These Cowboy and Indian costumes were for my twins, I basically put together the cowboy costume from different items I searched for and bought, some retail and some thrift store. I am not a big fan of out-of-the-bag costumes and never have been.
I did make the Indian costume, I just purchased a suede looking women's dress from a thrift store in the color I wanted, for about 4 dollars, and picked it apart with a seam picker to use the material. I am in no way a seamstress, I only sew costumes because I have never actually been taught to sew properly nor have I used a pattern, I just sort of "wing it" and hope for the best. I used a waist size piece elastic and sewed two pieces of material on it to put the front and back little loincloths on over the pants separately, the pants also had an elastic waist.
I made the vest and added two pieces of leather ties with some craft beads. I just cut the bottom of the material to fray it. I had the moccasins already (they were my older sons when he was a baby and about 14 years old). I used a craft feather and a bandanna from a bulk party favor pack. It was pretty simple but I think they looked pretty cute :)
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I love Halloween and was so excited to make a costume this year for my 16 month old grandson River! I hope he finds a love for Halloween...just like his mom and mumsy (which is what he calls me)!
River loves horses, so I thought he would make a Homemade Chuck Wagon Cowboy Halloween Costume which worked out great for trick or treating because I just pushed him around in it all day and he had a blast!
I handmade his cowboy outfit, chaps, vest & shirt. I purchased the cowboy hat, spurs, boots, bandanna and holster with guns.
I converted an old garden cart into his fabulous covered wagon! I added a seat, footrest and straps to hold him in. The covered wagon part, I sewed and ran through flexible piping (which made the curve) and attached to wagon. I took a horse off an old rocking horse toy and attached with PVC piping to wagon, complete with reigns and all! The horse even bobbed up and down like he was trotting!
We added a triangle which he would hit when it was time for dinner, a water jug, sacks of flour and beans!
Come and get it! Yee Ha
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Saydee at age 20 months is the epitome of girl power with her "cowboy boot" slippers, pink kerchief, cowgirl hat with gold star sheriff badge and rugged but girly denim jumper. Of course, a gunslinger has to have her 6 shooters; notice that Saydee's holster is blinged out with pink flower decorations.
Not seen in this picture was Saydee's pink stick horse, but was a great addition to the Homemade Pink Cowgirl Halloween Costume. The inspiration for her costume was seeing the cowboy boot slippers in a store and letting our imaginations run wild.