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Wild West Halloween Costume Ideas

Howdy, partner! Nothing recalls old America like a wild west Halloween costumes. Their are may ideas to choose from including cowboy, cowgirl, sheriff and more. Here's how to put the costume together by category:

Kid's Cowboy

The basic Kid's cowboy costume is simple, were beige pants or jeans, and included a dark or pattern colored shirt. A vest is optional too. Complete the outfit with boots and a western hat. Cowboys have to look scruffy, In this case, you may want to go for some fake stubble. Sparsely rub some brown or black makeup on your kid's chin until it looks like a 5 o'clock shadow.

Another fun costume for kids is Woody from Toy Story. What you will need to get that perfect Woody appearance is brown cowboy boots, blue jeans, yellow shirt, vest with a cow print on it, brown belt, red bandana and brown hat.

Remember to be polite and positive because these are some of the characteristics of Woody. There are dozens of other popular Western cowboy characters, so you can make some other experiments too.

Rodeo Cowboy

Rodeo is a contest or exhibition in which cowboys show their knowledge and skill at roping calves, riding broncos and much more. This is a very popular activity even today when we live in a digital world. If you want to make this costume you need pant chaps that include white and brown splotches. This is a similar design to the pattern found in marked ponies.

In addition, you need a black or dark brown vest that come with small fringes in the lower part of the vest. Additional decorations can be placed on the pockets close to the chest. Of course, you will need matching hat and a traditional bandanna.

Men's Western Outlaw

If your going to be a western outlaw for Halloween your face should look scruffy, plus you must have a mustache or beard. (If you don't have scruff on you face already, stop shaving a week or two before Halloween). For the outfit, wear an old-west-style trench coat with dark faded jeans, and a large leather belt. Be sure to Include a scarf to complete your lawless look.

Movie Cowboy (John Wayne)

John Wayne was one of the most famous actors in the western movie genre. The main piece of clothing for this costume is the dark brown or black duster jacket which is frequently used in westerns. This jacket allowed cowboys to sleep outside without any problems even when the weather was cold.

In addition, it protected from dust and dirt. Another characteristic of this costume is the button vest which comes in a lighter brown color and a beautiful brown belt. The red bandana is a must and you can wear it over your face in case it's windy. Don't forget the cowboy hat too.

Elegant Cowboy

Another good idea for a cowboy costume is the so-called Elegant cowboy costume. Elegancy usually requires simplicity, so it won't take much before you create this costume. First of all, you need a pair of black boots.

After that, you can use a pair of blue denim jeans or black jeans. On top of that you should use a dark or completely shirt with pockets. It would be nice to use a shirt with white lining and metal buttons. However, If you want to look hip, than a plaid shirt will work too. Don't forget the black belt and the black cowboy hat.

Sexy Cowgirl

Now this is a simple, yet attractive Halloween costume for women. The wild west has always served as an inspiration for Halloween costumes, but this time we are talking about sexy costumes. Grab a pair of really short jeans mini skirt or shorts and a knotted shirt with squares. It would be best to wear boots and a cowboy hat. This is a very comfortable costume, but make sure to get extra clothing if the weather is cold.

Western Sheriff Costume

As a sheriff, you're probably going to want to dress in black. Wear a nice Western dress shirt with a black vest and a pair of black pants. Some leather chaps would pull the look together even more. Drape yourself in an old West-style long black jacket and don't forget to add the gun holster. One way to make this easier is to get a pre-made sheriff outfit from a party store. Wild West costumes like these are very common.

Part of having authority is having a big hat, so make sure that you get a large black sheriff's hat to complete your look. On the other end, you're going to need a pair of dark boots that you will use to crush the enemies of the law.

There are a few things that The Law can't do without out in the old West. First of all, you will need a gun in order to stop those varmints right in their tracks. You can find a fake revolver fairly easily at a party store, or even at a discount store for very cheap.

Next, you will need your sheriff's badge for some credibility, or else you're not going to be able to make any arrests. You can also get this for next to nothing usually, especially if you go with a generic plastic badge that's shaped like a sheriff's star. Ready to shoot up the saloon and get rid of those bandits once and for all? Try a Western Sheriff's costume this year and be on the right side of the law!

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