How to Make a Cowboy Costume at Home

Having a play chest full of costumes gives kids the opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters or play pretend. A cowboy or cowgirl is a favorite of many children. Below are some cheap things you can buy to make a homemade cowboy costume.

Classic Cowboy Hat

No cowboy costume is complete without a cowboy hat to start it off. You can find both well-constructed and play-style cowboy hats at just about any store, both online and offline. The real name for a cowboy hat is a stetson, but you can buy similar hat types if you cannot find one. The average kid won’t be able to tell the difference.

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Western Belt Buckles

Did you know that you can order customized buckles for kids belts? This can add some personalized flair to the costume and make the costume more authentic. Customized belt buckles can be made to order with your child’s name on them, a cowboy silhouette, barnyard animals, and more. Even better, belt buckles can be transferred onto other belts. This means your child will be able to wear this accessory for years to come, whether with their costume or on its own.

Leather Cowboy Boots

Most authentic cowboy boots are made out of cow leather or a similar material. This is because leather is extremely durable, waterproof, and relatively easy to clean. So, when looking to buy cowboy boots, aim for this type of material. When it comes to kid’s costumes, it’s best to go with cheaper shoes, as it is likely that a child would grow out of the shoes before they could be worn often enough to be worth the money.

All of these outfit components put together make the perfect cowboy costume for any western-loving kid. They can also be combined with jeans and some flannel shirts to look even better. What more could a kid want?

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