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Top Rated Lab Coats

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of lab coats, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked lab coats in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific lab coats have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


#1 Rated Lab Coat
Mad Scientist Howie Lab Coat - Black

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Coats Black Cotton Solid Lab |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Mad Scientist

ITEM 004618




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.98/5.00 stars from 49 reviews

Very large, but works well.
Costume lab coat. Good fabric, decent construction. Cut very generously- full in the waist (there is a belt in the back to take in some of the fullness) and the sleeves are straight cut and wide at the cuffs. Standing collar is rather tall and has some body to it so it won't quickly roll or collapse. A very good costume piece , large enough to wear over a sweater or jacket, which has much possibility to be tailored for a better fit
May 28, 2024
eric stott
Saratoga Springs NY
Definitely Measure Yourself...
Definitely Measure Yourself Instead of Assuming! I'm a shorter, curvier person who likes a bit of wiggle room in my clothes. I've been wanting this for ages, and when I finally got it I ordered the wrong size not once, but twice! Why? Because I'm used to always getting a 3x/4x , and then the 3x was too big, so I went to med/large, which was just a barely too small to close! And finally, I got the perfect size (XL/2X), which fits PERFECTLY. I can now live my stylish mad scientist dreams, and look absolutely amazing doing so. This labcoat looks nice on the body, making a great silhouette, and makes the user -- or me, in this case -- feel confident. It's amazing quality, too!
Feb 27, 2024
Astraeus Stargazer

Lab Coat
Fits perfectly, made well, No complaints.
Nov 6, 2022
Brian Kephart
Moline IL
5 Star
Nov 4, 2021
Lawrenceville GA
Mad Scientist Coat
Wow! I am extra happy with the coat. The materials (fabric and buttons) are quality and the construction is very professional. It FITS!!! Yeah. I love Halloween and first time since childhood that I will have a costume I love and it FITS! Thanks.
Oct 17, 2021
Georgetown TX
Big boy likes alot
It fits the 3x/4x is true its true. Being a big person it's always a crap shoot when ordering something like this when I go to the event I'll take some photos. Extremely happy.
Oct 1, 2021
A man called J

Buy no others!
You tired of the back and forth with amazon. Poor quality, runing late, and lack of durability. These is the answer. It has a great thickness balanced well with the wieght . I followed the instructions on sizing and it fits perfectly. Buy these guy you will not regret it, don't be fooled buy the others. This one is for keeps.
Apr 12, 2021

Amazing quality and fits wonderfully!
The quality of the coat is well worth the money payed for it. It's made from good material and you can tell this isn't some crappy costume you would buy at a store. I bought a size small and thought that even then it might be a bit too big for me but it fit great, although a little long (seeing as I'm only 5'4"/female) it's not an issue. If you are looking for something like this I definitely recommend buying it from this seller, you wont be disappointed and will most likely be buying something that will last a long time and make many awesome memories no matter what occasions you dress up to.
Oct 22, 2020
Moony A

This costume is awesome! Absolutely perfect for the mad scientist look!
Oct 22, 2020

My Howie Lab Coat
It is incredible. To be honest, I wear it while I'm cooking! Yes, a little mad alchemy in the kitchen. It's so much fun! Thank you
Jun 12, 2020
Daniel Vaughan
Lincoln City Or
Great Coat
This is a fabulous item. This is the second version of this coat I have purchased. This is for a plague doctor. I also own a white version to be a mad (well, slightly peeved) scientist. Both fit wonderfully and are comfortable to wear for an extended time. The only negative is the buttons can be a little difficult to work sometimes due to placement. It is a great purchase that will last many years (my white coat is around 5 years old and in near-perfect shape).
May 10, 2020
Louis N.
Louisville Ke
It's a Big Coat (For You)
Superb quality fabric and excellently adhered buttons. It is indeed larger than expected and sizing down is a good idea. This is a commercial-quality coat that has so far done a fantastic job of repelling the blood and fluids of political prisoners and coronavirus-infected degenerates.
Feb 6, 2020
Genre Leap

Well-made versatility
Do not confuse this with halloween costume crap - it will stand up to close scrutiny - all the buttons are working buttons. It is stage quality. Bought this for an Uncle Fester halloween costume for 2 reasons: it appeared to be well-made and it wasn't a monks robe (which every other dealer tried to pass off as Fester's coat). Alright, this wasn't going to be Fester's coat either, but it looked much closer than anything else I could find. It was perfect! I ordered a XXXL because I wanted to stuff a pillow under it and the fit was still a little loose - at 5' 10" the length was all the way to the floor without tripping over it. Add some makeup and a trick light bulb and, poof - Uncle Fester! Helps to start out with a bald head because skull caps are a pita. I also bought a pair of German made welder goggles with 3 different pairs of lens shades - only ones I could find that actually had metal rims, everything in the steam punk world was plastic. Take off the makeup, add the goggles and some wild hair (or not) and let the mad loose. The coat is made from a good cloth and stitched well so it should last for years, unless you really are a scientist, mad or otherwise, and expect to use it daily. I could see using this for a Mortician as well as the Uncle Fester and Mad Scientist costumes. I just ask myself, "What would Christopher Lloyd do with this coat?"
Oct 30, 2019
Norristown PA
The best.
Really, no joke. It is almost too big which for me is a pleasant surprise, I ordered a size larger out of habit expecting to have to send it back for being too short, or not being able to put my arms through the sleeves, instead a well made and accurate sized garment arrived in record time. I am quite pleased.
Sep 26, 2019
Sacramento Ca
My gown
Itís just what I needed for my art and craft projects.Sorry this is not for cosplay or fancy dress I need it practical reasons.And this just perfect for acheiving my goals.
Mar 29, 2019
Hamilton On


#2 Rated Lab Coat
Mad Scientist Howie Lab Coat - White

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Coats White Cotton Solid Lab |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Frankenstein Mad Scientist Gifts for Him

ITEM 004477




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 118 reviews

Great lab coat
I order the lab coat for an event and it was great.
Mar 15, 2024
Jeff Angel
Indianapolis IN
High quality worth the price
The material is great, the construction is sturdy, and the design is perfect! I was a little nervous about the price point but it is well worth it 10/10
Nov 24, 2023
Greenville SC
Quality garment
I decided on a mad scientist costume for our Halloween party, but was disappointed with the quality of the costumes I found. I risked spending a little more on this lab coat and was very pleased with the material and construction. This was my first order from Historical Emporium, but unlikely to be my last.
Nov 7, 2023
David M.
Fairfax VA
Good quality lab coat!
This coat was a little big on me and required some refitting on the edges, even after ordering a small. If you are also a small guy, make sure to consider that. It looked great and was perfect for halloween and will be used for many years!
Nov 2, 2023
Devin Beck
Eugene OR
Tried two sizes
6'2" and 220 lbs here. The Medium/Large fit really nice except for some short sleeves. Cosplay has gloves so this is actually a plus. The XL/2X fit like a circus tent - definitely for a plus size fella or someone who wants to do their own tailoring. Everything else is as expected. Super thick fabric.
Oct 23, 2023

Perfect for your Mad Scientist costume!
Made of a nice strong durable material!
May 11, 2023
Goth Ivenn Weaver

Howie Lab coat
I just purchased 3 for an opera. Quality fabric and design. Well made and I was desperate for a quick delivery which they did. Actors love the costumes. Highly recommended. Julie
Nov 17, 2022
Thorndale ON
Mad Scientist
Very well made and something not seen before which prompted my creative mind. Your vision of accessories is outstanding and leaves one to expand to suit personal taste. Material and construction quality is beyond reproach. The purchase procedure and delivery was flawless. Many thanks, Rick
Oct 14, 2022
Columbia SC
Great lab coat!
I have 2 of these in black and white. They have added a great touch to my plague doctor/mad scientist costumes. Product is good quality and looks great. Iíll continue to order from HE for all of my Halloween costume needs.
Sep 27, 2022
Peter P
Portland OR
Im Happy
I am very very happy with my purchase.
Sep 22, 2022
Lebanon Ne
The Lab Rat
I was looking for a legitimate Mad Scientist outfit for a cosplay photoshoot and You guys did not disappoint. Great outfit for my character. I purchased the lab coat and the black gauntlet gloves. It was well received.
Feb 28, 2022
Tustin CA
nicely done. great quality
Sep 2, 2021

Mad scientist
Costume for the home lab.
Apr 12, 2021

As represented
Feels & looks very authentic. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is there was no outside pocket. But they didn't say that it would have one and the picture clearly shows no pocket.
Apr 8, 2021
San Diego Ca
I was worried that the (small size) bad boy wasn't going to fit, seeing as how I am a 5'4" teenage girl. HOWEVER! It went to just about my ankles/wrists, which is SPECTACULAR. The adjustment strap on the back was a huge plus, too. The fabric is thick, heavy, and comfortable and the buttons and collar are sturdy. It even flows in the wind in the right conditions! It's perfect for contemplating the complexities of human consciousness in. It's perfect for lamenting and plotting your revenge against the scientific community that ostracized you for your questionable morals in. Bottom line: it's perfect. As one (1) mad scientist obsessed individual, I can confirm this lab coat is absolutely a new favorite comfort item!!!!!! On a side note, it arrived in 4 days rather than the expected 12, which I could not be happier about! Excellent service, excellent item.... Excellent... Magnificent.... All according to plan....!
Jan 14, 2021
Pocahontas Ar


#3 Rated Lab Coat
Mad Scientist Howie Lab Coat - Brown

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Coats Brown Cotton Solid Lab |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Mad Scientist

ITEM 005030




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.62/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Works super well and is very well made
This coat is amazingly crafted and will go with so many outfits.
Jan 12, 2023
Jeff R

Mad Scientist Coat
My only complaint is that I wish that the sleeves were tapered or there was a cuff strap, but otherwise, a wonderful fit, and high quality.
Sep 23, 2022
Amazing product
I ordered this for a performance I was doing for our local theater and absolutely loved it. Excellent quality! Highly recommend Historical Emporium.
Nov 17, 2021
Sheridan Wy
Howie Lab Coat
Great looking coat and the quality of it is excellent,really looking forward to wearing it to my local Night club
Oct 9, 2019
Jonny Suede
The Mad Doctor is IN
It is always nice to find "exotic" costumes that fit the typically larger American. Not only that, but it is not a cheap looking lab coat. It wears well, and seems to be professionally built. Comfortably thin, but not THAT thin. This is not a cheaply made costume. The Mad Doctor is IN!
May 2, 2017
Mac Buddha

Gotta Love it
Dec 26, 2015
Highland Park MI
There's always a risk involved when ordering stuff online, and even if the item description isn't totally misleading, it still doesn't give a good idea of what you're actually ordering. Basically, you get a (brown in my case) lab coat made of cotton. However, the material is somewhat thin and drapes the body more like an hospital gown than an actual coat. The picture used to depict the product is, to my eye, somewhat misleading as the material appears to be sturdy like if it was thick cotton. I'm actually comparing the picture and my coat and they don't look the same. I was planning to use this coat for a mad scientist costume but I'll need to add an apron or some kind of accessory if I don't want to look too ridiculous (i.e. like an hospital patient with a brown gown and weird goggles). Consequently, the $75 price tag is pricey for what you get. I must say though that shipping was pretty fast and Historical Emporium customer service was impeccable. In the end, my 2 stars rating is based on this: -1 star for the misleading picture, -1 star for the hefty price (for what you actually get) and -1 star for the cheap material.
Aug 11, 2014

Great coat
Well made, sizing was good, nice fit and finish, heavy cotton similar to demim weight so should be pretty durable, would have been nice if it was lined, but I suppose that would cost more. Only reason did not give 5 stars is the adjuster strap in the back, it seems to have been added in as more of an afterthought, kinda basic.
May 16, 2014

Great coat. Perfect for all sorts of events and dress up parties. A great fit and durable. May buy another one in black.
May 6, 2014
San Diego Ca
Mad Scientist Howie Lab Coat
My grandson and I ordered this and he was thrilled with it. It is exactly what he wanted.
Jan 27, 2014
grandma g
eudora ks
Great Coat!!
I purchased this coat for a Plague Doctor costume that I put together, The coat is a little on the slim side but worked out great for me, I am 6ft 195lbs. I waxed the canvas to give it a stiff and aged look with melted paraffin and beeswax. I really like this coat and can't wait to find another excuse to use it.
Nov 8, 2013
Detroit MI
Great look
This garment has a great look to it. The fabric is light and breathable. The sizing was spot on. The buttons are a litle difficult to use without a mirror, due to location. The lab coat has no pockets. Perhaps that is by design, and historically accurate. Still, I would prefer it to have two side pockets (not front pockets). It opens at the waist easily enough to allow access to any pants pockets worn underneath. The sleeves are quite large. When paired with large gloves or gauntlets, they are manageable. Without gauntlets, the sleeves get in the way when trying to do just about everything (unless you have long arms). Overall, this is a great purchase.
Nov 1, 2013
Chicago Il
It's Alive!!!
We have a Halloween event for employees and their families every year. This year needed a spectacular Dr Frankenstein. This lab coat made it just that - spectacular! So much better than the other junk you find out there. The quality is fantastic! The look is perfect! Sizing is a bit tough to fit everyone, but works just fine for me although a little snug in the middle (probably my problem more than the item). Better suited for the mad scientist who gets to the gym regularly, instead of staying at the lab doing research. So if you keep ahead of the monsters by jogging - perfect!
Oct 25, 2013
Orlando FL


#4 Rated Lab Coat
Mad Scientist Howie Lab Coat - Red

 Victorian Steampunk Edwardian Mens Coats Red Cotton Blend Solid Lab |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Mad Scientist Gifts for Him

ITEM 004617




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 28 reviews

Good fit, feels like it will last for years.
Worked great for Halloween. Fits true to size. Material is nice and thick, nice buttons, high quality all around.
Nov 13, 2021
Brookfield IL
This is vibrant and well made! Was worth the money.
Oct 18, 2018

At last I will rule the world!
I have bought three of these for myself and my kids. They do run a little small I feel. Weight and color are perfect
Aug 15, 2018
professor Enigma
Westminster Co
Dr. Horrible Wanna Be!
My chemistry students loved me in this lab coat! One of the school colors was red and this made a really bold statement!
Jul 6, 2018
Jim S

Mad Scientist coat in red
I am very pleased with the quality of this coat. The cotton fabric is very substantial without being bulky or uncomfortable. It is well constructed and I know I will be able to wear it for many years. The only thing I would change is the number of button holes on the adjustable tabs on the back of the coat. There are two buttons but only one button hole. I would love to see 3 or 4 button holes to allow for more adjustments. I ordered the 3XL and it is very roomy which I like, and again I would like the ability to have more adjustments to the back. I paired this with a red top hat, black gloves and a glowing jar around my neck. I got so many compliments at the Edwardian themed party I attended. Red always makes a statement.
Jan 26, 2018
Tenino WA
Perfect Fit
For only needing this as a costume it kept me warm while running around. I went with a size larger than recommended and it fits me perfectly. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to do a Dr. Horrible cosplay or even a mad scientist costume.
Nov 6, 2017
Grand Junction co
Excellent coat
No problems with it and it delivered on time.
Nov 3, 2017
Good Quality
This is a real garment, not a cheap costume. It buttons up all the way and the size and sleeves fit just right. The red color is great.
Oct 26, 2017
Dr. Decapo
Las Vegas Ne
Look Fantastic
This does look great, but please note it is quite warm if you plan to wear it indoors, you need to watch you do not get overheated since it does button up to the neck.
Oct 2, 2017
Dallas Te
The labcoat is incredible. I know it will be able to take a lot of abuse and last. I cant wait to get another one in black, which is what I originally wanted. However, the red is an amazing color and i am glad i got it.
Nov 10, 2016
Bedfoef TX
I love it
Great quality, great look. I can't wait to use it.
Sep 8, 2016

Mandrian collar Lab coat
It is hard to tell the quality with just a picture but this item is indeed well made, I am a big guy so I ordered the XL/2XL and when I received it and trued it on it fit perfectly. The material is a nice weight not light like some cheaper versions very durable. It was a little more then I wanted to pay but it is worth the price, I am very happy with this item
Nov 12, 2015
Seattle WA
Great item!
I ordered this for myself for a dr horrible costume. Since I am a 5'8 female this came to the floor. I had to make some alterations to make it work for my needs. The quality is great, decent fabric. Not thin and flimsy at all. I'd recommend this item to anyone looking for a lab coat to use for any reason!
Oct 29, 2015

the best
thank you so much.... everything is such high quality.... i recommend this site for all costume play and just plane old amazing formal ware ..... stand out out your next party .... and this particular item is very well made with high quality fabric and fits amazing ..... thank you for all your amazing stuff
Oct 24, 2015
Easton PA
Dr. Horrible Cosplay
I purchased this for myself for a Dr. Horrible cosplay. It fit a bit bigger than expected, but I am a female instead of male. Nothing a little sewing can't fix. I wore this at Alamo City Comic Con with a tank top and shorts underneath, since it was long enough you didn't need to see the pants and was quite comfortable.
Sep 16, 2015
Houston Te


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