Need a last-minute costume? Well yee-haw, pard'ner, you can slap together a cowboy outfit in no time.
You will need
- Plaid flannel shirt
- Leather vest
- Cowboy boots
- Leather belt /w oversized buckle
- Cowboy hat
- 4-6' Length of rope
- Toy pistol and holster
- Zip ties (optional)
- Clip-on hook (optional)
- A length of thin cord or rope (optional)
- A toy badge or small belt buckle (optional)
Step 1 Collect all the elements Collect all the elements and props that you’ll need. If you’re missing any of the items, a local toy store and/or second-hand clothing shop should have anything you need.
Step 2 Put on basic outfit Put on the jeans, shirt, belt and vest; tie the bandanna around your neck.
Traditionally, the bandanna is tied behind the neck for men, and in front of the neck for women.
Step 3 Don your pistol Put on the pistol holster complete with toy pistol.
When looking for toy pistol, look for one styled as a revolver.
Step 4 Make a lasso Coil the rope into a lasso. Use a zip-tie to hold the coil or rope together, unless you plan to play with the rope while wearing the costume.
Step 5 Hang the lasso Hang the lasso from your belt using a clip-on hook, or attach it to your belt with a zip-tie.
To take your outfit over the top, make a bolo tie by clipping a length of thin cord or rope around your neck with a toy sheriff badge or belt buckle.
Step 6 Put on your hat and boots Put on your hat and boots and giddy-up, ‘cause the party is a’waitin’.
Many modern cowboys still ride horses to monitor their cattle herds, and still carry guns as protection against wild animals.