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The western theme costume is a unique collaboration of attire that reflects the activities and environment of the American frontier to include the history of the time, the folklore, and the cultural expression that existed in the lives of those that lived during the times. This period of time often known as the “Wild West”, and even the “Old West”.


Designing a Western Costume Worthy of the Wild West


The two most common groups of people that immediately come to mind for those interested in creating costumes to reflect the period are the cowboys and the Indians. While Indian costumes are highly popular, kid's cowboy costumes have the highest level of popularity when it comes to western costumes. This page has a large collection of pictures that exhibit costume creations that reflect the theme of the American frontier. If your interest lies in making a costume fit for the Wild West, then be sure to scan the following pictures. I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration for creating your own collaboraion of different types of clothing pieces and accessories to complete the look.

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Photo courtesy of: Vivien, DoS, BOC, CoAT

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Photo courtesy of: Don and Cheryl

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Photo courtesy of: Animation Concept

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Photo courtesy of: Shoomiah

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Photo courtesy of: Helix90

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Photo courtesy of: Clussman

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Photo courtesy of: Sabey-Baby

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Photo courtesy of: MOM and POPcorn

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Photo courtesy of: Mike Mcinnis

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Photo courtesy of: Phesine

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Photo courtesy of: I Am Adam

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Photo courtesy of: Sacred Dirt

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Photo courtesy of: VioletMuse

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While looking over our pictures of western theme costumes, you probably observed many different types of kid's cowboy costumes – both for girls and boys, of all ages. You may have seen a costume for a rodeo cowboy, or a costume for a horseback cowboy, and you may have even seen a sheriff cowboy costume. All of these pictures may serve as inspiration for creating your very own cowboy clothing collaboration.

When contemplating the design of your costume, you simply have to consider all of the types of pieces that can help you reflect the wild, free country associated with the American frontier. If you need a little more in the way of advice on how to create a fun and entertaining costume, our instructions that follow are sure to be of assistance to you:

Instructions for Creating a Kids Cowboy Costume


Items Needed:
  • Jeans
  • Flannel Shirt
  • Oversized Leather Jacket
  • Oversized Belt
  • Black or Brown Boots
  • Bandana
  • Cowboy Hat
  • Play Sheriff’s Badge
  • A Toy Gun

Step 1: Start by having your child put on the flannel shirt and the jeans. Be sure to tuck in the shirt.

Step 2: Place the oversized belt around the child’s waist.

Step 3: Put on the boots, ensuring that the jeans are tucked inside the top of the boot.

Step 4: Put on the oversized leather jacket.

Step 5: Attach the play sheriff’s badge to the collar of the oversized leather jacket.

Step 6: Tie the bandana loosely around the child’s neck.

Step 7: Put the cowboy hat on the child’s head.

Step 8: Give them the toy gun to carry.

The western costume is one of the easiest costumes to create. If you have made this kind of costume, please share your pics with us so everyone can marvel at your creation. Also, we are interested in learning how you created the outfit; you know the steps involved. We absolutely love seeing what our readers come up with! Simply submit your photographs, tips, instructions, and any other type of information that you feel our readers will enjoy when they are searching for ways to create their own Wild West costume.

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