mother Teresa for less than $10.  I was blessed to meet her several times and saw that she always had on a little worn cardigan sweater. Don't leave that out. Where can you find muslin? Go to any K-Mart, Walmart or other similar shop.  Be sure to look at the clearance tables for fabric bargains. Or you can order some hereHere are various ways to wrap a sari.





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