Wild West Costume for Halloween or a Fancy Dress Party
In the legends of the American West, the gunslinger was a person to be feared and respected. Many western films glorify the role of the gunfighter.
Dressing in costume as a gun-toting man of the wild west makes a memorable outfit for Halloween or other costume occasions. The costume can be an outlaw, a lawman or a fast-draw cowpoke. Perhaps you always wanted to be Clint Eastwood, James Garner (Maverick), or John Wayne.
Here are the components (gun, boots, holster, hat, etc.) for getting the proper look or you can get a pre-assembled costume that’s ready to wear. Wild West Weekly Nov. 1938 Postcard (shown above) by AmericanRetro.
Poncho or Serape for That Clint Eastwood – Spaghetti Western Gunslinger Look
If you want the honest-to-goodness match for Clint’s poncho, here it is. It’s pricey, but if it is more than you want to spend, look at the other recommendations Amazon has for you. There are some that may serve fine for a one-time costume use.
This is a classic. When you aren’t wearing it, drape it over the back of the sofa for a touch of the southwest in your decor.
Clint Eastwood Western Vest – for a gunslinger or a The Good, The Bad and The Ugly costume
Sheepskin vest, just like you see in the western movies. Maybe this is where Clint gets his?? It is custom-sized for you.
For a more affordable costume, chose the Smiffy’s combo which includes the serape and the vest.