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

ITEM 004618




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.96/5.00 stars from 27 reviews

A Fine Coat for the most Machivellian of Mad...
Aug 10, 2017

Lab Coat Awesomeness
Absolutely loved this product, it arrived literally within a few days, and I used it for my historical tours here in Old Town San Diego as a mortician. It goes great with my leather steampunk belt bag that I got from here as well. Sadly when my car got broken into 2 days ago, this coat was stolen. I will definitely be getting another one as soon as I can. So if car thieves would rather have this coat than my GPS device, then I'm sure you'd like it too.
Feb 9, 2017
Motrin the Mortician
San Diego Ca
Great product
As described. Perfect for my scientist from Metropolis costume. Only thing I did was to "age" it.
Oct 26, 2016
Buy one for your lab
Love these products from this company
Jun 9, 2016

Mad science at its best
I LOVE this coat. This is going to be great for times when I want to unleash my evil mad scientist side of me. It radiates a sexy kind of sinister genius all throughout. I like that the buttons go from the mid section all the way to the top of the neck. I really like the look of it on me when it's all buttoned up from the far right side along the shoulder to the neck. My only complaint is that there are no pockets on this coat. However, that can be easily accommodated with a shoulder bag or better yet, a utility belt of some sort. I'm even thinking this might be a conversation piece at Rocky Horror screenings. Thank you HE.
Jan 28, 2016
Angelo Americo
Philadelphia PA
A Beautiful Madness
I love this lab coat! Wonderful look and quality. I read other reviews that commented on the material not being heavier, but since I wore mine over a shirt and vest, I appreciated that the material was light and comfortable and not heavily weighted.
Nov 19, 2015
Kansas City Mi
a very Cool coat
I'm very happy with the lab coat I got from your company. thank you so much!
Oct 27, 2015
Escondido Ca
It's just wonderful!!!
So this was my first purchase in the historical emporium and I must say the costumer service is very helpful and the product is top knotch, it is worth the money if you ask me, I will use it as a part of my costume and later as a part of my usual or casual wear because it's just such an amazing coat! So guys lets be serious here, it's a wonderful coat! I would totally recommend it! And I will be shopping here again! Cheers!!!
Oct 18, 2015
Michael R.
Fast delivery, great fit
Coat came quickly! The size descriptions were spot on so it fits like a glove. Very durable, high quality item. Just the thing for my friends upcoming steam punk wedding!
Oct 15, 2015
Doug Vermette
Dover Nh
Great Costume!
This is a quality piece of work. I'm planning on embroidering it with some steampunk images. Fits as described. Thanks!
Oct 8, 2015
Dustin Hollis
Cedar City UT
Wonderful! Let the experiments begin!!
Oct 8, 2015
Mr. Hyde
Potomac MD
Diabolically Well-Made
I received this coat at lightening speed and was entirely pleased with both its look and its quality. The fabric is strong, yet soft, and it moves beautifully. It washed very well, and the chemical smell (probably from the dying process or the plastic wrapping) washed out in one cold wash. I will likely re-stitch the buttons with upholstery thread, but I do that to all my/my husband's coats anyway.
Oct 1, 2015
Mad Scientist Howie Lab Coat - Black
I am very satisfied indeed, with my new black lab coat. In fact, I will be wearing it for our 10th wedding anniversary party this coming Halloween. LOL! yes, we got married on Halloween. We have been both very pleased with all that we have purchased from you over the years. Thank you.
Oct 1, 2015
Minneapolis MN
Exactly as billed
The product is exactly what the image indicates it to be. The quality is good. The cloth feels excellent, and the overall look is very good. I'm happy.
Sep 5, 2015
The Riddler
Payson UT
Mad Scientist Coat
The coat is amazing! The quality of the product would definitely get me to order from here again.
Aug 28, 2015
Mark Rodgers
Vandalia Oh


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

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

ITEM 004617




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.90/5.00 stars from 20 reviews

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
Absolutely Fantastic
Ordered this for DragonCon this year to do Dr. Horrible. This thing is very well made. Comfortable and the perfect color red. Love it. I am even thinking of doing a Vash the Stampede Coslay for DragonCon as well.
Feb 20, 2015
Suwanee GA
I cannot believe my eyes...
This beautiful lab coat is just perfect for my Dr. Horrible cosplay! I'm a woman, 5'5", about a size 10, and the Small size is perfect: a bit of room in the shoulders, but not too baggy. That said, the torso is cut VERY long. The coat is floor-length on me (which is perfect, because I need some extra fabric to make a pocket.) Construction on this is top-notch, and the fabric itself is very high quality: it's a lovely true red and it washes like a dream (I love laundry day!). Buy this, you won't be disappointed. This is no costume store garbage! Trust me, I've got a Ph.D. in horribleness...
Jan 22, 2015
Seatte WA
Perfect Dr.Horrible costume
I got the red howie lab coat for my Dr.Horrible costume. I changed the black buttons over to white and clear. Added a pocket and it was perfect. The coat is well made, the colour hasn't run and it is just a nice piece.
Oct 25, 2014
Adelaide So
Dr. horrible
Exactly what i looking for. Good quality and looks great.
Sep 27, 2014

howie lab coat
Exceptional quality and true to size.
Aug 29, 2014
seattle wa
It was Absolutely Horrible! (Which is what we...
And 100% perfect for my son's Red Dr. Horrible costume for this year's Phoenix Comicon! The material is a good weight with solid color. He is a Large normally, but the medium/large fit him perfectly. And it was so comfortable that he wore it for a day just to wear it. We'll be doing one of his senior pics in the whole costume, too. :-) Oh, and shipping was fast, too! I didn't need to contact customer service for anything. Thank you for an excellent product! (I wish there was a way for me to upload a pic for you, but here's a link: )
May 23, 2014
Sierra Vista AZ
I love this
Historical Emporium had exactly what I was looking for. I think I'm going to wear this thing every day. It's well made and the sizing was accurate. Shipping was fast and there were no problems. I couldn't be happier. I will very likely be purchasing from them again.
Jan 24, 2014
Mr Obvious
New York Ny
Excellent Howie-style Lab Coat
This was perfect for completing my Dr. Horrible costume! The color is very rich (i.e., the image isn't misleading), the stitching seems to be professional, and the fit (at least for me) was almost perfect. The only thing that you will be disappointed by is that there aren't more occasions to wear this.
Nov 23, 2013


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

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

ITEM 004477




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.87/5.00 stars from 87 reviews

Mad Scientist
Love this well made lab coat. Purchased this for my husband which will be perfect for his Mad Scientist Halloween costume this year. The fabric used is a good weight. Sew with quality. Worth the money
Aug 10, 2017
Lancaster Ca
Fabulous quality and design
This is the second time I have ordered a Howie Lab Coat and they are superb quality and design. Bravo!
Aug 5, 2017
Montreal QC
Fantastic, Just what I wanted
It was perfect! Great coat!
Jul 21, 2017
Iowa City IA
Excellent Quality!!
This costume is excellent in quality! Real buttons, 100% cotton, machine washable, very well sewn. I'm 5'8" and the M/L fits me fine. If you're bigger, get the XXL.
Nov 17, 2016
Dr. Vardmoore...
Saint Elsewhere Ca
Everything about buying this item was awesome, from the great person I spoke with on the phone, to the speedy delivery that exceeded expectations. The lab coat itself is beyond great! I bought it for a costume contest at work, and would have won, but my rival had better legs. Seriously, if I was an actual mad scientist, I couldn't ask for a better lab coat, the quality is that good. It's not just some flimsy item that would look good on stage, the material, construction, and workmanship are all excellent.
Nov 11, 2016
Jeff Kregor
Bourbonnais Il
Best Lab Coat
This is the best period lab coat I've found. It's easy to add accessories on to it. It was also easy to hem.
Nov 3, 2016
Dr Black
vallejo Ca
Better than expected!
This was a great purchase. Well worth the money The quality was high. Im going to be purchasing from this company again.
Oct 27, 2016
Professor Who
San Antonio Tx
Just what I expected
Ordered the lab coat as part of a Halloween costume. It arrived super quick and was exactly what I was looking for.
Oct 20, 2016
North Kingstown RI
Great quality. So spooky.
Oct 15, 2016

Great for dr. horrible costume
I'm a small woman (5'3 120 lbs) and bought a size small. Because I am so short, I will need to hem the bottom and the sleeves- right now the coat goes all the way down to the floor, so keep that in mind if you are a woman ordering this. That said, I love it! It's high quality- doesn't feel like the cheap costumes you get from Halloween stores. I know that this costume will last and I'll likely wear it for the next several years. Glad I made this purchase instead of going for a cheaper version.
Oct 3, 2016
A. Wells

My son is using this coat for biology lab at the University level. He is tall and slender, and got the small size. It fits great! The sleeve length and overall length is good. The coat is shapely.
Sep 29, 2016

REALLY Surprised!
I have been disappointed in the past by other websites that promise great costumes and pretty much deliver trash. THIS was not the case with Historical Emporium! The Lab Coat was authentic looking, of GREAT quality as far as material is concerned and the attention to detail superb! I have already recommended all my friends shop your website for their costuming needs I will be visiting again in he future for sure! Great job!
Sep 8, 2016
Lewisville TX
Howie Lab Coat
Looks great, fits nice worth the price
Aug 19, 2016
Tustin ca
Mad scientist lab coat
I bought this lab coat for a Comic Con costume. The quality is excellent and it arrived quickly
Aug 17, 2016
Professor Membrane
Austin Te
Awesome Lab Coats!
We purchased these for a production of Young Frankenstein the Musical. The quality is outstanding and the actors are thrilled.
Mar 31, 2016
Macon GA


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

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

ITEM 005030




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.44/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

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


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